Music: The Personal & The Political

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Hi all – thanks for reading. I’ve decided to write something a bit differently with this post because it’s something that has been weighing on me a lot recently.

With all of the messed up, wild, terrifying crap that takes place in the world on a daily basis, it makes sense that many people like to look towards music or other forms of art as not only an outlook for self-expression, but for self-care. Dealing with a break-up, the loss of a friendship, the death of a family member, or anything else that is apart of the human experience – comes with various forms of coping mechanisms.

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New Music Sunday – 2/18/2018


Happy New Music Sunday! Thanks for reading.

If you are an artist or are representing an artist who wants to be featured, please feel free to reach out at

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Show Review: Rostam Delivers an Ethereal Performance Of Debut Solo Album

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Rostam Batmanglij is a man of many talents. If you’re not already aware of his track record as an artist, I’ll give you a rundown. Not only was he a founding member of the insanely successful indie-pop band Vampire Weekend, but has released music under the projects Discovery, collaborated with Hamilton Leithauser and produced and co-wrote music for superstars like HAIM, Carly Rae Jepsen, Declan Mckenna, Frank Ocean, Solange and Charli XCX.

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Show Review: First Aid Kit Heals at The Riviera

Show Review_ First Aid Kit Heals at The Riviera

You would think that with the harmonies about heartbreak and healing, First Aid Kit intentionally named their duo off of what a first aid kit traditionally is used for (the healing part) – but the name was actually a result of a random flip through a dictionary. However, I would say that it’s far more entertaining to pretend that sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg wanted to create music under this stage name because their music can be (and should be) used for a coping mechanism when it comes to the aftermath of a broken relationship.

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New Music Sunday – 2/4/2018

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Happy February! I think I’m not alone when I say how much January lags on – it’s honestly the Monday of months. I’m back with a HUGE list of amazing new music that I’ve been listening to nonstop over the past week. I hope you enjoy!

If you didn’t know, I’ve made two playlists to go along with these posts. One is the current list of tunes featured, and one is the archived version of each song I’ve featured in these posts. Click here and here to follow both on Spotify.

Like I mentioned last week, I have started to receive a few emails/direct messages/etc. with new songs looking for some promotion. If you are a musician and want your song to be featured, don’t hesitate to reach out via email ( or you can reach me via Twitter. Thank you!

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10 Upcoming Shows To See In Chicago


Hello again! I’m back with a new post about some upcoming performances in Chicago that I think are worth checking out. I’ve narrowed it down to ten for the sake of clarity and I tried to keep the shows upcoming in February and early March. I will definitely do another post for shows coming once Spring is finally here since there’s always new shows in Chicago worth talking about.

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