“Where have all the musicians been? How have they been feeling during this time?” Kevin Conroy and Sun-Riser reflect on the last year in the band’s upbeat but serious new single.
Fresh tracks: Guardrail, Bumsy and the Moochers, Jacks and Atoms, Erabella, Julian Daniell, Kali Masi and more
Almost entirely new (sorry, Burly Gates!) music and videos from Chicago and suburban artists
Elgin rapper Nehemiah Heckler offers gratitude and encouragement with his upbeat and uplifting new single.
“You can really take someone somewhere with music,” said Lee DeWyze, the former Mount Prospect singer-songwriter who rose to fame on season nine of “American Idol.” And DeWyze is hoping to do just that with his new “Ghost Stories” release and tour bringing him to Evanston’s SPACE on Friday.
Fresh tracks: Cameron Forbes, Fluorescents, Sincere Engineer, Lever, Alex Bracy, The Darling Suns and more
Fresh new music and videos released recently by Chicago and suburban artists
The band stays true to its punk-inspired heritage with its new catchy single and video, juxtaposing inspiration with a sobering twist and a driving beat.
“I felt like I needed to release them out into the world to get it off my chest or feel better.” Savanna Dickhut tackles more personal songwriting for Burr Oak’s debut album.
‘We only live once’: In new ‘Merry Go Round’ video, Mel Senese explores cycles of negativity, depression
Singer-songwriter Mel Senese had had enough. And her song (and the new video) “Merry Go Round” helped her figure out what was wrong.
Fresh tracks: Cleveland Avenue, JORDY, Jacks and Atoms, Jack the Acquaintance, R Avenue, Sonta and more
New music and videos straight from the Chicago and suburban scenes
Violet Crime’s Jeff MIlls has got a bone to pick with you … and with himself.
“I want to know not how do you think I was feeling when I wrote this song, but how did this make you feel?”
Premiere: Wild Gravity injects a little optimism into our recovery with debut single, video ‘Comatose’
Ken Ugel and Phil O’Reilly try an uplifting tactic with the debut single from the new project Wild Gravity.
Fresh tracks: Overclocked, Burr Oak, Each Day, Chnnll, Tatiana Hazel, Jason Benefield, Todd Kessler, Divisor
Recent music and video releases from Chicago and the suburbs
Some days can be a dream. Others can feel like a disaster. OK Cool’s delightful and relatable new video for the recent single “Divers” captures that feeling.
Fresh tracks: Dream Alazia, Dog Spelled Backwards, Andrew Belle, Courtney Stone, Indoorsmen, The Shades and more
Recent video and music releases from the Chicago and suburban music scenes
Heavy metal rockers celebrate the birthday of the late Ronnie James Dio; country and folk artists play Chill Nation in Buffalo Grove; Everclear heads up Summerland Tour; Tony Ocean plays the suburbs; and catch new music from Everyday Fantastic.
Chvrlie Mike Cleveland Avenue Fools’ Brew Scores Burly Gates Face Time Police Goof Jessica Ever
“We just let the songs form themselves, and God kind of provided the message we wanted to get out.”
Fresh tracks: Real Friends, Tiny Kingdoms, Young Detectives, Jordy, I Ya Toyah, Brandon James and more
New songs and videos from the Chicago and suburban music scenes
Christian Moreno’s pandemic year turned into a time of artistic expression and discovery.