Noname: Room 25

Noname was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Starting as a poet, much of Noname’s music includes the spoken word style, as well as soulful elements like piano riffs, ...

The Kooks: Let’s Go Sunshine

The Kooks have been a big name in alternative music for a long time, forming in 2004 and releasing their debut album “Inside In/Inside Out” in 2006. Their debut was an instant hit, innovative enough to bring th...

Blood Orange: Negro Swan

Dev Hynes starts "Negro Swan"exactly where "Freetown Sound" left off. He continues his message of empowerment to those that are underrepresented but in an entirely different sonic landscape. Hynes has always be...

Beach Bunny: Prom Queen

Over the summer I became obsessed with Beach Bunny, a Chicago-based band that started off as an acoustic solo act formed by Lili Trifilio. After two solo EPs, “ANIMALISM” and “Pool Party,”Trifilio was joined by...