Here’s our seven featured First Friday submissions for July of 2021. Once again it’s to see some new music and videos from some of our friends in the scene along with some newer artists to discover from around the Chicago metro area. We also will be featuring a few of the submissions in upcoming Rock in Chicago Show podcast episodes later in the month as there are some interesting stories behind the music
Mel Flowers, one of our main curators and bassist for The Secret Lives and Tides Cult chats with […]
This month we’re celebrating LGBTQ+ musicians from Chicago with our PRIDE 2021 playlist.
Our interview guest for our second episode and first Guest Curator for June is visual artist Maura Walsh
Our First Friday new music roundup for June 2021. A feast of ten tunes and videos from a wide range of indie, punk, and metal artists from the Chicago area for your listening and viewing pleasure.
Chris DeQuick, recording engineer and punk scene veteran curates another ninety-minute Chicago punk playlist available on YouTube and Spotify featuring a wide range of up and coming artists and scene veterans
Our featured artist and guest for this episode of the Rock in Chicago Show is Pamela Maurer. Pamela is a musician, multimedia artist and designer who writes and performs with her group Baby Money and The Down Payments. Pamela spent the last year working on and releasing “HLDAY MAGIK” a visual album produced remotely with a team of people spread out across the country. Pamela is also the Guest List curator for this month.
Presenting our First Friday new music list for May, 2021. This month we’re featuring a variety of different […]
Today we’re celebrating curator Melissa Flowers’ birthday. For her birthday, Mel curated a 90-minute playlist of some of her favorite bands from many different scenes and genres from our area.
“I spend the better part of my life creating and listening to music. Over the last 10 years […]
We’re thrilled to announce our Stoner Doom Volume 2 playlist for this week’s, 4/20 celebrations. For this list, […]
We’re thrilled to announce our Stoner Doom Volume 2 playlist for this week’s, 4/20 celebrations. As part of the release of the list we selected Chicago doom metal/stoner rock quartet Black Road as our featured artist for the month of April. Suzi, the lead vocalist from Black Road is one of the co-curators for this volume and we will be featuring her selections along with a few other notable bands over the next week.
Presenting our First Friday new music list for April, 2021. This month we’re featuring a variety of different […]
Hardcore punk music in general is cathartic for me. I eat it and breathe it daily. All of the bands I’ve played in have been fast hardcore punk bands, it’s really a style that identifies with me. With my photography, I’m all about capturing the raw emotion. Especially with Artists that move around and come off more intense, abrasive, or scary. It feels like a chain reaction with the audience. The whole room is engaged. That’s my favorite. I love being in the front and actually being a part of the show.
This was one of our strongest artist submission-driven playlists to date. The majority of bands submitted music stylistically fits in from the indie, post rock, and alternative rock genres. I’ve also added in a few classic tracks from the 90’s, 2000’s and 10’s that I’ve been going back to lately.