The theme for this episode is a conversation around the intersection of the metal community and craft beer. […]
Danielle Sines is a singer-songwriter for Chicago’s Impulsive Hearts. She sings, shouts, plays guitar and piano, and records […]
Presenting our Chicago Prog Vol. 2 playlist feature. Sixteen tracks were selected from artists working within the progressive rock, progressive metal, art rock, and fusion idioms from our area.
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
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
Featuring 90 minutes of heavy music from some of Chicago’s best metalcore and genre-adjacent groups featuring scene veterans Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, Dead to Fall Oceano to hard-hitting newer bands such as VCTMS, Erabella and Atlanta is Burning.
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.
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. 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.
Our Guest List curator for April is drummer and educator Chris Avgerin. Chris is well-known across multiple genres in Chicago’s music scene and has an impressive resume of projects and bands including Nequient, Varaha, Hedgehog and The Fox along with being respected as a session and live drummer. We asked Chris to curate a 90 minute playlist of music featuring bands from Chicago that he really dug and also interviewed him to get his background and perspective being a professional musician getting through a year of the pandemic.
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.