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My First Excision Concert in Two Words: Astonishing and Electrifying

by brebeierle
Friday, February 8, 2019, I experienced a performance like never before. It’s certain that I wasn’t fully aware of what the hype was all about, until I had consumed the genius escapade myself. In a way, I’m gutted that it took me until now to see such a miraculous and visionary show. Jeff Abel, or […]

Weird Radar Review: Big Dreez – Dreezy

by channaweird
Chicago’s very own, Dreezy released her second studio album January 25, and I’m very impressed! When Dreezy first came out I was still unsure of the vision, because of not knowing much about her, but after seeing her grow more into her own, I’ve been seeing her come together MUCH harder! Dreezy’s first album, No […]

3 Affordable Midwest Music Festivals

by Katy Clark
Mamby on the Beach: $79-$149 Mamby on the Beach is a festival located in Chicago, Illinois at the famous Oak Wood Beach. Usually taking place at the end of June (2019 official dates aren’t released yet), this is a fun festival for all ages. With a sandy beach, laidback vibes, and a beautiful Chicago skyline […]

Discovering New Artists- From Playlist to Performance

by brebeierle
With festival season approaching, it can be easy for us headbangers to only get excited about the vibrant headliners. As much as I love a good ODESZA or Illenium show, I’ve been working on expanding my horizons. So lately, I’ve been exploring and becoming more infatuated with the underrated artists that complete the beautifully complex […]

Up Next: Ayanis

by channaweird
Recently through Instagram, I came across a new artist that’s signed to Atlantic Records, and her name is Ayanis.Ayanis signed to Atlantic in 2017, and to celebrate such a monumental moment in her career, she announced that her EP, Direction, would be released November 16, 2018. I happen to come across her mid-December, I believe, […]

Fyre’s Fuck Up’s: Where Billy McFarland Went Wrong

by Katy Clark
Let me start by saying planning a festival is not easy by any means, there are inevitably some mistakes that will be made along the way, and some level of tolerance and consideration that the audience should have. Being the devils advocate for this horrific outcome would involve thinking how stressful it must have been working […]