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The 1975: New Song

by Ben LaScola
The 1975’s new single, “Give Yourself a Try” encourages fans to bet on themselves.    The 1975 released a highly anticipated music video for their new single “Give Yourself a Try” on Thursday, May 31st. The single is the first peak at the band’s forthcoming studio album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The hype […]

Courtney Barnett Brings An Unlikely Summer Hit

by Jesse Drake
Most music critics would anticipate the first “summer album” to come from one of the several dozen pop or rap artists that headline radio hits and big time music festivals, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.   Courtney Barnett, with her almost spoken word singing and deadpan humor, has brought about a unique […]

The Other – King Tuff Settles Down with Trippy, Thoughtful New Album

by Ben LaScola
     Kyle Thomas was making music with a keyboard and drum kit before he was seven years old. After high school, Thomas played with various bands including folk revivalists Feathers, and J. Mascis’s stoner metal band Witch before creating the stage persona King Tuff. The name comes from a play on Thomas’s initials and […]

Savoy Performs to Intimate Crowd at Local Chicago Venue – Review & Photos

by Erin Riedl
On Saturday, Feb. 25, electronic rock trio, Savoy, tweeted, “Going to be legendary tonight Chicago. Completely sold out, we’re bringing out all the stops”. This tweet promised a legendary performance and Savoy did not disappoint. React Presents and Silver Wrapper hosted Savoy at the First Ward Chop Shop in Chicago, on the tenth stop of their “Tomorrow […]

Album Review: Hello Clouds Remixes

by Ashley Eyes
Some music snobs loathe remixes, but many electronic fans revel in the chance to hear a different take on a song that they love. Remixing a song, for true artists, is not about being on-trend; it’s about taking a song you admire and letting your imagination take it somewhere it hasn’t already been. For those […]

Metallica’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct – Review

by David Gagnon
It’s been a long eight years since Metallica put out Death Magnetic.  With positive responses to the singles that had been released before the album itself, expectations were fairly high for Hardwired…To Self Destruct. Not to mention Metallica has a tendency to work at their own pace, shown by how they promised an eventual album release […]