Chicago Mixtape is the brainchild of Casey Meehan. Subscribers receive an email every week that includes a free mix tape of Chicago bands with upcoming shows in the city. The service keeps your iTunes fresh with trending music. In addition, Chicago Mixtape holds a live music series that features mix tape alumni at some of [...]
Burlington, Ontario natives Sandman Viper Command destroy the competition when it comes to bluesy garage pop. My first experience with them was during our second trip to play NXNE 2011 in Toronto, Canada. As it goes with most city music festivals that feature a marathon of bands, I stumbled in on these guys because the bar they were playing at offered free booze.
I met Jesse Gentry a few years ago on the set of a short film about zombies, cowboys and robots from space. The dude has a weird style that is nothing short of macabre. Lately, I have been very impressed with his photographs. They involve small-scale models and figurines that he builds in his apartment [...]
Audiotree is one of my favorite companies to discover new music. Based out of Chicago, the company wears many belts, including live sessions, band interviews, sponsorships and artist management. Since the recent inception of the company, they have interviewed and recorded a hundred great bands and counting, both local to Chicago and touring acts.