Homme Dancers Choreographed by Erin Kilmurray

HOMME | Live & Wise at Hideout Chicago

HOMME — Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart — performed for a sold out show at the Hideout in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood this past Tuesday night. For those who knew the duo, this steal of a show at $5 was an absolute must-see. Everyone else who ended up there left with a dazed and profound sparkle in their … Continue reading

Monte Booker and Smino of Chicago

Monte Booker | Two Beats Ahead of the Game

A truly fresh sound, despite the thousands of new producers who emerge on Soundcloud every week, doesn’t come around too often. When you do find one, marked by a consistent and emotional flair on bedroom uploads or an unfamiliar and exceptional charm to big name releases, cherish that sound. It’s jarring and packed with beats, pauses, and ribbons … Continue reading

Sonic Week Rilke Curve

Sonic Week 11.12: Rilke Curve

“It seems to me that almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension, which we feel as paralysis because we no longer hear our astonished emotions living. Because we are alone with the unfamiliar presence that has entered us; because everything we trust and are used to is for a moment taken away from us; … Continue reading


Sonic Week 10.26: Skippin’ Charm Trip

This Sonic Week Playlist is curated by John Staughton, man of the months & writer extraordinaire, creator of literary launcher Sheriff Nottingham & so much more. Elevate your listening with his words beside each tune — maybe you’ll recognize the feeling. We’re all sonic explorers. Enjoy this true beauty treat. Pleading waves of sound tug your … Continue reading

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Sonic Week 10.12: Dope Hope

Wait for the day when Hope is Dope, When living air is life and up there really is just blue, And water is wet only when it’s inside of you // Crave the day that starts only when your eyes open wide, To the cue of mint breath — unopened, white, light, Soaking in presence, still twirling from gravity and … Continue reading

AmbILyrics x Mosher Show Chicago music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: AmbI Lyrics X Mosher Show

It’s a sunny Chicago day and Mosher Show visits AmbI Lyrics‘ house to paint a mural on her wall, the future home of Soul Food Sundays and creativity haven for networking and visual/musical expression. Watch Mosher piece together a spin on two of his iconic spray characters to the elegant and mystic beat of AmbI … Continue reading

Shlick Smit Chicago Fresh still "On Tour" Live Performance

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep2: Shlick Smit

He hops from coast to coast, but holds strong connections in Chicago along the way. Meet Shlick Smit, an MC with a mission to express himself through rhythm and poetry if nowhere else will listen. On the daily, he works his flow with others to BUILD like it’s never been done before, leaving each town better … Continue reading


Tambour – Chapitre I

Sucking fresh breaths from Montreal’s classical music scene is Simon P. Castonguay, better known with thick keys below hands as Tambour. Chapitre I is made of 4 visceral scenes of music, and it’s a contemplative treat for any time, any day, any place, and anyone. Composed to the tune of exploration, Chapitre I is for those who delight in … Continue reading

Photo by Benjamin Roy

Sonic Week 8.25: Burning Up

Must cook if we want to eat. Let the world be simple again. I am constantly chasing the itch to self-discover, to learn from potential negatives by never accepting their definition as such as the definitive point of anything. The point is no point is known, and to consider each point a point is to lose the … Continue reading

Chicago Fresh Promo Stills

VIDEO PREMIERE: Chicago Fresh Ep1: [dope] TENNIS SHOES

Nosferatune debuts its Chicago artist showcase series — Chicago Fresh — with an intimate video of Tennis Shoes, a musician bound only for the no-boundaries, future-sound hip hop cry. Falsetto soliloquies churn into rapping poetry before we can even put our sneaks into a shoebox on the closet shelf. Get familiar with the softer side … Continue reading


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