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

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

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

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

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

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

Sonic Week 8.13: Trip Tree / Tennessee

We roll and we bounce, we glide and we cut up on this floating rock that pulses with trend and tension and flavor. Everything’s to miss when there’s something everywhere, where levels and consistency are fierce with inconsistencies, where too much is not enough for you. As we whimper over nothing real, the sun will fog … Continue reading

PHOTOS: The O’My’s @ Wicker Park Fest 2015

Every time I see The O’My’s, I wonder how their sound hasn’t looped around the world yet. Chicago hardly even knows about how good this music is — Wicker Park Fest might’ve been packed last Saturday, but these six brass-crooning, soul-feelin’ purveyors of modern blues deserve a larger audience for the vibes they throw down live. Maceo … Continue reading