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Drive 'N Drag

Drive 'N Drag: Chicago

2020-08-07

Drive 'N Drag: Chicago was a 3 day, 6 show event that took place August 7th-9th. This event was different from most Drag shows. The reason being the entire crowd was social distancing, but in a parking lot with a stage in front of you and LED Jumbotrons to help everyone see. You might think that people may be detered because of this and Covid but instead it was the exact opposite. The turn out was phenomenal. So many people came out, many in drag. It was truly awesome to see.

As you drive in to the show, you have to get your ticket scanned but not by normal ticket scanners. They had local drag queens from Chicago scanning tickets out front with added to the atmosphere. I loved it ....

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By Alexandra Geshel

Baby FuzZ

Baby FuzZ

Welcome To The Future

Album Review

2020/08/07

Following up on 2019's debut album Plastic Paradise, Baby FuzZ is preparing to release his sophomore concept album Welcome To The Future. The first single "Weekend Blues" was an bopping satirical take on working all week and then not really having anything to look forward to on the weekend.

With the full album set to drop later this fall, we got a surprise second track released showing us that Baby FuzZ will not be pigeon holed into one genre. "We're All Gonna Die!!!" would be depressing if it wasn't so fun to listen too. With all proceeds from the song supporting Doctor's Without Borders

Having written with and for a wide variety of artists such as...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Slow Dakota

Time Thieves

By: Alexandra Geshel

2020/07/21

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jonathan Pool from Time Thieves Having recently released their debut album "SPACE" on July 1st, this was a perfect chance to find out a little more about what makes the band who they are.

OfficialIndie.com (OI): You guys released a new album, how awesome is that! What can you tell me about it?

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Slow Dakota

Victory Kid

By: Alexandra Geshel

2020/07/17

I had the awesome pleasure of sitting down with Harrison Nida, frontmen of the band Victory Kid! Victory Kid hails from California. They currently have a brand new single and music video out called "Stepping Out". As such, this was the perfect chance to find out a little more about what makes the band who they are.

OfficialIndie.com (OI): You guys released a new Music Video and single, how awesome is that! What can you tell me about it?

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Time Thieves

Time Thieves

Space

Album Review

2020/07/01

Hailing from Chicago, IL, Time Thieves will be dropping their debut album, SPACE, this Friday, July 3rd. Look for it on CD and Digital formats on Anxious and Angry Records.

A super group of local musicians, each successful on their own, they realized this is the right time to come together to release this collaborative album. Pulling at the vibe of 90's alt rock, it reminds the listener of early Weezer.

"Message", the albums third track, has a catchy riff...
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By Ken Kohlmeier

Wise Man's Fear

The Wise Man's Fear

Valley of Kings

Album Review

2020/05/29

The Wise Man's Fear latest album, Valley of Kings, is set to drop this Friday, May 29th. The Metalcore / Fantasycore band, originating from Indianapolis, IN, will be their first release through SharpTone Records.


The album showcases the band's range, with super heavy hitting songs like "The Cave", and contrasting softer metal ballad type songs such as, "The River and the Rock". All well written songs and none feel like filler. The song, "The River and the Rock" was perfectly placed as the 7th track, as it gives...
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By Heriberto Gallegos

Slow Dakota

Slow Dakota

Interview

By: Alexandra Geshel

2020/04/22

Fort Wayne Indiana's PJ Sauerteig, better known to the music world as Chicago’s very own transplanted son, Slow Dakota, is best known for blending Baroque Pop, Folk, Classical, and Electronic from certain composers.

Slow Dakota started releasing music in 2012 from his Columbia University dorm room. Being a very reclusive artist means he has never toured and has only done a handful of live shows. This makes the experience even more memorable!...

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Motives

Motives

Death Throes

Album Review

2020/03/13

MOTIVES new 2020 album, Death Throes, which drops Friday, March 13th is a super emotional and engaging piece from start to finish. The hard rock/post-hardcore band from Cleveland, Ohio brings the heaviness to your ears with not only relatable lyrics but also the flowing riffs, powerful breakdowns, and an emotional ride of varying emotions from start to finish.

This 11 track post-harcore masterpiece has a song for every feeling ranging from life struggles such as self image in "If The Accident Will" to the constant mental battles of ones self which are emphasized in Track 5 "Burn Through Me". My first time listening through the album was a rollercoaster in my own thoughts of past experiences in my life that seemed to have a matching track that describes exactly how I felt at that given time... ...
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By Keenan Beals

We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans

2020-03-05

Ten years ago, six friends decided to get together and make music. Ten years ago these six friends made their first record album called "To Plant a Seed". Fast forward to today and the fans are still playing that same album. The only difference is now, we sadly lost Kyle but his memory will never be forgotten.

This is only the second time We Came As Romans has toured since Kyle Pavone passed away. This tour is different than the last because they are celebrating and playing "To Plant a Seed" for the last time. Before the show started the crowd was chanting "For Kyle!". It was heartwarming and it's nice to see the fans keeping his memory alive. Also before the band took the stage, a video began to play of all of the band members talking about this album and how it all began. At the very end, I could of swore everyone was on the verge of tears, because at the end of the video....

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By Alexandra Geshel



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