Interview and Live Photos: Petit Biscuit talks pump-up songs, birthdays and CGI before show at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall

Petit Biscuit, born Mehdi Benjelloun, is an 18-year-old French DJ and tropical house producer, who released his debut album, Presence, in November 2017. He performed his classical and electronic inspired music at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall this week, and also spoke with us about his inspirations, musical roots and favorite pump-up song before the show. Continue Reading

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Loose Buttons headline a night of good vibes in Brooklyn with All-caps LADD and B.Miles

New York natives, Loose Buttons, performed alongside All-caps LADD and B.Miles at Alphaville in Brooklyn on November 30th. I had never been to the small Bushwick bar before. With its quirks (intensely graffitied bathroom, and hanging photo of Lana Del Rey surrounded by fairy lights) and happy hour chicken nuggets, it proved to be quite a cool place to hold last Thursday night’s show. Continue Reading

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Pop-rap duo Jack and Jack bring out fans to the Showbox on a cold Seattle night

Jack and Jack are a pop-rap duo that has come a long way since their beginnings on Vine. Hundreds of fans were waiting outside in the cold Seattle weather to see the two perform at The Showbox. They are joined by Olivia O’Brien who performed songs off her new album, It’s Not That Deep. Before she came on stage a fan was gathering girls together and telling them, “We have to sing super loud to every song. I want her to feel so loved.” Continue Reading

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The Barr Brothers charm and enchant Sixth and I Synagogue in D.C. (with Nathan Moore)

The Sixth and I Historic Synagogue might have just been the perfect DC venue for what turned out to be a simplistically beautiful concert. Nathan Moore and the Barr Brothers both heavily folk based groups were able to shine and make a building with high ceilings and greater implications feel intimate and warm. Continue Reading

2 weeks ago

ODESZA bring out all their friends at sold out show in Chicago (with Sofi Tukker)

Dramatic lights and a powerful bass dazzled and resonated around the room as smoke and confetti cannons rained over crowded during last week’s ODESZA show at UIC Pavilion. The chillwave electropop duo played a sensational set at the sold out show. Not a single attendee was sitting down from start to end, with an arena full of light, color, and dancing. Throughout the show, ODESZA brought out a lineup of guests from their latest album, “A Moment Apart”, that included WYNNE, Naomi Wild, and Leon Bridges. The tour brought together ODESZA’s hits from previous albums as well as newer chart topping songs. Continue Reading

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Cannibal Corpse tear down Irving Plaza in New York City, 30 years into their career

Cannibal Corpse tore down Irving Plaza Wednesday night to celebrate the release of their newest record “Red Before Black”. After almost 30 years of being one of the biggest names in death metal, they are still grinding out insane and fresh content, which is impressive to say the least. Continue Reading

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Mainland, The Wrecks and The Technicolors hit New York City’s Mercury Lounge as part of the Robot Army Tour

For the past month, The Wrecks have been touring the United States on their Robot Army Tour, bringing along bands Vesperteen, Mainland, and The Technicolors. I had a chance to see the tour in New York City, with Mainland and The Technicolors, two of my personal favorite bands, as openers. Continue Reading

3 weeks ago

Hatebreed headline a night of hardcore metal at Worcester, MA’s Palladium (with Twitching Tongues, Code Orange and Dying Fetus)

The line at the Palladium wrapped around the block as people waited to be let in to see one of the hardest tours of the year: Twitching Tongues, Code Orange, Dying Fetus, and Hatebreed. Continue Reading

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