Caryn Egan of the Michael Martin Band talks name change, sound and more!

In close quarters at Smoke Daddy’s in Wicker Park, a four piece took the stage and brought their energy to the Friday night crowd. Mike Martin (vocals/guitar), Caryn Egan (vocals/fiddle), Mikey McKnight (drums) & Lars Lindokken (bass) performed their own material and some great covers. They were also joined by guest bass player Kevin Egan […]

Lauren Starkey talks influences and pirates vs ninjas with September Mourning

What are your biggest influences behind this project ( not necessarily other bands )?  The project itself is a trans media concept project based off of a central storyline…. That being said the influences for this project are widely varied. I took inspiration from movies and books, especially in the fantasy genre. Art and costuming/ clothing […]

EmiSunshine talks about new album, Autism, and being yourself…

Co-Written by Sheryl Clark and Claudia Clark For show review: https://wp.me/p8kKke-O7 For EmiSunshine photo gallery: https://wp.me/p8kKke-OI Upon meeting EmiSunshine, she is this assuming fourteen-year-old young woman who has dazzled audiences around the world (except for Hawaii, as she admits during her show). Having performed on the Today Show as well as The Ryman and The […]

Civil Youth on Their New Album, Working With Bradley Walden of Emarosa and More!

I didn’t get a chance to cover the show when Civil Youth came through Columbus on 6/29 due to my dog having to have surgery, but I was granted this really awesome interview! Check it out! Conversations explores some pretty deep subjects.  On your website it’s described as an album that describes conversations you’ve had […]

Mangrenade on living in the rust belt, political rebellion and violence at shows

Like all great modern things, this interview started on the internet. Myself and Ben Morgan (bass and vocals) of Mangrenade met on a Facebook group dedicated to fans of the band Every Time I Die. He posted about his band and I took a moment to listen to it and was pleasantly surprised for what […]