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Photos | Madi Diaz + Olivia Barton @ The Sinclair

If there were any doubt about the amazing talents of Madi Diaz, they were most certainly laid to rest Thursday evening at The Sinclair. Touring behind her sixth full-length release Weird Faith, Diaz and long-time collaborator Adam Popick wove through a set comprised of fan-favorites and new releases—barely a month old—which had the audience swaying and singing along as if they’d been listening to them for years. Not enough can be said about Diaz’s ability of to fill an entire venue—not only with music, but with emotion—using only minimal instrumentation and a voice capable of not just drawing you in,…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.26.24

Songs we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. It Goes Quiet // Razor Braids Crazy, Baby // Bnny Era Primavera // Chicano Batman Sometimes // Wilderado Disposable Camera // Anna Tivel Rosemary // Donovan Woods The Echo // Kyshona Involuntary Solitary // Gentlemen Rogues Broken Man // St. Vincent Diving in After You // Caiola Good Evening // Jesper Lindell Sober // Tish Melton Won’t Be Worried Long // Wonder Women of Country

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The Music Savage Show | 03.01.2024

The Music Savage Show · March 1st, 2024 Remember the MTV show 120 Minutes? I’ve been watching episodes online and they’ve taken me back to when that music was the soundtrack to my younger days! I celebrate that show in the first set playing some of the songs that were huge video hits in the eighties. I’ll also play you some great songs from my gigantic Bandcamp collection, shout out one of my favorite WMFO shows with a set featuring plenty of horn filled tunes, let you know about some amazing albums out for new music Friday, spice it up…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.19.24

Songs we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Hidden Day // Lilly Hiatt May Ninth // Khruangbin fool // adrianne lenker No One But You // Golden Everything Conocerla // Reyna Tropical Cicadas // Ken Pomeroy Kindergarten Heart // Shaina Hayes Fédon // Kaïa Kater One More Night // Miko Marks (ft. Tré Burt) Bean Fields // Shannon & The Clams Sha La La // Winnetka Bowling League Where’s Paradise // Daniel Romano Flight to JFK (Alt Version) // Theo Kandel x Evan Honer When I Was Younger // Bonny Light Horseman As You Are //…

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The Music Savage Show | 02.23.2024

The Music Savage Show · February 23rd, 2024 The new show is your golden ticket to a magical set of tunes. I kick things off with a set of rock ‘n’ roll songs you know you want right now! We’ll also celebrate the coming Leap Day in song, say happy birthday to George Harrison and Johnny Cash with a selection of excellent songs from each artist, hear some fantastic tracks from a handful of albums out today on new music Friday, set your speakers on fire with the hottest new #Hottakes, and a whole lot more! Playlist: Akira Kurosawa –…

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Photos | Illiterate Light + Caiola @ The Sinclair

Returning for the first time since opening for Rayland Baxter in 2019, Illiterate Light brought their headlining tour to The Sinclair last Saturday night and once again left us all better for having attended. This dynamic duo of Jeff Gorman and Jake Cochran, known for their DIY ethos and top-of-throat rock anthems, continue to redefine the indie music scene—and their own style—with their electrifying performances. Their recent show was no exception, showcasing a blend of raw energy, heartfelt lyrics, and an engaging stage presence that had every one of us singing, dancing and already eagerly awaiting their return to the…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.12.24

Songs we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Care // Hana Vu Sister Andre // Pokey LaFarge Letter To Myself // The Wandering Hearts Nobody’s Watching // Louisa Stancioff Bored // Waxahatchee Someone to Dance With // Robby Hecht The Drugs Did Me // Aaron Lee Tasjan Scarlet Tongues // The Glass Hours Birdseye // Babehoven Another Broken Heart // Wonder Women of Country Tender // The Ballroom Thieves Foam // Royel Otis Dollar Bill Bar // Sierra Ferrell Raised In The Ashes // J.M. Clifford Such Love Does // Andrea von Kampen Cartagena // Reyna…

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The Music Savage Show | 02.16.2024

The Music Savage Show · February 16th, 2024 On the new show my sister takes the first hour of the broadcast with three excellent sets of curated tunes designed to hit you right in the feels! You’ll also hear a whole bunch of songs from albums out today, get a taste of our new #Hottakes, and so much more! It’s always a great time when I have visitors in the studio with me, and especially fantastic when it is a sibling. I do hope you enjoy! Playlist: Saints – The BreedersOne Fine Day – David Byrne & Brian EnoPeace Blossom…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.05.24

Songs we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Mood Ring // Dehd Burial Ground // The Decemberists always // brother bird Death Valley Honeymoon // Dustin Kensrue (feat. Cat Clyde) Next Time Around // Liam Kazar Don’t Forget Me // Maggie Rogers Floating On A Moment // Beth Gibbons Mood Swings // Marcus King Shake Shake // Jon Muq Jeans // Agender For Months Now // Madi Diaz Lay by Your Side // Christopher Paul Stelling Obsessed // Bridget Kearney

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The Music Savage Show | 02.09.2024

The Music Savage Show · February 9th, 2024 Today’s show kicks things off with some guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll to kick your day into gear! We’ll get all romantic like with some conversation heart themed songs to share with your significant other, continue the Valentine vibes with a few love songs, take a listen to albums released two years ago this week, follow that up with tunes from a few albums out today on new music Friday, and heat up the day with a few super spicy #Hottakes numbers! Playlist: Don’t Stop – Razor BraidsLaughing in the Sugar Bowl…

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