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  • Shiloh

    Shiloh

    Rambunctious local rockers Shiloh have a knack for hodgepodges that feel slightly, delightfully off: their songs might contain any combination of playful bar-rock piano, poppy 60s harmony vocals, pained alt-country bleating, fuzzy slacker riffs, garage-band jangle, somber country slide guitar, and acoustic antifolk strumming.

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  • Emil Landman

    Emil Landman

    As a solo artist, Emil is humble, but those who have heard him play now know, that it’s only a matter of time before he will join the bigger names. The lyrics are pure, personal, yet universal and the melodies are incredibly catchy without being “Pop”

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  • The Film Society

    The Film Society

    The Film Society can be seen and heard all around Chicago performing infectious pop songs with nothing but an acoustic guitar, a single mic, and an endearing wit. Combining playful, emotive lyrics with British Invasion grooves, 1960s folk rock melodies, bossa nova chords, and gypsy jazz rhythms, TheFilm Society creates a soulful sound that feels like a long-lost 1965 album that you dug up in some dusty attic…and that was made just for you. Today.

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  • Project Film

    Project Film

    Project Film began as an idea meant mainly for instrumental tracks, like those found in the soundtracks of films (as heard on the track “Ink”). Songwriter and Tandem Shop owner, Sam McAllister, would record tracks in his parent’s basement in a small suburb of Minneapolis, MN and place them in a folder on his computer titled “Project Film,” thus the name. Horrible lack of name originality aside, the idea then grew to become a composition of two friends from high school, McAllister and close friend Megan Frestedt, who both moved to Chicago to attend school.

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  • Little Light

    Little Light

    Little Light is comprised of two very talented Chicago musicians Gia Margaret and Alain de Dourtenay. Alain de Courtenay writes songs rooted in sparse, unaffected, yet altogether powerful poetry.

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  • Christine Kent

    Christine Kent

    About Christine Kent Her guitar and voice have taken her throughout North America and Central America. She has played in Chicago, Atlanta’s Hard Rock Cafe, benefits and festival events around Atlanta – and all over the Midwest. This stellar solo artist ‘accidentally’ wound up at a Chicago suburban night spot and blew away every band on stage at a Battle of the Bands in June 2010. One girl with a guitar… Chicago’s North Side got a small taste of Christine’s […]

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  • Xoe Wise

    Xoe Wise

    About Xoe Wise Chicago singer-songwriter Xoe Wise has just released her sophomore album, Archive of Illusions, which reached #41 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and was immediately placed in the music store’s “New and Noteworthy” section. Originally from a small town on the ocean in North Carolina, Wise moved to Chicago to pursue a music career. She burst onto the scene in 2009, collaborating with Ethan Stoller on her debut album, Echo. Stoller has contributed music to the DVD extras […]

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  • Harris & The Mood

    Harris & The Mood

    What started out as a typical summer day in Chicago quickly gave way to the treachery of impending thunderstorms and overcast skies.  Of course this all took place as a phalanx of rooftopers were converging on Navy Pier.  After much discussion and debate it was decided to damn the torpedoes and push forth regardless of the weather.   And boy are we glad we did.  What followed was none other than the full-bodied resurgence of that sweet motown sound, complete […]

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  • Bassel and the Supernaturals

    Bassel and the Supernaturals

    About Bassel and the Supernaturals Bassel Al-Madani’s sophomore effort, Submerged, was released in June 2010 at Used Kids Records in Columbus, Ohio. His first full-length album led to an array of interviews, write ups, and shows within the Midwest and Northeast regions. Shortly after the conclusion of his first four-week tour, Bassel was invited to perform at the Pelotonia opening ceremony with The Counting Crows & Augustana in the bike ride to end cancer. Since his relocation to Chicago in the fall […]

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