INTERVIEW: Showoff's Chris Messer Reflects on the Band's Past, Present and Future

INTERVIEW: Showoff's Chris Messer Reflects on the Band's Past, Present and Future

Beloved Chicago pop-punk band Showoff first formed back in 1997 and found their place in the swiftly growing pop-punk scene when they released their landmark self-titled third album in the late 90's. Flash forward nearly twenty years to 2014, and the band had just reunited for the first time in years to begin playing together once more, practicing and eventually writing what would become their 2017 comeback release, Midwest Side Story. Just when the now massive pop-punk genre needs these veterans the most, they've returned with a new found energy and the same old love for music that they had when they first formed. 

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INTERVIEW: Chris Baum of Bent Knee Talks "Land Animals" Returning to Colorado & Future Plans

INTERVIEW: Chris Baum of Bent Knee Talks "Land Animals" Returning to Colorado & Future Plans

Bent Knee have had a whirlwind of a year so far, and it's still far from over. The Boston art-rock band is in the midst of tour dates in support of their recently released album, Land Animal, which brings listeners on a journey through commentary on today's globalized society and how people continue to evolve in a world of ever-growing complexity. As the band's Chris Baum says, we're living in a pivotal moment in human history, and Land Animal is a direct reflection of that.

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INTERVIEW: Culprit Discuss Their New Album, "SONDER" & Growth Over The Years

INTERVIEW: Culprit Discuss Their New Album, "SONDER" & Growth Over The Years

LA ambient-rock band Culprit have been through quite a few changes and obstacles throughout their years together, but they've learned to roll with the punches and make the best out of any situation and their newest release and first full-length album, SONDER is a direct reflection of that. The album centers around the realization and knowledge that each person is living a life as vivid and complex as your own, something that the band knows quite a bit about, having gone through a few member changes throughout the years. SONDER finds Culprit at a high, and they plan on riding it out as the year winds down. With the album out now, the band is working to bring their show on the road soon. 

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Q&A with El Mar

Q&A with El Mar

Joey Primero has come a long way from singing Selena to friends and family when she was just a kid. The former publicist is now hard at work as a solo artist, creating and performing under the name El Mar, but the transformation from a music lover to the confident singer you see and hear now didn't happen overnight. Following a musical childhood, Primero attended Berklee College of Music where she further developed as a writer before diving into the PR side of the industry and eventually creating music as El Mar. 

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Q&A with Nora Rothman: "I Always Hope to Make People Feel Something"

Q&A with Nora Rothman: "I Always Hope to Make People Feel Something"

Today, Nora Rothman is celebrating the release of her debut self-titled EP! Hailing from Hollywood nobility as the daughter of Tom Rothman (Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment) and Jessica Harper, it was inevitable that the folk/soul songstress would find herself drawn to the world of entertainment and music, and her debut EP is the result of years of experience, soul searching and finding herself. Although she has dabbled in acting and political work, Rothman ultimately found her own place in music, which gave her relief while struggling with anxiety disorder. 

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