Intro & Beginnings Aaron Childs was on to something when he was gifted a drum kit at the age of 2 and turned it into a fort. Now a musician with years of experience under his belt, Aaron speaks of his new EP, No Rewrites, with imaginative enthusiasm I picture his younger self had building […]

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August 9, 2023

Aaron Childs Drops ‘No Rewrites,’ and it’s full of sunshine

Lebanese & Chicago based artist, Reckless Darling drops Gypsy Jazz influenced EP, Thru the Front Door, teaches us the wisdom in wandering.

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July 5, 2023

Reckless Darling Gifts Us a Debut EP with Gypsy Jazz Influence

Underground Brooklyn based artist, Xjermsx, drops ‘Drugs in the Bathroom,’ Ultimate Party Bop is a love letter to NYC by xJermsx

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May 29, 2023

‘Drugs in the Bathroom,’ Ultimate Party Bop is a love letter to NYC by xJermsx

Lola Colette’s music career started earlier than most, but she’s found her own peace and true voice through nature, grounding, and support from others.

artist interview, Music

May 14, 2023

Lola Colette on early feats, nature’s influence, and being a seasoned touring & studio musician by age 21

Australian-born, Chicago-built, LA-based pop singer, TAKARA, builds up tension for her new single, BAD, coming 4/20/23

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April 16, 2023

Takara is a baddie…but she’s better than bad love

Hera Jackson AKA Balkanist Discourse takes us on a sonic adventure by playing ‘what could be.’

artist interview, Music, Queer, Uncategorized

April 9, 2023

Balkanist Discourse plays with color and adventure in third album, Last Dance

Lando bids a farewell to shadow selves with his new single and video, Believe Me Lonely

artist interview, Music, music videos

March 16, 2023

Lando Chill Unmasks with “Believe Me Lonely”

R&B singer and songwriter Manasseh just released his EP, Variations VI: I’ll Be, and it’s around 21 minutes of pure vocal crème de la crème.  The EP opens up ‘I’ll Be: Live Part 1.’ Full of buttery riffs, Manasseh fearlessly climbs sonic mountains with vocal ease. He builds on himself beautifully with a bass that […]

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March 2, 2023

Manasseh drops Variations I: I’ll Be and he assures us of many things…vocal majesty being one

The Fly Honeys are back after a quarantine just in time for PRIDE with a 3 day variety show at Chicago’s gorgeous Thalia Hall featuring Glitter Moneyyy, Dalton Rhodes, Panterah, & more.

art, Drag, liveevent, Music, Queer

June 3, 2022

The Fly Honeys are back with the ultimate PRIDE celebration, a 3 night variety show extravaganza at legendary Thalia Hall

Previously known as Flora, Olive Avenue is back to celebrate their new, matured identity with a Halloween themed single and music video.

Music, music videos

October 28, 2021

Flora is matured, re-imagined, and back in action under new name: Olive Avenue

Takara is an Australian-born, Chicago-built, LA-based singer who possesses not only a powerful voice, but the ability to put her innermost thoughts and feelings into written word. It’s crazy to think she hasn’t been doing this her entire life, because the talent comes so naturally. She’s able to take painful situations and turn them into […]

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August 20, 2021

TAKARA on sharing her soul thru music & moving from Australia –> Chicago –> LA trusting her talent

Artist E-SO$A drops his latest album, Blank Canvas, reflecting on politics, mental health, spirituality, and passion.


March 12, 2021

E-SO$A soothes and schools us in new album, Blank Canvas

Andie talks about her new cathartic music video and how coming out helped free her music and expression.


January 10, 2021

ANDIE’s Soulful Music Explores Sexuality, Femininity, and Self

Late Nite Laundry is back with a dreamier, more entrancing sound than ever featuring guitarist, Ari Lindo’s vocals.


December 11, 2020

Late Nite Laundry, Re-Imagined with new single, “Fantasy.”

Aligned with Bandcamp waiving their Revenue shares, we chatted with 5 Chicago artists who have been using their Q-tine time to crank out new singles and/or albums and provide you a mindful, different type of “Release Radar.” Enjoy these artists’ new projects, and check in with them on how they’ve been adapting, what they miss about their community, and what they’re grateful for.

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May 1, 2020

a ~MINDFUL~ Release Radar

Chicago rapper, Woes, talks about his latest EP, Quarantine, made in complete isolation in two days, his forceful entrance into performing, and the influence of others in his life. Woes’ music has been featured on These Days News and Fake Shore Drive.

Hip hop, Music, rap

April 15, 2020

Chicago’s favorite aunty, woes