Laps Around The Sun: Ziggy Alberts at Union Stage This Week

Ziggy Alberts will be taking the stage and gracing US with his Australian folk charm on June 24th, joined by fellow singer-songwriter Garrett Kato. Ziggy Alberts hails from Byron Bay, Australia, delivering acoustic jams clearly inspired by his life on the coast. His music has a lightness to it while still winding through important themes of […]

Legacy Visualized: Jamila Woods at Union Stage This June

In four days, Chicago multidisciplinary artist, Jamila Woods, will be performing her new record, LEGACY! LEGACY! at Union Stage (show is SOLD OUT). An unparalleled powerhouse, Woods shows no sign of slowing down, and I would highly recommend getting to see her in such an intimate setting before the size of room catches onto her […]

Quiet Signs: An Interview with Jessica Pratt

On May 17th, Jessica Pratt will be gracing the Miracle Theatre with her sibylline siren calls. Almost alien, her other-worldly voice is both warm and tinny; distant and intimate; foreign and familiar. Put more simply, her music can feel impossible to accurately describe. On her most recent album, Quiet Signs, the elusive song-writer has created […]

Groove Rebounded: Stephen Malkmus and Eleanor Friedberger at Union Stage

This Sunday, Union Stage will be hosting prolific songwriters, Eleanor Friedberger and Stephen Malkmus. On their latest records, both artists have taken a more synthetic and nuanced approach to their song-writing and compositions. With stylistic imprints ranging from krautrock and post-punk to gothic synth-pop, the pairing of Friedberger and Malkmus is a glorious gift from […]

Surfing Before Sunrise: Talking Travel, Inspiration and Rainy Days with Irish Producer/Songwriter Talos

Maybe its obvious to say, but its easy to forget how important a role geography plays in our perspective. Far Out Dust—the latest album from Irish producer-songwriter Talos—finds Eoin French taking stock in his life and motivations as he traversed from his native Ireland, to such far of locales as Los Angeles, Iceland and New York […]

The Great Equalizer: Run River North on Recording, Self-Assurance and this Strange Thing Called the Internet

By condensing from a sextet to a trio, Los Angeles’ Run River North has streamlined their indie folk sound, offering a sharper and more direct version of the band, as heard in their latest singles, “40g,” “Rearview” and “Hands Up.” Their new approach both widens the scope of their sound, adding synthpop and stadium rock influences, […]