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Payasa

If you don’t know about hardcore band Payasa, you’re a clown and missing out big time. Fronted by a badass woman this band speaks their mind and has killer songs. Recently they opened up for Kharma, Dare and Year Of The Knife which was a pretty big show for them. At the show finding out …

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Habitats

This interview was long over due and I’m hella stoked to have it out. Habitats are a sick band from Chicago. Pulling inspirations from different genres. The band itself focuses on their sound and music then categorizing themselves. Their EP “Live Love Laugh Now Cry Later” has to be one of my favorite releases from …

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Dare

OC straight edge band Dare has been fucking killing it recently. They just finished a run with Chicagos very own Kharma. Their last album “Against All Odds” shows their roots from Fullerton, CA and being a straight edge band. I got to talk with them first night of the tour at Beat Kitchen about the …

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Porcupine

It’s been three years since I’ve sat and talked with these guys. After a change in line up, a new EP called “The Sibyl,” plus playing shows with Gulch and Drain. They have been killing it recently. I’m stoked to finally have this out for you all to get some insight on what they’ve been …

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Break The Cycle

For being a band for less than a year, Break the Cycle has crushed it the past few months. The Chicago crossover is made up of Nick on vocals, Orlando on drums, Ace on bass, Ryan on guitar and Daegan on drums. The five piece played their first ever show opening for hardcore band Pain …

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Instill

Instill has been killing it in the hardcore scene. For only being a band for two months, one demo out, and having played only two shows- they’re onto big things. The demo was released on Nov 15 last year and it has tons of potential. Insane riffs and some sick two stepping parts. They recently …

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Commoner

The shoegaze, dreamy, alternative band, Commoner is a band for everyone. If you’re big on laid back dancy type of sound, this is a band for you. The trio is based out of Tucson, Arizona. Romin Mattison (Vocals/Guitar), Matthew Bryant (Bass), and Isaac Stockton (Drums) are the ones who make up the band.  “I think …

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X Will Mark The Place

X Will Mark The Place is a dancy hardcore punk band. I’m stoked to put out this interview with vocalist Eric Centeno. Their mix of hardcore, noise and punk will get you up and two stepping. Since summer the band has been playing killer shows, singing songs from their EP “Babble.” Two new tracks “Panhead” …

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Double Identity

Looking for a new young pop-rock band? Double Identity has you covered. The band consists of twin sisters, Arden Kurhayez (vocals/guitar) and Courtney Kurhayez (vocals/drums). They are based out of the suburbs of Chicago. Music has always been around for them since their childhood years.  Back in 2018 their debut EP “Small Talk” was released. …

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Action/Adventure

I remember seeing these guys play in a garage in the suburbs back in 2018. Three years later they opened up for Real Friends at Bottom lounge. It was long over due that I did an interview with them but we made it happen. We talked about their latest Ep, their well deserved success and …

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Muted Color

After two years shoe- gaze band from Chicago, Muted Color hit the stage at Bottom Lounge. They band opened up for Chicago legends, Real Friends. Opening the show with fellow locals Action/Adventure and Wilmette. I caught up with them before the big show to chat. We talked about new music, favorite shows, and goals for …

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Cleveland Avenue

It has been three years since the last time I’ve sat down with the band. A lot has happened since then. New music, amazing music videos, and being written about In Alternative Press. Their latest Ep “The Things Better Left Unsaid” is one of my favorite releases of the year. We had tons to talk …

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Fluorescents

Here’s my interview with Chicago local pop punk band Fluorescents. Lately these guys have been killing it. Releasing two new singles and blowing up on Tik Tok. I was thrilled to be able to sit and chat with three fourths of the band. All their links are down below. Make sure you go check them …

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Tr3y 5ive

Looking for a new Hardcore band with some beatdowns? Tr3y 5ive gives you both. The four piece recently created this new project. The members of the band consists of drummer Damien Barbosa, guitarist Mikey Diaz, bassist Dolan Heard, and singer Emy Menna It didn’t take them long to also put out music. Their Ep ‘Another Day …

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Si Dios Quiere

Aquí está mi entrevista con el grupo local de Chicago Si Dios Quiere. Tuve la oportunidad de hablar con un grupo de chavos muy buena honda. Tubimos mucho de que hablar sobre topicos muy profundos de esta esena de musica. Espero lo disfruten mucho. Les dejo todas las links abajo. Here’s my interview with local …

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Beartooth- Disease tour

Beartooth, Knocked Loose, and Sylar were on the same lineup back when Beartooth did their ‘Disease’ release tour and it was at the House of Blues. There was no way I would’ve missed it. Beartooth is a band I’ve been listening to for years now. Sylar is a dope band and the mix of rapping, …

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Bad Planning

Last summer I did an interview with Alex from Bad Planning but now we did a full band one. We had a lot to talk about all things from their split with A Semester Abroad to 913 Fest. Which the full lineup just got announced today with so many amazing bands (poster will be down …

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Wolf Rd

Not too long ago I did an EP review for these guys and I knew I had to interview them. We made it happen! I caught up with Wolf Rd at their last show and we had tons to talk about. All things from their new EP to favorite shows they’ve played. Seeing them live …

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Station 6

Here’s my interview with Chicago Metalcore band Station 6. I had never seen them prior to this but they kick ass live! I had an incredible time talking with them. As of now, no upcoming shows but definitely be on the lookout for one. All their links will be down below make sure you go …

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