Indie Rock

Ember Oceans @ Subt

Ember Oceans released their self-titled debut EP in 2015 and prior to that began playing an array of venue around the city. Through out this process, that hundreds of bands embark on annually, Ember Oceans began to question what it means to be a "Chicago" band. Is there a "scene" or better yet, is there a community or support network for young band's like themselves? Not finding what they were looking for the band decided to create a "local scene" and began connecting with other bands. According to Peter Simonaitis of Ember Oceans, they "searched to find what we believe are other young, hard working bands who embody the ambitious spirit of our scene".

You can help Ember Oceans begin to solidify the scene with like-minded bands Freaks for Geeks, The Mile, and As Is on January 9th at Subterranean at 8 PM.


Drop what you're doing tonight for the Ghost Mom reunion show!

No, that wasn't a mistake or some wack "clickbait" headline. Beloved and quite missed Portlanders Ghost Mom are doing a (hopefully not) one-time-only reunion show TONIGHT at the Know with adorable Burger Records baes The Shivas. It's been years since we've heard from Ghost Mom (okay, well like 2 or 3 years, since Lou Weed came out), and since we're not sure when they'll be gracing us with anything again, come to the Know tonight. 8pm. Seriously. It's Christmas week and this is their gift to us.

-Cervante Pope


Beauty School

Beauty School is a newly formed 4-piece indie pop band that just released a compelling collection of demos. Just three tracks, "Demos" shows the bands ability to craft a catchy song.


Fellow Wolf Releases New Music Video + Plays BOTH - 1/13

The San Francisco based "ambient fuzz-rock band", Fellow Wolf has released a crisp new music video for their single, The Bluebird.

"We rented the camera which shot the highest quality slow motion that we could afford. The location is a local San Francisco dive bar. We filled it with friends from close until sunrise. Everyone stayed, but mostly because we didn’t let them leave." - Christopher Drellow of Fellow Wolf

We like this song and the music video is very interesting to watch! Make sure you continue to support local artists and attend their upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on January 13 with Sea Knight and Ghost Tiger.

Fellow Wolf - The Bluebird (Official Music Video) from Fellow Wolf on Vimeo.


Boston's Du Vide plays Middle East in Cambridge on Tuesday (12/22)

Just a month ago, Boston “sad math” trio Du Vide released its ferociously minimal latest effort, ‘clutter.’ Comprised of such genre-melding tracks as the jazz-bedroom pop blend, “the hell it is” and the folk-inflected “a sharp inhale” (streaming below), the intriguingly murky piece shows Du Vide to be a group who, as Youth Lagoon did on his brilliant debut, ‘The Year of Hibernation,’ conveys inner ennui with compassionate force. Du Vide plays Middle East-Upstairs in Cambridge, Massachussetts on Tuesday, 12/22. - Zach Weg