[DARK INDIETRONICA] Tourist- Patterns (Ft. Lianne La Havas)

The patterns are in front of me. They shoot from my eyes, projected like old movies–running memories, reel by reel, blink by blink.  And they keep me up at night, because they keep forcing my eyes open. The movies are disjointed, they hold no connecting link, not one even barely apparent that some asshole esoteric […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Geoff Weers, Lead Singer of The Expendables Talks Tinder, Touring and T-Rex's

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Geoff Weers, Lead Singer of The Expendables Talks Tinder, Touring and T-Rex’s

The Expendables live and breathe music. It’s evident in their endless touring schedule, their seemingly infinite number of SoundCloud uploads, and in their conversations. They are a group that comes around rarely, sticking together as a band of buds through the insane ups and downs of living lives as professional musicians, only growing stronger as […]


[FESTIVAL NEWS] TomorrowWorld Pumps $85.1 Million into Georgia’s Economy

Last year, more than 140,000 people from 75 different countries – and all 50 States – converged onto the state of Georgia for the debut of TomorrowWorld. Crafted after Belgium’s infamous TomorrowLand setup, TomorrowWorld was a behemoth of a production from every angle, and it was pulled off with near perfection. With year number one […]


[Drumstep] Astronaut – Rain (FWS Remix)

Ever since I began writing here at The Sights and Sounds, I’ve made it a point to give local EDM acts the exposure they deserve. Whether it be new Louis The Child, Manic Focus, or Stratus, we always seem to be right on the cutting-edge of the Chicago bass music scene. In keeping with that […]

Tucker Kreway

[Dubstep] Tucker Kreway – Alone

This young dubstep phenom is beginning to flourish right in front of our eyes. Shortly after hearing Tucker Kreway’s music for the first time a few weeks ago, I got the sense that this Canadian kid’s future was brighter than a that of a Rhodes Scholar! Backing up my perhaps not-so-wild theory, Mr. Kreway has […]

[CHILL/TRAP] Duke Dumont - "Need U (100%)" (Black Boots Remix) [Free Download]

[CHILL/TRAP] Duke Dumont – “Need U (100%)” (Black Boots Remix) [Free Download]

British producer/DJ Duke Dumont will be making a much anticipated stop in Chicago this weekend as he rounds out the rest of his North American tour. Probably best known for his hit single “Need U (100%)” featuring A*M*E – which was released more than a year ago, but which just peaked at the top of […]

[INDIE/ROCK] Portugal. The Man - "Endangered Song"

[INDIE/ROCK] Portugal. The Man – “Endangered Song”

As someone who works in the creative advertising field on a daily basis, I truly appreciate groups that can take a fresh, unique approach to marketing their music, especially when it’s attached to a cause that affects the future of the world we live in. In honor of Earth Day today, indie-rock troupe Portugal. The […]

[QUICK MIX - DISCO/HOUSE] Zimmer – ‘Teenage Tunnel | April Tape’

Parisian-based producer/DJ Zimmer takes over this Quick Mix with his self proclaimed ‘Horizontal disco & feel good house’ in Teenage Tunnel: April Tape. “This could be the soundtrack of a coming-of-age road movie.” – Zimmer     Tracklist: 01. SOS Band – The Finest (Groove Motion Re-Edit) 02. Truls – Out Of Yourself (ROOSEVELT Remix) […]