[PUNK] Iceage – Forever

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Surprising as it may seem, the proto-martyrs of Danish punk Iceage found inspiration in 1960s Italian pop music, while recording sophomore record You’re Nothing. And while You’re Nothing featured the mournful, piano-led ‘Morals’ (said to be inspired by Mina Mazzini), it never truly deviated from the chaotic, feral punk they do so well. However with […]

[PLAYLIST] – NORTH COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

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Crafted by James Kabat and Kavi S. Still nursing hangovers from Lolla, Chicago is about descend in droves upon West Loop’s Union Park. Well, maybe descend is too strong a verb. They’ll slink their way on the L, shushing teenagers for the temerity to raise their voice an octave above a whisper. That is until […]

[FESTIVAL NEWS] Riot Fest Announces Stacked 2014 Lineup

[FESTIVAL NEWS] Riot Fest Announces Stacked 2014 Lineup

With the diversity between the big music festival line-ups across the states lessening, Riot Fest offers us a breath of fresh air for what they have prepared for the weekend of Sept. 12th – 14th in Humboldt Park. The bands we all grew up listening to are back this summer as Riot Fest celebrates it’s […]

[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 […]

[PHOTO RECAP] The Expendables Perform at Bottom Lounge

[PHOTO RECAP] The Expendables Perform at Bottom Lounge

The smells of reefer and good times hung heavy in the air last weekend, as infamous reggae/rock group The Expendables blazed their way through snow-infested Chicago to perform at Bottom Lounge with fellow So-Cal natives, Seedless and Stick Figure. In defiance of the cold weather, Bottom Lounge cooked with the sounds of dubby bass, laid-back […]

[SKA/PUNK] Less Than Jake – “My Money Is On The Long Shot”

[SKA/PUNK] Less Than Jake - "My Money Is On The Long Shot"

I can’t tell you how many times Less Than Jake has put a smile on my face and lifted my spirits when I was feeling down. Having stuck it out for 20 years together, you have to give it up for the group – that’s a lifetime in the music industry. They’ve navigated through multiple […]

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Rebelution Talks Reggae and Reincarnation at North Coast Music Festival

[EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW] Rebelution Talks Reggae and Reincarnation at North Coast Music Festival

Reading music:   Like most performing musicians, Santa Barbara-based group Rebelution are no stranger to life on the road. Having just completed a summer long, headlining tour across the United States, dubbed the “Good Vibes Summer Tour” – which included acts such as Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Zion-I and John Brown’s Body – Rebelution is already […]

[ELECTRO/PUNK] Fall Out Boy – “Alone Together” (Krewella Remix)

[ELECTRO/PUNK] Fall Out Boy - "Alone Together" (Krewella Remix)

Krewella + Fall Out Boy? Not a combination I was expecting as I was waking up this morning, but like a good cup of coffee, it was a great way to kick start my day with some high energy sounds. Taking FOB’s single “Along Together,” the Get Wet trio have injected the punk track with […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival Aftershow: Rebelution & Ojo de Buey at House Of Blues

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] North Coast Music Festival Aftershow: Rebelution at House Of Blues

Written by: Tobias Odusanya North Coast brought music-lovers and performers of an awesome variety to Chicago’s Union Park last weekend. After the collective of ravers, jammers, bassheads, and funksters enjoyed an incredible day of great tunes at the festival on Saturday, many of the best times were still yet to come. Festival goers reluctantly poured […]

[FESTIVAL COVERAGE] 20th Anniversary of Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival

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Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival, one of the largest platforms in the world for reggae music, took place in Benicassim, Spain for it’s 20th anniversary this year on August 21-24. World renowned for it’s culture and music, The Sights and Sounds was lucky enough to have an international correspondent in the area to be able to […]