The End of Daft Punk

By Jason McCullum Daft Punk was not a duo that people often thought about during the 2010s. They had not put out a studio album since 2013’s Grammy winning Random Access Memories and had not made any new music since collaborating with The Weekend in 2016. Since 2017, when there were brief rumors that they [...]

Raveena Shares “Tweety” Music Video

R&B songstress Raveena splashed on the scene in 2018 with a string of singles. Her song “Temptation” gave us some serious Lauryn Hill realness, and she eventually went on to release the Moonstone EP in  2020.  Her latest single, “Tweety,” is a sweet and melodic love song, shining a light on her everlasting vocals and [...]

An Interview with Katy Kirby

By Allison Lapinski Katy Kirby’s highly anticipated debut album, Cool Dry Place will be available on Friday, February 19th via Keeled Scales Records. Originally from Texas, Kirby now resides in Nashville, where she wrote and recorded the majority of the album.  Throughout the past few months, the singer-songwriter has released the singles “Tap Twice,” “Juniper,” [...]

Local Artists Are Our Valentine!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here at WLUW we have a lot of love for independent musicians everywhere, but there’s no one we love more than the local artists who help to make the Chicago music scene so special. Here are some of our favorite Chicago artists who we especially want to show some love this Valentine’s, [...]

Revisiting “nostalgia,ULTRA.” – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Frank Ocean’s Debut Mixtape

by Jason McCullum  There are few artists more universally beloved in the 2010s other than Christopher Breaux, professionally known as Frank Ocean. Gaining traction in Los Angeles as a renowned ghostwriter and Odd Future member, he quickly put out the acclaimed album Channel Orange in 2012, an album that received praise from fans and critics [...]

Brother Galen Reflects on the Songs that Inspired the New Album “On The Way”

Earlier this year, New York-based artist Brother Galen released his debut album On The Way. Immediately, listeners are made aware that Brother Galen is an old soul; his music combines elements of folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter, and rock. On The Way prominently features Americana songs with a refreshing twist of modernity--without losing the comforting authenticity of [...]