Siena Liggins Brings a Refreshing Perspective to Pop Music

Posted by: Olivia Cerza WLUW sat down to chat with Detroit's Siena Liggins at Mo Pop 2019. Check out the highlights below, where we talked about Detroit's art scene and the importance of pop music as a genre.  With this being your first big festival performance, how did it feel being on stage? Was it any different from being at a show or concert? It was incredible! It was the best feeling ever. I mean, I … Continue reading Siena Liggins Brings a Refreshing Perspective to Pop Music

WLUW Sits Down with Mauno

By: Anais Turiello Originating from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mauno (pronounced mao-no) have transcended the constrained and distinct label of a singular music genre. The band, consisting of Eliza Niemi on bass and vocals and Nick Everett on guitar and vocals, has evolved with a steady yet powerful progression since releasing their first record “Really Well” in 2016. Its sound and style can be described as something like a soothing dream, consisting of the duo’s alternating, … Continue reading WLUW Sits Down with Mauno

WLUW Presents California Surf Rock Outfit, No Vacation

Posted by: Allison Lapinski Last Saturday marked the end of San Francisco beach-pop band, No Vacation’s, headlining US tour with special guest Okey Dokey. Wicker Park’s Subterranean was packed with young fans sporting Hawaiian shirts and sunburns from the full-sun day in Chicago. I wandered in during the conclusion of the first opener, a small Michigan band. The crowd seemed eager for the main act, yet receptive to the indie grooves from Nashville band Okey … Continue reading WLUW Presents California Surf Rock Outfit, No Vacation

A Mirror and a Bathroom – That’s All: Charly Bliss Play The Lincoln Hall

Posted by: Scott Clancy One of the more energetic bands I've seen play in a little while is Charly Bliss. They presented a set of heavy swirling pop emenating with the exuberance of lead singer and guitarist Eva Hendricks, a level of grittiness from Spencer Fox's guitar playing, and an effectively fuzzed and propelling rhythm section of Dan Shure on bass and Sam Henfricks on drums, this past Saturday, the 15th, at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. The New … Continue reading A Mirror and a Bathroom – That’s All: Charly Bliss Play The Lincoln Hall

A Word With Friday Pilots Club

Photo by Emma Zanger By Anais Turiello Originating in Chicago, Friday Pilots Club is a duo powered by the classic complexities of hard rock and animated with a vivacious pop presence.  Formed in 2017 and consisting of vocalist Caleb Hiltunen and guitarist Drew Polovick, Friday Pilots Club was signed to Big Machine Records earlier this year and has grown rapidly in popularity. Even with only six songs currently released, the duo’s introspective lyrics, thunderous vocals … Continue reading A Word With Friday Pilots Club