Vintage Keyboards and Finding Yourself During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Sis

Article and interview by: Clara Copps Gnani is a 6-song EP that was put out earlier this year by Berkeley-based artist Sis. Sis is Jenny Gillespie Mason, a former writer, founder of Native Cat Recordings and a mother of two.  Gnani is an electronic album, but still retains a very soft and tranquil quality. It … Continue reading Vintage Keyboards and Finding Yourself During the Pandemic: A Conversation with Sis

Ego Slobs and Gentle Comedy: A Conversation with Gustaf

"Its music made for people who are lost in translation, which is all of us sometimes."Lydia Gammel of Gustaf Article and Interview by: Makenzie Creden Brooklyn-based punk group, Gustaf, has hit the ground running since their debut album, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs, released last October on Royal Mountain Records. Since then, they’ve played a … Continue reading Ego Slobs and Gentle Comedy: A Conversation with Gustaf

Neptune’s Core: The Local Teen Band You Won’t Want to Miss

Interview by: Makenzie Creden Photos are taken from the band's Instagram Neptune’s Core is bringing young, bright energy to the Chicago music scene. Made up of two sets of teen sisters, the indie rock band has released two albums thus far, with more to come. Their latest album, Evolving, was released in October of 2021 … Continue reading Neptune’s Core: The Local Teen Band You Won’t Want to Miss

The Beauty From Heartbreak: A talk With Burr Oak

Photo By Alexa Viscius Conducted by Jess Dominguez Over a month ago, Chicago based artist Burr Oak released their debut album Late Bloomer. Songwriter Savanna Dickhut is the voice behind indie folk band Burr Oak, as well as a preschool teacher. Savanna shared with WLUW what influences her songwriting filled with imagery, beauty, and heartbreak.  … Continue reading The Beauty From Heartbreak: A talk With Burr Oak

“Soft is Strong” – A Conversation with Half Waif

Interview conducted by: Makenzie Creden Half Waif's Mythopoetics, released July 9th on ANTI- records, is a collection of very personal stories and tender emotions interwoven between simple keyboard chords, crescendoing electronic arrangements, and explosive vocals. The album sounds of true catharsis. This week we had the opportunity to chat with the lovely Nandi Rose of … Continue reading “Soft is Strong” – A Conversation with Half Waif