Chicago band North By North adding new dimension to local music scene

Chicago band North By North adding new dimension to local music scene
By: Eric Schelkopf On its debut album, the sprawling double album “Something Wicked,” Chicago band North By North channels the energy created by bands like The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Age while creating a sound of all its own. North By North, http://www.facebook.com/northbynorthchicago, comprised of Nate Girard on vocals and guitar, Kendra Blank on vocals and keyboards and... Read More

The Safes Interview

The Safes Interview
By Eric Schelkopf For the past 10 years, Chicago band The Safes has been serving up its sweetly infectious brand of power pop. The Safes, comprised of brothers Frankie, Patrick and Michael O’Malley, http://www.thesafes.com, will celebrate its 10th annual Black Wednesday show at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., Chicago, on Nov. 27 with the release of its new... Read More

Honey and the 45s Interview

Honey and the 45s Interview
By ERIC SCHELKOPF Honey & the 45s is one of the most innovative bands on the Chicago music scene today. The band’s sound is filled with splashes of blues, soul, Americana, jazz, rock and funk, all which combine to create a refreshingly unique sound. Honey & the 45s, www.honeyandthe45s.com, will perform Aug. 25 at the House of Blues, 329 N.... Read More

the Fixx Interview

the Fixx Interview
By ERIC SCHELKOPF The band that penned hits like “One Thing Leads To Another” and “Saved By Zero” continues to make music that matters. The Fixx in July released its 10th studio album, “Beautiful Friction,” an album that touches upon such timely topics as the Occupy movement and materialism. The band, www.thefixx.com, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 25 as... Read More