Rock trio Silvertone defies genres with new singles

If the Hives, the Killers and System of a Down had a lovechild, it’d probably sound like Chicago’s rock trio, Silvertone. Comprised of members that span indie rock to metal, Silvertone risks the disjointed sound too often associated with projects marrying artists from multiple genres. But on its three latest singles, Silvertone incorporates elements from metal, indie and … Continue reading Rock trio Silvertone defies genres with new singles

Musicians demand justice from Spotify in a global demonstration

As passersby approached the corner of W Erie St. and N Franklin St. in the midst of Monday’s snowstorm, they heard the sounds of a marching band. But from a closer distance, observers could see that the marching band was actually a group of 50-odd music workers protesting outside of Spotify’s downtown office. Dressed in green and wielding picket signs with demands … Continue reading Musicians demand justice from Spotify in a global demonstration

ANFANG’s ‘Tunneler’ and the conundrum of death

I was 10 years old when I first heard about the 27 Club. My mom and I were driving in the car, and the radio DJ aptly alluded to it as Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” faded out. I was at a curious and impressionable age, so I had a few questions. My mom did her best to explain an overdose in a 10-year-old’s … Continue reading ANFANG’s ‘Tunneler’ and the conundrum of death