Category Archives: Contributors

Can’t Tell Me Nothing: The Memorable Life and Terrific Times of J’Moris

By Deuce The story that’s most revealing about J’Moris—as an artist, a man, and a grifter—took place well before he ever shot a single music video, dropped any of his assortment of singles, published even one of a handful of EPs (of which there’s at least 5), and released two albums (including February’s Moris Better: Loveless Confessions). Revelatory, perhaps, it

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 AUDIO: Kingdumb – “Best Friend”

Kingdumb is an electronic hip hop artist from the United Kingdom. The man with the ingredients, whose name will be heard a lot more in the months ahead. With his new single, ‘Best Friend,’ he is back with a bang, an exhilarating ride from the start and a truthful representation of his life experiences. ‘Best Friend’ is tough to categorise

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The Emergence of GEA’s Voice

By Deuce Part I: The Voice Truly, the tale begins in Finland, with the breaking of a woman’s heart—if not something more. GEA—singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and keyboardist—had just treated her then-husband, himself a music producer, to something designed to impress, to win favor, to ingratiate. It was a song, one of the first the artist had devised in a

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHTS: Oh Geeez, 5PM to Nowhere

Linneman’s hosted 5PM to Nowhere’s “Stoicism” EP release party on Saturday night, enlisting Oh Geeez as the opener. Oh Geeez comprises of vocalist-guitarists Sean McGibany and Jack Gilmond as well as Columbus, OH drummer Alex Dollenmayer. Formed last year from the ashes of the band Before Nitrogen, Oh Geeez play alternative pop inspired by cartoons. McGibany met Dollenmayer on Twitter

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Shamewave

Cactus Club hosted Milwaukee’s Shamewave and Winnepeg’s noise punk trio Tunic on Friday night. Shamewave is fronted by Cody Ratley; Nicci Halverson plays guitar and synth, Peter Stanislawski also plays guitar, Ben Wittlinger plays bass, and Matt Weinberger plays drums. Jacob Hornak and Sahan Jayasuriya have played in the band as well. Their sound encompasses shoegaze, grunge, ambient, and alternative

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AUDIO: Riptide – “You Got Me”

Electronic producer Riptide dropped his debut single today on Focus Four Records. It’s a shuffling house tune with breezy atmosphere, dueling keyboards and synths and an animated hook, never getting too aggressive while still making you feel alive. There’s an extended mix of the track available as well. With a strong premiere tune, we look forward to what’s to come

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AUDIO: 5PM to Nowhere – “Stoicism”

Alternative pop project 5PM to Nowhere released a new EP today. Jacob Webb embarks on a journey of self-expression and finding peace. He demonstrates a broad pop appeal, utilizing both piano-driven melodies and tranquil electronica. He tenaciously seeks growth through life’s noise, just as the record’s cover art demonstrates. Ditis and Cosmic Sleepovers contribute on “Rumination” and “Emerson,” respectively. 5PM

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AUDIO: Joseph Huber – “The Downtowner”

Americana-folk singer-songwriter Joseph Huber’s out with his sixth record. It’s nine songs, featuring the likes of Eston Bennett, Kenny Leiser and Ryan Knudson on instrumental accompaniment. Huber’s poetic poignance grapples with love, loss, and regret in the spirit of earth-trodden folk. He ruminates in hollowed memories of what once was while expressing gratitude for his ability to feel so deeply.

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AUDIO: Cyrus Chrome – “Drop Down”

Electronic pop artist Cyrus Chrome is a new one to watch. His most recent single has sensibilities of hyperpop and hip hop, carrying a playful demeanor with Chrome looking to attract the attention of someone walking by. The hook is irresistibly fun, perfect for a summer night on the patio with the homies. We look forward to seeing what Cyrus

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