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Keli Price Is Your New Favorite Person

It is rare to find someone who is so mad talented at such a young age. But Keli Price has been knocking on music’s door for YEARS. And he’s awesome, […]

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Ethereal Tranquility With Julia Holter

Julia Holter has the most ethereal quality to her music. She makes us feel like we’re surrounded by pixies every second of every day. She’s talented, fun, and her music […]

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What Turned You On? Sufjan Stevens, Jarvis Taveniere, Blake Schwarzenbach

Welcome to “What Turned You On?” the Serial Optimist series that is all about inspiration and influence. We’ve been talking with musicians about the one album that changed their life, […]



What Turned You On? Nedelle Torrisi, Ariel Rubin & Jenny Hsu

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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Into The Wild With Skylar Grey

Life’s about to get very foreign for Skylar Grey, whose album, Don’t Look Down, launched last week, landing at #2 on the iTunes Chart. Grey is a relative unknown, but you’ve heard her […]

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SO Midwest: Getting To Know Grand Marquis

Discovering the musical talent in this country one area at a time, we came across a phenomenal band called Grand Marquis. A blend of middle America and southern jazz and […]

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Superego Is Releasing Their First Album: ‘Mount Us More’

Comedy fans rejoice, Superego is coming out with their first album! Pause for a second. If you aren’t listening to the hilarious comedy podcast already, then stop reading this right […]

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She’s Crafty & She’s Also A Kickass Tribute

I wanted to interview She’s Crafty because they are one of my favorite new groups in Chicago. Not just because they’re an all-female tribute to one of the greatest music groups […]

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Such A Delight: Interview With Robin Bacior

Robin Bacior is pure magic. It’s difficult to pinpoint her sound exactly, but what comes to mind is a vision of She & Him dancing through a colony of fairies […]

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What Turned You On? SXSW Edition: Gretta Rochelle, David Schelzel & Charles Cave

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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Dana Falconberry Sans Unicorn Costume: An Interview

Dana Falconberry has been on our music radar for quite some time now. Hailing from Michigan with the goal of music on her mind, Dana has become an Austin native […]

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An Interview The Band TEEN

If you haven’t heard of TEEN yet, you will. The Brooklyn-based chick rockers have been playing constantly since the winter  of 2010, including performances with Purity Ring, War on Drugs and Yellow Ostrich and […]

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Shy Away ‘Feels Like Vacation’

“Feels Like Vacation” Coming across a song or an album, a band or an artist that hasn’t been marketed yet and is truly a diamond in the rough is a […]

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East Meets West: An Interview With The Yellow Dogs

Brooklyn via Tehran punk band, The Yellow Dogs were kind enough to take time out while touring to answer a few questions for us. Here’s what we chatted about with Koory, Looloosh, Ali and […]