Fresh Indies Vol 2: January 2018

Fresh Indies Vol. 2: Tim Myers, Young Galaxy, Georgee Landy, Wild Child, Paige & more

In my new weekly feature, Fresh Indies, I’ll be highlighting a selection of some of my favorite new Indie music, and this week there are some fantastic new singles to share. Featured tracks include Tim Myers’ solo single “Mother”, Young Galaxy’s independent track “Under My Wing”, Georgee Landy’s smooth “Half The Ish”, Wild Child’s stirring “Sinking Ship”, Paige’s danceable “Everywhere” ft. Jojee, Leila Pari’s poptacular “Forever Young”, and Dana Williams’ beautiful “There You Go”.

Chicago's Windy City Smokeout

Chicago for Windy City Smokeout, country music & BBQ

My family raised me on country music. When I was a kid, my mother and grandmother listened to nothing but old school country, and that certainly rubbed off on me. My tastes are all over the place, but country still speaks to kid in me that grew up on it, so when I got an invite to come down to Chicago to cover the Windy City Smokeout country music festival, I was excited for a whole bunch of reasons.

La La Land

Movie montage: 25 best films of 2016

Do you know what I love the most about the Oscars? It’s not really the awards for me, but the frame that it puts around the year in cinema. It’s about the love of movies, and in particular I love the way their montages make films come to life again, like you’re seeing them for the first time. They’re fresh, exciting glimpses into the real heart of cinema–those heart-racing, action-packed, emotional core moments that keep us going back for more stories time and again.