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Whether rapping, writing, teaching high school or hosting open mics, Rich Robbins strives to move forward artistically, constantly enriching those around him.

Chicago-based singer BONZIE’s latest album Reincarnation attempts to make sense of the uncertain future we’re all facing as a result of the pandemic.

Domingos en Vocalo takes you on a borderless journey to discover the freshest alternative music from Latinoamérica and beyond.

LeftJones is, at their core, a “group of musicians from Chicago doing what they love.” Strongly Chicagoan and bursting with passion, LeftJones breathes new life into the city’s music scene with an electric blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Tender horns and a free-flowing rhythm section form the perfect canvas for lead vocalist M.E.R.C.’s versatile […]

ÉSSO recently issued an LP titled XICAGO and is set to play Wicker Park Fest on July 25.

Refresh your summer playlists with these underground artists you’ll want to know about. Mornings host Bekoe shares with us his five favorite tracks from this month’s Poised to Break Through artists. Read what he had to say and stream the full playlist below! Maserati Majors – “Bape” From VA to NC, Maserati Majors is an […]

Nothing pairs better with hot summer days than 12 hot new tracks from rising artists. Poised to Break Though is your ticket to the best that underground music has to offer. A diverse range of artists makes up the playlist this month — hailing from all over the map, from Zambia to Canada to Chicago. […]

Record Store Day has returned! On Saturday, July 17th, hundreds of limited edition records will hit the shelves at independent vinyl shops nationwide. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Record Store Day split into two drops this year, with the first on June 12th. Chicago is graced with more than 20 participating stores, so vinyl junkies shouldn’t […]

This batch of In Rotation tracks is gearing up to be the soundtrack of our summer, and Afternoons host Jill Hopkins agrees. See what she had to say about her five favorite tracks this month, and stream In Rotation below… JusSol – “Sunflow3r” “Sunflow3r” is a song dedicated to the sunflower growing amongst roses, and […]

In new single, “Go Away,” contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Omar Apollo dives into the nuances of unrequited affection.