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Ness Heads is the name of the genre-blending project of Vanessa Ortiz whose mix of Electronic, Pop and Hip Hop has been catching attention in Chicago and beyond.

Ness grew up on the West Side and attributes the noise, the backyard parties and the overall chaos of the area to shaping her into an artist she is today. Her latest Single “Paper Town” explores a softer, dreamy side of the rising MC, and features gliding vocal melodies over acoustic guitar and subdued beats. Jill Hopkins spoke with Ness about her Chicago upbringing and eclectic sound.

David Himmel used to go by Dr. Dave. Nowadays though, it’s just Dave. He didn’t get his medical license revoked but rather stepped away from his gig as an oldies radio disc jockey. As a former radio DJ at a commercial station in Las Vegas, Himmel was on the front lines of the war against […]

Owen Finn, a local Chicago musician, stopped by The Morning AMp to talk about the upcoming release of his new song “Bread n’ Butter” as well as the launch of his new clothing line.

Maria Bamford, a comedian and mental health advocate, talked with Jill Hopkin’s about her upcoming shows at the Den Theater. Bamfort is known for her work on Arrested Development, Lady Dynamite, Bojak Horseman and Adventure Time.


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