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Steph Yeager "Campfire Sessions"

Chicago native and constant traveler, Steph Yeager has released her debut album Campfire Sessions. Steph calls her her sound "Root Music", and in a way it does break down both song and life to its roots. Campfire Sessions is a collection of songs that she has written and perfected over several years, and Steph finally had the opportunity to compile and record. The album was recorded at 7 Sided Studios A & B in West Chicago, IL and Villa Park, IL by Chris Shern and Justin Birchard. Shern and Birchard also contributed various elements to the album.

Aptly titled, Campfire Sessions will make you long for Western Skies at sunset, campfires with old friends, and the ability to find yourself in a the smallest and most inviting corners of the country.


Michelle Cross & Joe Frawley

Dolls Come To Life is one of the most beautiful albums I've heard in a long time. Minnesota sound college artist Joe Frawley has been constructing amazingly complex pieces and detailed songs for several years, and has found a match and perhaps a muse in Chicago's Michelle Cross.

Frawley's approach to organic piano composition and textured sampling blends perfectly with Michelle Cross and her heavenly tones. Dolls Comes To Life is dark, playful, haunting, and beautiful.


Impulsive Hearts

Impulsive Hearts is fronted by Danielle Sines and have released two beautiful tracks so far this year. My favorite is their track "Young" which seems to take their sound in a slightly more psych-pop direction.


Adia & The 7 Eyes

Recent winners of Reggie's Battle of the Bands, Adia & The 7 Eyes have only been playing live for three months. The band spent most 2012 composing and practicing a new set of songs, and the results have been very well received. Adia has a Master of Music degree is violin performance from DePaul, and has transformed that into the somewhat rare rock violinist title. The band's overall sound is a combination of rock, soul, and funk.

You can catch Adia & The 7 Eyes at Martyrs' on March 20th.


Wally Dogger @ Beat Kitchen

The local trio Wally Dogger is the pinnacle of garage rock and they have a new ep called Chose Your Own Adventure. Wally Dodger formed way back in 2005, and have cornered the market on playful power pop with an occasionally vulgar edge.

You can catch Wally Dogger at Beat Kitchen on March 21st with Quiet Company and The Webstirs.



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