If I could press a magic button and make a cup of colorful confetti rain down on you right now, I would. Indie rapper Eon MC Etc. JUST dropped Southern L.O., his latest EP, and it’s celebration-worthy. I managed to get my ears on it in advance. Every track sizzles. (I don’t mean ‘sizzles’ like it’s time to flip the pancakes; I mean ‘sizzles’ like blazes with poetic mastery. Basically, it’s time to zip up, ride out, hater check, flex ‘n’smile, dance gritty, and possibly...

Okay, okay…when I typed “on tour” I didn’t mean I was physically present but rather that I was telephonically present during the band’s drive from Nashville to Chicago. (Zip it! It still counts.) Before we go any further, there’s a confession I have to make: The 10x will always occupy a share of chic real estate in my social media heart, since it’s the first indie band (I hadn’t already been listening to) that I followed on Instagram. (Yes. THE FIRST!) Finding new indie music...

After two interviews with male-based bands (a HUGE thank you to The Polarizers and Chasing Moonlight!), I found myself wanting to shine the third interview’s spotlight on a strong, creative female in the indie space. As is the case with most artistic epiphanies I have, this one struck me in the earliest hours of the morning when I was already in the midst of convincing myself I should stop fighting slumber. With one eye open, I spied the half cup of coffee on the bedside...

I don’t remember who followed whom first, but I do know when I connected with Chasing Moonlight last September on Instagram it was right around the time they released “Jagged Symmetry”. In my pajamas amidst another writing all-nighter, I queued up the song inside Spotify. Then, I proceeded to listen to it FIVE TIMES IN A ROW! (Just play it and you’ll understand why.) What I loved (and continue to love) about “Jagged Symmetry” is its depth. Throughout the track, Chasing Moonlight addresses a number of...