A brand new show is coming to FM89! Midgard and Beyond will take you on a musical journey every Friday night from 8 to 10. Just in time for the show’s arrival, we’ve received a transmission from the host, Loremaster Peefnor:
A brand new show is coming to FM89! Hosted by Matthew Lundeen, Sakura Sunset is a two-hour celebration of the best of Japanese rock. Tune in every Thursday night from 6 to 8 to hear tracks from artists you simply won’t hear on any other station this corner of the world.… Click here to continue reading!
I recently reviewed Dragonforce’s
newest album, Extreme Power Metal, and my thoughts on Hammerfall’s
newest album, Dominion, are eerily similar. I would both critique and
commend both bands as one thing: consistent. Hammerfall’s early albums were
amazing, and at the time were very fresh.… Click here to continue reading!
Dragonforce is one of my favorite bands, but it’s been a
long time since I’ve been excited by any of their new releases. I first started
listening to them shortly after they released their 4th album, and I was less
than impressed with their 5th album, especially as their original vocalist ZP
Theart had left.… Click here to continue reading!
When I heard Coldplay were releasing
a new album, I didn’t know what to think. Part of me was ecstatic, considering
their previous album, Head Full of Dreams,
was released a whopping 5 years ago, and they’re one of my favorite bands.… Click here to continue reading!
On October 6th, I had the opportunity to see and photograph an up-and-coming band out of Perth, Australia, The Faim, at Chop Shop in Chicago. The band is currently touring their debut album, State of Mind. From the start of the show, it was evident that the band was going to have quite a stage presence.… Click here to continue reading!
I’ve been gushing over Real by indie-pop singer-songwriter Dezirae Schalice for weeks now. Since its release on September 16th, I’ve been captivated by Dezirae’s work during my walks on campus and in the studio. Dezirae remarkably infuses electronic keys, distorted guitars, and honest, metaphorical lyrics in her songs about topics such as gaining independence, confronting demons, and questioning what is “real.”… Click here to continue reading!
Meeting and listening to musicians from all over the Chicagoland area was an awesome way to flip around my long, tired Tuesday. I’m a regular at Empire Burger and Brew’s weekly open mic night, but I’ve never seen the place as crowded as it was this last time around.… Click here to continue reading!
50 years after the iconic music festival, Woodstock attendee Mark Rice stopped by NCC to talk about his adventure and share his memorabilia. FM89 News and Traffic reporter Cheyanne Daniels interviewed Rice for The Chronicle – click the link below for the full interview.… Click here to continue reading!
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Frank Iero and the Future Violents in concert at a small venue called The Social in Orlando, Florida. Following the May 31st release of their new album, Barriers, Frank Iero and the Future Violents played a set consisting of a nice mix of old and new songs.… Click here to continue reading!