A friend of mine recently mentioned Indignant to me, and when I said I wasn’t familiar with them, his jaw fell open and he looked at me, indignantly, I might add, with the “I can’t believe you’ve never heard of them” look. (With all the great bands in Chicago, I get that look a LOT.) After hearing these “five dudes who just like to write, play and perform the best rock ‘n’ roll music we can make” you might wonder the same thing.
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It’s always a pleasure to speak to a talented musician in the midst of a surge in success. Matthew Santos broke into the music scene in Chicago but he’s suddenly hugely popular worldwide thanks to his memorable infectious melody in Lupe Fiasco’s hit song “Superstar”. His contribution is really what made the song so catchy – think Dido with Eminem years ago on “Stan”.
He has a ton of talent and absolutely no ego. Yet.
You can listen to our Chicago Music Guide conversation here:
Be sure to catch Matthew Santos at Martyrs in Chicago this Thursday, May 22. It won’t be long before he’ll be headlining much bigger (and less intimate) venues. And check out the extremely popular video to “Superstar” here. Over eight million people can’t be wrong!
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Twenty-three-year-old Australian singer/songwriter, Missy Higgins will be performing at Martyrs, in Lincoln Park on October 7th as part of her U.S. Tour for her new record, “On A Clear Night“. …And for someone that’s from “the land down under,” she does just fine at being on top.
If you haven’t heard of her, the best thing you might do today is visit MissyHiggins.com, where you can listen to all of her newest album. Chances to see an artist like this, at an intimate venue like Martyrs, are rare. Especially when Australian fans would die to be able to see her without the aid of binoculars.
Shortly after Releasing her first album, “The Sound Of White,” in 2005 with Warner Bros. and winning the “Artist Of The Year” award in Australia, she skyrocketed to fame in her native country, and it’s only a matter of time until word spreads to the U.S..
Shuffling back and forth between piano and guitar, she captivates her audiences with a gimmick free performance and incredibly modest personality. Rarely do you see a performance that goes above and beyond the studio recording and reminds you why you buy tickets to see musicians perform live.
Missy is a can’t-miss.