Daily Archives: May 16, 2012

Week that Was (5-10-12 to 5-16-12)

The “Week that Was” continues with one of the strongest sets of songs to date. Selah Sue, at the top of our features this week, has a unique style that features a distinctive blend of pop, soul, funk and reggae… be on the look out for her new album featuring a remix of this track from J.Cole. The rest of the tracks are gold as well. Check them out and let us know what you think! As always send your tracks to acityinthemidwest@gmail.com for a chance to be featured next week!

Selah Sue – Raggamuffin

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Netherfriends @ Empty Bottle 5/28 (Interview)

Netherfriends is unlike anything you’ve heard before, in a good way. The Columbia grad, Shawn Rosenblatt, is a touring machine, who recently finished something he calls the 50 States, 50 Songs project. He wrote and recorded 1 song in every state… yes, that’s Alaska and Hawaii included. The project led to the release of an album called “Middle America,” where every song is named after a city and features a narration of his trip across the country. If you haven’t seen his solo performance with loop pedal and sampler yet, you’ll be amazed by his ability to quickly make a song from nothing and get you dancing.

Luckily for you, Netherfriends will be playing the Empty Bottle free Monday, May 28th, on Memorial Day. What better way to finish a weekend of BBQ’n, cold beer, and fireworks, than with a night of psych pop from Chicago’s very own.

Check out after the jump for an interview with Shawn about the 50 states project, his future, and his favorite spot in Chicago.

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