Category Archives: Week that Was

Week that Was (4-16-14)

This should probably be called the year that was, but to help with tagging, we’re sticking with “Week.” Away for some time, but getting back on track, expect more and more ACITM music coverage as I finish my studies and head back to what has become the mecca of music, Chicago. We’ve got an old favorite in The Ataris coming to town Friday night, with an Orwells homecoming in April.

Without further ado, let’s get to the music. Starting us off are Sunny Gicz and Gabe Niles, aka Sunny & Gabe, a Virginia duo that varies from a hazy overcast to a strong trip hop pounding bass. They’ve got a mixtape called “Free Candy” that’s available for download now. Expect new music soon from these two.

Sunny & Gabe – Godzilla

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Week that Was (6-13-13)

On a beautiful Chicago day following a beautiful Blackhawks win, we bring you the “Week that Was.” Featuring a ton of young talent and some groovy dance tracks, the tracks are perfect for some background work music or some riding around town music. Enjoy and let us know what you think! Australian band San Cisco kicks it off with “Awkward” and 16 year old soon-to-be-rap phenom Bishop Nehru follows with “Fickle Mind$.”

San Cisco – Awkward

Bishop Nehru – Fickle Mind$

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Week that Was (5-22-13)

This week’s “Week that Was” featuring up and coming rappers and bands with a lot of buzz. Away from our lives for quite a while, WTW is back and geared to make you smile! Oh boy, I haven’t posted in a while. Corny rhymes will stop right there. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Alex Wiley – Creepin (feat. Freddie Gibbs)

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Week that Was (2-28-13 to 3-6-13)

I love posting a “Week that Was” with bands and rappers that I’ve never blogged about before. A great mix of music from all over the world. Make sure to keep sending us music and let us know what you think! If you’re feelin’ down, start with Jahan Lennon. If you’re feelin’ stressed, play the Generationals. If you’re trying to party, go straight to Kill Paris. Music for everyone. Enjoy!

Lemâitre – Cut to Black

Jahan Lennon – Can’t Ruin My Fun

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Week that Was (2-21-13 to 2-27-13)

More hip-hop than you usually see on the “Week that Was,” thanks to some strong features from Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, and Kendrick Lamar. AlunaGeorge keeps cranking out awesome tracks, really setting themselves apart from the rest of the music world. I am dying to see that duo live. Make sure to check out more of Hundred Waters and Ghost Loft if you get some time, the remixes here don’t completely do the bands justice. Expect big things from them. Keep sending new music! We really appreciate it, and love hearing new things. Enjoy!

AlunaGeorge – Attracting Flies

Logic – Walk on By

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Week that Was (2-14-13 to 2-20-13)

Week that Was featuring just about every kind of music you can think of. Keep the submissions coming, narrowing this down to 10 or under every week is getting harder and harder. Enjoy! Let us know what we missed and what you think of the music!

Born Ruffians – Needle

Fitz & the Tantrums – Out of My League

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Week that Was (2-7-13 to 2-13-13)

Hope everyone had a great week, we’ve really been doing our best trying to keep everyone updated on the important music news over the week. For this week’s “Week that Was” we lead off with Lorde, who in her Facebook About Me describes herself as our “favorite little head game.” Perfect. Her music draws you in and keeps you smiling and bobbing your head until the end. Later on we have 2 bands from Chicago, Young Man and Houses, and fellow midwest-ers The ACBs, from Kansas City, Missouri. Enjoy and let us know what stands out! Keep sending music to acityinthemidwest@gmail.com.

Lorde – The Love Club

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Week that Was (2-6-13)

The Week that Was has been MIA for a couple of months, showing its head every once in a while. We’ve let our readers down. That’s why today marks the return… I’ve caught up on all the emails in the acityinthemidwest@gmail.com account (which you can submit music to at any time) and bring you a mega Week that Was. Think of it as a February gift. We’re back for good now. 20 tracks you need to check out. If you’d like any more information/would like to hear more of any of the artists featured, let us know and we’ll make it happen. Music is alive. Enjoy, tell your friends, and let us know what you think.

Young Dreams – First Days of Something

Wildcat! Wildcat! – Please and Thank You

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Week that Was (1-9-13 to 1-16-13)

Michael’s in Spain on Study Abroad and doesn’t have Internet in his apartment yet (boo hoo, I know). My first addition of Week That Was features a mix of music from some of our favorite artists including Youth Lagoon and Cold War Kids, as well as tracks submitted to us from up-and-comers Victories at Sea and GirlsOnDrugs. As always, keep sending us your music for a chance to be featured!

Victories at Sea – Stay Positive

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Week that Was (11-22-12 to 11-28-12)

If you’ve noticed more tracks featured on the week that was, one, you’re welcome, and two, it’s because more and more music is pouring in through our email. This week we have 12 fresh tracks, with 3 headlining artists on top of it. Brooklyn based Railbird leads us off, with a psych pop experimental sound that’s gotten them on tour with Reptar and Rubblebucket. Cash Cash is next, and the wait for a track as fun to dance to as Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.” may finally be here. If “Overtime” doesn’t at least get your foot tapping or shoulder popping, let me know and I’ll send you a sticker. Rounding out the Week that Was headliners is another Brooklyn band, Great Caeser. Often referred to as “the OutKast of Brooklyn Indie Rock,” you better expect great things. Enjoy! Keep sending music to acityinthemidwest [@] gmail.com.

Railbird – Lucky

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