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Amy and The Engine to fill City Hall Plaza with diverse, poppy sound on 06.09

Boston indie-pop band Amy and the Engine are going places, though their polish and quality could lead you into thinking they were already there. The band employs all six of its members to full advantage, and the result is a pop sound that is deceptively layered and easiliy listenable. The lead and rhythm guitars interplay freely, producing rich melodies and countermelodies that serve as the driving force behind each song.

Alongside this understated complexity is the diverse set of influences the band posseses, as they flirt with genres like country, hard rock, funk and even a little R&B at times. Their ability to do this owes largely to lead singer Amy Allen who can seemingly do it all with her impressively enormous range. You may not be able to catch this band for much longer before they fuly hit the mainstream, and you can do just that outdoors on June 9 at City Hall Plaza. —Henry Solotaroff-Webber

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Another Afternoon takes us down home with "South"

Psyched-out and starry-eyed, Another Afternoon's South is an impressive debut effort from a band that's been lurking around for the better part of a year teasing us with singles and appearances on YouTube series that we may have mentioned a time or two in the past. Aside from the closing number, a fairly traditional ballad duet, the M.O. here is to-the-point laid back space folk that isn't interested in hemming and hawing and wasting your time. Less than 20 minutes in length, South feels completely satisfying due to its sheer density. We'll be looking forward to more from these guys in the future. -Austin Phy

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New Music Video: "Romeo" - The Lawsuits

The Lawsuits give us a 360-degree view in their new music video for the track "Romeo". The beautiful footage was shot using seven GoPro cameras and a specialized mount. You can find the single on the group's latest LP Moon Son, which is available via Randm Records.

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Whitney "No Matter Where We Go"

Whitney has released a new single, "No Matter Where We Go", from their forthcoming album, Light Upon The Lake, in advance of its release tomorrow June 3rd.

Whitney is currently touring the world, but will return to Chicago for a a show at The Empty Bottle on July 15th. They will also be performing at Pitchfork Music Festival on July 16th.

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DANIEL ROMANO - "MOSEY" REVIEW

Country traditionalist Daniel Romano has been goin non stop over the past year or so. Last year he released "If I've Only One Time Askin" which built off his previous country releases but found a more unique and original sound. Last week he released his latest album "Mosey" which brings his music into a whole new realm of originality and creativity. It could be borderline genius. Romano keeps his country roots but embarks in a new sonic direction. Some tracks such as the opener "Valerie Leon" use horns to bring spanish vibes to the forefront. There's also a lot more keys on this album which at some points sounds like it could be used as a movie score from a 70s action movie. What I like most about this record is what drew me into Romano's music to begin with....the stories....the sad ones in particular. My personal picks would be "I'm Alone Now" and "(Gone Is) All But A Quarry Of Stone". If you actually like new and original music then you gotta listen to "Mosey" by Daniel Romano. - Kris Gies

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