Chicago postpunks Ne-Hi split in May 2019, and since then guitarist-singer Mikey Wells has expanded his palette of delightful pop hooks in two standout projects: Spun Out, which is indie dance oriented, and Flamingo Rodeo, which plays choogle rock a la 1970s AM radio. On Flamingo Rodeo’s new album, Pontoon (due this month on Shuga […]
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Ne-Hi formed in 2013 and subsequently became one of the most revered Chicago indie-rock bands of the decade. The four-piece called it quits in May 2019, but I imagine their reputation will only keep growing—partly because all four members continue to play in remarkable groups. Jason Balla always juggled a few projects while in Ne-Hi, […]
YouTube-famous Blue Line busker Ashley Stevenson drops her first studio album, dirt-rock ragers Hitter release their debut full-length, and more.
Three-fourths of Ne-Hi switch gears as Spun Out, J Bambii’s Brown Skin Lady Show throws an anniversary party on a boat, and more.