VLOG: Fun and Interviews at RISE 10

Rise 10 VLOG

Vlog by Alicia Atout | @AliciaAtout A few days ago I had a ton of fun at RISE 10: INSANITY in Berwyn, Illinois. I've wanted to create a vlog for forever and have had so many fan requests to do so, so it's my absolute pleasure to show you the vlog

You’ve GOT to See This: Lissie – “Blood and Muscle”

It was Lissie's third album, My Wild West, that brought the Illinois singer to AMBY's attention. Tracks like the resolute Daughter, the dynamic Stay and the Fleetwood Mac stylings that drift amidst Don't You Give up on Me prompted an obsessive trawl through her back catalogue revealing even more shimmering

Gimme Your Answers: A Video Interview w/ K.Flay

K. Flay

Fusing electro, rock, and hip-hop on her debut record Live As A Dog, Illinois' rapper K. Flay easily has one of the most addictive record releases to have dropped in the last year. While through Toronto for NXNE, A Music Blog, Yea? met up with K. Flay to discuss the

Getting Cozy With: Cloud Gavin

Cloud Gavin

we are a band with midwestern blood with many dynamic influences, but getting compared to Brand New, Balance and Composure, and As Cities Burn a lot. as of late, you can say we’re darker alternative rock if you put a genre on it, but in no way limited to only

Ticket Giveaway: Lucky Boys Confusion @ Durty Nellies

Lucky Boys Confusion

Lucky Boys Confusion are known for their hip hop and ska-infused punk-rock. The band soon pass through Palatine, Illinois' Durty Nellies on March 1st with support from Farraday, The Promise Hero, and Adora. Courtesy of Kickstand Productions, A Music Blog, Yea? is giving away a pair of tickets to the event! To

Gimme Your Answers: A Video Interview w/ Lissie


A person doesn't get more humble than Illinois songstress Lissie Maurus. The last time I spoke with Lissie was back in August of this year, before the release of her second full-length album Back to Forever. Luckily for AMBY, a few days after she played Conan, we sat down with

You’ve GOT to Hear This: “Illinois”

Illinois by Sufjan Stevens Having just written about The National, a natural transition seemed to move on to one of my other favourite artists, whom again I was lucky enough to see live at Massey Hall: Sufjan Stevens.  If you are wondering where this transition comes from other than them both