The Columbia Chronicle

Snowmine turns cold shoulder on recording contracts

By Copy Chief

September 18, 2014

When Snowmine frontman Grayson Sanders was in first grade, his classmates used to tease him for his thick southern dialect. Transplanted from Memphis, Tennessee, to southern California, it did not take long for him to ditch the accent because his classmates could notunderstand him.The same observation played into the Brooklyn-based band’s recent album, Dialects. Sanders said he traveled around the country for nine month...

Fierce, philosophical female emcee Dessa captivates Chi-Town

By Emily Ornberg

January 9, 2013

“Forget the bull in the china shop, there’s a china doll in the bullpen.”Singer/songwriter/emcee Dessa professed this symbolic lyric Jan. 8 during her performance of her track “The Bullpen” at her current tour’s inaugural show at Schuba’s Tavern, 3159 N. Southport Ave. A unique brand of cabaret-meets-hip-hop, Dessa’s delicate rhymes paired with colossal uproars of passionate musicality with salsa, jazz and retro...

Breathing life into literature

By Amanda Murphy

February 27, 2012

Beginning its journey almost a decade ago, northern Michigan’s Breathe Owl Breathe has had a long and fruitful musical career. The indie folk band has released multiple albums in its eight-year history, each showing varying degrees of the group’s talent and growth through the years. Taking their artistic abilities in a different direction, frontman Micah Middaugh, Trevor Hobbs and Andréa Moreno-Beals recently released a two-tr...

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