PHO talk collaboration, intimacy and funk

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer Minneapolis-based PHO like “old stuff.” The seven-piece, nostalgic funk-influenced group blend the old with the new, creatively modernizing iconic sounds of the past to provide experiences that evoke emotion and the uncontrollable need to dance (or “get down”). With a strong support system back home, including that of the late Prince — thanks to Twitter — PHO actively grow and … Continue reading PHO talk collaboration, intimacy and funk

Mom Jeans on their music and influences

By Tony Holmes, Staff Writer Mom Jeans is a four-piece Emo group out of Berkeley, CA, currently touring alongside bands Tiny Moving Parts and Oso Oso. Just before their January 26 concert at The Sett, Mom Jeans sat down with EMMIE to chat about their music, influences and future. So, how’d the name come about? Eric: So me and Austin lived on the same floor … Continue reading Mom Jeans on their music and influences

An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface

By Ross Sroda, Staff Writer The night before their first ever stop in Madison, Wisconsin, Norwegian punk band Sløtface chatted with EMMIE to talk all things Try Not To Freak Out, equality and their upcoming performance in Madison. EMMIE: What’s the meaning behind the name Sløtface? Tor: When it started out, the band wanted to do something a bit different, or more provocative than stuff … Continue reading An introduction to Norway’s Sløtface

A Conversation with Post Animal

By Morgan Winston, Photo Editor Chicago-based psych rock outfit Post Animal, comprised of Dalton Allison, Javi Reyes, Jake Hirshland, Matt Williams and Wesley Toledo, have had a crazy 2017. After a five-show stint at South by Southwest 2017 and an opening slot with Twin Peaks in April and May, Post Animal have played a total of 73 shows this year. They stopped to chat with … Continue reading A Conversation with Post Animal

Two Friends talk humble beginnings and growing as musicians

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer Matt Halper and Eli Sones are the best of friends; it’s been that way since high school. So when the duo decided to create music together, the name Two Friends was a natural fit. As their music improved and their popularity grew over time, Matt and Eli have remained the same great friends they were when it all began. The … Continue reading Two Friends talk humble beginnings and growing as musicians