These Days

Slow Pulp’s Big Move

The Madison natives make their new home in Chicago

After inviting us into their new home, Slow Pulp shares how their relocation to Chicago influenced the evolution of a more streamlined collaborative process and the release of their third EP Big Day.


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Defcee: The Teacher is Still Learning

Defcee reevaluates how to succeed as an independent artist.


A new song out, EP on the way and a move to the west coast this fall. Keep up with the new adventures of Elias Abid.


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MFN Melo

After the loss of best friend and fellow Pivot Gang Member John Walt, Melo shares his perspective of the impact and influence Walt had on him, and details what he felt he needed to get in order before the release of Melodramatics.

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Jean Deaux

From rapping alongside Pivot Gang to releasing a steady stream of collabs, loosies and music videos, Deaux has demonstrated a mindset to be her best self beyond the music since making her debut in the Chicago Scene five years ago.

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Family Reunion

Singer and guitarist Jackie Carlson has been active in the music scene for only half a year, in which she released an impressive first EP “J”. Embracing her originality and a self-motivated mindset, it’s no surprise she’s been received so kindly by both musicians and fans here in Chicago.

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These Days.

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