Artists On The Make: June Lineup 1582 words · 8 minute read

This is your guide to being the coolest creative in your office, the hippest biz dev on your team, or maybe just the best date ever. Here’s the June schedule of Music Dealers’ “Artists on the Make,” the lineup of all the shows, concerts, and festivals played by our artists this month.

In May, we focused on our Chicago up-and-comers. This time around, we wanted to share the love with LA and NYC. June is jam-packed with killer artists whose music sounds as good live as it does synced to your latest project.

Check them out online, or you could weasel fifteen bucks from the music budget to “conduct some hands-on research.” Hell, give us a shout in advance and we’ll see if we can spare you that cover fee. No one’s ever heard of a music supe who’s afraid of a little extra bass, right? Didn’t think so. We’ll see you at the bar.

Tuesday, June 2

David Hayes @ The Abbey, CHICAGO FEATURES: male vocals, acoustic drums, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, introspective KEYWORDS: Americana, Country, Dramatic, Adventurous, Builds/Grows, Inner-Self http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/DavidHayes The Evening Attraction @ The Empty Bottle, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie rock with male vocals, electric guitars, bass, drums, thoughtful, with a fun chorus KEYWORDS: Indie, Indie Rock, Fun, Emotional, Rock Band, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/TheEveningAttraction

Wednesday, June 3

Hidden Charms @ Troubadour, WEST HOLLYWOOD FEATURES: 60's rock instrumental with electric guitars, bass, drums; laid back, satisfied KEYWORDS: Rock, Britpop, Emotional, Introspective, Rock Band, Electric Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/hiddencharms Xoe Wise @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Indie folk with female vocals; acoustic guitar, piano, strings, bass, drums; dreamy KEYWORDS: Indie, Indie Folk, Romantic, Atmospheric, Earthy/Organic, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2079447

Thursday, June 4

Psalm One and MC Adad @ Promontory, CHICAGO Psalm One FEATURES: Indie/alternative hip hop; female/male MC; synths, bold KEYWORDS: Hip Hop/Rap, Indie/Alternative, Abstract, Mysterious, Feminine Pride http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/psalmone MC Adad FEATURES: Indie hip hop. Melancholy, passionate R&B sung choruses. KEYWORDS: Hip Hop/Rap, Indie/Alternative, Lush, Nostalgic/Reflective Street Life http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/adad  Glass Lux @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie electro with female vocals; buzzing synths, bass, driving dance beat KEYWORDS: Electronic, Indie, Driving, Punchy, Synthesizer, Drums/Percussion, Partying http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/glasslux

Friday, June 5

Jeff Brown and the New Black, The Future Laureates, The Lauren Wolf Band @ Metro, CHICAGO Jeff Brown and the New Black FEATURES: Folky singer-songwriter with male vocals; acoustic guitar and cello; emotional KEYWORDS: Emotional, Introspective, Laid Back/Mellow, Guitar/Stringed, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/jeffbrown The Future Laureates FEATURES: Pop Folk; acoustic guitar, fiddle, bass; bold, bright and adventurous. KEYWORDS: Folk, Pop, Sentimental, Positive/Optimistic, Acoustic Guitar, Being in Love http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/thefuturelaureates The Lauren Wolf Band KEYWORDS: Blues, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Indie http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/thelaurenwolfband Hidden Charms @ Lyric Theatre, LOS ANGELES FEATURES: 60's rock instrumental with electric guitars, bass, drums; laid back, satisfied KEYWORDS: Rock, Britpop, Emotional, Introspective, Rock Band, Electric Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/hiddencharms Battery Electric @ Saint Vitus, BROOKLYN - KEYWORDS: Rock http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/TheBatteryElectric

Saturday, June 6

Hidden Charms @ Make Music Pasadena 2015, PASADENA FEATURES: 60's rock instrumental with electric guitars, bass, drums; laid back, satisfied KEYWORDS: Rock, Britpop, Emotional, Introspective, Rock Band, Electric Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/hiddencharms

Sunday, June 7

Big Gigantic @ The Governors Ball Music Festival 2015, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Slick hip hop with incantatory arpeggiated synth, machinic loops, hip-hop kick. KEYWORDS: Experimental Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Hypnotic, Trippy, Turntable/Scratch Effects http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/biggigantic Ami Saraiya & the Outcome @ The Hideout, CHICAGO FEATURES: Experimental rock with female vocals; cello & strings, acoustic guitar; mysterious KEYWORDS: Experimental Rock, Atmospheric, Dramatic, Dark, Strings, Cello, Ambiguous http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/amisaraiya Trabants @ Huntington Beach Pier, LOS ANGELES FEATURES: Sad surf rock instrumental with electric guitars, lazy beat; lonely, disappointed KEYWORDS: Rock, Surf Rock, Lonely, Nostalgic/Reflective, Poignant, Electric Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/Trabants Big Gigantic @ Brooklyn Bowl, BROOKLYN FEATURES: Slick hip hop with incantatory arpeggiated synth, machinic loops, hip-hop kick. KEYWORDS: Experimental Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Hypnotic, Trippy, Turntable/Scratch Effects http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/biggigantic Emanuel and the Fear @ Joe's Pub, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Orchestral/indie rock; strings, brass, acoustic guitar, electric piano, synth bass KEYWORDS: Rock, Indie, Thoughtful, Punchy, String Section, Violin, Horn Section, Nature, Liberation http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/Emanuel_and_the_Fear

Monday, June 8

Birds of Chicago @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, CHICAGO FEATURES: Rock Americana with female vocals; piano, keyboard, electric guitar, bass, drums KEYWORDS: Rock Americana, Romantic, Sentimental, Keyboards, Drumset, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/birdsofchicago

Thursday, June 11

Jerome Holloway @ S.P.A.C.E., EVANSTON FEATURES: Slow, bluesy singer-songwriter/rock with male vocals; guitar, bass, drums KEYWORDS: Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Inspirational/Uplifting, Making Change/Revolution http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/JeromeHolloway Chelsea Reject @ Summerstage, Betsy Head Park, BROOKLYN FEATURES: Hip-Hop; acoustic piano; emotional, thoughtful and melancholy. KEYWORDS: Hip Hop/Rap, Indie/Alternative, Melancholy, Acoustic Piano, Electronic Percussion http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2178338

Friday, June 12 – June 14

(@ Spring Awakening Music Festival 2015, CHICAGO) SAVOY  FEATURES: Electronic instrumental with dubstep, hip hop and reggae influences; aggressive KEYWORDS: Experimental, Electronic, Dubstep, Mean/Tough, Lively/Hi-energy, Horn Section http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/savoy Antony + the Tramps, Clip Art, Archie Powell & The Exports @ Ribfest Chicago, CHICAGO Antony + the Tramps FEATURES: Folky indie with male vocals; piano, organ, guitar, bass, drums; thoughtful, dreamy KEYWORDS: Rock Americana, Nostalgic/Reflective, Rock Band, Hammond Piano, Ambiguous  http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/antonyablan  Clip Art FEATURES: Indie rock; electric guitars, bass, drums, vibraphone; poignant, dreamy, mellow KEYWORDS: Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Heartwarming, Peaceful/Calm, Tuned Percussion http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/ClipArt Archie Powell & The Exports FEATURES: Punky garage rock with male vocals; distorted electric guitars, bass, drums; rowdy KEYWORDS: Garage Rock, Energetic, Punchy, Rowdy, Common Ensembles, Distorted Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/archiepowell

Friday, June 12

Hemmingbirds @ Subterranean, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie folk with male vocals; acoustic guitars, piano, bass, drums; triplet feel KEYWORDS: Indie Folk, Heartwarming, Relaxed, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Recreation http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/hemmingbirds heRobust and K Theory @ Avalon, HOLLYWOOD K Theory FEATURES: Electronic drums, synths, electronic sounds and effects; ambient, punchy KEYWORDS: Electronic, Dubstep, Scientific/Futuristic, Dangerous, DJ Samples http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/ktheory  heRobust FEATURES: Trap instrumental with synths, sax, bass, punchy beat; builds up at times KEYWORDS: Electronic, Trap, Punchy, Confident/Determined, Builds/Grows, Synthesizer http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/heRobust  Bogan Via @ The Lexington, LOS ANGELES FEATURES: Indie electronic with female vocals; synths, bass, electronic beat, hand claps KEYWORDS: Atmospheric, Shimmering, Introspective, Moving On/Letting Go http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/Boganvia Matthew Santos @ Federal Underground, LONG BEACH FEATURES: Rock instrumental with piano, acoustic & electric guitar; latin-influenced  KEYWORDS: Pop Rock, Melancholy, Common Ensembles, Acoustic Piano, Distorted Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/MatthewSantos

Saturday, June 13

Antony + the Tramps @ The Empty Bottle, CHICAGO FEATURES: Folky indie with male vocals; piano, organ, guitar, bass, drums; thoughtful, dreamy KEYWORDS: Rock Americana, Nostalgic/Reflective, Rock Band, Hammond Piano, Ambiguous http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/antonyablan

Thursday, June 18

Xoe Wise @ Schuba's Tavern, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie folk with female vocals; acoustic guitar, piano, strings, bass, drums; dreamy KEYWORDS: Indie, Indie Folk, Romantic, Atmospheric, Earthy/Organic, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/2079447 The Ivory's @ Arlene's Grocery, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Indie pop rock with male vocals; electric guitars, bass, punchy beat; disco influence KEYWORDS: Rock, Indie, Strong, Bold, Catchy, Common Ensembles, Attraction http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/TheIvorys

Friday, June 19

Celine Neon @ Emporium Arcade Bar, CHICAGO FEATURES: Pop with female vocals; synths, bass, punchy beat; sexy, naughty, strong KEYWORDS: Modern Pop, Scientific/Futuristic, Sexy, Synthesizer, Desire http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/celineneon The Noise FM @ Schuba's Tavern, CHICAGO FEATURES: Alternative rock with male vocals; distorted electric guitars, bass, drums; driving KEYWORDS: Rock, Energetic, Rowdy, Rock Band, Distorted Guitar, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/thenoisefm Big Gigantic @ Avalon, HOLLYWOOD FEATURES: Slick hip hop with incantatory arpeggiated synth, machinic loops, hip-hop kick. KEYWORDS: Experimental Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Hypnotic, Turntable/Scratch Effects http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/biggigantic The Ivory's @ The Bowery Electric, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Indie pop rock with male vocals; electric guitars, bass, punchy beat; disco influence KEYWORDS: Rock, Indie, Strong, Bold, Catchy, Common Ensembles, Attraction http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/TheIvorys

Saturday, June 20

Bassel & the Supernaturals @ Taste Of Randolph Street Festival, CHICAGO FEATURES: Funky R&B with male vocals; rock influence; guitar, keyboard, trumpets, bass, drums KEYWORDS: Contemporary, Pop R&B, Soul, Brass, Trumpet, Inner-Self http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/basselmusic Three Thousand Rivers @ Arlene's Grocery, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Folk rock with male vocals; electric guitar, violin, saxophone, bass, drums KEYWORDS: Jam Rock, Folk Rock, Dramatic, Violin, Reeds/Winds, Alto Saxophone, Recreation http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/3000rivers

Sunday, June 21

Graham Czach @ Taste Of Randolph Street Festival, CHICAGO FEATURES: Light pop with male vocals; piano, strings, acoustic guitar, backup vocals; elegant KEYWORDS: Pop, Adult, Contemporary, Panoramic/Pastoral, Builds/Grows, String Quartet http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/grahamczach

Tuesday, June 23

THURZ @ Lyric Theatre, LOS ANGELES FEATURES: Pop hip hop with male MC and female vocals; drum set, electric guitar, piano KEYWORDS: Nostalgic/Reflective, Acoustic Piano, Misfortune, Society, Death, Life http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/THURZ

Wednesday, June 24

Tall Walker @ House of Blues, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie rock with male vocals; electric guitars, bass, drums; synth KEYWORDS: Indie, Romantic, Atmospheric, Rock Band, Guitar/Stringed, Love/Relationships http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/tallwalker

Friday, June 26

Krystal Metcalfe @ The Cubby Bear, CHICAGO KEYWORDS: Bold, Confident http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/krystalmetcalfe

Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, June 28

Filligar @ Elston Avenue Sausage & Music Fest 2015, CHICAGO FEATURES: Indie rock with male vocals; electric guitars, bass, drums, organ; energetic, bold KEYWORDS: Fun, Emotional, Insistent, Organ, Wurlitzer Drumset, Cities, New York, Loneliness http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/filligar

Saturday, June 27

North By North and Archie Powell & The Exports @ Goose Island Brewery, CHICAGO North By North FEATURES: Short blues rock track with male & whispered female vocals KEYWORDS: Blues Rock, Mean/Tough, Ominous, Strong, Whispering, Life http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/northbynorth Archie Powell & The Exports FEATURES: Punky garage rock with male vocals; distorted electric guitars, bass, drums; rowdy KEYWORDS: Garage Rock, Energetic, Punchy, Rowdy, Common Ensembles, Distorted Guitar http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/archiepowell 

Monday, June 29

Maniac @ All Star Lanes, LOS ANGELES FEATURES: Bright indie pop instrumental with piano, guitar, bass, hand claps, shaker; cheerful KEYWORDS: Rock, Indie, Pop, Bright, Carefree, Synthesizer, Auxiliary Percussion, Shaker http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/maniac Michael Persall @ Pianos, NEW YORK CITY FEATURES: Singer Songwriter, male vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic drums, bells KEYWORDS: Emotional, Sentimental, Strong, Guitar/Stringed, Commitment/Dedication http://www.musicdealers.com/#!/artist/michaelpersall