RAY OF LIGHT: Sean Thomas Gerard talks latest single and accompanying April 4 livestream

  For the last couple of weeks, encore (like everyone else in ILM) has gotten used to seeing the words “postponed” and “canceled” due to COVID-19. It’s a tough pill to swallow for the arts and entertainment community, especially for musicians who rely on shows and festivals for exposure and a paycheck. Among them is Sean Thomas Gerard of Onward, Soldiers, who books shows for … Continue reading RAY OF LIGHT: Sean Thomas Gerard talks latest single and accompanying April 4 livestream

DECADE IN MUSIC: Shannon looks back on memorable people, moments and music in ILM

  Just like the beginning of the decade, the idea of writing a reflection on roughly 10 years of conversations in music started off as an exciting endeavor. Just like actually living through the decade, I’m exhausted. Once I started shuffling through my mind’s filing system and scribbling down names of musicians, I quickly realized: “I’ve talked to a lot of fucking people.” Don’t get … Continue reading DECADE IN MUSIC: Shannon looks back on memorable people, moments and music in ILM

TAKING ACTION: Music and arts are brewing this Sunday at Waterman’s

    “I have instant respect for people who use their talents and influence to help kids and communities in need,” Tumbleweed’s McKay Glasgow says of fellow musician Jason Andre of The Midatlantic. “I don’t know Jason well, but I’ve seen him out in the water and he’s a good surfer. I also see him supporting other musicians at shows and doing cool things in … Continue reading TAKING ACTION: Music and arts are brewing this Sunday at Waterman’s

KIND HUMANS: Artist Jeremy Collins and musician Tres Altman debut the ‘HUMAN.KIND’ project

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. However, when we think of all that defines humanity, how does one illustrate its complexities or put into words juxtaposing beauty and ugliness? Who knows, but there are two people who have offered their own interpretations by way of art, poetry and song in “HUMAN.KIND.” The collaborative project is upstarted by The Paper Stars’ Tres Altman … Continue reading KIND HUMANS: Artist Jeremy Collins and musician Tres Altman debut the ‘HUMAN.KIND’ project