WAX FANG is the moniker of songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Carney. It began as a solo project with 2005’s albume-ette of quirky pop songs. Black & Endless Night, was manifested into a power trio for both 2007’s neo-classic rock non-cept album, La La Land, and 2012’s brooding Mirror, Mirror EP before becoming a two piece recording project for 2014’s space-rock opera, The Astronaut. 2017 finds Wax Fang with in its most realized form, with bassist/ co-producer Corey McAfee, keyboard wizard, Zach Driscoll, and drummer, Dave Chale, and a brand new album in tow: Victory Laps.
A Chicago native, Matt Smith started THOMPSON SPRINGS as an outlet for songs he collected while playing in the Madison-based group, The Sharrows. The group’s new EP, “Fond Regards (2017),” features Pat Sansone of Wilco and frequent collaborator Rob Laakso of Kurt Vile and the Violators. Jacob Bicknase (drums), and Andy Goitia (bass) round out the project.
GOSH! is the musical love child of Padraig Steadman, Claire Lambach, and Kyle Prenevost. Having crafted their noisy dream pop sound in the Quad City area of Illinois/Iowa, the band released their self titled debut on Athletic Tapes and Guilt Ridden Pop. After a year of touring, the band relocated to Chicago IL in the summer of 2016.