Vinal Luciano: “Reason”

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Happy Monday everyone! Kicking off the week with another brand new track from local hip hop artist Vinal Luciano. This song is called “Reason” and you can find it streaming on the player below (just a song this time). This is another single that comes from Vinal’s upcoming album, Growing Pains 2.

Vinal released another song and video for “Stand Tall” last month. His EP Growing Pains came out in 2018.

Keyng: “Vent”

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Today we bring you a brand new song from local hip hop artist Keyng aka Nykeyla Henderson, who has been making a big splash with her involvement with the Black People Party of America and their involvement in the community lately. Keyng has released a new song a week or so ago called “Vent” and you can find that streaming on the player embedded below. Check out her youtube page right here for some more music.

Matt LaMarca: “Past Future” (Backyard Demo)

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Here we go, today we bring you more local music this time coming straight from Matt LaMarca‘s back yard in this time of quarantine. Matt is a busy musical man, he performs in the new full band rendition of Baby Ocho, and recently launched a facebook page for his solo material and announced he is working on a new EP. This is a nicely recorded backyard demo of a song presumably going to be a part of that new EP called “PastFuture.” You can find that on the youtube player embedded below.

Looming Debut New Song “Slide” In Exchange For Donations To Brave Space Alliance


It’s been a minute since we’ve heard new music from Springfield heavy hitting rock group Looming! Now the band is debuting a brand new song, but doing it for a good cause. From Looming’s facebook page:

We have a brand new song called Slide. Wanna hear it? In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement and Pride month we are encouraging donations to Brave Space Alliance in Chicago. If you donate ANYTHING to them….even just $1….email your receipt to and we will email you back with a link to download an unreleased and unheard song that we’ve been working on.…/help-sustain-brave-space-allian…

“Brave Space Alliance, the only Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center in Chicago needs your help to survive and thrive. We need vital financial support in order to continue providing life-saving, culturally competent, for-us by-us programs and services to Black and Brown trans and gender non-conforming people on the South and West sides of the city.”

Yep, that’s right! We are not streaming the song below or anything like that, because you have to follow the directions and donate to Brave Space Alliance to get the song!

Looming released their sophomore album Seed in 2017.

Adam Maletich: “Cumulonimbus”

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Local singer/songwriter Adam Maletich has released a brand new track as well as announced that he has a new album on the way.  The new track is called “Cumoulonimbus” and the upcoming album is called Turbulence. You can check out the track on the Youtube player embedded below, or head on over to Adam’s Youtube channel right here.

Adam released his last album Over The Edge a couple of years ago in 2018.

Local Drags: “The Well”


Looks like local pop punk group Local Drags have released a brand new song as a part of a musical quarantine series put together by Something To Do Records out of Seattle Washington. The series is called “Something To Do Music For Something To Do People” and the Local Drags song is the 20th installment of the series. You can check it out on the Something To Do bandcamp page, or stream that sucker on the player below.

Local Drags released their full length album, Shit’s Lookin’ Up last year, and also The Boys Are Still In Town 7″ this past fall.

Meezy Killafield: “I Don’t Know Freestyle”

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Even though the lock-down continues, hip hop in the 217 does not as we keep having new singles and music videos rolling in! This time once again local rapper Meezy Killafield has teamed up with Twenty One Seven Studios for a new song and video for “I Don’t Know Freestyle.” You can check that one out on the player embedded below.

Meezy Killafield released his album The Killafield Kronicles earlier last year. Check out a long list of other local music videos shot over the years on our vids/pics page.

Deezy Da Paperboy feat. Junior Pasáre: “Brown Baby Bars”


All of the bars in town are closed (except for some that are doing curbside and delivery services), but today we have some more brand new local music, and a song called “Brown Baby Bars”… that’s right, brought to you by hip hop projects Deezy Da Paperboy and featuring Junior Pasáre.

We couldn’t find this one streaming on any services that we can embed below, but this new track IS streaming on Apple Music right here, and Spotify right here. Go check it out! Oh, it’s even on Google Play right here.

Creepin Towards: “The Things You Love”

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Well, we certainly don’t expect to see very many new bands popping up or starting during the stay-at-home order that we are currently in, but looks like yesterday one new Springfield project made its debut at least in the online world! This new project is called “Creepin Towards” and features Clare Frachey (Spell Breaker, SAP) and Ralph Shank. The project is kicking things off with a bang with this new song and video for the song “The Things You Love.” Check out the video embedded on the player below.

This project doesn’t have any live shows lined up as far as we know, but then again there are no shows really lined up on the whole entire planet as far as we know right now.

Kate Laine: “Sway”


More new local music from our beloved solo acts coming at ya in these tough times! Today we bring you a brand new demo track from Kate Laine. The track is called “Sway” and you can find it streaming on the player below. Also head on over to Kate’s bandcamp page where you can pay-what-you-want for the download and check out more of her music. Kate released her last full album Recurring Dream in 2017 and two songs under her full band, Kate The Band last year.