Xavier Robert, known professionally as YOUNG XAV, is an American recording artist and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. Aiming to be the Great Gatsby of this century’s twenties, he’s a representative of the modern musical era by date but not by sound. Although he’s only been making music for a year, the sound is colossal, the approach – timeless. Having lived in a household with a DJ for a father, musical aptitude is embedded in his DNA. Most people plan their music career but XAV’s reeks with serendipity, after one day randomly deciding to reach out to some producer friends, booking a session in Milwaukee, and recording his first song “Summer Love” which would amass thousands of streams upon its first day of release.
The release of his debut album After Dark in February 2019 marked the genesis of what will be one long and fabled career. In the process of creating the album, he released “On The Low” and “Still Alive” as singles. Both records garnered unanticipated traffic in the thousands, a healthy foreshadow of the full-length projects approaching success. With a growing fan base hailing from SoHo to SoCal, it’s evident that his sound transcends through cultures, area codes and time zones.
YOUNG XAV’s innate ability to cultivate sound and bend frequencies rest perfectly next to his ardent desire to tell his narrative to the world. His music bleeds with intensity, diary-like reflections, wicked lyrical capabilities and fitting production. More than an MC, XAV represents musical creation, inception, diversity, versatility and expansion.
Conway is an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The genesis of Conway came in the summer of 2017, when lead singer Aidan Hargis and guitarist Riley Allen began recording the first Conway EP, ‘Last Chance to Dance,’ in Allen’s bedroom, which was released in January 2018 and followed it with a split single ‘Forbidden Fruit’ & ‘Every Single Time,’ in September of that year. Since June of 2018, Conway has been gigging and touring all over the Midwest, gaining mileage, fans, and experience. They take the relentlessly catchy choruses from bands like Green Day, layered and twisting lyrics inspired by acts like The Arctic Monkeys paired with dark and self-aware subject matter, topped off with electronic alternative metal influences like Rob Zombie, and finally a big dose of cynical, carefree nihilism. With a brand new album on the way, and a partnership with Pavement Records, Conway is here to fill the void in rock music between the heavy, drop-tuned breakdowns and the neutered radio pop-rock that worms its way into the charts every week. Dirty and loose with hooks that won’t leave your head after you hear them, they’re on the march to prove that if rock is dead, music sounds best from six feet under.
Local Chicago alternative/indie rock band.
New Soulful Alternative R&B from Chicago, IL