Superkick is an alternative indie Trio from Chicago, IL. with vocalist and guitarist Mike Vaughn, vocalist and bassist Joey Youngs, and drummer Tom Ruby. Playing, touring, and living together since 2018, they bring together a wide range of influences from bands like Jawbreaker, The Strokes, The Cure, The Descendents, and more. Maintaining the band’s sharp lyrics and sensible melodies, the group partners with rising Indie singer-songwriter Laura Jean Anderson to create a beautiful, captivating, almost haunting duet that just feels right to finish the summer season. “Sure Thing” is the band’s final single before releasing their EP “Like This/Like That” in November of 2020.
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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