Chicago's Smith Westerns were formed in 2007 by high school students Max Kakacek and brothers Cullen and Cameron Omori, who between them shared an interest in playing music but nearly zero experience in actually doing it.
Smith Westerns trade in their garage-rock roots for a more mature and atmospheric indie-rock sound on their latest release, "Soft Will."
Ingrid Michaelson "Human Again" Mom+Pop
With her lilting voice and nerdy, girl-next-door looks, Ingrid Michaelson has charmed an audience and built a career around her good-girl appeal.
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