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We Take A Peek At The Closets!


This edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY (1/26/21) on 89.1FM-LAKESHORE PUBLIC RADIO

The Closets are Northwest Indiana’s contribution to the post-Millennial music landscape. Headed by aspiring musician and Hammond native, ARISTOTLE GALANOS, who has been performing since age 14, the project is done in true indie-rock fashion.  Galanos self-records his original compositions in a home studio often alone, but sometimes utilizing the help of friends.
For this radio program, Galanos performed a pair of live in studio songs, with a pair of additional songs “These Cobwebs” and “Strings in a Swing,” being pulled from some of The Closets’ earlier recording projects. 

Among the topics of conversation during this episode was The Closets’ debut vinyl album, “MONGREL IN THE COBWEBS,” released to regional record shops in late 2020.
Galanos says that he takes inspiration from artists ranging from singer/songwriters John Prine and Randy Newman; to artists like Lou Reed, Kevin Morby and Nick Drake, who focus on social observations and self-reflection.
Listeners should follow this young artist for one never knows what might come out of The Closets as Aristotle finds his footing in today’s ever-changing world of modern indie-rock.



Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.
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