February 19, 2016

Friday night live at Transistor: folktronica from Terry Tertiary and Songburd. Sound by Jon Monteverde. [view photos]


Terry Tertiary is a musical artist from Chicago, who fuses the folk, hip-hop, R&B, electronic, acoustic and indie pop genres to make an original sound. With over eight years of performing experience, including being part of an eight-piece progressive jam band and a hip-hop duo, Tertiary has been honing his skills in singing, songwriting, producing, audio engineering, booking and managing. His work has earned him spots opening for Pusha T of G.O.O.D. Music, Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) of Bad Boy Records, and Ace Hood of We The Best Music Group/YMCMB. Terry Tertiary has delivered crowd-captivating performances at such venues as The House of Blues in Cleveland and Subterranean in Chicago. He has also been the UIC Radio host of the Wardens MidWest Radio Show since fall of 2014, helping bridge the gap between the underground music scene in Chicago and its taste makers. Tertiary has started branding an image by releasing music videos via his YouTube page and teaming up with the clothing and apparel brand Subliminal Tactix, also native to Chicago.

Terry Tertiary’s most recent musical project is his self-titled EP, which finds him collaborating with a few of his in-house producers. The “Terry Tertiary EP” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3 and Google Play. With his eight years of experience playing guitar, producing and audio engineering, and his 10-plus years singing and rapping, he certainly has many more songs to release and is now looking for the perfect platforms for showcasing his live performances and expanding his already growing fan base.

For his Transistor performance, Terry Tertiary will be performing seven original songs from his upcoming project, “Folktronica,” in which he will be playing guitar, singing and rapping to backing track instrumentation he programmed.

Visit Terry Tertiary’s Soundcloud page.

Listen to Terry Tertiary's contribution to Transistor Radio's Bring Your Own Beat:


Songburd (Heidi Osborne) shares global stories through her music. Her sweet voice and fingers plucking the ukulele strings or jamming on the keys will take you on a journey full of love, growth, hardships and overcoming. She has spent years traveling the world, ­ the past few years in Australia, Japan, and New Zealand, before landing here in Chicago. A classically trained pianist turned folk pop singer/songwriter, she’ll inspire you to be all you’re made to be and do the things you’re called to and to step out of your comfort zone.

For this Transistor show, Songburd will be performing original songs that she accompanies with piano/ukulele.

Visit Songburd’s Soundcloud page.


Poster by Kendra Hutchings

Poster by Kendra Hutchings