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Category: Music


Jun 30, 2014

Where Are the Women in the Emo Revival?

Upon receiving word that heart-on-sleeve heavyweights Jimmy Eat World were reissuing many of their classic albums on vinyl this summer, it made us aware that the rumors behind the Great Emo Revival were true. (And...

Jun 16, 2014

In Defense of Lana Del Rey

“I’ve been a lot of different people, I guess,” controversial chanteuse Lana Del Rey recently told The Fader. Haven’t we all? It’s just that the artist formerly known as Lizzy Grant (and May Jailer) has transmogrified...

Jun 9, 2014

5 Great Non-Guitar Solos

One of the most remarkable moments on the classic Soungarden album Superunknown is the solo on “Spoonman.” Sure, we all were familiar with guitarist Kim Thayil’s shredding, but it was the song’s namesake that really...

Jun 6, 2014
  Tia Scott       Music  0

Album Review: Maxine Ashley - MOOD SWINGs EP

After garnering a successful buzz from her cover version of Portishead’s “Glory Box” and pulling in more than 9 million views on her YouTube channel, songbird/songwriter Maxine Ashley releases her debut EP, MOOD SWINGs. For this exclusive...

Jun 2, 2014

What We're Digging Right Now - Poor Rich Boy

  Photo courtesy USEFP Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Poor Rich Boy sounds like a Merge Records mainstay. The group’s crystalline acoustic guitars and syncopated, airy percussion suggest a Middle Eastern-South Asian Bon Iver or Iron and Wine. The...

May 19, 2014

5 Instrumental Albums You Need To Hear Right Now

Album cover courtesy ATO Talk is cheap. Sometimes the most powerful way to say something is with music. Guitar gurus Rodrigo y Gabriela having been speaking volumes with their jaw-dropping albums for years, and the recently...

May 6, 2014
  Tia Scott       Music  0

Album Review: SZA - S EP

Following up on her amazing debut entitled See.SZA.Run, alternative R&B songstress SZA hits us with eight tracks of dark, dreamy, spacy production and harmonies in the form of the S EP. Now, I could say...

May 5, 2014

Iggy Azalea Shines Light on Sexual Assaults at Concerts

We all wish that the savoir-faire of pop stars could rub off on us. But that blind desire has turned into a sickening entitlement. With rapper Iggy Azalea having to cease crowd-surfing at her shows because...

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