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  • PLAYING DETROIT: Virginia Violet & The Rays Modernize Motown with ‘On the Fringe’

    Born from a chance meeting in 2016, Virginia Violet and The Rays is the brainchild of musicians Virginia Nastase and Joe Myers. When the two met two years ago, the musical chemistry was incendiary. “We started cranking out songs like it was our last day [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Silence Is The Noise Uplifts Black Women With “Nappy”

    Detroit-based singer-songwriter Silence Is The Noise (Jewell Bell) has returned after a three-year hiatus with “Nappy,” a striking “love song for black women.” The song is a positive, empowering ode dedicated to uplifting black women and celebrating physical characteristics that have “historically been derided by [...]

  • PLAYING COLUMBUS: Flyover Fest 2018

    All photos by Kaiya Gordon Over the past eight and a half months I've spent living in and writing about Columbus, I've been introduced to so many crevices of the city's arts and music scene, each one as remarkable and needed as the last. Columbus [...]

  • ONLY NOISE: Punk Rock Mom

    “Punk Rock Mom” was a distinction of honor my mother appointed to herself, and though the title mortified me on more than one occasion, she’d well earned it. She was the one helming the two-hour, round trip commute between my hometown of Arlington, Washington and [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Whateverfest Brings Detroit’s Disparate Music Scenes Together

    When you think about music festivals, it’s easy to picture giant stages, overcrowded drink lines, and teenagers in various species of headwear. Whateverfest - an all-genre, all-ages DIY festival based in Detroit - is pretty much the opposite of that. Born from a “what if” [...]

PREMIERE: Knotts “Your Mind”

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

If you combine the soul and melodic sensibility of artists like Mariah Carey and Lauryn Hill with the laid-back production and honesty of indie songwriters like Fiona Apple and Bedouine, and you’ll arrive at the [...]

INTERVIEW + PREMIERE: Maria Taylor of Flower Moon Records

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Sometimes a new record has a familiarity to it that feels like curling up under a warm blanket. Flower Moon Records Compilation Friends and Family Vol 1 puts a listener at ease; its laid-back cadence urges [...]

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HIGH NOTES: Music Can Completely Alter the Course of a Trip

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

I’m in a living room overlooking the water in Vinkeveen, The Netherlands, surrounded by a dozen people tripping on ayahuasca, when the ceremony’s leader approaches my bed. “This song is for you,” she says. “I’m [...]

PET POLITICS: Waxing Furisophical with Emily Oppenheimer

March 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Emily Oppenheimer slaps the bass hard, hits the books hard, and yet maintains some of the chilliest vibes I have ever encountered. She’s sharp, but let’s just say she has a warm and fuzzy side. [...]

CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Surviving SXSW

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

I’ve been called a masochist for going to Austin, TX's South By South West festival so many years in a row. SXSW 2018 will be my eighth return trip and this year I’ll be an [...]

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PLAYING DETROIT: Virginia Violet & The Rays Modernize Motown with ‘On the Fringe’

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Born from a chance meeting in 2016, Virginia Violet and The Rays is the brainchild of musicians Virginia Nastase and Joe Myers. When the two met [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Silence Is The Noise Uplifts Black Women With “Nappy”

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Detroit-based singer-songwriter Silence Is The Noise (Jewell Bell) has returned after a three-year hiatus with “Nappy,” a striking “love song for black women.” The song is [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Flyover Fest 2018

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

All photos by Kaiya Gordon Over the past eight and a half months I've spent living in and writing about Columbus, I've been introduced to so [...]

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    PLAYING DETROIT: Virginia Violet & The Rays Modernize Motown with ‘On the Fringe’

    May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

    Born from a chance meeting in 2016, Virginia Violet and The Rays is the brainchild of musicians Virginia Nastase and Joe Myers. When the two met two years ago, the [...]

    INTERVIEW: Latasha & Shasta Geaux Pop Bring Hip-Hop to The Hum This Week

    May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

      The Hum Series' House of Yes takeover continues this Wednesday, when Brooklyn music lovers will get to see some of the best female-identified performers in the local hip-hop scene, [...]

    NEWS ROUNDUP: Alice Glass, YouTube & More

    May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

    Alice Glass, YouTube & More By Jasmine Williams The Indomitable Ms. Alice Thanks to #MuteRKelly the #MeToo floodgates have opened in the music industry with more stories of rampant sexual [...]

    VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Rita Ora “Girls” & More

    May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

     Rita Ora's new song "Girls" has become a controversial tune, rather than the anthem of bi-sexual freedom she intended. Ora worked with a powerhouse crew of female pop vocalists [...]