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Desdemona Dallas is a writer and photographer currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Through her work Dallas aims to highlight artists and activists engaged in changing social dialogue and igniting culture conversation. Currently looking for beauty in the belly of the beast. Follow her on Instgram @dily.daly and twitter @storiesbydallas

PREVIEW: Our Favorite Electronic DJs Playing at Panorama

So we lost Cardi B, who got replaced by Lil Wayne, due to her pregnancy, but Panorama Festival is still packed with some amazing women in music. Janet Jackson, who is making a long awaited come back, Sza, who has had an amazing year since her release of album Ctrl, and indie star favorite St. [...]

By | 2018-07-19T14:47:19+00:00 July 18th, 2018|FEATURES|0 Comments

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Mitski “Nobody” & More

 Mitski has been on a rocketing career path over the past few years, and is set to release her sophomore album Be The Cowboy on August 17th. We've only seen a few glimpses into this record so far - via videos for her singles "Geyser" and now, "Nobody" - but it seems as though Mitski's been [...]

By | 2018-06-29T17:09:37+00:00 June 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Video of the Week|0 Comments

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Twin Shadow “Saturdays” & More

 When Twin Shadow released his album Caer in April of this year, it brought a sense of relief to fans - not only did it signify recovery from his bands' catastrophic tour bus crash, the music felt like a return to form. His first two records, 2010 debut Forget and its 2012 follow-up Confess, [...]

By | 2018-06-15T01:33:31+00:00 June 14th, 2018|FEATURES, Video of the Week|0 Comments

How the #MeToo Movement Could Make Music Festival Season Safer

When I was 16 my most essential possession was a small backpack. It was made of a simple worn-in cloth, the fabric comprised of a colorful rainbow of stripes. The colors weren’t overtly vibrant, instead dulled, to give the desired vintage effect. It was a small bag and would fit no more than a cell [...]

By | 2018-06-12T03:55:23+00:00 June 11th, 2018|FEATURES|0 Comments

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Tierra Whack “Whack World” & More

Tierra Whack draws us into the strange world of her own making through her visual album Whack World. The Philadelphia based rapper became a known force in the world of hip-hop last October with her video "Mumbo Jumbo," which Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract called the best music video of 2017. Through this acclaim, Whack has become as recognized [...]

By | 2018-06-06T19:17:18+00:00 June 7th, 2018|FEATURES, Video of the Week|0 Comments

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Gurr “Hot Summer” & More

My summers memories are always decorated with a particular kind of texture - the lingering feeling of grass cuts along my legs, the sting of sunburnt shoulders beneath a backpack full of empty rosé bottles, the soft and smooth goo of half melted ice cream on my tongue, skin sticky with sweat but refreshed with a [...]

By | 2018-05-29T19:09:15+00:00 May 31st, 2018|FEATURES, Video of the Week|0 Comments

INTERVIEW: The Hum Ends 2018 Series with Breanna Barbara, Katie Von Schleicher, Mickey Vershbow & More

The final show of the 2018 The Hum series will be this Wednesday at Bushwick's House of Yes, and curator Rachael Pazdan is closing the series out with a bang. Known for its continuously potent female lineup, the closeout not only showcases some of the most promising women in Brooklyn's music scene, but also includes [...]

By | 2018-05-29T17:27:31+00:00 May 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|0 Comments

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Rising Appalachia “Resilient” & More

Rising Appalachia has spent their musical career focused on social, cultural, political, and environmental justice. Far before Trump's presidency, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith were singing on the bywaters of New Orleans about envisioning positive change. The Smith sisters have taken hold of their namesake, working as true wordsmiths of protest movements. The two [...]

By | 2018-05-23T23:00:05+00:00 May 24th, 2018|FEATURES, Video, Video of the Week|0 Comments

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

  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, expanding the typically rock and electronic music oriented curation to a whole different genre. This is the second-to-last performance of the series, which has so [...]

By | 2018-05-22T17:44:41+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|0 Comments

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

 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 including Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX, saying that she was trying to bolster the same type of female inclusion that 2001's "Lady Marmalade" [...]

By | 2018-05-16T17:18:07+00:00 May 17th, 2018|FEATURES, Video of the Week|0 Comments