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LIVE REVIEW: Sleigh Bells @The El Rey

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Show Reviews|Tags: , , |

In 2010, I woke up each day in Queens, NY and took the N train to the Flatiron district. The walk from the train stop to the publishing company where I worked was just enough [...]

ONLY NOISE: Kill Your Idols

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, only noise|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Bob Dylan is finally going to accept his Nobel Prize…with a taped lecture. Ed Sheeran is losing his “nice guy” status and getting called out as a blatant misogynist. Even in death, Chuck Berry can’t [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: A Springtime Playlist

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, playing Detroit, Recent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

There is an undeniable shift in self when the clocks return to their forward position and warmer days begin to outnumber the cold ones. Spring, though different depending on your geographic specifics, happens under the [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Mimi Raver “Creatures Of Habit”

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Premieres, Recent, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The album art for Mimi Raver’s upcoming LP ’06 Female will give you an insight into the songwriter’s knack for duality. At first glance, the cover for Raver’s imminent release bears the precious, painterly image [...]

LIVE REVIEW: Nikki Lane @ The El Rey

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Show Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Date night in Los Angeles usually means carefully ripped jeans, soft grey t-shirts, and expensive jewelry that says "I'm not trying too hard." The crowd at Nikki Lane's show got the memo and sent it [...]

ALBUM REVIEW: Sorority Noise “You’re Not As _____ As You Think”

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Hartford emo band Sorority Noise released their third full length record, You’re Not As _____ As You Think, this week. It’s so self-aware it’s like the Scream of emo records. It’s formulaic as far as [...]