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PLAYING DETROIT: Snoh Aalegra Captivates El Club

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , , , , , |

Masses of R&B junkies flocked to Detroit’s beloved El Club this weekend to see Toronto’s Daniel Caesar. However, if the crowd came for the heavenly vocals, hooky chorus lines and earnest lyricism that Caesar has [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Double Winter Announces 7-inch and New LP

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: COLUMNS, Playing Detroit|Tags: , , |

Since last year’s EP Watching Eye, psychedelic doo-wop rock outfit Double Winter has been relatively silent - but that doesn’t mean they’ve been still. Lead vocalist and bassist Holly Johnson says the band has been hard [...]

ALBUM REVIEW: Willow “The 1st”

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Reviews|Tags: , |

Willow Smith isn't afraid of discourse. Over the last five years, Willow has made the internet rounds again and again, for waxing poetic about prana energy, extolling the virtues of underground quantum mechanics classes, and calling [...]

INTERVIEW: How Briana Marela Finds Balance With Music

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: AF Showcases, FEATURES, Interviews, OUT & ABOUT, Profiles, Upcoming Events|Tags: , , , |

Catch her at Baby's All Right this Wednesday when she headlines our showcase at Baby's All Right with Gold Child and Wilsen! Photo by Eleanor Petry Seattle often seems like a mystical place [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Torres @ The Basement

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |

All photos by Kaiya Gordon As I watched Torres' show last night at The Basement in Columbus, I drafted what I thought might be the opening lines of my review in my head. [...]

EP PREMIERE: Pollens “Mr. Manufacture”

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|Tags: , , , |

When I was in college, listening to Animal Collective's track "Bees" felt like a revolution in sound. It was the first time I was really confronted with challenging music, music that took me out of [...]