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INTERVIEW: Trans Rapper Mz. Neon Celebrates Her “Pussy Stick” with Newest Single

Sporting an ecstatic mane of blond curls and heart-shaped sunglasses, it’s easy to mistake Neon Music for a living Barbie Doll and not the trans Lil’ Kim. She’s five-foot-four-inches of teased-out Hollywood glamour that stares down the blond bombshell archetype, then dropkicks it. But rhymes come just as effortlessly as fierce-femme style to this up-and-coming [...]

By |2019-03-07T17:35:28-04:00March 7th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Ziemba Extends an Invite to Parallel World of Ardis with “Veritas in Terra”

all photos by Megan Mack René Kladzyk has made it her artistic purpose to merge various media since the very beginning of her musical project Ziemba; her debut LP came with an incense made from flowers in and around her childhood home, and her live shows frequently feature the diffusion of scents she's [...]

By |2019-03-06T00:11:15-04:00March 5th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews, Video of the Week|

INTERVIEW: Evelyn Frances Plants the Seeds of Her Upcoming Record

Photo by Chloé Jarnac Tucked away on Orchard Street among eclectic restaurants (and the karaoke spot where I’ve put on a few shows of my own) sits the modest entrance to Rockwood Music Hall’s Stage 3. It’s a basement lounge filled with candlelit two-person tables and a trapezoidal stage that looks made for [...]

By |2019-03-01T16:34:59-04:00March 1st, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Show Reviews|

INTERVIEW: TWIN XL Talk Music, “Friends,” and Their Upcoming Debut

Brothers Stephen and John Gomez and Cameron Walker are no strangers to success. Following chart-topping careers with The Summer Set and Nekokat, the trio united after working together to write and produce music for trailers, commercials, and other artists, such as All Time Low, Lindsey Stirling, and Life of Dillon. The result - TWIN XL [...]

By |2019-02-25T21:21:29-04:00February 26th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Prinze George “Thunder In My Head”

A well-timed bath may have a greater impact on one's mood than exercise (or so says science). Prinze George tap into the same relaxing effect of pulling your head under warm water on their latest single, "Thunder In My Head," off their new EP Airborne. Over Kenny Grimm's cool production and Isabelle De Leon's liquid beats, vocalist Naomi Almquist [...]

By |2018-11-09T03:41:28-04:00November 9th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Mother Feather Discuss the Big Ideas and Bigger Sound on Constellation Baby

Forged in the flames of New York City's rock club scene, glam rock outfit Mother Feather developed a stand-out style with glittering costumes and a punk rock attitude from the get-go. Its lead vocalists, Ann Courtney and Elizabeth Carena, met in college, forming a tight-knit bond and eventually adding drummer Gunnar Olsen and bassist Seth Ondracek and [...]

By |2018-11-07T14:16:47-04:00November 6th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Madeline Kenney Sets Boundaries and Explores New Sounds on Perfect Shapes

When I call Madeline Kenney, she’s almost home – driving back to Durham from a brief West Coast tour after a stop in Austin to drop off her band. On this return trip, she’ll cross the Continental Divide for the ninth time this year. Her first crossing, in January, was part of a move from [...]

By |2018-10-31T13:39:57-04:00October 31st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls Discusses the Band’s Dark Side

Around this time of year, it’s natural – or should I say supernatural? – to think about the mysteries of the unseen. Ghosts, spirits, forces – things we can feel but don’t know how to explain. While some of us like to dabble in the supernatural world for a few days out of the year, [...]

By |2018-10-29T16:31:39-04:00October 30th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Amanda Palmer on Making Art in the Era of #MeToo

On the set of "Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now." Photo by Hayley Rosenblum. Exactly one year to the day of the New York Times article that exposed Harvey Weinstein as a serial sexual predator, Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power released a video that cements the importance of the #MeToo movement. Though its [...]

By |2018-11-06T18:38:00-04:00October 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Reviews, Video of the Week|

PREMIERE: Moda Spira “Regret”

photo by Zach McNair Divorce is a word often whispered between family members; a subject broached in cryptic Facebook posts and confirmed in private text messages. When an artist is faced with the word, however, it can serve as a well of bitter inspiration. Moda Spira's latest record Divorce tackles Latifah Alattas' real [...]

By |2018-10-11T12:44:06-04:00October 11th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

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