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INTERVIEW: Kat Cunning on Carving a Niche For All The Weirdos

If ever there was a case for blazing your own trail to success, Kat Cunning's rising stardom is certainly one of them. Back with a new single called "Stay On The Line," Cunning is a study in fluid adaptability; time and time again, she's made opportunities for herself in all the spaces where she once [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:09+00:00 July 24th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Gabrielle Marlena “Easier Love”

Photo by Cesar Soto Gabrielle Marlena is young and earnest, character traits that describe many NYC transplants. Her second EP explores love in, around, and for the city. Brooklyn in particular is a character in Marlena's music, the new boyfriend who remains steady, unlike the ones who often disappoint. "Easier Love" is the [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:11+00:00 June 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Lauren Balthrop Comes Into Her Own on “Don’t Ever Forget”

Photo Credit: Bernie DeChant Musicians lead many lives throughout their career, music calling them to take on different personas along the way. As a former member of Balthrop, Alabama, the Bandana Splits, and the solo project Dear Georgiana, Lauren Balthrop explored collaboration, genre, and characters. It's only now, performing under her given name, [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:12+00:00 June 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Taleen Kali Explores Healing Sound on Debut EP Soul Songs

Photo by Kristin Cofer Solo efforts can often result in tense, unfocused attempts to create something altogether new. But when it all works out, fans get an exciting glimpse into what makes individual members of their favorite bands tick. Taleen Kali's debut EP Soul Songs has the garage rock vibe of her previous band TÜLIPS, [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:13+00:00 June 20th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Jaicee Rentz “Colors”

At 16 years old, most of today's teenagers are hiding out in their parent's basements, avoiding social interactions and Snapchatting away. Jaicee Rentz is bucking the trend with Colors, a debut EP ripe with youthful angst and lovetorn lyrics. The EP's title track boasts a surprising maturity. Part of that comes from the seductive vocal interplay [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 19th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Kid Bloom Comes of Age With “Parents House”

As a kid growing up in the late '90s, I was often faced with the sad realities of having a limited CD collection. Back then, CDs cost upwards of $20 and I had neither the resources or nor the cool friends needed to expand my musical education. Instead, I pushed play again and again on [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 18th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

PLAYING THE BAY: Jaji Preme, a Flower Who Raps

Jaji photo by @hunt_the_bay Late one cold Berkeley evening, troupes of East Bay's finest music enthusiasts waited outside performance event New Wave Collective on San Pablo Ave., which poured a soft pink light on to the sidewalk. Inside awaited a lineup of up-and-coming performers - singers, rappers, and artists all ready to take [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:14+00:00 June 12th, 2018|COLUMNS, Interviews, Playing The Bay|

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 | 2018-08-09T17:04:22+00:00 May 29th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

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 | 2018-08-09T17:04:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: The Third Week of The Hum with Bunny Michael, Xhosa

The music industry has been created around the aesthetic, ideals, and myths of a group of gatekeepers who don't always allow access for the artists whose views are breaking the mold. Hypnocraft Presents is opening a new archetype of gatekeeper, developing a platform for the obscure and marginalized. This week The Hum series, continues at the House [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:24+00:00 May 15th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|