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|

PREMIERE: Anna Connolly “Stars”

photo by Claire Packer Where do you see yourself in ten years? Are you doing the same job? Or do you see yourself picking up a secret passion and taking it out on the road? Musician Anna Connolly spent her teen years romping around the D.C. punk scene, hanging with bands like Minor [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:08:33-04:00October 10th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Pleasure Prince, “Entry” EP

In the not-so-distant future, when the earth is covered in red sand dunes and everyone is finally wearing floor length metal space dresses, humans will need some sick jams to make love to. Brooklyn's own Pleasure Prince is eager to provide the musical backdrop. Musicians Lilly Scott and William Duncan use their voices in tandem [...]

By |2018-10-11T03:02:52-04:00October 8th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Anna Wang “Hindsight”

Photograph by Elizabeth Wadium During a breakup, no matter where you go it feels like the world is breaking up too. The line at the grocery store is suddenly filled with sad strangers holding pints of Cherry Garcia and every TV commercial features a lonely person staring into a Netflix void. Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter Anna Wang [...]

By |2018-10-04T15:30:07-04:00October 3rd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: For Esmé “Modern Love”

Photo by Vanessa Heins Everyone has that friend so obsessed with getting a boyfriend that she completely misses the interesting, multi-layered, kick-ass person who's right in front of her (herself). Ok, we've all been that friend. Canadian band For Esmé addresses self-love in their newest track "Modern Love" off 2018's Righteous Woman. "I was [...]

By |2018-10-02T11:46:36-04:00October 2nd, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: HALEY “Credit Forever Part 2”

Haley by Colin Michael Simmons Since 2003, Haley McCallum has put dozens of releases out into the world as Haley Bonar - most of them with a folk rock bent and a focus on her clever lyricism and yearning vocals. That focus shifts with Pleasureland, released simply under the mononymous moniker HALEY. It's [...]

By |2018-10-01T15:25:02-04:00October 1st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Lexi Todd “Complacent”

Have you noticed a sudden trend of "blacked out" Facebook profile pictures? You may have received a few messages about this one, encouraging you to show followers a "world without women." October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and already there's some confusion on how people can support victims of domestic violence. For musician Lexi [...]

By |2018-10-01T21:25:40-04:00October 1st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: The Hottman Sisters “Louder” EP

photo by Carley Scott Fields Starting over, beginning anew, casting off the old... it's a process easier said than done. Omaha, Nebraska natives The Hottman Sisters are determined to move forward creatively, letting the past fall back into the rear view. Comprised of actual sisters Jessica (guitar) and Heather (synths), along with drummer [...]

By |2018-09-28T04:16:17-04:00September 27th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Moon Honey “Life Has No Meaning”

The plight of the monarch butterfly may not seem like a fitting subject for a song, yet LA's Moon Honey tackles butterflies, climate change, and death itself in their new single "Life Has No Meaning." Don't let it get you down though. Frontwoman Jess Joy uses the flutter of her voice and a kilowatt smile [...]

By |2018-09-14T16:39:14-04:00September 14th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

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