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Album Review: Cassandra Violet’s EP 4 Questions If Lust Is Carnal or Cathartic?

Casandra Violet’s EP 4 is pretty dark, and by that I mean “pretty” and “dark”. These are two entities that, in essence, do not live together, but, in music, are happily sharing an apartment. Nowadays, people love the seediness of music; a feeling that mischief has married the colorful of life to make a baby… Continue reading Album Review: Cassandra Violet’s EP 4 Questions If Lust Is Carnal or Cathartic?

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Concert Review: NVDES Turns Mercury Lounge Into A Discotheque

NVDES turned Mercury Lounge into a discotheque of sorts; where lead singer, Josh Ocean, became more intrigued with people watching each other than him. For Josh, NVDES is a vessel for music, which is their visual and splashy soundscape are meant to grab your mind. Seeing red-lipped lemons dance in margarita glasses or an ass… Continue reading Concert Review: NVDES Turns Mercury Lounge Into A Discotheque

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Concert Review: Hoodie Allen Turns Playstation Theater Into A Cake Party

With Post Malone’s recent remark that Hip Hop is, in essence, not where you go for depth, I have to say I completely 100% disagree. What has happened in Hip Hop happens to every revolution; you, eventually, become an institution, and with that more people, styles, and ideas are allowed enter what was once a… Continue reading Concert Review: Hoodie Allen Turns Playstation Theater Into A Cake Party

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Concert Review: Cut Copy Computerize Terminal 5

Cut Copy turned Terminal 5 from a warehouse into a giant computer. Each of their tracks, from their newest record, Haiku From Zero, felt like codes and gens being typed into our brains and commanding us to dance. Something even lead singer, Dan Whitford, marveled as he said, “I was going to tell yo to… Continue reading Concert Review: Cut Copy Computerize Terminal 5

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Album Review: Björk Shows Modern Love Is An Android Fantasy In Utopia

Utopia plays to love in an Android. It was as if Björk took every form of technology that we use, and turned it into a a kaleidoscope on love. Frankly, how we find, treat, and manifest love has completely thank to the techno-wave of the past 30 years, which explains why Björk has aggrandized the… Continue reading Album Review: Björk Shows Modern Love Is An Android Fantasy In Utopia

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Concert Review: Snoh Aalegra Goes All Whitney Houston At MHOW

It is no secret that I love Snoh Aalegra’s music. Her ability to capture the heartbreak of a good woman that gives all of herself to a lesser man is absolutely one of a kind and a full, music experience. I marveled at her debut, Feels, because it is, literally, the soundtrack to female pain… Continue reading Concert Review: Snoh Aalegra Goes All Whitney Houston At MHOW

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Concert Review: Sheppard Guide Through The Fields of Life At Bowery Ballroom

It is official! Not only does Australia hold one of my fave soap operas, Home And Away, but also some of the most exuberant bands. In the new wave of rich music, there is a core division between light an dark. On one hand, you have those like, The Weeknd and even The Late Lil… Continue reading Concert Review: Sheppard Guide Through The Fields of Life At Bowery Ballroom

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Concert Review: Romes Builds A Tower of Sound At Bowery Ballroom

I saw Romes at Bowery Ballroom a few months ago. Back then, I marveled at their star quality, and patiently awaited their debut. As I always say, time is a marvel, especially when it comes to empowering your star power. Maybe, it was having a full album under their belt, and proudly being able to… Continue reading Concert Review: Romes Builds A Tower of Sound At Bowery Ballroom

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Diandra Interviews Smoke And Sugar: A Rising Band of Influencers

In a world desperately seeking the genuine, Smoke And Sugar arise to show that music is the most important thing to authenticity. Music speaks to an individual’s soul, and, for that, Smoke And Sugar rising as a powerful voice. Fusing every genre, from Latin Rock to R&B, they are a sonic reminder that art is… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Smoke And Sugar: A Rising Band of Influencers

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Theatre Review: Zhu Yi’s A Deal Shows The Pact Between Immigrant And Country

When you are young, anywhere but home sounds better. The idea that in some foreign land you can “make it big” and “make your own life” attracts you. Thus, America being sold as the land of dreams and rag to riches tales is a magnet for hopeful youth who want adventure, but are not fully… Continue reading Theatre Review: Zhu Yi’s A Deal Shows The Pact Between Immigrant And Country