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Concert Review: Nora Jane Struthers Is A Champion At American Beauty NYC

Nora Jane Struthers is grassroots folk at its purest. Nowadays with how much genres are infused and bent into each other, you might forget their original sounds and intentions. DO NOT GET ME WRONG! I love fusions, but there is always something sweet to hearing the guitar, fiddle, banjo, claps, and stomps of classic folk.… Continue reading Concert Review: Nora Jane Struthers Is A Champion At American Beauty NYC

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Diandra Reviews It All – Joyner Lucas’ Fans Are Family At SOB’s

I reviewed Joyner Lucas’ 508-507-2209; a powerful debut that already signaled this is an artist unafraid to be raw in talent and tears. At SOB’s, Joyner Lucas spewed the verse “In my city, the devil prays to God” like he, himself, was a demon looking for an angel. On that note/ lyric, the night was… Continue reading Diandra Reviews It All – Joyner Lucas’ Fans Are Family At SOB’s

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Concert Review: Japanese Breakfast Is Served At Music Hall of Williamsburg

I begin my review happy for Japanese Breakfast. Just a few months back I witnessed them as openers at MHOW introducing tracks from then upcoming album, Soft Sounds From Another Planet .What a difference time makes, and a title gives to a person. Now, an opener, lead singer Michelle Zauner got the opportunity to celebrate… Continue reading Concert Review: Japanese Breakfast Is Served At Music Hall of Williamsburg

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Artist Close-Up: Madame Gandhi Shows The Power of A Remix In “Voices EP” Remixed

Madame Gandhi is a feminist and proud. Her electronic rhythms are runways for her to strut women empowering ideals. Nowadays, such a mind-frames is necessary, and her Voices EP Remixes, we find that these humane notions can sound even better. Madame Gandhi – Gandhi Blues (Gizzle Remix) (Official Music Video) Absolutely every song on Voices… Continue reading Artist Close-Up: Madame Gandhi Shows The Power of A Remix In “Voices EP” Remixed

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Album Review: P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” Is A Pop Call To Be Strong

Nobody can deny we have all been through “beautiful traumas”, or rather situations that were so ugly, but somehow we arose stronger and more virtuous. When life cuts you, there are only two options: stay hurt or sew yourself back up again. P!nk is of the latter, and her newest album Beautiful Trauma is dedicated… Continue reading Album Review: P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” Is A Pop Call To Be Strong

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Album Review: Sisters Make You Feel Safe And Happy In “Wait Don’t Wait”

Who would have thought a guitar, a few synthesizers, and a penchant for free-styling could make a delicious record through an I-Phone? Welp! Sisters did! They defy sophomore slumps with a record that is electrically arranged to make you feel like you have jumped into a sweet bubble, and will never be wounded again by… Continue reading Album Review: Sisters Make You Feel Safe And Happy In “Wait Don’t Wait”

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Artist Close-Up: Chastity Releases The “Chains” of Lonely Youth

Channeling the feeling of youth on the fringe, Chastity focuses on the earnest connections found amongst the pent up suburban blue-collar. Living in Whitby Ontario, Brandon Williams creates music in a space of urgency, melody and chaos – an artifact of youth culture that molds the collectivity of isolation. Yes, the isolated can unite and… Continue reading Artist Close-Up: Chastity Releases The “Chains” of Lonely Youth

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Album Review: The Beaches Make A “Late Show” Debut!

The Beaches debut album, Late Show, feels exactly like one. You stroll onto the heavily lighted stage and make vibrant comments on society, life, and love as everyone applauds. Okay, that is a basic definition of a late show, but The Beaches certainly capture the lively vibes of this world with music that make you… Continue reading Album Review: The Beaches Make A “Late Show” Debut!

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Album Review: The Glorious Sons Show The Wonder of Being “Young Beauties And Fools”

High spirits and blue collars reign in The Glorious Sons’ Young Beauties And Fools; a rock album frolicked in guitars, sweat, and tears. I swear Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi got together to mix the final version of this record. Each track encompasses their music vibes of being young men in a humble city trying… Continue reading Album Review: The Glorious Sons Show The Wonder of Being “Young Beauties And Fools”

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Album Review: Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile Give You A “Lotta Sea Lice”

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have united forced to give us a “Lotta Sea Lice”. No, that is NOT the kindergarten insects that give parents nightmares. It is an album to be released on October 13 that is a kind, guitar-driven meld between two, wholesome voices. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – A Little Continental… Continue reading Album Review: Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile Give You A “Lotta Sea Lice”