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Diandra Interviews Nina Lee: A Singer For Inner Strength

Nina Lee may be 17, but she has the maturity and heart of someone that has lived so many more years. Her eagerness to use music as a healing tool, helps her transform from just “another rising artist” to want that feels arisen. When your purpose is to help others then others want to listen,… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Nina Lee: A Singer For Inner Strength

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Album Review: The Limiñanas’ Istanbul Is Sleepy Will Wake You Up

The Limiñanas’ Istanbul Is Sleepy is “like the classic dream where you become the hero, the Captain Blood or Midnight Sultan. The one who rescues and seduces Maureen O’Hara or Ava Gardner.” At least, that is how Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre presented it after being featured in the title track. Frankly, I could… Continue reading Album Review: The Limiñanas’ Istanbul Is Sleepy Will Wake You Up

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Album Review: Talib Kweli Empowers His Voice Through “Radio Silence”

Talib Kweli prides himself with being one of the most socially conscious and, thus, relevant rappers of our time, and with good reason. Kweli has fearlessly used his Twitter to call out racists, but it is his music that calls out humanity. For Radio Silence, Kweli delves into the clashing and cohesion between freedom of… Continue reading Album Review: Talib Kweli Empowers His Voice Through “Radio Silence”

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Concert Review: Toronto’s Little Coyote Is Released Unto Bushwick

I am going to be honest. I went into Bushwick Public House blind. It was my first time entering the venue, and the cold was nipping into my mind. Nothing like brain freeze to make you feel open to life. Then, Little Coyote came out, and gave me a real reason to feel open. I… Continue reading Concert Review: Toronto’s Little Coyote Is Released Unto Bushwick

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Diandra Interviews Heather Brave: To Love Yourself Is To Better Yourself

Heather Brave is so bright! When I ask a question, it is with genuine intrigue at a response. This may seem obvious, but who has not asked a question to simply ask one? Yet, Heather’s responses were loaded with a wisdom that made me wonder if a person can move in complete mindfulness. She is… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Heather Brave: To Love Yourself Is To Better Yourself

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Concert Review: Diane Coffee Leaves Me Happily Jittery After Rough Trade Show

I CANNOT EVEN WITH DIANE COFFEE! Here is a giphy to show you how I feel about Diane Coffee’s Rough Trade show: via GIPHY My readers know when I give the giphy, it is because I lost all sense of words. I saw Diane Coffee before and thought him a human tornado. If Cyndi Lauper… Continue reading Concert Review: Diane Coffee Leaves Me Happily Jittery After Rough Trade Show

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Album Review: Greta Van Fleet Rise “From The Fires”

Greta Van Fleet is, literally, a 2017 reincarnation of Led Zeppelin, and I am living for it. Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite band, and have left a legacy that people only WISH they could achieve, but Greta Van Fleet just might. This Millennial batch has injected classic rock into their sonic veins to… Continue reading Album Review: Greta Van Fleet Rise “From The Fires”

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Concert Review: KLLO Are Turn Berlin NYC Into A Chill Lounge

KLLO felt like an electronic Planet Earth at their Berlin NYC show. Playing off their newest record, Backwater, their show was the epitome of “chill”. The duo stood on the pink hued stage, and played worlds through music that made you want to stand back and watch the creatures they call rhythms crawl into their… Continue reading Concert Review: KLLO Are Turn Berlin NYC Into A Chill Lounge

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Album Review: Animal Years “Far From Home” Leaves You Closer

When I hear Animal Years I just want to grab a swing and dive into a creek with a bunch of friends…. you know… the simple joys. In these dark days, we often struggle in our newfound acknowledgement of simple joys because we are seeing more “darkened persons” take them away. Animal Years’ Far From… Continue reading Album Review: Animal Years “Far From Home” Leaves You Closer

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Concert Review: Nick Fradiani Shows Love Can Win At LPR NYC

Nick Fradiani felt like the perfect ending of a romantic drama. As the guy pulls away from the airport, where he left the love of his life, he, suddenly, realizes that he cannot let her board that plane away from him. (CUE: Eternal AWWWWWWs). Nick Fradiani IS THAT GUY, and his audience is the one… Continue reading Concert Review: Nick Fradiani Shows Love Can Win At LPR NYC