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Concert Review: Lewis Capaldi Sings To Heartbreak At Hammerstein

Watching Lewis Capaldi’s voice at Manhattan Hammerstein Ballroom, helped me realize the truth of what I call “The Power of Sheeran”. Like Ed, Lewis Capaldi understands that an easy, guitar melody is a platform from which a broken heart can sing. Through enrapturing hooks, Lewis showed the approachability of loneliness. There Lewis stood, front and… Continue reading Concert Review: Lewis Capaldi Sings To Heartbreak At Hammerstein

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Diandra Interviews Inara George: Music Transforming The Power of Grief

Sometimes, you have to step away from what you love in order to see how you love it. In some ways, that is what grief and nostalgia does; it takes away a love to transform its power. For Inara George, love is never lost as long you have imagination. Her new album, Dearest Everybody, is… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Inara George: Music Transforming The Power of Grief

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Concert Review: Kat Cunning Gives Style To Music At Spring Place

@lauradernphotography I knew I was headed for a show, when I asked someone, “Where is Spring Place?”, and they responded, “Oh, that bougie place where all the artists commune”. I can tell you WITH ASSURANCE that I have NEVER had a human being respond to me with that answer when asking for directions. Frankly, it… Continue reading Concert Review: Kat Cunning Gives Style To Music At Spring Place

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Album Review: First Aid Kit Leave Me Empowered In “Ruins”

First Aid Kit won my heart at their Town Hall NYC show. The Swedish sisters were like a breath of fresh air that knew how to become a wind storm if anyone threatened their strength. In hearing Ruins, I felt the concert foreshadowed more of their new thoughts/ new tracks. This new album elegantly displays… Continue reading Album Review: First Aid Kit Leave Me Empowered In “Ruins”

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Concert Review: Yacht Sail Through Bowery Ballroom In Style

Yacht IS CRAZY, and I like it! I thought I knew exuberant, and the capacity to take a stage like you were Superwoman absorbing the sun. Then, I saw Claire L. Evans perform, and felt humbled to know that I know nothing. YACHT – Shame (Official Video) Evans takes the stage like a torpedo heading… Continue reading Concert Review: Yacht Sail Through Bowery Ballroom In Style

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Concert Review: La Dame Blanche Summons Spirits At SOB’s

WELP! If you ever wondered what it would be like to go to a spiritual ceremony, you might come close with La Dame Blanche. With a cigar and a flute, she summoned ancestral spirits at SOB’s, and obliterated conceptions of what is Hip Hop/ Latin Reggae. She is rivetingly different because she is everything we… Continue reading Concert Review: La Dame Blanche Summons Spirits At SOB’s

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Concert Review: Kauf Makes A Cosmos At Baby’s All Right

“There is something there” is what I thought as Kauf performed his headlining show at Baby’s All Right. Yes, I know this is a basic thought, but it also is all-encompassing. Kauf’s music thrives in feeling like everything, while also being intangible. It flows like mist that you can envision but cannot touch, which made… Continue reading Concert Review: Kauf Makes A Cosmos At Baby’s All Right

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Concert Review: Laila Biali Aims To Right The World’s Wrongs With Jazz

I swear certain artists are kismet. They enter our domain to elaborate an aspect we are either ignoring in attention or gnawing at in tension. When I first heard of Laila Bali, it was as the “subversive” jazz artist; using music to reflect upon racial, class, and, ultimately, social issues. Yet, when Laila Biali took… Continue reading Concert Review: Laila Biali Aims To Right The World’s Wrongs With Jazz

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Concert Review: Walk The Moon Show You How To Feel Like A Star

Certain artists have a “church-like” quality to them; where entering their concert is like entering a temple. As the crowd closed their eyes, swayed, and “Hallelujah’d”, you could not help but feel like this is how you are supposed to feel: good. For Walk The Moon, their Manhattan Hammerstein show became a pop version of… Continue reading Concert Review: Walk The Moon Show You How To Feel Like A Star

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Concert Review: José James Summons Bill Withers’ Wisdom

I have seen José James before, of which his own show felt like a cross between artist and activism. It is clear that José James sees music as a social power, and thus uses it as a social reflector. Yet, his dedication to Bill Withers as Le Poisson Rouge showed listeners that José James also… Continue reading Concert Review: José James Summons Bill Withers’ Wisdom