Artist Close-Ups · interviews · Reviews

Diandra Interviews Hegazy: Sisters With A Social Message

Leila and Omnia Hegazy are talented and mindful sisters whom are trying to set their own path in this music industry. Now, more than ever, is the time to be creative because the old “work hard, get more” routes have seemingly closed. Thus, this duo has decided to unite achieve their own path of happiness… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Hegazy: Sisters With A Social Message

Reviews · Theatre Reviews

Diandra Reviews EduHam: Hamilton Is Giving Hope To The Future

I am putting forth a challenge TO EVERY BROADWAY show to do the same educational deeds as Broadway’s Hamilton. EduHam is a “recentish” development. After all, the phenomena is technically a two year old baby. Yet, like its essence and literal creator, Lin Manuel Miranda, Hamilton is meant to make education fun and human. Hence,… Continue reading Diandra Reviews EduHam: Hamilton Is Giving Hope To The Future

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Concert Review: Victor Wooten Shows Music Is Empathy At Brooklyn Bowl

Victor Wooten’s Brooklyn Bowl show proved that to be artistic is to be empathetic. There is something inherently compassionate about the man who chooses to reflect upon human beings with music; using the dreaminess of sound to confront the realism of humanity. Wooten’s show, backed by trio members Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini and with originals… Continue reading Concert Review: Victor Wooten Shows Music Is Empathy At Brooklyn Bowl

Album Reviews · Reviews

Album Review: Alex Bloom’s Blue Room Would Make Elliot Smith A Fan

Alex Bloom’s Blue Room is like a final dance with Elliot Smith. Bloom continues his idol’s legacy by delivering music reflective of human moodiness. How we emotionally rise and crash within milliseconds has often confounded me. We have all fallen victim to a mood change, whether it was from someone else or ourselves. Thus, Blue… Continue reading Album Review: Alex Bloom’s Blue Room Would Make Elliot Smith A Fan

Artist Close-Ups · Reviews

Album Review: Qty Show The Quality of Guitars And Grace

Qty, lead by Dan Lardner and Alex Niemetz, is guitar music at its finest. The two met when they were 17 and struck up an instant friendship, bonding over Bowie and Bolan, Roxy and Reed. Their new, self-titled album can be considered a reflection upon both their friendship and their many influences as the two peruse… Continue reading Album Review: Qty Show The Quality of Guitars And Grace

Album Reviews · Reviews

Albums of The Year: Miguel’s War & Leisure Makes Me Peaceful & Hyped

Miguel’s War & Leisure is TOO GOOD! My block has been blasting “Come Through And Chill” like it was a call to arms; a public announcement for every stressed Millennial to calm down and relax. The vibes on this album will captivate every single person feeling to get more love, get spiritually higher, and get… Continue reading Albums of The Year: Miguel’s War & Leisure Makes Me Peaceful & Hyped

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Concert Review: SZA Takes CTRL At Brooklyn Steel

SZA played Brooklyn Steel to a sold out crowd eager to sonically salivate the exceptional CTRL. If there is one thing this album emanates, it is cohesion; with one track flowing into the other like ripples in a creek. Yet, her NYC show seemed to be focused on transitions. SZA – Love Galore (Official Video)… Continue reading Concert Review: SZA Takes CTRL At Brooklyn Steel

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Albums of The Year – The Lone Bellow’s Walk Into A Storm Thunders With Spirit

Whether live or on record, The Lone Bellow have seemingly formed as a group to uplift my mood. To hear their music is to give your soul a pixie stick of sugared energy. You jolt up at their newest record, Walk Into A Storm. The Lone Bellow – Time’s Always Leaving (Official Video) The beauty… Continue reading Albums of The Year – The Lone Bellow’s Walk Into A Storm Thunders With Spirit

Artist Close-Ups · Reviews

Artist Close- Up: Kehlani IS The Future of R&B

I CANNOT BELIEVE Kehlani debuted, technically, this year. To say, she has dominated my speaker, with Jhene Aiko, for the past few years is an understatement. People think I live with them with how much they are on blast, of which I have no problems receiving their royalty checks at my residence. (lol!) Yet, the… Continue reading Artist Close- Up: Kehlani IS The Future of R&B

Artist Close-Ups · Reviews

Artist Close – Up: Bibi Bourelly Confronts Love For Its Magic And Malice

Here is why I am SO EXCITED about and for Bibi Bourelly. The songstress is a fellow writer, and has created hits for Rihanna (“Yeah I Said It” , “Bitch Better Have My Money”, and “Higher”), Usher (“Hard II Love”), and Selena Gomez’s (“Camouflage”). Yet, her desire to be in front of the stage prompted… Continue reading Artist Close – Up: Bibi Bourelly Confronts Love For Its Magic And Malice