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Albums of The Year: Sir Sly’s Don’t You Worry, Honey Puts Egos To Rest

I think I speak for everyone when I say, “Screw YOU EGO!” Every human being has an ego and spirit coursing within them, of which their life seems to be a path to a final decision; which side are you going to be? Written in the aftermath of Landon Jacobs’s divorce and his mother’s death,… Continue reading Albums of The Year: Sir Sly’s Don’t You Worry, Honey Puts Egos To Rest

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

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Albums of The Year: Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy Is Predictive/Preventive of Human Insanity

There is a lyrical prickliness/ humor to Father John Misty that has coursed throughout his albums. Fear Fun, I Love You, Honeybear, and now Pure Comedy capture FJM’s mutual love and hate for this world, which is what oddly makes him relatable. There is no denying his brilliance as a lyricist that drives random thoughts… Continue reading Albums of The Year: Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy Is Predictive/Preventive of Human Insanity

interviews · Reviews

Diandra Interviews Soren Bryce: Music That Bridges Hope And Cynicism

To be a great artist or, at least, one of insightful impact, you have to be perceptive. The problem is how to balance the darkness and lightness of reality. Enter Soren Bryce as an trying bridge hope and cynicism as two emotions that should be rightfully helped. While we are all taught of how these… Continue reading Diandra Interviews Soren Bryce: Music That Bridges Hope And Cynicism

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Concert Preview: Overcoats Are Ready To Confront What It Means To Be Young

Overcoats’ Young is an easy record. Simply press play and you walk with two voices through their day to day, Hana and JJ. The young duo radiate the wonder and indifference that courses within youthful minds. One day, we are enraptured by life, and, the next day, we could toss it in the trash with… Continue reading Concert Preview: Overcoats Are Ready To Confront What It Means To Be Young

Movie Reviews · Reviews

TV Review: Hulu’s Trust Me Is Psychological Drama At Its Finest

Trust Me may seem outlandish in plot. An overworked, underpaid nurse named Cath Hardacre whistleblows that her care ward was not acting so “caring”.  Seems likely right? Then, her best friend Dr. Allison Sutton, conveniently, decides to move to another country, and, incidentally, leaves all the right paperwork for her friend to take her identity… Continue reading TV Review: Hulu’s Trust Me Is Psychological Drama At Its Finest

Album Reviews · Artist Close-Ups · Reviews

Album Review: NVDES’ La NVDITE Vol 2 Is An EP of Dance Club Pop

Like their concert, NVDES’ La NVDITÉ, Vol. 2 EP shows the trio is stepping up in mass appeal. Each song of La NVDITÉ, Vol. 2 captures their desire to be “outside the box”, while making sure that it is gift wrapped in pop glory. They have, more than ever, bridged their natural vibrancy and eccentricity… Continue reading Album Review: NVDES’ La NVDITE Vol 2 Is An EP of Dance Club Pop

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Concert Review: SonReal Get Reals About Life At Mercury Lounge

  “Everyone has problems!”, SonReal remarked as the Canadian rapper marveled that he was performing in NYC. Despite the Biebs and Drake, it is not easy for every Canadian to blast onto the U.S. market, to which I had to marvel at the power of the internet. Like Hoodie Allen, and most us who argue… Continue reading Concert Review: SonReal Get Reals About Life At Mercury Lounge

Album Reviews · Reviews

Album Review: Neil Young Feels Feels Like “The Visitor” On This Earth

When you listen to Neil Young, you think you are listening to Time as an entity. He has a way of capturing humanity, according to each generation, for its sameness. The irony of this world is that though we all may disagree on how we should live, we all share the same desire to actually… Continue reading Album Review: Neil Young Feels Feels Like “The Visitor” On This Earth

Concert Reviews · Reviews

Concert Review: Angel Olsen Sings For Those With “Attitude” At Town Hall NYC

Angel Olsen has “attitude problems”; her declaration, not mine. As she smiled and marveled at “the sitting crowd”, her gold, jumpsuit reflected how she felt; happy and out of this world. As she would say, the “strange” dynamic of playing the seated room of Town Hall was making her sober. I state this feeling because… Continue reading Concert Review: Angel Olsen Sings For Those With “Attitude” At Town Hall NYC