Concert Reviews · Reviews

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

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Concert Review: Tribal Seeds Are Reggae Punkers At Gramercy

Immediately entering Gramercy, the air had a certain scented smoke that was unmistakable. I FULLY expected this “scented smoke” to be at The Tribal Seeds concert, and like my Nothing But Thieves experience, Gramercy always attracts artists and crowds that embody a culture. For Tribal Seeds, by presenting themselves like the “punkers” of Reggae, they… Continue reading Concert Review: Tribal Seeds Are Reggae Punkers At Gramercy

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Concert Review: Dorothy Uses Her Freedom Tour To Promote Love

Dorothy may have been under the weather, but that did not stop her from putting everyone under her spell at Bowery Ballroom. With sage emanating the room, it was clear Dorothy wanted her show to be a spiritual trip. Now on the Freedom Tour, it seems the rock n’ roller is determined to show that… Continue reading Concert Review: Dorothy Uses Her Freedom Tour To Promote Love

Album Reviews · Reviews

Album Review: Camila Cabello’s Debut Makes You Love Camila

Frankly, I went into Camila Cabello’s debut, Camila, expecting “full bops”, and it delivered. “In The Dark” and “Into It” gravitate to music’s current “electro” fusions and have the “radio-friendliness” that we expect from Camila Cabello. Meanwhile, “She Loves Control” and “Inside Out” like, “Havana” further display that she is including her fierce Latina/ tropical… Continue reading Album Review: Camila Cabello’s Debut Makes You Love Camila

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Concert Review: The Wombats Fly High In Energy At Brooklyn Steel

As young people, we struggle between the pressure to be perfect according to our eyes and the eyes of the world. No generation is absolved from this struggle, but no other generation like, Millennials, has had it made so public for the eyes and opinions of society. I say this because The Wombats’ Brooklyn Steel… Continue reading Concert Review: The Wombats Fly High In Energy At Brooklyn Steel

Reviews · Theatre Reviews

Theatre Review: Mankind Reveals The Need For Womanhood

Synopsis: Mark and Jason were keeping things casual until Jason got pregnant. But however unplanned the pregnancy was, nothing could be less expected than the chain of events it would set in motion. Robert O’Hara’s audacious, hilarious allegory envisions an uncannily familiar future – one long after women have gone extinct from centuries of mistreatment –… Continue reading Theatre Review: Mankind Reveals The Need For Womanhood

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Concert Review: Soren Bryce Is Everyone At Elsewhere

I have had the pleasure to see Soren Bryce before, but then I had the added one of interviewing her. It is in inevitable that learning about a person changes how you see them or, at least, makes you aware of things that they are trying to become aware of, as well. For Soren, bridging… Continue reading Concert Review: Soren Bryce Is Everyone At Elsewhere

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TV Review: Corporate Is A Smart Comedy On Work Life Misery

Synopsis: From Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman comes a dark, edgy look at life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training at your average, soulless multi-national corporation. Matt and Jake (Ingebretson and Weisman) are at the mercy of a tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne… Continue reading TV Review: Corporate Is A Smart Comedy On Work Life Misery

Artist Close-Ups · interviews · Reviews

Diandra Interviews William Crighton: 5 Questions On Music Consciousness

There is nothing like hearing a song or artist that seemingly understands everything you are going through, but has the talent to sing and present your feelings with instrumental beauty. William Crighton is trying to do the same, and with his growing fanbase, it seems he is being successful at using music to connect to… Continue reading Diandra Interviews William Crighton: 5 Questions On Music Consciousness

Album Reviews · Reviews

Album Review: Shame Give You “Songs of Praise”

Can you embody shame? Do you want to? It is no secret that music is a reflector and receptor of human emotions, and Shame is a band that has, literally, decided to approach the worst one: humiliation. It is amazing to see how even the littlest thing, like waving at a person who we thought… Continue reading Album Review: Shame Give You “Songs of Praise”