Interviews

An Interview with Claire Mortifee

By: Victoria Moorwood// L.A.-based synth R&B artist Claire Mortifee graced the world with her debut LP Medicines last week, spreading messages of social consciousness and self-empowerment. In this interview, I spoke with Claire about her thoughts and perpetuation of self-love, positivity, body image, her creative process, the mind-blowing “Ouroboros” video, and her LGBTQ fans. The 24-year-old vocalist, Reiki Master, …

Music & Culture

The Impact of Katy Perry’s Four Day Live Stream on Album Sales

By Annette Mayorkas// Some watched intensely and some popped in and out, but regardless, we’ve all heard about Katy Perry’s four day long live stream.  The live stream was leading up to the release of her new album, which was coincidentally the first new album we’ve gotten from Katy in four years. Live on our …

Music & Culture

Are Artists Sacrificing Their Mental Health for Fans?

It takes a courageous soul to stand before thousands of fans and admit to struggling with mental health. This is why “girl-power” R&B artist, Kehlani, has a very special place in our hearts. She has always remained raw and unfiltered with her fans, letting it be known that everything she does comes from a genuine …

Live Music

Magic Giant’s “Magical” Performance At The Bowery Ballroom

By: Emily Grinberg// On Tuesday June 20th, the members of indie-folk band, Magic Giant, slowly walked onto the dark stage as cheers broke out all over the crowd. Immediately after the first beat of “Let It Burn,” the stage lit up beautiful shades of pink, yellow and orange as lead vocalist Austin Bisnow jammed out …

Playlists

Paramore’s ‘Riot!’ Turns 10!

By: Anna Downs// Happy 10th Birthday to Paramore’s Riot! Paramore first got their start performing on the Van’s Warped Tour circuit. Current members include Hayley Williams, Taylor York, and Zac Farro. The bands roots have always been with the alternative music scene. Their consistency seems to be a reason why singles off Riot! such as “Misery …

Music & Culture

Taylor Swift is on Spotify and We Are Celebrating!

By: Jordyn Tilchen// In case you haven’t yet heard, Taylor Swift suddenly got over her beef with streaming services last week and all of her music is now available on Spotify and Apple Music! If you’re anything like me and you’ve made the switch from ITunes to Spotify several years ago, this news comes as …