Moments and Missed Opportunities with Modern Ties

Moments and Missed Opportunities with Modern Ties

We've got a brand new band interview hitting the blog today! Meet Modern Ties, an indie pop/rock band based in the Philly area, comprised of members George, Stephen, Jesse, and Aaron. The band as recently released five singles from their upcoming full-length album, Moments/Missed Opportunities. Before the pandemic hit, the band was scheduled to make [...]

FemFocused: Trauma Queen Valerie Williams

FemFocused: Trauma Queen Valerie Williams

Welcome Valerie Williams, an independent singer, songwriter and musician who writes, records, and produces music out of her home, inspired by female singer/songwriters like Michelle Branch, Joy Williams, and Sara Bareilles and indie/Americana bands such as The Head and the Heart and Wild Rivers. She recently released her new EP titled Trauma Queen, which features [...]

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

The need to attract and attach and react like the fire inside... Growing up surrounded by musical theater, the trumpet was one of those instruments that always drew me in. It's powerful, brassy sound instantly makes an entire theater of people stand up in attention to listen. So what happens when you combine an expert [...]

FemFocused: A chat with Ebony Buckle

FemFocused: A chat with Ebony Buckle

From Australia to the West End of London, singer Ebony Buckle shares a message of hope in trying times. Ebony Buckle is a London-based singer/songwriter, originally from the seaside town of Townsville, Australia. Taking listeners on a whimsical pop journey with her complex harmonies and imaginative storytelling lyricism, Buckle sings about universal themes of romance [...]

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

There are no bad shapes Formed in 2018, Bad Shapes is a Philadelphia-based DIY shoegaze/rock band, seeking always to create commonality between discomfort and discovery. The result is a cohesiveness found between heavily effected guitars that shimmer and surge over driving rhythmic foundations, modulated synths that bounce and bend, and found-audio samples carefully deployed both in [...]

FemFocused: Philly artist Sadie Leigh

FemFocused: Philly artist Sadie Leigh

Debut single "La La La" out this Friday, May 15th Sadie Leigh Releases First Single, “La La La”, a dreamy escape from reality Philly-based singer/songwriter Sadie Leigh makes her artistic debut with La La La, a song whose airy harmonies and smooth percussion transport listeners to a place far away from the dreariness of the [...]

Loves Games with Lani Renaldo

Loves Games with Lani Renaldo

Lani's goal is to show others the importance of self-acceptance and to encourage others to be themselves, be uncomfortable and be truthful.  Lani Renaldo is an artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist from LA. Her passion and talent for songwriting began early on when she was one of six songwriters chosen to attend GRAMMY Camp at Converse [...]

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Photo by shotbyram Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi Originally from Mt. Airy, rapper Tawobi has been working on F​.​A​.​T​.​E (theFishthatAteTheElephant) since 2015, when he first dropped out of school in New York City and moved back to Philly with his artist collective HBC (Highest Basement Collective). He released F.A.T.E. early on Bandcamp around [...]