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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…… Continue reading FemFocused: A chat with Ebony Buckle

Artist Interviews & Music

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

Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

“Floating Away” with Ash

The band’s new single “Floating Away” is out Friday, May 1st Meet Ash – a lively, seven-piece pop/R&B band from New York City. Meet Ash again – that is, the songwriter Ash McMillan, who was born in Northern England, and is now based in NYC. The band Ash was formed while all seven members were…… Continue reading “Floating Away” with Ash

Artist Interviews & Music

An Interview with London Musician Samuel Jack

London-born Samuel Jack brings a fresh and distinct sound through his passionate, storytelling lyrics and velvety vocals, resulting in a compelling delivery. Jack spent much of his childhood soaking in the vibrant tones of blues, Motown, soul and roots music, which to this date play a big role in his songwriting. Combining the music of…… Continue reading An Interview with London Musician Samuel Jack

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Alexandra Nowakowski

Welcome to the month of March m’dears, which happens to be Women’s History Month. I’ve already begun seeing many tributes (I’m particularly loving this collab happening in Philly) to strong, powerful, and incredible women, and I want to be part of the action. Throughout the month of March, I am going to continue highlighting women…… Continue reading FemFocused: Alexandra Nowakowski

Artist Interviews & Music · What's on Philadelphia

From New Zealand and coming to Philly: Swallow the Rat

Proving that musical synergy is not restricted by geography, Swallow the Rat is a sonic force to be reckoned with. With band members Sam Vercoe, Brian Purington, Hayden Fritchley, Stephen Horsley and Will Waters hailing from Austin, Texas and Auckland, New Zealand, Swallow the Rat offers a unique mix of NZ post-punk and Texan Psychedelia.…… Continue reading From New Zealand and coming to Philly: Swallow the Rat

Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Kate Yeager

Photo credit Elizabeth Maney When I saw today’s interviewee perform at a Sofar Sounds show a few months ago, I knew I had to get her on the blog. (Side note, if you’ve never done a Sofar Sounds, I highly recommend that you do one.) The crowd was cozied-up at a recording studio in Philadelphia,…… Continue reading FemFocused: Kate Yeager

Artist Interviews & Music

FemFocused – Meg Short Music

I had the pleasure of chatting with singer/songwriter and full time student Meg Short, who recently released her debut album White Flag. Singer, songwriter, pianist – and also a trombonist, Meg truly does it all when it comes to her music. In today’s Person of Interest interview, we learn about Meg’s songwriting process, the inspiration…… Continue reading FemFocused – Meg Short Music