Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

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…… Continue reading FemFocused: Trauma Queen Valerie Williams

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Take Me to Wonderland: Chromatica Review

LG6 is here, and her name is Chromatica. One might say that this album and its aesthetics are heavily influenced from gaming culture and anime, and in fact, the the Enigma Vegas show is also very reminiscent of these themes. It seems these two projects have a cohesion. Hints of Gaga’s The Fame Monster and…… Continue reading Take Me to Wonderland: Chromatica Review

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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

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…… Continue reading Loves Games with Lani Renaldo

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“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

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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…… Continue reading Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

Feminist Anthem from Acclaimed Activist Singer Raye Zaragoza out now

I feel it’s time for us to reclaim “fighting like a girl” as a good thing. Raye Zaragoza’s new single Fight Like a Girl is out now Award-winning singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza (pronounced ray zay-rah-GO-zah) carries an acoustic guitar and an important message. Her powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of…… Continue reading Feminist Anthem from Acclaimed Activist Singer Raye Zaragoza out now

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A “Miracle” with Loud Forest

Love is a miracle… so don’t fuck this up Proclaims Loud Forest on their new single Miracle, which details codependency in relationships and the uncertainty of where the future leads. If you’re into CHVRCHES, you’ll be into Loud Forest. The band is comprised of husband-and-wife duo Bernard and Rachel Chadwick, and they have landed multiple…… Continue reading A “Miracle” with Loud Forest

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Tafari Anthony Interview

Toronto artist Tafari Anthony’s new single and video, entitled “Centerfold”, is out now. The single features atmospheric synths and cascading pop melodies, showcasing the singer’s his impressive velvet vocals, with a hint of sass. “Centerfold” is the ultimate “go fuck yourself” send-off song to a self-centered ex-lover. He has been featured in PAPER Magazine, Variance Magazine and Earmilk, as…… Continue reading Tafari Anthony Interview

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Philly’s Own PHNTMS – New Music Out Now

New single Back Burner out now Sitting somewhere between arena rock and the classic sound of 1960’s soul singers, Philly-based band PHNTMS creates music bursting with vast soundscapes and colliding instrumentation. PHTMS, comprised of Alyssa Gambino, Adam Jessamine, Mikal Smith, and Gene Murphy are bringing back rock music while simultaneously putting their own unique stamp…… Continue reading Philly’s Own PHNTMS – New Music Out Now