Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

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…… Continue reading FemFocused: Philly-based Trumpet Wom

Musings

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

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

A typical Instagram DM exchange between my friend Grace and myself is sending each other recent posts by NYC Blonde. “How is she so fabulous?” is the next part of that exchange. I discovered NYC Blonde during my summer interning in PR in New York City in 2013, when her face was still veiled in…… Continue reading FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

Artist Interviews & Music

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

Musings · What's on Philadelphia

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It’s hard to begin a sentence with “In West Philadelphia,” because well, you know. But that’s how this begins… In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano’s. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother’s probably, too. I was…… Continue reading Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton