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

Artist Interviews & Music · Musings

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

Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

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…… Continue reading FemFocused: Philly artist Sadie Leigh

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

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

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