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

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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 · 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

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

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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