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

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

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 · 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 · 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