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

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

Artist Interviews & Music · Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Artist Laura Hickli

I started by using my piano to pray.Laura Hickli Welcome Canadian artist Laura Hickli to Positive Publicity’s FemFocused! Laura Hickli is an award-winning international-touring baroque-pop/chamber-folk artist originally out of Calgary, AB. Her newest single ‘Listen’, recorded during a residency at the world-renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, tells the story of a woman recovering…… Continue reading FemFocused: Artist Laura Hickli

Artist Interviews & Music

An Interview with London Musician Samuel Jack

London-born Samuel Jack brings a fresh and distinct sound through his passionate, storytelling lyrics and velvety vocals, resulting in a compelling delivery. Jack spent much of his childhood soaking in the vibrant tones of blues, Motown, soul and roots music, which to this date play a big role in his songwriting. Combining the music of…… Continue reading An Interview with London Musician Samuel Jack

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Get Juicy with KOPPS

Photo by Henry Eelman Let’s Get Juicy Philly. Rochester band KOPPS are heading back to Philly for an upcoming show on Feb. 28th at Milkboy. KOPPS have been throwing a series of dance parties revolving around the “Y2k End of the World” theme that is 1999/2000s inspired. Their brand new single Get Juicy is out now, and is the band’s third single of…… Continue reading Get Juicy with KOPPS

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Amanda Piccirilli-Hall of Ainsley’s Angels of America

Photo courtesy of Philly Magazine Positive Publicity readers, please welcome an especially special person to the blog. Introducing 2019’s Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Winner, Amanda Piccirilli-Hall. After months of hard work and thousands of votes, Amanda was awarded this title and gifted $15,000 from Philly Mag and Independence Blue Cross for the charity…… Continue reading FemFocused: Amanda Piccirilli-Hall of Ainsley’s Angels of America