Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release

If sound were materialized, Touchstone would be the kind of music one keeps close to the chest, a precious knickknack from home we carve out a hidden space for, away from the world. A personal relic, the secrets buried underneath our beds. Unlike his previous album, Thumper, which spans over twelve songs, Molly Drag’s Touchstone … Continue reading “Touchstone: on Molly Drag’s latest release”

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House

beyond love. i was on my way back from new york. the megabus was relatively empty. it was quiet enough.    july 2018. i wasn’t on talking terms with my best friend. i wasn’t on talking terms with my mom, too. so i directed my energy towards this one person. gave them my full attention.  … Continue reading “Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Beyond Love” by Beach House”

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show

Kero Kero Bonito makes exceptional music for being alive. When you think about the experiences that musicians write songs specifically for, there’s not really that much variety. Lots of great songs out there about love, moping, and Christmas, but what about the rest of it? Kero Kero Bonito’s songs draw on these mundane quotidian occurrences … Continue reading “Being Alive at the Kero Kero Bonito Show”

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

The circumstances surrounding my attendance at the Methyl Ethel show were temporarily anxiety-inducing for someone as resistant to change as I am. After going to a show the previous Sunday and remaining behind on all of my responsibilities, I elected to pass on the Injury Reserve show that I had actually purchased tickets for, conveniently … Continue reading “Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here”

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

“Is this your first time seeing Pond?” another concertgoer asked my friend and me when she overheard us note the flute that had just been set up onstage alongside multiple guitars and synthesizers.  My own experience as a Pond listener has always been solitary. I’ve spent summers (plural) getting to know the expansive tapestry of … Continue reading “My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond”

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Each semester, I pick a new coffee shop to work, hangout, and (of course) caffeinate in.  This semester, Green Line Café on 44th and Locust became my go-to spot. I love it not only for its potent cold brew, but also its cozy, homey vibe that reminds me of doing work at the kitchen table. … Continue reading “Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe”

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show

I always joke that I spend all of my money on concert tickets. From time to time, I question whether it’s even worth it. After all, what’s the point of standing in a room of sweaty strangers, craning your neck to get a glimpse of the performer(s), and blowing out your ears drums. Then, I … Continue reading “Maggie Rogers Brings Catharsis to The Fillmore in a Sold-Out Show”

6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to

6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to

I sometimes find that as I listen to this type of music, most of the artists are white males. So I naturally got excited when I started noticing more people of color (particularly from the California area), and since I am Venezuelan-American, the Latinx representation is near and dear to my heart. Here are some … Continue reading “6 Songs by Indie Latinx Artists to be Listening to”