Slowsie: Mike Pearson’s Songwriter Project

Slowsie: Mike Pearson’s Songwriter Project

I first met Mike Pearson my freshman year, in his room at St. Elmo, where he lived at the time. Instruments stacked on a guitar rack, and he and his friends were taking song requests, jamming away. Now, I’m sitting on Pearson’s porch, and he’s wearing a white Mandala t-shirt (a band from Connecticut that … Continue reading “Slowsie: Mike Pearson’s Songwriter Project”

A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs

A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs

Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs are a band from San Francisco who “isn’t here to serve a brand new cuisine.” Claiming to be one of the last rock bands in the city, Alvie, Matt, Phil, and Jake “serve up those classic high-gain recipes you grew up on,” playing rock’n’roll with influences from a myriad of … Continue reading “A Conversation with Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs”

Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB

Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB

Last Friday, CHAI and Hinds released “UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB,” an invigorating collaboration between 8 female musicians recorded in Madrid shortly before the pandemic. For CHAI, it is an addition to the string of energetic singles released in 2020. For Hinds, it follows the release of their most experimental and most diversely orchestrated album to … Continue reading “Single Review: UNITED GIRLS ROCK’N’ROLL CLUB”

COVID-19’s Impact on Music: An Analysis of the Industry Post-Lockdown

COVID-19’s Impact on Music: An Analysis of the Industry Post-Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly impacted all aspects of our everyday lives in a plethora of ways. Restaurants, movie theaters, bars–all businesses and industries have been affected to some extent by the deadly virus and the required reimagining of the “new normal” that we work to define, as we slowly return to life outside of … Continue reading “COVID-19’s Impact on Music: An Analysis of the Industry Post-Lockdown”

Peaks and Valleys of Rage in FKA twigs’s “fallen alien”

Peaks and Valleys of Rage in FKA twigs’s “fallen alien”

Even if she hasn’t always felt traditionally beautiful, FKA twigs has always felt different. For her, this is her strength, and her long-awaited second album MAGDALENE presented an artist reflecting on and accepting this. In the five years between her first album LP1 and her 2019 sophomore effort, twigs dealt with complete upheaval in her … Continue reading “Peaks and Valleys of Rage in FKA twigs’s “fallen alien””