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”

“Started From the Bottom, Now We Here”: A Detailed Look at Drake’s Early Career and Rise to Fame

“Started From the Bottom, Now We Here”: A Detailed Look at Drake’s Early Career and Rise to Fame

by Caylen David In this day and age, it is almost impossible to have never heard of the hip-hop powerhouse that is Aubrey “Drake” Graham. With accolades such as winning 4 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations, and having the most charted songs of any artist in history on the Billboard Hot 100, Drake has cemented … Continue reading ““Started From the Bottom, Now We Here”: A Detailed Look at Drake’s Early Career and Rise to Fame”

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”

Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act

Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act

Last summer, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and the rest of Top Dawg Entertainment, embarked on what might have been the tour of the summer: The Championship Tour. However, a surprising absence from the lineup for the tour is featured in the videos, the young buck Isaiah Rashad. It is certainly artists like Kendrick, SZA, … Continue reading “Isaiah Rashad is Today’s Ideal Hip-Hop Act”

Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments

Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments

“It makes me chuckle when people call me Harmony, that’s always kinda funny to me.” Sofia Verbilla sits across from me in a café on Drexel’s campus, where she goes to school. Harmony Woods is the name of her indie emo project, for which she sings, writes songs, and plays rhythm guitar. Their first album, … Continue reading “Sofia Verbilla Finds the Beauty in the Smallest of Moments”

Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse

Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse

Harrison Lipton had to stoop to fit into the basement he played in that night. Beneath the smoke line that separated the living room and the underground venue, the ceiling was decked in plastic vines Christmas lights, giving it a mystical garden vibe. That was where the Brooklyn-based singer serenaded the crowd with his wintry … Continue reading “Harrison Lipton Gets Back On The Horse”

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

I met Inbal for coffee in January. “You’re a musician? You have to listen to my cousin, Ely. He’s a jazz guitarist. He has an EP online. Check him out!” I was skeptical. How many aspiring young musicians have posted half-finished pieces online? But a few days later I checked out his SoundCloud and I was … Continue reading “Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview”

Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut

Beginning as the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Harrison Nantz, Weller has come a long way, recruiting drummer Jeremy Berkin on their most recent tour to form a duo. They also signed to Tiny Engines, and are re-releasing their self-titled debut, produced by Modern Baseball and Slaughter Beach, Dog’s Jake Ewald. Ewald’s influence shows on Weller, … Continue reading “Weller Is Fully Realized in Their Self-Titled Debut”

Artist Feature: Juice

Artist Feature: Juice

Part fortunate dorm assignments, part pre-freshman year Facebook conversations, and part pure luck brought the band Juice together at Boston College in 2014. We spoke with two members of Juice, guitarist Daniel Moss and violinist/vocalist Christian Rose, ahead of their show at Boot & Saddle on Thursday, February 15th, about the band’s music and their … Continue reading “Artist Feature: Juice”

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn

Impeccable rockers Dream Wife from Brighton, UK made their way to Elsewhere in Brooklyn last week for a sweaty show hosted by DIY Magazine. Their self-titled album is out now, featuring standout tracks “Somebody”, “Fire”, “Let’s Make Out”, and “F.U.U.”. Check it out for a healthy dose of art-rock powered by electric guitars, flirty vocals, … Continue reading “Dream Wife at Elsewhere in Brooklyn”