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”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low”

It was like a declaration: against a glaring white background on a mid-sized stage, before a crowd of no more than a couple hundred, attended by the faded purple hue of the venue and the faint smell of booze… The name Greyson Chance in thick, black print sits squarely in the middle of the projection … Continue reading “Greyson Chance: Reaching High with “Low””

The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving

The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving

  Many bands don’t make it to their 5th year anniversary, let alone their 10th. And many don’t do so with a fan base as strong as The Maine. The Arizona-bred quintet has just released their 6th full-length album, lovely little lonely, as well as hosted a festival this past winter in celebration of the … Continue reading “The Maine: The Band that Keeps On Giving”