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”

Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap

Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap

Del Water Gap, a Brooklyn-based project led by singer-songwriter Holden Jaffe, released a new EP in 2017 called 1(646)9432672. With a unique sound that crosses acoustic and electric, city and country, Del Water Gap continues to attract those who crave poetic lyrics backed with steady rhythms that infect the mind for days to follow. The … Continue reading “Interview with Holden Jaffe of Del Water Gap”

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

Arlie was born in Nashville. While making music on his own at Vanderbilt College, singer and guitarist Nate Banks met Carson Lystad (guitar), Jason Antwi (bass/vocals), and Adam Lochemes (drums). Since the band’s formation, they’ve been busy in the Nashville area, while featured spots on Spotify-curated playlists grew their presence online. We spoke to Nate … Continue reading “A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie”

Live Preview: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

Live Preview: The Beatles In Bossa Nova

After hearing the story of Minas, Philadelphia’s established Bossa Nova band, it’s hard not to believe in fate.  At the band’s core are Orlando Haddad and Patricia King Haddad, couple whose musical and romantic partnership spans over forty years and reads like the blueprint of a fairytale.   At first glance, it’s surprising that the … Continue reading “Live Preview: The Beatles In Bossa Nova”

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito

This Monday, garage-rockers White Reaper are playing the Foundry, upstairs at the Fillmore in Philadelphia. The band’s latest album, The World’s Best American Band, sees the band evolving beyond their basement-sized sound into something ready for a bigger stage. WQHS chatted with lead singer and guitarist Tony Esposito in advance of their performance. The following … Continue reading “Interview with White Reaper’s Tony Esposito”

INTERVIEW: Grammy Nominee Gallant

INTERVIEW: Grammy Nominee Gallant

R&B superstar Gallant has had an amazing year, from being named a ­­­featured member of Forbes’ 30 under 30 to the release and subsequent Grammy nomination of his debut album Ology. ­­­­­­Just last week, he released a new track titled “Cave Me In”, a collaboration with South Korean superstars Eric Nam and Tablo. In light … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Grammy Nominee Gallant”

Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)

Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)

Last week, WQHS got a chance to chat with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous. Thom and I talked about their new album Simple Forms, visual art, the challenges of streaming services for artists, and being a part of a band that is fronted by a female with an Asian background.  Please follow and … Continue reading “Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)”