A Conversation with Tierra Whack

A Conversation with Tierra Whack

“Philly, Philly, Philly, every chance I get, I’m always saying I’m from Philly.” In our short conversation with Tierra Whack (which almost didn’t happen due to our extreme social anxiety as we followed her from school to school), she couldn’t help but repeatedly mention her pride for Philadelphia. She recounted growing up with a love … Continue reading “A Conversation with Tierra Whack”

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene

Is there value in an aesthetics of the climate crisis? Understanding climate change as both intimately personal and impossibly impersonal, singing alternately from the perspectives of human, earth, and machine, Grime’s Miss Anthropocene, released on 2/21 with Canadian label 4AD, paints a picture of the apocalypse which is at once bleak, romantic, and, in the artist’s own … Continue reading “Romance, Cynicism, and Human Extinction in Grimes’s Miss Anthropocene”

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon

With their 2018 hit “Prom Queen,” Chicago-based Beach Bunny captured countless of hearts with a stream of power-pop anthems. Lead singer Lili Trifilio’s voice is impressed with magnetism and verve, her lyrics full of heart and spirit — uniquely plucky and defiant, often sad yet always laced with a sense of vitality. On Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading “Beach Bunny Walks Us Through Love in Honeymoon”

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour

“Y’all ain’t seen my downfall yet” True. Six years since Ratking took up the reigns of New York hip hop with So It Goes, Wiki is still rapping his ass off. Promoting his first album since leaving XL and going independent, he made his stop in Philly up in Fishtown at the cozy, yet spacious, … Continue reading “Wiki at Kung Fu Necktie: the OOFIE World Tour”

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.

by Callie Jones and Sharon Zea Rincon WE MOSHED TO THE JONAS BROTHERS. Just kidding. Last Thursday 100 gecs came into our small town of Philadelphia. It was truly an experience. 100 gecs is composed of Laura Les and Dylan Brady, who originate from St. Louis, Missouri and both have long, beautiful, blonde hair. However, … Continue reading “100 gecs at The Rotunda: We moshed to the Jonas Brothers.”

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s

There’s an almost sacred obligation for every media publication to quantize and compile their favorites at the end of every year, decade, or century. For the most part, it’s really a great convenience to have a resource to find when trying to become acquainted with music history, especially if you weren’t around or paying attention. … Continue reading “WQHS’ Albums of the 2010s”

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper

Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper

my mother once told me. that grandma made water out of rice. it tasted like a generation. i remember she said: “just right.” so quietly. it sounded unintentional. “엄마.” “yes?” “do you miss her?” she looked at me. put her hand on my forehead. and told me i had a fever. *** tired of being … Continue reading “Songs That Are Important to Me, Gene: “Headache” by Grouper”

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year

From Harry Styles’ recent Fine Line to Lizzo’s breakout album Cuz I Love You, 2019 witnessed both mainstream artists redefining familiar sounds and newer talents entering the scene. Here are five releases this year you might have missed: 1. Girlpool: What Chaos Is Imaginary A continuing departure from their earliest sounds, What Chaos Is Imaginary creates a … Continue reading “5 Indie Gems You Might’ve Missed this Year”

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”