G Eazy in Reno, NV

G Eazy Concert Review April 9th, Reno Events Center ​My grandma bought me and a homegirl a ticket to go for my birthday with my step sister and her boyfriend. We showed up at the Events Center at 6:30 to get in line for the doors to open at 7. The line was backed up […]

My love is cool (Favorites) by Wolf Alice

I’m tapping into another London-based band this week, not all-female but led by a female vocalist.  Wolf Alice formed back in 2010 as a duo and released an EP, but grew to their current quartet in 2012.  The band released a number of singles before releasing an EP in 2013 which got a lot of […]

Adore Life (Favorites) by Savages

London quartet Savages played their first show 4 years ago.  Since then the all-female post-punk band released some singles then a much acclaimed 2013 album titled “Silence Yourself”.  The band immediately garnered a lot of buzz through their singles and their raucous live performances at high visibility shows including CMJ Music Marathon in NY and […]

Where Are You Now by Skrillex and Diplo feat. Justin Bieber

Something about this song gets stuck in my head. I can’t tell if it is the melodic rhythm of Diplo and his metronome style–Skrillex spilling the bass like sips of honey–or Bieber offering a subtle hints of soul. For whatever reason, I think this new single has potential to become an anthem this summer. The […]

Mona Lisa by Dead Sara

“Mona Lisa”is the first single from the new album. It starts off with some background noise and finger-snapping along with a little band hum. Then the song kicks in with a snaky guitar line and a solid rhythm section. Armstrong gets to have a lot of fun with her vocals on this track. And while […]

Something Good by Dead Sara

“Something Good”is not the first single off of the album but it should be. Seems tailor-made for radio with a chorus that will quickly get stuck in your brain and verses that are begging to be sung along with. The production is clean and the music is very straightforward. – (sound is a little subpar)

Dead Sara

Dead Sara have been highlighted by me previously, and they just released their second album “Pleasure To Meet You”. The band, evoking shades of Hole, Sleater-Kinney and L7 play straightforward guitar driven rock. The band comparisons are mostly due to vocalist/guitarist Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley – you don’t see too many female-fronted rock […]

Hotel Ceiling by Rixton

A haunting song with an equally haunting music video. It begins with finding love then losing it. It deals with the emotions felt after losing a loved one; the confusion, guilt, anger, and much more. In the song he describes the love as dead while the music video has a man missing while his love […]

The Book of Love by Gavin James

People say you can’t describe love but this song comes pretty close. The vocals are soulful and James displays amazing range. It is slow and meaningful conveying endless emotion. He sings all about what love means and what the person he loves means to him. His sound is equally if not more amazing live and […]

Work Song by Hozier

Off of the same album as the hit song “Take Me to Church” this ballad is soulful, emotional, and addicting. It is a story from finding love in a time of hardness to death and coming back to love again. It is not a traditional love song but combines interesting music with meaningful lyrics to […]