Despite not garnering any Latin Grammy nominations in today’s announcement, it feels like the right time to talk about Kenia Os. I just discovered the Mexican singer myself, when my friends at Guerrera PR announced she was coming on as a new client. A smart move for a musician/YouTuber/entrepreneur looking to grow her brand. Normally I would skip something like this, but it got me … Continue reading Kenia OS-Todo My Love
It’s been over six months since MAITA released her latest album, I Just Want To Be Wild For You. The chance to see her perform in Chicago in support of the record is finally over, as she will be opening for Weakened Friends (a bill with two Portland bands from different states!!!) at Subterranean on September 25th. It’s a small space, so be sure to … Continue reading MAITA-Where Do You Go?
I kind of assumed we had heard the last of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs after Karen O almost won an Oscar for “Moon Song” from the movie Her (and she would have, too, if it hadn’t been for that meddling Frozen). The band had released Mosquito the year before, but it wasn’t getting the kind of press they’d received for their first couple of albums. … Continue reading Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Burning
I’m always amazed when someone can not only grasp the fundamentals of storytelling, but excel at it from a very young age. I don’t know if it’s something people are just born with, or if they pick it up from their surroundings, but there are people who just get it, and Moore Kismet appears to be one of those people. They can do it through … Continue reading Moore Kismet-Wasteland
Sometimes the weight of expectation can pull down a piece of art that would otherwise float higher than the eye could see. It’s nice to be able to hear a song or see a video from a completely unfamiliar artist and process it without any prior notions of what it might or should be. Such was the case with Pretty Sick’s video for “Black Tar.” … Continue reading Pretty Sick-Black Tar