[SweetSexySavage album cover] Kehlani Parrish just celebrated her 22nd birthday on Monday, April 24th, and on Wednesday she will be embarking on her first world tour, effectively making me feel like a pretty s****y twenty-something. However, I will be attending her Seattle stop on the Sweet Sexy Savage tour this upcoming Saturday, April 29th, which … Continue reading Kehlani’s Sweet Sexy Savage World Tour Comes to Showbox SoDo
[Photo courtesy of Secretly Canadian] Whitney has been contributing their music to my life in ways I never would have imagined upon first hearing them. The incredibly unique arrangements they offer have acted as prominent features in the soundtrack of my 2016-17 school year. Whitney’s debut album, Light Upon the Lake, is undoubtedly a healthy … Continue reading Whitney To The T: A Review of Whitney at Neumos
[Photo courtesy of the artist] One of my favorite songs of all-time is Laura Marling’s track, “Night After Night,” from her 2011 release, A Creature I Don’t Know. It’s a dark, death-obsessed waltz full of lust and yearning that feels timeless, in the truest sense of the word. Marling has released six full-length albums and … Continue reading Reversal of the Muse: A Preview of Laura Marling at The Showbox
As I begin to write this article, I realize there’s a change from my usual writing environment. I’m writing from my old bedroom back at home in Portland, OR, where I spent many years obsessing over boy band members. Across from me is a Harry Styles poster I got from a J-14 magazine in 2013. … Continue reading A New Direction: The Maturation of Harry Styles
Saturday, April 22, 2017. A day when record junkies alike come together and spend their life savings on limited-edition vinyl releases, old and new. Some of us come for the limited releases, some of us for the deals, and a few of us venture out to get our favorite records in a limited-edition uniquely-shaped vinyl. … Continue reading KXSU’s Best-Of: Record Store Day 2017
It’s a conflicting feeling, being a fan of country music nowadays. And I’d like to clarify: I’m a fan of the genre’s artists that tell stories with their records. I’m a fan of the genre’s trailblazers that break the rules out of artistry and intentionality. That’s the kind of country music I’m a fan of. … Continue reading Tell the Truth, Country Music.
So I hope it’s okay with everyone that I’m taking a little organizational flexibility in my column this month, because I JUST RECENTLY SAW RADIOHEAD AND I’M NOT OVER IT AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT MORE. It’s 2017, and though everyone’s favorite band had a spectacular return last year with A Moon Shaped … Continue reading Under the Influence: Radiohead & Every Band Since 1995