A Little Slice of History

Blondie’s Parallel Lines

Posted by on May 18, 2018

How we attach ourselves to music is based on how we come across it, and who or where we are when we first hear it. For a long time I didn’t get Blondie. Awhile back I picked up a...

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Song of the Moment

Song of the Moment: “Afraid of the Dark” by Lindi Ortega

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018

Thanks to my favorite SiriusXM radio station, Outlaw Country, I've gotten introduced to quite a few badass alt country musicians. My recent favorite is Canadian songstress, Lindi Ortega, who released her fifth album, Liberty, at the end of March. The album is a spaghetti western and deals with working out of darkness and as the album progresses, it does just that.

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Artist Spotlight

A Candid Conversation with Hilary Woods About the Journey to Colt

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

There’s something about Hilary Woods’ music that stops you in your tracks, as if you were walking outside a bar late at night and only heard the faintest noises of the...

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Song Playlist

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

Posted by on May 20, 2018

With Mother’s Day weighing heavily on my mind this year (what do you buy for someone that gave you the gift of life?), I pulled together this playlist of my favorite...

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Song of the Moment: “Afraid of the Dark” by Lindi Ortega

Song of the Moment: “Afraid of the Dark” by Lindi Ortega

Jun 15, 2018

Thanks to my favorite SiriusXM radio station, Outlaw Country, I've gotten introduced to quite a few badass alt country musicians. My recent favorite is Canadian songstress, Lindi Ortega, who released her fifth album, Liberty, at the end of March. The album is a spaghetti western and deals with working out of darkness and as the album progresses, it does just that.

A Candid Conversation with Hilary Woods About the Journey to Colt

A Candid Conversation with Hilary Woods About the Journey to Colt

Jun 11, 2018

There’s something about Hilary Woods’ music that stops you in your tracks, as if you were walking outside a bar late at night and only heard the faintest noises of the velvet-voiced performer within. The music is darkly atmospheric and expertly barren—until, all of a sudden, it’s not. I first reached out to the Irish musician when Colt, her...

A Review of Tracey Thorn’s Record

A Review of Tracey Thorn’s Record

Jun 7, 2018

Sometimes in the life of an audiophile, serendipity slaps you in the face giving you exactly what you want and really need. Such was the case when I first heard Tracey Thorn. Roxie and I were driving in the car and flipping from station to station. The oldies station had played one to many clichés so I switched to FM. This beautiful synth pop song bubbled out...

The Magic Behind Muddy Ruckus: An Interview with Drummer, Erika Stahl

The Magic Behind Muddy Ruckus: An Interview with Drummer, Erika Stahl

Jun 1, 2018

Muddy Ruckus are a Southern Blues infused rock duo from New England and today they are dropping their third album, Bellows to Mend.  The band, Ryan Flaherty and Erika Stahl, spent a year working on Bellows to Mend with the goal of capturing their live show sound on recording. They also have their friend, Daisy Castro, joining them on the album adding violin to...

Song of the Moment: Neko Case, “Hell-On”

Song of the Moment: Neko Case, “Hell-On”

May 31, 2018

 Neko Case is at her fiery feminist best on “Hell-On,” due out June 1st.

A Question and Answer with Chelsea Wolfe

A Question and Answer with Chelsea Wolfe

May 24, 2018

Chelsea Wolfe, the modern day Queen of Goth, was kind enough to answer some questions for me. She recently played Bogart’s when she was on tour opening for Ministry and I was beyond impressed with the show. Wolfe’s iconic look and dark music style will only continue to make her a legend in the music world. Izzi Krombholz: Growing up, what were your...

“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” by Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power

“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” by Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power

May 23, 2018

On October 5, 2017 the world changed forever. Feminism changed forever. Let’s be realistic, feminism has always been something people either believe in or completely shy away from. A lot of people associate feminism with bitchy, angry women. But the association with anger is because women have a reason to be angry. When Ashley Judd came forward sharing her...

Interview with sludgegaze band WIPEOUT’s Cassie Tucker

Wipeout – Optic Nerve (Official Video) from Cassie Tucker on Vimeo. Take a bag of glitter, your favorite sugary cereal, and cavernous pedals–crunch it by hand all together in a mixing bowl, and you have the Baltimore band Wipeout. The sludgegaze music of Cassie Tucker and Kayla Goldstein walks a line between hauntingly cinematic and playful glee....

Neither/Both/And: Rhea Butcher’s Nonbinary Comedy  

Neither/Both/And: Rhea Butcher’s Nonbinary Comedy  

May 21, 2018

"Comedy is powerful and can make a lot of social change. You have an audience of people that you’re hopefully making laugh. You’re inviting them to agree with you in laughter, to allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to laugh."

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

Mommy Dearest: A Playlist about Motherhood

May 20, 2018

With Mother’s Day weighing heavily on my mind this year (what do you buy for someone that gave you the gift of life?), I pulled together this playlist of my favorite rock–or very close to–songs about motherhood. Either from the perspective of children or mothers, sorrowful or joyous, this playlist brought me a lot of comfort as I navigated what...