Class Picture: Good Tunes, Good Vibes, and Good Guys
Jan13

Class Picture: Good Tunes, Good Vibes, and Good Guys

Class Picture: Good Tunes, Good Vibes, and Good Guys By Carly Wedding Since its initial beginnings in the 1970s, pop punk has been criticized by people who find the genre to be boring, unoriginal, or common. But for every negative remark made by uninformed outsiders, there are bands like Class Picture to prove the scene to be otherwise. When Class Picture (link) was conceived in 2011, they stuck to a formula that consisted of...

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Lettie Gooch
Jan13

Lettie Gooch

Lettie Gooch By Michelle Cloud and Serenat Kivilcim “Risk ordinary for great” appears on the page Lettie Gooch (link) owner Theresa Watts holds up for me, and it perfectly embodies the exuberant shop owner’s style philosophy. With a background in IT, Theresa left her 9-5 job and New York City in 2003 to bring bold style to her hometown of Washington, DC. Theresa challenges women to take risks with fashion, even in a notoriously...

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Belle and Sebastian – The Cat with the Cream
Jan12

Belle and Sebastian – The Cat with the Cream

Belle and Sebastian – The Cat with the Cream By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi 2015 is already shaping up to be a year where the heavyweights throw us a bone after seemingly unendurable waits. It’s been nearly five years since Glasgow ‘wistful’ indie pop greats Belle and Sebastian (link) put out an insular studio album, the last being 2010’s Write About Love. In anticipation of upcoming effort Girls in Peacetime...

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An Inquiry of Closure In Moscow
Jan11

An Inquiry of Closure In Moscow

Closure In Moscow By Kacy Raby Closure In Moscow (link) is the type of band that will always keep an eccentric air. They’re comfortable in their oddities and aren’t afraid to be as flamboyant as they can possibly be. It’s now been about 7 months since their second full-length album, Pink Lemonade, was released and the fans have had a good, long while to stew over that fire. Writer Kacy Raby had the esteemed privilege of sending some...

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Everglow-ing in the rain: Mae hits Baltimore for 10-year anniversary tour
Jan10

Everglow-ing in the rain: Mae hits Baltimore for 10-year anniversary tour

Everglow-ing in the rain: Mae hits Baltimore for 10-year anniversary tour By Lindsay Renner It’s a rainy and cold Sunday night in Baltimore, but backstage at the Baltimore Soundstage there is a bustling energy.  Norfolk, VA-born melodic rock band Mae (link) is performing for their 10 year anniversary tour in support of their seminal 2005 album “The Everglow”. They’re just two shows into the tour – three, counting tonight’s...

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