Whitehorse: Mining the Difficult World of Fiction
Mar20

Whitehorse: Mining the Difficult World of Fiction

Whitehorse By Harriet Kaplan Taking creative license isn’t anything new when it comes to art and songwriting, but when Whitehorse, the Canadian folk rock duo featuring husband and wife Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, both established singer/songwriters in their own right do it, one stands up and takes notice. Whitehorse craft memorable songs that are evocative, poignant and also gritty and realistic. The duo explore themes not...

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An Interview with Ballyhoo!
Mar19

An Interview with Ballyhoo!

Ballyhoo! By Brooke Magalis Ballyhoo! is a band from Aberdeen, Maryland. On their social media outlets, you can find their band lineup, which reads as follows:  Howi – guitar/vocals, D – drums, Nick – bass, Scott – cutz/keys/programming.  Ballyhoo! has the uncanny ability to blend genres seamlessly.  In every song, a listener can find hints of reggae, pop, punk, and rock.  It’s not terribly difficult to...

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An "eclection" of nostalgia: Malena’s Vintage Boutique
Mar18

An "eclection" of nostalgia: Malena’s Vintage Boutique

Malena’s Vintage Boutique By Serenat Kivilcim Last Saturday, I visited Malena’s beautiful vintage store nestled among the quaint restaurants and shops in downtown West Chester, Pa.  Appropriately set in a bustling college town, Malena’s is a popular destination for avid vintage hunters, featuring a wide variety of one-of-a-kind vintage styles from the 20’s – 80’s.  The staff is extremely helpful,...

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Gilded Age – A Beautiful Simplistic Vibe
Mar18

Gilded Age – A Beautiful Simplistic Vibe

Lotus – Gilded Age By Elli Ray Though lyrically deprived, the song is still incredibly beautiful. You can see why the band calls themselves Lotus, named after the flower in ancient Greek mythology that caused it’s consumers to sleep in an apathetic trance. The sweet melody of a more transcendental time will leave you swaying to a steady drum beat laced with gripping guitar riffs. This is not the first time Lotus has...

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Queen of Blossoms on Trees: An Interview with Coco Columbia
Mar17

Queen of Blossoms on Trees: An Interview with Coco Columbia

Queen of Blossoms on Trees By Eric Evans Conducted at Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, Portland, OR, January 15, 2015 Even in a 2014 packed with great releases, Coco Columbia’s 7-track album The Weight stood out as exceptional: a sophisticated yet seemingly effortless hybrid of jazz and electro-pop with accents of hip hop. It sounds more like a confident third or fourth album than a debut due in no small part to the accomplished...

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