Interview with Zoya
Aug31

Interview with Zoya

ZOYA By Brooke Magalis storyteller |ˈstôrēˌtelər| noun a person who tells stories. This is what singer-songwriter, Zoya, pushes herself to be. What she does with her music is in service to her lyrics, to her story. (She wins major points from this English major for that.) Zoya embraces her connections from school to create an eclectic sound–it’s not unusual for a saxophone or flute to weave its way into the soundscape, creating...

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Steven Roth
Aug30

Steven Roth

Steven Roth By Harriet Kaplan Soulful pop rocker Steven Roth recently premiered his new “Good Times Go So Fast” notable for its lithe guitar, urgent and upbeat percussion and rollicking piano work. The song has a strong hooks and vivid lyrics. Over the last year, Roth went into the studio in Los Angeles with producers Sean Hurley and Wayne Jobson to create his 2015 EP featuring the above-mentioned single. It marks a shift...

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Treasury
Aug29

Treasury

  Treasury By Serenat Kivilcim If value and quality is what you seek, then take a trip down memory lane into a nostalgic oasis that will surely impress any classic consignment junkie. Treasury is truly a gem that stands out from a world of the outsourcing and careless mass production that has come to be our modern fashion culture. The first thing I noticed about Treasury was their extensive and electic collection of trinkets,...

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El Tryptophan – “Ida”
Aug28

El Tryptophan – “Ida”

El Tryptophan By Carolyn Vallejo El Tryptophan’s new record Guilt Vacation reportedly holds a roster of 20 musicians, but it’s hardly surprising considering his just-released single “Ida.” It’s a track that travels many sonic worlds and covers a lot of terrain, adding layer upon layer of unexpectedness. Naturally, there are going to be a lot of drug references to El Tryptophan’s music. L-Tryptophan, after all, is a brain-altering...

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Liz Labelle Show Review
Aug27

Liz Labelle Show Review

By Harriet Kaplan Liz Labelle’s star power burned bright and her talent was so big it could hardly be contained on Genghis Cohen’s small stage at a recent stop on her U.S. tour that just wrapped up in Los Angeles, CA. Hailing from Montreal, Labelle is a pop singer-songwriter, trained vocalist and drummer, and a self-taught piano and guitar player. Also supported by guitarist Christian Harrison, he offered a solid, nice accompaniment...

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