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Eamon Rush Highlights the Critical Moments That Kept Pan Arcadia Alive and Thriving

Pan Arcadia’s tagline exclaims that they’ve been “Making tracks in a Brooklyn shack since ‘21,” but recently the indie rock band has been breaking into new creative spaces across New York City. Bringing untamed energy rock music wherever they venture, Pan Acardia seeks to surprise audiences with a myriad of genres they can infuse into […]

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Gabe Rivera Conjures and Courses Through a Lovesick Journey in His New EP “Stained By Your Words”

Gabe Rivera is latching onto the often overlooked and even feared heightened emotionality of teenagehood in his newest EP “Stained By Your Words” coasting through various familiar places we encounter during such a formative and tumultuous time. With 5 tracks that explore different facets of a souring relationship, “Stained By Your Words” refuses to tame

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Beatles Tribute Show ‘RAIN’ Brings Music and Magic to Philadelphia

The Beatles are commonly deemed one of the best bands to ever hit the stage. Their music and influence have and continue to prove ageless.  RAIN, a tribute show to The Beatles, is returning to Philadelphia from May 9 through May 11 at the Miller Theater. Regarded by the Denver Post as, “The next best

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Leo Sawikin Explores the Depths of Growth and Change in “Till You’re Somebody Else”

Former frontman of indie band The Chordaes Leo Sawikin has dedicated his solo projects to discovering the beauty in the existential and ontological. His latest single “Till You’re Somebody Else” revels in themes of rejuvenation, rebirth, and the consistency of growth we all undergo. The dreamy rhythm composed of gentle drums and light guitar strums

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Tiphanie Doucet Wrestles With Musical Identity and Individuality With “My Own Way”

Interview with Tiphanie Doucet With careful strums of her harp and crisp vocals imbued with thoughtful reflection, international artist Tiphanie Doucet sets artistic boundaries while breaking musical barriers with her new single “My Own Way.” After sifting through multiple directions her music could take, mainly proposed by industry executives, Doucet forged her own narrative, conflating

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Jodi Heights Sends Out a Call to Wandering Souls With “Lone Wolf”

Interview with Jodi Heights Being in tune with the darker sides of ourselves isn’t always something to be afraid of. Classically trained artist Jodi Heights believes embracing our habits entwined with everything revolving around the nighttime is a tool for reflection and growth. Her upcoming album Nocturne, featuring her latest single “Lone Wolf” is a

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Jack Manley Reveals the Heart-wrenching Course of His Healing Journey in “Save Your Own”

Building yourself back up from a broken place is a crucial and universal part of being human. Though we experience our lowest points in a myriad of ways, determined by an array of circumstances, a unification occurs in understanding that we can materialize a positive future through expression, connection, and creation. Art is often an

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Singer-Songwriter Maxie Mandel Makes a Magnetic Impression With “Someone You’d Love”

Emulating the crisp and captivating vocals of her inspirations Sara Bareilles and Carole King, with lyrical parallels to Taylor Swift’s Invisible and Lewis Capaldi’s “Bruises,” 19-year-old Maxie Mandel captures listener’s hearts in a single melody. Her vivid lyrics detailing an all-too-relatable high school unrequited love compounded with empowering instrumentals instill in her listeners the courage

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The ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Teaches Us ‘It Is Always Better to Choose Kindness’

At a time when our lives can be filled with chaos and confusion, the musical Mean Girls focuses on important themes for our community; primarily to treat others the way that you want to be treated and always strive for kindness. This is one of many of reasons that we should support the Lower Moreland High School Drama

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Griefcat Talks New Album and The Idiosyncratic Joy of Musical Comedy

After meeting at a DC-based variety show in 2015, Annie Nardolilli and Louisa Hall quickly realized they had a lot in common despite their drastically differing backgrounds. With the two working in high-stress level jobs, Louisa as a tech employee and Annie a now-former sheriff’s deputy, an amalgamation of frustration, mistreatment, and most importantly a

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Whimsy Indie Band Söūp on Their Electic Style and Upcoming Show

So many newborn bands have an excruciating time crafting and articulating their aesthetic, especially in an industry that typically encourages conformity. Whimsical indie-rock band Söūp understands the elusiveness and versatility of genre in a way that not all can grasp. Their emphasis on utilizing imagery of the sea and the cosmos, melding the two with

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Brian K & The Parkway Stress the Necessity of Connection in Their New Single “Straight Through”

Hailing from opposite sides of the East Coast, Brian K. Pagels and Stephen Russ of the coastal heartland rock band Brian K & The Parkway, are stark advocates of the importance of friendship and connection, whether it be near or far apart. The lyric video for their latest single “Straight Through” featuring the vocals of

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Gabe Rivera’s “The Mist” is The Perfect Song for Those Without a Valentine

Chocolates, teddy bears, and sharing a meal with a special someone isn’t the reality for everyone’s Valentine’s Day, and Gabe Rivera’s new single “The Mist” encapsulates the feeling of alienation and loneliness that can come with the holiday. The song, released on February 9 balances a brutal lament with ghostly rhythms that evoke a lingering

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Jack Powers of Jack Flowers and The Petal Tones Talks Upcoming Shows, a Debut Album, and The Source of True Originality

New Jersey’s Indie scene has been full of surprises lately, but nothing like Jack Flowers and The Petal Tones. The imaginative band is the brainchild of musician Jack Powers and is currently touring around the Northern Region with an upcoming show on Friday, February 9 at Prototype 237 in Paterson, New Jersey, and The Mill

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Back to June Plays Their First Live Gig at The Stone Pony to Astounding Success

At The Stone Pony’s January 14th Sunday Showcase, Manchester local band Back to June performed their first live gig with impeccable energy that would have you believe they’ve been around for quite some time. Formed by a passionate group of students from both Ocean County College and Manchester Township High School, Back to June as

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Indie Rock Musician Gabe Rivera Announces Tour Dates Across New Jersey

New Jersey native Gabe Rivera has been deadset on taking his indie rock career from his bedroom to various stages throughout the state. After working on an array of projects that include new music, Rivera is inundating himself with a new era of creativity. From January to February, Rivera is hitting some iconic spots with

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Actor-Musician Jalen Harris is Proudly Living His Dream in ‘Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations’

When Jalen Harris was 10 years old, he performed in a church play and continued his appreciation during his high school theater program. Soon after Harris learned that the age to compete on FOX-TV’s American Idol was dropped from 16 to 15, and like any kid at that time he wanted to be a pop

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Jeremy Fury’s Songs for Hanukkah Ignites a Spark in Listeners 

Interview with Jeremy Fury of Jeremy & The Harlequins The holidays being at the end of the year are a time for relaxation and preparing for what’s ahead in the coming year, but it can also be a great time for reflection. With fervent unrest in the world, it can be difficult to look back

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Rehya Stevens Marries Old and New Holiday Joy with the Deluxe Edition of Santa’s Takin’ Over The Town

2021 may not have been the most cheerful year, but that didn’t stop singer/songwriter and holiday fanatic Rehya Stevens from delivering some well-needed holiday spirit. Her Christmas album ‘Tis The Season released in 2021 featuring 11 carol-worthy songs is now being reintroduced into the Christmas canon along with 10 all-new festive tunes off of her new album Santa’s Takin’

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Young DJ Dylan Feszko Reflects on His Journey Into Musical Entertainment

Through the halls of Neshaminy High School, as students shuffled to their next classes, there was always one student who called attention wherever he went. With headphones covering his ears, head bobbing, and shoes skidding on the shiny linoleum, Dylan Feszko carried his passion with him dancing down the hallways and getting lost in the

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Rehya Stevens Gives a Show-Stopping Voice to The Soundtrack of Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny

Review of Rehya Stevens’s songs in Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny   The new Lifetime drama Secrets of a Celebrity Nanny doesn’t only portray a riveting story about a young woman desperate to save herself from the dangerous inner circle of a glamourous superstar, the film also features an eclectic soundtrack fronted by the lively

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Luke Boor Savors the Sorrows of The Post-Breakup Process in His New Single “Queens”

Part of one’s musical journey often relies heavily on location and the places the heart and soul travel to for inspiration. From Texas to Tennessee to New York, indie-rock musician Luke Boor has reflected deeply on each home he’s had over the years and how they’ve contributed to his creative endeavors from music to writing.

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Solar Bloom’s Matt DeVoti on Creating the Vibrant Atmosphere for New Single “This Tiny World”

Known for his funky electronica technoscape aesthetic, Matt DeVoti of Solar Bloom is immersing fans in his rhythmic exploration of communication with his new single “This Tiny World”. With an artistic blend of synthetic beat and meticulously layered vocals, achieved through the usage of both analog and digital instruments, “This Tiny World” delivers a nostalgic

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Georgia Weber and The Sleeved Hearts Explore The Beautiful Imperfections of Love With “Kintsugi”

Though her musical roots lie in the eclectic world of jazz, Australian musician Georgia Weber of The Sleeved Hearts has always retained an interest in a variety of musical styles and how they differ across multiple cultural landscapes. The group’s latest single “Kintsugi” pays homage to Georgia’s adoration of Japan and the prevalent intersection between

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Andrew Adkins Defies the Construct of Genre With His Experimental EP “Birdcage Boy”

Interview With Andrew Adkins  Andrew Adkins has never found himself subscribing to conventional notions of genre. Instead, the Nashville singer takes an introspective approach to his music, finding what speaks to him and then emulating it through his own unique perspective and combination of sounds. His latest EP “Birdcage Boy ” follows this eclectic marriage

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Charles Newman On Creating The Diverse Soundtrack From Universal Pictures’s The List

We all remember those iconic scenes from a selection of films that have remained a staple of cinema. From the actor’s performance to the sharp editing and mood-determining lighting, every little intricate detail melds together to create a moment that audiences will soon label as unforgettable. Of course, there’s another key element that assures a

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