When Music Makes the Ad: The Best TV Commercial Throwbacks

“You’re sitting at home alone. You’re mindlessly playing on your phone. You suddenly hear a heavenly sound. It sweeps across your living room and travels back to the TV speakers in 30 seconds or less. You anxiously await the commercial’s end. You have to know who’s responsible for bringing you this beautiful bop. The brand… Continue reading When Music Makes the Ad: The Best TV Commercial Throwbacks

5 Indie Artists Not Getting the Coverage They Deserve Right Now

Photos by Alex Hupp and Brian Kinnes // As a freelance music writer, my job is to keep editors up to date on what’s happening in various music scenes. This means staying on top of tours, releases and personal projects from numerous artists. Another great part of my job is highlighting new talent. Lately, I’m… Continue reading 5 Indie Artists Not Getting the Coverage They Deserve Right Now

Rabbits, Restrictions & Broken Bones with Michael C. Hansford of Molly Drag

Photo by Jessica Segura // Skyping me from his bedroom in the mountains of Montreal, Michael C. Hansford is just trying to take ‘er easy. After a botched skate sesh on Day One of his most recent tour, the nerves in his right hand are left swimming in shards of bone. “October was definitely a… Continue reading Rabbits, Restrictions & Broken Bones with Michael C. Hansford of Molly Drag

Sunday in the Park: A Sit Down with Michael Santana of Café Racer

Photo by Elo Goodington // The first time I hear Chicago based band Café Racer, I’m not really listening. My attention is turned more towards my social media than the stage. But as their shoegaze-y set slowly progresses, I begin to look less and less at my phone until it’s tucked safely in my back pocket.… Continue reading Sunday in the Park: A Sit Down with Michael Santana of Café Racer

5 Black & White Era Tunes You Should Know

The Zombies – “She’s Not There” Ranked number 297 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, it’s easy to see why. Blunstone’s smooth as butter vocals and Argent’s mellow yet bouncy electric piano makes this one a real ditty. Fun Fact: The opening line comes from a John Lee Hooker song called,… Continue reading 5 Black & White Era Tunes You Should Know

5 Indie Rock Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now

The Buttertones – “Matador” An infectious ditty full of sexy sax and surf guitar from the L.A. quintet. If the vintage vibes don’t sell you, Araiza’s crooning vocals surely will. Makes my whole body shake every time I listen. Wallows – “Uncomfortable” The latest from 13 Reasons Why’s Dylan Minnette and friends (whose names you… Continue reading 5 Indie Rock Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now

Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty

I remember the first time I saw Tom Petty. It was the “Refugee” music video. I remember thinking, who is this horse faced dude ridiculously creeping around an abandoned building? I laughed at his long blonde hair and funny facial expressions as he traipsed from pole to pole. But as I listened to the music,… Continue reading Thank You: A Fan’s Tribute to Tom Petty