Reviews

Mabel – ‘Ivy To Roses’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Hayley Louisa Brown London, England singer Mabel McVey is United Kingdom’s sweetheart! Giving off the ultimate femme-fatale vibe, her pouty gloss lips and bad girl attitude has landed the Swedish born beauty right on top of the European charts. Consistently. Still coasting off of the success of her breakout 2017 debut mixtape Ivy… Read more

MARINA – ‘Love + Fear’ Album Review

Photo credit: Marina / YouTube If you aren’t an indie pop fan, Marina Diamandis might be the girl to make you one! Hailing from the goldmine of British pop stardom, London, the Welsh born triple threat singer-songwriter and producer, is finally making her way to the U.S. mainstream. After simmering for a few years locally,… Read more

Billy Idol – ‘Idol Live! 2019’ Concert Review

Photo Credit: Steve Trager The musical career of Billy Idol has been nothing short of greatness from his early days with Generation X, to the limelight of his commercial success as a solo artist. Fans of Idol have watched him gracefully mature while he built a catalog of timeless classics throughout the years. Idol prides… Read more

The Damned Things – ‘High Crimes’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn About four-fifths of the way into “Cells,” the strong opening cut from The Damned Things’ second album High Crimes, lead singer Keith Buckley utters “guitar!” to verbally cue the solo from that same instrument, courtesy of Joe Trohman. This being hard rock, a guitar solo was about as inevitable as the… Read more

Anderson .Paak – ‘Ventura’ Album Review

Anderson .Paak has taken his fans and listeners on a ride up the California West Coast by releasing his fourth studio album Ventura after a short six months of releasing his third studio album Oxnard, and long time fans must admit, they are sitting back and enjoying the view. The two albums were recorded at… Read more

LSD – ‘Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present…LSD’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Press/Juco LSD is an electro pop supergroup comprised of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo. Hailing from Britain, Australia, and America respectively, this eclectic group of musicians has taken over the electronic scene with high expectations and an already established fan base. Releasing hits throughout 2018, Diplo and company built momentum, dropping several singles and… Read more

Simple Creatures – ‘Strange Love’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @simplecreatures Simple Creatures is a self-proclaimed “trash pop” supergroup based out of Los Angeles, California. The band features Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. Following an extensive joint tour in 2016, the duo met auspiciously in the studio. As mutual fans of each other’s work, their collaborative… Read more

The Maine – ‘You Are OK’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dirk Mai The Maine is an alternative pop-rock band from Tempe, Arizona. Formed in 2007, John O’Callaghan and company signed with Fearless Records and recorded their debut EP Stay Up, Get Down. Following lineup changes, the band eventually finalized its roster, releasing their first LP, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, in 2008. Eleven years… Read more

Khalid – ‘Free Spirit’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Twitter @thegreatkhalid Khalid is a fascinating artist. He seeks approval but doesn’t want praise. His music can be emotionally complex, but easy to enjoy. He admits he’s disconnected at times, but is completely self-aware. All of this is played out and painted like a beautiful canvas through his music, especially on his sophomore effort Free… Read more

Julia Michaels – ‘Inner Monologue Part 1’ EP Review

Inner Monologue Part 1 by Julia Michaels is “Relationship 101” and the star ghostwriter-turned-singer is absolutely masterful at explaining her self-proclaimed complicated ways throughout this mini LP. Many know Michaels from her 2017 top 10 breakout hit single “Issues”, however the once shy Iowa native has been a behind the scenes mastermind for nearly a… Read more