Diaries

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC Kicks Off 2018 With Science of Music

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC Kicks Off 2018 With Science of Music

By Ariana Hwang Musicians, programmers, composers, and scientists gather on the last Saturday of each month for Monthly Music Hackathon NYC. February’s theme was Science of Music and ended up being held at Spotify’s Lower Manhattan office. Coming in, I didn’t really fit the criteria […]

Seasons: Glitz, Gucci, and Why I Don’t Walk Fashion Week

Seasons: Glitz, Gucci, and Why I Don’t Walk Fashion Week

By Zuzu Tadeushuk, Model & Blogger— zuzutadeushuk.com   As February draws near I’m glad I’m not walking in New York Fashion Week. Little do people know, but Fashion Week, which paradoxically lasts a month and spans four cities and two continents, is a dreaded time […]

Make a Trip to Samsung Gallery 837

Make a Trip to Samsung Gallery 837

By Ariana Hwang If you’re in the Meatpacking District without anything to do, or happen to forget that the Whitney Museum was closed on Tuesdays, don’t worry about having to walk further in the teeth-chattering cold.   Just walk into Samsung 837, Samsung’s NYC flagship […]

Missing SZA, Bar-Hopping, and Marketing at Live Nation

Missing SZA, Bar-Hopping, and Marketing at Live Nation

By Ariana Hwang The late David Bowie once said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” He always knew that life was made infinitely better with music, transformation, and adventures into the unknown. Despite a tangle of […]

Lil Pump Takes Flight and Breeds Mosh Pits at Playstation Theater

Lil Pump Takes Flight and Breeds Mosh Pits at Playstation Theater

Photos By Anthony Sokolov Written By Ariana Hwang   ESKETIT!!!!!!! I’ve never seen an unusual email subject line like this before. What does it mean? “Let’s Get It” according to Urban Dictionary. Huh. And who was the rapper who coined this catch phrase? Lil Pump. […]

The Dreamer’s Disease

The Dreamer’s Disease

I lie still.   Waking up to rejection is the worst.   Maybe this was how it was to not get a rose on the Bachelor. No, THIS was way worse than that show. HR didn’t see a future with me… and it punched another […]

Writers, What You Waiting For?

Writers, What You Waiting For?

By Ariana Hwang   I used to think winter was a blessing for a writer. I thought so because on cold nights, it was easy to make an excuse to stay home and write. They brought forth moments of isolation, and then I’d wait for […]

How I Recorded My First Album With My Favorite Songwriter

How I Recorded My First Album With My Favorite Songwriter

By Sam Fuhrer   The average music fan has never heard of Simone Felice. He is a 40 year old ballad writer with a raggedy beard and scars from multiple heart and brain surgeries, living tucked away in the rural village of Palenville, New York, at […]

A Summer’s Day of Embracing Classical Art in Italia

A Summer’s Day of Embracing Classical Art in Italia

Everyone’s doing their own thing this summer. Work, vacation, music…that’s all I’ve done, and in all honesty, I’m thankful for that. In the meantime I do also like to keep up with old-time friends, friends that you can catch up easily with and rekindle conversations […]

Captured: Osheaga Festival (Photo Gallery)

Captured: Osheaga Festival (Photo Gallery)

My brother came back not too long ago from a music festival in Montreal called, Osheaga. And of course, I wanted to be there. But it’s true that life doesn’t grant my every wish and reverie of attending every amazing show and artist I’d die […]