Interviews

The Pulse: Trafton’s Vulnerable Pop Music in a “Hyperreal” World

The Pulse: Trafton’s Vulnerable Pop Music in a “Hyperreal” World

By Chelsea Booth All Photos By Anthony Sokolov   It’s a crisp October evening. Evan Gordon of Trafton, sits across from me in his modest Lower East Side apartment, and raises a shallow wine goblet to his lips, taking small sips of the water he […]

The Pulse: Q&A With Glaze

The Pulse: Q&A With Glaze

By Chelsea Booth Once every so often, a band comes along, who within seconds, like a DJ back spinning a record, abruptly brings your world to a full stop. Glaze is one of those bands.   The trio consisting of Stephen McElwee (guitar and vocals), […]

Q&A: No Wonders and Their Debut EP

Q&A: No Wonders and Their Debut EP

By Chelsea Booth In their debut self-titled EP, No Wonders authentically capture the uncertain nature of early adulthood; that period of time where you are no longer an adolescent, but you’re not quite an adult yet either.   Taking influences from bands like Whirr, Bombay […]

MakerHub is Baruch College’s Makerspace for Teaching 3D Printing and New Technologies

MakerHub is Baruch College’s Makerspace for Teaching 3D Printing and New Technologies

By Ariana Hwang There is more to Baruch College than sitting through business lectures all day. The campus has been trying to foster innovation and teach technical skills to aspiring entrepreneurs and designers. MakerHub is a makerspace that welcomes Baruch students to attain experience in 3D […]

Siblings Matteo and Stella Rose Take Their “Best Shot” in Interviewing Each Other

Siblings Matteo and Stella Rose Take Their “Best Shot” in Interviewing Each Other

  In anticipation of their new single“Best Shot”, we let siblings Matteo and Stella create the questions they would ask each other. Here is the result of their interview:   What are your musical influences and how do they affect the music you make together? […]

A Conversation with Duckwrth: Touring with Rich Chigga, Skateboarding in LA, and Making “Tamagotchi”

A Conversation with Duckwrth: Touring with Rich Chigga, Skateboarding in LA, and Making “Tamagotchi”

Photo by Anthony Sokoluv Interviewers: Ariana Hwang & Alejandro Canon   Who he is: Hip Hop artist & graphic designer from Los Angeles, who embraces getting “UUGLY”.   On his Guilty Pleasure: “I do spend a lot of time in the mirror. I feel like […]

Advice From a Brother in Streets of Laredo

Advice From a Brother in Streets of Laredo

By Ariana Hwang   Normally I wouldn’t be sitting inside some lofty bar waiting for an indie band to play a set. Some girl furrowed her brow and asked me who was playing because she had expected jazz from what she’s been told before. Streets […]

Going Solo—From Dum Dum Girls to Kristin Kontrol

Going Solo—From Dum Dum Girls to Kristin Kontrol

By Ariana Hwang Happiness can be formed by reinvention. And sometimes the change needs to be drastic. This is one lesson we can take from  Kristin Welchez and her music career. Eight years ago, Welchez began her successful career with an alter-ego, “Dee Dee.” She was the […]

Talking About NYC And ‘On Desire’  With Drowners’ Matt Hitt

Talking About NYC And ‘On Desire’ With Drowners’ Matt Hitt

By Ariana Hwang   I saw him smoking in front of New York City’s Terminal 5, just after Jesus and Mary Chain’s Psychocandy anniversary show. He leaned against the venue looking like a clean-cut punk—he was a few inches shorter than his six foot two height, and wore dark, […]

The Strokes Guitarist Nick Valensi On His New Band & College Days

The Strokes Guitarist Nick Valensi On His New Band & College Days

By Ariana Hwang Without double guitars in each song, the Strokes wouldn’t be half as exciting. Every fan of The Strokes knew that there were two talented guitarists in the band. They were Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr.. It was Valensi who usually played lead—Hammond was rhythm […]