Writing

It’s Personal, This Pet Grief

It’s Personal, This Pet Grief

Dear Stranger,   We used to be lovers and friends. You left very suddenly and didn’t even give a proper goodbye. No face to face. A text and radio silence. My silence wasn’t pure anger too; I was just stunned. Your words seemed to drip […]

Mehraj’s Mixtapes: 4U

Mehraj’s Mixtapes: 4U

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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 […]

11 Movie Scenes Where Music Felt Like Everything

11 Movie Scenes Where Music Felt Like Everything

By Ariana Hwang For it’s music and words, Amélie is one movie I  can fully appreciate to this day. The whimsical french film centers on the selflessness of a very charming, introverted character played by Audrey Tautou. But most of all, apart from the cinematography, the musical score really […]

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 […]

Tall Juan Describes His Tattoos and “Chinese Rock”

Tall Juan Describes His Tattoos and “Chinese Rock”

  Who He Is: “Radicated in Far Rockaway, NY. The Argentinean Tall Juan Zaballa is looking to translate into music the feelings of living in the city. Fast, simple and Directly He expresses it strumming his nylon-acoustic guitar, onto fast beats accompanied by his energetic moves.” […]

Uruguay Band on Writing Music in the Bathroom & Getting Scammed By Craiglist

Uruguay Band on Writing Music in the Bathroom & Getting Scammed By Craiglist

Who They Are: “Uruguay is a transient electronic band created by Stepha Murphy and Benjamin Dawson-Sivalia. Their music features hauntingly beautiful vocal melodies atop driving and atmospheric production inspired by the duo’s diverse backgrounds and eccentric experiences since moving to New York City.” —Uruguay Site […]

How I met Lucifer (Lord Huron on LSD)

How I met Lucifer (Lord Huron on LSD)

By Anonymous I’ve always considered myself somewhat of a psychonaut (one who is not afraid to venture into the unknown parts of their mind with utter disregard for consequences) which is why I happily agreed when my girlfriend suggested we take LSD during XPN fest, […]

A Folk Musician to Accordionist James Felice

A Folk Musician to Accordionist James Felice

Interview By Sam Fuhrer   Who They Are (The Felice Brothers): “they are a close-knit band of two brothers and three longtime friends, all in their twenties. They are self-taught, not one of them played an instrument prior to the band’s inception in 2006 when […]

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 […]