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Greg Laswell Finds Meaning in Melancholy in ‘Covers’

Greg Laswell Finds Meaning in Melancholy in ‘Covers’

October 21, 2019

The singer recently performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge to promote his new album, "Covers II," and connect with his audience by re-interpreting well-known songs.

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

Vine is the Pinnacle of American Art

October 2, 2019

I stare at my phone. A scrawny, pre-pubescent boy with matted blond hair and a nylon sweatshirt moves across the screen. A loud, drawling wail oscillating to the beat of snapping fingers comes from my screen.

Alumni Spotlight: Van Hughes

Alumni Spotlight: Van Hughes

September 17, 2019

Hughes is headed to the West Coast as part of the new "Almost Famous" musical adaptation.

Diving into R.LUM.R’s Newest Release “Cold”

Diving into R.LUM.R’s Newest Release “Cold”

September 17, 2019

When it comes to relationships, alternative R&B artist R.LUM.R seems to know exactly what you want t...

‘I Belong to Myself’: An Interview with Pom Pom Squad’s Mia Berrin

‘I Belong to Myself’: An Interview with Pom Pom Squad’s Mia Berrin

September 17, 2019

Pom Pom Squad frontwoman Mia Berrin talks about her latest EP, “Ow,” and being confident in her artistry, words and emotions.

Empowerment Through Selena

Empowerment Through Selena

August 25, 2019

About 5,000 people gathered in Central Park to hear classic Selena hits and current music from Latin artists.

Ram Jams: The Big Day

Ram Jams: The Big Day

August 25, 2019

Despite the many artist features and professions of love for his wife, Chance the Rapper's "The Big Day" is a big flop.

‘Sound Like Yourself’: An Interview with Souly Had

‘Sound Like Yourself’: An Interview with Souly Had

August 13, 2019

R&B singer Souly Had went from posting an Amy Winehouse cover to being signed by her record label.

Summer Sounds: Leo Pellegrino of Too Many Zooz

Summer Sounds: Leo Pellegrino of Too Many Zooz

July 29, 2019

The genre-fusing band will play the Legendary SOB on August 7.

Summer Sounds: Black Midi Move with a Purpose, But What Is It?

Summer Sounds: Black Midi Move with a Purpose, But What Is It?

July 29, 2019

The band eschews much of the engagement and clear meaningfulness associated with musicians, but have still drummed up a lot of attention.

Sleepwalkers Anything But Sleepy with Electrifying Show at Rough Trade

Sleepwalkers Anything But Sleepy with Electrifying Show at Rough Trade

July 28, 2019

The band aims to revitalize the pop genre and awaken positivity in its listeners.

Rock and RAICES

Rock and RAICES

July 19, 2019

Native Sun, Stuyedeyed and Superbloom headlined a benefit concert to raise money for refugee aid.