Bloc Party: Rediscovering Their Sense of Purpose Amidst Global Chaos

Bloc Party had been in a retrospective mood as 2020 approached. By December 2019, the illustrious indie group had finished their Silent Alarm tour, which paid homage to their debut and fan-favorite record released in 2005 by playing the album in full, front-to-back. After reflecting on the songs that first shot Bloc Party into the fandom ether … Continue reading Bloc Party: Rediscovering Their Sense of Purpose Amidst Global Chaos

Juana Everett

Moving on is supposed to be an alleviating experience. It’s supposed to be about leaving what no longer serves us, abandoning the dark and stepping into the light, detaching from the past and embracing a brighter future. Sounds nice, but that’s rarely what it actually feels like. Instead, moving on can sometimes be messy, lonely … Continue reading Juana Everett


In the midst of presidential election turmoil, in the throes of pandemic exhaustion, and on the precipice of releasing her debut full length album, Foxanne found herself on Mars. Well, technically, she was about 8,200 feet above sea level upon the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, participating in HI-SEAS, a Mars-like space simulation experience. Read … Continue reading Foxanne

Am I Overreacting?

This Harvey Weinstein situation has me in shambles. While applauding actress after singer after artist after mother after woman (and man) come forward with their own experiences with sexual assault, abuse and harassment, I'm simultaneously racing through my memories and replaying my own experiences. There are too many to count, and too many to replay … Continue reading Am I Overreacting?

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Malibu,’ Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ And Finding The Happy Medium In Pop Music

Lorde's new single "Green Light" inadvertently introduced a well-know but infrequently discussed revelation in pop music: it has its own circumstellar habitable zone. Also known as the Goldilocks Zone, the circumstellar habitable zone is that perfect range within our solar system that can support the necessary conditions for life. The earth is not too close, … Continue reading Miley Cyrus’ ‘Malibu,’ Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ And Finding The Happy Medium In Pop Music

Looney Tunes

Looney Tunes was a little sanctuary-cave for me in Boston while studying at BU. Located within the Berklee bounds, the record store seemed to fit among the swarms of young musicians - and yet, it didn't. Looney Tunes was one of those record stores that used to thrive off its mere existence, when, decades ago, … Continue reading Looney Tunes


You have to wonder what it’s like for an artist who is obliged to write a new record. Inspiration is fickle; it doesn’t run on record company deadlines. When it came to tracking down that inspiration for Lights’ new album Little Machines, the musician struggled. Eventually she began writing by retracing her youth. And you … Continue reading Lights