• Artist Profile: Priima

    Priima (aka Ryan Rees) is something of a prodigy, producing a moody, authentic brand of synth pop that sounds straight out of the genre’s heyday—with a few touches of 90s ambient and modern electronics and not from someone who was born in 1996. Rees, who has been creating music...
  • Review: Alice Signal Fires ‘Ghost’

    Alice Signal Fires is the brainchild of 17 year old Declan McCrory, a startlingly bright new talent from Belfast/Caryduff. McCrory has enlisted his older brother Conor (all of 21 himself) and various friends, including their producer Lee McMahon—who plays drums on the set—to give life to eight lovely, folk-tinged...
  • Artist Profile: Boy On Guitar

    Boy On Guitar are an intriguing pop/rock trio who call the Central Valley of California home and whose music is a winning blend of acoustic folk, wistful indie rock and a good dose of synth pop for good measure. The band consists of Genesis Jennings—whose breathy voice is a...
  • Game of Thrones: 5.6 “Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken” Review

    Trigger Warnings: Rape, homophobic slurs So, there is a justifiably large amount of ragequit going on because of this episode. Not only because Ramsey raping Sansa but also because of the “trial” that Loras and Margaery will be made to face as well as the Sand Snakes’ and Ellaria’s...
  • Outlander: 1.15 “Wentworth Prison” Review

    Trigger Warnings: Torture, Rape, Executions Pretty much everything about “Wentworth Prison” is dark, dank, dirty and grimy. From the opening shot of various torture implements inside the prison to the prison courtyard where the executions take place to the claustrophobic interiors of the warden’s office and the cells, the...
  • Artist Profile: Old Bohemia

    Old Bohemia are an enticing new folk blues duo that come direct from Glasgow with the blistering soul vocals of Marie Laveau and the versatile guitar of Otis Ebenhardt. The two have recently dropped their debut EP, “Epoch”, a 5-track marvel that is essential listening for anyone who likes...
  • Review: Snoop Dogg ‘Bush’

    At this point in Snoop Dogg’s long career, it makes perfect sense that he would be concentrating on producing albums that leave much of the rapping to younger guns (like guests T.I., Kendrick Lamar and Rick Ross on “Edibles” and “I’m Ya Dogg” respectively), and focusing on adding his...
  • Artist Profile: Daycones

    Daycones is the musical moniker of Milwaukee-native, Tuscon-based Ryan Janke, whose music pushes you into a strange, swirling, psychedelic world that is slightly disturbing and inviting in turns. Daycones has been steadily releasing singles and several full-length albums for about two years—the most recent of which, The Cruel Echo,...
  • Game of Thrones: 5.5 “Kill The Boy” Review

    Most of the action of “Kill The Boy” takes place in various places in the North with some relatively brief check-ins with Dany and the continuing adventures of Jorah and Tyrion. The relative centralization of the narrative in this episode allows for a deeper focus on how the different...