Gallery: Jay Som sweetly charms the Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer There’s no denying the work Jay Som has been putting in. After finishing a tour of Europe in June, joining the second half of the Paramore and Foster the People North American tour in July, taking on headline shows in Iowa, Texas, and Arizona, and joining the Panorama music festival lineup, Jay Som (Melina Duterte) and company closed out their … Continue reading Gallery: Jay Som sweetly charms the Music Hall of Williamsburg

Pitchfork Fest 2018: Headliners put on spectacles while side acts shine the brightest at Union Park

By Mercy Xiong, Staff Writer Chicago hosted Pitchfork Music Festival for the 13th year in a row. The mediocre weather that left the whole weekend in a cloudy, mopey haze didn’t stop the thousands of festival attendees from gathering in Union Park. With over 40 acts playing between three stages within three days, Pitchfork managed to highlight some of Chicago’s brightest talents from Paul Cherry … Continue reading Pitchfork Fest 2018: Headliners put on spectacles while side acts shine the brightest at Union Park

Selfless EP, Kiana Ledè

By Amanda Rovitz, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.1 Today’s female R&B scene has created a distinct narrative on what makes good music “good:” great vocals, meaningful lyricism and strong production value are all prerequisites for success. Recently, forces like Jessie Reyez, SZA, H.E.R., Jorja Smith and many others have created identities as powerful figures in the R&B realm through this model. In addition, Republic Records recording … Continue reading Selfless EP, Kiana Ledè

Pitchfork Preview: Our top five non-headlining acts to catch at Pitchfork Music Festival

By Mercy Xiong, Staff Writer Celebrating its 13th year, Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Union Park this weekend. Each year, Pitchfork prides itself in bringing some of the best acts in the industry and the brightest emerging artists. The eclectic lineup features psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, hip-hop legend Lauryn Hill and indie folk band Fleet Foxes as headliners.  With over 40 different acts to … Continue reading Pitchfork Preview: Our top five non-headlining acts to catch at Pitchfork Music Festival

Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall

By Bailey Owens, Staff Writer Take yourself back to the year 2004, when pop-prince Jesse McCartney shook the hearts of girls all over the world. Now a certified gold record, “Beautiful Soul” topped charts across nations. It was this same song that Jesse played for an eclectic crowd as we ended the night in the nostalgia for the era of Disney stars who ruled the … Continue reading Jesse McCartney brings childhood dreams to life at Shannon Hall