Contributors to The New Nine
Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold
My passion for music knows no bounds. I attend concerts solo, drive hours to catch a band I love, spend all my disposable income on tickets and start and end every day with my Marshall headphones or Bose bluetooth speaker blaring my latest favorites. From Cold War Kids to Kelly Clarkson to Queen to Etta James, my taste in music is a hot mess but I wouldn't have it any other way. I got through my first heartbreak with Kings of Leon's album Only By the Night. I have lyrics from Blackbird by The Beatles tattooed on my ribs because my dad sang it to me every night before bed. I got on stage at Wu Tang Clan in high school and had Ghostface sign my favorite dress after the show. My favorite memories are accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack so for whoever invented the first musical note (*opens Google tab*), THANK YOU! Find me on instagram to get a better sense for the kinda gal I am @leighdaniels.
March 25 can be noted as a pivotal date in my life. No, it isn't my birthday. For all the 1D fangirls out there, it was the shock of the century when Zayn Malik left the band. As a Zayn girl, my heart broke into a million pieces. I think this hit me harder than any actual breakup. All was forgiven, though, when he coincidentally released his solo album that same day a year later. Also, don't make me choose as I love Z and the band equally. I'm currently in Justin Timberlake's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee working as a personal trainer. If I'm not at the gym, you can more than likely find me at a concert. Feel free to find me on social media. I love meeting fellow fangirls! Twitter : samfonggg, Instagram : samantha_fong, Snapchat : samanthafong
Thanks to my mother I grew up on a steady diet of ACDC and Styx. While I had my fair share of 90's pop growing up, I've had someone tell me my taste in music was "like a fifty year old woman's" which is clearly a compliment considering my idols are David Bowie and Joan Jett. My philosophy is that every genre has something totally mind blowing to discover, and I refuse to trash anyone's personal taste. I volunteer with Girls Rock Austin, and have written articles for Ovrld. If you spot me in the wild you'll likely find me in Austin's "Bermuda Triangle" floating between Epoch Coffee, Blue Velvet and Breakaway Records.
Born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. The pillars of a successful playlist are The Killers, Grouplove, Kings of Leon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers in no order. I adore live music and whether it's a cover band or a top charter I will sing and dance as best as I can. I grew up listening to music from all over and will listen to almost everything. Advice I always give is to listen to the full album, no matter who or what it is; don’t tease yourself with just the singles. Follow my obsessions on Twitter and Instagram at @dahnmaralc.
I’m an aspiring graphic designer who dabbles in most forms of 2D art. I love drawing when I’m inspired by music. I learned to draw from watching anime, and I even used to cosplay! Nowadays I prefer shows over cons, which is really me getting back to my roots. Music runs through my veins. I played drums for 9 years and I’d like to pick it up again once I have a place of my own! But until then, I’ll stick to art. You can catch some of my work on Instagram @princessofstuff. My Twitter is the same handle, and you should know I’m a shameless band tweeter.
Born in Austin and raised down the road in Georgetown, my first concert was a Pink Floyd tribute band with my dad that I had won tickets for from a local radio station. A few days later, I saw Fleetwood Mac (Stevie Nicks is my idol) and my life was forever changed. A huge chunk of my closet is now dedicated to concert tees and my paycheck is mostly spent on tickets. One of the best days of my life was giving my flower crown to Florence Welch (another idol) and getting pulled onstage with Barns Courtney. In my free time you can catch me at the Austin Antique Mall or just hanging out at thrift stores!
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and moved to the city after college where I lived and worked until my passion for music became so strong that I needed to move to Nashville immediately. I now spend my days working in corporate marketing and my nights taking advantage of writers’ rounds, secret shows, and all the hidden gems Music City has to offer. Cliche as it may sound, I have Taylor Swift to thank for my interest in the music industry, and I’ve been podcasting about her weekly since 2013 on Swiftcast: the #1 Taylor Swift Podcast. I’m the friend who is always up for a road trip to see that artist you love, and my time as a fangirl on the internet has brought me so many amazing people willing to embark on those adventures with me.