The Driver Era: Turn The Music Up

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The Driver Era wrapped up their East Coast tour with a captivating performance in Toronto, igniting the stage with “Turn The Music Up” right from the start. The energy skyrocketed when VALÉ joined them on stage while singing “Malibu,” surprising everyone with their dance moves.  They sang “On My Own” from Teen Beach Movie, which was a reminiscing experience for …

Artist You Need To Know: Sinkane

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Sinkane’s music is so addicting it transports you to another place. Think your favorite vacation spot paired with a colorful drink in your hand. We caught up with the Sudan native at SXSW ahead of his U.S. tour dates to learn about what inspires him and, of course, the bats.  Tell us about your start in music.  Sinkane: I played …

Getting To Know Raffaella

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Raffaella’s in-your-face aesthetic and sugar-coated sound feels so jarring and unsettling at times but in a way you can’t forget. Her ability to lace these strong messages into a pop melody is part of her unique charm. We did a little Q&A to get to know her better and find out what inspires her. Act II came out this year, …

Location Scouting With Drive-In

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Drive-In’s new EP, “Location Scouting,” is a beautiful collection of songs inspired by different places that add up to a coming-of-age story. The details in her songs really play up her ability to tell a story, keeping it specific to her but universally relevant. The angstiness of the production just adds to that feeling. We talked to her about the …

Cassie Dasilva Is Part Of The Club

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Cassie Dasilva hits hard with her relatable lyrics; she just knows how to find her own way to make something her own. In her new song, “Part of the Club,” she turns her go-to breakup songs into a love song that hangs on her ideas of cynicism disintegrating. We caught up with her to talk about relationship myths, timelines, and …

Tegan And Sara: Patron Saints Of Lesbian Heartbreak – And Desire!

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The first of many stories Tegan and Sara Quin told onstage at their Sept. 24 show at The National in Richmond, VA, was about self-proclaimed “baby gay” Tegan attending her first Pride Fest in the 90s – and locking eyes with her therapist in a full clown costume. To coax the story out, Sara asked if her twin would share …

Sahn Debuts Mindful New Single, “angelsxdemons”

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Emerging singer/songwriter sahn shares an internal monologue through rhythmic vocals and eclectic symphonies on latest release, “angelsxdemons.” She delivers each verse with a humble wisdom, creating a safe space for all emotions. The track feels like a shadow work session, uncovering her innermost thoughts. “Angelsxdemons” has a contemporary blues beat combining layered sounds to create a satisfying melody. The beat speeds …

Enny Owl Is Creating A Fairytale With Her Music

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Enny Owl immediately caught my attention with her gorgeous purple hair and fairy aesthetics on TikTok, it’s like she lives in her own magical world and her music totally captures that. Ethereal and sparkling with her angelic vocals, it’s easy to get caught up in her creations. We talked to her about the inspo behind her music and what keeps …

Anna Shoemaker: Making Something Beautiful Out Of A Horrible Situation

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Having been a fan of Anna Shoemaker, this project of hers might be the most raw and honest one yet. This one stems from a different journey and it’s very evident through the lyrics and even the songs she’s chosen to showcase. We were so excited to get to talk to her about her inspiration and also what’s next to …

Letters To Taylor Swift: Audrey Garcia

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As an Arizonian, I was soo excited that Taylor had her first stop in Glendale, AZ, so of course, I just had to battle the Ticketmaster war to see the concert on the very first day with my sister! I’ve been to her 1989 and Reputation concert, and NO ONE in the industry does it like Taylor. It’s both so …