The Driver Era: Turn The Music Up

emilytreadgold #2, Concert Reviews

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 …

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 …

Lauren Spencer Smith Flowers Her Fans With Love

emilytreadgold #8, Concert Reviews

Lauren enters the stage in her fiery red outfit, wearing all black with a black and red shirt. She kicks off the show by singing her song, “Never Been in Love,” while standing on the steps in the middle of the stage. A fan throws a Canadian flag on stage, and she wraps it around her. When the song is …

Kali Uchis Mesmerizes At Her Show in Austin

emilytreadgold #2, Concert Reviews

When you think of an artist like Britney Spears, it’s hard to separate her in your mind from the cult-level following she commanded in the late 90s and early 2000s. Sure, Britney had vocals to spare, but her presence, audience, and fans were what determined her individuality. When you think of an artist like Amy Winehouse, you think of her …

The Eras Tour Review From A 17 Year Long Fan

emilytreadgold #1, Concert Reviews, Features

Being a fan of Taylor Swift for the last 17 years of my life has been quite the experience. She’s taken me through emotions spanning from excitement to stress. (Sorry, Taylor, those midnight drops were killing my sleep schedule for a bit!) While I haven’t met her or spoken with her in any capacity, I still consider her to be …

New Rules Makes New York City Debut

emilytreadgold #7, Concert Reviews, Features

If you’ve ever gotten butterflies from seeing a band live, then you’ll understand exactly what it was like to see New Rules perform. Mercury Lounge in New York City became fans’ home for a day as they lined up and camped out starting as early as 9 AM. New Rules had curated the type of fanbase over the pandemic that …

Phoebe Bridgers: A Night At The Greek

emilytreadgold #5, Concert Reviews

It was a cold night at The Greek when Phoebe made her homecoming. The Aries moon loomed over the audience decked out with skeleton t-shirts and doc martens. Charlie Hickey opened the show and even brought out his “boss” Phoebe for a couple of songs, and the whole crowd instantly cheered. He said thank you to her adding, “That was …

Emblem 3’s Reunion Tour Showcases Strong Independent Artist Identities in an Awe-Inspiring Way

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Since June 2014, Emblem 3’s (Keaton Stromberg, Wesley Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick) uncertain future as a band has been unclear and often speculated about by fans. It’s been a rocky road of teasers, solo work, and more. While there was no formal “break up” post, the three artists found themselves exploring their own musical sound and projects that all seemed …

The Maren Morris Live Show Is Exactly What We Needed This Year

emilytreadgold #1, Reviews

The last time Maren Morris and her band performed for a Los Angeles audience, it was at the iconic Greek theater pre-pandemic. This week, they finally returned to the stage for a full set streamed to a Los Angeles audience thanks to Verizon.  The setlist included both new songs and old favorites, with a special focus on “Better Than We …

Review: Yungblud At The Parish

emilytreadgold #5, Concert Reviews

Yungblud in on track to be the biggest rockstar of Gen Z. The British artist released his LP 21st Century Liability last July, and garnered the attention of pop star Halsey, which lead to their collaboration on “11 minutes,” featuring Travis Barker. He’s sold out shows across the UK and US, and has already amassed more than 140 million streams …