An Interview with Hannah Ewens: Author of Fangirls

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Fangirls: Scenes from Modern Music Culture by Hannah Ewens really encapsulates everything we feel about fangirls in general. It’s about that pure love of an artist but also about the community and culture that surrounds the fandom. She covers everything from One Direction to My Chemical Romance, Elvis to Courtney Love. Fangirls have always had the ability to shift the …

Women In Music: Not Your Average Fangirls

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K-pop is taking over the charts and for good reason, the instantly earwormy songs, the throngs of screaming fans, the gorgeous, meticulous videos that will send you down a rabbit hole. K-pop is absolutely addicting and the community surrounding the genre is incredible. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen K-pop grow to be a worldwide phenomenon and their …

“Boy band” Isn’t An Insult, You Need To Get Over It

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When you think of boy bands, what comes to mind? One Direction? NSYNC? The Backstreet Boys? I recently posted a Tik Tok saying all bands with boys are boy bands, and people got very, VERY upset, mostly because I grouped in 5SOS (along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin). According to comments, they can’t be a “boy …

2021 Is The Year Of The Fan: An Interview With Fan To Band

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The stigma that surrounds the term “Fangirl” has never been lost on us, but in 2021, it’s evident that fangirls are (still) controlling the music industry and they’re always ahead-of-the-curve on the next big thing. We talked to Jaime Bilotti about Fan To Band, which aims to not only hype up fans but get fans to work directly with the …

10 Years Of One Direction: What It Means To Us

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We could not let One Direction’s 10-Year Anniversary go by without saying anything. It’s actually how we all became connected and stayed as close as we have. My favorite part about the group is that all of our individual fan stories are just as unique as each of the members themselves. We talked to other fans across the world and …

Your Guide To Musical Mansplaining

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The other day I was at a show with my friend and this guy across from me took an interest in my opinions on music. By “took an interest” I mean he decided to tell me how everything I was saying was stupid and I obviously didn’t know what I was talking about, but since he was older and man he understood ~the industry~ way more than little me. Now, here at The New Nine, we believe that everyone’s opinions on music are valid, but we especially like to stand up for young women because so few music publications do.

ABT LST NT Will Be Your New Obsession

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If you know me at all, you know I love bands – especially the sort made up of boys – so you can imagine how excited I was to interview rising band ABT LST NT (pronounced About Last Night) as they begin to gain traction in the music world. This year has been a big year for ABT LST NT, made up of Eben Franckewitz, Mikey Bromley, Jackson Owens and Jack Taylor – they released their first EP as a foursome in August and have hit a stride on social media through recent mash-ups of songs like Justin Bieber’s Cold Water combined with Ben E. King’s Stand By Me and covers like The Weeknd’s Starboy.

My Journey Of Being A Music Snob And Why I Stopped

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I can be a little bit of a music snob. My music criticism journey began early. When I was in elementary school *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys were all the rage, and I was fully against them. I wanted to listen to The Beatles and The Beach Boys. I actually threw a tantrum in the car on the way to a field trip when the poor mother driving tried to put on some Top 40 radio station. I still feel bad about that.