Posted on February 5, 2019

Melissa Diperi

Laura Jane Grace

“Grace grew up idolizing Petty, and each built a distinct artistic persona around direct plainspokenness. The former will always fit more syllables into any given couplet, but both have thrived by speaking — and living — their truth as they’ve seen it.” — NPR Music To say musician, author and activist Laura Jane Grace has had a […]

Posted on February 5, 2019

Melissa Diperi

Hobo Johnson & the Lovemakers

Sacramento, CA alternative hip-hop artist Hobo Johnson is Frank Lopes Jr; often backed by his bandmates “The Lovemakers.” In November 2017, Hobo Johnson released the record The Rise of Hobo Johnson, which Frank wrote during a time he had to live out of his ’94 Toyota Corolla – hence his self-given pseudonym. On April 17, […]

Posted on February 5, 2019

Melissa Diperi

Doja Cat

Cooking up colorful and candy-coated beats, dropping bars doubled-up on double entendre, and singing with claws out, Doja Cat knows how to make a mark. On her full-length debut album Amala [RCA Records], the Los Angeles singer, songwriter, and producer unlocks a sweetly sexy world soundtracked by wild hip-hop, twisted pop, and smoked-out R&B. Asserting […]

Posted on January 29, 2019

Melissa Diperi

Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. “I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I […]

Posted on February 21, 2016

Brianna Fair

Andrew Bird

We find ourselves in a cold civil war. Everyone is playing their part too well. Certain actors are reaping power and wealth from divisiveness. Echoes of the Spanish civil war when fascists and clergy win because they put up a united front against the individualistic and principled (yet scattered) left. We can turn this ship […]