Saturday, February 6th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Daughter-Not To disappear
Released: January 15, 2016
The band Daughter, gained notoriety from their single, “Youth”. Their sophomore album, Not to disappear picks up right where the previous album lefts up. Though keeping with their “indie folk” mixed with similar sounds to bands like Warpaint, Phantogram and the artist “Ben Howard”. Creating an atmosphere, a world all their own, Daughters, gives its listener an array of melodies, colorful imagery, and Elena Tonrah’s voice is the glue that combines everything together creating the energy of Daughter. (more…)
Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Little King: OD1
Released: April 15, 2014
It may be hard to believe but, Little King has been around for quite sometime, having formed in November of 1996. OD1 is one of the latest band released by the trio. The EP is a nod to classic roc, livened up with melodic guitar riffs; with a sound similar to Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, and many classic rock greats, the group seems to have missed the mark on this particular album. (more…)
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Pablo Picker: Paper ships
Release date: January 22, 2016
Pablo Picker a Boston based artist released his fourth studio album very recently, in January to be exact! The vibe of the album is eclectic, with an overarching feeling of uplift, new beginnings, youth and of course, love. Paper Ships musically, gives of a variety of genres, such as a rocky vibe akin to Paul McCartney and the Beatles, simple bar music, and even instances of folk, ragtime/jazz and blues. (more…)
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Nathaniel Bellows: The Old Illusions
Release: June 2, 2015
Hailing from Boston, Massachusett, Nathaniel Bellows releases his first EP The Old Illusions, is definitely quite an album to be introduced to him by. The musician, visual artist and writer has music akin to folk stars, Mumford and Sons and Hudson Taylor. The Old Illusions is simply a man and his guitar; combining Bellows’ haunting voice akin (again) to the baritone base of Marcus Mumford, and his introspective, and colorful lyrics aid in the immense quality of this record. (more…)
Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Margaret Jokoh
Stephanie Berlanga: The way things go
Release Date: December 29, 2011
Stephanie Berlanga’s The way things go, is definitely a step in the right direction for this vocal powerhouse. Described, by many as playing “acoustic pop music” Berlanga’s EP definitely shows off her wide range and powerful vocals, the production on the album is amazing especially for someone who is an up and coming artist. The album gives a small insight into what Berlanga can do; she mixes various different genres, including some country, pop, acoustic, and some alternative rock. (more…)
Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Rachel
Kat and I had the absolute pleasure of seeing not only Allen Stone, but also the very talented Bernhoft on November 11th at the Baltimore Soundstage. It is definitely in my Top 3 concerts of all time. Their energy filled the entire room from top to bottom, no corner was left untouched by Allen’s good vibes. The two were a perfect pairing and complimented each other so well.
In addition to getting to see these two, we were also graced with the presence of Allen’s amazing band! They brought the party with them, and spread it out to the crowd! The extremely packed Soundstage was vibin’ and groovin’ in harmony to both Bernhoft and Allen Stone. It was one of those rare, magical concert experiences where everything is just as it should be. I will never forget the way this concert made me feel. There is nothing better than feeling the bass in your chest, standing in the middle of a crowd of fellow fans, all singing along together. It reminds you you are alive and that it’s amazing to be alive.
If you haven’t seen Allen Stone and/or Bernhoft perform, they both deserve to be on your “Must-See” list. If you can catch them together on this tour, or the next one (because insider’s note: they’re best friends now), definitely do it! If only to see Bernhoft come out during Allen’s song “Million” and steal the mic and join in with the band! Actually, scratch that, if only to see Allen’s horns players shaking their hips like they’ve never lied a day in their life, in perfect synchronization. It’s truly a sight to behold.
Anyway you slice it, this concert was a religious experience that took me to a place of peace and happiness I haven’t been to in a while.
Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Rachel
Whitesnake’s new album The Purple Album, released earlier in 2015, shows that after a 35+ year career, they still have relevance today, and are still very talented. This album shows the band’s musical flexibility, with styles ranging from metal, to soft rock, to their more familiar classic rock feel. It should be said that I am only really familiar with their more commercially successful songs, specifically Still of the Night and Here I Go Again, so I am not aware of the band’s evolution in style over the years. However, this does give me a clear perspective on their skill and the quality of the music on this new album. (more…)
Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by The Professor
Words & Photos by Katie Kazmierski ’18
Paul Janeway of Saint Paul and the Broken Bones sauntered on stage in box-toed shoes almost more sparkly than the Rams Head lights. As he opened with the first song I knew that he wasn’t going to put on any ordinary old show, what with his incredible voice and an extremely talented band that compliments it.
Closing my eyes, I felt like I was transported back in time to the 60s when soul music was revolutionary. But instead of Otis Redding, opening my eyes I found Paul Janeway, who looks like just a normal guy—not someone you’d expect to have the extraordinarily powerful voice he does. Turns out he was once just that: a normal guy who worked as an Alabama bank teller. Lucky for us, he met current bassist Jesse Phillips (who Rachel interviews here!) in 2012 and together they embarked on a musical journey with the goal of making music that worked with Janeway’s smooth, soulful voice. (more…)
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by The Professor
We sent Phil and Brandon to Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion to shoot some photos and check out some bands. It’s fair to say they enjoyed the shows, meeting and interviewing some great acts and enjoying a very cool festival. From a wide variety of food vendors to green power companies, the whole vibe was green, friendly and fun. Brandon covered Day 1, so Phil does Day 2: (more…)
Monday, July 13th, 2015 by The Professor
So to start off, I have been to more than a few concerts in more than a few places. I’ve been to several venues in Manhattan(NY), Montclair(NJ), Baltimore(MD), Homdel(NJ) and many other places. Most concerts run pretty similarly. A couple of small name bands open up for usually one or two headliners. More often than not, the smaller bands just happen to have less experience on stage, less variety and this leads to a bad opening set.
When I saw Say Anything, Modern Baseball, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Hardgirls at the Baltimore Soundstage this was not the case. I showed up at doors time, which is normally about an hour before the first band plays. I was passionately looking forward to screaming my head off for Modern Baseball and I did not get a chance to look at the opening bands. People filed in and got some drinks and bought some merch and then the opening band started playing. (more…)