Primal Scream’s Screamadelica and How It Harnessed Joy

Primal Scream is a band that has experimented with many different mainstream genres in their time, including synthpop, alternative dance, and jangle pop. What is most impressive about them however is their ability to maintain a consistent style and energy throughout it all. Case in point is their biggest album, 1991’s Screamadelica. The album’s electronic sound was a massive new direction for the band, and … Continue reading Primal Scream’s Screamadelica and How It Harnessed Joy

A Look at Some Fantastic LGBTQ+ Musicians

With the majority of pop stars being cis straight people, there’s often a lack of LGBTQ+ representation in the sphere of mainstream music. I think that is accustomed to change as the years move forward and as music evolves, but for now, I found it important to highlight some of my personal favorite LGBTQ+ artists. Most of these artists, while certainly attaining a high level … Continue reading A Look at Some Fantastic LGBTQ+ Musicians

A Look at the Pre-Reformation Godspeed You! Black Emperor Material

Godspeed You! Black Emperor in their current incarnation is a 10 piece Canadian band headed by the multi-instrumentalist Efrim Menuck, and they have drastically influenced the modern sound of the eclectic genre known as post-rock. The three albums that the band released in the period of the time before their breakup are masterworks of patience and atmosphere with every minute of each song used to … Continue reading A Look at the Pre-Reformation Godspeed You! Black Emperor Material

A Brief Overview of Some Local Maryland Musicians

As a drummer for a couple bands in the Maryland area, I have been privileged to play alongside many extremely talented and creative musicians. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these kinds of opportunities have become somewhat of a rarer commodity; however, this has not stopped many groups from being able to still put themselves and their art out to the world.  The first band I … Continue reading A Brief Overview of Some Local Maryland Musicians

The Local Solution to Safe Live Concerts

It’s no secret that the coronavirus epidemic has severely affected every part of music culture to some extent. Live shows in particular have been hit extremely hard by the virus, as well as the bands and artists who mostly rely on them for income. Without a reliable set of tours and places to play at, both venues as well as the musicians themselves have certainly … Continue reading The Local Solution to Safe Live Concerts