Tuesday, March 4
Arctic Monkeys live at Agganis Arena, Boston MA, 2/6/14

Written by Isabelle Rossi de Leon Boston’s massive Agganis Arena continued to fill up as Deerhunter took the stage. Though seemingly uncomfortable with such a large audience, the critically lauded Atlanta-based five piece played a stellar, though largely overlooked, forty-five minute set under blue and green lights that matched the tone of their moody shoegaze.…


Thursday, February 27
MØ – Bikini Daze EP (2013)

  Written by Isabelle Savoie MØ – “XXX 88″ (feat. Diplo) I found out about her completely by chance. Scrolling aimlessly through my Twitter feed (as I am wont to do), I saw that the Swedish summer music festival, Way Out West, had announced that she would be performing there this year.  Karin Marie Ørsted (aka MØ) is…


Tuesday, February 18
Radio Profile: COOLIFORNIA on Saturdays, 5-6 PM

Written by Isabelle Rossi de Leon It’s White Iris Records week on COOLIFORNIA, and DJs Rambam and Ofellow are engaging in a deep analysis of the “fuck-it mentality” of punk rock through the lens of FIDLAR’s track “No Waves.” This passionate discourse is exemplary of Ryan Mera Evans and Jared Fellows’ radio show, which profiles a…


Thursday, February 13
Chance The Rapper – Acid Rap (2013)

Written by Fabian Fernandez “Even better than I was the last time,” preaches the gospel choir on Chancelor Bennet’s second mixtape – a triumphant reintroduction. This mixtape for me will always be associated with warm summer nights in the midwest riding bikes and stargazing– those hot day with sun-soaked mornings and technicolor dreams. In the…

Innocence & Experience

Clean living and dirty lyrics: we dance and drink and sing to hip-hop beats like it ain’t no thing…

Thursday, January 16
The Legend Goes On: 2pac’s Undying Life-Force

No rapper has overcome the laws of nature as much as Tupac Shakur. Pac was peerless in his living rap career, and has now moved further, performing and releasing albums from beyond the grave.   Not long ago a friend challenged me to debate whether we should have 2pac-hologram concerts. Granted the apparition performer cannot…