Radio City Gets a Taste of Solange’s Stardust

By Michael Muth, Contributing Writer She descends from the stage’s upper right corner, commanding attention with every sultry and confident step. The wall of sound continues to swell and build as she floats to her position with her weapon of choice in hand — a sleek handheld microphone.  The stage, dominated by two pyramids on…

3rd Annual Elsie Fest Charms Central Park

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer This past Sunday, the Third Annual Elise Fest took place in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield Summerstage. Darren Criss, actor and musician from “Glee” and “How to Succeed in Business” on Broadway, created Elsie Fest for the Broadway lover. Criss hopes that this festival spreads awareness for the importance of…

Neon Trees Deliver an Electrifying Performance at the Bowery Ballroom

By Nicole Rosenthal, Contributing Writer There aren’t many artists that are as unapologetically themselves as Neon Trees. For nearly a decade, the rock outfit has released vibrant, quirky new wave-inspired tracks that undoubtedly leave audiences dancing in their seats. Cultivating catchy alternative tunes, sensational dance moves and flashy instruments–matched with equally flashy outfits, Neon Trees…

Pangea delivers the bare minimum at the Williamsburg Music Hall

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer On the last day of September, autumn finally shifted into place and the band Pangea took to the stage at the Williamsburg Music Hall just as the air was beginning to chill. The Californian rock band’s latest album Bulls and Roosters is a solid record filled to the brim with…

Hump Day Update 10/4/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. The sisters of HAIM released a video this week…

Oh Wonder’s Surprisingly Vibrant Crowd in a Surprisingly Vibrant Show

By Fernanda Esquivel, Contributing Writer The English duo Oh Wonder stirred up the crowd at the Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday night, September 27th, inspiring tears, excitement and dancing among the young crowd- and they didn’t let the masses forget how grateful they were to be playing there. The alt pop duo is all about the…

Harry Styles Reinvents Himself at Radio City

By Brandi Powell, Contributing Writer Just over 6,000 people were packed into Radio City Music Hall for a sold-out show on Thursday night. The crowd was radiating with excitement; fans clad in newly-purchased merchandise, winged eyeliner, and bright smiles filled the main lobby. Everyone was anxious; ex-Directioner and heartthrob Harry Styles was performing. His notoriety stems…

Global Citizen Fest Unites New Yorkers Through Music and Activism

By Brandi Powell, Contributing Writer A magical lineup lit up Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday night, courtesy of Global Citizen’s annual festival. For six years, Global Citizen has given out free tickets to their festival in exchange for “actions” taken by users of their app. The actions include calling on UN members for expanding women’s education…

Hump Day Update 9/27/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. In throwback news, Miley Cyrus was sharing her feelings…

Rostam’s Half-Light is a Mixed Bag

By Satish Reginald, Contributing Writer Although Half-Light is Rostam Batmanglij’s debut solo-album, the 33-year old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, has had meaningful impact on high profile records for nearly a decade. With three of his fellow Columbia alums, Batmanglij formed Vampire Weekend and served as the genre-bending band’s primary producer and one of its two…

VÉRITÉ Exhibits Stamina, Grace, and Passion

By Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer Singer/songwriter, Kelsey Byrne, otherwise known by her stage name, VÉRITÉ, played a free show at Public Arts following a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night with stamina, grace, and passion. VÉRITÉ was born in Orange County, New York, but is now based in Brooklyn. While her…

Liner Notes: Discussions on Bob Dylan, LSD, and Life Magazine

By Alesha Bradford, Contributing Writer This is perhaps the first book interview to start with a live guitar performance. Loudon Wainwright III is better known as an actor, prolific songwriter and folksinger. On Thursday, September 7th at The Strand, he treated his audience to one of his more famous songs, “Surviving Twin”. Across from Wainwright sat…