Hump Day Update 2/21/18

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.   If you’ve been watching “The Bachelor” instead of…

From Arizona to Australia, Alex Aiono Makes Waves

By Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor A hop, skip and a jump across the Pacific from his Arizona bedroom to a packed show at the Oxford Art Factory, YouTube star Alex Aiono was making waves at his Sydney debut. Escaping the heat of a Saturday afternoon, the venue was abuzz with the vibe of a…

Hump Day Update 2/14/18

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.   It was announced that James Franco will be…

Hump Day Update 2/7/18

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.   We finally found out this week on NBC’s…

Hump Day Update 1/31/18

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.   P!nk performed at the Grammy’s this weekend and…

Jake Bugg isn’t Buggin’

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer Jake Bugg’s Got Jokes, but his music isn’t one. Jake Bugg’s fourth album “Hearts That Strain” was released this past September and features the country folk, americana tunes of “How Soon The Dawn,” “This Time,” and “Southern Rain.” The singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise in 2013 is gossiped to be long behind…

Sunflower Bean preforms at Elsewhere

By Alyssa Craig, Contributing Writer Sunflower Bean, a Brooklyn based rock band, gave an incredibly exciting and energetic performance at Elsewhere in Bushwick last Thursday. Frontwoman Julia Cummings’ vibrant performance gave life to the songs that she was performing. Her infectious energy radiated throughout the room and made the crowd feel genuinely excited to be there….

The Accidentals: On their Major-Label Debut and Eclectic Sound

By Nicole Rosenthal, Staff Writer   It is truly unprecedented to witness the three-dimensional depth–and sheer youthful talent–that is found in The Accidentals’ musicianship. Born out of friendship, a history of familial musical backgrounds and an after school music program, Michigan-based genre defying three piece The Accidentals have been stunning audiences for nearly six years….

Miguel’s “War & Leisure” Is Fueled by the Headlines

By Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer Miguel’s newest album was expected to be his major comeback. But in many ways, it marks the 32-year-old singer/songwriter’s departure. The old Miguel — who crooned “this love between you and I/is as simple as pie” on 2011’s Sure Thing and sported a near-bald scalp — has risen to becoming…

FKJ sells out the Brooklyn Steel

By Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer   Multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) headlined a sold out show at the Brooklyn Steel this Sunday night, one of his first few stops on the second North American leg of the ‘(End Of) Album Tour.’ He has previously made his way around the world to sold out shows in…

St. Vincent Comes Home

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer St. Vincent played to a sold-out crowd at Kings Theatre in Flatbush on December 2. The show, the first of two New York performances, was a part of the “Fear the Future” tour promoting her new album, “Masseduction.” Born Annie Clark, the singer and guitarist has been called “the female…

River View Dives into the Darkness with new EP “Everything’s Happening”

By Connor Gatesman, Music Editor   “Everything’s Happening” is the new self-produced extended play  from River View, the alias of Cy Alpheus Tyrrell Gowdie, a sophomore studying marketing at the Stern School of Business at NYU. The project, which dropped on November 26, is a blend of vocals with electronic rhythms which form a number…