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Don’t live in fear after the Manchester bombing — Keep going to shows, keep living life to the fullest

Manchester Bombing … Where Do We Go From Here? Words: Sandra Olinger The Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester really hits hard for me. If you’re reading this, it probably also punched you in the gut. I can’t help but tear up eveytime I see a new headline about it on Facebook, such as “the […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |
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Lady Gaga’s in, Bey is out — doesn’t change the fact that Coachella duped us…

It was the heart-wrenching question every Coachella ticket-holder and BeyHive member was asking this month: How the hell is Beyoncé going to play Coachella when she’s, like, eight months pregnant … with twins? Indeed, the news broke, and at the doctor’s orders, Beyoncé was forced to cancel her headlining Coachella performance. While her due date is […]

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Jamie Lawlor |
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Defining “Indie” — A Look Inside Indie Culture, Where It Started, Where It’s At Today

Looking Back on “Indie” Culture in 2016 Opinion Feature by Jamie Lawlor Close your eyes and imagine the sounds that accompany each of the following genre titles: jazz. folk, reggae, heavy metal… EDM. Each evokes their own trademark silhouette of rhythms, themes, and instrumentation. Now think of the genre known as “indie” in the same context. […]

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Essay: Finding Solace in Ngaiire’s New Album “Blastoma”

To achieve stadium arena fame in the music industry, you have to be very lucky and at least somewhat talented. Many times, it seems the most exciting new acts are unfairly ignored for arbitrary corporate reasons, but boutique agencies work to find those gems and polish them with care and attention. My first job out […]

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