Writer Kelly McCartney remembers listening to Kenny Rogers, the Stylistics, and the Carpenters as a kid. Nowadays, she’s more likely to be caught with Ashley Monroe, OK Go, and Matthew Perryman Jones in her ears, although the Stylistics still hold up nicely. Kelly currently contributes to No Depression, Curve, PopMatters, Shareable, GOOD, and Elmore magazine. On the side, she is collaborating with some wonderful musicians on a multi-media theatre series while also developing a couple of music-related video projects. Twitter: @theKELword
Thursday, August 14 2014
Equal parts swagger and sway, LP is a rock star, in the truest sense.... like the love child of David Bowie and Patti Smith.
Sunday, June 29 2014
Late last year, country songwriter Brandy Clark quietly released her debut album as an artist and a funny thing happened: people listened and loved it.
Thursday, August 14 2014
For Sinéad O'Connor, the personal and the political are one and the same. She makes no distinction, and always, always allows the two to join forces in her music.
Monday, August 4 2014
Taking directions from Bourbon Street up to Maxwell Street, Jonah Tolchin's Clover Lane deserves its rightful place on the map as a really great Americana/blues record.
Monday, July 14 2014
Hard Believer is about the immersive experience that a cohesive record can offer. It's a top-to-bottom, unhurried listen.
Thursday, April 10 2014
Love and Hate offers songs that are mature, but not aged, worldly, but not cynical, in a soundscape that flows with no forcing and no faltering.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
Herzig's two-sided emotional and musical walls create an unceasing friction that is, at once, confrontational and cathartic.
Friday, August 1 2014
PopMatters speaks with Ruby Rose and Butterfly Boucher about "Break Free", the compelling and provocative video of Rose's that Boucher directed.
Thursday, July 31 2014
In her latest video, Katie Herzig shows those true humor-soaked colors whilst sporting her true school colors.
Wednesday, July 23 2014
When singer/songwriter/filmmaker/author Korby Lenker needed a video for his “If I Prove False”, he turned to another local renaissance man, Dawson Wells.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
With a heart full of old soul wisdom, it's no wonder Jonah Tolchin's music is full of old school sounds.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
In "Get High", Brandy Clark's heroine doesn't linger in the shadows... she finds herself a light.