Seeming like a hybrid of the luscious and raw vocal of Amy Winehouse and the neo-soul vibe sensibilities of Angie Stone, Andra Day is one of the hottest names to come out of the music industry this year.
"The songs are about moments, snapshots of everyday life, and about having one's say, or at least feeling like one has had one's say. I feel it's simply a way for me to function in a world where I have never felt terribly at home."
Like many of you out there, from the very first moment I heard The Teaches of Peaches, I was hooked. With the release of her first new album in six years, Rub, Peaches is back just as you remember her: Super. Fucking. Cool.
If you've seen Ritter play live, you know how infectious he is on the concert stage. If you have not, do yourself a favor and go. His joyous smile and his humor will give you a peek into his open, exuberant heart.
I feel almost obligated to be a Madonna fan, since I write novels about the intersection of sex and spirituality. Madonna is probably the world's leading living artist who deals with this sizzling and controversial combo.
Excitement rippled through us as my husband and I packed for our first trip to Italy! Celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, we had tickets for Alitalia to Rome, then on to Monopoli, a small town on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?
Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!
Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)
With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.
Truth is, America's capital, like our country, is a melting pot of culinary cultures. And it's amazing to see how Washington's chefs from the world over have fused the best flavors of their native countries with a very American flair.