[Interview] Enrose’s “Wait, Create” — A Labor of Love and Wisdom

The R&B, jazz, and pop-infused band Enrose released Wait, Create, on April 15. Their debut EP is a project layered with love, labor, and wisdom. The visionary that led this project to its manifestation is band leader, Gabi Rose, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter hailing from New York.  With help from band members like drummer Jake Navarro, keyboardist Kit Benz, bassist Mikey Rotunno, and guitarist Will … Continue reading [Interview] Enrose’s “Wait, Create” — A Labor of Love and Wisdom

[Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

Afro Nation, the world’s biggest afrobeats festival, which spanned from March 24th  – 26th, took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico this year. The three-day experience was filled with beautiful people, pouring rain, all the right vices, and of course amazing music and talent. Every night was like a gigantic family reunion where a sea of melanin rejoiced over lyrics and ear delicious instrumentals.  Although … Continue reading [Festival Review] Afro Nation: Broken Hearts, Heavy Showers, And Plenty Of Love

[Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

Touring Day/Night, their November album release, Parcels is once again expanding their global reach and fanbase.  An Australian band with sold-out shows in America and across Europe, Parcels does well to satisfy fans of poppy, light anthems and entrancing deep cuts that send audiences into a synth-induced trance. Folding in layers of funk, surf rock, and electronica, Parcels’ wide stylistic appeal and goofy charisma made … Continue reading [Concert Review] Parcels Brings Denver to the Australian Beach

[Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

I arrived about an hour ahead of Charlotte’s March 8 set to a line of excited fans streaming perpendicular to the East River in Williamsburg, Brooklyn past a communal fridge used for feeding food-insecure community members. I left uplifted about the city I live in, the music I listen to, the people around me, and the state of the world.  Performing at the Music Hall … Continue reading [Concert Review] Charlotte Day Wilson Displays Instrumental Diversity and Quiet Charisma

[Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) had the Gothic Theater in a trance this February 25 in Denver. Bringing the ~1,000-person room to increasing levels of dissonance before cathartic release throughout the night, the band put on a display of musical maximalism in a time of minimalism. There are as many reasons to go to a show as there are people packed in a venue; to … Continue reading [Concert Review] Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sends Denver into a Trance

Let Me Put You On: Singles From North Carolina’s R&B Talent

Sonny Miles: Tre Hailing from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Sonny Miles gifts the world a soulful three-part single. From the harmonies to the detailed instrumentation, Tre is a work of art that every music enthusiast should be aware of. The first track, “Cuff,” is one that could be its own single due to the layered production and its both playful and meaningful composition revealing how everyone … Continue reading Let Me Put You On: Singles From North Carolina’s R&B Talent

Thundercat’s Frenetic, Evocative Space Ride at Mission Ballroom [Concert Review]

Anyone walking into Mission Ballroom on Dec. 7 expecting a groovy night to the tempo of Thundercat’s studio-recorded songs received a hefty slap in the face after only a few minutes.  The show was impressively disorienting. Channel Tres’ opening performance was head-nodding, evoking the feeling of an intimate, late-night club session. Jumping around with his pet cheetah backpack and black overalls, Channel Tres made smooth … Continue reading Thundercat’s Frenetic, Evocative Space Ride at Mission Ballroom [Concert Review]

TRANSCENDENT: Chloe Hotline Serves Bars, Confidence

Chloe Hotline is bringing the music of Cincinnati to the world through her fiery raps and ear-catching wordplay. Check her out as we provide a sneak preview of her performance for TRANSCENDENT, which will air live on Facebook and YouTube at 6pm EST. Check out our Instagram for more information on how to support our fundraiser! Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Chloe Hotline Serves Bars, Confidence

TRANSCENDENT: Kotic Couture Brings Baltimore to National Stage

We’re lucky to have Kotic Couture join us for TRANSCENDENT; their music is unmatched in terms of high energy and infectious positivity. Check out a sneak peek from their performance: Babe City Records has some of the most poignant words for Kotic: Nurtured in the underground art movement and club scene of Baltimore, Kotic Couture (pronounced kāˈädik ko͞oˈto͝or) adopts a more classic hip-hop approach to … Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Kotic Couture Brings Baltimore to National Stage

TRANSCENDENT: Julien Chang Brings Dynamic Talent to Support TWOCC

Born and raised in Baltimore, Julien Chang is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer whose music holds incredible integrity and exceptional musicality. Gaining recognition from major publications such as Pitchfork and Billboard, his debut album, “Jules” (2019), is a certified classic in the burgeoning artist’s evergrowing catalog. In high school, he was known for playing the trombone and making beats for local rap artists, but in … Continue reading TRANSCENDENT: Julien Chang Brings Dynamic Talent to Support TWOCC