Sarah Krohn’s “Greetings From Virginia” is a Travelogue Breakup Song

Sarah Krohn’s upcoming new single, “Greetings From Virginia” is an energetic breakup song about holding onto memories like souvenirs. The song’s upbeat indie pop choruses make light of loss and use different U.S. states as metaphors for parts of someone’s past. It is the perfect song for driving in the rain with the windows down… Continue reading Sarah Krohn’s “Greetings From Virginia” is a Travelogue Breakup Song

Oberlin’s Lack of Musical Opportunities for College Students

Oberlin College and Conservatory unequally distribute musical opportunities for their students. Oberlin has a renowned music program, yet accessing those resources is actually quite difficult for students in the college — like myself. While the college and conservatory are separate entities, the lines that separate them are often blurry. They share a campus, mailing list,… Continue reading Oberlin’s Lack of Musical Opportunities for College Students

Carly Cosgrove’s See You in Chemistry Reimagines Emo 

Carly Cosgrove’s debut LP, See You in Chemistry, is a fun polished new-wave emo record, both honest and lighthearted. The cover looks like a scrapbook art piece of city streets, which seems fitting for how the group describes themselves as “Philly nostalgiacore.” The music scene in Philadelphia is communal and interconnected. As bassist Helen Barsz… Continue reading Carly Cosgrove’s See You in Chemistry Reimagines Emo 

Dijon Delivers an Intimate Show to a Chilly Philly Crowd

On May 8th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, Dijon delivered an intimate show that began without an opener. That was probably a delight for the people who had been queuing many hours for the concert, and who were now packed tightly in anticipation in the 1,200 capacity room.  Dijon and his band walked on stage… Continue reading Dijon Delivers an Intimate Show to a Chilly Philly Crowd

Pinegrove Explores Time and Place With New Album 11:11

Pinegrove's new album, 11:11, is about the state of the world and the listener within it. During 11 tracks, it touches on personal, political, and environmental themes. The instrumentation is similar to their last album, Marigold. Acoustic and electric guitars form the basis of the songs while pedal steel and vocal harmonies add layers of… Continue reading Pinegrove Explores Time and Place With New Album 11:11

The Purple Musical World of Daniela Jimenez

"Music is powerful because it's disempowering. You can't touch it and you can't see it. When you can't touch or see anything, you're totally disarmed. It’s the most vulnerable you can be." Daniela Jimenez is an eclectic fusion of influences spanning genres as well as countries. She is a second-year majoring in classical piano at… Continue reading The Purple Musical World of Daniela Jimenez

Indigo De Souza: An Otherworldly Yet Down to Earth Presence at the Cat and the Cream

Indigo De Souza’s show on February 28th at the Cat and the Cream got off to a slow, creeping start. With only guitar, her presence was the thing that shut everyone up. Silence took over the bustling room as De Souza’s voice cut through the silence like a breeze on a still day, airy and… Continue reading Indigo De Souza: An Otherworldly Yet Down to Earth Presence at the Cat and the Cream