Rockabilly’s Modern Wave: Lucky 757

Modern surf band Lucky 757 based out of Virginia pays tribute to the pioneers of rock and roll and rockabilly from the 50s and 60s. The band itself started in 2014 by father/son songwriting team Dany, who plays rhythm guitar and backup vocals, and Cory, who sings lead vocals and plays lead guitar. The play…

Jaicee Rentz “Colors”

Jaicee Rentz is a teenage singer-songwriter from California.  The sunny city of San Clemente has given her an incredible impression of aspects flowing around her. The ocean, nature, space around her are what inspire the rustic sounds she has including the inspiration of Carly Rae Jepsen and The Lumineers.  Jaicee’s debut album Colors truly shows…

Expedition Happiness

Ever thought about up and leaving the country and travelling to another country to explore new and unseen territories? Well, Felix Starck (German online business owner) and Selima Taibi (singer/songwriter) did just that. The free spirit couple ended their lease, packed all their belongings with no place to go. Then decided to fly with their…

Lucy Monciel & Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi: Destiny

Destiny, the new single release July of 2017, was first performed during the “Bringing Love Show” by InterContinental Concerts; where Shahed Mohseni Zonoozi, who is the producer and the founder, and Lucy Monciel created the track. They create songs in a world of fusion and electronics with Duduk solos, which is an American instrument. Lucy…

Venturing Into the Unknown with Trevor Hall

More than just a passion, Trevor Hall knows that music was his life’s art. Raised in South Carolina on an island, at sixteen he recorded his first album soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation,…

Rising Appalachia’s Newest Single “Occupy”

Rising Appalachia’s  newest single “Occupy” is based on a powerful and traditional African-American spiritual. While listening to “Occupy” it’s clear that the sisters truly are skilled in putting together a contemporary spin on the traditional melody. “Occupy” is off of the newest EP Alive. The EP is a collection of live moments that they took…

From The Appalachian Mountains come Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia consists of sisters Leah and Chloe raised in Atlanta by a fiddle playing mother who was inspired by the traditions of the Appalachian Mountains. When the sisters began to pursue their music, they included the sound of the Appalachian instruments, such as the fiddle, claw hammer banjo, and world percussion, with the bass of…

The Farthest Review: NZIFF

The idea of outer space has been an exciting and beloved topic in film for decades. When a filmmaker takes the uncertainty and rawness of space and combines it with the emotions and power of a documentary, you get Emer Reynolds’s The Farthest. Of the films I had the pleasure of seeing at this year’s…

Get Out and Watch “Get Out”

  Get Out written and directed by Jordan Peele, is about an African-American named Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and his white girlfriend Rose Ermitage (Allison Williams) going to visit her family for the weekend when things take a turn. Chris begins to notice odd things happening with the overly friendly parents and their black servants…

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