Preview: Nelsonville Music Festival Arrives this Weekend, Here’s What to Know

By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
[Image courtesy of Nelsonville Music Festival]
This weekend, Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) is back for its 16th year, presented by Stuart’s Opera House, a non-profit historic theater and performing arts center in Nelsonville, Ohio. In the past, Billboard has said the festival is “one of the best-kept secrets of the U.S. music festival circuit.”

Album Review: Amber Mark — Three Dimensions Deep

By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
[PMR Records, Universal Music Operations; 2022]
Rating: 8/10
Key tracks: “What It Is,” “Most Men,” “Darkside,” “Competition,” “Bliss,” “Event Horizon”
Amber Mark may be a name most have never heard before in the R&B scene, but the singer has been
around for the last six years. She’s dropped two EPs: 3:33 AM in 2017 and Conexao 2018. Both works explored grief and love through the melding of R&B, pop, dance and Bossa Nova sounds together to produce a classy, polished repertoire. Now, Mark is ready to prove herself beyond the world of EPs with her debut album Three Dimensions Deep, taking her voice to new levels and diversifying her use of production.

Single Review: Lana Del Ray — Watercolor Eyes (From “Euphoria” An HBO Original Series)

By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
Interscope Records; 2022
Rating: 7/10ritten for the second season of HBO’s Euphoria, Lana Del Rey encapsulates the struggles of young love and the inevitable heartbreak that all high school couples face at some point in their relationship. If you’re a fan of the show, this song appears in the second episode where the main characters, Rue and Jules, come face to face for the first time since the first season’s shocking and gut-wrenching final episode. It’s the perfect accompaniment for the moment that the two reunite in front of a bonfire at a dingy high school party, both reminiscing about the good and bad of their budding friendship turned romance. 

Spotify removes Neil Young’s songs after his disapproval of COVID-19 misinformation

By Grace Koennecke, Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Spotify announced that they would be taking Neil Young’s songs off of their platform, two days after the singer posted a brief letter calling on the streaming service to choose between him and podcaster Joe Rogan, who has contributed to the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus and its accompanying vaccines.