Tiny Desk Competition Winner Quinn Christopherson performs at WXPN’s World Cafe

By Max Semenczuk [Photo courtesy of Quinn Christopherson/Jovell Rennie] Quinn Christopherson, this year’s winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest, played his song “Loaded Gun” live on WXPN’s World Cafe in Philadelphia on Monday, October 28. Read more: Frank Ocean holds second queer club night in New York City, releases single Christopherson was announced as the…

Frank Ocean holds second queer club night in New York City, releases single

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Photo courtesy of Creative Commons] Frank Ocean held his second queer club night in New York City on Thursday, October 24, boasting an all-queer lineup after accusations that last week’s PrEP+ night was held as a stunt to promote his new music, according to Pitchfork. Read more: Banoffee releases first single…

Album Review: Wilco – Ode to Joy

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [dBpm; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Key tracks: “Everyone Hides”, “White Wooden Cross”, “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” Ode to Joy, Wilco’s 11th album, loses the somber overtones the band is known for, exchanging those solemn feelings for a more optimistic sound. That doesn’t mean any lyrical validity is sacrificed, however. Moreover, the band’s…

Seattle country-rock band The Berries releases second album

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Photo courtesy of The Berries] The Berries, a Seattle-based country-rock band, released their second album, titled Berryland, on Friday, September 20 on Run For Cover Records. The Berries’ sound is guitar-centric and reminiscent of acts such as Neil Young, but The Berries and frontman Matt Berry bring modern twists of distortion…

Album Review: (Sandy)Alex G – House of Sugar

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [Domino, 2019] Rating: 7/10 Key tracks: “Cow”, “In My Arms”, “Hope” House of Sugar, (Sandy) Alex G’s follow-up to his critically and commercially acclaimed Rocket, is here. Alex G has an expansive résumé, and like his past endeavors, he stays true to his tradition of recording his own work on his…