Interview with Mad Tsai

“what the fuck is this?” i showed my violently straight white male roommate the video on my tiktok for you page: one of mad tsai’s promos for his music video of stacy’s brother. mad tsai innovatively reworked the original stacy’s mom into a queer narrative that features an addictive pop-rock style and a plethora of…

Kelela @ The Fonda Theatre

Photos by Sophia Russo If anyone can disrupt a scene and make it their own, it is singer-songwriter Kelela. Kelela debuted her experimental sound with her mixtape ‘Cut 4 Me’ in 2013, where she mixed R&B, house, electronic, and soul to establish her own sound and identity as an upcoming and unapologetically herself artist. Fast…

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Digital Streaming Has Environmental Costs

The ability to play music anytime, anywhere at the tips of your fingers. I mean…who’s complaining about that?  In today’s age, the digital world has expanded tremendously, especially as it’s evolved into the primary mode for media consumption. Digital music streaming services have grown exponentially over the past few years, and account for about 80%…

An Interview with Conner Cherland

Conner Cherland is a singer-songwriter based out of Santa Barbara, known for his house shows and beautiful indie-folk sound. From intimate stories of falling in love to vulnerable explorations of the realities of maintaining a relationship, Conner Cherland shares his romantic experiences in new release Love Songs. His past releases include Wanting Man, Tall Tales…