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RECORD REWIND: Taylor Swift’s Ever-Shifting Identity

RECORD REWIND: Taylor Swift’s Ever-Shifting Identity

“Lover,” Taylor Swift’s latest release, sees the megastar return to the never-ending love present in her early albums, veering away from the icy and tough persona curated on her previous release “reputation.” However, this renewed embrace of her famously bright persona doesn’t necessarily translate into a coherent artistic development. My[Read More…]

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: Reasons to Attend an Indie Artist’s Summer Concert

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: Reasons to Attend an Indie Artist’s Summer Concert

Out of all the concerts that go on in a city over the course of the year, only a fraction of them are the world tours that megastars put on to fill stadiums with fans. The rest of the concerts feature lesser-known artists who bring together their devoted followings and[Read More…]

by August 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The Japanese House Entrances at The Sinclair

Perhaps the most memorable thing I heard during my four-day trip to Boston was someone in the rustling crowd waiting for English indie pop act The Japanese House, Amber Bain’s stage name, plainly declare, “She has the voice of an angel.”  On my Boston-bound train, I discovered her upcoming performance[Read More…]

by July 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The 1975’s Third Album Analyzes Virtual Isolation

TUNE IN, ZONE OUT: The 1975’s Third Album Analyzes Virtual Isolation

One of the first things I do upon waking up is check my phone, and this urge to stay connected does not go away for the rest of the day. I want to read every notification from every app, to the point that I leave my phone facing upward so[Read More…]