Listen to the playlist here! “I just want this to mean something to anyone even if they don’t know who I am,” sings Brian Sella of the Front Bottoms in his against-the-grain, emotive, and raw voice. Though he is not an openly queer musician, his lyric shares the attitude that many LGBTQ artists have toward […]
Graphic by Jessica Cao At the end of last month, Iggy Azalea made a comeback with her single “Mo Bounce”. Why did I feel compelled to listen to it? That’s beyond me. But I’m glad I did, because the further I got into the track and its over-the-top music video, the more I realized I […]
Self-described as “Chamber music for the modern era”, Goli is a dynamic post-modernistic duo that celebrates a plethora of musical eras from around the globe. With sultry classical undertones layered with a modern twist of irony, “this is not a love song” truly emulates the rhetoric of the here and now, and shape of music […]
A week ago, I attended a Marina and the Diamonds concert in Pomona. Yes, as one expects, it was a magical, transcendental, orgasmic experience. Being one of the most genuine pop artists of our generation, Marina never ceases to amaze her fanbase, specifically her significantly large number of queer fans. Here’s why: if you’ve ever […]
This year, Halloween came upon me rather suddenly, like a wisp of smoke blown over from a DTLA factory across the wind. Or something. Back home, the decaying smell of leaves as they gradually lost their livelihood and faded into a cornucopia of reds and browns marked the tidings of the seasons. In the midst […]
Perhaps my favorite depiction of the cracking forth of yolky spring from hard-shelled winter are Chaucer’s opening lines to The Canterbury Tales (bear with me through the Middle English, the ethical English major side of me disallows me from quoting a modern translation): WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche […]
The lights are pulsating, the bass is turned way up, and everyone around me is wearing arms full of beads and not much else. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’ve obviously never been to a rave.
After a few weeks of rumors and controversy, the collaborations between Rihanna and her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has finally been released. Whether you find this shameful or not, it’s time to “Talk that Talk” with Ri Ri.