Daniella’s Picks: Holiday Edition

The holidays are rapidly approaching! Read what B-Side editor Daniella is listening/reading to celebrate the season. … More Daniella’s Picks: Holiday Edition

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Jahleh’s Picks

What I’m listening to: Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! Is there anything that Donald Glover can’t do? I’m always impressed by every new project he takes on (Have you guys seen Atlanta? Oh my God!) and this new Childish Gambino album is no different. It draws heavily on the sound of Parliament Funkadelic, and that … More Jahleh’s Picks

Childish Gambino Lays Down the Funk

Childish Gambino’s Awaken, My Love!, his newest album that dropped on December 2nd, invites the listener to do just that: awaken. The opening track, Me and Your Mama, begins with chime-tinkling that seems to invoke a lullabied-state, one that is abruptly interrupted with a maximal, layered soundscape, indicative of what the rest of the album … More Childish Gambino Lays Down the Funk

“I Didn’t Want to Just Be a Fan, I Wanted to Be the Rock Star”: An Interview with Alice Bag

Alice Bag is a little bit of everything. She’s an activist, feminist, author, and punk rocker. She may be best known as the lead singer and co-founder of the first-wave LA punk band, The Bags, but has gained notoriety in the writing world, too, with her books Violence Girl and Pipe Bomb for the Soul. She was kind … More “I Didn’t Want to Just Be a Fan, I Wanted to Be the Rock Star”: An Interview with Alice Bag

A Labor of Love: An Interview with Karla Cordero

The poet and activist Karla Cordero completed her MFA at San Diego State University. She has achieved huge successes in poetry slams and keeps spreading inspiration by curating the reading series “Voice for Change”, and as an editor of Spit Journal. In addition to being published in magazines such as The Acentos Review, Word Riot, … More A Labor of Love: An Interview with Karla Cordero

Lost Records and Impossible Tasks: A Review of Old Records Never Die by Eric Spitznagel

How do you begin to relate to a book with such an insane premise as one man’s journey to find the records he sold decades prior? Surprisingly easy, even if you are like me, a woman in her 20s. Old Records Never Die:One Man’s Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric Spitznagel seems to … More Lost Records and Impossible Tasks: A Review of Old Records Never Die by Eric Spitznagel

Weird Flowers and Unfamiliar Melodies: A Book Review of Uproot by Jace Clayton

Spotify subscriptions, spontaneous and exclusive album releases, dust-covered CDs in the cellar, people and things traveling more distance in less time: I think it is safe to say that we live in a world that seems to be very fast-tracked and often leaves people with a sense of disorientation, and even perplexity. Now, imagine how … More Weird Flowers and Unfamiliar Melodies: A Book Review of Uproot by Jace Clayton

Musicianship, Rock Journalism, and the Fight Against Nazi Space Slugs: An Interview with Brian McElhiney

Brian McElhiney is a music reporter for Bend, Oregon’s paper the Bulletin. He was the Sunday editor at the Leader-Herald in Gloversville, NY, and covered music in New York’s Capital Region for the Daily Gazette of Schenectady and Saratoga Living magazine for almost six years. In this interview, I had the chance to hear about … More Musicianship, Rock Journalism, and the Fight Against Nazi Space Slugs: An Interview with Brian McElhiney