Harry Styles’ New Direction

by Nick Wilmer After five years as a member of the phenomenon that is One Direction, Harry Styles released his highly anticipated debut solo album, Harry Styles, on May 12. The lead single, "Sign of the Times", shocked audiences around the globe. Who would have expected one of the decade's biggest pop acts release a glam-rock inspired ballad,…

Last Week in Mainstream

by Nick Wilmer On Monday, Billboard announced the nominees of their 24th annual Billboard Music Awards. Drake leads with 22 nods, followed by Twenty One Pilots with 17, Rihanna with 14, The Weeknd with 13, and Beyoncé with 8. The show will air on May 21 on ABC. Tuesday brought two shocking announcements, with Kendrick…

Lady Gaga Soars at the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show

by Nick Wilmer While the Patriots and Falcons took an intermission during the Pepsi-sponsored NFL championship game, millions watched as Lady Gaga took the stage for the biggest performance of her career yet. After months of media outlets speculating potential candidates for the Halftime Show, including Adele, Britney Spears, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift, Gaga officially…

Blue Valentine

Photo by Maresa Smith Are you single? Do you like to pretend you're in a sad movie frequently? Both? Neither? Regardless, here's a playlist for all those with heavy feelings this February. Teenage Daughter // Dog is Dead Transatlanticicm // Death Cab for Cutie Pages of Gold // Flo Morrissey Chelsea Hotel No. 2 //…

Tegan and Sara Launch Foundation for LGBTQ Women and Girls 

             Pop music duo Tegan and Sara have broken barriers and expectations throughout their nearly 20 year long career, especially for LGBTQ artists and women in music. They credit much of their success to their fans in said communities. Now, the Grammy®-nominated group have decided to give back.            On December 19, they announced the launch of…

FEMME FATALE // A PLAYLIST

There are few things in this world that are more empowering than kickass women. Cool girls who couldn't care less about the world's view of them and the art they make inspire me more than anything. This playlist is for you if you want to feel like a badass woman too, perfect for bad days,…

THE PRODUCTIVITY PLAYLIST

As someone with a busy mind, I'm in constant need of some form of stimulation to keep myself on track. Silence is the ultimate distraction. What better distraction than the sweet sounds of some indie music. Check out some of the current tracks I've been writing to below to help you power through on this…