Rihanna’s Halftime Show: A Spectacle for the Sake of Spectacle

Rihanna returned to the stage on Sunday night for the Super Bowl Halftime Show, but contrary to expectations, she didn’t perform any new music. Instead, she made an announcement that overshadowed the show itself: she is pregnant again. This news came as a surprise to many, especially since Rihanna has been quite private about her […]

Maggie Rogers Brings “Feral Joy Tour” to Radio City Music Hall

Maggie Rogers’ stop at Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night was a homecoming of sorts for the rising star. The sold-out show, which was part of her “Feral Joy Tour,” felt like a spiritual return for Rogers to the city that helped launch her career. Raised as a folk-music lover in Easton, Maryland, Rogers […]

The Smile shines as a musical force in their own right at Hammerstein Ballroom

Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood are known for their work in Radiohead, but the duo’s side project, The Smile, proves they are more than just an offshoot. Along with drummer Tom Skinner of Sons of Kemet, The Smile released their debut album, A Light for Attracting Attention, earlier this year. On November 20th, they took […]

j-hope IN THE BOX Is an Intimate Look Behind the Creative Curtain

Disney+ has released a new documentary titled “j-hope IN THE BOX,” which gives an inside look at the making of BTS member j-hope’s headlining performance at Lollapalooza in 2022. The documentary also features footage of the creation of j-hope’s album, “Jack in the Box,” and a listening party for the album. Directed by Park Jun-Soo, […]

Samia fearlessly confronts heavy topics in new album ‘Honey’

Samia’s latest album, “Honey,” is a powerful portrayal of alcohol’s role in relationships and a reflection of her deepest thoughts. The Nashville-via-New York artist’s lyrics depict alcohol as a character, showing its capacity to destroy some relationships while binding others. On the track “To Me It Was,” Samia questions if she needed tequila to get […]

Paramore Embrace the Present Moment on “This Is Why”

Paramore’s new album, “This Is Why,” showcases the band’s willingness to stay in the present moment, refusing to dwell on the past or feel the need to break new ground. The album’s lyrical themes revolve around the idea of time, with frontwoman Hayley Williams singing about the ever-present feeling of running out of it. Williams […]