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 […]

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 […]

Code Orange’s “Underneath”: A Groundbreaking Achievement in Heavy Music

Code Orange, the American hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recently released their fourth studio album and short film titled “Underneath.” The band, known for their intense live performances and unique blend of metal, punk, and hardcore, has been making waves in the underground scene for years. But with this new release, Code Orange […]