Entries by M.K. Koszycki

SHAED Rise To The Top Together

The path to making it in music has never been linear. In the social media age, it’s become a bit cleaner – blog support, streaming and ravenous music fans on the Internet rallying behind you can quickly take an artist out of local obscurity and into the national spotlight. For DC’s SHAED, an electro-pop trio […]

Nostalgia Tours: Throwback Shows All Summer Long

Am I getting older or are the bands of playlists past just touring more often? It’s probably some combination of both – ah, the passing of time. No complaints though, because it means there are more chances to catch your faves of yesteryear throughout the summer. SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Old School Hip-Hop Showdown Eric B. […]

Foals Are Here to Stay

It’s been nearly six years since Oxford, England band Foals took home the Q Award for Best Live Act, and four since they were given the same award, but this time as Best Act in the World. Their sold out show at the 9:30 Club last night was a clear indication that should the band […]

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s New Era

French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg released her fifth studio album Rest in 2017. Outwardly, its timing and themes appear to be the processing of Gainsbourg’s grief; she lost her sister, photographer Kate Barry, in 2013 and her father Serge in 1991. But it also marked a new era of the artist looking inward to […]

Hunt the Stacks: Our Record Store Day Picks

Music lovers everywhere know that the second weekend of April is nothing short of a national holiday. Since 2007, musicians have banded together for Record Store Day (RSD) to release exclusive vinyl pressings that can only be purchased on that day, leading hardcore fans to queue up in the early morning hours to hunt the […]

Kombucha Demystified

As people continue to prioritize health and wellness and make those things accessible to all, options for positive additions to your healthy lifestyle are popping up everywhere. But just because you see something more, that doesn’t suddenly translate into common knowledge about the product’s benefits. Take kombucha, for example. Despite existing for so long, this […]

Mountain Man Wake Up on New Album

North Carolina (by way of many places) band Mountain Man have a sweet way of describing the eight year hiatus they took between their debut album and their new release, the spectacular Magic Ship. “We like to say that Mountain Man ‘took a nap,’” says member Molly Sarlé. “We all moved to different parts of the […]

“Come Through” Highlights Human Creative Chemistry

March 24 marks the beginning of Kennedy Center’s celebration of all things contemporary. Known as DIRECT CURRENT, included programming spans music, dance, audiovisual installations and more across a multitude of genres. One of the first performances slated for the two-week block of programming is Come Through, a collaboration between Minnesota-based TU Dance and Justin Vernon […]