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Selby Rodriguez

A Wisconsinite adjusting to life on the East Coast. Lover of music, mother of cats, and avid drinker of beer.

Interview: Sarah Solovay

It was a snowy Saturday afternoon when I found myself sitting across from Sarah Solovay—a singer-songwriter from Manhattan, New York. Nursing a hot water while the blizzard turned the city into slush, Solovay possessed a quiet confidence as we chatted about the weather, how she was living out of a …

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Interview Recap: Madeleine Dopico

Without question, it takes guts to be a strong, independent woman in today’s society. Luckily, role models abound and even more are on the rise—including Brooklyn-based musician, Madeleine Dopico. Just a few short years ago, the University of Pennsylvania-graduate was working fulltime at a healthcare technology startup. That is, until …

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EP Review – Griffin Oskar

Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based Griffin Oskar released his debut EP, Hostage. A Portland transplant, Oskar was discovered and signed to his current label after a remix of one of his demos went viral—as in, it accumulated more than 6 million Soundcloud and 7.2 million Spotify plays. Fans of the …

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EP Review: The Comedown – Doubt

The Comedown (The CMDWN) is set to release its first EP, Doubt, later this week on Friday, August 19th. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, the four-piece act’s sound crosses genres by combining traditional R&B and alternative rock elements, and adding some hip hop into the mix. Think catchy riffs, …

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Interview: Herman Li from DragonForce

You might recognize Herman Li as one of DragonForce’s founders and lead guitarists, or as the recipient of numerous awards hinting at the prowess he displays on his musical instrument of choice. You might also know him as the guitarist that churns out that furiously fast solo on “Through the …

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Interview: Amanda Jones

Amanda Jones—a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon—was first encouraged to explore music by a first grade teacher. Since that time, Jones’ story has been one of perseverance as she has worked to refine her skills, develop the confidence it takes to make it in today’s pop industry, and cultivate a …

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