Just in time for Wyvern Lingo: catching up with one of Ireland’s best up-and-coming bands

“A classic band failure.” That’s how Karen Cowley of Irish trio Wyvern Lingo described the overly-long soundcheck that delayed our phoner. It’s the first glimpse of modesty and humor I’d encounter from the frontwoman of this exceedingly busy emerging act. This is just one instance of many in the band’s hectic schedule: after providing backing vocals for and touring with fellow Irish breakout star Hozier, … Continue reading Just in time for Wyvern Lingo: catching up with one of Ireland’s best up-and-coming bands

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Jesse Rutherford’s New Sound Is a Departure from The Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood’s frontman Jesse Rutherford strays from the established band sound with November solo album “&.” We’re dealing with a mixed bag of an album. The record is drastically different from past Neighbourhood albums but is simultaneously eccentric and fresh. Rutherford is clearly attempting to develop a more individualistic body of work. Listeners will initially pick up on the less indie-alternative rock aspect so common of … Continue reading Jesse Rutherford’s New Sound Is a Departure from The Neighbourhood

Teen Designer Makes His Mark In The Fashion Industry

  Breaking into fashion design can be an arduous undertaking, especially for young artists. Considering all of the knowledge and creativity the job requires, it can be a daunting prospect to those new to the game.  17-year old Kameron Pitts of Oak Park, Illinois, though, is committed to defying the odds.   An aspiring menswear designer, Pitts is the quintessential example of marching to the … Continue reading Teen Designer Makes His Mark In The Fashion Industry

Time For Haim!

Encouraging the crowd to “let it out” while reassuring that every attendee knew that they were “fucking beautiful,” Haim delivered—and then some. The California-based trio showcased the duality of their sound at their sold-out show at Chicago’s Riviera theater, playing songs from both their debut and sophomore albums. Haim’s live sound differs greatly from their studio sound; the group deviated from their traditionally more pop-influenced … Continue reading Time For Haim!

History Of Eye Makeup And The Emergence Of The Cat Eye

It’s no wonder that dramatic eyeliner is a timeless trend—its ancient origins date back to the Egyptian New Kingdom period and have been a constant throughout history, ultimately sparking the invention of the cat eye. The cat eye is rapidly growing in popularity, and whether it is your go-to look or is the complete bane of your existence during application time, the cat eye is … Continue reading History Of Eye Makeup And The Emergence Of The Cat Eye

Why Music Makes Us Feel So Good: The Science Of Sounds

We’ve all been there. Hearing a song, riff, or chord progression so gripping it leaves you fidgety, breathless and heading straight to the internet to find out the name of the mastermind behind the song that just gave you goosebumps. Take the intro riff of Eric Clapton’s “Layla,” or Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA.”  The songs that stop you dead in your tracks because … Continue reading Why Music Makes Us Feel So Good: The Science Of Sounds

France: Fact or Faux?

Look beyond Paris’s bustling streets teeming with reckless, unfettered drivers and see what really drives these mythic people. You will immediately enter France’s own private world rich with history and hidden charm. It’s all over, but sometimes it takes a little bit of extra observation to identify. Recently, I had the privilege of traveling to France for two weeks, visiting 6 of France’s 22 ancient … Continue reading France: Fact or Faux?

5 Things My Passion for Traveling Has Taught Me

My mom and I took our first international trip together when I was 11 years old, a few years after my parents’ divorce. We left everything behind and for a short while, experienced all that Montreal had to offer. In recent years, my mom explained to me that she was slightly apprehensive about taking that trip because it would separate me from my dad and … Continue reading 5 Things My Passion for Traveling Has Taught Me