REVIEW: Kitten – Cut it Out EP

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine Kitten is going to be a trend setter. When I first heard this, I thought it could be some cool indie foreign band. It’s a blend of synth with just the right amount of nostalgic angst so many artists are trying to capture. The music is catchy but honest, effortless and…

PLAYLIST: Road Trippin’

Originally Published at Ladybud Magazine My friends and I used to take some pretty epic road trips. We would roll up a couple joints, cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge in my ’89 Chevy Celebrity and wind our way up the Pacific Coast Highway blasting these songs as we drove off to somewhere we had…

PLAYLIST: Modern Humanz

Originally published at Ladybud Magazine   It’s not too typical to do a playlist full of the same artists over and over, namely Beck, Radiohead, Bjork and the Gorillaz. But the music all has the same thing in common– a dystopian reflection of modern society. The mix opens with “Modern Guilt” by Beck. Beck has long been…

LADY BUSINESS: New York City’s DJ Miss Merenda

Originally published by Ladybud Magazine   Music will always expand, retract and evolve. But many of us, no matter what, find a place in time and mentally lock onto the sounds that exemplify it. Music is the most fittingly descriptive and beautiful diary one could write or read. Deejays tend to play music that mirrors…

WHY THE ENTIRE MUSIC INDUSTRY SHOULD BOYCOTT THE STATE OF TEXAS (Except the Jonas Brothers, that’s your punishment Sheriff West)

Originally published at Toke of the Town Last week, singer-songwriter Fiona Apple’s tour bus passed through Hudspeth County West Texas where it was stopped by local law enforcement and searched for narcotics. The search turned up about an ounce and a half each of marijuana and hashish. Apple was taken into jail where she spent…