Author: Kurt Suchman

2016 Music Year in Review

Photo courtesy of Roc Beyonce As 2016 draws to a close, the year leaves many with a bad taste lingering in their mouths. We’ve all lost icons, heroes, friends and family in the wake of mindless violence, unfortunate events and injustice; it feels like it will be quite some time […]

Dupuis’ Unique Album “Slugger” Hits a Home Run

Photo courtesy of Svish166, Wikipedia Sadie Dupuis, the chief songwriter and front person of the acclaimed indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, first unveiled her bedroom pop project Sad13 earlier this year, featuring her collaborative song “Basement Queens” with Minneapolis-based MC Lizzo. The song helped to introduce listeners to a new […]

Tove Lo Stays High With New Album Release

Photo courtesy of Daniel Åhs Karlsson, Wikipedia Pop music no longer has to be pretty and manufactured to picture perfection; the burgeoning pop star Tove Lo is a cementing example of this. On her 2014 debut album “Queen of the Clouds,” the Swedish musician combined the tender beauty of love […]

Lady Gaga’s Latest Disappoints

Photo courtesy of Jazmin Million, Wikipedia At this stage in Lady Gaga’s top-selling career as a pop icon and world-class performer, the one side listeners have not seen from the established pop mogul is her intimate side. On her fifth album, “Joanne,” Gaga trades meat dresses for cowboy hats, leather […]

Pepe Meme Now Labeled as a Hate Symbol

Photo courtesy of WP-NFCC#4, Wikipedia The nearly ubiquitous internet meme Pepe the Frog has been labeled as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League. The cartoon frog was first created by cartoonist Matt Furie in his 2004 internet cartoon "Boy’s Club" and has been adopted across the internet to express sadness, disappointment, […]