A Summer Night Q&A with Rags & Riches

If you've read my blog before, you've probably stumbled upon a Rags & Riches review or two. But how much do you really know about the Lexington, Kentucky-based duo behind "Speed of Sound," Arival, and "Summer Nights?" Formed in 2017, Rags & Riches is made up of brothers Tanner and Peyton Whitt. Over the course …

Plastic Barricades reminds you: No tunnel lasts forever

https://www.youtube.com/embed/CrvXb_g_vBo The video for "Tunnel" by Plastic Barricades was filmed using a digital microscope. What would your anxieties look like under a microscope? Plastic Barricades, a London alt-rock duo, examines this question with the music video for their upcoming single, "Tunnel." Filmed through a digital microscope, the video continues the traditions of DIY with its …

Constellations Will Help You Feel at Home in this World

[Constellations is a melodic metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona. Image by Kelly Fox.] Do you feel at home in this world? Constellations, a melodic metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, wrote their latest EP with this question in mind. A commentary on everything from mental health and unhealthy coping mechanisms to the state of today's world, …

Be an Indie Activist with Nathan Leigh & The Crisis Actors

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6dMpeylC2f4 Myths, Conspiracy Theories, And Other Stuff I Made Up To Sound More Interesting was released on April 17, 2020. Music has always been an important facet to activism, and nothing has changed in 2020. One New York City-based indie activist group, Nathan Leigh & The Crisis Actors, recently released an album, Myths, Conspiracy Theories, …