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Let’s Get Together at Home

by Julia Colasanti
#TogetherAtHome is possibly the most inspiring initiative to rise from the ashes of this dark time. The partnership between WHO and Global Citizen, an organization using music to drive world poverty relief, has brought fans into the homes of their favorite musical artists for intimate, virtual concerts. The concerts have featured big names like Jack […]

Kenny Rogers Leaves an Ace for Us to Keep

by Julia Colasanti
On March 20, 2020 we lost an icon, Kenny Rogers. I like to think he passed on a warm summer’s evening, on a train bound for nowhere, but alas there is always a suspension of disbelief in the “art mirrors life” theory. The three-time Grammy winner passed away at 81, leaving us with no response […]

Singing in Lieu of It All

by Julia Colasanti
Things seem uncertain right now and it is hard to know what to do or where to turn. Social distancing seems counterintuitive when the eerie feeling outside our doors warrants reassurance from one another. It is truly hitting everyone differently. For me, the air feels a little heavier and springtime is dragging its feet rather […]

Lost and Found at the Lumineers

by Julia Colasanti
We climb the seemingly endless steps at Allstate Arena and squeeze into our nosebleed seats. Mt. Joy finishes their set as the crowd shuffles in anticipation. “Gimmie Shelter” shakes the venue as imagery from, III, draws us in. A soft light reveals The Lumineers flooding the stage with their pulsing energy. The crowd sings along […]

A “Twisted” Nahko And Medicine For The People

by Julia Colasanti
I have always been a fan of Nahko And Medicine For The People. Their raw, upbeat rhythm flows out of my speakers like a waterfall and their stripped-down lyrics grow a world around me. Each song recites a story in the native tongue of vagabonds struggling to settle into a spiritual home. Their lyrical stories […]

Welcome to the Year of Chicago Music

by Julia Colasanti
Chicago. Where blues float heavy with each gust of wind and if you listen closely, you can hear whispers of Muddy Waters wash over the pavement. A city that raised entire generations on the meaty soul plucked from a cello during a jazz rift and punched fissures into the sidewalk to mirror the crackle of […]