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INTERVIEW: LOBSTERBOMB on Berlin Punk Rock, COVID Life, New Single ‘Sense’

Berlin rockers LOBSTERBOMB are “edgy,” but you won’t see them in a Gap commercial anytime soon. They scream. They shout. They are the future of post-pandemic rock. By JD Brant LOBSTERBOMB is a pandemic baby. Formed in 2020 on the … Continue reading INTERVIEW: LOBSTERBOMB on Berlin Punk Rock, COVID Life, New Single ‘Sense’

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INTERVIEW: Monique DeBose and Her Brown Beauty

By JD Brant THE MULTI-HYPHENATE Monique DeBose is a storyteller with intent, this much is clear. As I listen to her album You Are the Sovereign One I hear a resilience in her voice, years in the making, that only a true-to-grit jazz singer can upholster into a luxurious 16-track music anthology, each chapter in her story more intimate than the last. The award-winning musician, entrepreneur, and coach is breaking free from any singular definition of “artist” and reinventing what it means to be MORE in today’s entertainment age. Monique is a multi-hyphenate wielding the universal power of music to … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Monique DeBose and Her Brown Beauty

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SINGLE STREAM REVIEW: Anna Burch – ‘Your Heart May Be Heavy’

By JD Brant Detroit crooner Anna Burch has released a spectacular holiday single for us all, “Your Heart May Be Heavy,” a delicate and glowing seasonal tiding that belongs in the scene of an old-timey romantic movie (or a modern-day Netflix version, maybe Dash & Lily), one where the couple takes a walk through Central Park and indulges in an innocent kiss under shimmering orbs. The single is the pause some of us are in need of, especially to ward off the ghosts of 2020’s past and remember simpler times. 2020 has been quite the year, but what many can … Continue reading SINGLE STREAM REVIEW: Anna Burch – ‘Your Heart May Be Heavy’

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Womxn and Romance

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Single at 30. Here’s Why.  By JD Brant  The first time I was aware that my status as a single woman made people uncomfortable was on a business trip to Boston a year and a half ago. We were nearing the end of our trip and waiting for our return flight home. The gaggle of girls I was traveling with sped up in front of the new hires (there were three of us), and headed for the gift shop at the other end of the airport. One of the lead sales people turned around, and … Continue reading Womxn and Romance

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Music Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: MELD – Words of the Water By JD Brant Nashville’s got soul, and a helluva lot of it. I previously wrote about a handful of womxn-identifying musicians taking New Nashville by storm, and I’m continuing the love with an album drop from a soul singer whose pipes are the source of much envy. MELD (government name, Melanie Dewey) recently performed songs off of her August debut, Words of the Water, live from the iconic Music Marathon Works in Nashville.  During her live set, the ocean spilled from the movement of interpretive dancers and poetry from soul strummers Katie … Continue reading Music Reviews

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Music Reviews

Alessia Cara Delights Fans with Surprise EP Holiday Stuff By Katiee McKinstry This past week, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara surprised fans with a holiday-themed EP, Holiday Stuff. The EP features Cara’s past holiday hits, from covers such as “The Christmas Song” and “Moody’s Mood for Love.” Likewise, the EP also has Cara’s previous holiday hits including “Make It To Christmas” and “The Only Thing Missing.” However, “Make It To Christmas” got a makeover—the song sounds completely different from its original, Cara’s holiday treat to her fans.  “Surprise! Holiday Stuff, a (very impulsive) 4 song EP of festive tunes coming … Continue reading Music Reviews

Call for Submissions – New Year Issue

Details Eloquent Mag is accepting poetry and short story submissions for its first New Year issue, slated for January 26 digital publication. We invite you to submit your literary work to our arts-based startup! For more information, visit our “About” page here. Please submit up to three poems or one short story (you can submit to both categories) by January 15. “A New America” is the theme of the New Year issue. We will accept poetry on the following topics: Body politics, national & world politics, gender issues, pop culture criticism, race and social justice, science & the arts. Please … Continue reading Call for Submissions – New Year Issue

Featured Review

ALBUM REVIEW: Working Men’s Club – Self-Titled By Jacob Thompson  Yorkshire post-punk techno rockers Working Men’s Club released their first LP on Heavenly Recordings. Produced by Ross Orton (The Fall, M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys), this self-titled debut is a rallying cry against the boredom of mill-town life in the Northwest of England, and manages to find a surprising amount of variety in its synth-drum soundscapes without ever losing the sense of identity that marks its Todmorden origins. This is in no small part thanks to 18-year-old frontman Syd Minsky-Sargeant. Working Men’s Club formed in 2019, and Minsky-Sargeant is the last of … Continue reading Featured Review

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bartees Strange – Live Forever By John Mccracken  Bartees Strange’s Live Forever is a pulsing, sonic conundrum, released on Music Memory and mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip. In the first minutes of Live Forever, the Washington D.C. songwriter paints with an ethereal brush. “Jealousy” opens with soft piano chords, birds chirping, and an almost unintelligible Strange delivers lines about anger, missing pieces of the self, and a missing but needed voice.  Distinct sounds like his will stop you in your tracks when you first hear them. Music’s ability to mold memories with reality is palpable with brilliant … Continue reading Featured Review