Hey Atlanta, did you read the good news? Yes, ONE MusicFest, A-Town’s premier hip-hop celebration, has announced its lineup for the forthcoming event, and man, it is astounding.
Overall, Ye is another volatile chapter in the book of Yeezus. It’s candid, despicable, attractive, disgusting, hurtful, and, at times, hopeful. Ye is not West’s best album, but it just might be his most genuine.
Interview with Makeout’s Alex Lofton about the band’s new album, performing live, and playing a part in the final Vans Warped Tour cross-country festival.
Musically, Briggs’ sound is a fusion of power-pop, hip-hop, soulful rock, and a slight hint of goth mixed in there somewhere. Her vocal prowess is that of legends, her bone-chilling high notes can tear the roof off of any venue. Finally, her showmanship is heartfelt and honest, her non-stop violent gallivanting perfectly epitomizes her thumpers. Bishop Briggs is the total package.
In the end, the ceremony flowed superbly and smoothly to the tune of nineteen tracks, nearly three hours, and over eighteen thousand diehards. To witness the Dave Matthews Band in their element is to witness legends at work.
It was a legitimate Throwback Thursday in Atlanta. Nineties alt-rock icons Everclear took over the entertainment reins at the Buckhead Theatre, and funneled their contagious raw energy into a gnarly night of grunge that diehards will not soon forget.
To illustrate the message behind CHVRCHES’ Love Is Dead is akin to describing yin and yang as manifested components of the same force. No longer intertwined or complimentary, but broad strokes within a complex mind. Lauren Mayberry’s lyricism comes across as gloomy, aggressive, and, at times, resentful and resigned, yet she never loses that tonal tenderness or benevolent optimism by which her songwriting prowess has operated.