VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOVER PLEASE” by THE MAYTAGS

Thanks to modern-day inventions like Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark channel, and Lifetime movies, we’ve been programmed to think there’s something wrong in our love lives if we’re aren’t always swooning, filled with butterflies, and brimming with lust.  We forget that love is a choice and a lot of times, it ain’t pretty. Des Moines-based outfit…

ALBUM REVEW: “THE GUMPTION” by TANIKA CHARLES

Remember when you were in school and you had a crush on someone? You found yourself exhilarated whenever you were in the presence of that person. Well, crushes don’t have to be of the romantic variety. Musical crushes are a real thing, and with her new album The Gumption, Toronto-based R&B artist Tanika Charles just…

ALBUM REVIEW: “STONE” EP by WHITNEY MONGÉ

There’s definitely something in the water around Seattle; whatever your musical persuasion, there has been a steady stream of outstanding artists from the area for decades. Sometimes, those musically fertile grounds produce an artist whose talent is undefinable. With her new EP, Stone, out January 16th, Whitney Mongé is one such artist whose work summons viscerally…