It seems like the word “buzz” gets name-dropped more times than “fresh” did in the ’80s. The difference is “fresh” will always be cool. I’ll still refer to something as “fresh” just as The Beasties did back in the day, and buzz will always be just an empty word tossed around unless the new artist […]

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Photo and video by alyebcarlevaro.com A year ago, Knox Hamilton played A-Sides and I called them the next big thing. Their song “Work it Out,” at the time, had been reaching near-Adele levels on alt-rock radio and they just seemed to have the “it factor.” Don’t tell Brie Larson I said that by the way. […]

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There are so many different ways to go with starting this blog post.  I could make some lame play on words on her last name being “King.” But, I won’t even though what I’d come up with would be fit for a queen. I could refer to her as “the next big thing” but that […]

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