Publication Pieces

A collection of concert photos & reviews,

and interviews with up and coming music artists

A Dose of California Sunshine: Chelsea Perkins Teaches Us How to Shine In This Exclusive Interview

A California native, Chelsea Perkins always dreamed of being a performer. She studied acting in New York City and music in London. Now settled in Sunny Los Angeles, Chelsea is the next rising star that you will want to add to your favorites list! ....Article live on Unspoken Press

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Aug 25, 2020

A RIVETING PERFORMANCE BY MEIA + BLAK EMOJI IN NYC

Meia is an award winning actress and singer-songwriter from Barcelona, Spain. After spending many years performing at various venues in Barcelona, Meia moved to New York City to share her eclectic music with a bigger audience. Because of her travelling, she is a bi-lingual artist, and writes music in both Spanish and English....Article on The Honey Pop

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March 10th, 2020

AMANDA ROME WEST: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SLAYING JEWISH QUEEN IN THE LA HIP HOP SCENE

Move over boys, there’s a new slaying Queen on the LA hip-hop scene! Her name is Amanda Rome West, and she’s here to flip the entertainment world on its head. ...Interview on The Honey Pop

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June 16, 2020

CHELSEA CUTLER FILLED NEW YORK CITY WITH MAGIC

It took not one, but two sold out shows at Terminal 5 for New York City to become full of the musical amazingness of Chelsea Cutler, Alexander 23 and X Lovers – and it still was not enough! ....Article on The Honey Pop

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March 10th, 2020

Casmass With Emi Pellegrino – Knitting Factory – 1/12/20

Casmass is a passionate singer-songwriter from New York. The Knitting Factory was not ready to host such a fantastic act! Starting his set off with a dedication to his sister, he energized the crowd right away with his fast pace strumming and soulful vocals. People tuned into his live facebook feed from all over the nation to witness his amazing performance....Article on Moshpit Magazine

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Feb 17th, 2020

Concert Review: Mike Rocket Honors Claudette Colvin During February NYC Performance

Mike Rocket is a native Philadelphia musician based in New York City. Mike has performed at numerous venues and festivals such as South by Southwest, Firefly, and has made small appearances on The TODAY Show. He has even recorded material for New Jersey radio station 101.5....Article on Unspoken Press

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March 10th, 2020

Epic Finale for DeadMau5 at Avant Gardner

On the last night of his three-day Brooklyn Binge, Joel Zimmerman, AKA Deadmau5, brought his Cube v3 USA tour to an epic finale....Joel’s Cube v3 performance is probably one of the best shows that you will attend in your life. The show started with this ginormous black cube erected center stage. As his music played, breathtaking visuals overtook the cube (including some live visuals of himself behind the cube), and surrounding panels, creating a spectacular 3D effect. It was one show where it actually paid off to not be in the front row; the visuals were better the further back you stood.....Article on Live Music Favorites

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Feb. 20th, 2020

Isaiah Jamel and Blacklieder @ DROM NYC 02.26.20

Being a good artist is not always about creating what’s on your consciousness. Sometimes it’s about taking challenges, and stepping outside your comfort zone, which is exactly what Isiah Jamel did for his DROM NYC performance last week...Blacklieder (pronounced Black-Leader), considers himself a 21st century musicologist. A music teacher from Bronx, NY, Blacklieder honors all types of American musicians from the last 100 years, with some of his strongest inspirations coming from the Great American Songbook....Article on Dark Matter Publications

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March 9th, 2020

Just When You Thought Pop Couldn’t Get Any Fresher, Michael Rider Introduces Us to “DREAM POP” – A Honey Pop Exclusive Interview

We always hear about how important it is for an artist to push the boundaries of what’s possible within a medium or genre, but what does that really mean? Painter and musician Michael Rider might have a clue for us! Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Michael’s interest in music and art began at a young age. After high school, Michael moved to New York City to pursue their studies in music and fine art.

Michael just released the fourth single, ‘Breakthrough’, of their third album, “Temptation.” They have labeled themself as a Dream Pop Singer-Songwriter, and use painting in conjunction with music to realize their artistic process.....Article on The Honey Pop

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Aug. 3rd, 2020

Kyle Jordan serenades fans at The Knitting Factory

Hailing from Long Island, NY the alt-pop singer/songwriter Kyle Jordan brings his compelling tunes and harmonies to the stage at the Knitting Factory. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Kyle sang some of his original tunes during the evening including “Not Afraid”, “Chemistry” and “The Ride.” ......Article by Live Music Favorites

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Feb. 9th, 2020

Lawd Ito & The Skyline Salsa Band hits The Knitting Factory

It all started when Lawd Ito had two big goals – to play his music with a big salsa band and to headline a Knitting Factory show in 2020, and boy did he accomplish that goal! ...Article on Live Music Favorites

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Feb. 5th, 2020

Live Review: Travis Love Benson Takes Audience on a Roller Coaster of Acceptance During NYC Performance

Through the ages, music has always been a very powerful tool for artistic expression, and this could not be more true for Anti-Folk and Improv singer/songwriter Travis Love Benson. Travis hails from New Jersey, and is very quickly moving up in the New York City music scene. They have released two albums full of music with themes revolving around their experiences in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as their views on our current political climate. Travis was recently featured on the podcast, Welcome to Night Vale....Article on Unspoken Press

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March 16th, 2020

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE: DERRICK COBB, THE BICOASTAL ARTIST, SHARES HIS STORY

Breaking into the entertainment and fashion industries is a brave and difficult challenge for anyone, but is that experience more difficult if you’re black? Or if you’re LGBTQ?

Meet Derrick Cobb, a New York City Native, and a truly inspiring Rags-to-Riches story. After spending his teenage years homeless on the streets of NYC, Derrick used his music, modeling and dancing to launch himself into a life of art and creation. After moving to Los Angeles, California in 2019, Derrick’s career exploded, and he is now one of the hottest artists on the rise. ...Interview on The Honey Pop

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June 17, 2020

Michael Manzi: Hearts Open – DROM – 2/26/20

“Hearts Open” is the passion project of the bands’ front man, Michael Manzi. Michael draws on the styles of many types of rock bands throughout the ages. You can hear influences from Bruce Springsteen to Maroon 5 to Hozier in his fantastic guitar riffs, and upbeat melodies....Article on Moshpit Magazine

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March 8th, 2020

RADKEY IS REINVENTING ROCK & ROLL, AND YOUR EARHOLES ARE GOING TO LOVE IT!

For the past decade, Dee, Isaiah, and Solomon Radkey have been quickly rising through the ranks of the music industry. Since their humble beginnings in 2010, these young musicians have released four studio albums, a Spotify session, and have a fifth album on the way. With an origin story starting in a small town, Radkey is well on its way to becoming a household name for Rock and Roll enthusiasts everywhere....Article on The Honey Pop

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Aug. 3rd, 2020

Show Review: Mark Klaver Rocks Out at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York

Wherever Mark Klaver goes, a crowd follows. The singer-songwriter from upstate New York took the stage on Jan. 12 with his acoustic guitar in hand. Mark has an incredible energy on stage. He commands the presence of his audience with his upbeat melodies and catchy lyrics. ....Article on Unspoken Press

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Feb 7th, 2020

Show Stopping Performance by Emerging Songwriter Hermona

Hermona is an emerging singer-songwriter based in Harlem, New York City. Hailing from Washington DC, this Ethiopian-Amerian artist is about to steal your heart with her sweet, soulful vocals.....Article on Live Music Favorites

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March 10th, 2020

The Future of Rock and Roll – Upcoming Interview Series

Rock and Roll has gone through many dynamic changes, as musicians find new ways to expand and explore their favorite genres. As different styles grew, these styles also rose in popularity. There was always a growing audience to listen to and appreciate the music in their own personal way.

So here is the question: Is Rock and Roll Dead? ....Article on Live Music Favorites

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Oct 1st, 2020

The Used @ Gramercy Theatre – Sold Out Performance!

The Used comes from the early 2000’s emo/pop-punk era; a band you would see tearing up the stage at the Vans Warped Tour along with big names like My Chemical Romance, Silverstein, and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and so many others. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy…so, 20 years is f***ing insane!” Bert McCracken, lead vocalist, said at the end of the show. Has it really been that long? With their self-titled album released in 2002, you better believe it! The Used has spent the last 18 years making music about love, positivity, revolution, and big “eff you’s” to The Man; and they are still here, inspiring mosh pits and crowd surfers. Their USA tour will end in a couple of weeks, shortly before the release of the band’s 10th album, “Heartwork.”....Article on Live Music Favorites

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Feb. 15th, 2020

Too Many Zooz & Birocratic at Brooklyn Bowl

A NYC Subway band gone international. If you haven't heard of them, Too Many Zooz is definitely the next band you need to discover. These musicians have found a way to get you on your feet and dance with just three simple instruments: a base drum that never misses a beat (David "King of Sludge"), a snazzy trumpet that makes your adrenaline swell with every crescendo (Matt "Doe"), and a baritone saxophone that's not all dulcet tones (LeoP). For years, their music has stopped crowds during the evening rush in NYC's busiest subways station, and kept them there well past the trains have died down....Article on Dark Matter Publications

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Feb 12th, 2020