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The Art of Having Fun with Singer-Songwriter Calista Garcia

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Finding an original, authentic, and exciting sound in today’s oversaturated culture can be a challenge, but 22-year-old Calista Garcia has managed to find hers. The folk-pop singer-songwriter illustrates her inspired music in her newest album, Confessions, released earlier this year on May 26. Between her experience on NBC’s The Voice and writing her own musical, Garcia possesses an intuitive understanding of music’s effect on us. Join contributing writer, Margaret Adams, as she delves into Calista’s background, Confessions, and why exciting, fun music is imperative to the health of our minds and bodies.
Calista Garcia started writing songs and playing live music around the age of 10, so she understood the significance of music in her life early on. Acquiring mastery of multiple domains, including songwriting, singing, guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, mandolin and harmonica, she first came on the music scene through her appearance on The Voice.

Back to Yours Grows Up with “It’s Dangerous at Home”

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Recent Articles DMV-native indie-rock band Back to Yours is back with their first record since 2020, “It’s Dangerous at Home.” Back to Yours “It’s Dangerous at Home” Album Art Back to Yours is committed to making rock music accessible for all music fans, and their newest album achieves this through their alt rock sound. Being […]

HAEZL Gets Emotional with “Born Grim”

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More to Watch Pop artist and visionary HAEZL has released the music video for her latest single, “Born Grim.” HAEZL “Born Grim” album art Being the eighth release from the artist, “Born Grim” is an exciting and sweeping pop anthem that will get anybody in the mood for a dance party. HAEZL is an artist […]

Violet Silhouette Goes out of This World with “Strange Wind”

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Recent Articles Florida post-punk band Violet Silhouette has released their newest single for their upcoming EP, “Strange Wind.” Explore the song’s release with contributing writer, Margaret Adams. Violet Silhouette “Strange Wind” album art Debuting with their first single in two years, Violet Silhouette is continuing their musical journey with dream punk and synth pop in […]

standards releases Vinyl of EPs Ahead of Tour

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Recent Articles Los Angeles-based math rock duo, standards, gets fans ready for a five-year tour with the release of a new vinyl that features all their EPs in one vinyl. Standards performs at Comet Ping Pong on July 13, 2023. standards – Photo credit: Diego Guardado – Editor: Chip McCarthy Led by Marco Mena on […]

Viana Valentine is “Hella Depressed” in New LP “Fever Dream”

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Recent Articles Released on June 2nd, Rhode Island-native Viana Valentine unveils her newest EP, “Fever Dream.”  Viana Valentine’s cover art for “Fever Dream” Being a performer for most of her life, Valentine learned her love of music through performing with her pop-rock band, Royal Street. Now going solo, Valentine is currently inspired by artists like […]

‘Motivate and Inspire’: Laura Luv Celebrates Women’s History Month with Alchemical Records

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March is Women’s History Month, and this comes with a reflection and appreciation of women contributing to the music industry. From producers to writers, women have been the arbiters of some of the most influential pieces of art. D.C.-based Colombian singer, songwriter, and first-time Wammie nominee Laura Luv talks to contributing writer Margaret Adams about her background, as well as how her Colombian heritage and women have inspired her music, especially through her newest self-titled EP, Laura Luv, and why the presence of women and female representation is important in the music industry.

Ry August Admits to “red flags” in New Single

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Recent Articles San Diego-based indie songwriter, Ry August, is back with his first single of 2023, “red flags.” This alt-pop tune addresses his own “red flags”, and how it affects his own identity.  While Ry August, or Ryan Keith Spencer, is an artist and songwriter, the Balitmore-native is also works as a graphic designer, videographer, […]

LOVECOLOR Explores Vulnerablity in Debut Music Video for “Dangerous”

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More to Watch Music collaboration LOVECOLOR is debuting their first single with their music video for “Dangerous.”  Launching in November 2022, LOVECOLOR is made up of singer-songwriter and producer Vanessa Silberman and musician/actor Ryan Carnes. The pair are exploring themes of love and relationships against the backdrop of “sultry alt pop, dark synth, dance and […]

Marc 2Ray Raps About the Digital Age in “Tik Tok Tik” 

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Recent Articles Washington DC-based hip hop artist Marc 2Ray is back with his newest single “Tik Tok Tik;” the single comes from his upcoming album, set for release later this year.  Performing and releasing music since 2015, Marc 2Ray also works as an educator. His music is being used to educate students at schools such […]