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Take a Journey with Thyra Hilden in “Lucid Dreampop”

Recent Articles Looking for some new and relatable dreamy pop music to chill out to or even make you reflect? Check out the versatile EP that is Lucid Dreampop by Danish visual artist Thyra Hilden for a simple, but sophisticated 17 minute experience of sensual, Nordic existentialism. Great for fans of Gracie Abrams, Lights, The […]

Get a New Perspective with Gabrielle Zwi in “Guns to a Playground Fight”

Recent Articles Someone I feel grateful to have met along my journey is Gabrielle Zwi. Zwi is an artist who has brightly embraced their identity as a Jewish Brazilian-American, as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and being autistic and disabled. “My life is inherently politicized,” says Zwi. I had the honor of interviewing them […]

Until October Lets it All Out in “Absentee”

Recent Articles If anyone thinks pop-punk is dead (if you even thought it died in the first place), then “Absentee” by the duo of lifelong music fans Nick Garra and Alex Carlin, Until October proves them very wrong. Formed in 2016, while its members were still in high school, this is a band that genuinely […]

Kate Brunotts Takes a Stance in ‘Do You Want to Dance?’

Kate Brunnots "Do you want to dance?" album art

More to Watch First of all, I wanted to share a major congratulations to ethereal producer and artist, Kate Brunotts for catching the attention of Grimes, who is a major influence on Kate’s work. It is so cool to see a DMV friend (now New York resident) grow as an artist, especially one you have […]

ella ruby Recalls Lost Love in last year

Recent Articles By Maura Marcellino I hope you all had a wonderful Pride Month this year. I wanted to share a queer artist that has reached my radar, ella ruby. She is a 22 year-old singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. She was raised on rainstorms and touts an excessive love of books. The past few years […]

Art and Nature Connect in “Clear” by JONO

More to Watch By Maura Marcellino For those of you that may not know, I study sustainability at school and work to implement sustainability initiatives in the music/entertainment industry together, so it should be no surprise that I was ecstatic to receive information about JONO, his work, and get the chance to speak with him […]

Sustainability and Accessibility with LEXIS YELÏS

As Earth Month and Autism Month come to a close, Maura Marcellino chatted with her mentor, LEXIS YELÏS about their favorite DMV spots, stigma around neurodivergence and college time, and of course, sustainability. April is a very eventful month to say the least. Not only is it Autism Awareness/Appreciation/Acceptance Month, but it is also Earth Month. I had the chance to catch up with the person who not only showed me how to combine my love for the environment and working in the entertainment industry, but how much of a color wheel spectrum autism is, LEXIS YELÏS.

Move As You Do with Eli Lev

More to Watch By Maura Marcellino This month, DMV-based singer-songwriter released his new Walk.Talk.Dance.Sing EP His goal is to make the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery. […]

Activism and Autism with Gabrielle Zwi

Gabrielle Zwi

Autism can be seen as more of a children’s issue, or a cis white man’s issue. What about autistic adults? Autistic people of color? Autistic women? Autistic LGBTQ+? Learn more about activism, autism, media portrayal, music, and more with Maura Marcellino as she chats with Gabrielle Zwi.

This month can be a tough month for autistic people. Some people tell us we are not normal or complete human beings, while other people are telling us we are superheroes and autism is a superpower when it is not. Autism is not a bad word. Yes it is a disability, but it does not make us any less of a person.

Rising Industry Professional Maura Marcellino: ‘I Always Have to Prove that I Deserve a Spot at the Table’

Maura Marcellino - 2022 Wammie Awards - Louis Tinsley

Rising industry professional Maura Marcellino discovered Alchemical Records by chance. The Fairfax native and George Mason University senior has an impressive portfolio that demonstrates her commitment to elevating the music scene, and she’s just getting started. Learn more about Maura Marcellino’s exciting journey with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including her all-time favorite concert experience, her advocacy role in concert sustainability for Live Nation venues, and her special message in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.