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ISHAN: ‘Something Beyond What We Understand Guides the Artist through this Mess that Is Life’

ISHAN - Press Photo - Marcello Anthony

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter ISHAN discovered a love for music at the age of 15 during rehabilitation for spinal fusion surgery. The emerging talent and compelling lyricist has been honing his skills ever since, marking his official entrance to the music scene in late 2022 with his debut single, “Go,” which appeals to fans of Ed Sheeran. Join contributing writer Cynthia Gross, as she sits down with ISHAN to discuss his musical influences; how his diverse Indian, Swiss, and Catalan roots inform his worldview; why Baltimore is on his bucket list of places to visit; and the reason he has learned to co-exist with fear.

Mexican-American Metal Band Scarlett O’Hara Shapeshifts Toward the Future

Scarlett O'Hara - Press Photo

Since forming in 2007, South Texas Mexican-American metal band, Scarlett O’Hara, has been honing their sound and finding themselves along the way. The lone star natives have shared bills with the likes of Metallica and Disturbed, worked with Grammy nominated producers, and been featured on the Sirius XM Octane radio station. And though their sound has transformed significantly over the years, their metalcore roots still hold great influence as they have gradually polished their sound. Join contributing writer Charlie Maybee as he connects with the band to delve into their evolution, which is evident in their latest single, “Witching Hour.”

Richie Gomez is the Light We Need: Always Learning, Always Ready

Alternative artist Richie Gomez discusses debut album, The Light We Needed, with Alchemical Records

“Don’t wait” DMV- based musician Richie Gomez notes toward the end of our interview, “Just get in there and do it.” Apt advice from the Peruvian-born alternative rocker, who sat on a collection of songs for 10 years, waiting for a magic moment of alignment to record his music and share it with the world. “Work through the kinks” he urges, “There’s never a perfect moment. There will be things that you will learn while you are recording, which are just as valuable as the thing you walk into the studio with. Put the songs out and move forward.” Learn more about Richie Gomez’s inspiring story with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.

January Jane Brings Listeners Sparkle, Glamour, and Shine

January Jane "Your Drug"

All the glitz and glamour of a rooftop bar at midnight and none of the hangover– this sentiment perfectly captures the journey on which January Jane brings listeners with their newest EP, Your Drug. January Jane’s formation certainly could be called serendipitous. Now based in New York City, January Jane’s proud roots are in the DMV. Join contributing writer Jaci Jedrych as she explores the band’s exciting journey, including diverse influences, recent signing with global music publisher BMG, and their best piece of advice for making it in the music industry.