Author Archives: Emily Simpson

About Emily Simpson

Emily is a twenty year-old girl-shaped person living, working, and studying in Philadelphia. She probably eats too much Mexican food, and has recently discovered that roughly 80% of her wardrobe is black.

Album Review: Beware and Be Grateful by Maps and Atlases

I have been an ardent fan of Maps & Atlases ever since I had the good fortune of working a small show of theirs in Philadelphia, after which Dave Davison (singer/guitarist) played a short acoustic set on the sidewalk outside … Continue reading

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Something to Make Your Day Infinitely Better

The first time I saw Andrew Bird and St. Vincent in concert, it was on the same bill. They played a wonderful show at D.C.’s 9:30 Club in the fall of 2009, each performing a strong individual set before collaborating … Continue reading

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Jack White and Gary Oldman Team Up For Webster Hall Webcast

There are few people in this world whose talents I admire more than those of Jack White and Gary Oldman. Usually that admiration falls into the separate categories of music and acting, but for one glorious evening they will be … Continue reading

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Santigold Returns With New Album

When Santigold‘s debut album, Santogold, was released in April of 2008, people couldn’t stop listening to it. Songs like “Creator” and “L.E.S. Artistes” first merited critical acclaim, quickly followed by their skyrocketing position on popular music charts and eventual incorporation … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2012: Why You Should Go

Every year, there is one magical day for anyone who loves albums. That day is Record Store Day. That day is this weekend. That day is a really important day for the music scene as we know it, and this … Continue reading

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Norah Jones Releases Daring New Album

There are certain things that one comes to associate with the Norah Jones of the past. Red wine, perhaps, or a long stroll at night along gently lit streets. Maybe a nice cup of tea in the armchair by the … Continue reading

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Taylor Holland Captures European Tour Bus Designs

We tend to forget a lot of the time that the reason we get to see our favorite artists put on fabulous concerts pretty much regardless of where we live is because they spend months on end driving around the … Continue reading

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Obama Finally Weighs in on the Jay-Z/Kanye Debate

I know the first thing that I think about every morning when I wake up is whether our president prefers the musical stylings of Jay-Z over Kanye West, or vice versa. That’s normal, right? Everyone thinks about that. And finally, … Continue reading

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Summer Jams 2012 #3: Talking Heads

I am well aware that the Talking Heads are not a band from 2012, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to be near the top of the summer jams playlist. I mean really, have you heard these guys? … Continue reading

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Jim Marshall, “Lord of Loud,” Died Last Week – and You Should Care

A lot of the time we take our music for granted. We turn on the radio, it’s there; our iPods, there. We go to a concert and sound happens. It’s like magic – except, well, it isn’t. As someone who … Continue reading

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