philly music

Jackson Vincent – Interview

Curated by Jessica  Maier On April 16, 2021, Jackson Vincent released his debut EP Foxtrot. He used this album as an outlet for negative emotions and personal experiences, and those feelings are forever embedded in each song. Foxtrot is filled with somber melodies, deep guitar riffs, and raw emotion. Each

Friday Firsts: Company by Susso

Written by Kaylee Lemasney: Susso, a Philly rooted artist and University of the Arts student, found his passion for music while studying for a graphic design major. He discovered the thrill of songwriting and production, drawing inspiration from musical artists such as Mac Miller, John Mayor, Kanye West, and many

Friday Firsts: Slow Jail by Max Swan

Headshot Credit: @LukeOBrienCreative | Album Cover Credit: Mike Ryan A native of the Philadelphia area, Max Swan’s earliest forays into music revolved around jazz. Max’s unique skill set – coupled with his innate ability to break genre boundaries – has resulted in a distinctive “electrosoul” sound that blends the musicality and improvisational spirit

Friday Firsts: Janel’s Self-Titled EP

  Written by: Stephen Cirino | Edited by: Taylor Davies     Janel is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Langhorne, PA. With musical influences ranging from Kanye West to Destiny’s Child, you’ll be sure to hear good beats with girl-group vocals. Her debut self-titled EP “janel.” is available on all streaming

Friday Firsts: “Poison” by Diana Is Calling

  By Stephen Cirino   Editor: Taylor Davies     Brought together by Melanie Juliano, the lead singer/songwriter, Diana Is Calling found its roots in Philadelphia at The University of The Arts, where their jazz training blossomed into friendship and genuine respect for each other’s artistry. Their collection of music

Friday Firsts: “Fly Away” by JxHar

  By: Stephen Cirino     Edited by: Taylor Davies     Born in Maryland and raised in Harlem, Jxhar cites a diverse set of influences including Kanye West, Gwen Stefani, Andre 3000, and Kid Cudi. He’s evolved considerably as an artist since purchasing his first piece of equipment at

Friday Firsts: P-Sides by Metal Pillow

  By: Stephen Cirino     Edited by: Taylor Davies     Metal Pillow is a producer and bassist based in Philadelphia. His music is a smooth blend of electronic, R&B, and jazz. His latest project, “P-Sides”, was just released on October 1st and is available on all major streaming

MAD FVN: The Next Lady Gaga

  Writer: Steve Cirino          Editor: Taylor Davies     Who is MAD FVN?   While growing up, whenever anyone asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, the answer was always painfully obvious to me; sometimes even so for the person asking, given

Kennedy Shaw – LOV3 Video Exclusive

Photo / Video Credit – Skylar Watkins   Kennedy Shaw just released the music video for LOVE3 and shared some exclusive context to the song and visual.   “I wrote and recorded l0v3 in my bedroom. After the song was recorded, I sent it to James Sleeman who did drums

The Dynamic Pop Duo – Dom & Jesse

  Writer: Stephen Cirino – Editor: Taylor Davies     The dynamic pop duo Dom & Jesse are what you get when you combine an Italian snowboarder from Connecticut (Dom) and a Puerto Rican surfer from West Palm Beach, Florida (Jesse). Both artists, respectively, share a love for guitars and

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