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Charli XCX combined a magnetic stage presence with a strong, feminist message at the 9:30 Club concert.

Concert Review: ‘Charli XCX’

★★★★☆ With a “Boom Clap,” Charli XCX has recently thundered into the top-50 pop charts. From this summer’s mega-hit “Fancy” to her contribution to Icona Pop’s feisty “I Love It,” the 22-year-old singer has influenced the current direction of pop music. Yet Charli XCX deserves recognition not just as a[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Niykee Heaton's new EP showcases her vocal flexibility and diverse music style.

Album Review: ‘Bad Intentions’

★★★★☆ Niykee Heaton, a 19-year-old singer-songwriter based in Chicago, first grabbed attention after posting an acoustic cover of Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” on YouTube in 2012, eventually signing with Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons’ All Def Music. Soft and sultry with a hint of gravel, Heaton’s voice remains hypnotic throughout[Read More…]


Maroon 5's new album 'V'

Album Review: ‘V’

★★★★★ Maroon 5’s newest album “V” continues the Los Angeles band’s trend of upward mobility with its fantastic vocals, variety of melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a truly excellent collaboration with Gwen Stefani. Maroon 5’s background makes it hard to root against them. Born from the four original members’ high school[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Louder’

Album Review: ‘Louder’

2.5/5 stars Between Broadway, “Glee” and now her breakout pop album, “Louder,” Lea Michele is generating a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry. “Louder” is a nice change of pace for those accustomed to her typical, theatrical performances. It doesn’t have a wow factor by any means, but it’s[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Selena Gomez Debuts More Mature, Dance-Worthy Hits

Selena Gomez Debuts More Mature, Dance-Worthy Hits

Child stars have a tendency to star to lose it as they blossom into adults. Whether they get mixed up in drugs (Lindsay), rebel against their parents (Miley) or just go insane (Amanda), it sometimes seems they all face the same fate. However, there are the lucky few that manage[Read More…]

by July 26, 2013 0 comments The Guide