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Uruguay Singer Stepha Murphy Is A Badass

By Alex Strausman
Stepha Murphy, the female half of the band Uruguay, is only 24 years old, but it only takes a few minutes of conversation to realize she has already lived well beyond her years. I first met Murphy via a Skype call, for which she pre-warned me her profile icon was, in fact, her dressed in...
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By Alex Strausman
F*ck Trump by Lipslut—a long-wear, mid-tone, nude-pink matte formula—makes a bold cosmetic statement while taking real action. A group of self-proclaimed LA “jaded romantics” founded Lipslut following the 2016 presidential election with a mission to change the world—one...
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Meet Tabby Wakes, the 22-Year-Old Brooklyn Rapper and Skater

By Alex Strausman
Tabby Wakes is a 22-year-old native New Yorker who walks into her shows carrying her own backpack. Finding her first beat as a six-year-old, Wakes recounts writing raps with “patty cake kind of vibes,” slowly coming to realize the greater impact music had on her life. “I feel like I...
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Nick Hissom Manifests His Future

By Alex Strausman
Nick Hissom might be one of the most grateful young artists to take center stage as he leads with a grounded sense of appreciation and hard work. Discovered in 2009 while still a high school student in Switzerland, Hissom was signed as a FORD model and began appearing in...
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lovelytheband: "broken" Trio Strums Catchy Tunes about Mental Anguish

By Alex Strausman
You might know lovelytheband from their 2018 debut single, “broken,” which spent a year-best six weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative Radio chart and reached more than a billion listeners by October. The smash hit, which is on their Christian Medice-produced album finding...
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Ginesse: Cait Fairbanks Turns her Emmy-Nominated Talents toward Music

By Alex Strausman
“Remember the My Little Pony TV series?” asks Cait Fairbanks, the Emmy-nominated actress who, as a musician, goes by the stage name Ginesse. “I used to sing the episodes back to my mom, and she would be like, ‘Okay, I need to find her an outlet so she doesn’t do this...
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The Get Down Star Herizen Gets Magical on her Debut EP

By Alex Strausman
You may remember Herizen Guardiola from Netflix’s The Get Down where she played aspiring disco star Mylene Cruz, but after you hear her EP drop, trust me, it’s not what you’ll remember her for. The 22-year-old is set to release her seven-track EP on October 26th, and as someone...
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EMAN8: The Story of a Broke Kid Whose Music Dreams Came True

By Alex Strausman
Brandyn Burnette comes from a family that was broker than broke. He had a craving to make music but no idea how to connect all the parts then. Growing up, he stayed stashed away in his house “creating” because he couldn’t afford to go to the movies with friends, and when he got...
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The Struts Plot a Return to Rock's Glory Days

By Alex Strausman
The Struts have accumulated huge international fame since they first came together in 2012, securing the opening gig on the Foo Fighters’ 2018 North America tour, the runway performance at the 2018 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and even supporting the Rolling Stones on four...