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The New Colossus Festival – Day 1

This is the time of the year where we usually immerse ourselves into music full time with SXSW, and since last year also [The New Colossus Festival](https://www.newcolossusfestival.com) in our hometown. Of course it is different this year: SXSW is not happening, and it is hard to engross into anything other than… well, you know what. But to say it with one of the artists, Siv Jacobson, who traveled nonetheless from Europe to play at New Colossus: “Music always helps.” And so we double down on what we always do: find new music for you and write about it, as a reminder that life is going on and there is still a lot of beauty to be found out there.

Excited for… The New Colossus Festival 2020

No event without a playlist and this is especially true for music festivals. And while such a playlist can provide a compelling overview of what’s in store, it can also often make for a rather bumpy ride if the festival in question covers a lot of different genres and caters[…]

Photos and Impressions of Iceland Airwaves 2019

Every early November and now in its 21st year, Iceland Airwaves attracts a good 150 musicians to play the festival and more than 6,000 concert goers who want to see these acts perform in Reykjavik. The festival takes the Keychange commitment seriously in ensuring a noticeable gender balance. This being[…]

PHOTOS: glamglare presents for Independent Venue Week: Sophie Colette, Shenna ft. Shihori, Paulina Vo, Nate Qi

In July, we were overjoyed to having been part of something bigger by curating and promoting in accordance with Independent Venue Week (IVW) at one of New York’s long standing independent venues The Delancey. What is IVW about? “Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around[…]

PHOTOS: ESS SEE live at Nublu

The East Village club Nublu was a great place for Sarah Cobb aka ESS SEE to present her upcoming album. Both lounge and nightclub the venue reflected the multiple facets of ESS SEE as she moved from singer/songwriter to going wild on the dance floor. ESS SEE’s debut album “Waiting[…]

PHOTOS: Adam Melchor @ Baby’s All Right

The concert room was packed that night at Baby’s All Right, filled with friends and family but also new fans and old fans of Adam Melchor, the charming singer/songwriter who exchanged his old home grounds in New Jersey with the sunnier ones in California. I certainly don’t blame him, as[…]

PHOTOS: Henry Jamison live at Rough Trade

Sometimes it is possible to catch the same artist at two very different occasions and locations, which can particularly highlight great songwriting and musicianship. While attending Welcome Campers festival in Massachussets over Memorial Day weekend, I was eagerly awaiting the closing act of the intimate event and when Henry Jamison[…]