Pearl Charles finds magic in her mirror’s image

“Magic Mirror” is a welcome cup of nostalgia chased down with innovation. Seemingly the love child of music from such artists as Fleetwood Mac, Kacey Musgraves, Abba and many of the greats that emerged from Laurel Canyon during the ’60s and ’70s, Pearl Charles’ clear voice gently shines over the tracks and breathes sentiment into her characteristically vibrant, cosmic-country guitar warbling and disco keyboarding.

The ‘Man on the Moon’ returns

Two massive albums dropped on the night of Dec. 11, 2020. Though many may have gone straight to Taylor Swift’s “Evermore,” “Man on the Moon III: The Chosen” was the true gem.  Thirty-seven-year-old Cleveland native Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, known as Kid Cudi, is simply a musical genius. Some of his songs are soulful and […]

Bad Bunny’s ‘EL ÚLTIMO’ does not disappoint

The moment has arrived for the girl within the top 0.05% of Bad Bunny’s 50 million monthly Spotify listeners to write obsessively about her love for his music and especially for his most recent Nov. 27 album, “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO.” 

Maeve’s Music Mondays: I listen to Latin trap all the time

My abrupt attachment to Latin trap and reggaeton had nothing to do with my Spanish classes and everything to do with the 2020 most-streamed Spotify artist Bad Bunny.

Kali Uchis’ ‘Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞’ underwhelms listeners

There are passable songs and moments throughout, but overall, “Sin Miedo” felt like a hastily prepared album lacking in the character and thematic language that made “Isolation” so noteworthy.

Maeve’s Music Mondays: Irish music, from traditional to punk

If you couldn’t tell from my name, I have Irish ancestors. Lots of them. I’ve grown up around Irish music and constantly find myself returning to it for comfort and reassurance. From punk rock to traditional, the scope of Irish music is impressive and unique.

Maeve’s Music Mondays: I miss live music

As the pandemic has progressed, I constantly find myself listening to live versions of my favorite songs on YouTube and Spotify. The ultimate test of a musical artist, for me, is how they sound without the autotune and the sophisticated editing. 

HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ has already been done

HBO’s newest crime drama follows many of the network’s usual tropes. As an HBO aficionado, I have always enjoyed HBO's often female-centered dramas focusing on how murder and intrigue affect the lives of wealthy families. However, how many of these shows can HBO actually make?

Maeve’s Music Mondays: Celebrating Black voices

Because of structural racism within the music industry, it can be difficult to find Black voices in mainstream music.

‘Lovecraft Country’ explores reality through horror, fantasy

The ten-episode series debuted August 16 and has since been produced in weekly installments until October 18. As the brainchild of such notable executive producers Misha Green of "Underground" (2016-2017), Jordan Peele of "Get Out" (2017) and "Us" (2019) and J.J. Abrams of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" (2019), among others, the show is a true fusion of genres.