Music Mondays: Dua Lipa

Can it go back to being summer? I know this summer, much like the rest of the year, wasn’t great, but it did give us this gem of a song. The 22-year-old Dua Lipa came out guns blazing with some rules that will sound familiar to anyone that has dealt with a fuckboy and lived […]

Music Monday

Sorry, still very few thoughts on my end…this is just a song I have been listening to a lot lately. I’ve been feeling deprived of good storytelling since I haven’t been making as much time for reading as a usually do (ugh responsibilities!) so I’ve been making up for it by listening to Kate Bush. […]

Music Mondays: Jamila Woods

I haven’t been up for much writing lately, so until I am able to get back into a groove I’ll be keeping things short and sweet. This week, in keeping with what is turning to be a regular theme of highlighting Chicago-based artists, I present Jamila Woods and her playful social protest jams.

Music Mondays: St. Vincent

Can anyone else believe how quickly August has gone? Now we’re staring down at September and I can’t help but feel mild melancholy about it, hence this week’s selection for Music Mondays. I can only ever immediately think of one word to describe Annie Clark: celestial. I always get the sense that I am listening […]

Music Mondays: Nice as Fuck

How ’bout that (partial) solar eclipse? Here’s a fun one while I get my shit together. I had one helluva week last week, and I’m still recovering, so please accept the aptly named supergroup made up of Jenny Lewis, Erika Forster, and Tennessee Thomas. [What’s that noise, you ask? Oh, that’s just high school-Jasmine fangirling […]

Music Mondays: Noname

Fatimah Warner, the beautiful rapper/poet/storyteller who goes by Noname, is one of those people blessed with the rare gift of effortless flow and rhythm in their words. She used this gift to give us her debut EP Telefone, a careful mixture of self-reflection and social commentary. Listening to it all the way through, it sounds like a […]