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blue,girl’s Ahomari Talks Defiance, Pain, and Pushing the Boundaries on See Through

In October, blue,girl released their latest album, See Through – a lush pop album, rebellious and beautiful. This time, singer-songwriter Ahomari and their longtime collaborator Sean enlisted bassist Marceline and Kiwyon, who played drums and synth on the album. With a full band, they’ve crafted a stunning album of pop songs that live and breath … [Read more…]

The Downs on Southern Manners, Laughing Through the Pain, and Their New Americana Sound

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Atlanta-born musician Jenn Downs is a thoughtful storyteller with a punk rock sensibility, who breaks your heart and makes you laugh in equal measure. Along with her band mate and partner Koby Downs, they are a bold duo, making acoustic Americana indie rock that borrows from the best of that genre and bleeds raw, original folk … [Read more…]

The Hate Experienced, The Expectant Hope

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There is not anything necessarily everyday about racism, unless you happened to be black or brown. The network MSNBC months ago aired “Everyday Racism” a town hall that included segments from African Americans voicing their truths and experiences with racism, bigotry, and hate. The emotional toll of racism and acts of bias pulsed through the … [Read more…]