Rachel Martin

  • August 1, 2018By Rachel Martin

    Dermot Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame through his soulful, critically-acclaimed acoustic EPs. Starting out as an independent artist, Kennedy’s music quickly garnered popularity after analytics brought his songs to the attention of Spotify. The music streaming platform put some of Dermot Kennedy’s songs on their playlists —Taylor Swift even added one

  • July 31, 2018By Rachel Martin

    lovelytheband is an alt-pop band from Los Angeles, California that skyrocketed to success after their debut single, “Broken”, rose to #1 on the Alternative Songs Chart. The band, led by Mitchy Collins, guitarist Jordan Greenwald, and drummer Sam Price, debuted “Broken” in July 2017 and released their first EP that September. Already breaking records, “Broken”

  • July 27, 2018By Rachel Martin

    Every summer, the Mo Pop music festival sets out to celebrate the culture of Detroit through food, crafts, games, and of course, music. This year is no different as headliners Bon Iver and The National draw in big crowds to the Detroit area.  Scheduled for July 28 and 29, Mo Pop is once again bringing

  • May 3, 2018By Rachel Martin

    X Japan, arguably the most successful Japanese rock band to date, made their Coachella debut this year. Selling over 30 million albums, on top of selling out the Tokyo dome a record of 18 times, X Japan is undoubtedly an iconic rock band. They closed out the Mojave stage both Saturdays of Coachella, competing with

  • April 23, 2018By Rachel Martin

    The Coachella Music Festival is one the most popular music festivals in the world. Celebrities flock there, among thousands of others, creating a lot of different, inaccurate expectations of the festival. Experiencing Coachella is something I’ve always dreamed about, and this year, I was finally able to go. Going into the festival, I was expecting

  • April 14, 2018By Rachel Martin

    Hosted in Indio, California, Coachella is one of the most recognizable names in music festivals worldwide. A hot spot for celebrities and music lovers alike, Coachella is destined to be spectacular with headliners The Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem. With these music superstars and more set to perform, festival goers are highly anticipating the event, especially

  • March 6, 2018By Rachel Martin

    Heather Brave is one pop artist you need to have on your radar. Hailing from New Jersey, Brave is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and activist. Her debut single “Like a Wave” debuted at #32 on the Billboard Indicator chart and has hundreds of thousands of streams. If you’re a Halsey or Daya devotee, listen up —Heather

  • February 13, 2018By Rachel Martin

    Kevin Mark Holness, better known as Mighty Mystic, is taking reggae music by storm. Born in Jamaica and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Mighty Mystic is the younger brother of Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, so he is deeply rooted in both Jamaican and American culture. He celebrates roots reggae along with elements of pop and rock

  • December 17, 2017By Rachel Martin

    Balancing college with music,18-year-old Gabi Sklar is following her dreams of becoming a singer/songwriter. She is emerging in the pop music industry already in being recognized by industry veterans Lucian Grange and Mike Caren, as well as working closely with Don Lawrence, the vocal coach of Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Axl Rose, and others. Sklar’s

  • October 15, 2017By Rachel Martin

    During his speech at the AmfAR Gala, an annual event that raises money for HIV/AIDS research, James Corden made tasteless and offensive jokes regarding the sexual assault and rape allegations surrounding film producer Harvey Weinstein. Several women, including Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Cara Delevingne, have come forward with allegations against him over the past

  • August 31, 2017By Rachel Martin

    The Lord of the Flies, a classic novel about British boys being stranded on an island whilst making a horrendous attempt at governing themselves, is revealed to be getting a remake from its 1963 and 1990 movie adaptations. The only difference? They’re making the film have an all-female cast. Yes, one of the novel’s major

  • July 31, 2017By Rachel Martin

    One of the bands I was most excited to see at Mo Pop is the rock band, Arkells. Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, band members Max Kerman, Mike DeAngelis, Nick Dika, Tim Oxford, and Anthony Carone are quickly taking over the alternative rock scene. They are 4-time Juno Award winners for categories such as “Breakout Group