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Artist of the Week: Ryan Griffin

Until now, singer-songwriter Ryan Griffin’s biggest claim to fame may have been that he co-wrote Kelsea Ballerini’s chart-topping hit “Dibs”…but that’s about to change with the 2017 release of his first EP, led by the single, “Back Seats & Burnt CDs.” You’re walking into a blind date with our readers – how do you introduce… Read more »

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Artist of the Week: Mags Duval

Mags Duval is a study in the magic only contradictions can make. She’s a could-be poet laureate who writes club bangers. She lives distinctly in the moment but is also a welcome throwback to vintage Hollywood glamour, a mix of beguiling sweetness, risky edge, and class. She’s private but candid, pulling from her own life to… Read more »

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Artist of the Week: Nikki Y

In her relatively young career, Nikki Y has worked with a stunning assortment of music legends—Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder. Nikki Y (née Yanofsky) has released two studio albums, 2014’s Little Secret (executive-produced by Quincy Jones) and four years earlier, her self-titled album (produced by the legendary Phil Ramone) which went platinum in Canada. But with her… Read more »

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Artist of the Week: Hayley Kiyoko

At the end of 2016, singer/songwriter/actress/director Hayley Kiyoko celebrated the release of her label debut EP CITRINE by launching her nationwide “One Bad Night Tour.” The completely sold out headline tour saw Hayley performing her new music for her passionate and devoted fans in multiple cities throughout the U.S. She kicked off 2017 by getting back on the road,… Read more »

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Artist of the Week: Steve Moakler

Steve Moakler has been making a name for himself in Nashville for 10 years now—and on his new album, he’s returning to his roots in Western Pennsylvania. Steel Town is a country record, but the stories it tells and the characters it elevates are very much rooted in Pittsburgh—the Steel City—and its surrounding areas. For… Read more »

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WildHorse – RaeLynn

Voices like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Scotty McCreery have made quite the career for themselves beyond the stages of Nashville Star and American Idol. Many singing competitions have been the catalyst for stardom and while RaeLynn initially got her start as a part of Blake Sheltons team on The Voice, she has… Read more »

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Steel Town – Steve Moakler

Steve Moakler has made quite a name for himself as a songwriter, but now he’s also paving the way as an artist. The Pittsburgh native has three albums under his belt, making this year’s Steel Town, his fourth, however he has said this record feels like his first. It is very personal through and through… Read more »

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PREMIERE: “Who Will Save You?” – MIEARS

The phrase solo artist isn’t lost of Houston’s MIEARS.  A singer from an early age, her voice has been compared to that of Lauren Mayberry and Georgia Nott.  As the front-woman for electronica trio BLSHS, she enjoyed multiple festival appearances, countless words of praise in the media, and a grueling schedule of tour dates and sets at places like CMJ Music Marathon and… Read more »