Articles by Tosh Farrell
Aug. 11, 2017
Julia Michaels’ debut EP ‘Nervous System’ impresses
Julia Michaels is one of the strongest new artists of 2017. Her first single, “Issues,” made it to number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum just months after its release. She has already been labeled an artist to watch by Rolling Stone, Vevo and Billboard.
Jul. 28, 2017
‘Lust for Life’ marks Lana Del Rey’s most optimistic LP
Just six years after her debut, Lana Del Rey recently returned with her fifth full-length release “Lust for Life.”
Jun. 9, 2017
Halsey comes through with strong, experimental album
Halsey went all out while building a team to create “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.” She aimed to make a more radio friendly album, collaborating with some of the hottest people making music right now, from powerhouse producers like Greg Kurstin, Benny Blanco and Ricky Reed to contributions from Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony), Sia, The Weeknd and Quavo (Migos).
May. 26, 2017
Ruth B treats Philly to intimate show at Foundry
Singer-songwriter Ruth B. performed May 23 at The Foundry at The Fillmore as a part of her “Safe Haven Tour: Part I.”
May. 19, 2017
Harry Styles heading in one direction: top of the charts
Almost two years have elapsed since One Direction went on hiatus. In that time we have seen solo releases from Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, former band member Zayn Malik and most recently, Harry Styles. Liam Payne is also working on his solo debut with a single coming May 19.
May. 12, 2017
‘Lost Boy’ singer Ruth B. releases solid debut album, ‘Safe Haven’
Lately, there has been a notably large influx of Canadians making their mark on the music industry: from Drake and Justin Bieber, to Alessia Cara, the Weeknd and even Shawn Mendes.
May. 12, 2017
Schumer comedy ‘Snatched’ is funny, albeit forgettable
Amy Schumer takes to the big screen again in the new movie “Snatched” directed by Jonathan Levine. Dropping the rom-com aspects of her last film “Trainwreck,” she takes on a mother-daughter action comedy. Her mother is played by Hollywood legend Goldie Hawn — this is her first film in 15 years.
May. 5, 2017
‘Dear White People’ offers hilarious take on ‘post-racial’ America
Netflix released Justin Simien’s first television series, “Dear White People,” on April 28. It has since caused an uproar on multiple social media platforms.
Apr. 28, 2017
Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson play sold out show at UT
Though Clean Bandit puts out great music, the fact that they had a very big following here in the United States was surprising. Though they have had a couple radio hits, it didn’t seem likely that they had enough name recognition to sell out a show here. As it turns out, they absolutely did. The trio played to a sold out crowd at Union Transfer April 22, lighting up the stage with their unique sound.
Apr. 21, 2017
40 days without Beyonce: The Queen hath risen
Most years, the traditions of the Easter season are a surprise to me. Like a weird life-spanning amnesiac experience, I had somehow forgotten about Ash Wednesday, along with not eating meat on Fridays, and that I am supposed to give something up for forty days.