Rachael Yamagata, Madi Diaz

The best singer/songwriters make you feel their music no matter what the tone of the song is and the lyrics are. In other words, you feel the words pouring out of them whether you can relate or not. This week’s “A-Sides” performers are guilty of that for sure. With her distinct raspy-ish voice and sometimes ..

Never Shout Never, J. Aims, and An Horse

Music can heal. It can inspire you, turn you on, and/or serve up instant nostalgia like nothing else can. I know constantly listening to Radiohead got me through some deep family issues last year. Listening to Weezer’s “blue” album, on the flipside, evokes my late great friend Stephen Spruck’s memory, because he turned me onto ..