Oye Fest: The Latinx Music Festival Highlighting Inclusivity

Today marks the launch of the inaugural Oye Fest, a festival that will not only be filled diverse eclectic Latinx beats but panel discussions, art on exhibit, and donations to fight for inclusivity. Oye Fest is a promotional company and music festival created by Monica Campana, Margarita Rios, and Randall Ruiz: three Latinxs entrenched in a love of music, activism, and tolerance.

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Peel Dream Magazine Announce Upcoming Album, Release Single

Peel Dream Magazine is the creation of New York musician, Joe Stevens. Their upcoming album, Modern Meta Physic, will be coming out October 5th via Slumberland Records. The band has also released the first track off the album, “Qi Velocity,” an edgy take on French Pop.

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David Nance Group Announce New Album Out October

After three full-length albums, a 7-inch, numerous cassettes, and unlicensed “cover albums” of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, Omaha songwriter David Nance is releasing an album as David Nance Group. The album, Peaced and Slightly Pulverized, will be out October 5th on Trouble in Mind Records.

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Plaza Classic Film Festival Returns For 11th Year

In 2000, the iconic Plaza Theatre began restoration setting up the 2008 creation of a film festival named, The Movies Return To The Plaza Theatre. This was the inception the Plaza Classic Film Festival. The PCFF has drawn over 400,000 film fanatics in its eleven year existence featuring appearances from legends of film such as Al Pacino,  Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, Richard Dreyfuss, Eva Marie Saint, Kathleen Turner, Tippi Hedren, Robert Wagner, Cindy Williams, Don Bluth, among others.

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Kid Lucifer, the Newest Canadian Band Are “Nothin’ But Bangers”

Kid Lucifer or Henry  Girard, Quinn Letendre, Sam Schuette and Linus Heyes, are the band originally from Vancouver who moved together to Montreal to follow their dreams, work on their music, and develop as a band.

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‘Sorry to Bother You,’ Review

Sorry to Bother You left me at a loss for words and, from the looks of Audience Scores on Rotten Tomatoes, so has it left its audiences. This film interrupts the common movie going experience both figuratively and literally. It’s almost as if the film is sorry to bother the steady stream of digestible content to communicate to the world that there are realistic problems the filmmaker would like to address.

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Guadalajara to Manhattan: A Bilingual Interview With Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes

Le Butcherettes and their leader, Teri Gender Bender, have risen to acclaim in the music industry not just for their riff filled garage rock sound but also for their peculiar style and fashion. What really makes the band stand out however isn’t the usual lone bright stripe of color across Teri’s eyes that has become so famous but the binationality of the band.

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The Perfect Shape of Femininity; Madeline Kenney on Tour with Wye Oak

Madeline Kenney, “an Oakland-dwelling Seattle transplant” dream pop artist, is now on tour with Wye Oak, promoting her upcoming album, Perfect Shapes.

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The Story of the Ultimate Migrant: Interview with Jean Guerrero, Author of ‘Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir’

Jean Guerrero is a “multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America,” reads her staff bio page for KPBS, San Diego’s public media outlet. But Guerrero is using the simplest words, a storyteller; a skill she picked up strolling along the beach hand in hand with her father as a young girl.

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An Interview With Spencer Peppet and Grace Weir of The Ophelias: A New Album and Breaking Away From ‘Music Bros’

Last Friday, the Ophelias released their debut album, Almost on Joyful Noise, an album that drifts listeners along like a life raft in the ocean with soft melodies that strike as melancholy and a medley of instruments as serene as night sounds. But the Ophelias have a unique story that resonates with many.

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