On Repeat | Anderson .Paak | Lockdown

I have talked at length with my loved ones about my pain, sorrow, frustration and exhaustion. At times, I experienced difficulty tapping into and exuding hope. But as time marches on, so does the movement, and I am inspired by the change that is possible. Anderson Paak’s Juneteenth release of the single and video, “Lockdown” … Continue Reading

Ain’t No Sunshine

Mr. Bill Withers passed away at the age of 81 on April 3rd. His poignant tunes touched many lives, mine being no exception. Recently, I told someone about a road trip I took with my parents to the Grand Canyon as a child. I tagged along with my father to Pic ‘N’ Save, now Big … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Stro Elliot | Kamaal Coltrane

I used to scour the interwebs for new music – blends, mixes and the like. Back when my only music management systems were Windows Media Player and iTunes. I would download as many podcasts featuring DJ’s from around the world in hopes of soaking up some good beats and rhymes. I eventually found WeFunk Radio … Continue Reading

Eighth Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is this Weekend

It’s time for Camp Now that Halloween is over, I am sharply pivoting from sewing to festival musings. In two days, I will be roaming Dodger Stadium discovering new music and grooving to some of my favs. It has been a couple of years since I attended the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. My last experience … Continue Reading

DIY Halloween | Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR

In May, Tyler, The Creator released IGOR. The release was teased with with short clips of Tyler, The Creator performing songs from the album wearing bright colored suits while rocking a blond wig. Unclear about the aesthetic, but I was into it. And thus it prompted another Halloween idea – another nod to a Hip-Hop … Continue Reading

A Jumpsuit for Pineapple Skies

On April 27th, I attended the Second Annual Sol Blume festival in Sacramento, California. You can read all about my experience here. My modus operandi in preparation for events like Sol Blume, or major events in general, is to make a garment to wear to said event, at the last minute. And that is just … Continue Reading

Second Annual Sol Blume Festival in Full Bloom

A Jam Packed Line Up On April 27th, droves of festival goers leisurely walked into Cesar Chavez plaza with the sun at its peak, the hum of local food truck engines, and the buzz of excitement in the air. What took place during the day-long multi-stage festival was good for the soul. From the opening … Continue Reading

The Second Annual Sol Blume Music Festival is Almost Here!

Ah spring. Blooming flowers and longer days create beautiful bouquets and opportunities to be out and about, soaking up the sights and sounds of the season. One of those opportunities should certainly include the second annual Sol Blume festival. On April 27th, Miguel, Jessie Reyez, and a host of emerging artists will perform in Sacramento’s … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Phony Ppl – mō’zā-ik.

Twenty nineteen seems to be shaping up to be a great year for Phony Ppl.  Hot of the heels of performances in Seoul and Berlin (which included a performance on Colors), the headlining Bay Area stopover on February 24th served as proof that Phony Ppl carved a lane for themselves that everyone is embracing wholeheartedly.  … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Rae Khalil | Sunrise

The profusion of music year end lists could cause new releases to get caught in an end of year limbo, caught between listeners recalling the best album of the year and underrated gems. As I did my best to avoid said lists, I came upon a friends feed that despite having year end vibes, did … Continue Reading