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‘Eat with Your Ears First’: The Art of Restaurant Playlisting

How music affects your enjoyment of food, according to a chef and a neuroscientist

by KATE RATNER

'Ctrl:' An Album Able to Withstand the Test of Time

It's been five years since SZA has released an album, yet her music is as popular as ever.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

Rina Sawayama’s ‘Hold The Girl’ Exemplifies When Ambition Falls Short

The British–Japanese singer’s second studio album is overflowing with zeal, but not enough direction.

by DEREK WONG

Why You Can't Remember What Happened at Last Year's VMAs

What used to be the peak of pop culture is now a tightly choreographed snoozefest

by DEREK WONG

JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ is a Cinematic Tribute to His Upbringing

The up–and–coming Atlanta rapper truly comes into his own at his most important artistic moment.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Kid Cudi’s Rolling Loud Incident Shows the Impact of Celebrity Drama on Mental Health

Cudi’s debacle at the festival stemmed from a personal issue with another artist. Is that even a good reason for controversy?

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Rookie Mistake: A K–Pop Dilemma Between the New and Old

Why newer K–pop rookies in recent years have struggled to capture the attention of the public.

by DEREK WONG

Where Singer–Songwriter Meets Popstar: A Conversation with Ella Jane

Ella loves Lorde and Taylor Swift—just like most of her fans—but her songs can actually stand among the best her idols have written.

by KATE RATNER

34th Street Staff Picks: The Ultimate Party Playlist

From "Super Bass" to "Dynamite," our favorite party songs are guaranteed to bring everyone to the dance floor.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ Burns Bright in Its Emotional Catharsis

After a nearly three–year–long hiatus, Rogers’ sophomore album swallows you whole in the best way possible. 

by KIRA WANG

Florist’s Self–Titled Album is a Portrait of a Band in Full Bloom

Emily Sprague and her friends’ intuitive musicianship merges with the natural world on their most immersive project to date. 

by WALDEN GREEN

Where Indie Folk Meets Film Score

Lila Dubois and Miles Tobel’s premier album, “Maybe This Is A Bad Idea” is one of cinematic, indie sound.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Stop Gatekeeping Your Favorite Artists from TikTok

We want to keep the music we love from social media circulation. Why? 

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

Make Way for gloss: A Local Band That Sparkles in Their Authenticity

This Philadelphia–born, all–female band is making their mark on the city's music scene—one glitter baptism at a time. 

by EMILY MAIORANO

Aldous Harding’s Live Show Explores a New Uncanny Valley

The folk eccentric’s set at Union Transfer was a mesmerizing, surprisingly groovy deconstruction of performance and vulnerability.

by WALDEN GREEN

Florence Crowns Herself King of Both Lyrics and Poetry in 'Dance Fever'

In their new album, Florence + the Machine bridges worlds of poetry and lyrics through spoken word and song.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Harry Styles Invites Us Into His World in 'Harry’s House'

The British star unfolds a new era of his solo career.

by KATE RATNER

LP Is the Best Musician You’ve Never Heard Of

An introduction to your new summer pop rock obsession

by ALICIA LOPEZ

Camila Cabello Shows Her 'Familia' to the World.

The pop singer’s third album tries to balance authenticity with commercial appeal. Like family, the results can be messy.

by DEREK WONG

On Tuesdays We Go to Faye Webster Concerts

Penn’s Jazz and Grooves brings Faye Webster to World Cafe Live for an intimate performance.

by NATALIA CASTILLO

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