Author: Noreña

Fiona Silver @ Mercury Lounge

When I first heard Fiona Silver sing, I was taken aback by how rich and velvety her voice sounds. Watching it emanate from such a petite and girlish frame I was certain it was an affectation, like successfully imitating the…

Thelvnguage/The Textiles at Pianos

Thelvanguage/The Textiles A cold Saturday night in February, and I’d turned the corner onto Ludlow. Once past the black clad, gorilla doormen insisting they’d reached capacity and a fickle crowd of pre-gaming college types, I made it to the showroom…

Jazz at Zinc Bar

  Aubrey Johnson delicately holds the mic in her hand as she sings into it with her eyes closed and brow slightly furrowed. She doesn’t strain to reach a particular note so much as to find the right tone to…

David Bowie R.I.P.

I was never a Bowie fan (Sacrilege, I know). I didn’t dislike the guy; it’s just that nothing about his involvement in the worlds of high fashion or movies or synth-pop endeared him to me, and the latter was his…