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August 19, 2019

Some performers have such an effect that they have the ability to make your jaw fully hit the floor and the hair on your arms stand up so straight that it is both grounding AND disorienting. Cassidy Catanzaro is one of those performers. Cassidy is a musician, writer, a...

August 15, 2019

     I love working a show where I can feel the energy seeping out of the performance space and filling the entire building. That's how I felt this past May, the last time Butterfly Swing Band performed at GCA. Between the band to the enthusiastic crowd, it was clear t...

August 9, 2019

Though I have heard the name Workman Song often as an inhabitant of The Valley, I have only met Sean McMahon once or twice- in the dimly lit valley playground that is Bishop's Lounge. It was somewhat in passing, and right before he performed with one of his projects, T...

August 6, 2019

     Emotional honesty is a driving force of most good music in this world- and Robinson Treacher would have to agree. The New York City based musician has been the recipient of an Independent Music Award and shared the stage with legends such as Vince Gill, Iris Demen...

July 30, 2019

     Nothing moves me like radical vulnerability does. I am drawn to artists who honor their truth by sharing it unapologetically and with devotion. I have never seen Carlisle Evans Peck perform live, but after listening to his music and getting to know him through thi...

July 26, 2019

     Steve Rodgers has been working in the music industry for most of his life. From national tours, to running music venues, to bringing a haul of guitars out to Honduras to add to their music education resources- Steve truly honors his craft. There is something to be...

June 25, 2019

The first time I met Damany Gordon and Theresa Cooper-Gordon was at my good friend Mtali Banda's album release in 2017, two months before I started working at Gateway City Arts. I had been to a handful of shows at GCA, and each experience was unique in its own way but...

June 7, 2019

There are many different kinds of breasts in this world, as well as different types of people whom breasts are home to. Looking back at my youth, it was completely expected that our culture as a whole would moderate and control my body- right down to the interruption o...