All Posts By Rachel Sacks

Interview with Erin Bowman

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Even before she was 18, Erin Bowman has known that she wanted to be a singer. So, after making the big decision to move to New York and pursue her dreams, the rising star has released her hit singles “Problem,” “King Boy,” and “Hey Summer.” Cliché talked with her about her yet-to-be-titled upcoming debut EP, ...

Lauren Wilhelm Interview

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Free-spirited, powerhouse, soulful—all these words describe singer-songwriter Lauren Wilhelm, also known as Dazy (The Girl). Hailing from Tallahassee, Wilhelm has already made splashes with her cover of The 1975’s “Chocolate” and will be performing at Warped Tour this summer. We had a Lauren Wilhelm interview about finding inspiration for her music and lyrics and her ...

Kina Grannis Album Review

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If you are a fan of innovative, soulful, and authentic singer-songwriters, look no further than YouTube artist Kinna Grannis and her album Elements. The 28-year-old indie singer-songwriter released her sophomore LP, Elements, on May 6, and is comparable in sound to indie and folk artists such as Laura Marling, Birdy, and Jenny Lewis. The 12-track ...

Summer Music Festival Lineup

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Summer’s here, which means time for warm weather and good music! It’s also the time of year for music festivals all across the country. Check out what’s in store at some of the biggest festivals over the next few months in this summer music festival lineup! ©Firefly Festival Firefly Festival When: June 19-22 Where: Dover, Delaware What: Including the ...

Catching up with Courtney Graf

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Cliché readers, we've been catching up with Courtney Graf. Two years have gone by since the singer-songwriter graced the cover of Cliché. Since then the artist has been up to a lot, including writing and recording new music and modeling. We talked to Graf about her latest single “Give Me Freedom” and how her music ...

Crazy Beautiful

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From a small town in Michigan to the bright lights of Los Angeles, 15-year-old Sydney Leigh is making a splash in the music scene with her new EP, Crazy Beautiful. Finding inspiration from classic rock to pop music, she talks to us about the move from the Midwest to L.A., her songwriting process and how ...

Karma’s Not Pretty

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Karma's Not Pretty - she may sing about it, but Temara Melek’s future is looking pretty bright. After performing for Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour and releasing her pop-sugar hit single “Karma’s Not Pretty,” Melek talks about her songwriting inspiration and a future tour. Cliché: What was the inspiration behind “Karma’s Not Pretty”? Temara Melek: I wrote ...

JOHNNYSWIM Concert

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A little bit rock and roll, a tendency toward folk, and a whole lot of heart- that is what best describes the husband and wife duo of JOHNNYSWIM. The folk-rock duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano-Ramirez, who have been playing together since 2006, started off a nationwide tour April 5, playing at The Ark ...

Bringing Soul and Anthem Together

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Bringing soul and anthem together is what best describes the sound of Skytown Riot. They may have come together only a year ago, but the band has already developed an anthemic sound one might hear at a large rock concert. With the release of their EP Soul Or System last November, the band has seen ...

Always in Brazil

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After releasing three albums and performing with the Grammy-nominated alternative electronica group Brazilian Girls, frontwoman Sabina Sciubba looks to create her own sound that is always in Brazil. With her first solo album Toujours out on February 18, the singer found inspiration for her new music by using a number of diverse genres, while finding ...

Best Movie Musicals To Watch

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Movie musicals combine the best of two worlds—great singing and music with feel-good cinematic quality. So pop some popcorn and avoid the cold winter weather with these classic movie musicals! 1) Funny Girl, 1968 See why Barbra Streisand is one of the best in her award-winning portrayal of Broadway star Fanny Brice. Photo courtesy of imdb.com 2) The Muppet ...