Capitalism is sucking the joy out of concerts

Swifties and the Beyhive prepare, lining up several screens in front of their eyes, only to wait endless hours in a digital waiting room for concert tickets they may never even have a chance to buy. And those lucky enough to make it to the purchase page encounter ticket prices averaging over $300 a seat. Sorry music lovers. Bots are getting a Bey ticket before you do.  As Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour began selling tickets on Feb. 6, the hyper awareness of fairness or lack thereof …

Queen Bey slays Netflix with ‘Homecoming’ documentary

In nearly two hours, Beyonce and her astounding cast of dancers, singers and musicians managed to put together an unparalleled collection of her biggest hits and deep cuts, combined with music from the “Dirty South” and many civil rights activists like Nina Simone. Served alongside was the visuals of historically black colleges and universities. One year later, as the second weekend of Coachella approaches, the memory of “Beychella” looms large. No star-studded appearances (maybe Kid-Cudi bringing out Kanye West) in this years festival line up …

Taylor Swift and the case of the failed concept album

As far as concept albums go, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” is the textbook definition. The thematic arc from “Pray You Catch Me” to “Formation” is abundantly clear and climactic. The journey Beyonce goes through is one of redemption, forgiveness and newfound strength. When she sings “I found the truth beneath your lies” in “Pray You Catch Me,” you know that lies she’s referring to are the secrets she was smelling in “Hold Up.”

Bail on boycotting Beyoncé

(Bigotes de Gato CC photo credit link) During Super Bowl weekend, 20-time Grammy award winner Beyoncé dropped her new music video for “Formation.” In her video, Beyoncé used scenes from Hurricane Katrina, and a spray-painted message saying “Stop Killing Us.” At the Super Bowl halftime show, she performed her new single along with dancers dressed up as Black Panthers.