izzy

During the day Izzy Cihak teaches transgression, subversion, and revolution at Temple University. At night he haunts Philthy's best venues to cover worthwhile acts for Philthy Mag. Morrissey is everything to him and, in their own heads, all of his friends see themselves as Zooey Deschanel.
  • Kaylee Elizabeth Talks About her Latest “healing balm, prayers, and reflections.”

    Although Kaylee Elizabeth’s debut album is just dropping this Friday, June 11th, the Seattle-based singer/songwriter is not exactly new to music.  Kaylee is one-half of sister-brother folk duo The Native Sibling.  After the band’s last album, 2019’s Hammer is Heart, Kaylee began working on songs that were a little...
  • Indigo Sparke: “I’m trying to be present in the moment right now.”

    “The album was inspired by spending a lot of time in the desert, spending so much time in movement across the country, and being in a kind of particular poetic, existential state at a reflective time,” says Indigo Sparke of Echo, her debut LP, which was released this February...
  • Heartaches? Band of Silver May be Able to Help You Keep the Faith

    Sibling trio Band of Silver is doing classic pop rock better than anyone I’ve heard in quite some time.  Their music embodies all of the best elements of classic teen Cry-Rally-Dance anthems, combining the playful pomp of the ‘80s with the sympathetic sass of the aughts.  The band released...
  • The Dead Deads Are Alright

    According to their website, Nashville trio The Dead Deads include, “Failure, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Blue Oyster Cult, NOFX, Pavement, Pink Floyd, Queen, Weezer, Helmet, Cream, Beck and The Pixies,” amongst their biggest influences… Although that sounds more than a little bit confusing, the actual sounds churned out by Meta...
  • Chase Cohl, “musician, writer, designer”

    Although Chase Cohl isn’t exactly a household name, she has been in the art and entertainment industry for quite some time now and managed to put her name on numerous of its facets.  With parents in the music industry, Cohl spent much of her youth on the road with...
  • Retro and Future Talk with Livingmore

    Had they gotten their start about 20 years ago, Livingmore would surely have been sharing the stages of the TLA and the Trocadero with the likes of Morningwood, Shiny Toy Guns, and Kill Hannah during my college years.   The LA quartet kick out sassy and sparkly post-punk jams whose...
  • PRONOUN Talks Getting Out of Her Apartment

    “It’s like an arena rock commercial pop album in your bedroom because you can’t play your instruments really well,” laughs Alyse Vellturo.  Vellturo, better known as PRONOUN, is discussing her OMG I MADE IT EP, which hits shelves June 11th, courtesy of Wax Bodega.  I recently got a chance...
  • Conquer Divide’s New Kind of Bangers

    … And the award for our favorite pandemic reunion goes to… Conquer Divide!  Okay, so that’s a little dramatic (and they never actually broke up), but this extended break from life on earth did provide us with the first we’ve heard from the metalcore outfit in quite some time. ...
  • Emlyn’s “had enough of that sad shit.”

    Well, it’s just about Memorial Day weekend, so it’s nice to know, according to Emlyn, that we officially have a “song of the summer.”  Earlier this month, the LA songwriter (who has co-written with the likes of Kiiara, Brook Williams, and Hailey Knox) released a sample of a new...