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All the Indie Ladies: Emerging Subcategories of Women in Indie Music

Until this point, my presence at Syvology has largely focused on my enduring enthusiasm for female pop superstars. However, my true specialization lies within another subgroup of musical acts, broadly defined as the “solo alternative female artist” or perhaps the colloquial “weird alt chick.” Tweet

DOPE Digest vol. 20 – Eminem, Zola Jesus, Run the Jewels and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Eminem – “Guts Over Fear” feat. Sia syvo: Hmm. Not sure I’m a fan. I was thrilled to see these two forming a kind of bleached-blonde duo, but disappointed with the sappy, self-serious delivery, mostly on Eminem’s account. I’m publicly […]

DOPE Digest vol. 13 – Zola Jesus, Grimes, and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Zola Jesus – “Dangerous Days” syvo: I possess a deep affection for the music of Nika Danilova, better known by her stage name Zola Jesus. She’s just the best. Last week, she teased fans with an album trailer for the upcoming Taiga, the first […]

Only Lovers Left Alive and Jim Jarmusch’s Aural Aesthetic

The common cliché is that all actors want to direct, and all directors want to act. But legendary indie director Jim Jarmusch doesn’t want to act –he wants to rock. For decades, Jarmusch’s uncompromisingly independent filmmaking philosophy has inspired generations of radicalized film students, but music seems to be the man’s true passion. He has […]