Music

Hill’s Snowprah Arrives

by Brian Slattery | Jul 24, 2018 4:44 pm | Comments (8)

There’s a party on the street, people dancing in front of Eddy’s Food Center in the Hill. People jammed onto the stoop of a house.

Snowprah comes to the party draped in the Jamaican flag, but leaves no mistake as to where she’s from.

“Out’cha feelings, get up and go get ‘em,” she raps. “This is the Yank riddim / this is the Yank.”

With over 170,000 views and counting, “Yank Riddim” is a viral hit. It has landed the 23-year-old New Haven-based musician on Hot 93.7 —  and beyond. Not bad for someone who started writing songs only in March.

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Witch Hair Finds Its Summer High

by Brian Slattery | Jul 18, 2018 8:12 am

First there’s just a chiming guitar, picking out plaintive, atmospheric chords. A second guitar unleashes a denser set of notes on a splash from the drums. Then the rhythm falls in as both guitars and bass take off into a hazy splendor. Even when the drums double-time it for the chorus, and the vocals bounce on the lyrical hook — the “high” in “somewhere high” stretched out to hah-ee-yah-ee-yah-ee — the song’s sunny fog doesn’t disperse.

Clocking in at only 3:02, Witch Hair’s “Somewhere High” is a song that feels over too soon, which in this case is a good thing. When it’s done, you can just hit play again.

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The Best Shows of 2018 — So Far

by Brian Slattery & Karen Ponzio | Jul 6, 2018 7:56 am

At the end of 2017 reporters Karen Ponzio and Brian Slattery decided to round up the best shows they had seen in New Haven for the entire year. The list was so long that they decided, in 2018, that they would split the year in half. On a recent episode of WNHH FM’s “Northern Remedy,” Ponzio and Slattery discussed which shows stood out in their minds since January, and how New Haven’s music scene is a reflection of the way the city is moving into the future without forgetting about its past.

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