Mackenzie Shivers is a lot more than just a fitting name for the winter season. The New York singer-songwriter has been building her base since the release of 2014’s Neverland, at least in part captivating by her dedication to her cultural roots and traditions. Her studious, heartfelt indie folk and pop has consistently been informed by the musical inflections of her Irish heritage. She met critical acclaim with her 2019 LP, The Unkindness, and has toured the country and performed in Tokyo since, making it a landmark year for the singer-songwriter.
Almost five years ago, Jamie Alimorad shook hands with Gino Vannelli to seal a verbal agreement. Revered for soft rock staples like “I Just Wanna Stop” and “Living Inside Myself”, the Canadian singer-songwriter is also a prolific producer and mentor. While touring to promote his previous release, Words Left Unsaid, Alimorad was chosen for Vannelli’s Art of Voice Master Class, and the rest is history.
Around thirteen years ago, Lister Potter III first stepped virtual foot onto the premises of Super Smash Bros. Mercurious. A community startup founded by DK3 in 2006, the forum admin was once seen as a lord amongst squires in the fledgling Smash Bros. community, known for viral fantasy roster images. For Smash fans like Potter—better known as Zantok in the gaming-scape—Mercurious was his first bet at finding like-minded people whose passion for the series were comparable to his without going competitive.