Contributors to The New Nine
Music aficionado and editor-in-chief at The New Nine. I'm most at home at festivals and concerts. I would love to start a band of all Kanye covers all on keys. I'm a dedicated Jack White fan and when I saw him in concert it changed my life. I'd never seen someone so passionate about music and preserving its history. Every project he does I just worship. Follow me on Twitter and Insta: @etreadgold
Kasey Coble"Bands > Boys"
I'm a PR girl in Dallas and contributor for The New Nine. I am a pop culture enthusiastic and spend most of my time thinking about boy bands. In my spare time, you can find me watching reality TV, trying to read books before they become movies and listening to music I bought on iTunes because I'm the only weirdo who doesn't stream music yet. DM me Harry Styles pictures on Twitter and Instagram at @kaseycoble.
My passion for music knows no bounds. I attend concerts solo, drive hours to catch a band I love, spend all my disposable income on tickets and start and end every day with my Marshall headphones or Bose bluetooth speaker blaring my latest favorites. From Cold War Kids to Kelly Clarkson to Queen to Etta James, my taste in music is a hot mess but I wouldn't have it any other way. I got through my first heartbreak with Kings of Leon's album Only By the Night. I have lyrics from Blackbird by The Beatles tattooed on my ribs because my dad sang it to me every night before bed. I got on stage at Wu Tang Clan in high school and had Ghostface sign my favorite dress after the show. My favorite memories are accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack so for whoever invented the first musical note (*opens Google tab*), THANK YOU! Find me on instagram to get a better sense for the kinda gal I am @leighdaniels.
The Austin suburbs raised me. Currently residing in Dallas. I cried when I found out that the new Kia Souls didn’t have CD players. If I could retain math equations the way that I retain music lyrics, I’m sure I’d be a super genius. The first album I bought with my own money was Missy Elliot’s “Under Construction” parental advisory. I was eleven. I thought I was cool. Twitter and Instagram : @Hollz_Says I tweet things. Sometimes music, sometimes current events, sometimes my lunch. You might not like it. But I promise you’ll be entertained by it.
I joined the fangirl world in 2005 after scoring VIP passes to Hellogoodbye and The Rocket Summer at House of Blues in Anaheim and never looked back. I'm a Chicago based Behavior Therapist infamous for maxing my credit card on festival passes and concert tickets, and attending half of them solo. Hobbies include singing VERY loud in the car and petting other people's dogs. Find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at @RyMill1003.
Where do I begin? I have moved so many times and music is the only thing that has kept me sane. At the age of five I fell in love with the Backstreet boys and have loved music and boys ever since. I just love seeing a group of people captivate a crowd and share their emotions in such an artistic way. Music brings people of all different spectrums together and we all get the beauty of controlling what life changing experiences we subject ourselves to and what music we listen to. Twitter: amanda__dickson Insta: amandadickson Snapchat: amanda_dickson
March 25 can be noted as a pivotal date in my life. No, it isn't my birthday. For all the 1D fangirls out there, it was the shock of the century when Zayn Malik left the band. As a Zayn girl, my heart broke into a million pieces. I think this hit me harder than any actual breakup. All was forgiven, though, when he coincidentally released his solo album that same day a year later. Also, don't make me choose as I love Z and the band equally. I'm currently in Justin Timberlake's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee working as a personal trainer. If I'm not at the gym, you can more than likely find me at a concert. Feel free to find me on social media. I love meeting fellow fangirls! Twitter : samfonggg, Instagram : samantha_fong, Snapchat : samanthafong
I grew up in the rainy forests of the Pacific Northwest and now live in the equally charming Sonoran Desert. I have a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a minor in Botany, which is a lot of words telling you that I am a hardcore nature nerd who spent some serious time in school. When I'm not watching, drawing, or writing about birds and bugs, I can be found singing way-too-passionately in my car, listening to my favorite artists and over-analyzing the lyrics, dancing in ways harmful to myself and others, having my mind blown at concerts, sniffing vintage tees, waxing poetic about the 80s, or otherwise geeking out on music. My first love was Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," but I quickly advanced to bumping "The Little Mermaid" soundtrack on my Fisher Price boombox until the tape fried, which forced me to graduate to the avant-garde stylings of Pure Moods (Volume 1) and this band called The Beatles. After that I fully embraced the post-punk scene of the late 90s and from there exploded outward to love all sorts of music which I will be writing about here.
Nashville Native, Born and Raised. The best way to describe myself is a mix of Phil Dunphy and Ferris Bueller. Growing up in Nashville I was exposed to all kinds of music but fell in love with Punk Rock and Pop music in high school. My focus is in the undiscovered, but the deserving. I'm the friend that wants to see the opening acts. I'm the friend that sends you music just because I want you to experience it with me. There is nothing more satisfying than someone else enjoying a band or song I'm into. I'm currently doing A&R for a small indie label in Nashville, while also serving as a promoter for many venues in the area. I love Jurassic Park, Blink-182, the 90's, and live music. I also spend my weekend's DJing weddings and cheering on the Vols/Titans/Braves. I showcase music every Wednesday on Spotify through my "Wade's Wednesday" playlist and also contribute to the "Pop Punk's Not Dead" Spotify playlist. Let's connect!
Thanks to my mother I grew up on a steady diet of ACDC and Styx. While I had my fair share of 90's pop growing up, I've had someone tell me my taste in music was "like a fifty year old woman's" which is clearly a compliment considering my idols are David Bowie and Joan Jett. My philosophy is that every genre has something totally mind blowing to discover, and I refuse to trash anyone's personal taste. I volunteer with Girls Rock Austin, and have written articles for Ovrld. If you spot me in the wild you'll likely find me in Austin's "Bermuda Triangle" floating between Epoch Coffee, Blue Velvet and Breakaway Records.
Born and raised in Pasadena, Texas. The pillars of a successful playlist are The Killers, Grouplove, Kings of Leon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers in no order. I adore live music and whether it's a cover band or a top charter I will sing and dance as best as I can. I grew up listening to music from all over and will listen to almost everything. Advice I always give is to listen to the full album, no matter who or what it is; don’t tease yourself with just the singles. Follow my obsessions on Twitter and Instagram at @dahnmaralc.