On Oct. 10,  musical artist Boywithuke released a TikTok slideshow where he left a message for fans, showed us his face, and gave us his name: Charley Yang. Yang is Boywithuke, a fact previously unknown to his fans. 
On Sept. 22, 2023, I was able to see one of my favorite artists, Boywithuke, live in Chicago at the House of Blues. The concert was simply fantastic.
The concepts of ‘openness’ and ‘expandability’ are the core components of K-Pop boy group Neo-Culture Technology (NCT), who have released 4 studio albums, with their most recent one, “Golden Age - The 4th Album” on August 28, 2023. The album consists of 10 songs in 32 minutes and 21 seconds, making it an unforgettable album that masterfully encapsulates and expands on the classic NCT sound with its youthful cockiness and languid musicality. They are widely praised for their revolutionary notion of various subunits under one: 127, Dream, WayV, NCT U, and DoJaeJung.
Zach Bryan, the famous American singer/songwriter, released his highly anticipated album “Zach Bryan” on Aug. 25, 2023. The album has left listeners speechless, as each lyric conveys such deep feelings.This review dives deeper into his new album and highlights a few favorite songs.  “Tourniquet” Beginning with amusing piano notes and peaceful guitar strumming,Bryan portrays a beautiful message in his song “Tourniquet.” He expresses the depth of bad days and how to care for the body. Bryan emphasizes there will be bad days, but that doesn’t mean a bad life. He sings this song to his struggling friend and demonstrates his support to someone at a low point. Hearing him verify his understanding presence strikes the listener as strong and makes the song much more sentimental.
On April 7 rapper Nate Feuerstein, better known by his stage name of “NF,” released a new album that he dubbed “Hope.” This is NF’s fifth studio album and a continuation of masterful storytelling through his music. The album...