My name is Arielle. Hello!

I’m a 32 year-old Brooklyn resident who spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about music. I go to a lot of concerts. Probably more than you do.

This is not so much a music blog as it is a personal blog about music. You won’t find album reviews full of technical speak here, but you will find my very non-technical thoughts and stories about my favorite artists, the shows I go to, the crowds I interact with, and any other random music-related thing that pops into my head.

Want to know the best songs for dancing alone in your bedroom? I got you.

Do you hate the Arctic Monkeys? Me too.

Ever feel the need to hear a bunch of awesome covers of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”? I’m on it.

And so on. I also talk about music festivals a lot, because, like so many others, I live for festival season. I’ll let you know the ins and outs of all the festivals I go to, how to prepare for and survive them, and most importantly, tips for making the absolute most of a music festival. You’ll probably hear me talk about Electric Forest a lot. I would apologize, but I’m not sorry. It’s the most wonderful of them all.

Though I used to listen largely to alternative rock, pop and mainstream hip hop, most of what I listen to now – and thus, most of what I blog about – falls somewhere under the very broad spectrum of “electronica” (mostly electro-funk/hip hop/soul, but it varies). To read about how I sort of fell down the rabbit hole of this niche music scene, read this post.

I pretty much always want to talk about music, and I love giving and receiving new music recommendations. So don’t be shy. You can also find my more frequent and succinct music thoughts on Twitter, @heyelleforte.

Enjoy! =)


3 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Arielle,

    My name is Michael Hojnacki, I work for the management team for artist Bianca Muñiz. A inspiration to the whole team, Bianca Muñiz has ben diagnosed with breast cancer, after successfully over coming ovarian cancer at age 11. Continuing to pursue her passion and dreams she continues to bring music into the world.
    I wanted to shoot you an invitation to Bianca Muñiz’s headling show, coming up in the next few weeks at Brooklyn’s talked about restaurant and venue, Terra Firma. Headlining this music event, Friday, December 2nd, hitting the stage at 11pm. The show is free and at 119 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, NY 11237, the evening starts at 8pm.

    (You can also hear yet to be recorded material on her YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDR5MtLEsgcbmHnu0ZBEFYw )
    We would love the opportunity to talk with you and share our music with you.
    I look forward to your feedback.

    Michael Hojnacki

    Bianca Muñiz Management



  2. My fiancé and I are the ones getting engaged during Jai Wolfs set at forest. Can you send me the video? Much appreciated. Much love.


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