Author Archives: Dave

Bonner Black’s Hopeless RomANTICS

Last month I discovered new-to-me diva Bonner Black when she opened for The Unlady Like Tour show at the club Heaven Can Wait in New York City. It was a showcase of four female singer/songwriters, put together by one of my favorites, Twinnie. I liked Bonner’s sound because it was country with a little pop,…

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Madi Diaz’s Weird Faith

I was excited about Madi Diaz’s new album dropping last week, however, I became even more excited when I scored a ticket to her album release event at Rough Trade in Rockefeller Center in New York City before it sold out. The ticket was for a performance and signed CD or vinyl copy of Weird…

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Dave’s Diva Days 2024

Welcome to Dave’s Diva Days 2024 from New York City! 1 city, 3 venues, 4 days and 8 incredible divas. Night 1 Sunday January 28th: Donna De Lory and Niki Haris at The Green Room 42 (42nd St and 10th Ave), which is a small cabaret style venue located on the fourth floor of the…

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Black Divas Of Dave-inity

Everybody knows iconic black divas such as Diana Ross, Beyonce and Little Richard. If you don’t, you need to stop reading this post right now, Google them, and recite ten hail Mary’s…Wilson or J. Blige… whichever Mary you get on your knees for. In honor of Black History Month, I went through my personal musical…

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Link Lauren’s Boot Cut Jeans EP

I first heard of Link Lauren when Spotify recommended his song “I Love It When Hot Guys Cry” to me. Sometimes I feel so seen by Spotify that it’s scary. I checked out Link’s other singles, and after a long wait, was excited when he finally dropped his EP, Book Cut Jeans, last month. Boot…

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Miki Ratsula’s I’ll Be Fine If I Want To

When Spotify recommended the song “Jealous Of My Brother” to me, Miki Ratsula’s vocals caught my ear and I wanted to hear more. I liked that Miki’s sound was sort of gender fluid and after looking up their Spotify page, I found that Miki is a trans, non-binary Finnish singer/songwriter whose voice matches their persona. …

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Wild Fire’s Mirrors Edge

What better way to start off the New Year than with a new album from Wild Fire, Mirrors Edge, which has a whole new sound for them. Wild Fire’s previous albums were very much pop-country and there’s some hints of that on their current ballads. However, the sister duo (Kayla and Kelli Iutzwig) have taken…

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My Fourth Annual Divas Playlist

As I reviewed my playlist of the best songs this year for this post, I realized that musically, 2023 was a great year. I always enjoy discovering emerging divas but it’s the new music from divas that I have been following for decades that really excites me. This year saw the epic returns of Susanna…

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Holigay 2023

Well, it’s December once again, that means time for me to binge cheesy Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies and download the newest diva holiday music. A few divas dropped their first seasonal singles ever, but these aren’t your grandma’s carols. Fefe Dobson’s “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” is a classic song but now with…

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