Contributor: Leyla Shokoohe

Leyla Shokoohe

Leyla Shokoohe's life-long romance with words and music can be traced back to the origins of her name: the classic 1970 love song "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos (the lustful yearning of Eric Clapton for George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd, described over an unforgettable guitar riff and minutes-long piano coda) and the masterful Persian poem of undying love, "Leyla and Majnun." Lofty influences to match, Leyla's background in Communication at the University of Cincinnati and near-obsession with chord construction lends a hand in her writing and reviews. Leyla has a pixie cut, loves the color red and can be found on porches in the summer.


music ALBUM REVIEW: CULTS

ALBUM REVIEW: CULTS

The opening track on Cults’ self-titled debut album is entitled “Abducted”, and this indie-pop duo does just that. Read More

music ALBUM REVIEW: MANSIONS ON THE MOON

ALBUM REVIEW: MANSIONS ON THE MOON

The way Inception made me want to fall asleep immediately to get to the stunning visuals within my subconscious, Mansions on the Moon will do the same for your aural desires Read More