Mosh. Skank. Bop. Bang your head. Jump. Whacky balloon arms. Jazz hands. Spirit fingers.  Throw up your favorite band’s hand sign or just good old rock & roll “horns”.  Maybe the band will kick up the fun by breaking out beach balls or super soakers. Maybe they’ll just come over the barricade and play with […]

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The 1980s then.  A decade often mocked until those who grew up in it found they were the first generation of bloggers and could now look back nostalgically and share their memories and ‘remember when…’ posts about when things were better, summers were longer and chocolate bars were bigger. For the UK the decade brought […]

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The sun is out in force, brows beaded in sweat, tongues beaded in ice cream.  As a breather the song picks here will defy any summery expectations.  There are no BBQ Bangers, no stereotypical feelgood vibes, but while there is a melancholy, realistic air about the three songs here, at least it will make you […]

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I knew legacy was false when I saw my grandparents die. Their legacies quickly swallowed up by the black hole of their deaths. I knew legacy meant nothing when Michael Jackson died and his image was sullied forever by his later deeds, overshadowing his younger body of work. I definitely knew that legacy was unattainable […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how a music genre that often gets bad press in the West can develop in other regions of the world, veteran journalist and author Beth Winegarner’s new book Tenacity will tell you.  She shines a light on Middle Eastern and African metal scenes in several pieces, including an exclusive interview with […]

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The panel discusses mental illness with a broad brush. Suicide, assisted suicide, and a suicide carnivale. ADD, ADHD, and five year olds who cannot “handle” their emotions. Adults can barely handle their emotions, how are children supposed to? Other rabbit hole topics include Dylan and Cole Sprouse’s members and some kind of obsessive talk about […]

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The Artist D, Vanilla Child, and Ray Cotolo rate themselves on the Kinsey Scale. Ray explains how statistics of sexuality are bogus. Vanilla Child explains how past experience can put a damper on your results. The Artist D is just amazed how hedonistic the other hosts on this show are! Do people actually ask who […]

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I saw a documentary about Industrial Light & Magic (I L & M), which thoroughly explained the evolution of digital special effects in movies. As part of the history of computer-generated imaging (CGI) directors and actors commented upon their experience working in movies using CGI for the first time. One of those speaking is Robin […]

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Welcome back, everyone! To start off, I’d like to say that I love an open dialogue. I may be one opinionated bitch, but I am always willing and able to change my opinion should someone present a well thought out and founded counter-argument. So if you are just someone looking to rant and be validated, […]

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International street artists gathered once again in the heart of Brooklyn for The Bushwick Collective this weekend.  Folks were treated to live performances all day, with rapper Ja Rule headlining, plus vendors, a beer garden and, of course, fantastic street art.  Check out some highlights below. Photography by Andrew Ashley.

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The month of May wasn’t all about that Childish Gambino video or that Arctic Monkeys change of direction.  These may well still be talking points by the end of the year, such is the consumerist appetite for the well known and the desire to be a part of the wider discussion through bleary-eyed trend-skimming.  But […]

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BLUE HOT ROD they won’t notice us at night leather collar turned up humming the song of dead wolves — whoever yr people are supposed to be, a high priestess guided us here w/ sage leaves & secret liquor a nectar worth selling tongues for but no, i promise, they won’t notice us at night […]

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An artist in search of inspiration will often retreat to the cabin in the countryside. In the case of Berlin-based O-SHiN, her temporary remote Swedish surroundings gave her the creativity to get this musical project started but it also shaped the sound with appropriately pastoral and natural elements found within the songs on her I […]

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Are you new to all this?  Part One of this surreal saga can be found here. ‘Oh the rain falls hard on a humdrum town…’ As the song continued on the radio Will.i.am looked up from his breakfast. “What does ‘humdrum’ mean?” he asked. “It’s like dull,” I replied.  “Or boring.” He went back to […]

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Halo Maud is French multi-instrumentalist Maud Nadal and her debut album Je Suis Une Ile asks many questions and pulls in many directions, so much so that it is hard to know whether to be intrigued or bewildered. Photo credit: Melody Prochet Growing up in rural France (Auvergne) she found herself writing songs in English: […]

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On my way to interview Precious Child some weeks back, I met Daniel Crook… it was a happy accident. Daniel is a young musician and painter based in Los Angeles. Our first discussion was about his paintings, the process behind each piece and how to question masculinity in a society that is led by toxic […]

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It’s Eurovision night on Saturday which gives people the chance to party and sit through 26 songs full of camp, kitsch and cheese.  Whatever your tolerance or irony levels are towards the occasion, it’s fair to say that the mix of credible and novelty songs often aren’t representative of the countries involved or their respective […]

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Welcome back, everyone! To start off, I’d like to say that I love an open dialogue. I may be one opinionated bitch, but I am always willing and able to change my opinion should someone present a well thought out and founded counter-argument. So if you are just someone looking to rant at the minutia…get […]

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Self-portrait by Lena Chen Heal Her is a global and interactive project headed by Lena Chen between L.A. and Berlin, second co-founder Annique Delphine in Berlin, and Mexican German artist Zarahlena Van Lunarem between Berlin and Mexico City. This year, the project is also represented in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Baltimore, London, Paris, and […]

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The Artist D, May 2018 It’s 9 pm and no one has Liked my recent photo for the last hour. I’ve been checking. I’m reading a book about coyotes and I keep checking my phone between each chapter. I didn’t know the book was about coyotes until I bought it. Now I read it uninterested […]

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Credit: Elin Ghersinich When left alone in dark underground caverns it’s sensible to have a torch and a map with you to help with the journey.  Of course, this is obvious and it explains why the most popular music is often the most predictable – you can see in advance where it is going and […]

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Credit: Elin Ghersinich When left alone in dark underground caverns it’s sensible to have a torch and a map with you to help with the journey.  Of course, this is obvious and it explains why the most popular music is often the most predictable – you can see in advance where it is going and […]

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‘April is the cruellest month…’ So begins T.S Eliot’s masterpiece The Waste Land and while his modernist musings on disillusionment and despair still resonate today, he clearly didn’t have an inbox overflowing with fresh musical goodness to cheer him up. Here are some artists you may have missed: Bad Nerves East London garage rock purveyors Bad […]

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The accomplished Sam DeRosa has returned with her new single “Hard to Love,” officially out now. The name may seem somewhat unfamiliar to you, but DeRosa has been penning hits for world-renowned artists for quite some time now, including Lovelytheband’s recent #1 alternative radio hit “Broken.” Currently residing in LA, the young pop artist is […]

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QUEEN WOLF howl. then ache for my name so i awaken for you. the spell is: i never felt like a leader i pulled earth, crescents, teeth, and blood. wolves like me don’t lie just don’t ask for my truth. howl, under the trees think of me in your room rise. howl. howl again. * […]

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There’s something about Forth Wanderers that draws you in… It could be their close-knit, ‘high-school band’ ethic, that has been in force since their formation  in 2013.  The New Jersey band members are now spread across the country while in their College years, yet despite the challenges of distance they have managed to write and […]

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Photo by Mandy Lyn Antoniou Vancouver alt-pop heroes Youngblood, fronted by the queen-like Alexis Young, are preparing listeners for their new summer EP with “Better When You’re Close” – a dancey, infectious anthem that dives into a romantic emotional threshold. With Prince-esque guitars and Young’s celestial & dreamy vocals, the song is incredibly hard to […]

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