GUEST PLAYLIST: WHITE ARROWS CAN’T EVER DIE

GUEST PLAYLIST: WHITE ARROWS CAN’T EVER DIE

story / JORDAN BLAKEMAN The Los Angeles-based White Arrows boys are back at it again fresh off the heels of their sophomore album, In Bardo. Despite the fact they claimed to make the latest for their friends, the groovy tunes have found listeners world-wide and they’re set to hit the road soon to sing alongside [...]

LADYGUNN PLAYLIST: WE ARE THE WEIRDOS, MISTER

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story / ERICA RUSSELL We’re all a little strange and unusual. And like our four fantasy BFFs Nancy, Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle from 1996′s ‘The Craft,’ everyone has an inner misfit of their own. (Or, in Nancy’s case, an inner homicidal witch hellbent on selling her teenage soul for ultimate power.) We are the weirdos, [...]

CUNT MAFIA

CUNT MAFIA

photos / Anna Bloda story / Gina Tron Cunt Mafia, who goes by Contessa, is not only a self-described extreme feminist who wants to level the playing fields. She is a proponent that women need to love themselves and each other more and realize how powerful as a gender they are. She says, “It’s not [...]

LIVE REVIEW: CHARLI XCX, ELLIPHANT, FEMME @ WEBSTER HALL

LIVE REVIEW: CHARLI XCX, ELLIPHANT, FEMME @ WEBSTER HALL

story / Erica Russell photos / Spencer Kohn The first thing I notice as I veer towards the front of the stage is how many moms are in the audience. I’ve seen Charli XCX before – at least 4, maybe 5 times over the past few years – but usually the crowd is comprised of the [...]

Q+A: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY WITH BØRNS

Q+A: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE AND WHY WITH BØRNS

story / Erica Russell photos / Nick Walker Little is known about recently emerged, LA-based, “tree-house dwelling transplant” BØRNS. (Seriously, check his Soundcloud.) But one might wager that the singer-songwriter is simply the musical lovechild of Bowie and Stevie Nicks, a beloved bastard son of the dreamy soundscapes that formed astral glam rock as well as the [...]

Rebecca and Fiona

Rebecca and Fiona

photos / Katy Pritchett story / Erica Russell Petite and fairylike in person, with their candy-colored hair and dollish features, onstage Rebecca and Fiona – the Swedish electronic-pop duo that spins high-octane EDM and performs original music for crowds of thousands at music festivals around the globe – are towering behind their DJ booth. And [...]

THE ROOKS

THE ROOKS

photographer / Charlotte Christopher story / Erica Russell New York indie R&B band The Rooks recently dropped their new single, “Secrets,” a smooth, energetic fusion of funk and R&B with velvety vocals. The band, comprised of six members, is a bit of a musical enigma. Pulling inspirations from across the spectrum, The Rooks sound both [...]

LIVE REVIEW: THE KOOKS &THE PRIORY @ THE WILTERN

LIVE REVIEW: THE KOOKS &THE PRIORY @ THE WILTERN

story & photos / JACK STANDEN The Wiltern was packed full of an over excited female heavy audience. Priory opened the night with their huge sounding brand of guitar led electro pop. The duo, who hail from Portland, pack songs with a punch and did a fantastic job of getting the already full and excited [...]