As the CEO of VÉRITÉ, Kelsey Byrne has defined her own parameters of success by leaning into a hard-earned autonomy and taking calculated creative risks. Photos by Angelo Kritikos + Story by Erica Hawkins for LADYGUNN No. 16!
Princess Nokia has developed a cult-like fanbase with no algorithms or formulas to speak of. LADYGUNN gets inside the mind of the queen of all genres.
As Tom Robbins once wrote of The Doors, Chastity Belt’s new album is “early cunnilingual, late patricidal,” and we can’t stand how good it makes us feel.
Andrew W.K. live @ Irving Plaza on 5.18.18! Photos by Cortney Armitage + Story by Erica Hawkins.
Just as you’d expect, Lil Aaron isn’t here for anyone who might have luke warm feelings about his music… “I don’t want people to hear my music and be like, “Oh, I kinda like this.” Either you love it or you hate it. I’ll be the first to tell anyone I’m not for everyone. I’m a very vibrant energy, I guess. You can do whatever you want, but I think a lot of new people are gonna connect with this project.”
It’s difficult to narrow down a standout song from the night, with excellent performances of his singles “home” and “carry the weight,” but his cover of The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” was truly magical and breathtaking. Morgxn showed off his stellar vocal range and control on this challenging track, hitting the high notes with ease while never losing his ability to connect to his audience.
Arctic Monkeys have spent the last decade leaving no guitar-laden frontier untoured and for their sixth album, the only terrain left to explore was the moon.
Bea Miller live @ Grammy Museum on 5.9.18! Photos by Mallory Turner + Story by Angie Piccirillo.