• NATALIA BONIFACCI LIBERTY AVE

    NATALIA BONIFACCI LIBERTY AVE

    PHOTOGRAPHER / Aurelien Levitan TALENT /  Natalia Bonifacci @ Ford STYLING / Margalette Audoin HAIR / Castillo @ The Magnet Agency MAKEUP /  Bethany McCarthy @ The Magnet Agency GRAPHIC DESIGNER /  Gabriel Everett

  • 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 [...]

  • That Questionable Art School Party

    That Questionable Art School Party

    At my last job, I was the only employee that had gone to an art college. I’m sure this wasn’t hard to discern; I was the only person there who could tell you what the Fluxus Movement or Golden Ratio was. Instead of embracing my former education, abundant with tests of patience from Intro to [...]

Gina Tron, You’re Fine++ interview with Gina and EXCERPT from her new memoir

Gina Tron, You’re Fine++ interview with Gina and EXCERPT from her new memoir

interview / Koko Ntuen photos / Chad Howard Gina Tron has plenty of stories to write about. From being an accused high school shooter, the fucked up New York law system allowing her rapist to walk free, being mistaken for Lady Gaga, to living in a mental institution, this blonde fireball  isn’t afraid to put it [...]

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 [...]

GUEST PLAYLIST: BEBE PANTHERE’S BEGIN SPORT! SOUNDTRACK

GUEST PLAYLIST: BEBE PANTHERE’S BEGIN SPORT! SOUNDTRACK

story / Erica Russell photos / Shirley Yu Bebe Panthere is a champion, especially on her latest track, the Spaghetti-Western tinged electro-lite jam “Competition.” We asked the emerging Brooklyn-based babe to curate a playlist for us, which she did around the theme of competition and the different elements related to it, like getting pumped to face [...]

Terese Pagh

Terese Pagh

photographer + stylist / Jen Senn story / Joanne Szilagyi model / Terese Pagh shot @ The Jane Hotel, NYC We first got a glimpse of Terese Pagh on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel She was hard to miss: a leggy Danish model prancing around the dance floor in a skin-tight blue jumpsuit and [...]

Samantha York

Samantha York

photos / Jena Cumbo story / Tiffany Tso It is a commonality in Brooklyn to have your hand in many jars. We are a city full of bartenders who are musicians, designers who work in retail, accountants who make artisanal ice cream on the side, et cetera. Samantha York is no stranger to the multi-occupational lifestyle and, [...]

Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs

story / Erica Russell photo / Leann Mueller Most artists spend years and years banging on metaphorical pots n’ pans trying to get the attention of record labels and musical gods. But not Kandace Springs. Hailing from the musical town of Nashville, Tennessee, it only took one serendipitous live piano rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “I [...]

International Daisy Day with Rachel Trachtenburg

International Daisy Day with Rachel Trachtenburg

PART 2 of 3 for a special photo diary series from photographer Kelsey Bennett. A diary of words and photos by Kelsey Bennett Before I head to Brooklyn to photograph Rachel, she calls to let me know that it’s International Daisy Day. So, of course, we will need Daisies in the photos. I pick up [...]

MILKY

MILKY

photographer / Anahita Paul model / Lily Van Buskirk @ Ali McD makeup + hair /  Bonnie Hu

Colony House

Colony House

photos / Jena Cumbo interview / Koko Ntuen The Nashville trio known as Colony House are brothers Caleb Chapman, Will Chapman and good friend Scott Mills. The boys have a organic way of making music,  rock’n’roll powerhouse ballads that  feel fresh and exciting. Their songs and Caleb’s accompanying twang gives you just the right amount of [...]

SONG OF THE WEEK: Kelis / “Rumble” ++ Interview

Watch Kelis’s music video for “Rumble” off her 2014 album FOOD, and you can see why she might be known as the electric, eclectic, quirky and soulful muse of the music scene. Kelis, clad in a red leather jacket and army fisherman waders, sits in a vintage chair in a pond, surrounded by trumpet playing [...]