The synth-pop, indie rock star got on stage and played to the audience, inviting them to journey with him in his pain and happiness. His melodic voice, electronic beats, and acoustic sounds were enough to make fans go wild. The performance was nothing short of perfect.Read More
We sat down with Thien Nguyen, a professional film photographer based out of Washington DC and a staff photographer for the magazine. She talked about her work, creative process, and some of the challenges she faces as an ethnic female artist.Read More
In the heart of the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC, we sat down with Nic Perea, Wes Parker, Brian Larson, and Matt Benson of Camp Howard before their show with Sleepwalkers at DC9.Read More
Boston Calling has outgrown its humble home of Boston’s cement carpeted City Hall Plaza. Just last year the festival moved to its new venue of the Harvard Athletic Complex. This was exciting because traversing the turf of this Ivy League institution was likely as close as I would get to becoming either a Harvard student or an athlete. The location also meant space for a Coachella-rivaling Ferris wheel, additional stages, and more people.
The area was once part of a vast inland sea that covered a large area of Southern California.Read More
Although their surf-pop makes them sound is as if they have been plucked straight from the beach, the Vancouver band, Peach Pit, has started to make impressions globally. The band consists of bassist Peter Wilton, guitarist Chris Vanderkooy, drummer Mikey Pascuzzi, and vocalist/guitarist Neil Smith. During SXSW, we lounged poolside with the guys talking about their new album, Being So Normal, guitar solos, and staying motivated.Read More
A new take on Chicago’s music scene, Varsity, are showing their true colors with Parallel Person, the latest release from the retro pop group. Led by singer/keyboardist Stephanie Smith, she surrounds herself with guitarist/vocalist Dylan Weschler, guitarist Patrick Stanton, bassist Paul Stolz, and drummer Jake Stolz. The band took time out of their packed SXSW schedule to answer a few questions about the making of Parallel Person, challenges they’ve faced getting to releasing the album, and goals for the rest of the year.Read More
Aaron Maine, better known as Porches, usually spends his time writing songs in his New York apartment or on the road touring his latest album, The House. After starting the project in 2010 as an indie rock band, Maine has slowly stepped out of that comfort zone and moved into the next with his synth-pop sound.Read More
If you love photography, shooting and exploring new places with your friends may be one of your favorite things to do. Nothing can beat capturing beautiful banal photos when you're with the people you enjoy the company of and share the same interests as you.
Ifreke Inyang, model and student at Texas Tech University contributes to the conversation on race, culture, and diversity.Read More