ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Johannah O’Donnell

0 Comments 19 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on Florida-based pop artist Johannah O’Donnell. by Daniel Barron     For some, rock ‘n’ roll is a phase or rite of passage. For others, it’s a religion, an outfit for all occasions. Johannah O’Donnell’s acid-washed visions of feral creatures, tattooed Valkyries, and colors that play it LOUD are a testament to the […]

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MUSIC

Shane Alexander, 4/7 @ The Hotel Cafe

0 Comments 18 April 2017

Shots from Shane Alexander’s recent performance at The Hotel Cafe. by Chris Camargo     When you discover an artist that makes a truly beautiful song (“Heart of California”) and then upon going deeper into the album (Bliss) you find a song titled “I Will Die Alone” you make it a point to get to […]

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MUSIC

Play Like A Girl Presents: Kid Wave, 4/15 @ The Echo

0 Comments 18 April 2017

Kid Wave headlined a stellar night of grrl-fronted bands this past weekend at The Echo, presented by Play Like A Girl. by Daniel Barron     Kid Wave began in 2013 as the music project of Swedish singer/songwriter Lea Emmery, who left her hometown of Norrköping in 2011, when she was just a teenager. In […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

“Five AM Moon” by Alyssa Crow

0 Comments 17 April 2017

Alyssa Crow is a Los Angeles-based poet & writer with Romantic sensibilities. Her mixed Asian identities position her in a fluid space of belonging and otherness that informs the battle between head-space and body-space, deeply influencing her work. Her poems are constructed with the truth of an experience, a moment, or a memory. Find more […]

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Art Made Me: On Yay! LA’s Return

0 Comments 16 April 2017

Good to be home. by Daniel Barron     “Previously on Yay! LA Magazine….”   Be open. That’s the simplest way I can sum up what I’ve learned in five years and change. Be open to exploring, creating, listening, experiencing new things, meeting new people, taking risks, saying “yes,” being wrong, making an ass of […]

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Artist Spotlight: Kamille Freske

0 Comments 16 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on PA-based fine art painter Kamille Freske. by Daniel Barron     If it’s a witch, elf queen, or lady of the lake, it must emerge from the brush of Pennsylvania-based painter Kamille Freske. A graduate of The Tyler School of Art in 2012, she is currently explores her passion for portraiture, particularly […]

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Artist Spotlight: Martin Darkside

0 Comments 13 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the macabre works of UK-based fine artist Martin Darkside. by Daniel Barron     Martin Woodhead, aka Martin Darkside, is a UK-based fine artist who has specialized in surreal oil paintings since 2002. Incorporating elements of pinup art , tattoo culture, fantasy, horror, and pulp cover illustration, his macabre aesthetic brings a […]

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Artist Spotlight: Allen Panakal

0 Comments 13 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the impressionistic sci-fi vistas of Allen Panakal. by Daniel Barron     Born and raised in Chicago in a family of artists, Allen Panakal’s mind currently resides in far-off alien landscapes. He has been illustrating for the past three years after working for over a decade as a web and graphic designer […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward, 4/9 @ The Echo

0 Comments 12 April 2017

Lauren Ruth Ward folked shit up for her Single Release Party at The Echo. by Daniel Barron     Baltimore bred, Los Angeles-based folk artist Lauren Ruth Ward left a big impression when her self-titled EP dropped last year. Since hitting the LA music scene the singer/songwriter has gathered buzz by partnered with organizations like […]

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Artist Spotlight: Ankat Hermanns

0 Comments 12 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on German illustrator Ankat Hermanns. by Daniel Barron     Born in Aachen, Germany, close to the Dutch and Belgium border, Anne-Katrin Hermanns began drawing as soon as she was old enough to hold a pen. She presently resides in the Netherlands, where she finished her MA in Scientific Illustration at the Maastricht […]

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