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Jennifer Korsen’s “Heartopia” Puts The Art in Artery

No Comments 06 February 2018

Santa Clarita-based interactive installation and fundraiser marks the culmination of five years of public works and community engagement. by Daniel Barron     Don’t call Jennifer Korsen the Queen of Hearts. Well, okay, she does, but a self-conscious wink is definitely applied. The Los Angeles-based muralist, mixed media artist, and activist derives the title from […]

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Trax: Spencer Robinson & The Wolf Spiders, “Drink Gasoline, Spit Fire”

No Comments 18 October 2017

Spencer Robinson and The Wolf Spiders’ first single off of their upcoming LP, Beneath The Surface. by Daniel Barron     Limber up, punk, ’cause this song has whiskey-flamed breath and it’s ready to tussle. “Drink Gasoline, Spit Fire” is a hard rock jam recounting an evening of booze-fueled brawling and comes off of Spencer […]

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Artist Spotlight: John-Paul Kim

No Comments 18 October 2017

Artist Spotlight on the fleshy sci-fi creations of NYC-based illustrator John-Paul Kim. by Daniel Barron     John-Paul Kim is a NYC-based illustrator and graphic designer whose affinity for gaming, graphic art, and pulpy sci-fi lend an oily organic quality to his psychedelic visions. He favors bright hues, loose lines, the flashy, the fleshy, and  […]

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Psycho-Noir Audiodrama Asks “What’s The Frequency?”

No Comments 13 September 2017

Creator James Oliva discusses the conception and influences behind his new psycho-noir audiodrama series What’s The Frequency?. by Daniel Barron     Just as collector culture has applied a new coat of varnish to antiquated formats like the cassette tape, the ease and ubiquity of podcasts have revived that old-timey format of the radio drama. […]

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Music Video: Pipe Dreams, “In My Head”

No Comments 12 September 2017

DIY and NSFW music video for the track “In My Head” by LA punk princesses Pipe Dreams. by Daniel Barron     They play hard and fast, they wear tiaras, and they DGAF. They call themselves Pipe Dreams and a year after these punk princesses crashed onto the scene at Echo Park Rising they’ve dropped […]

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The Bewitching Talents of Joy Shannon

No Comments 11 September 2017

Long Beach-based illustrator, musician, and tattoo artist Joy Shannon talks her enduring interests in folklore and her own Irish heritage. by Daniel Barron     Author Grant Morrison once referred to artists as the last magicians in the age of science. The imagination carries immense power to inspire, to seduce, to weave, to transport. It’s […]

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Music Video: Honey Child, “Gotta Wait Another Night”

No Comments 31 August 2017

Music video for the new single by Claire McKweon’s Honey Child choir. by Daniel Barron     Opera singer and composer Claire McKeown began her musical life on the opera stage, with past projects that have included Shadow Shadow Shade, Afternoons, and Dirt Bird. Her choir group Honey Child marks the ideal showcase of her […]

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Music Video: Ramonda Hammer, “Destroyers”

No Comments 28 August 2017

Music video for Ramonda Hammer’s title track off of their new EP, “Destroyers.” by Daniel Barron     LA grunge band Ramonda Hammer might be having their best month ever. Their newest release, the Destroyers EP, dropped at the beginning of the month from New Professor, garnering effusive acclaim from a little mag called Rolling […]

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Echo Park Rising ’17 Recap – Saturday

No Comments 27 August 2017

Photos from the Saturday acts at Echo Park Rising ’17. by Daniel Barron     Last weekend, bands, artists, and vendors assembled in celebration of LA’s creativity and diversity for the Echo Park Rising shindig. Headlining acts for 2017 included The Buttertones, Dungen, Meatbodies, and Laetitia Sadlier. Our resident music documentarian Chris Camargo and I […]

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Echo Park Rising ’17 Recap – Sunday

No Comments 26 August 2017

Photos from the final day of Echo Park Rising 2017. by Daniel Barron     Chris and I finished the weekend by checking out some of our friends at the Wild Riot x The Pretty Cult stage, among them Flames of Durga, Night Talks, and Holy Wars. We also stopped by Play Like A Girl’s […]

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