The musical world is ever changing, new genres are created constantly and artists too can modify and evolve just as frequently. This is what attracts hordes of music lovers to now veteran indies, Cold War Kids.
At any given moment, on any given day, you can find illustrator Bill Rebholz huddled over his desk, sketching long-legged gentlemen gripping their oblong belongings. He draws simplicities sans simplicity, exaggerating all interactions, aspects and ratios to parade the detailed oddities of life.
Worn out copies of Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater and Cat’s Cradle could be found in the hands of longhaired college students and weed-smoking street musicians throughout the country, daring them to challenge the everyday methodologies of political and social institutions and reality itself. Read our ode to the chain-smoking social pessimist and author.
Jacky Sheridan’s work always begins in black, hand-drawn ink—a hardened practicality most artists can’t shake. In observant detail the Irish illustrator conveys complexity in simple outlines and colors, giving way to to life's details without hindering its absurdity.
Besides the randomly intriguing long form pieces that surface from the music nerds over at MOJO magazine, not only do very few music articles captivate, but even fewer music critics have ever created a career out writing with as much veracity and unflattery as Lester Bangs.
With live performances as savage and unruly as his personality was introverted and deadpan, Lou Reed, the once lead singer of The Velvet Underground, developed and brought an avant-garde style to the often contrived methodology of rock music.