Artist, musician, boys club conqueror, Stevie Nicks is a fury of raw emotions, and her refusal to apologize for her imperfections has made her one of the most distinctive female voices that came out of the sixties and seventies.
Australia artist Susanna Rose Sykes bears the female form in an honest and psychedelic style that we simply can’t get enough of. With a schooling in both fashion and illustration, Sykes teams the two with traces of alternative coming-of-age to create ingenious candid characters floating through the void between adolescence and adulthood—that in-between realm of radical ups and downs.
We spent a late August afternoon with Dirty Dishes in Los Angeles; hanging at Ms. Donut – the official site of all Dirty Dishes band meetings – eating grilled cheese sandwiches at Brite Spot Diner, walking around Echo Park Lake, and an enjoying an impromptu jam session on the floor of Jenny Tuite’s quaint abode.
With immeasurable, monotone quirk and a healthy curiosity for the world (and butts) around her, Tina Belcher just gets it. Surrounded by a fog of dense teenage standards and parental weights, Tina and her underdeveloped womanhood march to the beat of a different drum—a very horny drum.
Before hitting the road for a west coast string of dates Cobalt Cranes' Kate Betuel and Tim Foley took the time to talk with Amadeus about the musical movement brewing in Los Angeles, writing the new album in a motel in Kansas, and blasting Black Sabbath while driving through blizzards in Colorado.
Andres creates psychedelic highs and lows, a visual depiction of the beats in his headphones driving his process where it needs to go. His is a labor of mediation, drawing from life and the unlikely sites and sounds it mashes together.
San Francisco's Acid Bath has released his second book that not only comes in a beautifully bound hard and softcover form, but serves as a distinct look into the chromatic inner workings of Acid Bath's artistic mind.
Each of Danava's songs is a rollicking, rippin' power track with extra psychedelic embellishments. The band works with a consistent feeling and within the confines of a bygone genre, but seeing them live puts to rest doubts that it’s all pretense-laden artifice.