“I just kind of get into my little painting zone,” laughs Cecilia Romero, her bubbly disposition mirroring that of her rad color palettes. The LA-bred artist just wrapped up her latest project: a mural spanning a heavily trafficked Silverlake Los Angeles wall. Busy with people and emotions, the mural defines the area and its residents; for Romero, it’s all about those real life moments, full of feelings, personal energy and the relationships, real or not, between herself and the personalities she paints.
The last time we saw Gymshorts, they accomplished more in their short 30-minute set than some bands of similar raging noise-punk nature will manage only after playing with each other for years. Tearing through “Herman Melville” and other tracks from their purposefully, defiantly, invitingly imperfect recent release, No Backsies, their chemistry exploded.
From behind the lens of his 4×5, photographer Trevor Powers takes stills of life’s trivialized moments—those brief, familiar instances of beauty we so often overlook. Located in Western Mass via Vermont via Boston via Texas, Powers observes, clicks and prints photographs of his living, breathing surroundings.
Caricatures depict our exaggerated realities. They offer a lighter take on life and its nonsensical situations with inflated expressions, colors and stories; dreamscapes of real life, if you will. But what happens when the man behind the amplified doodle is the man within the amplified doodle?
The ladies of Vulture Vintage made their way to Moon Block Party’s annual music festival Desert Daze this past weekend to catch a slew of bands, sling some vintage merch and snap some photos of the weekend’s festivities.
Last week, Roma Dash was found crammed in the wheel well of a Logan-LAX commercial plane. Luckily, we were there, and made a citizens' arrest on the spot; she never did make it to Coachella, despite her incessant chanting of Lana Del Rey's 'West Coast,' as we hauled her away.
Growing up in a working-class household in Phoenix beset by little artistic inspiration, MadMan ‘MDMN’ often escaped into dream visions of Sci-Fi channel shows fueled in equal measure by off-brand action figures with interchangeable and colorful arms and legs.
While Real Hair is comfortably familiar, it's no carbon-copy of what their debut full-length Major Arcana brought us last June. It embraces some different songwriting qualities that provide a distinction from what has come before, and their musical progression doesn't come at the cost of sacrificing what has made Speedy Ortiz so appealing to date: loud, intricate 90s-fuzz guitars and Sadie Dupuis' sharp lyrics and vocals.
n. \ˈdis-(ˌ)kō\ \ˈnap\
A short passage of sleep taken while dressed, with music playing, and the aim that one will not fall into deep sleep; thereby allowing the disco napper to relax and recharge, but also wake up and go out later.
With a little bit of wood and a grip of recycled materials, including repurposed cardboard, Adams fabricates large-scale geometric sculptures that stand as unique pieces of tessellation-like art and serve to augment the normative city landscapes we pass by every day.