The Los Angeles trio Moaning, comprised of Sean Solomon, Pascal Stevenson, and Andrew MacKelvie, is one of those bands born out of LA’s DIY music scene and raised in venues like The Smell and Pehrspace.
Artist Noah Lyon constitutes art. With the intuitive wherewithal to pull it off, Lyon frames our collective socio-political dysfunction, highlighting our woes with acute hope and humor evocative of change rather than digital fixes.
Most often, What you see is what you get is an unnerving concept; unless it’s in reference to artist Dominic Kesterton, in which case, it’s a delightful surprise. Bold and fervent, Kesterton manifests in each of his illustrations and publications as the unfiltered creator, offering himself and his craft in even unison.
Via Melbourne, Australia via the Soviet Union, DIY savant Stanislava Pinchuk – or Miso, as she artistically authorizes – creates and shares beautiful hand-mades. She creates without dimensional limitations, sketching, designing, tattooing and publishing.
When was the last time you walked down the street and a sign actually caught your attention because it was aesthetically pleasing? The computer-designed, diecut vinyl lettering that litters a majority of business’ signs has undoubtedly created a creeping sameness in our cityscapes.
Roz & The Rice Cakes (yes, rice cakes were involved in the informal christening) can’t be duplicated. From the hand-made props to the far-out harmonies, the Providence, Rhode Island trio takes DIY to a new level, creating and interpreting music as their own.