Wednesday, June 18, 2014 California Dreaming: Just Add Water
This weekend, hundreds of Californians headed to Palm Springs in the name of aquatic party hopping. Splash House, which is basically Coachella with water, attracted an eclectic group of music lovers– 90% of them dressed in platforms and neon bathing suits, 100% with a tropical drink in hand. We sent a few of our Nasty Gals to take a dip!
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Culture Shock: Greece-d Lightning
Hey guys, it’s me again, your friend the worst. You may remember me from my recent gripping and provocative piece on learning to love Paris. After I made my peace with the French (with the exception of the waitress at that cafe who told me there was no more breakfast and then proceeded to serve three different tables Eggs Benedict I hate you forever), I headed over to Greece to meet my friends Mish Way (of White Lung) and Hether Fortune (of Wax Idols and current bassist of White Lung) where they had a break from their international tour. We had arranged to have a little ladies vacation in Hydra, one of the Saronic islands about three hours from Athens by ferry (no relation to the evil world-wide organization that was the enemy of Tony Stark, I don’t think anyway). With the exception of one crazy night in Athens with our pals Deafheaven, all we really engaged in was some pretty high level chilling. If you ever make it over this corner of the Aegean Sea, here are some of our travel tips…
Friday, June 13, 2014 California Dreaming: Weekend Plans: Splash House Palm Springs
Splash House, a party held across three beautiful pools in Palm Springs, CA, is this weekend, and Nasty Gal will be there soaking up the sun and the killer music provided by a host of different artists, including MNDR, Neon Indian, and our girls POSSO, pictured looking luxurious and lovely in the photos here. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for live updates of this uniquely amazing desert experience!
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Angel Haze
Angel Haze sounds like a rapper, but she feels like a one-woman punk band. Towards the end of her recent frenetic performance opening for MIA at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Haze jumped into the audience. She was invisible except for the strobe of cell phones and camera flashes that followed her from one side of the crowd to the other, her powerful staccato booming through the waves of fans rocking out to her words. Haze may be young and relatively new to the game, but she has an insanely smart literary mind and name drops both queer theorists and rappers in the same breath. I spoke with the talented Detroit-bred rapper about poetry, fashion, and finding her voice in the industry.