Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Guest Edit: Yasi Salek @ Burger-A-Go-Go!
When it comes to music, the all-girl concept is great in theory, but can also easily go the way of Lilith Fair real fast if not executed properly. But in the case of this past weekend’s Burger-A-Go-Go, the female-centric festival put on by cult Southern California label Burger Records, awesomeness definitely prevailed. It helped that the line-up was robust and diverse, packed full of emerging acts like The Aquadolls, Death Valley Girls, and Feels (hands down my favorite new act, keep an eye on them), heavy-hitters like Bleached, Dum Dum Girls, and Best Coast (pictured above in her highly coveted Jagermeister t-shirt), and Burger sweethearts Colleen Green, Peach Kelli Pop, and Shannon and the Clams. Watching The Muffs play to the super psyched all-ages crowd, many of whom weren’t even born when the band put out their first album in 1993, was pretty special, but the most stand out performance of the night definitely came from Atlanta punk rock princesses The Coathangers. Their raucous, electrifying set almost certainly inspired the formation of dozens of new bands out of the adoring teens in the crowd, and even got this old lady to take a stage dive (I have life in me yet).
Here are some photos (special thanks to Blaque Chris):
Friday, August 1, 2014 Top Tens: Things We Loved This Week
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Studio Soundtracks: Lady DJ: Kitty Cash
We’ve been crushing on Kitty Cash for a while. But with the release of her new EP, Love the Free 2, we’ve fallen even harder. Like her first, the new mix celebrates the intersection of fashion, art and music. On the EP are some of Kitty’s favorite artists, including Kilo Kish, SZA, and Jesse Boykins. But that’s not all. The release party and accompanying weekend-long exhibition are going one step further, recognizing the power of collaboration through multi-sensory experience. EP artwork from Jonni Cheatwood stands near a flower installation by Alison Valentine, all while a video diary is projected onto a blank wall. All in all, the exhibit is an experiment in diverse tastes and the people who curate them. We caught up with the mastermind to talk EP emotions, guilty pleasures, and what exactly happens when Bey shows up to your gig.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 Right Now: Five Music Videos We Are Obsessed With This Week
Even though MTV has been hijacked by teen moms and teen wolves, the art of the music video is not dead. Our favorite artists are still making them left and right; they’re just getting more creative with their execution (like Lana Del Rey, pictured above, whose strikingly simple “bride without a groom” video gives us the chills). From Slutever‘s summer fun to Mac DeMarco‘s sexy Homer Simpson situation, here are five music videos we are currently obsessing over.