Lauren Ruth Ward Makes Herself At Home

Something beautiful can happen when you plant yourself in fertile ground and tap into – as well as become – a natural resource in your environment. The best of that beautiful, on an artistic front, manifests itself when you allow yourself to learn, grow and thrive and others to do the same. At her recent sold-out show at the Troubadour […]

Remembering Emery Becker

“My name is Emery Becker and I love Photography. ​A little over a year and a half ago I picked up a camera and life was never the same.  I started shooting everything, from walks around the neighborhood, concerts and international travel, documenting tours I have been on and taking portraits of people I meet along the way.” With a […]

Music On, World Off: And The Award Goes To…

…a bunch of people. Honestly, I don’t care about the Oscars. No, seriously, but there are folks worth a nod like Gary Oldman: Best Actor for Darkest Hour. And Jordan Peele: Best Original Screenplay for Get Out. And Sam Rockwell: Best Supporting Actor for Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri. And Frances McDormand: Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Edding, Missouri who […]

Music On, World Off: Look, A Kitten

Hey, lovelies: happy Friday. Here’s a kitten. A hell of a cute kitten. A hell of a cute kitten getting his nap on atop a guitar. Why? Just to offer a tiny – but very necessary – distraction from the dumpster fires happening outside in the real world. Another distraction I’m offering is this week’s edition of my Music On, World Off […]

Pale Waves Release All The Things I Never Said EP

Let’s be clear: The Manchester foursome Pale Waves has been a weirdly refreshing addition to the indie musical landscape. Goth-pop is a thing and, in the hands of Heather Baron-Graci (vox/guitar), Ciara Doran (drums), Hugo Silvani (guitar), and Charlie Wood (bass) their retro rooted, synth-washed ear candy registers as delicious as it is contemporarily charming. Perhaps it’s the bright, youthful vigor that Pale […]

Music On, World Off: Wakanda (And Killmonger) Forever

Shuri and T’Challa know what’s up, folks. Yesterday I (and millions of my warm, close friends around the world) had the immense pleasure of traveling to Wakanda and – man – what a joy. Marvel’s Black Panther was lit AF. An outright, outsized, out of this world but wholly of this earth joy. An exercise in intelligent storytelling, multi-faceted representation, AfroFuturism, […]

Music On, World Off: Mirai Nagasu aka Triple Axel, Bitches

So what happens when you’re the first U.S. female figure skater (and only the third woman EVER) to execute and stick the devilishly difficult forward edge jump-thing called a triple axel on Olympic ice?   “HOLY COW!” You just witnessed a historic triple axel from Mirai Nagasu. #WinterOlympics https://t.co/NsNuy9F46h pic.twitter.com/jCMTb4LtXv — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018 You get a […]