BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 02, 2014
"Just Won't Do" is the softly sassy, acoustic premier track from trio Wise Girl's newest EP, Sing Me to Sleep.
The band is fronted by Abby Weitz, whose pop vocals carry off Wise Girl's bubblegum rock sound perfectly. She's part Taylor Swift, part Liz Phair, and her flat-ironed hair is dyed a purply auburn. "Just Won't Do" might sound cloyingly sweet, like many other pop tunes where a female singer pines for her lover and tries to cajole him into returning her affections, but Weitz has flipped the script. Give "Just Won't Do" a listen here. Read More
The Spanish art director and photographer Diego Arroyo takes an unusual and refreshing approach to photographing the tribespeople of Ethiopia's Omo Valley. Instead of the portraits of tribespeople we might be familiar with, those with a clinical or sociological-- and often problematic-- perspective, he navigates lifestyles different from his own “in search of the subtle” gestural and expressive fibers that tie us all together as human beings. Read More
on Nov 07, 2013
Recently, NYC subway stops and bus shelters have been plastered with the faces of little girls in all their smiling glory. Printed over the image of each girl is the headline "I'm a Girl" and then, smaller, "I'm Beautiful the Way I am."
In between those lines are listed the various ways that the girl is "beautiful": "I'm a leader, adventurous, outgoing, sporty, unique, smart and strong," for instance. Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson
on Nov 07, 2013
Last night’s Communion Records gathering at the Lower East Side’s Rockwood Music Hall brought together a plethora of indie rock/folk bands of varying popularity, including Brooklyn’s own Savior Adore. Other fine acts included Tennis, On an On, Poor Remy, The Districts, Belle Mare, Salt Cathedral, Great States, Night Sweats, Tor Miller, Michael Daves, and Leif Vollebekk, whom we had the pleasure to meet outside the venue. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Oct 25, 2013
With less than seven days left for Banksy’s New York City residency, titled “Better Out Than In,” the British street artist still has admirers and dissenters, more or less, on the edge of their seats, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg mostly frustrated. Each day in October has welcomed a new work on the streets of the Big Apple, varying from classic Banksy mischief to insightful mobile and kinetic works that could have easily been mislabeled as pranks to the uninformed. Read More