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Transcendence, By Any Other Name… | PATHS

PATHS is a willful deviation from Julianne’s comfort zone and a critical departure from her prior musical trajectory. The moniker brings to mind the nature of sound as brave little waves of energy forging their way into the unknown…


Passionate Deluges & Silver-lined Crests | Lo Moon

Lo Moon’s first release “Loveless” is a graceful musical expression whose ebbs and flows are reminiscent of the all-consuming sense of nakedness accompanying matters of the heart. Chimerical vocals, momentous piano hits, and howling guitars…


Y La Bamba | Luz Elena Mendoza

As creative beings, our artistic manifestations are, in part, reactions to a lifetime of navigating conflicting social norms, flawed family structures, and opposing beliefs which challenge our autonomy and intellectual resilience. The beauty of these unappetizing scenarios…


Emily Jane White | Enkindling Social Revolution

They Moved in Shadow Altogether is an extraordinary body of work that demonstrates the kind of aural vibrancy akin to evocations summoning ancient deities. It is in this highly-charged artistic mindset that Emily’s appeals, wrapped in allegory, unravel themselves…


Long Walks Wistful Tales | Jasmine Rodgers

Though we are intrinsically coupled to this world, we often find ourselves disconnected from nature and the beings that inhabit it. However, it is when consciously reconnecting that we rediscover ourselves, striking a nerve, and inspiring us…


Moving Panoramas | Leslie Sisson

We come into this world alone and we leave alone. Recognizing this certainty, and becoming comfortable with it, is key to detachment and ultimately happiness. Paradoxically, though we are individuals on a path built for one, it is when intersecting the paths of others…


Knowing You May Not Know | Royal Holland

Tragic events thrust us into a roller-coaster of emotions that initially keep us feeling lost, confused, or angry. This change, however, is a beautiful gift that offers insight to those open to change. How we deal with life’s hurdles determines whether…


The Road To Everywhere | Jon DeRosa

Each musician has their own beliefs, or explanations, on how they arrive at a given melody, arrangement, song, and so on. Whether an accumulation of events that leads to a spark, or a flash of inspiration that leads to a series of decisions… music, as life…


The Pleasure Compound | Dr. Susan Block

A sexually diverse utopian hangout is difficult to come by, seemingly requiring a consolidation of improbabilities for such a scene to unfold. A support group of active participants must also be on hand to nurture mutually beneficial relationships while filtering out toxic personalities…


The Latino Knights Awaken | Chicano Batman

The hero. The archetype from the Greek meaning “protector” or “defender,” extended to those demonstrating moral excellence; an entity which progresses tenaciously in relative obscurity remaining unknown until a major debut…


By Way of Scunthorpe | The Ruen Brothers

Commonplace is the tale of the single industry monotown which gradually surrenders to low-priced imports and misguided globalization. It’s an all too unfortunate reality leading to talent-drain and the dwindling of local employment…


When Dissimilarities Intersect | Howls

Something about the musical duo known as Howls reminds me of the sleeper masterpiece Once. In the movie, two people, who were moving through life in very different directions with seemingly a zero chance of ever meeting, unexpectedly become entangled…


The Depths of VaVoom

It is here in the pit of the haunted Mayan Theater where an infamous troupe of sexy misfits prepare for their theatrical presentation; a spectacle akin to a deliciously lethal explosion in an illegal Mexican fireworks factory, secretly hidden below an erotic toy warehouse, tucked inside a horny goat weed depot…


Ice vs. Underwear | Coachella 2014

“So let me get this straight… I show up on Thursday, and, we don’t leave till Monday. We pitch our tents and remain there in 1,000 degree heat with no shade for 3 full days among millions of obsessed concert-goers within millimeters of each other in a densely packed parking lot. Huh…”


Wine Is New, Once Again

Mexico’s cultural riches and abundant natural resources leave many other countries in envy. However, due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, Mexico was deprived of an opportunity to fully develop a wine culture…


Marvin Etzioni | Marvin Country

Risk, patience, and the element of surprise; wars are won using these tactics. In the current state of the music industry, battle plans are as good as gold. Apparently Marvin Etzioni has held his position, rebuffed unscrupulous offers and has come out victorious…


A Mutual Fertilization | Anna Skrabal

It’s safe to assume that most of us raised within the boundaries of Western medicine usually do not have Art in mind when a doctor is probing us. During this clinical observation, physical contact between the doctor & patient is limited and the emotional…


An American Muse | Charisma Lane

As far as muses go, Charisma Lane is a photographer’s dream. Her untamed spirit and whip-smart charm have allowed Charisma to effortlessly reinvent herself in an industry which devours novelty. In front of the lens, this daring muse has remained true to herself…


Finding Everyone Else | Coachella 2013

Canon packed. Releases printed. Body reclined– then the phone rings. On the other end is an old friend who informs me that his girlfriend has a tummy ache and that my ride to Coachella is not happening. I am only a few hours away from missing…