Check out this pic I grabbed of A$AP Rocky grabbin Rihanna‘s booty during the opening performance of the MTV VMAs tonight. (yes I still try to watch the VMAs if I can. Pretty dissapointing as per usual but that isn’t anything really new ) Anyway, Rocky really got a good handfull there.
Enjoy part three of a wonderfully-written essay from Corey, part-educator/bruce obsessed Philadelphian/fiestiest little thing I’ve ever met. And be prepared to believe. – Lindsey
2. Resurrect yourself -“Atlantic City” was recorded in Springsteen’s bedroom and mixed through an old Gibson guitar unit to a beat box. Just saying that out loud makes my heart melt.
This song also features issues such as crime, violence, romance, resurrection, and inevitability of death. So loaded with themes that my literary self just swooned as well. Watch these rigid black and white images of Atlantic City and listen to Bruce sing, “Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back.”
Enjoy part two of a wonderfully-written essay from Corey, part-educator/bruce obsessed Philadelphian/fiestiest little thing I’ve ever met. And be prepared to believe. – Lindsey
3. Devote yourself to your passion- “I’m On Fire.” So simple and so powerful. Soft beat + sexual tension + synth= hit. I dare you not to blush when you hear him sing, “Tell me now baby is he good to you. Can he do to you the things that I do?” The video isn’t too bad to look at either. Fix my car any day, Brucey.
Charlotte Gainsbourg has made a definitive name for herself in the art and entertainment world, besides being the daughter of notable European parents. With a famous actress as a mother and a French singer for a father, it’s no wonder Gainsbourg had seamlessly entered the industry when she was merely 15 years old.
Fast forward some years into adulthood and Gainsbourg still has not let up. With multiple film parts and releasing a fourth album last winter (among other amazing collaborations), she appears to still be making her way all over the world performing for the masses. Diane Roka was there earlier this year when the singer/songwriter performed at TLA here in Philadelphia. Grab a handful of music below and check out the rest of Diane’s sketches below.
A couple of weeks back we had our launch party for Philly creative organization, Collaborate Philly. I had an awesome time inside the mausoleum-turned art/venue space meeting tons of artists from all over the spectrum.
One woman I met, Diane Roka, told me about how she sketches the artists she sees live. Of course this immediately sounded like an amazing concept to me and I asked her to email me some of her work. Over the course of this week I will be featuring her drawings on the site along with some music from the artists themselves.
First up, Warpaint, the all-female quartet who create churning psychedelic guitar lines and post-punk percussion all while layering haunting vocals over top. Roka caught the group back in December and was inspired to recreate it on paper.
Listen to their most recent album, The Fool, while taking a look at Roka’s work below.
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As I was waiting underground for the East-bound train to arrive, I was watching riders filter down below making their way to various spots along the subway platform. Idling around, everyone biding the time in their own particular and individual way, I started paying attention to their actions. And almost all of us were fidgeting on our smart phones.