Nina Simone

Name: Eunice Kathleen Waymon   Born February 21, 1933- April 21, 2003 (aged 70)   Genres: Jazz, blues, R&B, folk, gospel   Occupations: Singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, activist from 1954–2003   Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. The sixth of eight children in a poor family, she began playing piano at […]

Museum of Contemporary Photography Exhibit: Taxonomy of a Landscape

Nothing so pastoral and bucolic in nature would challenge this exhibit unless it were actual pastures being plowed into the museum, trees springing from legions creating an air thick with pastels that with each shade are inhaling and exhaling a changing season. The photos that Victoria Sambunaris creates are so buoyant they can stop you […]

Air Guitar by Dave Hickey

I had this idea of an art made for the living, you see— of an art that might flourish that might flourish in the crazy zone between the priests of institutional virtue and the bottom feeder of commercial predation— of an art that might embody the marriage of desire and esteem (which is, of course, […]

Pretty Much Amazing: Album Review of Widowspeak “Almanac”

In an interview about her new LP, Molly Hamilton of Widowspeak was asked by her label, Captured Tracks, “How would you describe Almanac to a person who is deaf?” She responded, “Almanac is like moving into a big old house in the woods with sheets covering all the furniture, and then taking all the sheets off.”

Call Me in the Day by La Luz

“Call me in the day” by La Luz, (Burger Records) La Luz is surf bubblegum pop that has hints of 60’s girl group: The Tammy’s “Egyptian Shumba.” The band La Luz was started in the summer of 2012 by Shana Cleveland in Seattle, WA. Cleveland is a musician, poet and artist. And for sake of reference here is the “Egyptian […]