Friday, September 26, 2014

Visual Journal :: Hopscotch Fest 2014

T0W3RS 

Instant photos shot on Fujifilm Instax Wide 210 Instant.
Digital photos shot on Nikon D90 or iPhone 5
Earlier this week, I was asked in an interview what my favorite music festival is. I didn't even have to think: 
Hopscotch Festival, now on it's fifth year, in Raleigh, NC. 


Estrangers (Phuzz Records)
The appeal of Hopscotch for me is the balance of established acts with experimental performances and up-and-coming artists. For every popular festival headliner like St. Vincent or Spoon, there is a "when am I ever going to get the chance to see this?" moment, like seeing IIII performing as a 16 piece ensemble, watching Tony Conrad in a church, or a family-friendly city square metal show featuring Death and Mastodon. A casual afternoon bloody mary watching harpist Mary Lattimore collaborate with Thurston Moore almost feels normal at a festival this full of discovery, experimentation, and camaraderie. There is a feeling in the air that the artists are enjoying themselves as much as the festival goers, an indicator of just how much careful thought goes into this festival. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Wearing: Lucy's Lockets

Lucy Farmer and her husband have been building homes together for 15 years. Drawing inspiration from her work as creative director of an architectural supply store, Lucy incorporates antique charms and one of a kind architectural hardware findings into jewelry.
An old key may find a new life as a charm, and a victorian keyhole might become a pendant in her Lucy's Inspired jewelry line. Lucy's Inspired gifted me the necklace pictured below. Beneath it are some of my other favorite pieces from her shop. Thank you, Lucy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: Tweedy at Georgia Theatre 9/19


Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer Tweedy, performing under the name... wait for it... you'll never guess... Tweedy, are bringing their show to Georgia Theatre September 19. Tweedy will perform Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs, as well as songs from his new record Sukierae, backed by a full band. Sharing the bill is the ever-solid, timelessly catchy Merge Records outfit Hospitality. 

Once again, my friends at Georgia Theatre graciously offered a pair of tickets ($100 value) for a lucky reader (a lucky reader who reads and follows all the directions!) 

Friday, September 12, 2014

CLOSED: GIVEAWAY: Ty Segall at Ga Theatre

Ty Segall by Aaron Richter from SPIN

I shouldn't have to explain to you why you should want to win these tickets... but in case I do, see below:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blade Runner Polaroids :: 1981


In honor of Dragon*Con this weekend in Atlanta, it seems appropriate to share these Polaroids Sean Young took on the set on Blade Runner. Check back in tomorrow for another Blade Runner themed post.




Friday, August 8, 2014

Hear: Pinecones - "Sleep is Forget" video

Pinecones: get used to hearing this name, because *hot damn* this Athens/Atlanta band is great. Bonus points for playing inside a human body all Fantastic Voyage-style. 

More on Pinecones: stream "Plays Cosmic Hits" from my friends at Southern Vision.


Monday, July 7, 2014

What Moon Things - self-titled


Sometimes, Monday mornings ain't so bad. Sometimes, you wake up to a text from Bambara letting you know that your client What Moon Things' Pitchfork review just went live (a thorough, positive 7.3), and your publicist heart starts the day on a good foot.
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