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Icelandic producer and composer Valgeir Sigurðsson follows the success of his solo debut Ekvílibríum which The Fader called “a singular album, as ornate as it is direct”—with the soundtrack to the documentary film Dreamland (Draumalandið), to be released February 22 on his Bedroom Community label.
We catch up with Fashion & Beauty Photographer Jamie Nelson to talk about her career as a photographer, her colorful images and what the future holds.
Aaron began his stand up comedy career on May 31, 2002 when he was fired from a job and realized he had nothing left to lose but his dignity and self-respect by stepping on stage and making people laugh and think about what’s wrong with our world, culture, and ourselves and how to fix them with absurd solutions.
Born and raised in London, Carmen thinks she may have inherited her facility for piano from her paternal grandfather, an accomplished player who died before she was born. She began private piano and flute lessons at age seven.
Olenick, who is, perhaps unsurprisingly, bald himself, flipped the traditional “Go West, young man” advice on its head, moving from Los Angeles to New York in order to pursue his aspirations. Olenick’s travels landed him at New York University, and he has remained in New York ever since, shooting live music and making a name for himself in the photo industry.
As far as most of the shows in the genre go, the name “reality television” is quite a misnomer. Unless, of course, the average person is constantly vying with ten other gorgeous members of his or her gender to win the affections of a random millionaire or is often stranded on a desert island completing challenges to avoid being sent back to civilization.
Whether you believe it or not, Walsh said his two favorite comics of all time are Sinbad and Billy Connolly. In his interview he continued to say that “people look at me with a clear WTF look on their face” when he tells people that. And rest assure WTF does not stand for “why-those-fellas”.
Brooke Nipar fell in love with her grandfather’s 35mm Camera as a teenager which inspired her to study photography at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
The five years between Si*Sé’s last album, More Shine, and its new five-song EP, Gold, were not spent in vain. With the rapid shift in how people consume and experience music, the New York City-based band was waiting for the right opportunity to strike out on its own.
Serena Ryder sings with conviction; she’s sexy but she also sounds like she could kick your ass. The Canadian, Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter played the intimate City Winery on February 25 to audience cheers and turned the place into a sing-a-long that fans appreciated by the show’s end.
Though I’ve been an avid consumer of music for as long as I can remember, eagerly gobbling up sounds from every genre and era, it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had a major musical blind spot: China.
When it comes to Justin Tracy’s music there’s a good deal of truth in the saying ”Music is what feelings sound like.” I remember just about a year ago we were headed downtown and I can assure you that we witnessed an brilliant intimate show by the British singer Justin Tracy.
On their major-label debut album Stages, Vedera have at last been able to capture the magic that has made them such a hot live property over the past few years. The Kansas City, Missouri-based quartet, fronted by Kristen May, have toured incessantly since releasing their first EP in 2004, honing their sound and building their considerable fanbase the grassroots way — one fan at a time.
Mike Posner is the current it-boy of the college scene and he’s quickly emerging with a lot of mainstream buzz following the creation of two dorm room-produced mixtapes, “A Matter of Time” in March 2009 and most recently “One Foot Out The Door” in October.
A classic rock obsessive, Whittle encouraged Justin to make SPW more grandiose. “We wanted to make filthy party hits; bring the party back to rock’n’roll and back to New York City.” Whittle says. “The songs Justin had already written were great songs, but they didn’t have super-catchy choruses.
I once read a quote about design, it reads: Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” that’s the exact feeling that Adrian Wilson achieves when you browse his photographs.
Michael Cavayero was born in New York City and raised in Merrick and Syosset, NY, two Long Island suburbs. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University in 2009, and studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design GSD in Cambridge, MA
From the western plains of Provo, Utah, comes Neon Trees, a band whose name captures their essence – iridescent pop grounded by sturdy, organic roots rock – introduced on “Animal,” first single from their debut album HABITS, set for March 23rd release in the physical and digital marketplace on Mercury Records.
The south east Londoners have sold more than a million copies of their three hit albums (the other two being 2005’s ‘Tourist’ and 2007’s ‘Beyond The Neighbourhood’); packed out venues across the land; picked up an Ivor Novello award; and topped both the UK’s album and airplay charts.
Pintandwefall sounds more like The White Stripes than the Spice Girls, with a gritty, garage-rock edge and a lack of pretentiousness and over-produced pop.
Born and raised in Israel, Meital Dohan graduated from Israeli’s prestigious acting school, and has starred in many theater, television and film productions. She earned Israeli Oscar nominations for her performances in God’s Sandbox and Giraffes.
Make The Girl Dance, a “Parisian” electro act led by Pierre Mathieu, who is best known in France for presenting the TV Show “Plus vite que la musique” on M6.