Philly Finds Vol. 21

Philly Finds Vol. 21

Welcome back to Philly Finds friends. Wow, what a week it 'twas. Between a special moment of photographing my friends marriage at City Hall, a Sonja Morgan sighting at Parc and launching a Patreon (subscribe <3!), last week gave me a boost of serotonin I desperately needed. Sonjarita Here are some recent blog posts you [...]

FemFocused: Keeping it cool with Beth Keeping

FemFocused: Keeping it cool with Beth Keeping

I heard I've got your respect at last, because I went for my dreams and you wish you had done that You're about to listen to my new summer bop - Cool Kids by British singer/songwriter Beth Keeping, Creating songs that speak about real-life situations, Beth's honest lyrics and emotive vocals have been garnering attention [...]

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

Not a bad one in the bunch – an interview with Bad Shapes

There are no bad shapes Formed in 2018, Bad Shapes is a Philadelphia-based DIY shoegaze/rock band, seeking always to create commonality between discomfort and discovery. The result is a cohesiveness found between heavily effected guitars that shimmer and surge over driving rhythmic foundations, modulated synths that bounce and bend, and found-audio samples carefully deployed both in [...]

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi

Photo by shotbyram Meet Your Friendly Neighborhood Struggle Rapper, Tawobi Originally from Mt. Airy, rapper Tawobi has been working on F​.​A​.​T​.​E (theFishthatAteTheElephant) since 2015, when he first dropped out of school in New York City and moved back to Philly with his artist collective HBC (Highest Basement Collective). He released F.A.T.E. early on Bandcamp around [...]

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy

Reads Sparking Joy laugh with me ppl Just popping by mid-week to offer a few reading suggestions, as a treat. The article I’m Clinging to Personal Writing More Than Ever Right Now by Harling Ross (also referenced in this post) has me nodding my head in unison. I'm finding comfort, solidarity and mucho entertainment in [...]

A BAD duo

A BAD duo

Greetings! Salutations! Hello! I hope all of you cool cats and kittens are doing well out there (let me know if you want to chat all things Tiger King). We have a brand new music interview coming your way, and I'm excited to share that there are several music interviews currently in the works. It's [...]

Philly Finds Vol. 13

Philly Finds Vol. 13

Groundhog Day prediction, as seen in the latest issue of Philly Mag A new Philly Finds is coming atcha today. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy the Philly Finds-writing process. I don't actively seek out places or things for this series - rather I scroll through my phone to see what photos I've taken [...]

a badass at rest

a badass at rest

Art by Tyler Spangler "Be a badass at rest," my therapist said to me after I lamented about my inability to sit still and not let negative thoughts swirl in moments of stillness and quiet. "You're still a badass, you're just resting." This mantra of being a "badass at rest" has been incredibly useful in [...]