Artist Interviews & Music

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

Musings · What's on Philadelphia

Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

It’s hard to begin a sentence with “In West Philadelphia,” because well, you know. But that’s how this begins… In West Philadelphia, Overbook specifically on the corner of 64th and Carlton, once resided an Italian restaurant called Lebano’s. I believe this place to be to be my first memory. My brother’s probably, too. I was…… Continue reading Community on the Corner of 64th and Carlton

Artist Interviews & Music

Brain Rotating with Unbound Joy

As a music theorist and former classical musician, Unbound Joy, aka Chris Bonanni, has become enamored with what is typically seen as the other side of the spectrum in the classical music world-pop music. In pursuit of writing a perfect pop song, Unbound Joy returns with his new album ‘Brain Rotations,’, out now. After releasing…… Continue reading Brain Rotating with Unbound Joy

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: Philly singer Ang Bocca

Photo by Justin Green “Art can be all over the place,” Proclaims the Instagram bio of Philadelphia artist Ang Bocca. While the world is in turmoil, at least we have art. And I am grateful that we have artists like Ang Bocca. We’re continuing to highlight women through the FemFocused series (happy belated International Women’s…… Continue reading FemFocused: Philly singer Ang Bocca

Dining & Entertainment · Style · What's on Philadelphia

Philly Finds Vol. 14 (& then some)

It’s been a month since my last Philly Finds post, which means I’ve had a whole month to gather up some of the best things in Philly to check out (best being solely my opinion 😉 ). Did I deliver? Let’s find out. But before diving into this post, I wanted to quickly talk about…… Continue reading Philly Finds Vol. 14 (& then some)

Musings · Style

Announcing a Positive Publicity Collaboration with Fite Fashion

Owning a custom, one-of-a-kind dress is something I’ve always dreamed about. Nay, fantasized about. How extravagant would it be to roll-up to an event, and when someone asks where your outfit is from, you can reply “Oh, it’s custom”. OK maybe I’ve been watching too much Real Housewives (there’s no such thing as too much),…… Continue reading Announcing a Positive Publicity Collaboration with Fite Fashion