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

Person of Interest & FemFocused Interviews

FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

A typical Instagram DM exchange between my friend Grace and myself is sending each other recent posts by NYC Blonde. “How is she so fabulous?” is the next part of that exchange. I discovered NYC Blonde during my summer interning in PR in New York City in 2013, when her face was still veiled in…… Continue reading FemFocused: An Interview with Queen NYC Blonde

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

What's on Philadelphia

Social Distancing Guide – Philly Edition

It feels strange creating and working on content right now. But it’s all I want to consume (and put my energy into) right now. Thus today’s blog post. I’ve compiled a selection of Philly shops, creators, and more to hopefully entertain you while we’re living like Elsa in our kingdoms of isolation. I’m not sure…… Continue reading Social Distancing Guide – Philly Edition

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 · Philly Finds · 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)