The Classic Kids Pack a Powerful Burst of Tunes in Debut EP, “Forever Strong”

The Classic Kids have no doubt burst onto the scene with an infectious debut EP, “Forever Strong” that will pique a diverse pooling of fans and have them wanting more.  The leather clad jacket wearing crew, complete with boots bring their Brooklyn style of upbeat rock anthems to their new debut. It’s clear that the […] Click to read more »

AfroPunk 2015: Rising Above the Norm

Text and Photos by Rico Noguchi The 2015 edition of AfroPunk, the annual music festival held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park that since its inception in 2005 has catered to “Black Punks” and “alternative people of color;” has drawn a wide range of attention from the media this year including The New York Times, Vogue and other national publications […] Click to read more »

A Collection of Artists Fuse Reality with Illusion in “Brushed With Reality” at Porter Contemporary in Brooklyn Feb. 13 – March 15

Porter Contemporary art gallery is enjoying it’s current new digs in the trendy Dumbo area of Brooklyn as they celebrate an intriguing new group show entitled, “Brushed With Reality”. The handpicked artists all seem to convey multiple interpretations, and require a deeper look into the blurred realities these works of art elicit for the viewer. […] Click to read more »

Talk With “Appropriate Behavior” Director Was Anything But By Kevin M. Thomas

Desiree Akhavan is a name that will soon be on everyone’s list and everyone’s A list. She’s a beautiful, intelligent, friendly and talented individual who happens to be the creative force behind one of Outfest’s best narrative features, “Appropriate Behavior.” I caught up with Desiree shortly after her successful screening at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival […] Click to read more »

Brooklyn-based band, Black Taxi tell us why they don’t know any better – Video Feature

Brooklyn-based band, Black Taxi are made up of Ezra Huleatt (vocals, keys, trumpet), Bill Mayo (guitarist, vocals), Krisana Soponpong (basist) and Jason Holmes (drums, vocals). The foursome all come from varied musical backgrounds including Jazz, Hip Hop, Classical and 80’s Synth Pop. Together, the band bring a lot to the table admitting that they are […] Click to read more »