Distorted Wasteland: Ashley Nielsen

Speaking from my full honest opinion, the initial reaction that came to mind when viewing this type of art was definitely grunge and feminist aesthetics. To paint a picture would be to imagine yourself surrounded by objects that stereotypically depict trashy or gaudy elements, but are now placed on a pedestal as if belonging to … Continue reading Distorted Wasteland: Ashley Nielsen

“New Old Stock” EP: Pat Ryan Key

This will be my fourth EP review and I couldn't be more happier! I appreciate Pat Ryan Key for allowing me the opportunity to talk about their EP titled New Old Stock. Per usual with any of my music reviews, I will be reviewing each song one at a time. This commentary is based on … Continue reading “New Old Stock” EP: Pat Ryan Key

EP “Sick Love”: Endfall

Here we are at #3! I appreciate Endfall giving me the opportunity to talk about their EP titled "Sick Love". Per usual with any of my music reviews, I will be reviewing each song one at a time. This commentary is based on how the music made me feel, think, the vibes the song gave … Continue reading EP “Sick Love”: Endfall

The Ghost Behind the Lens: Phantom Photography

What began in the shadows and is now being brought into the spotlight, the owner of Phantom Photography, Shay Holloway strives to be more than an invisible face behind the camera lens. Not all artists begin from an artistic background, but their inspiration to pick up a camera came from the desire to document structural … Continue reading The Ghost Behind the Lens: Phantom Photography

Y2Kidcore (Art)cade: Stacy Pants

Attention all players: the world you knew is no more. Are you ready to venture into an alternate fantastical nostalgic dimension? LOADING in progress... The art created by Stacy Pants taps into an otherworldly experience unlike no other. The artist does an excellent job of introducing the audience to "kidcore" culture, but also balancing the … Continue reading Y2Kidcore (Art)cade: Stacy Pants

Risqué On Point: Printgurl

Pushing the boundaries of what is deemed "appropriate," Casey Bourke aka Printgurl utilizes their art as a sounding board to reveal hypocrisies within society and promote awareness of the sex work community. At first glance viewing a Tetris-like stack of color doesn't make much sense to the eye and can seem disorienting. When standing back, … Continue reading Risqué On Point: Printgurl

THE ALIVE: Rock Isn’t Dead!

If you needed more of a reason to believe that rock n' roll isn't dead, THE ALIVE gives it to you loud, proud and in your face. The set list from beginning to end was jam packed to the max with unique covers that showcase songs from a variety of bands such as KISS, The … Continue reading THE ALIVE: Rock Isn’t Dead!

BUSHI MMA/ASCA: Strengthening the Community

Located right off of Main Street and the center of small town Americana, Garrett Cox has a dream of uniting Waldron, Arkansas with the core values of MMA. These values include self improvement, loyalty, perseverance, respect, discipline and self-control. This hits home for me because I too am from the same small town inside the … Continue reading BUSHI MMA/ASCA: Strengthening the Community

Trey Lewis: Beyond “Dicked Down in Dallas”

Starting from the beginning to where they are now, Trey Lewis is living proof of what pure determination can do in order to obtain success. It may come off as unexpected, but the story of this accomplished musician began at a halfway house recovering from addiction. By teaching himself to play guitar, Trey Lewis discovered … Continue reading Trey Lewis: Beyond “Dicked Down in Dallas”

Midnight Wagon

Experiencing Midnight Wagon was like watching a bomb go off, but you survived and felt better from the exposure. Believe it or not, my hometown of Waldron is only 35 miles away from the band's origin in Mena, Arkansas. It makes me happy to see that big achievements can still be created out of small … Continue reading Midnight Wagon