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

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

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

THE RUMORS

In an age where there are so many subgenres of music, this band identifies as 'alternative indie rock' just to settle the argument of "Who are you?" Though the term "shoegaze" has been used as a negative connotation, I do not believe this is the case in general. The truest definition of shoegaze describes it … Continue reading THE RUMORS

Welcome to Goop World!

Prepare yourself to enter a world that you may have never seen or experienced before. It might appear "strange or unusual." Trust me. It's fine. The Pevensie children had the wardrobe that led them into Narnia, Rick Sanchez formed Froopyland out of a collapsed quantum tesseract, but from the mind of Natalia Franco sprouts the … Continue reading Welcome to Goop World!

LONDON: Nadir D’Priest

Known for being a "training school for rock stars," LONDON has been together since 1979 and continues to crank out hard rock music still today. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to get the chance to talk to Nadir D'Priest. Since 1984, he has been the lead vocalist for LONDON and responsible … Continue reading LONDON: Nadir D’Priest