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!

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”

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

Endfall: On the Surface

Going strong since 2015, this unique hard rock fusion band out of Northwest Arkansas knows how to energize a crowd while projecting an emotional connection. I appreciate the raw passion Endfall brings to the table as well as the "dad joke" style stand-up placed intermittently during their song transitions. Some may view it as annoying … Continue reading Endfall: On the Surface

Fall Child: At First Glance

At first glance, this hard rock group already looks like they can deliver a high intensity set backed with energetic lyrics. Due to the unconventional use of bass, this causes them to stand out from most bands I have seen in the past. Based out of Northeast Oklahoma, Fall Child is quickly making a name … Continue reading Fall Child: At First Glance

Agony Incorporated: A Glimpse Inside

Though this band's name may appear to reflect carnage and horror, there is a deeper concept underneath. Throughout the lyrics and within the core of their music, Agony Incorporated brings mental health awareness to the forefront and provides listeners a sense of emotional belonging. The intense raw energy during their performance draws immediate attention from … Continue reading Agony Incorporated: A Glimpse Inside

Exploring Finger Park

I was at a dark place in my life when I first discovered Finger Park. In April of 2017, it was the first time I had ever experienced a natural disaster and know what it's like to have Mother Nature humble your life. From the darkness of enduring that flood, I was forced into a … Continue reading Exploring Finger Park

Backwoods Funk: The 1 oz. Jig

Have you ever thought about sitting next to woodland creatures roasting marshmallows and drinking around a campfire out in the woods? As the reader, you have now accepted a quest from The 1 oz. Jig that embarks you on an adventure through the overgrown landscape where 'backwoods funk' rules the forest.Let the experience begin. While … Continue reading Backwoods Funk: The 1 oz. Jig