Tribulation by Open Addiction

Let's be honest, I didn't think this was possible. To hear an artist sing about their private life and feelings makes you as a listener feel more connected and realize that we all struggle with similar problems. This artist found a way to create a living representation of music being transformed into a visual coping … Continue reading Tribulation by Open Addiction

In Lieu by Tao of Lucy

Close your eyes and imagine walking through an empty field in the middle of no man's land. You gaze up in the night sky to discover an obscure colored light beaming down and surrounding your body. While looking down, you find yourself standing inside an elaborately made crop circle design. Panic begins to creep into … Continue reading In Lieu by Tao of Lucy

Speakeasy Tattoo Lounge: More than a Tattoo Shop

Since their reopening earlier this year, this tattoo parlour has come such a long way. With a multitude of artists backed at the ready, this shop located in Springdale, Arkansas is revolutionizing how shops in the tattoo industry operate. Cydney Bergdorf, owner of Speakeasy Tattoo decided the best way to help their community was by … Continue reading Speakeasy Tattoo Lounge: More than a Tattoo Shop

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

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