Posts tagged "cult talk"
[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

[CULT TALK] Criminal Hygiene Interview The Orwells; They Are All Idiots

Words and (terrible) photos: Criminal Hygiene This interview of The Orwells occurred in Portland, before our show at the Star Theater. We formed a super group called “Mystery” and played a mostly mediocre, yet spirited, cover of “Love Gun” by KISS.   CH: Mario, how many times have you been sexually harassed during this tour?...
[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

[CULT TALK] Season of Glass: Alexis Penney

photos by Alexis Penney & Hether Fortune   What does it mean to be a modern artist? In an age of obnoxiously short attention spans (present company included) & a general “we don’t care” blase attitude toward everything, it’s hard to pinpoint what gets through and to whom. Now I’m just speculating here because I...
[CULT TALK] The Return of the Phantom, Isaac Rother

[CULT TALK] The Return of the Phantom, Isaac Rother

(photo by Kristopher Kirk)   The Phantoms are a “Rock n’ Roll” band, originally based out of Olympia, WA, and fronted by the elusive Isaac Rother.  Active for a little over a year, the PAC-NW line-up of The Phantoms has recently disbanded and Isaac has since migrated southward to Los Angeles, where he has been...
[CULT TALK] Babysitter + JLK: Trans-Canadian Free Love Supergroup Ride the West

[CULT TALK] Babysitter + JLK: Trans-Canadian Free Love Supergroup Ride the West

Rock and roll will never die. When Babysitter‘s Kristian North screams those words on “Talkin Bout the New Generation”, you believe it.  Rock and roll can never die. It has learned too much through all its phases.  It never dies; it just idles sometimes and takes a decade or two to reignite. I got a...
[CULT TALK] Sam James Velde of Obliterations on Meeting Oasis, and Pretty Much Nothing Else

[CULT TALK] Sam James Velde of Obliterations on Meeting Oasis, and Pretty Much Nothing Else

   (all photos by Alice Baxley) The really cool thing about Los Angeles hardcore/hardcore punk band Obliterations is that the group is an amalgamation of other very awesome bands: Stephen McBean from Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops on guitar, Austin Barber from Saviours, Florian Schanze from Dudeman. But because we are not really cool, we managed to...
[CULT TALK] Meat Market Met in Physics Club and Other Reasons they are the Coolest Band Ever

[CULT TALK] Meat Market Met in Physics Club and Other Reasons they are the Coolest Band Ever

(all photos by Alice Baxley) Meat Market is so fucking cool. They’re so cool that I wish they were all my older brothers (I’m pretty sure they’re all younger than me but this is my dream so let me live). I want them to give me their old comic books and ruffle my hair and...
[CULT TALK] Zig Zags on Hair, Lost Job Opportunities, and the Beauty of 70s Bush

[CULT TALK] Zig Zags on Hair, Lost Job Opportunities, and the Beauty of 70s Bush

Since this interview almost exclusively deals in non-relevant topics, I suppose I should use this intro bit to tell you some factual info about Zig Zags. Here we go: Zig Zags are a band rooted deep in the steam punk tradition. They often incorporate found instruments such as hollowed out cantaloupe melons, empty Del Taco...
[CULT TALK] Smith Westerns Are Kind Of Grown Up But Kind Of Not Really

[CULT TALK] Smith Westerns Are Kind Of Grown Up But Kind Of Not Really

(photos by Rachelyn Remz) According to music writers ’round the interweb, Smith Westerns are all grown up. Their newest album Soft Will has been critically heralded as every synonym for “mature” under the sun, which is pretty ground-breaking journalism when you take into consideration that the band made their first album in a basement while...
[CULT TALK] Illustrator Esra Røise On Hair, Cake, and Feminism

[CULT TALK] Illustrator Esra Røise On Hair, Cake, and Feminism

I can’t remember at exactly what point I decided to make Norwegian illustrator Esra Caroline Røise my Pen Pal, but I do recall the precise moment it became official, an exchange involving the ceremonious swapping of compliments and cat photos via email, of course. You don’t really need to know the whole story about how she...
[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu on French Fries, Photography, and Being Cool

[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu on French Fries, Photography, and Being Cool

(This terrible photo by yours truly, all other good ones by Olivia Jaffe) The other night (who can really keep track of time in this wacky life we lead) skateboarder turned photographer Jerry Hsu had an opening for his newest photo show, “The Observable Universe”, at Family Bookstore in Los Angeles. I attended, mostly because...
[CULT TALK] Moses Campbell Makes Sad Songs For People Of All Ages

[CULT TALK] Moses Campbell Makes Sad Songs For People Of All Ages

(all photos by Rick Rodney) When I was in high school I started an on-going document of all of my most favorite sad songs (yes, a document, this was pre-playlists, I actually carved it into several slabs of stone and they were very heavy especially when I had to carry them to school barefoot in...
[CULT TALK] Cornered By A Drunk Girl: Isabel Talks At Peace (UK)

[CULT TALK] Cornered By A Drunk Girl: Isabel Talks At Peace (UK)

(all photos by Isabel Arcelia Trujillo) Peace (ed note: the UK one not the Vancouver one, whom we also love dearly) was the first act on the last day of Sasquatch, a 4-fucking-day-long festival. It was raining and everyone was wearing ponchos. The Canadians had gone home because they don’t celebrate Memorial Day. All of...