Porch Fly Clothing

As a growing source of art, entertainment and education, Raleigh, the second most populated city in North Carolina (after Charlotte), is rich with an incredibly talented local scene. From circus arts to breweries; restaurants and rad clothing designers, there is always something new + exciting going on in "The City of Oaks". The culture here is one …

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The Comparison Void

"One of the hardest things to do in life is to simply be who you are. From the day we’re born, everyone from our friends, family and even current Internet celebrities tell us how to dress, how to act, how to think and how to live. With the dominant rise of technology and the accessibility the media …

Meka Kyoto

For my first titillating Tuesday post, I wanted to focus on a gal I only recently discovered, Ms. Meka Kyoto.  I love finding bands who have such a unique style that its difficult to describe or either classify. With their second EP release titled "The Shift", Orlando-based, female-fronted art-metal band, Meka Nism are definitely in a category all their own. Heavy metal mixed with a …

Movie Review: Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Mathias Malzieu, of the French-Victorian-Dark-Cabaret group, Dionysos not only wrote a beautiful book called "La Mécanique du cœur" (translated to "the mechanics of the heart") but he paired up with illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli to turn his book into the most beautiful animated movie I have ever seen. Ever. Set in the 1800's (with dark, Gothic …

Hanging out on a tour bus with One-Eyed Doll

"I’m not saying that you can’t get a record or you won’t get lucky but there’s no writing the best song in the world and then that’s your key to success. It’s just hard work, meeting people one at a time who like your music for what it is and traveling the country, making a one on one connection with people. That’s the only thing that you can do this for. You can’t do it because you feel you’re going to be Lady Gaga or some big huge star; it’s just such a pipe dream. It has to be because you love making the music. And if you love making the music and you love playing the shows, then you’ll be successful because you’re doing something you love to do." ~Junior