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COMBINING VISUAL IMAGERY WITH THE WRITTEN WORD

March 2, 2019

Armed with his mother’s ukulele, Smither learned that if he could master three chords, he would be able to play most of the songs on the radio but if he could learn four then he “could pretty much rule the world”.

February 7, 2019

Turning around I caught a glimpse of Watsky’s naked ass pressed firmly against a window. I’m still not sure if it was a sign that I made an ass out of myself or just a dare from his entourage, but it exemplified the multi-faceted personality of a highly complex man.

January 31, 2019

In a second story office suite located in a building so plain even Siri has difficulty locating it, Jason Hodges sits on a worn leather couch. The office walls are covered in massive sticky notes adorned with numbers, phrases and colorful Venn diagrams, while the floor is inhabited by stray papers and empty boxes. Across the room, Becky Kenda...

January 24, 2019

“[A day in the life of the tour is] waking up confused as to where I am, what day it is, and what time zone I’m in. Calling home to talk to the wife and kids. Tracking down a spot for coffee or coffee on the bus. Eating something. Handling press obligations. Soundcheck. Dinner. Meet and greets. Getting warmed up. Maybe some tequila if I’m fee...

January 23, 2019

Identifying as Māhū, or third gendered, Kanaka’ole proudly represents the often-disenfranchised transgender community. In a 2015 interview with Mana magazine, she famously remarked that: “[Māhū] is the expression of the third self. It is not a gender, it’s not an orientation, it’s not a sect, it’s not a particular demographic and it’s definit...

January 23, 2019

“It's really special because it's quite a unique project and these guitarists are very different in style,” explained UAA’s own, Bosnian-born guitarist Armin Abdihodzic. “Each one of them plays a different instrument and uses different techniques to create different repertoire. So, when you put all that together you can create a mash-...

January 16, 2019

“Distinctions are just purely commercial because people need a way to identify and market your music. I think in many ways our band is a kind of guilty pleasure for us. When you have a guitar, bass and a fiddle there is almost nothing that that combination can’t do,” explained James.

November 29, 2018

“If you think about the performance in terms of holiday parties, I would say this is like the cool, swanky cocktail party everyone hopes they get to go to,” laughed Hodges.