Music

You don’t know me from Adam.

July 27 2011

I got my first tattoo in 1977 when a fellow second-grader accidentally stabbed me in the triceps with her pencil. It would be another 12 years before I would purposely mark my skin, yet that small but distinct pencil mole… [ read more ]

The Hottest Tattooed Women of Rock

June 29 2011

Maja Ivarsson: The Sounds The queen of air kicks, a professional crowd surfer, and a natural charmer, blond bombshell Maja Ivarsson has stage presence (and tattoos) in spades. “I never work out,” says Ivarsson. “I think doing 200 shows per… [ read more ]

Inked Girl: Leah Jung

June 16 2011

GALLERY FOLLOWS THE TEXT Oh, the illustrated life of Inked Girl Leah Jung. When we called on her for this photographic showcase, she said she’d come to us. “Please don’t visit me,” she pleaded. “Not because I don’t like visitors,… [ read more ]

Zoe Jakes

June 8 2011

When Zoe Jakes was starting out as a belly dancer, she made her living by dancing for Arabic and Persian groups—cultures that traditionally don’t approve of tattoos. “I had the girl on my back, but the rest of my body… [ read more ]

We’re With The Band

May 31 2011

The term supergroup conjures up all sorts of images, from the dazzling to the dreary. The benefit of such high-profile connotations is obviously a high profile, but great expectations can also be a curse if the players are not up… [ read more ]

Dear world, We’re done screaming. Regards, Thursday

April 30 2011

When I call Geoff Rickly at noon on a Thursday he is sucking on a hard candy and rereading the novel Invisible Cities by Italian author Italo Calvino. If you know Rickly on any level at all, you’ll recognize that… [ read more ]

A Day To Remember

March 28 2011

Let’s face it: these days, the aggressive music subculture is more heavily segmented than ever before. Kids aren’t just into punk or hardcore, they’re into metalcore, screamo, crabcore … the list goes on and on. Standing stridently at the center… [ read more ]

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