Music

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 ]

Team Christina

March 23 2011

We are at odds with pop culture. Maybe there is something in the tattoo ink permeating our blood that makes us skeptical, but it seems clear to us that most summer blockbusters, Billboard artists, and mall fashion are created to… [ read more ]

Boston Celtics

March 11 2011

Chances are that during the high holy day of Saint Patrick you are going to run into a Plastic Paddy; he or she might be an O’Brien or a Fitzgerald and still think that the real Irish eat corned beef… [ read more ]

Tricky

March 2 2011

If you think you’re old-school, meet Tricky. The 43-year-old musician and actor grew up in Bristol, England, surrounded by inked family members, and he got his first tattoo—a vampire on his leg—done by a friend when he was just 14…. [ read more ]