Meet Christina Perri, the first legitimate breakout singer-songwriter who grew up reading the Twilight books. Yes, really.
They pioneered metalcore, then spent a decade pushing its limits. Now Atreyu talk about who they are, where they've been, and why sometimes it's a good idea to wear long sleeves in Orange County.
Ted Leo may be the hardest-working man in punk. Although his sixth full-length with the Pharmacists may not have any songs as infectious as “Me and Mia,” from his incendiary 2004 effort Shake the Sheets, it is probably his most consistent effort to date. While the album is teeming with plenty of politically motivated rock songs, The Brutalist Bricks also has sonic surprises, such as the half-time acoustic breakdown on “Bottled in Cork” and the dissonant introduction to the Elvis Costello–worthy anthem “Gimme the Wire.” “We all got a job to do, we’re gonna do it together,” Leo sings over a bed of pounding piano and tribal drums on “Woke Up Near Chelsea.” Leo’s doing his part—what about you?
"Shit, where am I?" furniture designer Ted Nemeth mumbles into the phone before asking to reschedule our interview, blaming his confusion on a booze-fueled night out. Apparently, a pre-noon phone interview on a Saturday is a ridiculous request for this Brooklyn-based designer. You see, Ted Nemeth Designs is no Ethan Allen. Both make ottomans and end tables, but only one creates a wild line of "hot rod-slash-chopper style," as Nemeth explains it. His career in leather tooling began three and a half years ago when Nemeth couldn't find one of his favorite bags. "I made a replacement by cutting up an old piece of leather and bolting it together into ...
Heidi Minx profiles recording engineer / owner of Empire State Recording Studio and his devotion to animal shelters.
There are six million reasons to get into skateboarding, and for Terry Kennedy it was fashion. “I played basketball at school with this kid who skated and I’d keep checking out his Vans and DC sneakers, so he convinced me to try skating,” Kennedy says. From then on he was dressed head-to-toe in skater stuff. “When me and my friend Black Mike—the only other guy who skated in our neighborhood—started dressing like skaters, everybody was mesmerized.
When Th’ink Tank Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery opened in Denver it gave the ink-loving folks in the Mile-High City a quality place for tattoos and a stellar gallery space. It almost didn’t last. “When we first started, we opened up in a neighborhood that was just too pricey,” says artist Jef Kopp. “Luckily, we figured that out pretty quickly and we moved over to our current space on Broadway. We’ve been here for four and a half years now and it’s exactly the right location for us. So much so that we’re now undergoing a complete remodel.” The changes weren’t strictly cosmetic, either. In 2005, Kopp sold the business to longtime associate and tattoo artist of 17 years Scottie DeVille, who’s now at the reigns. “It felt right and ...