Interview
21 Sep
Irish marathon swimmer Stephen Redmond's quest for light

Irish marathon swimmer Stephen Redmond has one goal in life: to be the first human to conquer the infamous Ocean’s Seven of the world. With three swims already tucked under his cap, Redmond battled the 22-mile channel separating Los Angeles and Catalina Island. He had no idea it would be the toughest swim of his […]


21 Sep
Barcelona-based designer Beatriz Fabres shows her wares

While hanging out at an opening with a bunch of local Barcelona-based female artists I noticed they were all wearing these beautiful pinky rings. On closer inspection and inquiry I was told they were handmade by Chilean-born artist Beatriz Fabres. So a few days later I went to visit the impeccably put together Beatriz at […]


24 Aug
How the love of X, X-Men & Eggo Waffles conflates into art

I love Motorhead. You Know this. I love Joan Jett. You know that. I love X. You should know that. Why am I telling you this? Because another guy loves them too, only he happens to be a wicked talented Rock (Poster) God!!! (cue thunder) Bootsy Rizzak aka Josh Bernstein caught my attention a few […]


2 Aug
LIAS interviews the Barcelona-based graffiti & street artist

When recently catching up with Barcelona-based artist Max Ripo I had an uncanny feeling that I’d somehow, somewhere met him before. It wasn’t until a few meetings later that Max told me about his twin who I just happened to meet while he was helping Anthony Lister do a performance at my old Lab 101 Gallery a […]


26 Jul
"Lo Ultimo en Pop Art " Exhibition opens at the N2 Gallery

One of the first things I had to do when arriving in Barcelona was to contact local artist extraordinaire Uri and bug him to take me by his freshly opened exhibition Lo Ultimo en Pop Art at the very posh N2 Galeria. Meeting up with Uri is always the highlight of my trip — you’re […]


3 Jul
Ambient & bass cuts from Chicago's producer duo

Chicago’s Supreme Cuts is producers Michael Perry and Austin Keultjes, who are preparing to release their debut full-length Whispers in the Dark July 10th via Dovecote records. Supreme Cuts puts forth a sound exploring an area where beats and the streets collide: hip hop undertones, and sometimes vocals, lead tracks punctuated with thick, ambient, industrial percussion (see: […]


2 Jul
Gorgeously orchestrated synth-pop straight outta Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska’s trio Icky Blossoms won’t be escaping your memory anytime soon, from their brain-sticking moniker to the 90’s electronic fetish synth-pop they craft with gorgeous ease. Think of girls wearing your favorite leather jacket from back in the day, studded out, patched up, with red lipstick on (and probably smeared), stomping around to heavy […]


20 Jun
Our Q&A with Minneapolis band Poliça's angelic voice

Give You the Ghost is the debut album by Minneapolis-based band Poliça, which formed June 2011 and released their first two songs, “Wandering Star” and “Lay Your Cards Out”, shortly thereafter (see our “Wandering Star” Video post here). Having taken part in GAYNGS, the synth-disco-pop super group, producer Ryan Olsen and singer/songwriter Channy Leanagh teamed up […]