Tweedy Boss and Rayford Cletus ‘Ray C’ Mohamed are the Occubilly Bros, a New York-based radical rockabilly group. Who says OccupyWall Street can’t be fun. Watch the video, Crashed It, Stashed it!.
Carolina Chocolate Drops are the best live acoustic group I’ve seen in a long time. Their sound is roots country and blues music with banjo, dobro, fiddle, jug playing and foot stomping. Singer Rhiannon Giddens is radiant, one of the most charismatic performers I’ve ever seen, and her voice is transcendent and beautiful. Along with [...]
Painter and muralist Crystal Clarity is an emerging New York artist with a great sense of color whose work carries the urban woman’s strength. In her murals, you can see influences of Diego Rivera and Orozco.
Stephen Mallon’s superb compositions freeze otherwise uncelebrated tasks into extraordinary images. Stunning photos of old subway cars being dumped into the ocean, industrial scenes, roller coasters under construction, and the salvage of flight 1549 in the Hudson River … his pictures have a painterly quality that is rare.