Rolling Stone guitarist, Keith Richards once wrote in his memoir, Life, that “music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” The genre-switching alternative rock band from Livermore, CA, Crowned In Chains, captures the essence of this quote as they share their genuine and vulnerable stories of pain and joy through one of the most expressive tools that there is—music.
Crowned In Chains’ debut album takes its listeners on a journey using elements from 80’s funk-rock, early 2000’s pop-punk, reggae, southern-rock, a jazzy acoustic guitar piece, and even a song that could be considered an “Irish/Hip-Hop/Rock Anthem.” The band aims to tell a story with the best genre that fits that particular story. All the lyrics and melodies are carefully crafted and woven together to, as Keith Richards has put it, speak in emotions from the bones. Continue reading “Genre Switching Band, Crowned In Chains, Shares Message of Finding One’s Purpose”
Swift designs involving geometric patterns and shapes blended together to make bold statements, tell stories, and to display works of art in public spaces. Graffiti writing has a long, and often misunderstood, history. People associate the word with lowered property values and delinquent activity. However, the assumptions about graffiti art have evolved over time to recognize the style as an art form.
The Los Angeles exhibition, Beyond The Streets, aims to showcase a selection of paintings, sculpture, photography, and various installations that celebrate the journey that graffiti art movement has taken throughout the more than 40,000 square feet of industrial indoor and outdoor space. Continue reading “Art Exhibition Review: Beyond The Streets”
Looking for a good drink and some great music in Orange County? We put together a list of venues to check out to hear some live music and discover local bands.
843 W 19th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
The Wayfarer, which used to be The Detroit Bar, is a great local venue that is dedicated to local acts and touring giants. Once a punk music venue in the 80s, the place features a local band every Monday as part of a month-long residency. DJs, karaoke, and open mics fill in the gaps between concert nights, but if you are looking for a smaller venue with old-fashioned rock n’ roll, this is your place. Continue reading “Ten Places In The OC To Check Out Live Local Music”
Camille Ora-Nicole is a southern California-based singer-songwriter who has been writing creatively since the age of six. She creates songs that she loves and that is true to herself and finds the space to seamlessly blend her love for music with her love of crafting pieces of art and graphic design. When she is not creating music or making art, Camille works on managing a digital publication called The 26 LGBTQ that celebrates queer intersectionality and creativity. Continue reading “Singer-Songwriter and ‘The 26 LGBTQ’ Creator Camille Ora-Nicole Seamlessly Blends Talents”
Published on The 26 LGBTQ.
20Gayteen has seen a stream of content in mainstream media with LGBTQ representation. The characters and content have been rich, strong characters, but not every piece of content with representation has done what the digital series, Grosse Misconduct, has done.
Grosse Misconduct follows a group of characters working in human resources who end up navigating personal and professional struggles in their everyday lives under the leadership of their high-maintenance director, Mitch Grosse, played by actor Colby Ryan. The group of characters just so happens to feature LGBTQ leads. Continue reading “Not So Artful Productions’ Grosse Misconduct Offers Refreshing Take On LGBTQ Representation”
There’s something deeper behind the rock and roll lyrics of California-based indie band, Kittenhead, than a passion for music and self-expression. There lies a sense of responsibility to use the platform of the musical stage to be advocates for the disenfranchised and a voice in the movement for more social justice. Continue reading “Kittenhead Uses The Power Of Rock To Spark Social Change”