Seven in Heaven with Somme

By Geordon Wollner, Art Director Rising L.A. artist Somme has us under her spell. The young artist, having already played alongside familiar names Flint Eastwood (@flinteastwood), Chelsea Jade (@iamchelseajade), Lauren Ruth Ward (@laurenruthward), and Tillie (@whoistille), and launching her debut song and video on NYLON in June 2017, Somme has set standards high. A noteworthy new artist and storyteller of what it means to love and … Continue reading Seven in Heaven with Somme

Red Light Writing with Flint Eastwood

Red Light Writing with Flint Eastwood By Geordon Wollner, Art Director This story appears in the Fall 2018 issue of EMMIE Magazine. Some time after 11 p.m., somewhere along Pike Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, I saw her jump off the bench and throw her hands up in the air. She might have yelled a little bit. (She definitely yelled.) She wasn’t angry. She wasn’t upset. She … Continue reading Red Light Writing with Flint Eastwood

Gallery: Jay Som sweetly charms the Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer There’s no denying the work Jay Som has been putting in. After finishing a tour of Europe in June, joining the second half of the Paramore and Foster the People North American tour in July, taking on headline shows in Iowa, Texas, and Arizona, and joining the Panorama music festival lineup, Jay Som (Melina Duterte) and company closed out their … Continue reading Gallery: Jay Som sweetly charms the Music Hall of Williamsburg

Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer When we saw Flint Eastwood (a.k.a. Jax Anderson) open for Pvris back in February at The Rave / Eagles Club in Milwaukee, we knew immediately we had witnessed something special. If her braided pigtails and booming voice weren’t enough to get you going, her brazen dance moves and contagious smile made for a stage presence that exuded confidence and an unmatched, … Continue reading Gallery: Flint Eastwood takes control of the Majestic

Expectations, Hayley Kiyoko

By Geordon Wollner, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.0 Breaking ground with her 2015 single “Girls Like Girls,” LA native Hayley Kiyoko has pushed to call out ‘straight songs’ in order to normalize feelings for everyone. Taking note of the cover for her debut album Expectations, the female gaze is finally on the front lines. Kiyoko, also known as “Lesbian Jesus” by her fans, has become a contemporary icon … Continue reading Expectations, Hayley Kiyoko