Tyler Andere doesn’t seem to ever stop moving. One of the initial founders of the influential Portals music blog, they also work as an A&R rep at popular indie record labels Father/Daughter Records and Elestial Sound. In addition to balancing blogging and A&R work, Tyler has quietly helped launch the careers of musicians that have gone on to reach national and international acclaim, such as Vagabon, Moses Sumney, Mitski and Lomelda. Incredibly humble and refreshingly genuine, Tyler's commitment to uplifting the stories of marginalized artists and drive for finding music that shows "the pulse of the culture,” is both exemplary and exceptional.Read More
Texas born, New Orleans based artist Bronwyn Walls is only just getting started. A painter, printmaker, illustrator and photographer, her emotional and sensitive work centers around feminist themes, as well as ideas about about healing and spiritual growth. In 2017 along with writer Aleisha Fitzgerald, Bronwyn created a 78-card tarot deck called Mesquite Tarot, a tarot deck with an emphasis on creating an "intuitive and soft space" for the participant. Beyond her sheer productivity and drive to simply create, Bronwyn's grace and willingness to let her work and interests guide her, humbles and inspires.Read More
In recent months I’ve become fascinated by the routines and day-to-day practices of creative people, in an effort to understand how they actually get things done. Hence, a new series of interviews where creators talk about how they accomplish anything at all in this busy life.
A self-described “workaholic,” Magdalena Antuña is a former primatologist, turned editor-in-chief and founder of the vegan lifestyle magazine Selva Beat, which serves a community of readers all over the world. Not only is her passion for educating others about a palm-oil free lifestyle inspiring, she's also frank about the challenges of maintaining mental health as a creative person. From discussing the realities of self-care, to her financial mantra: "life is short and beans are cheap," Magdalena is wholeheartedly and refreshingly real.Read More
In recent months I’ve become fascinated by the routines and day-to-day practices of creative people, in an effort to understand how they actually get things done. Hence, a series of interviews where creators talk about how they accomplish anything at all in this busy life.
Watching Harrison Anderson grow as both a musician and artist has been an honor. [Full disclosure, I met Harrison at a dinner party that I barely remember when I was 19 years old-- in the five years since then, we've played music together for almost 3 years in several different bands.] Not only has he swiftly become one of Austin's most thoughtful bass players, but he's also an emotional and generous photographer. As time wears on, Harrison continually impresses me, not only with his positive attitude and genuine excitement for making things, but also his remarkable ability to quietly persevere and do the work.Read More