As the title of one of her first mixtapes suggests, Princess Nokia is as metamorphic as a butterfly. She is a club kid, a feminist, a gamer, a radio show host, a poet, a New York native; she is Destiny Frasqueri, with or without the oversized jeans or spider tattoo to prove it. But perhaps most of all, Princess Nokia isn’t cool—or, at least, she never wanted to be.Read More
I was confused. As far as I knew no one had ever given a lap dance at one of our shows before. As a drummer, I admired the girl’s ability to find and maintain the perfect gyrating pace during a very sloppy cover of Childbirth’s “I Only Fucked You As A Joke”. The ability to back it up during a song about regret fucking is an accomplishment in itself. It was almost as if we weren’t there at all, and she was bopping along to Flo-rida in her head.Read More
You’ve heard of Novelty Daughter, Grand Cousin, and Faceplant too. Party Hats Hats, Skybars, All Caps LADD. But do you know CHEF?
Willa and I sat down with CHEF, one of Wesleyan’s hottest freshman bands, for a chitchat on their origins, progress, and spiritual wellbeing. I was very excited to finally get in contact with this lovable band, whose success comes from both their great music and their tantalizing sex appeal. CHEF consists of the following members: Isaac Butler-Brown, guitar and trumpet; Miles McLeod, MC; Lydia Elmer, singer and trombonist; Henry Kinder, drummer; Anthony Dean, bassist; Max Atkinson, on the keyboard; Max Luten, tenor sax; Willie Molski, alto sax; Annie Flom, vocals; Mimi Goldstein, vocals.Read More