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If you’ve ever wondered where sound, psychology and dance intersect, look no further than Sarah Kinlaw. The director, musician and choreographer co-runs the performance art studio Otion Front, where the physical and ontological are examined in tandem, a concept Kinlaw explored in last year's production of Authority Figure. A social psychology experiment, the piece uses intentional choreography and sound installation to create an emotional response from its audience, which is what landed Sarah in the...
It’s a music business fairy tale: basement shows led to booking college shows led to music business internships led to Director of Publicity at Matador, and the hero of our story, Shira Knishkowy. The PR powerhouse spends the bulk of her day securing coverage for the label’s roster of seasoned vets like Cat Power and Kurt Vile to up-and-comers Steve Gunn, Julien Baker and more, and working with music journalists who she considers as...
Maxwell Neely-Cohen is a man of many hats: financial advisor, author, Senior Advisor at non-profit Words After War, friend to Brooklyn’s finest book floaters and self-proclaimed perpetual teenager. While he spends a good deal of time writing himself, he is equally as eager encouraging others to take risks on their own work within the many creative communities of which he plays an integral part. Be it architecture, dance, music, film and more, his prowess...
Twitter all-star--and, oh right, one of the very best songwriters of the past 20 years--Neko Case touches down in Williamsburg on Friday, June 12, for an outdoor performance at this year’s Northside Festival. The three-time Grammy nominee has been around the block, both with high-octane Canadian power-pop band The New Pornographers and, even more notably, as a solo artist whose work runs the gamut from aching, country-leaning balladry to laid-back pop that’s bordering on...

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