Apr 132018
 

SZA- Drew Barrymore

It’s Day 1 of Coachella and with so many great artists performing it’s often hard to choose who to see (especially with overlapping set times). Here are my choices for today-

1-1:30pm Señor Kino is on the Sonora Stage

1:45pm-2:35 Elohim is on the Sahara Stage

2:35-3:20pm Moses Sumney is on the Gobi Stage /OR/ 2:55-3:30pm Fazerdaze is on the Sonora Stage

5:00-5:45pm Helado Negro is on the Sonora Stage

6:10-6:55pm The Regrettes are on the Sonora Stage

7:10-8:00pm Vince Staples had one of the best albums of 2017 and is on the Coachella Stage

8:55-9:50pm St. Vincent is at the Outdoor Theatre (and you might catch the end of The War on Drugs’ 7:30-8:25 set)

9:55-10:45pm- SZA, who also had one of the best albums of 2017, is performing on the Coachella Stage

11:25pm The Weeknd is on the Coachella Stage or you could check out Jamiroquai on the Mojave Stage

*One note- this excludes the Yuma tent where there will be a great selection of DJs playing- including at 9:15pm- Detroit Love: Carl Craig, Kyle Hall & Moodymann

Looking to preview some of the artists playing today? Playlist below-

 

 

 

Mar 242018
 

Gordon Parks, “Untitled”, Alabama (1956)

Gordon Parks was an incredible photographer whose influence continues to be felt in photography today. He had a long creative career that also expanded beyond photography to include writing several books, composing music, and directing films- the most famous being Shaft.

The Gordon Parks Foundation recently hosted the exhibition ELEMENT, which focused on several of the photographs that inspired Kendrick Lamar’s video from his album DAMN, seen below. The photo pictured above can be seen as part of the exhibition of Gordon Parks’ work I Am You Part 2 at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. It is from his series Segregation Story for Life magazine which focused on the daily lives of three black families in Alabama in 1956.

The photo below is a still from Kendrick Lamar’s Element. The video was directed by Jonas Lindstroem and The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free).

 

To see more of Parks’ work and the work he has influenced, The Gordon Parks Foundation’s website is a good resource for upcoming exhibitions around the world.