To date, Muscle Beach Records has only produced cassettes. Scenesters have been flocking back to this antiquated medium. The tape
It was a Sunday afternoon, and I’d spent the last five hours studying and scrolling through Instagram. Both my pantry and energy levels were nearing empty, so I suspected it would be a takeout night. This suspicion was confirmed when a video of steaming pappardelle bolognese appeared on my Instagram feed. I had been following Tarasque Cucina for months, and it was time to place my first order.
About 15 minutes later, I found myself walking into a room with massive windows, beautiful brick walls, and handmade wooden tables. I looked down at my old jeans and Flight of the Conchords tee. But before my nerves could even fully register, I was greeted by a friendly voice saying, “Hey, you ordered the bolo, right?” By the time I’d paid for dinner, I had chatted with Lauren about concerts, Stranger Things, wine pairing, and my knack for procrastination. I instantly forgot that I’d never been there before.
Growing up in the South, there’s typically only two types of tea: sweet and unsweet. The very idea that tea comes in any other variety is nothing short of mind-boggling to some. And then there are connoisseurs such as Kimberly Richardson of Memphis, who works to elevate and tantalize the taste buds of others with her own tea blends.
Earlier this year, gender neutral bathrooms were quite the controversial topic. When Target openly announced that any transgender employees or customers were free to use whichever bathroom corresponds with their gender identity, conversation about the transgender community became more prevalent. But what does it mean to be transgender?
Transgender is defined as being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the one which corresponds to the person’s biological sex. According to Gary Gates’s study at the Williams Institute, transgender individuals account for approximately .03% of the population in America. The National Transgender Discrimination Survey revealed that over 40% of those that identify have attempted suicide due to harassment and bullying — a staggering statistic for a small community.
DIME sat down with Dillon King to discuss what it’s really like to be transgender in today’s society. Biologically born female, Dillon grew up in South Louisiana and started transitioning at the age of 25. He currently lives in New Orleans with his wife Missy where he is a personal trainer and hair stylist.
The ethos of Ira Hill’s work is that of diligence. A profession of creation requires some gravitas in the delivery of self promotion, and Ira has just the right amount of ego to carry the title of “artist” while graciously bypassing the title of “asshole.” Ira is a sculptor with an impressive CV. His work is always provocative and carries a dimension of grandiosity (whether that be its scale or the level of craft required to pull it off). His work bares all the markings of a true artist; it is ever-adapting, forward and prolific.
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Forget everything you thought you knew about the Delta music scene, and meet Curtis Lehr, AKA Argiflex. Argiflex talked to DIME contributor Natalie Long about his new album THROATLESS, record label Bedlam Tapes and the perks of having DIY beginnings.
Massachusetts punk trio Potty Mouth is a modern reincarnation of the 90s alternative music scene. Although they draw many of their musical influences from the 90s feminist Riot Grrrl movement, this band deserves to be recognized for their talents and not as an anomaly, the fate most commonly pinned to girl-fronted bands. Potty Mouth is paving the path for a new era of female musicians. Even their merch shirts are a prime example of that, proudly stating “Gender Does Not Equal Genre.” It a shock and an inspiration to see a band from such unassuming DIY beginnings skyrocketing onto the radar of Alternative Press, Elle and Nylon Magazine, as well as landing a spot on the widely popular Lollapalooza Festival lineup. DIME sat down with lead vocalist/guitarist Abby Weems, bassist Ally Einbinder and drummer Victoria Mandanas on a sweltering Atlanta afternoon to talk about misogyny in the current music scene, shaking up the status quo and one of their favorite bands, Veruca Salt.
Los Angelos-based rock band Dorothy may be new to the music scene, but that hasn’t stopped them from hitting the ground running. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’ve already heard some of their music without even really knowing it, considering their songs have been featured in commercials for Gatorade and Levi’s, hit television shows like Orange is the New Black and Pretty Little Liars and, most recently, in the movie trailer for the new Jonah Hill film War Dogs. And if that didn’t make you want to run out and get their new album ROCKISDEAD, then maybe the fact that Rolling Stone listed them as the “10 New Artists You Need to Know” will peak your interest. Lead singer, and the band’s namesake, Dorothy Martin chatted with DIME about ghost hunting, what it’s like to be on Jay Z’s label and the best advice she’s ever gotten from Lzzy Hale.