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Rachael Maddux

Friday December 2nd, 2011

Thursday May 12th, 2011

Wednesday May 11th, 2011

artwork, music, products, rachael maddux, sights & sounds by 8

sights & sounds: lupe núñez-fernández

Photo by Grant Wilkinson Lupe Núñez-Fernández’s paintings look effortless, as if the inky brushstrokes rendering pensive humans, curious animals and bleeding landscapes were applied in just a few deft wrist-flicks. But her relationship with art is hardly casual: in addition to technical training, Núñez-Fernández holds a PhD in modern art history, and over the last…

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Tuesday April 19th, 2011

music, rachael maddux, sights & sounds by 22

sights & sounds: nate duval

Looking through Nate Duval’s portfolio, it’s almost hard to believe that all of his concert posters, band t-shirts and album covers (plus art for national ad campaigns, corporate identities and more) are the work of just one dude. But his self-imposed chameleonic nature is one of the things we love most about this Massachusetts-based designer,…

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Friday March 11th, 2011

Tuesday February 8th, 2011

sights & sounds by 44

sights & sounds: sam beam of iron & wine

Sam Beam was working as a film professor when he started making music as Iron & Wine about a decade ago, recording hushed, poetic love songs into a four-track machine with just a guitar and a little bit of banjo to accompany him. Beginning in 2002, he released three albums for the venerable independent label…

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Friday January 7th, 2011

interviews, rachael maddux, sights & sounds by 16

sights & sounds: superchunk

Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan have been making art longer than they’ve been making music, and they’ve been making music for quite a while. The Chapel Hill, NC, music-scene figureheads first formed frazzly DIY rock band Superchunk in the late 1980s and have played together on and off ever since, most recently returning after a…

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Tuesday November 16th, 2010

artwork, music, products, sights & sounds by 44

sights & sounds: scott avett

Just a few years ago, The Avett Brothers (brothers Scott and Seth and non-brothers Bob Crawford and Joe Kwon) were making raggedy, punk-inspired bluegrass on tiny North Carolina-based record label Ramseur Records. Not too many people knew who they were, but their fan-base seemed to grow every time they hit the road as they won…

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