Even though Chloe’s off doing big things in NYC, she is and will always be a Photogenics Girl through and through. So much so, that I’ve asked her to be one of the very first guest bloggers to join our Photogenics Contributors Page set to launch early September alongside guest bloggers Charlotte Carey and Natalie Suarez of style blog, Natalie Off Duty.
Active Child’s music makes me feel like I want to live in a cabin on the moon. So it only makes sense that their latest LP, “You Are All I See,” is self described as a, “sonic ambition…that sounds cosmically huge and yet intimate all the same.”
I saw them once before at an indoor venue a few months ago, and the stage was set up as a mirror image of electronic and classical instruments with Grecian inspired statues as cornerstones. The mix of this old and new world energy created an intimate experience that felt like I was listening to a choir of electronic angels singing to me from the dreamscape of my imagination.
I didn’t think it could get any better than that. But it did, last Friday at the MOCA Geffen’s outdoor venue with an incredible view of downtown Los Angeles as the back drop, slow motion water visuals projected on stage, warm summer wind on my skin and some of the most energetic and stylish music lovers LA has to offer. And really, who even plays a harp anymore!? Classically trained front man, Pat Grossi, sure does. The dreamy juxtaposition of electronic beats and classical string melodies creates a sound that pleases even the most hipster-ish of auditory palettes.
For me, music is one of the last remaining innovative art forms. I go to a lot of shows, and I have to say that these days, while I always enjoy them, it’s super rare that I find myself being totally in the moment and sitting back in complete awe as I’m taken over by the physical force of bliss. Active Child does that for me, and I really hope it does for you too. Just catch a fucking show and see for yourself!
Tonight, there’s a ridiculously awesome thing happening at the MOCA Geffen. MOCA has teamed up with our friends at Smashbox to create these multi-media events called Play MOCA, which is essentially 3 summer parties where art and music get together and make sweet, sweet love.
Tonight, one of my all time favorite bands is playing: ACTIVE CHILDalong with Zola Jesuswho is equally cool as fuck.
Unfortunately, (and also fortunately for me) I’ll be camping along the Kern River, and I will be missing this. Booo…I’m a total Sad Sally about it. =( So, I thought I’d leave you all with an Active Child video to get you in the mood for an inspiringly dreamy weekend. See you on the flip side, everyone! I’ll be soaking it all in.
Just saw this fashion video recently of our girl Alla Kostromichova, and I thought, “WOW. I f’ing love this. Super weird. Maybe a little too weird, but beautiful and right up our alley.”
What can I say? We’re PHOTOGENICS and that’s how we roll.
We often find friendships in the most unlikely places. One day, when you least expect it, she’ll hit you like a ton of bricks, and you’ll never want to live a day without her. Sisters are all made of star stuff. So, hold onto her, whoever she may be.
Dedicated to my BFF. Safe travels across the globe, my friend.
When I scouted Clinton at a Lil Death party a few weeks ago, I immediately knew that he was Photogenics material. He’s the kind of guy you just sign on the spot, ya know? So we did, and we’re SUPER stoked to have him on our roster. Now, get to know him. I foresee a big future for this guy.
PG: What brought you to LA?
C: I moved out to Los Angeles to live in a van in Venice Beach in order to not only start a new life, but to also pursue music.
PG: What do you do…like, what makes your world go ’round?
C: Music. I’ve been playing drums since I was 8 years old and piano since I was about 14. Playing the piano got me into composition so I started doing electronic music, and that’s pretty much what I do now.
PG: Share! What’s on your playlist right now?
C: My playlist right now includes a Los Angeles producer known as Nosaj Thing. He’s doing awesome things right now for the industry. I’m also into Beach House, and a lot of old dance hits from the 70s and 60s.
PG: Some of your favorite artists of all time…GO!
C: Favorite artists would have to be Coldplay, The Doors, Claude Debussy, and Daft Punk.
PG: Thanks for letting us into your world. From the Photogenics Fam….WELCOME!!! We know you’ll kill it!