ANTIGRAVITY-MAY-2017-Cover-Luke-Allen-by-Adem-Vant-HullMAY 2017 • VOL 15.5 • #154

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ANTIGRAVITY-MAY-2017-PHOTO-Liberty-Monument-Stump-by-Dan-Fox

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:
CARRY THE TORCH

Somewhere around the spring of 1993, your future editor-to-be was still just a teenage punk kid wandering the streets of New Orleans—especially the seedier parts of Magazine Street (and for you newer arrivals, that might…Read full article

illustration Kallie Van Tassel

STAR HUSTLER:
CRUISING ALTITUDE

  Sometimes, when you take off in an airplane, you ascend through gross, rainy weather. As you go up, you feel every swerve and drop as the wind and rain rock the plane, possibly thinking…Read full article

illustration Melissa Guion

DIRT NERD:
EVERYTHING THE LIGHT TOUCHES

There’s far too much to take in here, more to find than can ever be found. But the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky keeps great and small on the endless round. —Elton John…Read full article

illustration Ben Claassen III

REALITY BITES:
DONUTS!

  Are y’all ready for the donut smackdown? I’ve pitted six shops against each other to find the best donuts around. To even the playing field, I tried the classic glazed at each shop, and…Read full article

photo Gabby Garcia-Steib

LA RAZA OLVIDADA:
LA CUENTA DE
UNA MUJER IMMIGRANTE
(THE STORY OF
AN IMMIGRANT WOMAN)

La primera vez que me encontré Alba*, supe que era una mujer fuerte. Ella irradia belleza y poder. Nos conocimos en el trabajo, y yo estaba inmediatamente conectado a su lado. Ella me enseñó la…Read full article

illustration Happy Burbeck

HIDDEN LOUISIANA:
THE SOCIALIST JEWISH COMMUNE
OF SICILY ISLAND

In the summer of 1881, a letter from Louisiana appeared in Ha-Melitz, a Hebrew newspaper printed in the Russian Empire: “Tomorrow on the 21st of August, I and the rest of the men will go forth…Read full article

by Ben Claassen III

DIRTFARM


Features

photo Dod Morrison

CONSIDERABLY OLDER,
MARGINALLY WISER:
CAPTAIN SENSIBLE OF
THE DAMNED

-Photo Dod Morrison The Sex Pistols. The Clash. Wire. Despite the prominence of these bands in the annals of punk rock history, none of them were the first British punk band to tour the United…Read full article

illustration Ryan Blackwood

LOADING MORE GUYS:
SHINING A LIGHT ON
GAY DATING
IN THE APP AGE

Strange things happen when you’re a queer child in church. One minute, the holy spirit is lighting the hair of the disciples on fire and the next, I have a sudden and inexplicable erection. Once…Read full article

illustration Victoria Allen

BRAVE ENOUGH:
ALYNDA SEGARRA of
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

  Sometime around 2007, Andy Bizer—a young lawyer and passionate New Orleans music fan—witnessed a rough-and-tumble ensemble of street musicians perform at the Big Top, under the name Hurray for the Riff Raff. Blown away…Read full article

Adrienne Battistella

FROM STEINBECK
TO SWEET VERMOUTH:
LUKE SPURR ALLEN

photo Adrienne Battistella Luke Spurr Allen has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene for two decades now, best known for his work with Happy Talk—a band that gained much loyalty from fans…Read full article

ANTIGRAVITY-MAY-2017-Pope-Gnarwhal-Treadles-Pile-Live-at-Gasa-Gasa1-by-Ben-Davis

“CLEARLY WE WANT
TO HANG OUT”
PILE, GNARWHAL,
POPE & TREADLES
LIVE ON 4/20
AT GASA GASA

Pile was, for me, just a cool band getting some then-weirdly diverse veneration until I saw them for the first time at the now-closed Spitfire in 2015. They started as I shyly drank at the…Read full article


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BOY HARSHER YR BODY IS NOTHING (DKA) Missing their February Mudlark appearance, yet seeing their shared bill with High Functioning Flesh (one of my favorite acts) later in the tour urged me to check out…Read full article

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