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Recent Issues


All Writing From Kevin Barrios

Dec 2017


I was recently referred to as the original New Orleans road dog for dropping out of college in ‘96 to go on tours with the Supaflies and One Eye Open. I just love a good…Read full article


BATHS ROMAPLASM (ANTICON) It has been four long years since Baths (a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld) released the haunting record Obsidian. As a longtime fan, I never thought he could top those complex and driving soundscapes from…Read full article

Dec 2015

Top 5 Things I Learned at a Gun Show

One of my ex-classmates recently paid a visit to New Orleans. He’s from Sri Lanka and is not only an avid hunter, but is also a competitive shooter—a real pistol marksman. He has trouble getting…Read full article

Aug 2015

Photos: Kevin Barrios

“My life has been a steady stream of reinvention while somehow maintaining a strangely familiar baseline— drastic career changes, drastic moves, and drastic depletion of funds. But always the same ideals and desires. While scanning…Read full article

Jan 2015

Valerie Sassyfras: Sass Against the Machine

For those uninitiated with the one-woman, multi-instrument wielding wrecking crew that is Valerie Sassyfras, let me introduce you. Born Valerie Solomon, Sassyfras began her music career decades ago under the guidance of her late husband…Read full article

Nov 2014

Reviews, Nov 2014

Books NOT THAT KIND  OF GIRL: A YOUNG WOMAN TELLS YOU WHAT  SHE’S “LEARNED” LENA DUNHAM (RANDOM HOUSE) What kind of girl is Lena Dunham? Not That Kind Of Girl, in any other context,  would…Read full article

Rain and Roads, Reissued Records, Our First Kiss: Celebrating 24 Hour Revenge Therapy– 20 Years Later

I was sitting against the wall of the Faubourg Marigny Community Center (currently the Maison) waiting for an Avail show to start. I had started my afternoon in Tower Records seeking out the latest issue…Read full article

Jun 2014

A Decade of Deadlines : Celebrating and Commiserating with 10 Years of Anti-friends

To put into perspective what life was like in 2004, when Antigravity was launched, here are a few realities the people of New Orleans knew: TwiRoPa was a live and functioning club in the Lower…Read full article

Real Talk: Memorable Moments from Antigravity’s First Ten Years

AG has been privileged to speak with a lot of artists over the past 10 years and have them tell us their stories. Here are some of the most memorable moments as rendered by Osa…Read full article

May 2014

Last Supper: Crawfish Boil Edition

The Louisiana crawfish boil is one of the finest food experiences ever created. Though replicated in restaurants, in its true form the boil represents a meal of the people, by the people and for the…Read full article

May 2014

Letter from the Editor: Nostalgia

May 2014 finds me in the middle of two ANTIGRAVITY anniversaries. Next month we mark our 10th year as a publication, while April marked my second year as Art Director. I’m a very nostalgic person,…Read full article

Apr 2014

Reviews, April 2014

Books RICHARD CAMPANELLA BOURBON STREET: A HISTORY (LSU PRESS) Better known locally and in academic circles for his work on New Orleans’ geographies, Tulane School of Architecture geographer Richard Campanella has penned a reading on…Read full article

Feb 2014

Crowned & Anchored: Catching Up with Lou Barlow

Lou Barlow has been labeled “The People’s Champ of Lo-Fi” (a crown whose expectations he begrudgingly accepts), building his Alternative Nation royalty status with tenures in Dinosaur Jr., Folk Implosion, and his main squeeze, Sebadoh….Read full article

Jan 2014

Life’s a Beach in 2014: Resolutions from some of the AG Staff

1. Stop smoking. (Failed) 2. Write more, continue to work hard and make more money. Maybe even ascend  into a new tax bracket for 2015. 3. Eat only delicious food. Life is too short for…Read full article

Dec 2013

All In with Dave Fera

On a particularly cold, wet and Saints-less Sunday, Dave Fera and I huddled over our coffees trying to stay warm, like a clichéd scene of hobos with brown bags clustered over burning barrels. It was…Read full article

Aug 2013

Photos by Kevin Barrios

“I like to capture photographs that show the expanse of our environment and how minuscule humanity is in that setting. Conversely, people with massive character are a favorite subject of mine.”

Jul 2013

The Ebbs and Flows of the New Lows

I credit Chris George (of the Living Room Studio) as the sperm that lead to the birth of my relationship with Mike Levin. In the summer of ’95, Chris had just returned from stumbling upon…Read full article

Jun 2013

Photos: Go Skateboarding Day

The idea of a national skateboarding day isn’t all that special. For those of us who have skated every day that our ankles aren’t broken and the streets aren’t flooded, every day is “Go Skateboarding…Read full article

Apr 2013

Goodie Basket: AG Writers Pick a Bountiful Bushel at This Year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Break out the wide-brimmed  hats, the sunscreen and the boogie. While hordes of  old dudes from Maine descend upon us clothed in short-sleeved button downs emblazoned with crawfish playing trumpets, it must not be forgotten…Read full article

Label Life: Moving Units with Mike Park

Not unlike George Costanza’s days of battling Lloyd Braun for top computer salesman, Mike Park has found his “serenity now” moments arranging boxes in his parents’ garage. The Asian Man Records founder and former Skankin’…Read full article

Apr 2013

Liner Notes: A Record Store Day Wishlist from the AG Staff

Some days are just meant to be hassle-free, where you can lay it all out and stop worrying about stupid shit for a second. Beach trips. Mardi Gras day. Sunday. Record Store Day should be…Read full article

Jan 2013

All People Hit the Road, One French Fry at a Time

If only all people were like All People, the world would be a more sincere and hardworking place. You won’t meet a more likeable group of young men who are committed to crafting and promoting…Read full article

Broken Teeth and Dirty Sheets: A Jawbreaker Fan’s Wet Dream

It was a couple of months of anticipation and uncertainty, but finally that cardboard package with the familiar 4F stamp pressed on the back, between borders of yellow and pink tape, was in my hands….Read full article

Reviews, January 2013

Books NEIL YOUNG WAGING HEAVY PEACE (BLUE RIDER PRESS) Of those who have a certain last name, it is said that no matter how old they get, they will forever be Young. None has borne…Read full article

Nov 2012

Lonesome Dove: On the Couch with James Hayes

James Hayes was groomed from infancy to be a singer-songwriter. He was babysat by ex-members of Eyehategod, was once picked up from school by Trent Reznor and attended (and booked) punk shows on Frenchmen Street…Read full article