MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO

Music Video Premiere: Polartropica, “Lines On The Water”

0 Comments 27 April 2017

Yay! LA premieres a new music video from synth-pop group Polartropica. by Daniel Barron     If you follow Yay! LA on the socials (and most likely you are) you may have noticed the new takeovers by guest curators. We hope you’ve been enjoying them so far! Seattle-based artist Siolo Thompson cut the ribbon, and […]

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ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Bella Harris

0 Comments 26 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on the divine works of St. Louis-based painter and illustrator Bella Harris. by Daniel Barron     St. Louis-based Bella Harris is a self-taught artist whose unique educational background and inclinations have yielded enchanting results. Coming from a background in medicine and an Associates of Applied Sciences, she began experimenting with art at […]

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ART

Announcing Yay! LA: “Myth”

0 Comments 20 April 2017

Yay! LA Magazine reboots with a new format. Learn what you can expect from the inaugural issue and how you can be a part of it. by Daniel Barron     UPDATE, 5/1: Submissions are now CLOSED! Stories are an innate part of the human condition. Whether it has been through oral tradition, cave paintings, […]

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MUSIC, MUSIC VIDEO

Music Video: Lucia Fasano, “When My Eyes Are Closed”

0 Comments 20 April 2017

Music video for Lucia Fasano’s single “When My Eyes Are Closed” off of her debut LP Radio Silence. by Daniel Barron     Lucia Fasano is a Portland-based creative from Los Angeles who does kind of does it all: As a comedian and actress she appeared on the sixth season of Portlandia as “Lasik Girl” […]

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FILM/TV

Sina Grace’s Self-Obsessed is Back For Season 2!

0 Comments 19 April 2017

Comics author Sina Grace returns as himself in the webseries based off his own work, Self-Obsessed. by Daniel Barron     My relationship with comics author Sina Grace dates way back, pre-Yay! LA even. I first heard the name in my college years when he took over answering fan mail in the back section of […]

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ART, ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Artist Spotlight: Johannah O’Donnell

0 Comments 19 April 2017

Artist Spotlight on Florida-based pop artist Johannah O’Donnell. by Daniel Barron     For some, rock ‘n’ roll is a phase or rite of passage. For others, it’s a religion, an outfit for all occasions. Johannah O’Donnell’s acid-washed visions of feral creatures, tattooed Valkyries, and colors that play it LOUD are a testament to the […]

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MUSIC

Shane Alexander, 4/7 @ The Hotel Cafe

0 Comments 18 April 2017

Shots from Shane Alexander’s recent performance at The Hotel Cafe. by Chris Camargo     When you discover an artist that makes a truly beautiful song (“Heart of California”) and then upon going deeper into the album (Bliss) you find a song titled “I Will Die Alone” you make it a point to get to […]

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MUSIC

Play Like A Girl Presents: Kid Wave, 4/15 @ The Echo

0 Comments 18 April 2017

Kid Wave headlined a stellar night of grrl-fronted bands this past weekend at The Echo, presented by Play Like A Girl. by Daniel Barron     Kid Wave began in 2013 as the music project of Swedish singer/songwriter Lea Emmery, who left her hometown of Norrköping in 2011, when she was just a teenager. In […]

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LITERATURE, POETRY

“Five AM Moon” by Alyssa Crow

0 Comments 17 April 2017

Alyssa Crow is a Los Angeles-based poet & writer with Romantic sensibilities. Her mixed Asian identities position her in a fluid space of belonging and otherness that informs the battle between head-space and body-space, deeply influencing her work. Her poems are constructed with the truth of an experience, a moment, or a memory. Find more […]

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ART

Art Made Me: On Yay! LA’s Return

0 Comments 16 April 2017

Good to be home. by Daniel Barron     “Previously on Yay! LA Magazine….”   Be open. That’s the simplest way I can sum up what I’ve learned in five years and change. Be open to exploring, creating, listening, experiencing new things, meeting new people, taking risks, saying “yes,” being wrong, making an ass of […]

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