Author: Lauren Jablonski

If you’re looking for a new band to add to your playlist, definitely check out Good Hangs. If you loved the pop punk and the emo scene in the early 2000s, then this band is for you. Good Hangs embodies DIY punk rock ethics by doing all their writing, recording, and mastering in-house. This band recently released a new short but catchy track “Shoot Our Way Out” which fans have been posting videos jamming out to in their car or blasting during their workouts at the gym. Good Hangs guitarist, Anthony Pierri, took the time to chat with LIB Magazine about their…

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Ralph Burrows, commonly known as RallyB is an artist and a sculptor from Queens, NY. He has a brand called “RallyB Art” which showcases his artworks that are based on pop culture. He does illustrations, paintings, portraits, and makes handmade figurines out of paper, called “Rally Figures”. LIB: How did you get into making figurines and sculpting? Burrows: I have been creating figurines since I was young. As a kid, I grew up watching characters on TV shows and movies based on comics, video games, etc. I was very influenced by it so I would make them. I would use…

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The artist and founder of Depressed Monsters, Ryan Brunty, recently became a reality star after appearing on the MTV show “The Love Experiment”, a show which gives three friends the opportunity to each choose three men to date at a time. Brunty was selected by Tam as one of the men she wanted to date. He tried to woo her by staring into her eyes, bringing her breakfast, and showing off his artistic talents. Even though Brunty was eliminated, he instantly became a fan favorite. LIB: What made you want to be on The Love Experiment? How has the show changed…

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Mark deSalvo is a talented painter who is known for his cover art. Growing up, deSalvo surrounded himself with skateboards, punk rock, and art. After completing his art education, deSalvo snail mailed record labels and skate companies. This grassroots approach landed him gigs with the bands in his stereo. He painted the covers for countless legendary punk rock albums. LIB: How did you get into designing album covers? deSalvo: When I graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, I immediately focused my attention on the things in my life that most interested me and looked for ways to…

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Annie Chen is a 22-year-old self-taught painter from Toronto, Ontario. She is a full-time artist, with a part-time job teaching art to children in the Toronto public school system. Chen took the time to share her creative process  and inspiration behind her surrealist art with LIB Magazine. LIB: What’s the inspiration behind your surrealist art? Chen: As an artist who primarily specializes in hyperrealism, I always felt like my artwork was never “creative.”  I was simply always recreating a photograph, which I felt lacked any essence of myself as a creator. I recently began exploring surrealism as a way to incorporate my personality…

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Louis Shaffer, also known as Shadow Rabbit Art, is a talented sculptor from Long Island, NY. He transforms clay and wax into awesome cartoon, comic, sci-fi, monster, and warrior characters. Shaffer shared his inspiration and creative process with LIB Magazine. LIB: How did you get into sculpting and making figures? Shaffer:  I have been sculpting since I was a kid, really I have had a piece of clay in my pocket for as long as I can remember. When we were kids my parents would have clay and wax available to play with it’s really not much different than playdoh.…

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The voice of rock and heavy metal today, Corey Taylor, sold out The Paramount in Huntington, NY, Saturday, September, 16th, 2023. His new album CMF2 just was released and is already topping the charts. Corey Taylor’s “Beyond” is currently the number one solo single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, which is a huge accomplishment.   Corey Taylor performed songs from his new album CMF2 as well as Stone Sour favorites “Song #3,” “Absolute Zero,” “Bother,” and “Through Glass.” Taylor even performed Slipknot songs including “Before I Forget,” “Snuff” and “Duality.” Taylor closed the show with the Motorhead cover “Ace of…

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Luna Aura opened up the show for Wargasm and Corey Taylor at The Paramount in Huntington Saturday, September 16th, 2023 and absolutely rocked the show. Luna took the time to talk to LIB Magazine about her new album The Fiction EP and life on tour. LIB: Are you a Slipknot fan?  Luna Aura: I’m definitely a Slipknot fan! I respect and admire their ability to not only make insanely great songs that shred, but also they’re ability to be unapologetically themselves at all times, especially Corey. LIB: Are you excited to be touring with Corey Taylor? Luna Aura: I’m beyond…

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Michael Reuter (also known at Mr The Artist) is a local artist from Rocky Point, NY that repurposes old and used items including VHS tapes to make unique works of art. Reuter took the time to explain his creative process and share where you can see his art. LIB: What inspired you to use VHS tapes for your art? Reuter: Inspiration I feel is sometimes unexplainable. I do like trying to work with all different types of materials, especially items that are easily accessible. Unfortunately, we have become a very wasteful society so it feels good to find a way to…

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Eric Schwarz lives between Germany, Paris, and Menorca, working as a Comic Artist and Illustrator. He is also known as Comic Blues and creates awesome works of art using Lego Dots. Schawarz shared his creative process of how he uses the iconic plastic construction toy to make beautiful works of art. LIB: What’s your inspiration behind the Lego Dots? Schwarz: I love analog printing techniques and when I saw that you can print with LEGO and I knew I had to try it right away. I saw it on an Instagram account called Provisional Press, they make small printing presses and…

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