Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With Sadnecessary by Milky Chance?

In the last eleven months I don’t think there’s an album I’ve enjoyed as much as I’ve enjoyed German folk-pop duo Milky Chance’s Sadnecessary. From start to finish, I’ve eaten that shit up. I love the way the band takes low key, mid-tempo acoustic pop, shoves it into an espresso machine and steams it with a side of DJ production. You know that former dance club kid that now […]


Food Flavored Artist: Open Your Eyes by United Fruit

The United Fruit Company was a US multinational that flourished during the early to mid 20th century. The company dealt mostly with bananas but also had a bit of a soft spot for dictators and monopolies as well. They enjoyed enormous privilege in Central America thanks to their willingness to oppose organized unions by backing the authoritarian governments that quashed labor unrest at any cost. The company has […]


Listen: Haunting Hits from Kolo, BANDOBRANSKI/NORDMARK, Wonderful Humans and Day Wave

A single from a 3 Doors Down approved London band, a Lykke Li backup vocalist, a haunting cover of Taylor Swift and a Carousel side project all seem to work better when black beans ain’t no thang. Kolo are a pop rock three-piece based in South London consisting of frontman Jon Burnell, Spanish born bassist Dani Mourinho, and drummer Steve Fuller from Croydon. The band toured America […]


Cook: Black Beans Ain’t No Thang Burgers

Here I am, blogging away in the wee hours of the morning. This is partially because I passed out so early putting the little one to sleep and partially because of the weird dream that stirred me awake. The dream went like this: I was on some alien planet battling this creature which had the power of disconnectivity (the ability to avoid my sword by […]


Listen: Loose Leaf Releases from Fantastic Fantastic, Tomas Barford, Pepa Knight and Coasts

You’ve got loose meat you say? Slop it on a bun and top it with: Global duo Fantastic Fantastic are playing around with you on their new single “The Night.” Instead of offering the main course (the lead single) they are starting you with dessert. Yep, “The Night” is just the b-side for an upcoming single due out in January. Just is a hard word […]


Cook: Vegan Loose Meat Sandwiches

Nell Frizzel, a UK contributor for munchies (VICE’s food channel), recently spoke to Essex-born artist Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau about his “Communal Juicing” exhibit. The idea behind the exhibit is that juicing takes a piece of food, extracts juice from it leaving behind a “shitty pulp”. Mathew questions why anyone would do this? It makes no difference to the world or to your life if you […]


Where We Eat: The Corner Store

I have to admit that what initially drew me to The Corner Store, located in the historic downtown of Plant City, was their bold and memorable motto, the logo it helped create and their brand new brunch menu (only four weeks old) which has consistently included vegan biscuits and gravy. The motto, EAT WELL OR DIE, represents a number of The Corner Store’s most important philosophies. First and foremost, […]


Listen: Ghostly Tales from Last Lynx, The Harmaleighs and Terrorista

A ghostly story and the creepy after effects of a bowl of apples and sausage require a soundtrack full of: One of Stockholm’s finest bands, Last Lynx, is releasing yet another new track. This one, called “Brother”, comes from their Rifts EP (due out November 7th on Universal Sweden’s imprint SOFO Records).  The track is made by its catchy chorus and sing songy rhymes that work their […]


Cook: Apple and Sausage Casserole

It was just after midnight on Halloween night when I heard a rap, rap, rapping at my front door. Only thirty seconds before I had clicked the off button on my television effectively erasing all signs of the blood, guts and senseless acts of violence that had been swimming before my eyes for the last hour and a half. I feared the unknown in a way […]