MOTHER // live photos
[Words + photos by Kadene Chin]
It’s always interesting to see a new band perform early on. It can either go really well or be absolutely terrible. When I caught NYC band Mother live at Ortlieb’s in Philly, I wasn’t sure what to expect. They’ve only released two tracks so far and as good as those songs are, you never know what a band might sound like live. To my delight, the 5-piece band had a whole album’s worth of material for the crowd in Philly that night. Fronted by actor turned musician Penn Badgley and including members of Reputante and Lolawolf, the band’s sound can be fairly described as sultry indie rock. Taking the stage at the legendary Ortlieb’s Lounge, which can only be described as a classy dive bar, it was obvious that these guys have been putting in the work to craft a unique sound. For a taste, revisit their second single “Victim” below.
Mother - Victim
After a good nights sleep i finally feel human again.
Those last 5/6 days have been an indescribable experience. From the beauty (and the heat) of Las Vegas to the amazingness surrounding comic con international. I have met so many amazing people i share interests with (how refreshing), who made this week unforgettable. Thanks to volunteering i’ve got to see what happens behind the scenes at CC and believe me it can get hectic. A huge thank you goes out to my amazing hosts Katy and Kelly, who put up with my 4hrs-sleep-a-night-schedule! You were nothing but welcoming and i’m forever grateful.
I have learned that meeting your heroes can result in disappointment, but in other cases also leads to awe. Some of them have been rude and more interested in their own profit, while others were funny, outgoing and real.
I have seen many interesting panels, learned a lot during those too! Tyler Posey likes to talk about Poop and Masturbation a lot, and the TW cast would like to start a reality show/sitcom. David Boreanaz can’t take things seriously, and has a funny pronunciation (Buuullits). Emily Deschanel should be a song writer (Fan Questions!). Tom Mison may be a reason to watch Sleepy Hollow, because he is gorgeous. JoMo can not escape ‘Caroline’ questions, even on his own show. Barrowman and Willa Holland have entertained the whole Ballroom during the Arrow Panel. The Arrow cast likes to cuddle, especiall Colton and Stephen, with each other. STEPHEN AMELLS ABS. They are real and look as good as on a screen. Emily Bett Rickards was everyones favorite, and got several well deserved rounds of applause. Grant Gustin is the cutest little fanboy i have ever seen, and no one loves Barry Allen more. Ben McKenzie wears a white muscle shirt at one point in the Gotham pilot (he willl always be Ryan). ‘Constantine’ is DCs ‘Supernatural’ and has a chance at becoming just as successful. The whole WBTV/DCE night ended with standing ovations.
I have also learned the value of real food after a week like that. We went to dinner at Rockin Baja Lobster and finally caught a real meal at the end of our CC experience.
Another chapter in the book, can’t go back but you can look
And there we are on every page
Memories I’ll always save
"oh my god stop criticizing young girls who like 50 Shades of Gray or Twilight you can’t tell them what they can and can’t read"
no we can’t but we have to protect young girls from mistaking abusive behavior for genuine affection at all costs