Taking influences from bands such as Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Eat World, and American Football, Ottawa locals Old Rules have crafted a unique sound that stands on the borders of pop punk, emo, and grunge. The five piece comprised of Nat Plamondon, Cody Coughlan, Holden Egan, JJ De Castro, and Nick Marson have been around for sometime and with the release of their most recent EP “Twitch” Old Rules has solidified their place as a key band in Ottawa’s music scene.
Peter Shmelzer and his art have been called provocative, disturbing and immoral. He’s not bothered. “I’m not trying to shock anybody,” he says. “I’m not hateful. There’s a lot of things that I’m not. Look again.” In the era of Pussy Riot and Brett Bailey, the censorship of art is as big of an issue as it was when Gustave Courbet painted “The Origin of the World” in 1866.
Paula Aguirre is photographer based in Argentina, and together with her sister Mariángeles, who’s based in Berlin run tHERAPY recycle and exorcise a sustainable fashion brand. The brand consists of reworked, recycled and upcycled vintage clothing that they acquire while traveling around. They promote ethical and conscious fashion through their DIY project and you can acquire their items through stores, pop ups and flea markets throughout North América and Europe.
Antidote combs the globe for young talented fashion photographers with a passionate eye. This month we have a fashion submission from Shevon Miller.
Shevon is currently a college student in New York City where she was born and raised. Shevon essentially started as a graphic designer and photo retoucher, but after dating a photographer and having many photographer friends she emersed herself fully in to learning as much as she could with photography.
Even though warm weather is approaching, a heeled bootie is the perfect go-to for the Spring season! To wear boots in the Spring, make sure to add color to your outfit! A colourful midi dress or skirt, or a coloured blazer is the perfect add-on to your outfit to give it that springtime feel!
Hannah Cohen has emerged into the pop stream with a sense of truth and vulnerability. Her genre of sad tunes glued together with sweetly-strung jazz bits mould her music’s sound. With her debut hit Child Bride, Cohen configured a statement through anthems of despair. On her new album, Pleasure Boy, Cohen walks with a similar stride as she improves her dynamicity.