//Pet Politics

The second Monday of every month, we profile artists with furry friends to find out how animals can act as muses.

PET POLITICS: Two Lovebirds and a Little Honey Form the Core of Synthpop Band The Values

This month, I got to hear from Evan Zwisler and Mason Taub, founders of Brooklyn’s electro-indie-pop group The Values. Mason and Evan take the forefront as a duo—Mason working her deep and vibrant vocals along with the keys and Evan grooving on guitar and backing vocals—to pay homage to timeless R&B vibes and the dance punch [...]

By |2019-02-19T19:30:36-04:00February 18th, 2019|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Meet Sundance Kidd, Brooklyn’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Cat Sitter

Sundance Kidd shreds on guitar, bass, and the mic. Ze never misses a note on guitar and seems to automatically learn any song by ear. You may have seen them in a whole slew of Brooklyn’s rock bands as of late, such as Gesserit and Darkwing. Ze has also made numerous guest pop-up guest appearances [...]

By |2019-01-12T17:05:19-04:00January 14th, 2019|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: DIY Legend Jan Terri On the Late Great Denny and her New Pup Pal JoJo

Jan Terri is the original DIY music queen. Although she started off as a drummer, Jan quickly began a prolific career in songwriting. Her tracks come in a variety of genres: rock, jazz, pop, country. Jan’s music also spans across a wide range of emotions, from the sentimental “Losing You,” to her funky Halloween number [...]

By |2018-12-17T21:29:22-04:00December 17th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Kelly Knapp’s Love of Noise (and Cats)

Love Bugs: Kelly and She Ra (all photos courtesy of Kelly Knapp). When Shakespeare wrote "And though she be but little, she is fierce," he could have very well been talking about Kelly Knapp if it wasn't for the centuries that separate them. As the brains and arm grease behind events booking collective [...]

By |2018-11-12T18:51:57-04:00November 12th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Hannah Teeter on Her Transformation From Vet’s GRL to Def.GRL

Hannah Teeter is sweet as pie in person and vicious as hell on the drum kit. She pairs her innately optimistic nature with her wicked energy to form a stage persona entirely singular. Hannah first started playing drums five years ago after forming the band Def.GRLS with buddies Craig Martinson and Mark Brickman. Def.GRLS released [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:00:26-04:00October 15th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Janeth Unleashes the She-Wolf Within

Janeth Gonda is a woman of many trades. When I first met Janeth, she was working at the ticket window of Brooklyn Bowl. Since then, Janeth has become the singer and songwriter of her own project Espejismo that has toured Colombia as well as having played out in Brooklyn frequently, launched a popular Brooklyn DIY [...]

By |2018-09-10T15:24:01-04:00September 10th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Drummer Diana Kinscherf on Bashing Kits and Cuddling Rescue Cats

I first saw Diana Kinscherf slamming the kit during an excellent set backing Hamish Kilgour of The Clean at The Glove in Brooklyn. The next time I saw her play live was in Manhattan at Pianos when she made an awesome impromptu appearance in Nick Rogers' (of Holy Tunics) solo set. Before meeting Diana, I [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:09-04:00July 23rd, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: How Guitarist Matt Elkin Met His Rockin’ Werewolf Pooch

Matt Elkin is a super sweet dude and super nasty guitar virtuoso. You may know him as a longtime member of Brooklyn's favorite pop punkers The So So Glos, though now he's moved on to solo work and gigging with a multitude of Brooklyn-based bands like Snakeskin and Bueno. But there is one little guy that [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:13-04:00June 25th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Ryan Foster of Warm Body Finds Love With a Cat Named Romeo

Ryan Foster is an awesome shredder and an affable goofball. I was able to spend nearly a month on the road with him and he was constantly cracking jokes and breaking ice. But one of the few things he takes very seriously is his role as a cat dad. I have seen Ryan rip the [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:27-04:00April 30th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Waxing Furisophical with Emily Oppenheimer

Emily Oppenheimer slaps the bass hard, hits the books hard, and yet maintains some of the chilliest vibes I have ever encountered. She’s sharp, but let’s just say she has a warm and fuzzy side. Very fuzzy. I met Emily through the music scene, and then (like many I am sure) fell in love via [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:32-04:00March 26th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

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