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

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 26th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Co-Pet Parenting with Frank and Jenna from Sic Tic

Sic Tic photo by Janeth Ann Gonda Sic Tic has one of the most innovative rock sounds in the Brooklyn scene, pairing the raw rip of grunge with the precision of jazz musicians. I have had the pleasure of seeing them evolve over the past five years to form their current line up; [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:44+00:00 February 26th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Amanda Yun of Crazy Pills Sees Cats as Living Works of Art

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is starting 2018 off on the right foot. This month, I got to chat fluffies with a fellow cat lady: Amanda Yun of Crazy Pills. For those of you who have not yet experienced this band, it is time to check them out. Amanda can solo like all of [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:50+00:00 January 29th, 2018|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|

PET POLITICS: Drunk Gecko Hunting with Ben Jaffe of PILL

Ben captures a Northern Black Racer at Quantico Marine Base. "[It's] my favorite species to look for in the Northeast!" he says. Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope all your furry family gets some special holiday treats off the Hanukkah/ Christmas table. I can tell you my cats are pretty amused by our family Christmas [...]

By | 2018-08-09T17:04:57+00:00 December 25th, 2017|COLUMNS, Monthly Mondays, Pet Politics|