John Duah here, the captain of the vessel known as Behind the Hype. For the most part, I’m a non functional human without music to suit my mood. As a photographer, you may see me in Los Angeles and the surrounding environs at music festivals or concerts. Hope to see you kids there.
Smoking Barrel a.k.a. Genna Rivieccio loves every movie in spite of her often scathing reviews. Because, in order to make a movie, you must be passionate and truly believe in the story you’re bringing to life onscreen—and that always takes some level of courage and conviction. She laments the slow death of film criticism and the rise of webisodes,. Her favorite movie is Sunset Boulevard as she knows all too well the plight of the failed screenwriter. Sometimes she writes music reviews too. If you want to send hate or appreciation mail, email smokingbarrel@behindthehype.
A lover of almost all music (sorry, most rap & country). I’l go to *ANY* concert, if handed tickets. Die-hard and obsessed sports fan – and I try to mix that in with my insatiable appetite for good music as well. Feel free to stalk me on Twitter for my daily musings about nothing – but be warned, I probably Tweet “too much”. I write about what I like, and what I don’t like – agree? Disagree? Drop me a line, yell at me, set me straight, whatever floats your boat.
I am known here as Ohio, named after my home state, but I have called Los Angeles home for almost five years. My love is photography and happily, it lead me here to music and the lovely community of artists in LA. Mixing photography and music has been a life savor about a million times and here you can follow my shows. Sometimes I travel for the music, for now though, mostly you’ll find me in LA. I’ll be the girl with the massive lens in the pit or at the corner bar to see a friend’s show. Live music has become my addiction.
I’m a filmmaking, Bloc Party obsessing, pistachio-loving minx that hails from Hawaii. Currently in college, I’m surrounded by all types of people who attach themselves to all types of music. I think, like everyone, I’m the average person trying to prove that I’m not average.
Cheers to doing so!