Bianca Johnson

Anime Tropes, Explained

Japanese subculture is no longer a subculture in the U.S., it’s mainstream.
Anime-lovers nerd out, play video games, discuss and show off their cosplay game daily.

Joshua Crump

Young Atlanta is much more than just a Fashion Show

Seven years ago Charles Pabai started a company for anyone wanting to express themselves through art, design, music and fashion. Pabai named this company Young Atlanta, and the name is more fitting today than it was seven years ago.

Joshua Crump

A Conversation with Tuki Carter

It is very rare when one comes across a person that is blessed with not one gift, but several. True artists embrace being unique, and they impact their audience in a multitude of ways: Tuki Carter fits this description perfectly. A unique artist in his own right, Carter resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds not one or two distinct titles, but three: rapper, tattoo artist and entrepreneur.

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Person, place or thing–know someone wicked? Or of something cool happening in your neighborhood? Submit your pitches to entertainment@avantyouth.com with the header “Ent. PITCH.”

Inside Look into Irrelevant Music Festival’s 529 Closing Ceremony

Irrelevant Music Festival celebrated its fourth successful anniversary this year. Hosted between two of the hallmarks of the Atlanta music scene: 529 and the EARL, the festival brought together a wide collection of artists from Atlanta locals Material Girls to Baltimore’s Ed Shrader’s Music Beat, all to provide music lovers with a refreshing insight into local art.

How To Do Your First Art Show!

I recently presented my work at the Yes Ma’am art show (Sunday, July 21 at The Bakery). I’ve been following the venue on Instagram for awhile and a few months ago, they put out an open call for artists.

Atlanta: A Hub for Geekdom

Comic books have completely taken over pop culture. Superheroes dominate the big and small screen. Avengers: Endgame was the biggest summer blockbuster of 2019 and Atlanta CW’s Arrow, which ends after season eight, is one of TVs most popular superhero shows.

Dead & Company: ATL Gifts John Mayer to America’s Rock Band​

Atlanta fosters some of the greatest artists in the world, who go out and share their art with #ATL on their minds. Rock genius John Mayer became part of Atlanta’s list of legends when he won multiple awards for his vocal skills in the early 2000’s.

The Three-Eyed Falcon

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VS Realm’s Esports with a Purpose

In an unassuming corner of the North Dekalb Mall near Decatur is VS Realm, a modern arcade with big dreams of making an impact in the community and gaming.

It’s Wavy at Smith’s Olde Bar

Local Atlanta rap artist KZ put together the first Wavy Day on Friday, showcasing some of the city’s popular and promising musicians like Jaylon Ashaun, Bri Broskie, OG Jonny D, Whereischo and J Wesley. The venue on the second floor of Smith’s Olde Bar provided an intimate setting that allowed the crowd to feel connected to the artists.

The Drag(on) Queens at Mary’s

It’s already halfway through Pride Month, and there’s still time to celebrate by attending a drag show at your local hosting bar.

LANY and Role Model at The Roxy

LANY and Role Model had an enormous turnout for their show at The Coca Cola Roxy on Sunday night. Just past the halfway point of their one hundred city world tour, LANY immediately expressed how highly the band had anticipated playing Atlanta.

Queen of the Overworld

When she started Overworld Designs, Michelle Sleeper’s plan was simple: To make what she wanted and sell it.

Betty Who and Loote The Band Take Variety Playhouse

Betty Who headlined Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on Friday night with Loote the Band. Together they brought a beautiful stage setup, two strapping backup dancers, and an unmatched liveliness–despite this being their fourth night performing, in a row.

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The Monster Bash

Connecting with other young entrepreneurs in the prop-making and 3D printing profession happens quickly in Atlanta, mostly because it’s a small, tight-knit community.

The Japanese House at Terminal West: A Faux Pas Review

The Japanese House, a dreamy pool-rock brand from southeast England, headlined at Atlanta’s Terminal West Thursday night. I wasn’t sure what to expect–I’ve never shot this venue nor seen The Japanese House perform live.

Gemini 2019 Horoscope (May 22 – June 22)​

Gemini: This is your season. However, if you’re feeling less charming and influential at this time, don’t stress it. It isn’t the end of the world if you have to focus on yourself for a while; make yourself care intentionally and unapologetically.

Atlanta’s Upcoming: GARRETT JAEGER

Garrett Jaeger is cartoonist and 2D animator based out of Atlanta. He is known for his surrealist and, at times, psychedelic illustrations.