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‘’If he didn’t have his acting career, River thinks he could be a musician. He’s driven to it. “I love music,” he says. “It’s so much a part of me.” The roster of his favorite musicians is long and eclectic; he’s especially into early Squeeze and U2. But the rest of his list reads like the playlist of an early ‘70s FM station. “I like jazz, folk music, Bob Dylan. Older Bowie and old Roxy Music to fall asleep to. I like old Steely Dan music and some Pink Floyd. Old Led Zeppelin, too. The Beatles are my Bible; that goes without saying. And I like classical music.” 

Excerpt from a Vegetarian Times’ article about River, 1988.


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‘River’s friends aren’t among the thirty-five thousand college kids of Gainesville: they’re the cool dudes. Musicians, mainly. They’re all terrifically polite, just like him. River’s in a band, too: he loves it. He writes songs and plays guitar. It’s called Aleka’s Attic, and Island Records is very interested in it. One of his friends told me that he changes the band’s name periodically “so that people will go along to see the whole band, not to see River Phoenix.” River told me that he’d actually toyed with the idea of calling himself something else for musical purposes.’ (Vogue, 1990)


Every day is international women’s day. 

Here is a list of all the women fronted artists performing at this year’s Galax Z Fair. We are proud to have what is essentially a 50% lineup this year.

In order of listing: Chastity Belt / Downtown Boys / Girlpool / KITTEN / Makthaverskan / Weyes Blood / Yumi Zouma / Los Skagaleros / Dezorah