Talking Shop with.. Cockspurs Vintage

Natasha catches up with the weird and wonderful proprietors of Cockspurs Vintage. Why did the chickens cross the road? To get to Cockspurs Vintage! The local gang of chooks, based in Auckland’s Titirangi Village, certainly have good taste! “They’re like our village security, says Labretta Suede, one half of the dynamic duo behind Cockspurs Vintage.Continue reading “Talking Shop with.. Cockspurs Vintage”

In the closet with Labretta Suede

Welcome to the sixth installment of our In the Closet series! This week Natasha steps inside the exotic wardrobe of Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 frontwoman Labretta Suede. Although we’ve been friends for well over a decade, my first memories of Labretta Suede go back to my teenage years in the early to mid-90s.  EvenContinue reading “In the closet with Labretta Suede”

Interview with illustrator Johnny Moondog

Natasha Francois talks to rock ‘n’ roll legend, vintage store proprietor, former waiter, pool cleaner, dog walker, burger flipper and radio host Johnny Moondog about his career as an illustrator/ animator. Johnny Moondog first discovered the power of the pen when he drew a picture of a blue dragon for a classmate  he had a crushContinue reading “Interview with illustrator Johnny Moondog”

Big Fish in a Small Pond: Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 ‘Bait’ EP Release launch party

On the eve of their first Auckland gig in over a year, the feisty frontwoman from “ass-whippin’ high-kickin’, low down rockin’-an-a-reelin’ rock’n’roll” band Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 talks to Natasha Francois about being underdogs in the scene, why their new EP contains their best material to date and why they’ll be making a commotion in the ocean on March 18.