Its been in the mid-seventies and sunny for the past two weeks in New York, but today its raining. A lot. On my way to meet the rock trio, L.A. Witch, I hop between puddles and try to use my shitty umbrella as a shield to the sideways winds all the while listening to Black Sabbath, a musical influence of the girls. I find shelter in The Knitting Factory's green room (that's actually red) where Sade (vocals & guitar), Irita (bass), and Ellie (drums) are hanging out below a pair of dangling tungsten lightbulbs. It's dark, and it’s damp, yet oddly still cozy, with a couch and a set of chairs that sink too low when you sit in them. The girls kindly offer plates of ice cream and cookie cake that have been sent over by an unknown source from the restaurant next door. Between the setting, the storm raging outside, and this mysterious delicious delivery, if there was ever such a fitting time to try our hand at a few spells, now was it.
Earlier in the day, I dove head on into some magical research. According to a slightly reliable internet source, there are five types of magic/ spells: Red Magic (Love, Fertility, Sexuality), Green Magic (Money, Luck Enhancing, Success), Purple Magic (Controlling), Black Magic (Revenge), and White Magic (Protective, Healing). So within the dark red room of an old-ish Williamsburg venue we decided to create a little magic of our own. Staying away from any evil doing, the three girls cast spells within the red, green, and white magic departments. Who knows? Maybe they'll give the actual L.A. Witch a run for her money.