The Atlantic’s video series “Saturday Night in America” is about uncovering pockets of nightlife across the nation. This episode takes place in Austin, Texas, and profiles a pedicab driver, the owner of a honky-tonk bar, and members of a band called The Octopus Project. Despite a continuous influx of new people into the city, small bands who play live music have always shaped the culture. “Austin without music would just be a really boring college town,” says resident Sarah Yopp. “Local music here is, I think, the star of the city. Without music, Austin would die off.” The film was directed by Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost & Found Films.
Japanese photographer and Wallpaper* contributor Yasuyuki Takagi explores the district of Arakicho, Tokyo. Formerly a lively hub filled with geisha tea houses the area now houses small, specialist restaurants that rely on repeat loyal customers to make a living. Read more on NOWNESS – http://bit.ly/29Lexxe