Deviant of the Day

In my mind, artists are the true foundation of our society. Deviant of the Day is a blog about these people. Creatives hold the key to unlock everything exciting and wondrous about this world. Painters, photographers, chefs, sculptors, musicians, tattoo artists, engineers, designers, etc…you all blow my mind. Let’s stick to our guns and never give up.

Deviant of the Day #22 - Erica Mancini

Erica is a musician (accordionist and drummer) finishing up her degree at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study within NYU concentrating in "Music, Identity, and Subculture" and is particularly interested in the sociology of deviance. She is also a staff member of Criminal Class Press, a mystery/thriller/crime-fiction publication. You can catch Erica playing drums for a couple of bag pipe bands...at Zum Schneider for Polka Brunch on Sunday's, and with Huff This! She's also an accordionist for Let's Get Sushi and Not Pay.

Shoot Location: New York, NY 10009

Hometown: Willowbrook, Illinois
Facebook: emancini

Deviant of the Day #13 - Benjamin Ickies

Benjamin Ickies is a talented musician and composer who is currently leading an 18-memeber symphonic rock band known as This Ambitious Orchestra. They can be seen performing live at (le) Poisson Rouge on 5/26. Benjamin can also currently be seen running live karaoke music at Yotel's brunch on Saturdays and playing Polka brunch with his accordion at Zum Schneider on Sundays through the month of April. This upcoming Sunday, Benjamin will be doing a new monthly cabaret as well called Je Suis at Circa Tabac.

Shoot Location: New York, NY 10009

Hometown: San Jose, California
Website: This Ambitious Orchestra