Photos by Nicky Digital / Makeup by Erin Green
POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Erika Forster, pictured here in a look from GAP’s new spring collection, is no stranger to serendipity. Stepping on board a train in 2003, little did she know that, on that same ride her life would change forever. She would bump into Annie Hart, then a stranger, and the two would share their common dream of starting an all-keyboard band.
Flash forward a few years, and these two women, along with Heather D’Angelo, make up the all-female alternative folk band, Au Revoir Simone. Similarly, few could have anticipated that Pearl Jam’s decision to hold a 1993 concert on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in the desert of Indio, California, once seen as too dry of a climate to accommodate musical events, would lead to that site becoming host to what is now one of the largest music festivals on the circuit: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.