2018 SXSW Festival

The gallery has been updated with additional pictures of AJ at the 2018 SXSW Festival. Thanks to my friend Mouza for some of the pics!


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0033 x Public Appearances > 2018 > “Support The Girls” Premiere – 2018 SXSW Festival – 03.09.18
0007 x Public Appearances > 2018 > “Support The Girls” Q&A – 2018 SXSW Festival – 03.09.18
0009 x Public Appearances > 2018 > “Support The Girls” Premiere After Party – 2018 SXSW Festival – 03.09.18
0007 x Public Appearances > 2018 > Deadline Studio at SXSW Presented by MoviePass – 03.10.18
0003 x Public Appearances > 2018 > We Work Congress – 2018 SXSW Festival – 03.10.18
0007 x Magazines & Photoshoots > Photoshoots > 2018 > Photoshoot 004
0006 x Magazines & Photoshoots > Photoshoots > 2018 > Photoshoot 005
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Interview Magazine

Check out Aly & AJ’s new interview and photoshoot with Interview Magazine below!


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004 x Photoshoots & Magazine Scans > Photoshoots > 2018 > Photoshoot 003

How Aly & AJ avoided the child star curse and invented a new sound
Aly and AJ Michalka (born Alyson and Amanda Michalka), a.k.a. the Y2K teen idols Aly & AJ, have journeyed from L.A. for their first New York fashion week. Aly, in particular, is a style maniac, although both arrived for this photo shoot in stunning outfits; AJ wore black patent leather pants that squeak when she walks. Despite busy days in press junkets and playing shows (they recently performed for Ferragamo at a party launching the brand’s new scent), the sisters seemed chipper, posing like professionals.

The occasion for their trip? After ten years spent focusing on acting projects—Aly stars on Veronica Mars-creator Rob Thomas’s iZombie, AJ on hit family sitcom The Goldbergs—the sisters Michalka have released an EP, appropriately titled Ten Years. The four-song EP, led by single “Take Me,” is a floaty wisp of confectionary dream-pop. The siblings call their music “nostalgic,” but it also smacks of the now, with an ’80s synth style re-popularized by producers like Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid.

“To me it feels a little bit like a soundtrack to life, and I think that’s the most interesting part about the production,” says AJ. “I tend to lean towards songs that almost feel like they’re the score to a film, and I feel like this record really does that.”

In adulthood, the Michalkas have much more control over their work (the production of Ten Years was self-funded). Though they have always written their own songs, these are the tracks with which outside hands have interfered the least. “I think the most important thing is that we’ve really grown from being these 16- and 14-year-old songwriters that were writing about experiences that we [hadn’t had yet], like having a boyfriend or losing someone important in your life,” says Aly. “We were just writing those assuming what you would feel like if that happened to you.” Continue reading Interview Magazine

AMO Ferragamo Launch Party, AM to DM & Photoshoots Additions

Hey everyone! Aly & AJ have been pretty busy the past week promoting their EP “Ten Years”. In addition to performing “Promises” on TRL they also performed their entire EP at the AMO Ferragamo Launch Party. Pictures of them performing at the launch party have been added to the gallery. In addition, the gallery is now caught up on all recent photoshots and I have added screen captures from the “Take Me” music video to the gallery. And lastly, screen captures from Aly & AJ’s recent AM to DM interview are now in the gallery — you can watch the interview here.


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0041 x Aly & AJ > Live Performances & Concerts > 2018 > AMO Ferragamo Launch Party – 02.06.18
0100 x Talk Shows, Interviews, & Other Screen Captures > 2018 > AM to DM Interview – 02.09.18
0093 x Photoshoots & Magazine Scans > Photoshoots
0226 x Aly & AJ > Music Videos > Ten Years > “Take Me” Music Video – Screen Captures

Aly & AJ – Refinery29 Feature


10 Years Post-Disney, Aly & AJ Are Reinventing Themselves — & Their Style

In 2007, Aly and AJ Michalka — commonly known as Aly and AJ — released Insomniatic, the studio album that brought the world “Potential Break-up Song,” one of 2007’s most popular anthems. That year saw the sisters become Disney darlings, open for Hannah Montana on the Best of Both Worlds world tour, score their own teenage rom-com, Cow Belles, and walk the red carpet in balloon dresses, chunky belts, and printed Pucci.

It’s not 2007, though. It’s 2017, and the names Aly and AJ, at least as one, packaged deal, have been a twinkle in most millennials’ nostalgia-minded eyes. That all changed on Friday, when they dropped their first single in a decade, “Take Me.” Along came the inevitable headlines: “Aly & AJ Drop A Dreamy New Single Like It’s 2007,” and “Aly & AJ’s New Song ‘Take Me’ Is So Worth The 10-Year Wait.”

But don’t call it a comeback.

“I think I’d call it more of a revival of [us] finding music again,” AJ tells Refinery29. “We really focused on our acting careers, and even though music has always been our number one love, we just went through a long period of time where we hit a wall, just in regards to writing and our passion for music. And we found that [passion] again.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles (minus seven early years spent in Seattle), Aly and AJ were first signed at ages 15 and 13, respectively. “It sounds weird to say we were so young when we started, but we really, actually, truly were,” Aly notes. “Now that we have a little more wisdom and have just been in the business longer, we look back at things” — things like touring and flying around the world — “and go, ‘Wow, that really wasn’t normal.’”

They’re now 28 and 26; Aly is married, AJ is a series regular on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. Though not even 30, the duo has become a symbol of early-2000s nostalgia, something they admit is “trending” and certainly helps catapult them back into the mainstream.

“People have been coming up to us a lot after seeing that we have new music coming out and they’ll be like, ‘Oh my gosh, you were my childhood,’” AJ says. “And it just makes me laugh, because, you know, we’re young ourselves. To be a part of someone’s past is so interesting and weird. We haven’t been around that long, but it has been long enough for people to grow up with us in a way that made a really big impact.” Continue reading Aly & AJ – Refinery29 Feature

Aly & AJ’s Official Site: AlyandAJ.com Now Online!

Aly & AJ’s official site is now online, check it out here! The gallery has been updated with photoshoot pictures from the official site, as well as a few others from the photoshoot. Check out the solo shots of Aly at Aly Michalka Fan.


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008 x Magazines & Photoshoots > Photoshoots > 2017 > Photoshoot 001