Baroness’ third album, Yellow and Green, out now

Music // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
And why is Baroness' Yellow & Green so important to you and I? Well, John Baizley, who was featured in our April 2012 issue and illustrated the cover of this album, is the frontman of band, Baroness. And the album is really good. If you want some good heavy, and what Pitchfork refers to as sludge rock, this will set you free this afternoon. So good.

Steve "ESPO" Powers @ Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Music // Wednesday, July 11, 2012
With the task of painting a 330-foot-long grandstand that represents the overall theme of this years Roskilde Music Festival, December 2007 and May 2012 cover artist Steven Powers discusses his process and challenges for this particular project.  Powers also speaks on the difference of connecting with people being an artist opposed to being a musician.

Shepard Fairey for The Rolling Stones

Music // Thursday, June 28, 2012
We will be getting a ton of The Rolling Stones turning 50 news in the coming months (including an exhibition at Somerset House in London), but let's officially kick things off with the news that Shepard Fairey has taken the iconic Stones logo (created by John Pasche in 1971) and gave it a face lift. Or text edition. Full look after the jump . . .

Travis Millard for Dinosaur Jr's "I Bet on Sky" Album Cover Artwork

Music // Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Two things to be excited about: one, Dinosaur Jr. is coming out with a new album, I Bet On Sky, this September 18, and our friend, Travis Millard, did the album cover artwork. When we saw the artwork last week, we said to ourselves, that looks familiar. After exhaustive research, our suspicions were confirmed.

Chris Johanson's 2nd Annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland

Music // Monday, June 11, 2012
Former SF and Portland based artist, Chris Johanson, has again organized the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, a celebration of quiet music as well as the act of quiet listening. The two-day music event opens on Friday, June 15 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Portland's local arts and cultural organization Disjecta.

"Evenings' Kiss" by Willis Earl Beal

Music // Friday, May 11, 2012
Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. This animated graphite and charcoal video to Beal's 'Evening’s Kiss' and the song were both created by Mr. Beal himself.

Coachella 2012

Music // Friday, May 11, 2012
So we went to Coachella and forgot to post our photos like we were supposed to. Well, sue us. Without further ado... The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival raged for two straight weekends this year in the California desert, taking on a different format but no less fantastic to experience. Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine made it to what was the GD outdoor sweat lodge of Weekend 2 amid blazing heats—the typical temps that bounced back from quite the opposite over Weekend 1.

RIP: Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys

Music // Friday, May 04, 2012
We felt we would be doing a disservice today if we didn't mention the immeasurable loss of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died today at the age of 47 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, the Beastie Boys played a pivotal role in fronting a cultural fusion of hip-hop, skate, art, film, punk, and activism, and Yauch was at the forefront of socially conscious celebrity.

Rock Poster Art by Alan Forbes

Music // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Alan Forbes is a prolific San Francisco based rock music poster artist with over 400 visually explosive posters under his belt. All hand drawn and lettered using brush and ink before being silk screened into limited edition posters for some of your favorite bands. Aside from his commercial work, he occasionally exhibits found sculptures.

Japanther "Come Back Home" Stop Motion Video and Auction

Music // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Film makers Kirk Dianda recently collaborated with Amber B in making Japanther's latest stop-moton music video for "Come Back Home," and the animation cels from it are for sale on eBay—which ends Tuesday, May 2. All the art cel proceeds go to Mentalpod.com, a free podcast out of LA that deals with mental health, so click here to purchase original Japanther artwork used in production.

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