Music // Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Through November 4, 2012, the Hayward Gallery Project Space in London will be hosting Someday All the Adults Will Die: Punk Graphics 1971 - 1984, a comprehensive overview of punk graphic design from before, during, and after the punk years. Curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage, the exhibition will include several hundred pieces of previously unseen material from private archives and collections...
Music // Thursday, September 13, 2012
Using 3D mapping is a technology that you see more and more in contemporary videos, but in our minds, you need a good actor to pull off the action. Leave it to the lead singer of the band Willlow, and their track "Sweater," who shot this entire video in a studio, on one mini-stage, with 3 beamers projecting on a floor and two walls. The results? Simply put: worth a watch.
Music // Thursday, September 06, 2012
Being released today, September 6, Shepard Fairey and Obey are releasing the Americana Box Set, featuring the album of the same name by Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The work in the box set initially made its debut at Perry Rubenstein Gallery. The Box Set includes 12 signed & numbered screen prints of the Americana Paintings (Edition of 450), 1 signed & numbered Americana song lyric screen print (Edition of 200), a certificate of authenticity, and a CD of the Americana album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
Music // Sunday, September 02, 2012
May 2012 cover artist, El Mac, just completed a nice assignment/project for No Doubt; the album cover of their newest LP, Push and Shove, due in stores on September 18, 2012. Mac painted four acyrlic on wood panels of each band member, and each panel makes the whole of the cover.
Music // Tuesday, August 28, 2012
As part of our Outside Lands 2012 art curation, there was the separate, bootlegged festival in the woods, the Dr Flotsams' Hell Brew Revue, created and produced by Mike Shine and his team. With folk and bluegrass bands playing all throughout the weekend, and the surrounding Flotsam carnival and revival performances, John Butler and Colin Day captured the mood of the Flotsam performance in this picture essay. Sit back, enjoy.
Music // Friday, August 24, 2012
We wanted to have an optical illusion thrown in our face this morning, and who better than one of the most innovative, and visually stimulating hip-hop artists we can think of, MF Doom. In his new collaboration with Jneiro Jarel, Doom is now JJ Doom, and the track is "Guv'nor," and the video will split you up. Watch...
Music // Friday, August 24, 2012
We speak for a lot of people in the arts that we were excited to get an advanced copy of Efterklang's newest LP, Piramida, and even more excited to see that a new video has been released for the opening track, Hollow Mountain. We have mentioned this on the site before, Efterklang is very smart with their visual arts applied to music formula.
Music // Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Still processing what we just saw, but we are glad that we just ate up 10 minutes in a full arthouse, noise rock experience by Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem, directed by Diego Barrera. The film is described as referencing "mythology, the elements, and symbolism." Like almost everything.
Music // Thursday, August 16, 2012
As you may know by now, Russian feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, made a brief "impromptu performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. Dancing and high-kicking, they shouted the words of a 'punk prayer' asking the Virgin Mary to deliver Russia from Putin," (from AP) and were arrested on charges of hooliganism and religious hatred. Well, their jailing is getting international attention...
Music // Wednesday, August 15, 2012
One of the great things about curating art at a music festival is, you guessed it, the bands, the photo pass, and that front row exposure. So, as Outside Lands was in full swing, we had our photographer Jordan Joseffer embed himself at a few stages to capture Foo Fighters, Big Boi, Die Antwoord, Franz Ferdinand, Jack White, Beck, and Thee Oh Sees.