Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
All month long, in conjunction with our Beastie Boys special issue, we have been asking some of our friends about their favorite BB's memories. The other day we talked to Jeremy Fish, and today, we spoke with Amsterdam-based Parra about his experience growing up with the Beasties. As we expected, there is skateboarding involved...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 16, 2013
This weekend in NYC, Ricky Powell (and Craig Wetherby) will have his iconic street photos remixed and reworked by Ryan Keeley at an exhibition with ArtNowNy, Frank's Chop Shop, and the Good Life. Of course, Ricky is featured often in our Beastie Boys issue on newsstands now, and we wanted to take this time not only to honor Ricky's classic photography but get the word out on his new show. So, let's get a look...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This month, we have asked a few of our artist friends to give us their favorite Beastie Boys' memories. Rarely does a band transcend so many groups and genres, and we knew artists of all ages had a memory they wanted to share. Today, we ask Jeremy Fish about how the Beastie's influenced a kid from upstate New York...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Juxtapoz June 2013 issue, a visual history of the Beastie Boys and tribute to MCA, is now officially on newsstands. As we compiled the issue, our contributing editor Joey Garfield put together a short clip from his interviews featuring some of the artists who contributed to the visual identity of the band. This is the history of the Beastie Boys, in their voices, from Bruce Davidson to Cey Adams, Glen E Friedman to Ricky Powell.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 09, 2013
With the Beastie Boys issue now available in our webstore, arriving in our subscriber's mailboxes and hitting newsstands next week, we look at the hilarity and nostalgia that is a 1987 appearance on the Joan Rivers Show. From Joan calling it Licensed to KILL to Adrock doing a Pee Wee Herman impression, MCA taking over her desk, girls in leather mini skirts dancing, a DJ Hurricane turntable encore...we've already watched it several times.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Our Beastie Boys issue is now out in the world, and today we look at the contributions of Todd James, known sometimes as REAS, to the BBoys canon. James created a few animations and graphic works for the Beasties, including the Dusted Elephant. He also created the animated sequence for the 1992 B-side, "The Skills to Pay the Bills."
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Today we are very pleased to show an inside look at our very special June 2013 issue, Beastie Boys: A Visual History + Tribute to MCA. For the special issue, we have interviewed every album cover artist, from Polly Wog Stewto Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, inner-sleeve artists, photographers, and even feature some of the outtakes that went into every album cover. We find the inside stories of how each album came to fruition through the experiences and artwork of each artist that is now part of the Beastie Boys canon. The issue was curated and compiled by our contributing editor-at-large, Joey Garfield.
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 06, 2013
Well, if you want to know about a certain artist, personality, or politician, you let Charlie Rose break them down for you. Known for his interviews with an assortment of celebrities and policy makers, Rose scored an interview with the Beastie Boys in 2007 while in support of their tour for the all instrumental albume, The Mix Up. Because the Beasties rarely gave interviews, this remains one of their best, most playful, and insightful.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 05, 2013
All month, we will be enjoying videos, interviews, artist perspectives, and outtakes from our June 2013 Beastie Boys issue and tribute to MCA. Today, we look back at one of mainstream culture's first interaction with the Beasties, and the classic 1986 single, "Hold It Now, Hit It."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 04, 2013
Yesterday, Adrock and friends, family, and officials dedicated a small playground and park on the edge of Brooklyn Heights to honor the beloved Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch, known around the world as MCA. The musician, filmmaker, activist, and rapper passed away on May 4th, 2012 after a three-year-long battle with cancer. Today is also MCA Day, a daylong event featuring music, conversation, and a gallery of art created by Yauch fans...