Music // Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wow. We don't know why we became so transfixed with this video, how we couldn't dare take our eyes off of it, but Emily Kai Bock's Nightlife video for musician Sebastien Schuller is one of the better ones we have seen all year. You don't need a big budget, some grand arching storyline, just an expert idea of light and mood. Somehow, we are either excited about our trip to Miami in two weeks, or terrified. Stunning simplicity at work.
Music // Tuesday, November 13, 2012
One of the best albums of 2013 has to be Tame Impala's Lonerism, a mix of psychedelic, experimental pop that has been playing in this writer's house for weeks now. The video for one of the album's best tracks, "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards," is exactly what it sounds like: a psychedelic collage of beautiful colors.
Music // Monday, November 12, 2012
World-Renowned Talent including Diplo, Travis Barker, A-Trak, Zedd and Theophilus London set to perform in San Francisco during New Years Eve Weekend at the Wintersalt Music & Arts Festival and Streets of San Francisco New Years Eve Event at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion from 12/28 to 12/31.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 06, 2012
There is a little bit of everything in the works of Rich Kelly. You have music posters, movie posters, television program illustrations, and straight gallery works all from one hand (or two hands). Kelly has made work for Bonnie Prince Billy, Breaking Bad, Planet of the Apes, R Kelly, The Tallest Man on Earth, and other musicians and entertainers. He is trying not to break things.
Music // Saturday, November 03, 2012
We have written on the site before about how big of fans we are of the drawings of Moonassi, aka Daehyun Kim, and we ran across the new album cover the artist created for the band Reedbeds and their album Basement Grotto. Done in conjunction with the label, SicSic, we love the simple elegance of a ink of paper drawing. You have to check the details after the jump . . .
Music // Thursday, November 01, 2012
The metal-faced rapper, MF. Doom, widely known for his innovative wordplay and mellow rap flow, made a decision that after a 10 year-retirement from the cans, he would rock some colorful Doom throwups on bricked London wall. Watch as the MC talks about his experience with graffiti and understanding the brain.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Yesterday we caught up with curator Aaron Rose and talked about his new video for MOCAtv, a project, which focuses on the late New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Made in collaboration with Los Angeles based musician Sam Spiegel (AKA DJ Squeak E Clean, one half of DJ duo N.A.S.A.), Aaron and Sam decided they would not pay direct homage to Basquiat and his work.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Alaska is stereotypically known more for its moose, its weather, and its Vice Presidential candidates than for its music or its art. But if you take one look at John Gourley's art, or hear one song from John Gourley's incredible band Portugal. The Man, you'll most likely want to migrate up north into the ice in hopes of absorbing some of the unbridled inspiration that John has that makes his work so original, unique, and (much like the Alaskan weather), refreshing.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
Tonight, Friday, October 19, 2012 Alexander Heir, the artist behind cult-punk brand DEATH/ TRAITORS, will be exhibiting new work at Klughaus Gallery in NYC’s Chinatown. Since 2007, Heir has been designing and printing shirts in his Brooklyn studio, building a reputation for both his clothing as well as fine art and design. Following the success of his first solo show at the Mishka Store in Brooklyn earlier this year, Heir will be showing new prints, paintings, and ephemera, expanding his world of skeletons, spirits, and demons.
Music // Monday, October 15, 2012
After our partnership with Outside Lands over the summer Juxtapoz was lucky enough to be invited to partner with Treasure Island Music Festival. After a light breakfast we headed to Civic Center to take the free shuttle, yes free, out to the island, a quick 10 - 15 minute ride across the Bay Bridge to enter the festival and see the likes of Public Enemy, The xx, Grimes, Ty Segall, Matthew Dear, Youth Lagoon, M83, and others.