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.

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.

Japanther Vs. Nightshade: The Revenge

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 06, 2012
This weekend in Portland, the puppet collective by the name of Nightshade will be teaming up with Brooklyn-based band, Japanther, for three days and five shows of collaborative performance.  Thousands of elaborate hand drawn, hand cut pieces of paper will be projected with a flashlight, combined with the silhouetted band to create a low-tech psychedelic puppet-goth spectacle.  Sounds pretty cool eh?

We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow

Erotica // Monday, June 04, 2012
Adorable and beautifully shot new video from SOKO for "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow," a song taken from her new album, 'I Thought I Was an Alien.' Directed by: SOKO, Filmed by: Soko, Adarsha Benjamin, Teddy Cecil & Ericka Clevenger, Edited by: Jimmy Mehiel, featuring the gorgeous lovers: Meghan Edwards & Soko. Shot in Los Angeles, April 2012. I LOVE love.

I was the Dreadloctopus: Contributing Editor, Joey Garfield, on the passing of Adam Yauch

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Juxtapoz contributing editor Joey Garfield, who collaborated with the Beastie Boys in the past, sent us a message he wrote about the passing of his friend, Adam "MCA" Yauch. The piece makes it quite clear; someone special was lost, and his reach as an artist and a man will live on with a very special legacy....

"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.

Shepard Fairey "Harmony & Discord" @ Pace Prints, NYC

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 06, 2012
We stopped by a packed house last night in NYC for the special opening of Shepard Fairey's Harmony & Discord exhibition at Pace Prints, featuring Shepard's first works in handmade paper, all created in the Pace Editions studios in New York. Mixed with the 26th Street Block Party and the Frieze Art Fair, it was a big turn out and some of our favorite Fairey work to date.

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.

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