Spike Jonze short film for Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" details announced

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 07, 2011
A bit of music in the arts news. Spike Jonze (featured in Jux n100, May 2009), worked with Grammy-nominated Arcade Fire (yes, Grammy-nominated) on a short film for the Montreal band's 2010 release, The Suburbs. If you grew up in the suburbs, this album may have resonated with you. It resonated with Spike, and he made a short film about that resonation. Details after the jump . . .

PEZ "Louder Than Bombs" for FIFTY24SF x Noise Pop 2011

Graffiti // Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Tonight, Wednesday, February 2, in San Francisco, one of the last great indepedent music festivals, Noise Pop, opens its 2011 activites with an exhibition by San Francisco graffiti and sticker legend, PEZ. Showing in conjunction with FIFTY24SF Gallery, Louder Than Bombs features PEZ' iconic reworkings of album sleeve covers. More after the jump . . .

Shepard Fairey x Z-Trip in Conversation

Street Art // Sunday, January 30, 2011
A lot of people are bummed that Coachella sold out and they can't see Kanye, Lauryn Hill, and Kings of Leon (er, maybe not) at this year's festival. But Coachella is pushing their Coachella Conversations, and we enjoyed hearing the conversing of 2x Coachella artist DJ Z-Trip (friend of Juxtapoz and DJ of our Seventh Letter Issue release party) and Shepard Fairey. Interview after the jump . . .

Video Art—Times New Viking's "Room To Live" Music Video

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 28, 2011
Brandon Reichard and Pelham Johnston have directed and edited the best "art" based music video we have seen in awhile. Using Times New Viking and their song, "Room To Live," Reichard and Johnston have taken each frame and made it into an individual art project. Watch the video after the jump . . .

"An Island" by Vincent Moon—A Trailer

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 24, 2011
Vincent Moon is a French filmmaker responsible for the best live music blog on the planet, Le Blogotheque, and their very well-conceived "Take Away Shows" programs. Now Vincent Moon is behind a conceptual film, "An Island," based on Efterklang’s 8 piece-live band going to a small island village in Denmark to shoot a film the same length as their album, Magic Chairs. Trailer after the jump . . .

The Music Videos of Isaac Niemand

Music // Friday, January 21, 2011
Here is a good Friday midday break for you. We were checking at ROJO Magazine's site, and saw a video from Berlin-based visual artist and director Isaac Niemand, and saw great work on his Vimeo page. Two really strong, simple, well-realized videos that caught our attention were NOIA's "Fire Maze" and Duo505's "Walzer Oder Nicht." Watch after the jump . . .

Cinders Gallery FUNeral in Brooklyn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 19, 2011
On December 30, 2010, just one day before everyone would be celebrating the new year, Kelie Bowman and Sto were busy celebrating a funeral at their gallery Cinders in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cinders Gallery has been at 103 Havemeyer Street since opening in 2004, but after the neighborhoods latest rent increase, Sto and Kelie decided it was time to pack it up and start looking for a new location. Not before throwing one more party though...

New York Rock and Roll Circus

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 18, 2011
On January 3rd and 4th of this year, the New York Rock and Roll Circus was held under a giant circus tent at Lincoln Center. With drag queens, contortionists, ponies, face painting, tattoos, and a full line up of bands both nights it was quite the event. If you missed the great line-up of bands, Acid Betty as the ringmaster, or the "riot," here are a few photos from the event to catch you up...

Jason Jagel has a New Website

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jason Jagel, a San Francisco-based artist who combines multiple styles and genres into some of the most interesting work going today, just updated his website and "Basement" section with new works and homepage expansion. To celebrate, we have a sampling of Jason's work after the jump . . .

Monday Start: Official Video for WE GOT MORE by Eskmo

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 10, 2011
We saw this music video last night, and we just like that more and more you can just have yourself and a computer and make a creative and interesting music video. This video is for the song "We Got More," by the music artist Eskmo. Watch and credits after the jump . . .

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