Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 03, 2013
A little something special for the post-Basel, pre-Christmas and New Year cheer in the art world will be going down in Los Angeles at Subliminal Projects on December 19, 2013. Shepard Fairey and photographer Dennis Morris have collaborated on a series of paintings, prints and photographs in "SID: Superman Is Dead," work created around the Sex Pistols and legendary bassist Sid Vicious. An installation of a hotel room Sid destroyed after a night of drinks, drugs, and depression in 1977 will also be on view.
Music // Wednesday, November 06, 2013
The YouTube Music Awards premiered this past weekend, streamed live, and was so... well, random, that we couldn't quite pinpoint if we enjoyed ourselves or found ourselves waiting for a disaster. It didn't come, and we really did enjoy the Arcade Fire portion, where they played Reflektor highlight, "Afterlife", done in conjunction with Spike Jonze directing Greta Gerwig to dance. And dance she did.
Music // Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Over the past two months or so, Arcade Fire's return has been one of the highlights of the fall music release schedule. For us, we have always been huge Arcade Fire fans not just because of the music but because of the care and attention they put into their album art design and entire look for a tour and stage production. Whether having Spike Jonze direct a short in conjunction with The Suburbs LP, or their new media experiments on their website, the Montreal-band pays close attention to art in relation to their music. Their newest LP, Reflektor, takes this care to a new level...
Music // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A brilliant use of 30 minutes of your day would be to watch this documentary on electronic music, "What the Future Sounded Like," a great find from our friends over at TWBE. "Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain."
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 19, 2013
André Karpov, with his swoony voice and epic shoulders, seems as though he stepped out of an Americana doc highlighting the brave broad range of the Mendocino coast children. The story begins: In the Pacific Northwest where the land meets the water, lived a cynical gull and an amiable otter.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 20, 2013
Yes, this is a Smashing Pumpkins reference. Joram Roukes, featured earlier this year in our print edition, will open a new show, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, at B15 Gallery in Copenhagen on September 27, 2013. As the gallery notes, Joram has "orchestrated the works with respect for the bands original idea, which has been to instill fans with both sadness and hope."
Music // Wednesday, September 18, 2013
We are big fans of the mind of Mark Mothersbaugh. From Rugrats to Life Aquatic, and aside from co-founding Devo, the man has composed an absolutely insane amount of music for tv shows and movies and along the way created all kinds of art. In this video for an event at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Mothersbaugh talks about his 3am work habits, gives some sagely advice on technology and art, and rocks out with the weirdest presets on an organ. A nice little watch for sure.
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 19, 2013
We have shown you a bunch of footage from our time and curation at the 2013 Outside Lands Music & Art Festival held in San Francisco in early August, but today we have a more things to showcase. One, contributing photographer Chloe Rice took a bunch of beautiful photos of the various sights, styles, and artists working at the festival with the Juxtapoz team. And second, Skinner provides us a guideline of how to attend a music festival. A speech for all festivals....
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 08, 2013
The Human Speaker collar is able to turn one's mouth into a speaker. It bypasses the vocal chords and transmits vibrations directly into the upper throat so wearers can play music by only moving their lips and mouth. Since the collar can only produce up to two music notes, the collar's compositions can become more complex the more people using it come together. Watch a video after the jump...
Music // Monday, July 01, 2013
Throw some skate on it. We love a good Cass McCombs tune, and we love a good assemblage of skate footage put together by Patrick O'Dell any day of the week. And so here we are, on a Monday, and we are getting both together in one music video for McCombs' newest track, "Morning Star," which will be featured on his upcoming LP. Let us enjoy now...