Recent Articles in Art

XL Recordings signs Willis Earl Beal, Listen to “Evening’s Kiss”

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Per the above sketch, immersed in American folk art and Harlem Renaissance ether, I expected something a little more jazzy or bluesy than what followed. After hearing his “Evening’s Kiss,” Beal’s softly sad, underspoken, and minimally-ranging voice felt less about grander statements and more about experiences…

5 Jan 2012 | More

Die Antwoord to release TEN$ION, Line of Toys, US Tour

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I’m still caught up with this album art. Yo-Landi Vi$$er never seemed like a fallen angel to me, but her large inky eyes and appetite for freshly-acquired, oversized hearts also ring of an alien. If the Alien-Angel is an accurate composite of Die Antwoord’s upcoming TEN$ION, I’ll set up an autosearch for leaks as soon as this is posted.

20 Dec 2011 | More

What’s Down This Weekend?

What to do tomorrow:

  • Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey.
  • If you’d like to instead just go and simply hear some kick ass music and drink some get down with Davila 666, Acid Baby Jesus, Sweet Tooth, Cassie Ramone and XRAY EYEBALLS at 285 Kent ave.
  • Watch some Creator stuff.
  • Never use swizzle again.

Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey. Now, some have noted that this is the first “big name artist” to get behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, I guess Russell “I’ll Clean It Up” Simmons doesn’t count:

14 Oct 2011 | More

The Creators Project Takes On Coachella with Visual Collaborations from Interpol, Animal Collective and Arcade Fire

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The Creators Project, a cultural and technological alliance between Vice and Intel which supports and fosters the work of upcoming artists worldwide, has partnered with Coachella to make the music festival experience that much more fantastical, futuristic and grand.

10 Apr 2011 | More

Zero Film Festival Gala Kicks Off the Seven-Day Event with Asobi Seksu, Saturday, November 13th in Bushwick

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The Zero Film Festival, in its third year, and now expanded to annual events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, is the only festival of its kind to show films made exclusively by self-financed, indie filmmakers.

11 Nov 2010 | 1 comment | More

Events in New York: Don’t Miss These

  • Fri 2nd Soars are having their record release party
  • Sat 3rd Nuit Blanche happens in New York
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1 Oct 2010 | More

New York Events September 25th: Teenage Stride, Dumbo Arts, Feeling Gloomy, Open Studios

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This Saturday is out in full force.

23 Sep 2010 | More

Cloud Report: The Punk Mist

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Mark Ronson – still stylish.
Richard Lawson – always prognostic.
Aggy Deyn – always pertinent.
This is our weather report, click through for videos and sounds.

13 May 2010 | More

Events This Week: Ask The Questions

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This week Lebanon represents with a film festival, Tarek Atoui’s residency at the New Museum. New York represents with a Gallery Week, and ?The Real Bushwick? So many questions! Well, it is not answers that drive us forward, it is questions that we may yet to ask, so are you ready to go live some?

5 May 2010 | More

Adam Green’s NYC Art Debut: Teen Tech at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery

Adam Green’ s Teen Tech was unveiled during an upbeat art opening at the Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery, a veritable who’s who of NYC’s indie and major label rock glitterati. The artist was present amongst friends, as was iconic photographer Mick Rock, who schmoozed alongside the likes of Interpol’s Paul Banks, The Strokes’ Fab Moretti…

23 Apr 2010 | 2 comments | More