LA-based artist Eddie Colla gave a personal view of MOCA’s latest gallery opening with a billboard and a shot at the museum’s curator Jeffrey Deitch. MOCA’s show is just another example of how people want to prosecute and badmouth street artists, but at the same time find a way to make money off of them.
Two weeks ago The Beastie Boys debuted their new trailer for the short film, Fight For Your Rights Revisited. Here is a 5 minute promo clip that aired last night, and just as in the trailer, the actual video is littered with celeb cameos. I love how it starts. “Tallyhoeee”.
If you have a ticket to a upcoming Go! Team show, do not miss it, like me and some friends did this past Saturday in Brooklyn (DAMNITTT!). We let the bad weather sway us from going to the show, and then we come to find out it was probably our last chance to see them live, as it looks like the band is calling it a day. I remember the first time my boy and I heard Ladyflash off of Thunder, Lightning, Strike. It was our snowboarding sound track that winter.
“We all got married in a joint ceremony. The six of us, because it’s even boys and girls,” said lead vocalist Ninja. “This is a modern decade and now we’re getting divorced and it’s as simple as that really. We’re all fighting over a prenup, so that’s where we’re at right now. Sorting out who’s going to get what. Lawyers are battling it out.”
Its kind of sad to think that such a great band, that accomplished so much, is now letting their lawyers battle this out. I just checked out their tour schedule, and they have a few months left on the world tour. Im sure those bus rides are slightly awkward to say the least.
for old times sake!
The cover art for Lil Waynes upcoming album, The Carter IV just hit the internet. Im lovinggggg how he is keeping with the theme from The Carter III. That baby with the face tats pretty much inspired me to buy the album, and then influenced me to spend the next year stuck in Waynes world with the record on repeat. We will have to wait to see if the actual album is as good as the cover art, but if we know Weezy, and we do personally, we can all be assured that its going to be fire. What do you think of the cover art?
We all do it. We walk out of a store, stare up at the logo, and think to ourselves “F this place, what they should really be calling themselves is McDiabetes. I feel like shit!” A companies logo really is how they are perceived by the general public, and if they arent careful, Viktor Hertz will call you out and let you know how people really view you and your damn logo. All of these are pretty spot on, and I agree with all of these altercations except the Ferrari one. I dont care how big or small people thought my unit was. If I had the means, I would most certainly buy a Ferrari, take it onto the Turnpike in the middle of the night, and go out in a blaze of glory while doing 200 miles per. Real talk.
Sick of the 80′s sounds comeback in alternative pop music. I’m not yet but I think I will be soon, enough already. LA based band Fitz and The Tantrums bring back something else to alternative pop, soul and motown. The band is a cross between soul and indie pop. There’s been a slow rise is soul and jazz coming back to pop music since Amy Winehouse broke through a couple years ago. There are two vocalists but the female voice Noelle Scaggs really contributes the soulful influences of the music. Bottom line if you are fan of motown you will like these guys.
Fitz and The Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
Fitz and The Tantrums – Breaking The Chains of Love
Last week hundreds of Tarantino and Coen brothers fans packed into the super small Chelsea’s Bold Hype Gallery to view some amazing art based on the three directors. The line was three floors, two hallways, and a super long wait, but it was all well worth it. The art was mostly meant for die hard fans of the 2 directing teams, as a lot of the work had to do with inside jokes based on their movies.
You don’t have to be Natalie Portman or Mila Kunis to excel in a treatment of “The Swan,” a cello standard composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Los Angeles dancer Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley. These two accompany one another to create a hybrid of classical music and street dancing. Riley, specializes in a dance called the Memphis Jook, and exhibits superhuman balance and intense flexibility. The video, captured in an impromptu shoot by director Spike Jonze, shows the performers carefully watching each other’s timing, and after it’s all over they seem to get along well for such different artists. I guess we all can just get along when we find some common ground.
Instead of a movie this weekend why not take in a freakshow? Mutants and freaks once roamed the country with traveling carney folk making a living off their strange looks and acts. The common freak is not hard to find at least if you live a major city but the original freak show traveling troupe is a rare find. Theres a few that still travel the country and here’s their home bases in case you want to catch the act. A freak show and some magic mushrooms could be good time or the worst time ever.
Venice Beach Freakshow
Venice Beach, CA Top Performers: Wolf Boy, the 5 legged dog and 22 two-headed animals
Im not really one to go off the deep end when it comes to analyzing beauty and nature, but this is seriously one of the most remarkable things Ive ever seen. This was filmed between April 4-11, 2011, on Spains El Teide mountain. The goal of this project was to capture the Milky Way galaxy. Check it out, and if your looking for more info, here is the artists Vimeo page.