Our boy Bong-Ra comes through with an exclusive dark-step track for xlr8r.com listeners and visitors. Unlike his patented, doomy breakcore, Bong-Ra rips the dubstep template to shreds, with ghostly basslines that pound the eardrums straight to the center of hell. "Woody Strobe" may be the new anthem for the dreadlocked, satanic elite.Read more »
L.A. veteran and in-demand tattoo artist Mister Cartoon boasts an impressive resume: sick tats for Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé, his own version of the T-Mobile Sidekick, designs for the Grand Theft Auto videogame series, and his own Air Force 1 sneakers. Now, Cartoon introduces the second toy in his Lost Angel figurine series, along with a coinciding graphic novel entitled The Lost Angel, Skid Row Stories, Vol. 1.Read more »
With the release of journalist Simon Reynolds' book Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 (Penguin) and Paul Rachman’s American Hardcore film, punk has become a major player in the study of contemporary arts. Now, editors Mark Sladen and Ariella Yedgar are proud to introduce the art of punk’s past in the book PANIC ATTACK!: Art In the Punk Years.Read more »
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Paintings and Sculpture by the Imaginary Foundation
Stussy SF, 1409 Haight St., S.F.
8 - 11 p.m., Open to Public
The Exhibition runs from Thursday, January 19 - Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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You thought punk was dead? Let bands like L.A.'s No Age and are spaces like The Smell remind you why you fell in love with the genre in the first place. Randy Randall and Dean Spunt of No Age explain that the key to a good scene is a tight-knit community and fearlessness, and then prove it with a ferocious live show.
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Bjørn Torske may not be a household name like Prins Thomas or Lindstrøm, but this Norwegian producer knows his way around the space-disco spectrum. His first full-length since 2001’s Trøbbel, Feil Knapp (Smalltown Supersound) is more of the trippy madness that’s had the cosmic scene infatuated for nearly a decade. Though often associated with his Röyksopp collaborations, Torske’s solo-expeditions are about as leftfield and obscure as his influences.Read more »
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