Presented by Spoke Art San Francisco, “Bad Dads” is a tribute show to Wes Anderson’s movies. The show features port art influenced prints, and paintings depicting the main characters product of Anderson’s creativity and imagination.
Both known for their critically acclaimed design and photography work, Damien Hirts and Rankin recently presented their exposition “Myths, Monster and Legends” at Los Angeles’ RANKIN Gallery. The installation is characterized by prints that juxtapose RANKIN’s portrait photography with Hirst’s 3D modelling and graphic illustration. If you happen to be in the Melrose ave. area make sure you check this out as it will run through November 7th. But for now, here’s a peek. Enjoy:
8070 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Siriusmo is my most respected eletronic artist. He completely neglects his income from his music, as long as he has enough food on his table. If he doesn’t have enough food on his table, he tries to make money through an art program where he spray paints people murals. If that doesn’t work out, he resorts to construction. With such talent, you’d wonder why he wouldn’t just make an awesome live set and go on tours. He could make 100 thousand a year, easily. He doesn’t enjoy the persona that all people assume live performers have, he has difficulty revisiting the emotions he invests into his songs, and of course, he has some stage freight. He claims it “conflicts with personal interests.”
BUT, this weekend we will all be able to see him perform on Saturday at HARD Summer at 9:20 – 10:20. This happens rarely, and I’m surprised the promoters got him booked for such a huge event. He typically gets dragged along with Modeselektor, his label manager and good friend, to very low-key clubs in Germany. A festival in the U.S. though? Fuck yes.
Quick Demo of his in Studio Hardware: the Korg Trident from 1983
So if you’re out of the loop, Metronomy, released their third acclaimed album, The English Riviera, on BecauseMusic back in April. Today, they dropped a music video for their single, “The Bay” directed by David Wilson. The video opens panning over the bay of Torquay, and of course features the entire band just kickin’ it. The track is so tasteful, you just want to blast on a boat, by the pool, or just in your car with the windows down. Be sure to purchase their new album, download “The Bay” remix by Erol Alkan, check out their tour dates (they will be playing in Los Angeles at the Echoplex July 30th). Enjoy!
Cuz this isn’t Paris, and this isn’t London, and it’s not Berlin, and it’s not Hong Kong, not Tokyo.
Not all of you might know that before he became a critically acclaimed and notorious film director, Stanley Kubrick used to be a professional photo-journalist. During the summer of 1949, he was sent to Chicago to take pictures for a story titled “Chicago, City of Contrast”. Following are some of the pictures that were taken by Kubrick during his trip, some of which have only been released recently to be presented at the Parisian exhibition Cinematheque Francaise. Enjoy:
For all you skaters and street culture lovers in San Francisco, Thrasher Magazine recently opened an exhibition in your city to celebrate their 30th anniversary. With the opening being last Friday, the expo will be around for the next few weeks, and features some of the most iconic pictures, art work, and collaborations that the magazine was involved in in these past thirty years. So, if you’re in the area, don’t sleep an go give it a look. For now, here is a little look of what the fuss is all about, enjoy:
Before you check out Realboy this weekend, i got a chance to sit down with them in their home studio, and this is what we talked about.