Thursday, April 28, 2011

Todd Slater

Todd Slater is an artist that makes art prints and poster for musicians, films, and other artwork. If you want to buy any of these, head over here.

Let me know what you guys think.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Band You Should Check Out: Lucero

Lucero is probably the closest thing to country music that I enjoy. They play emotionally driven southern rock that anyone could relate to. I've had the chance to see them twice and both times were great. If your going through a tough time or just want some laid back drinking music, then you might enjoy this.

Lucero - Drink Till We're Gone

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rappers You Should Check Out: Aesop Rock

Aesop Rock is probably my favorite rappers right now. His style has been criticized as stream of conscious bullshit, but I find it brilliant. His lyrics for one album could probably fill a small book, and this dude must have a dictionary and thesaurus next to him as he's writing. I was lucky enough to meet this guy after a show he played, and he seems like a stand up guy. Anyway check out the song and let me know what you think.

Aesop Rock - Daylight

Monday, April 25, 2011

Family Tree Design: Monster Friends Poster Series

Family Tree Design is offering a series of posters depicting a variety of mythological creatures. If you'd like to pick one up, head here.

Let me know what you guys think.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

WTF Movie of the Week: Dogtooth

Sorry for the lack of posting, been kind of busy lately.

Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. Their father has created a system that keeps the teens in a constant battle for perfection and obedience of their parents as well as instilling fears in them of the outside world. 

This film is weird in the sense that you will laugh at a scene, only to think about why you laughed and feel guilty and disturbed by it. Even though its kind of a slow film, its surprisingly compelling. The sex scenes are a tad over the top, but other than that I thought it was a well made film.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Band You Should Check Out: Smith Westerns

Chicago's Smith Westerns are yet another band singing urgent, ramshackle garage songs about teenage frustrations and longings- Tom Breihan

Personally I disliked their first album, but was really surprised by how much they improved on their second album. They have a really uplifting and infectious sound.  Let me know what you guys think.

Smith Westerns - Still New

Monday, April 18, 2011

Jeff Soto

Jeff Soto is a visual artist currently working in Riverside, California. Soto graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 2002. He has become established as an artist involved in the Pop-Surrealism movement (See also Lowbrow). He has shown his paintings and installations throughout the United States and internationally, including the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City.

Jeff Soto recently created a piece of artwork titled  “Mother and Father”, which is a gorgeous 20″ x 31.5″ UV print on wood, has an edition of only 20. If you'd like to pick one up, get it here.

Let me know what you guys think.

Band You Should Check Out: Corte Real

Imagine The Libertines mixed with Bob Dylan. Or a French version of The Walkmen. Sounds pretty magical, doesn’t it? Well guess what, this is what Corte Real brings to the table. With a voice that channels the best of Dylan. - We All Want Someone To Shout For

Core Real - Siberia

Sunday, April 17, 2011

WTF Movie of the Week: Eraserhead

Eraserhead, which is directed by David Lynch, is centered around the character Henry Spencer as he tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Instead of including the trailer, I decided a short clip from the movie would do this film better justice.

If after that scene you'd like to check out the rest of the movie, you can find it here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Alex Pardee's Scream and A Nightmare On Elm Street Posters

So I know I already posted some of Alex Pardee's artwork in another post, but i'm a sucker for unique movie posters. Over at Mondo they are featuring two new gruesomely awesome pieces from Pardee that are a must have for any horror buff. Head over there and get one before they're gone.

As always, let me know what you guys think.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Band You Should Check Out: Bag Raiders

Bag Raiders are an electro duo formed in 2006 in Sydney, Australia, consisting of DJs Chris Stracey and Jack Glass. The duo are well known for their remixes and live shows. Think a mix between Justice and Daft Punk.

Bag Raiders - Nil by the Mouth

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Robert Bowen

A visual artist living and working in San Francisco, Robert Bowen has been exhibiting his artwork throughout the US for over ten years. Bowen got his start through graffiti and street art, and went on to attend art school and obtain a classical education as a painter. If you'd buy any of these head over here.

Let me know what you guys think.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WTF Movie of the Week: Holy Mountain

A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide's assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal. - Marty Cassady 
This is probably the trippiest and most ridiculous movie I have ever seen. You could also spend hours on end interpreting all the religious and ancient symbolism in this film. For all you stoners out there, this is entertainment gold.

P.S. the trailer is not exactly safe for work. Couldn't find a video for it online, but i'm sure if you dig around a little you could. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Band You Should Check Out: Fashawn

Ok well this isn't really a band exactly, but rather a pretty decent rapper. Fashawn is an American underground rapper from Fresno, California. His debut album, Boy Meet World, came out a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. Let me know what you think.

Fashawn - Samsonite Man

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Let the Right One In

I just saw this recently and thought it was pretty decent. There's an American remake that came out not to long ago called Let Me In. As far as vampire movies go, this is on of the best I've seen in years.

If you wanna watch it, check it out here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Art Prints by Alex Pardee

Alex Pardee is a freelance artist, apparel designer, and a writer born in California, USA. Pardee's self-proclaimed influences include 1980s horror movies, pop art, graffiti and gangster rap. Artistically, he adored The Garbage Pail Kids, The Maxx, Spawn and Tales from the Crypt. If you want to buy any of these go here.

"Urkel Jerk"

"Aliens VS Predator"

"Escaped Convict(ion)"

"Guilty Smurf"

"The Night I Killed My Father"

Band You Should Check Out: 1,2,3

1,2,3 is Nic Snyder, Josh Sickels, and new addition Derrick White all hailing from Pittsburgh, PA. Their 70s-tinged rock recalls the best sounds of the pre-punk era, like Bolan bopping with Big Star. I have a feeling that this band is going to make it big someday. Their debut album is supposed to come out this year. Check out one of their songs below.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Donald Glover From "The Community" is Also a Rapper

Under the moniker of Childish Gambino, Glover makes clever hip hop music with an added lyrical wit and humor. Donald Glover first started getting attention with the sketch-comedy troupe Derrick Comedy. Since then, he’s served as a main-cast member on NBC’s Community and writer for 30 Rock.

I'm posting this cause I found it hard to believe this comedian could actually be a respectable rapper too. Check out one of his songs below and let me know what you think.

Tyler Stout’s Kill Bill Poster

Would love to have this hanging in my room. One of the coolest Kill Bill posters I've seen. Buy it here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

WTF Movie of the Week: Gummo

Xenia, Ohio, is a small poor and boring city that never fully recovered after a tornado in the 1970s. The film follows the lives of various oddball and somewhat disturbing backwater characters, in this disturbing coming of age film.

 You can watch the full movie here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Design by Humans

So I really don't consider myself to have any true sense of fashion or style, but I recently found this website that i thought was pretty cool. Its called Design by Humans, and its a site where any artist can submit a design for everyone to vote on. The design for the month that gets the most votes gets their design put on shirts and sold for a pretty reasonable price. Here's just a taste of the designs they sell. Go here for the rest.

Superjail Season 2 Kicks Off Today

Superjail! is characterized by its psychedelic shifts in setting and plot and extreme graphic violence, which give the series a TV-MA V rating. These elements are depicted through highly elaborate animated sequences, which have been described as "baroque and complicated and hard to take in at a single viewing"


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Band You Should Check Out: Oberhofer

Oberhofer’s songs are pattern-happy, and its two guitarists fan out: strumming high and low in syncopation, picking staggered single notes for Minimalistic interweave, switching between 4/4 and waltz, unveiling the clockwork within their songs while the music hurtles along anyway. Brad Oberhofer, transplanted from Tacoma, Wash., to Brooklyn, sings about longings and breakups with self-aware amusement, sometimes yelping toward falsetto, but there’s no second-guessing or self-consciousness about the band’s passion for pop-song structure, both concise and expanded. -Jon Pareles

Oberhofer - Away FRM U

Animal Collective - Crack Box Print

I want one of these.

Get it here
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