Sal Babier, revered street-skater of the 90′s and tastemaker of the here-and-now, has curated a collection of custom-made, special-edition BMX bike frames, gadgets and gear to showcase both the the history and habits of BMX subculture that kids went apeshit for in the 1980′s. The Scion Audio Visual’s BMXPert installation is more than just a time [...]


Acclaimed illustrator and animation designer Nik Dudukovic will be having his first California-based exhibit this month at the Scion AV space. Opening tomorrow, January 11th, The Secret Clubhouse exhibit will show the Toronto artist’s work in all its cartoony, nostalgic glory. As Dudukovic explains: “Utilitarian quality goods that honor the history of clubhouses — their implied [...]


A new mixtape from producer Harry Fraud dropped this week, titled Adrift. The mix features a virtual Who’s Who of rap in 2013, including Action Bronson, Pusha T, Slim Thug, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, French Montana, Juicy J, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Bun B and more. Fraud dropped Adrift to promote his upcoming Scion [...]


11 Feb
A special edition CLA with Neon Art interior & AMG parts

We’ve been following the development of Mercedes Benz’s gorgeous CLA ever since it was introduced as the “CSC” Concept Style Coupe last year. Then we saw it firsthand at the Transmission LA: AV Club Opening Party and were even more blown away. Well now the car is moving into production, and its worldwide introduction during the [...]


One of our favorite LA producers, Daedelus, drops a new free EP for the Scion AV Project titled Looking Ocean. Known to his mum as Alfred Darlington, Daedulus is a layering master, expertly crafting tracks that range from the downright terrifying to the beautifully exquisite, releasing tracks for some of the best labels on earth (Ninja [...]


23 Apr
New Art Correspondent Freddi C hits up MOCA for opening night

We previewed the Transmission LA: AV CLUB last week, and sent new Art Correspondent Freddi C with mic and camera in tow to check out the exhibit. This was her recap… As the sun set downtown at the Geffen Contemporary MOCA, the Veuve flowed under an enormous shiny Mercedes-Benz logo suspended to look like a giant [...]


20 Apr
The Avant-Garde Diaries hosts their 2nd exhibit in L.A.

We were guests of Mercedes-Benz last night at their Transmission LA: AV CLUB exhibit, and the show was by all means a great success. As we explained in our interview with Mike D, who is curating the event, the array of artist involved is impressive (including Peter Coffin, Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Sage [...]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if [...]

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