20 Dec
Henry Rollins, The Weeknd, James Blake, Charlie Sheen, SBTRKT, DJ Mehdi, plenty of mixtapes & more

Time for the fourth edition of our Best Of 2011 retrospective series (after ART, BOOKS & STYLE), where we look back on the LIAS Year In Music. Frankly none of these lists are easy — we can trim each down to about 20 but then cutting them down to 10 means we gotta chop some […]


27 Oct
Only 1,100 homage bikes from "The Great Escape" to be made

Our society’s love for Steve McQueen shows no sign of slowing down, and although I hesitate to worship false idols there are few better men we could learn a thing or two from. Who are 21st Century America’s male cultural touchstones? Donald Trump? Glenn Beck? Lebron James? The Situation for chrissakes? Hell no! No wonder […]


29 Sep
Dirt Nasty & Jack Splash return with more tales of innocence

Who didn’t enjoy the pure, childlike comedy behind the Chain Swangaz last three videos? It was like peering deep into the eyes of a newborn doe, glistening in its afterbirth, and experiencing a sort of Eden-esque innocence for which there are no words. “Steak & Mash Potatoes” set the tone for rapper Dirt Nasty and […]


27 Jul
If you have any moral compass, do not watch this video

We warn you now: if you have any over-riding moral compass or even semblance of decency, do not watch this video. Or rather watch it, but keep the volume on mute. While on the “Steak & Mash Potatoes” Chain Swangaz allowed the video to do the talking — along with the likes of Charlie Sheen […]


8 Jul
First of a 5-part series leading up to September 8th debut EP

What do you get when you mix Charlie Sheen + Dirt Nasty + Brother Marquis from 2 Live Crew? Why, Chain Swangaz of course. The musical project made up of rapper Dirt Nasty — he of “1980” fame — and Grammy award winning producer Jack Splash release their first video, and it is exactly what […]


9 Mar
AGWA de Bolivia's unmatched Coca Leaf Liqueur

You know who’s gotta be more stoked than anyone for Charlie Sheen’s recent massive public psychological unraveling? Lindsay Lohan — seriously, that girl’s gotta be so stoked that there’s a new celebrity punchline in town, one that’s done so much cocaine it makes Lindsay look like a harmless After School Special. Of course regardless of […]


4 Mar
The soundtrack to a terrifying social experiment gone awry

Well, I suppose this was inevitable. I know people are getting sick of the whole Charlie Sheen thing already, but really — have you ever known a public meltdown in human history better suited for a dubstep remix? Me thinks not. The whole Adonis DNA, tiger blood, being from another terrestrial plane rant — it’s […]


1 Mar
"I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen!"

Man, watching the white-hot snorting disaster that is Charlie Sheen’s unraveling has become 2011’s most compelling train wreck. The whole meltdown received the inevitable Taiwanese animation treatment this weekend, and as can be expected its genius is unbridled. I get the “fire breathing fists” and the strumpet in the bikini — hell, even Chuck Lorre […]