17 Jul
Draw Down publishes photographer's first book of street culture

Skateboarder, photographer and writer Issac McKay-Randozzi has comprised his first book of analog skateboarding photographs titled Luck, published by Draw Down Books. Luck encompasses some of the more subtle nuances of skateboarding and street culture, featuring photographs of of quiet moments with artist Michael Leon and top 1980’s skateboard legend/Bones Brigade competitor Tommy Guerrero. Each black […]


14 Jun
...or how to get inspired for a hot summer day

It’s quite a musical Thursday, but I guess that’s what we got on the mind. As your summer day of barbecuing, swimming and drinking starts to wind down this weekend, be sure to throw on this new jam from Poolside, “Slow Down”. Being from Los Angeles, Poolside (Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise) know the sounds […]


12 Jun
Revisit your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

The Wu- Tang Clan’s the Genius — aka GZA — is reissuing the essential Liquid Swords album in a deluxe double box set. Between Wu’s legendary debut Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and the followup Forever, RZA helmed the first wave of Wu Tang solo albums, each a verifiable classic in its own right. But most […]


Today is a good day for film nerds of all colors and stripes, as a handful of film teasers have come out in the last 24 hours that shed a tiny beam of light on 3 of the most anticipated films of the upcoming year. They’re not trailers, really, more of a sideward glance at […]


18 May
Adulation, shimmying, loving forever & the importance of surfing

This week The Drums wrapped up their North American tour on the stage of El Rey Theatre in the Miracle Mile of Los Angeles, and there was no doubt the night held special meaning — for both the audience and the band itself. Photos by Damon Cirulli After a great warmup set by Stockton-via-Seattle’s Craft Spells, […]


14 May
Have Jack Black & Kyle Gass found the perfect roadie...?

What are two superstars to do when they find the perfect Roadie? Write a song about him, of course. After interviewing Sebastian (Danny McBride, also known as KENNY FUCKING POWERS from Eastbound & Down), and hearing his list of kick-ass credentials from working with AC/DC to Van Halen and even promising an awesome laser show […]


2 May
Amsterdam designer Frank Tjepkema's "Invader Aiko" ring

People can’t seem to get over seminal arcade game Space Invaders invading all forms of their design. Its simple, pixelated genius has so sunk so deep in our cultural consciousness that you can find that 2-bit celestial aggressor on everything from Silver Pendents to Multi-Tool Keychains to Limited Edition Watches to of course street artist […]


31 Jan
Upsetters, Sabbath, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Howling Wolf & plenty of stoner rock & 70's experimentalism

Seminal Finnish trip hop/downtempo/breakbeat outfit Pepe Deluxé just dropped their fourth longplay, Queen of the Wave, this week. They’ve come a long way since their 1999 debut Super Sound, their electronic output taking a deeper delve into live breaks and organ-led rhythms. To illustrate their influences and direction, Pepe Deluxé — aka Jari Salo and […]