23 Oct
The very best of Grantland published by McSweeney’s

One of our favorite daily reading websites is without a doubt Grantland. Founded and helmed by Bill Simmons — author of Now I Can Die In Peace, The Book Of Basketball and a sports writer without equal — Grantland serves as the nexus of where sports collides with pop culture, and explodes in a fireworks […]


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 […]


8 Dec
Lost In a Supermarket breaks down our best ART of 2011

It’s about that time that we begin looking back at the year that was at LOST IN A SUPERMARKET. A whole year means a lot of amazingly awesome and amazingly bad crap we’ve found floating around this Great Existential Supermarket we all live in, so it’s time to get things going. We’re gonna kick off […]


15 Nov
LIAS Metal Editor throws down a wine & cheese throwdown

As some of you may recall, we recently reviewed the NYC art show New York, New York: Big City of Dreams featuring new works from Brooklyn native Mr. Kaves. Amongst other projects, the always busy Kaves recently judged an art contest giving aspiring artists their chance to “Be Heard” by selecting submissions via French wine maker […]


5 Nov
The art of implied violence, feminine wiles & Van Halen logos

Couple weeks back we launched our new artist featured series Rock (Poster Art) Gods! with Dan Stiles, and now we continue with another top illustrator in his field Casey Burns. You might recognize the above poster for Sonic Youth, or one of his many excellently sexy/implicitly malevolent posters for Spoon — most of which feature […]


25 Aug
Mötley Crüe, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim and an army of aging groupies flock to celebrate West Hollywood's most fabled street

As we posted last week the Sunset Strip Music Festival went down this past Saturday, and as expected the festival was a true spectacle — both with the bands performing, and the festival goers who went to celebrate the mighty Sunset Strip… including the armies of aging, drunk and bottle bleached groupies who descended into […]


There are no shortages of music festivals in Los Angeles every year, but none carry the cultural cajones of the the Sunset Strip Music Festival. After all, when you’re celebrating one of the most famous streets in the history of rock n roll it’s tough to compete. Hall of Famers like Van Halen, The Doors, […]


28 Jul
Alien abductions, sex tents & getting out-partied by Steven Stills

Anthrax acolyte, resident New York hooligan and Official Editor of All Things Metal, the nefarious Matt Hanrahan gives us the low down on Van Halen’s other exiled singer’s bio… As anyone who knows me knows, I am a die-hard fan of the Mighty Van Halen. I have seen the band live with Roth and Hagar […]