14 Mar
Photographer Jörg Brüggemann peers into the soul of heavy metal

Aaaah, metal. If you escaped the 80s without owning a Pantera album, or something from Slayer, chances are you were kind of a pussy. That’s not a smear, that’s just basic science. But metal has clearly survived the Reagan era, and is an entrenched culture everywhere from the frozen wilds of Scandinavia to the torrid […]


24 Oct
SceneFour collaborates with music icons at Andrew Weiss Gallery

Los Angeles-based creativity house SceneFour and its army of collaborators have joined forces to showcase their art in an exhibition aptly titled Come Together. The exhibit, which is held at the Andrew Weiss Gallery in Beverly Hills, features work from RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, DJ Qbert (above), Shavo Odadjian […]


5 Oct
The garment dyed boots mix felt & Italian leather

The last time we mentioned John Varvatos, we were featuring his latest high-top Chucks. This time around, Varvatos has introduced his latest boots made of Italian leather and wool felt. The soft leather hand and vintage look are a result of the Tahoe Felt Work Boots being garment dyed upon construction. They feature a double […]


9 Aug
Glitch/8-bit/bass/breakcore producer celebrates his birthday

Glitch/8-bit/bass/breakcore/noise producer Baseck is hardly averse to giving away some stellar music, as he did with his Heavy Metal 8-Bit mixtape and Strawberry Muck: Remixes EP projects. This week, in anticipation of his upcoming show/birthday celebration “So Simple presents: Some More Dope Shit” this Saturday, August 13th (flyer after the Jump), the Los Angeles-based Baseck […]


2 Aug
App lets viewers change up their interaction with public spaces

Last month we mentioned a novel idea for an “Augmented Reality” app that allows one to walk throughout a city and watch popular scenes from movies that were filmed in the exact location they’re in. If you were in Venice, California you might see a scene from I Love You, Man or The Doors, while […]


21 Jul
West Coast debut July 23 at MOCA Pacific Design Center

It’s a big week coming up for Miranda July. The Los Angeles-based artist/filmmaker has an exhibit of eleven sculptures opening at MOCA‘s satellite Pacific Design Center gallery this weekend, and her second feature film, The Future, hits theaters on Friday. She might be giving manic Renaissance man James Franco a run for his money. July’s […]


11 Jul
Flip your old W.A.S.P., Slayer & Maiden shirts into art

Ben Venom looks like a guy that doesn’t take anyone’s bullshit. I’m even pretty sure that if you told him he was doing “women’s work” he’d likely sock you in the face. Then when you stopped blubbering like an infant he’d sit you down and calmly teach you how to do the exact thing you […]


15 Jun
Brother leather-making duo showcases refined handcrafted bag

Billykirk, a New York-based leather maker company is the dream of Chris and William Kirkland who developed the brand’s name before they envisioned what their product would one day be. Since their first collection hit shelves in 1999, their team has hand crafted leather wallets, bags, belts and more. Their newest bag, the leather Schoolboy […]