True Groove All-Stars, headed up by producer/singer-songwriter and guitarist Tomás Doncker, have released a cover of Nick Lowe’s 1970s classic, “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, and Understanding”. Founder of the True Groove record label, Doncker is a music icon in and of himself, getting his start in the NYC No-Wave movement of the 1980s. This track is […]

30 Jun
J.Led's first fully self-produced limited-edition toy

Artist Joe Ledbetter has been around these parts before, if you remember his Rainbow Burger Bunny or Fire-cat’s previous water bottle appearance done for Los Angeles toymaker The Loyal Subjects. But looks like Ledbetter ain’t such a loyal subject, for what is special about the his new “fire-cat” is that this it’s his first fully self-produced independent piece. Standing at about […]

Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders has teamed up with the Starbucks again for fancy coffee cups. Now you can avoid the project of inadvertently stacking paper coffee cups into your local landfill with some real cappuccino-worthy panache. The limited-edition ceramic cups come in two styles, black “drip” (shown above) or rainbow drip. The mugs are described […]

You don’t have to dig much further than our logo to realize how much we respect The Clash. To wax poetic about their greatness is a total waste of time — you either get it or you don’t. If you do get it, then there’s certainly a need to get this Sound System box set. […]

The latest piece of vinyl bad assery from The Loyal Subjects just hit digital shelves today (noon PST), so get your buying fingers warmed up. Their Chaos Bunny collection — designed by the great Joe Ledbetter — continues to grow, this time with a swarthy character dubbed Pirate Bunny. The eye patch donning, sword swinging, […]

Mad Decent is training, fighting, and winning… well maybe not in that order, but Derek DJ Allen and Dirty South Joe have rained down into the ignorant public’s rivers of Styx and Cocytus some 80s synth masterpieces mixed with some 80s synth masterpieces, all from classic 80s movies about bad guys and good guys. See below […]

Hot Toys makes some of the most hyper-realistic “toys” out there, to the point that they make the nerd in me want to hide under my comforter, make a pillow fort and get in an all-out WWIII-style deathmatch with my vintage Robotech figures (I totally give the edge to Rick Hunter). The latest addition to […]

9 Jan
Quentin Tarantino's pretty thugs in collectible form

Ever since seeing Django Unchained over the holidays, we’ve had a lot of Quentin Tarantino on the brain. Not only did I watch Pulp Fiction again recently, but I already lined up Jackie Brown on the old Netflix queue. What can I say, it’s one of my favorites. But as good as all of the above […]