19 Apr
Five unforgettable musical moments form Weeknd One

Well what can we say, Coachella Weekend One came and went with a mighty sonic boom, lysergic blur and warm tropical brush of palm fronds. It was, as usual, epic. However for the first time ever, it was not the final weekend Coachella had to offer. No, instead of having to wait an entire year […]


13 Apr
FreshNerd of 100 Akres' mixtape ode to 1980s TV geekery

Consider this a cosmic wet willy to your ear — a bullying musical wedgie of the highest order of cruelty. While the LIAS team is presently at Coachella losing our minds academically covering the magical festival in all it’s glory, we’re sharing with you the above Hasselhoff Beat Tape. The aptly named FreshNerd from 100 […]


14 Jul
Martin Eberle's photographs highlight Berlin’s expanded musical scene through the years

Martin Eberle is a German photographer who has lived in Berlin since 1992 and whose work has been featured in numerous galleries and institutions throughout Germany. One such book includes Temporary Spaces, a hardcover tome from Gestalten documenting the photography series he created in the 1990s. After the Berlin wall fell, artists from around the […]


25 May
Taschen’s collection of the best cinema from the 20th century

Encompassing two-volumes, Taschen‘s 100 All-Time Favorite Movies is an 800-page encyclopedic who’s who of cinema from the 20th century. Every genre imaginable has been included in this extensive compilation that includes horror, romance, comedy, adventure, musical, western and noir. Read up on popular films like A Clockwork Orange, Some Like It Hot, The Godfather, Citizen Kane and […]


14 Jul
"And to hear the lamentations of the women..."

No, it’s not as funny as watching Arnold Schwarzenegger molesting his way around Rio de Janeiro, but  humorous enough to brighten your day. Sure sexual battery is tough to beat in the hilarity scale, but the idea of Conan the Barbarian: The Musical makes my work week better. “And to hear the lamentations of the […]


3 May
Making a song for your bicycle

Beyond being a beautifully crafted piece of brass metalwork, this Japanese Artistry bicycle bell also creates a melodious ring tone every time you need to let someone know you’re coming. As they describe, “It doesn’t say ‘Get out of my way’ but ‘Here I am’ with such charm that even the most hard-bitten pedestrian has […]