MUSIC | MIKE GIANT ILLUSTRATES “AEROSOL CAN” FOR PHARRELL & MAJOR LAZER

April 22, 2014  |  Music  |  No Comments

Supertouch buddies Mike Giant & Pharrell come together for a perfect collab on the Major Lazer track "Aerosol Can"...

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MUSIC | PHARRELL’S “HAPPY” + FELA KUTI = “HAPPY MENTALITY” BY DJ 100PROOF

March 25, 2014  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Just when you thought you'd have to kill yourself to get Pharrell's infectious new ear worm "Happy" out of your head, DJ 100Proof mashed it up with the vintage Fela Kuti track "Colonial Mentality" to transform the pop tune into "Happy Mentality," the most welcome new Afrobeat single in ages. "One of the things I find interesting about [Fela's] music is Read More

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FILM: MOCA TV’S PUNK SERIES DEBUTS WITH BLACK FLAG DOCUMENTARY

June 11, 2013  |  art, Film, Music  |  Comments Off

MoCA TV kicks off its new punk documentary series with a video chronicling the importance of the most influential of all hardcore bands—both musically and visually, Black Flag, with a special focus on the artist behind the band's groundbreaking imagery, Raymond Pettibon. Watch. Now. Read More

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CHINESE DISSIDENT ARTIST AI WEIWEI RELEASES PROTEST HEAVY METAL SONG & MUSIC VIDEO “DUMBASS”

May 23, 2013  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

China's most prominent modern artist Ai Weiwei—known as much for his formidable conceptual art career as his relentlessly outspoken stance against the Chinese government—has just released a dangerously controversial new song and music video called "Dumbass." The Deftones-ish metal song's Mandarin lyrics explicitly attack the Communist Chinese government's intolerance of artistic freedom and an accompanying music video directed by Read More

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RIP: TODD JAMES PAYS TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SLAYER GUITARIST JEFF HANNEMAN

May 3, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Legendary metal guitar god Jeff Hanneman of the bloodthirsty supergroup Slayer died on Thursday, May 2nd of Liver failure in LA at age 49. Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) paid tribute to the fallen ripper today with this fitting artistic tribute. Read More

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GOD (AKA: IGGY POP) VISITS THE COLBERT REPORT

May 1, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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In case you missed it, God himself came down in the form of Iggy Pop to visit the venerable Colbert Report last nite. Ripping out two unbridled new jams with the reunited Stooges from their brand new album, "Ready to Die," the shirtless 66-year-old Detroiter rocked harder than kids half his age before going home to—we can only assume—put on his satin robe and slippers and read a good book in bed surrounded by a handful of teenage girls. Watch: Read More

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STYLE: DAFT PUNK FOR SAINT LAURENT

April 15, 2013  |  Music, Style  |  Comments Off

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For the newest installment in french luxury style house Saint Laurent's Music Project, creative director Hedi Slimane has enlisted robotic French electronic duo Daft Punk to rock some of his glittery new black smoking jackets in a series of beautiful black & white photos. Read More

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MUSIC: PHOENIX DEBUT NEW SONGS ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

April 7, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

French rockers Phoenix killed it on Saturday Night Live yesterday with two new songs, "Entertainment," and "Trying to be Cool/Drakkar Noir" from the great new album "Bankrupt" Read More

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TUAREG GUITARIST BOMBINO’S AMAZING NEW RECORD WITH THE BLACK KEYS’ DAN AUERBACH

April 2, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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The name Bombino is likely news to the majority of Westerners, but now that The Black Keys' frontman Dan Auerbach has taken up his cause, we can only hope that his cryptic moniker will soon become a household name among discerning rock fans. Hailing from the Tuareg region of Saharan Africa, the nomadic guitar virtuoso was discovered by the Ohio guitar player turned mega rock star via a short online clip of his music. What Auerbach saw immediately compelled him to invite the musician to a session at his Nashville studio where the Key's leader produced Bombino's breakthrough recording, "Nomad," (adding subtle Nashville touches like pedal steel guitar to Bombino's shredding African riffs) released this week internationally. Read More

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ERIC CLAPTON’S NEW VINTAGE REISSUE CROSSROADS GUITAR COLLECTION

April 2, 2013  |  Music  |  Comments Off

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Having sold off the majority of his original guitar collection to benefit his own Crossroads rehab program in recent years, rocker/art collector/style connoisseur Eric Clapton has now teamed up with Fender, Gibson, and Martin Guitars to create the vintage "Crossroads Collection." The series is comprised of reissues of some of his favorite historial axes, including his 1957 refinished Les Paul Goldtop, "Lucy," and his maple neck '50s Strat, "Brownie," with profits from all sales going to his foundation. Watch him play all three: Read More

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