Posts Tagged ‘Sound + Vision’

NEWS///POLITIKS///M.I.A. TALKS TERRORISM

February 2, 2009  |  News, Politiks, Rock of Ages, Sound + Vision  |  Comments Off

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Portrait of M.I.A by Greg Gossel from The Shooting Gallery's upcoming Grammy art show in LA...

This year she's been nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar, but musician & artist (her first solo show was in 2001 in London) M.I.A. has more pressing issues on her mind, namely the nearly totally unreported genocide currently being perpetrated in her homeland of SRI LANKA where she's officially been labeled a "terrorist" by the government (to her credit, she was denied entrance to the US by the Bush administration under the same classification). In an interview with favorite ST news site THE DAILY BEAST, the currently preggers and nearly ready-to-pop singer declared: “The situation is systematic genocide, ethnic cleansing ... “I want my fans to know I’m not tryin’ to be like Bono. Someone Irish talking about what’s going on in Africa. I actually come from there and the fact is that this is happening now. The war has been going on for a long time, but it stepped into the genocide bracket recently with the new President. I lived in Sri Lanka when the campaign for ethnic cleansing started and if I could stop it and see the end of it in my lifetime that would be amazing. I can’t justify my success otherwise. I can’t justify getting nominated for an Oscar or a Grammy, that to me wouldn’t mean anything if I don’t actually get to speak about this. It’s not like I’m trying to sell records, I’m trying to stop the death of 350,000 people this month.” Click HERE to read more...

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SOUND + VISION///CHEAP VISUAL THRILL OF THE WEEK: NATALIE PORTMAN’S SHAVED HEAD

January 13, 2009  |  News, Rock of Ages, Sound + Vision, Video  |  Comments Off


natalie portman's shaved head - sophisticated side ponytail from thatgo on Vimeo.

The song may suck, but the video for upstart Pop trio NATALIE PORTMAN'S SHAVED HEAD's single, "Sophisticated Side Ponytail" is an unbridled explosion of cheap visual thrills proving that in an age of nonexistent music video budgets, cool stuff can still be made for next to nothing. And on a Mac, at that...

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SOUND & VISION///MR. ANDRE GETS ANIMATED FOR CAZALS’ “SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE” VIDEO

December 16, 2008  |  Animation, Graffiti, News, Paris, Street Art, Video  |  Comments Off

Notorious Parisian party boy street artist MR. ANDRE brings his trademark daddy-longlegged pink stickman to life for UK dance rockers CAZALS' new video for "Somebody Somewhere" and the results are nothing short of impressive. Let's just hope Banksy's rats stay put on their walls...

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SOUND + VISION///THE SOULWAX DOCUMENTARY

October 15, 2008  |  Music, News, Sound + Vision, Video  |  Comments Off

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You feeling SOULWAX? Watch the documentary HERE...

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SOUND + VISION///SIR BEN KINGSLEY x MINOR THREAT

September 15, 2008  |  News, Sound + Vision, Video  |  Comments Off


Sir Ben Kingsley STOMPS into the shoes of Minor Threats' Ian MacKaye from Mean Magazine on Vimeo.

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LA///SNEEK PEEK: RAYMOND PETTIBON’S 1980s RETROSPECTIVE AT REGEN PROJECTS

September 13, 2008  |  art, LA, News, Sneek Peek, Sound + Vision  |  Comments Off

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Pettibon's ode to Charlie Manson...

Putting a nice cap to a typically balmy LA summer is the phenomenal retrospective of landmark 1980s drawings by seminal punk artist RAYMOND PETTIBON at West Hollywood's REGEN PROJECTS opening this weekend. Culled from both the artist's personal archives and the gallery's collection of vintage work, the art presented here covers the years 1979—1989, Pettibon's most fertile and landmark period. It was during this time of economic and social upheaval in the Southland that Pettibon's iconic style was set in stone and he began illustrating Black Flag's album covers and show flyers, putting an indelible visual stamp on the erupting hardcore punk movement that would define the sound of the era. Don't sleep! HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SOUND + VISION///POP LIFE///RON EGNLISH’s “OBAMA SONG”…

August 14, 2008  |  News, Politiks, Pop Life, Ron English, Sound + Vision  |  Comments Off

In a move that literally none of us could possibly anticipate, Supertouch's own street saboteur & Popagandist, RON ENGLISH has written a musical homage to golden boy presidential hopeful BARACK OBAMA, and had it recorded by THE SUTCLIFFES, and just to up the ante, he's filmed a video incorporating footage of his recent "Abraham Obama" street installation in Boston...

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NY-LA///SOUND + VISION///”88 BOADRUM”: THE SOUND OF 176 DRUMMERS DRUMMING…

August 12, 2008  |  LA, News, NYC, Sound + Vision  |  Comments Off

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Commemorating the opening of the 29th OLYMPIC GAMES in Beijing and the global launch of NIKE SPORTSWEAR, the massive and thundering drumming event known as “88 BOADRUM” was held simultaneously in New York and Los Angeles on August 8, 2008 (aka 08.08.08). In order to create an aural spectacle worthy of the historic occasion, Japanese noise avatars THE BOREDOMS teamed up with NYC art rockers GANG GANG DANCE to perform an 88-minute composition beginning at precisely 8:08 PM on either coast. With the Boredoms ensconced in LA’s historic La Brea Tar Pits, and Gang Gang Dance lining Brooklyn’s Williamsburg waterfront, each group was surrounded by a massive spiral of 88 drummers thundering away in improbably synchronous harmony to create an echoing score that could be heard for miles. In light of a recently published BBC article attesting that rock drummers and performance athletes enjoy comparable cardiovascular fitness levels, a more fitting tribute could not be had. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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SOUND & VISION///RADIOHEAD’s “HOUSE OF CARDS” x BECK’s “GAMMA RAY”…

July 23, 2008  |  art, Music, News, Sound + Vision, Video  |  Comments Off

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The music video might be a genre best considered dead and buried but both alt rock pioneers BECK and RADIOHEAD released amazing looking and amazingly different clips this month proving there might still be some life left in the three-minute rock spot after all. As expected Radiohead’s single for “House of Cards,” pushes the technological envelope, enjoying the distinction of being the first music video ever shot using lasers. Employing the incredibly high tech real time 3D scanning technologies of structured light and Lidar laser-enhanced scanners, director James Frost succeeded in creating an incredibly unique & retro-tech looking narrative (click HERE to read an in-depth making of interview). Taking their altruistic regard for fan interaction to the next level, Radiohead have released the video as an open source code file that fans are encouraged to tweek to their hearts’ content. Beck, on the other hand, has created the perfect visual accompaniment to his ‘60s-esque single “Gamma Ray” with a video that perfectly evokes Andy Warhol’s amateur movies and Silver Factory parties circa 1965 New York with a slightly modern touch...

BECK's "GAMMA RAY":

RADIOHEAD's "HOUSE OF CARDS":

THE MAKING OF "HOUSE OF CARDS":

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NY STATE OF MIND///NAS PREMIERS “N*&$ER” LIVE AT ALIFE…

July 18, 2008  |  Music, News, NYC, Sound + Vision, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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The black Republican's street dreams come true...

To celebrate the release of his now-untitled new album (formerly named "Nigger") this week and his product collab with downtown hipster sneakerhead hotspot ALIFE, last great rapper alive NAS threw down a rare private live performance in the shop's back courtyard for a lucky group of friends and family Monday nite. Luckily, ever-present man on the scene MEL D. COLE was on the scene to catch some serious snaps of the quality honeys in attendance. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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