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Aug 26

“Nobody can save hip hop”

  Yeah, we’re that Nobody.

De La’s new album, and the Anonymous Nobody, out today.  Instead of dealing with the sample clearance from their past albums, they assembled musicians to jam and recorded over 200 hours of live music.  They then launched a successful Kickstarter, while going through the music and constructing new songs.

The album feature some more mature musings about mortality, infidelity, and even royalties.  Gorillaz’ collaborator Damon Albarn makes an appearance as well as  Justin Hawkins, David Byrne, Little Dragon, Snoop and 2Chainz.  The album begins with a glorious intro from Jill Scott:


They’ve also released a documentary chronicling the making of the album called, We’re Still Here (now).

It’s getting really hard for us to order music from distributors, so we’re just linking you…

Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/dls_vinyl.
CD: http://smarturl.it/dls_cd
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/dls_itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/dls_spotify
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/dls_googleplay
Amazon MP3: http://smarturl.it/dls_amazonmp3

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Aug 19

hieroday2016

They have just released the lineup for Hiero Day 2016, and it includes:

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Azure
Blu & Exile
Beat Junkies
Butterscotch
Caleborate
Choosey
Da Boy Dame
Davey D
Dilated Peoples
DJ Fresh
D-Sharp
Elujay
G.L.A.M.
Invisibl Skratch Piklz
J Cutt (of APG)
Just Blaze
Juvenile
Larry June
Legendvry
Lyrics Born
Morevibes
Murs
Mikos Da Gawd
Mind Motion
Mr. Lif
Mr. E
Nef the Pharoah
Paris
Peaches Crew
Rexxlife Raj
Risky Bizness Crew
Rocky Rivera
Sahtyre
Sean G
Siri
Skipper
Sleeprockers
The Grouch
The Whooligan
Too $hort
Tri-State & OH NO!
Trill Team 6
Young L

Hosts:

Bambu
D Nas
Chuy Gomez
Supernatural
Luckyiam

Tickets start at $19.93 and are available here.

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Aug 11

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Shepard Fairey is in SF this week, and he and his crew will be working on two murals to celebrate the opening of American Civics, a collaboration between Shepard and the estate of Jim Marshall.   The first mural (image on the left) is Cesar Chavez at 453 Hayes St.  The image Marshall took is after Chavez completed his 300 Mile March to Sacramento in support of farmworkers’ rights in 1966.

The image of Fannie Lee Chaney (right) will appear at 701 Alabama Street. Marshall’s photo is from 1964, on the day Chaney found out her son, James Chaney, and two friends were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for registering African Americans to vote during Freedom Summer.

The opening of American Civics will be on Saturday, August 13th at the San Francisco Art Exchange, 458 Geary.  There will be a meet & greet from 2-4pm.

Obey’s new line for Fall has just dropped.

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Aug 04

skatejam

Huf x Chocolate are hosting a Skate Jam in celebration of Keenan Milton’s birthday and legacy.

Today!  August 4th from 2-5pm at TF West, 251 Ave of the Americas, NY.

Supported by the Keenan Forever Foundation & the Harold Hunter Foundation.

Huf will also be opening their NYC store on Friday, Aug 5th, at 125 Crosby St.

If you’re not in NY, you can check out some of their new arrivals, including the collab with Chocolate here.

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Jul 30

bannedinbabylon

We’re trying to make it to L.A. to check out the new show at Subliminal Projects,  Banned In Babylon: The Art and Culture of Bad Brain featuring works by Darryl Jenifer, Lucian Perkins, John Mousheghian, Jeannie “Aunt Jean” Pawlowski, and Shepard Fairey.  Open now through August 20th,  1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles (usually 12-6pm).

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Shepard Fairey

Obey Clothing just dropped a fairly extensive capsule collection with classic Bad Brains designs as well as some new artwork.  We have a sampling here.

 

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Darryl Jenifer

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Dr. Know by John Mousheghian

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HR & Dr. Know by Lucian Perkins
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Jul 01

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photo: Phestography

Don’t miss Hiero this weekend at Stern Grove (19th & Sloat in SF) with special guest Dan the Automator.  Show starts at 2pm with dance crews Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company and Golden State Breakers opening.

 

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Jun 24

lurkers

If you’re in the southern California area, be sure to make a stop by Jeremy Fish’s show, where he’ll be exhibiting his collection ‘Los Angelurkers’. The show opens on June 25 from 6-9 pm at Thinkspace Gallery 6009 Washington Blvd,  Culver City, CA 90232.

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Jun 22

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For our Hawaii peeps,  Mark Oblow is coming for a bunch of solo shows.  Artwork will include photography, block prints, and mixed media in resin.  Decks are 24″, 40+ year old deadstock original skateboards (a small sampling is below).

Friday, June 24, 2016 – Opening Reception at FITTED
6-10PM
Saturday, June 25, 2016 – Open House at FITTED
2-6PM
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Meet/Greet at Ala Moana Nordstroms, Presented By Electric
Noon-4PM
Monday, June 27, 2016 – Special Installation at TREEHOUSE
11-6pm – Store Hours
Sunday, July 3, 2016 – Closing Show at APB
6-10PM

 

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Jun 14

AR’s network television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (with Yo La Tengo as his band!!).  Party over here, I’ll be over there…

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May 20

astralnauts

“Our galaxy….is haunted.”

To get prepared for the brand new gallery show that Matt Ritchie and Alex Pardee  are creating, they have launched a new website that will be the ongoing destination for all things “ASTRALNAUTS“! Currently, you can read about the inspiration behind the show, as well as read the future-history of The Astralnauts and the extra-terrestrial-ghosts that they hunt.

Stay “tooned”, as they will be unveiling the team, as well as some of the artwork on the site very soon!

“The Astralnauts” art gallery show opens up on June 10th from 7-9PM at
GALLERY 1988: West
7308 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90046

And remember, these are ‘naut your average ghostbusters…

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