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Jan 27

Shepard Fairey is making a guest appearance on Portlandia on January 29th.  He says:

I’m a big fan of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy show based on poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of bohemian Portland Oregon, so I was very excited when they asked me to do a cameo.  I’ve spent a bit of time and done a few art shows in Portland, so I know where Portlandia finds its inspiration.  In fact, the part I play, a jaded art store employee, was set in the exact art store where I bought my art supplies while staying in Portland for a stint a few summers ago. I’m no actor, but this part, along with maybe “jaded art student” or “jaded skate shop employee,” are the closest I’ll ever get to method acting.  Fred and Carrie are a blast to hang out with and made the whole experience a lot of fun for me. Here’s a clip from the segment, but you can catch the full episode Thurs. night on IFC.  -Shepard

Portlandia airs Thursdays 10pm EST on IFC.

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Jan 19

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Remembering Dr. King on his national holiday, as well as the work of Coretta Scott King and the many leaders in the civil rights movement.  The painting was done by Dan Buller & Gene Pendon fr HVW (live painted in Montreal in 2005)

Jan 12

The previously unreleased video for the Beastie Boys’ “Too Many Rappers” featuring Nas was discovered on editor’s Neal Usatin’s site.  Directed by Roman Coppola.

Too many rappers, still not enough emcees…

via Pitchfork.  RIP MCA.

Oct 29

Daniel Radcliffe does his best Gift of Gab (We’re kind of impressed, actually.  He really committed).

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Oct 22

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We’ve been longtime internet admirers/IG stalkers of Sam Rodriguez, but we only recently realized that he liked the same music as us.  We were excited when he started to do images of QBert and Pam the Funkstress, but almost passed out when he revealed his designs for Hieroglyphics.  We’re hoping for shirts.  Follow him on Instagram @samrodriguezart

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Sep 12

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TGIF! Our sale section is on sale. Take an additional 25% off items in the Sale Section with the code SALEONSALE.

Offer good from now until Monday, September 15, 2014 at noon PST.   the fine print

SHOP THE SALE

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Jul 18

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It was just announced at the DC Loves Dilla event that Dilla’s MPC and custom-built Moog will be placed in the Museum of African American History and Culture.  The Smithsonian is currently building the museum which is set to open late next year/early 2016.  Formal announcement on the J Dilla Foundation’s FB page.  Video from the event below.

via okp

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Apr 03

 

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A bit of old yet still relevant news: If you notice these paintings at your homie’s house, please call Cotton Candy Machine 718.387.3844.  They are Amar Stewart’s paintings and were stolen from the Williamsburg gallery last month.  Sean (one of the gallery owners and  ZeroFriends homie) actually chased down a huge Basquiat painting (which was stolen but recovered).    If you want more of the details (and to see more of Amar Stewart’s excellent work), please check their blog.

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Suspects:suspects

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Mar 21

We are rolling out a new version of the site today. Hopefully it will be a lot easier to shop on your phone. We still have a lot of work to do, so we appreciate your patience!

Front page photos:
Staple from their Spring Lookbook
Kimberly Leia/Colors of Chic Blog by Lisha Wang
Aesop Rock by Chrissy Piper

Mar 19

In depth interview with Domino talking about some of his favorite records, rare instrumentals, ’93 til and how he met Dante Ross & the rest of Hieroglyphics.

via @fusetv

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