weirdness & mural at north miami st & 28th Wynwood district
weirdness & mural at north miami st & 28th Wynwood district
Thanksgiving is a pretty sweet deal. You can eat turkey/tofurkey, spend time/fight with your family, catch up with your crew over the long weekend and get into trouble. Now you don't even have to leave the house to get your holiday shopping done! You're probably gonna be playing Black Ops all day so why not swing on over to our online store and grab some gear. We're doing a Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale after all, 20% off. Make sure to use code: BLACK20 when checking out. Sale does not include the Holiday Grab Bags.
Just in time for the Holidays we're offering free exchanges. That means if something doesn't fit you or your mom got you something wack, you can exchange it for something else. Also we will be accepting returns and exchanges on merchandise purchased from November 1st, through December 25th, until February 1st. Click HERE if you want to learn more.
Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of not only meeting and shooting photos of the Dubstep artist Borgore, but also had the opportunity to have dinner and spend some time with him. The night started off at Tropicalia, a Brazilian grill in Los Angeles. When I first arrived, I thought it was going to just be myself, Borgore, and Giovanna his manager, and Amanda Fiore from Pantheon Agency. To my surprise Borgoreâ€™s good friend Wes, A.K.A. Diplo, was also attending the dinner.
After dinner, we all headed over to The Music Box Hollywood to get Borgore prepared for the show ahead of him. Before his set, Borgore wanted to relax and get his mind cleared for the show, which he described as one of his biggest shows, since L.A. is where all the music heads are.
Once on stage the calm collective man was gone and it was show time. Borgore's set was one of the most energy filled sets I have seen in a while. There was nothing but amazing tunes throughout the whole thing, even indie hits like "Sleepy Head" by Passion Pit were amplified and remixed into awesome Dubstep tracks.
You can tell through his stage presence that he loves his fans, multiple times during the show you could find Borgore stage diving and floating across the crowd, and once his set was done he sat at the front of the stage and signed autographs for about 30 minutes.
The sold out show was full of adoring and crazy fans, who if ended up in the front of the row most likely got covered in whipped cream during the chorus of Borgore's hit song "LOVE".
If you have a chance to make it to a future show, I highly recommend that you do all that you can to make it. You will not regret it!
For more images from the show be sure to check out my Flickr.
"It's go time butterbean!" Izzy Mandelbaum
Hi ... hope your week's welllllllll
Today from 1-2p (pst) on www.dublab.com, I'll be playing some tunes to help support the DUBLAB Sounds of Symmetry PROTON DRIVE. They do this thing once a year to help raise money for their non-profit operating costs, etc. I've listen to this station since Al Gore created fire. The station's honest, creative, and far ahead of it's time... listen here
ROTTER... GAWD DAMMM!
A few weeks ago I was in the beautiful country of Holland, enjoying the tulip fields for Furlong, the coffee shops for coffee lovers, wooden clogs for Pubes, and the windmills for the rest of the heathens... On one of the days, Daily Rush invited Sebas and I to do a pretty mega wall, with a shortage posters to cover it with. please visit Daily Rush's blog, here.
Shep, Space Invader, The London Police, Flying Fortress, and Rendo are experimenting with a different medium-Â cast iron!Â The Don Gallery in Milan Italy curated these street installations to be strewn across Montenapoleone (the fashion district).Â Visit glltn for more pictures & info if you can read French.
Someone recently asked me, "yo.. riggity... whats going on with your non-participation on the blogadelics?" I followed up with an, "I've been mad swamped" answer, which is mostly true. I figured it's time for me to stop lagoon diving and start filling your noggins with more info. A few posts a week, i promise!
There's been a nice influx of L.A. Music around the world this month, and for OBEY Records followers.. here's some "stamped and approved" goings-on for the rest of the month of November and beyond.
NOV. 19TH - OBEY RADIO PRESENTS: TEEBS "ARDOUR" ALBUM RELEASE [paw-tee / paw-tee]
Teebs (Brainfeeder Records,Â My Hollow Drum) recently released his debut LP entitled "Ardour." I had a chance to catch him in LA atÂ Space 1520 for his Dublab Live Broadcast and this week, you can catch him this Friday @ OBEY Radio. (The Crosby) LPs, CDs, and Limited Screen prints for sale all night.
The winning entry will be personally selected by TAKE, and will receive a secret prize from Ableton, a gift certificate for shop.obeyclothing.com, and a coveted spot on TAKE's new album. It will be released through Alpha Pup Records, and will feature remixes from Tokimonsta, Mux Mool, Alex B, Low Limit, Teebs, Elliot Lipp, and many more. Contest ends December 1st... EnterÂ HERE.
NO & NO at the OBEY BALI VILLAS
On some homie news... Nobody and Nocando (BOMB ZOMBIES) made their debut in S.E. Asia, hanging with our boy Tim Russo, head of OBEY Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. Great to see two of my worlds merge and thank you to Syndicate SG, Esmond, and Timmy for taking care of the dudes!
I heard a rumor that Alkaline Trio was playing this past Saturday night at ALEX's Bar in Long Beach.
To my delight, it was true!!! Big, big thanks to Jon Halperin,Jackie and Alex himself. They were kind enough to get "Live Strong" Tom and myself into this once in a life time show. Sorry for the crappy iPhone 2G pics. Yeah, still got the 2G.
Cleon Peterson from Studio Number One has a show opening up on Saturday at New Image Art Gallery. What can I say about Cleon, he's a quiet dude and one classy artist and designer. Go check his show!
In Cleon Peterson's "DAYBREAK," shadowy figures mete out violence in images that could just as well depict justice as they do barbarity.Â "DAYBREAK" can be viewed as both a continuation and a progression of Peterson's past works, in which graphically rendered scenes ofÂ sadism portray chaos as the inevitable order of things. Many of those scenes have featured characters with physical appearances largelyÂ undifferentiated from one another, suggesting a classless unsympathetic society, yet in this new body of work Peterson incorporatesÂ "shadow" figures and a new dichotomous order. There are haves and have-nots, but amid the havoc it's hard to decide who's who.
Marc and Sara Schiller of Wooster Collective will be in Los Angeles next week for the launch of their newly released book Trespass, A History of Unauthorized Public Art. Ethel Seno, editor, and Carlo McCormick, writer, will be in attendance for signing as well as many area artists. Ron English will be in from New York to sign too.
In addition to featuring street art and graffiti, Trespass integrates protests, performance and interventions all centered around Themes such as â€œMagical Thinkingâ€ or â€œRules of the Game.â€ Our own Shepard Fairey is featured in Trespass as well as other amazing artists and interventionists from around the world. Published by Taschen, this coffee table art book is over 300 pages and retails for $40.
Wednesday November 17th from 7 P.M. to 9 P. M at the Taschen Store 354 N. Beverly Drive (parking available across the street).
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for information on the book
Along with new Holiday product arriving daily we put some Fall product on sale. Sale product is available HERE. Lots of good stuff to be had.
Also, check out NEW ARRIVALS for classy duds like the Rapture jacket (often imitated, never duplicated) in a new color way, Caramel. Some nice wovens and sweaters have just arrived as well.Â For Women's check out the Studded Jumpstreet. Super tough! Check out the Women's new arrivals HERE.
If you have found yourself utterly bored these days and looking for a straight kick to the face of creativity, I have got just the ticket for you! Â Coming up exactly a week from today is "YOU CANT HANDLE THE YOUTH," a Fashion/ Art/ Music extravaganza of young, local Long Beach entrepreneurs (including yours truly). Â Featuring over a Â dozen eclectic artists, live bands (including "The City," a personal favorite) and a runway show debuting the ultra-edgy, women's streetwear line "Dirtysix," (think tattoos, graffiti culture and pro-female puns all wrapped into one).... Â you are sure to be in for a treat! Â So come out and support Long Beach!! Â Mark your calendars for this stellar event on Thursday November 11th 2010, 7PM. Â See below flyer for further details.
Bonus: Some of you may recall my blog post about a month back featuring my "HOOTERS".... well, now is your chance to see them in the flesh...eh hm, feathers. I will be debuting my "Hooty Hoo!" collection at this event! Â Originals and prints like the one below will be on display and up for sale. So come peep em out!