Something to feel good about: how skateboarding has been a positive influence for change in culture, creativity, philanthropy, and in general… humanity. This documentary, Humanity Stoked, directed by life-long skater, Michael Ien Cohen, will feature some inspiring interviews by some of the biggest figures in skateboarding, art, and counter-culture.
Visit HumanityStoked.com to see the full cast, trailers and to get more information about this vital cause.
Here is something to watch at home during the age of COVID, an upcoming documentary on the notorious rock music magazine, CREEM. Featuring a “who’s who” cast of musicians, including Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Cameron Crowe, Kirk Hammett, Michael Stipe, Chad Smith, and Thurston Moore, the film is sure to dive into some legendary stories since its first publication over 50 years ago. Check out the trailer in this post and be sure to catch CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine when it premieres on August 7th. Get tickets, which are available now.
Like most things, art exhibitions have taken an enormous hit amidst social-distancing as we plow through this uncharted phase of COVID-19. However, art prevails, and some galleries are staying on top of multiple exhibitions, through digital online methods.
One such gallery and regular hot-spot, Corey Helford Gallery, is debuting an upcoming three-artist show with aica, Dena Seiferling, and Luke Chueh, as well as some of their other exhibitions currently on display.
While the galleries remain physically closed, Corey Helford Gallery will be hosting a virtual opening on Instagram Live (@coreyhelfordgallery) this Saturday (5/30) from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT, giving fans a tour of each show making its debut, which include:
The Color Wheel by Camilla d’Errico in the Main Gallery, POP GOES… by DOSSHAUS in Gallery 2, and Three-artist show including Qualia by aica, Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing by Dena Seiferling, and Gravity by Luke Chueh in Gallery 3.
Ranking songs each year is a subjective, arduous task that, in our case, is best summarized as a simple playlist. So, in lieu of some arbitrary review of songs that’ll just get lost in the year-end shuffle, I’ve put together a condensed list of songs released in 2019 that’ll hopefully be on repeat into 2020 and beyond. At the end of this post, be sure to check out the embedded Apple Music playlist to get the party started.
It’s a major weekend for art exhibitions over at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, this Saturday, December 14th.
Notably, we’ll be seeing the comprehensive body of work for St. Louis-based artist, Lauren Marx, around her upcoming solo show Chimera(her largest body of work to date). Using the media of ink pens, watercolors, and colored pencils, the level of detail in Marx’s illustrations are astounding and certainly worth checking out. Chimera runs through January 18th and while essential to see in-person, we have a preview of some of the pieces below.
Also, going on in the main gallery at Corey Helford, is a group show, featuring a variety of artists, including HUSH, Ben Frost, Soey Milk, Josh Agle (SHAG), Okuda San Miguel, Hikari Shimoda, Mayuka Yamamoto, Dosshaus (featured below), and many more.
Curated by the fine people over at Corey Helford Gallery, as well as the legendary grafitti artists, RISK, comes the upcoming exhibition, “The Fine Art of Street and Graffiti”. It’s going to be featuring a large roster of icons from the street art scene, including new pieces by: Ahoy, Aspire, Barlo, Bates, Beau Stanton, Bio Tats Cru, Bisco Smith, Buff Monster, CES, Candybird, Caratoes, Cryptik, D*FACE, Defer, EINE, Estevan Oriol, Faith XLVII, HOXXOH, HUSH, Herakut, Jecks, Jillian Evelyn, Kano, Kwest, La Belle Epoque, Lauren YS, Logan Hicks, Mauy, Messy Desk, Miss Van, OG Abel, Okuda San Miguel, Pure Evil, Quick, RISK, Ramiro Davaro-Comas, Ron English, SEEN, seenaeme, Sel, Senna, Sever, Simple Bao, Skeme, Starman, Taz, Vyal and Zlism
Of course, The Chelsea Tribe will be heading to Corey Helford Gallery to celebrate the good times and check out some outstanding art.
The origins of the the current Los Trachas exhibition at FF-1051 Gallery is a spontaneous, ingenious pairing between Alison Mosshart (The Kills) and fellow artist, Danny Zovatto. The two naturally let their creativity run wild when they first connected by painting together for a few nights in New York City. Impressed with the organic collaboration and to keep the momentum going, Alison and Danny took up shop at FF-1051 in Los Angeles and prolifically created stunning pieces, across many mediums, in a short span of time for a colorful display of their respective, crazy lives.
We took a visit down to the gallery / make-shift studio before the opening to discuss their motivationsamidst the busy demands of music (Alison) and acting (Danny).
Take a look at the behind the scenes video interview. Also, be sure to visit FF-1051 Gallery on Fairfax Ave. for the must-see exhibition, running through December 15.
Like many music and arts blog tends to do, we’ve put together an end-of-year list, featuring a selection of top 20 songs. It’s a diverse variety of artists, ones that you probably won’t find on the Coachella 2018 line-up.