Pretty killer track and video. The leading single from their upcoming album, Wrong Creatures.
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.
In anticipation of his upcoming solo exhibition, Ron English has provided a few images from what is sure to be a politically-engaging, detailed showcase by one of the originators of what we now call “street art”. Expect to see some of Ron’s most colorful, pop-surrealism in this massive event, featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations.
The opening reception for “TOYBOX” will be hosted Saturday, December 2 from 7-11pm in Gallery 1 at Corey Helford Gallery. The reception is open to the public and on view through December 30.
In conjunction with his “Happy Never Ending” exhibition at the Corey Helford Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, The Chelsea Tribe’s Victoria Keon-Cohen chats with one of the U.K.’s most infamous street artists, D*Face, regarding his only U.S. solo show for 2017. With his unique aesthetic of pop art (i.e. Roy Lichtenstein, while drawing from themes of love and heartbreak, D*Face dominated the gallery floor with large scale canvases, sculptures, installations, and even appropriated romance novels. We have a plethora of photos after the jump and be sure to watch the lengthy discussion with the master himself.
Special thanks to Aaron Feteri at Reckoning PR, Victoria for conducting the awesome interview, Yury for filming and editing, Corey Helford Gallery, Bobby Carlton, and Spraying Bricks for additional imagery.
Desert Daze has added even more bands and artists for their already stacked line-up for 2017. Iggy Pop is now headlining, but it is interesting to note that John Cale is also playing the festival. Crossing fingers that Iggy and John Cale will reconnect out in Joshua Tree and relive the glory of “1969”.
Full line-up poster below:
The official music video for The Black Angel’s single, “Currency”, has just been released. The video was directed by Bob Mustachio, who often handles the visuals and oil projections for the band’s live concerts.
Be sure to also give their latest album, Death Song, a full listen.
Iconic photographer, Mick Rock, is the subject of a new rock n’ roll documentary coming out, SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock.
The film is likely to feature the stories behind some renown photo shoots with David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and countless others. Check it out.
Bobby and I both agreed that Bowie unquestionably had best output of 2016, but having memorialized his unfortunate death earlier this year and giving “Lazarus” top honors for the best song of 2015. This year’s playlist has been curated to a different theme, mixing significant emerging talent with surprising comebacks from established rock / pop veterans. One pleasant common thread for 2016 is that we see a major dominance of talented female vocalists and musicians, featuring fantastic releases from The Kills, Warpaint, Bleached, Kino Kimono, GOAT, Sunflower Bean, Carla del Forno, etc. On a different note, being that this list is comprised of songs, versus albums, one notable ommission was the album, The Glowing Man, released by the reformed, eponymous group, Swans, led by Michael Gira. Given the controversy surrounding The Glowing Man and its conclusion of this particular iteration of the group, the expectations were high, but solely in terms of composition and songwriting the album is certainly worthy of acclaim, but its long-form structure is not really suitable for this list. However, condensing these songs to a narrower focus has resulted in an eclectic, high-energy mix to try inspire some semblance of hope in 2017, hopefully extinguishing the dumpster fire, 2016.
When seeking out 1960s-era Stooges, scouting for artistic talent requires a super-human senses, especially amongst a sterile, yet expansive musical climate. The task is even more commendable if one isn’t intimidated by Iggy Pop’s raucous, extreme stage performances. More than just being in the right place at the right time, Danny Fields’ tastes were not only shaped by being immersed early in the New York City Warhol / Velvet Underground scene, but his extensive career has been accentuated by respectively informing the entire history of rock n’ roll. Behind the scenes, yet always a focal point, Danny has been significantly involved in the musical careers of Jim Morrison, Nico, The Stooges, and of course, the Ramones, just to name a few. Danny’s history in trendsetting and shaking up counter-culture is well documented in Brendan Toller’s recent documentary, Danny Says, as well as Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges documentary, Gimme Danger. However, in order to understand the history and plethora of urban legends amidst the early punk rock circles, as well some of the mind-boggling circumstances, we taken a deep dive in our exclusive interview with Danny Fields.
In preparation for our upcoming interview with music business visionary, Danny Fields, we checked out the recent documentary, Danny Says, which chronicles Danny’s career in working with some of the most quintessential music groups in the history of rock and roll. Directed by Brendan Toller, the film recounts some memorable stories behind such groups as The Velvet Underground, Nico, The Doors, Iggy Pop, MC5, and The Ramones. The film is out now in select theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video, and iTunes.