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.
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.
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.
(enamel and pigment based paint on medium grain cotton duck canvas, 64 x 35.5 inches)
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.
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.
Trailer for the Iggy Pop and the Stooges documentary, Gimme Danger, directed by Jim Jarmusch. This film will be must-see. Also, stay tuned for our upcoming interview with Danny Fields, who helped get the Stooges signed to Elektra Records back in 1968.