UC Riverside put on a fascinating exhibition at their ARTSblock facilities last fall, a collection of MC cuts from the 60s and 70s curated by artist and historian Jeff Decker which he called Hell’s Union: Motorcycle Club Cuts as American Folk Art. With this exhibition, Decker argues that his collection
For better or for worse, the image of the skinhead defines a big part of what many in mass culture see as 1980s UK punk. But like so many subcultures (if not all of them), it is so much more complex than its stereotype, full of subcultures of its own.
SAMO aka Basquiat was a very special artist that created from his own planet when he was alive. I always had a place in my heart for his work because his art seemed to have a punk or die quality about it…mix Basquiat with Glen O’Brien of TV PARTY and
Thank god for the 21st century, because now embroidery doesn’t have to be the domain of needlepointing grannies any more! Dirty Needle Embroidery has taken a pursuit most often used for flowers and puppies and made it rock ‘n fucking roll! His intricate and detailed patches are completely unique, and
You know that scene in The Goonies where the Fratellis are putting Chunk’s hand in the blender? Well, I was a small child when I watched that (at my best friend’s Dad’s house of course – Dads never gave a shit about what you were watching…) and I never fully
The art forms of metal and horror have been a marriage made in hell ever since Black Sabbath named themselves after the Bela Lugosi film. Both art forms trigger psychological reactions similar an addict’s relationship with their drug of choice. A tolerance is developed and the user must seek out