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Things have certainly progressed for LGBTQ rights since the late 1800s, but even back then there was an appreciation for the ambiguity of gender – albeit, a small and outsider one that was considered highly deviant. Cross-dressing men could be, and were, arrested for violating anti-homosexuality laws, such as one

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Charles Nickles
ArtDoomEventsFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Text and Photos: Charles Nickles   I am sitting in the backyard of some pleasantly bourgeois Williamsburg establishment sipping something summery and bitter with an inoffensive name. Airdrop, maybe? Doesn’t matter. To my left are two EPs (one from an agency, the other from a production company) and across the

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Avi Dhillon
ArtFeaturesGrindcoreHardcoreLive RitualsMusicPhotographyRaw Punk

On July 10th, Sound and Salt put on a kick ass show at the Astoria in Vancouver featuring Washington’s POWER alongside locals WOOLWORM, WTCHDR and WORLD VIEW. World View’s charging hardcore opened up the show and got the crowd ready for WTCHDR, who amped the energy up in the room

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Nathaniel Shannon
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Photos: Nathaniel Shannon On August 4th, the legends of death metal CARCASS stormed the Gramercy Theatre in NYC alongside sludge warriors CROWBAR for a night of audio decimation! Our comrade Nathaniel Shannon was on hand to capture this onslaught, and his pictures definitely do this show justice. Check out a

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James G. Mundie
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A while back, I did a feature on the Museum Vrolik, a collection of medical specimens compiled by the Vrolik family beginning in the late 18th century in Amsterdam. Gerardus Vrolik began collecting biological specimens in 1795, and the collection was continued by his son Willem, who specialized in teratology,

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Bobby Cochran
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Text and photos: Bobby Cochran There are some bands who play shows with stages full of gear, lights and smoke, multiple band members, and music that still doesn’t say very much.  Wreck and Reference’s performance in SF was the antithesis of that.  Two people, a sampler and a drum kit,

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Pinched from Dazed & Confused Although New York and London remain at the epicentre of the original punk movement, the emigration of the genre’s anti-establishment spirit to Japan gave Tokyo youth an outlet to rage against the severe economic challenges of the mid-1970s. And while the memory of this short-lived punk scene

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Text & Photos: Charles Nickles The whole damn city feels like a crotch freshly ripened from a country-wide hog mission. Thick, dank and miserable. And I know that talking about the weather is about as titillating as talking about politics or anxiety dreams, but this heat wave’s been so relentlessly goddamn

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Michael Dubin
FeaturedMusicPhotography

Punk and Metal – that is, the collective scenes – operate and are fueled by a number of intricate parts. Each one serves their own function. When pulled back and examined as a whole, it almost resembles a vast array of cogs in a machine. From the bands, to the labels that

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CVLT Nation is a place where people fascinated with the imagery of death and destruction can come to listen to music, see art and film and find clothing that exalts these things. But how many of us would choose a path in life solely dedicated to death, where we live,

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When it comes to exploring what the human body can mean and do in the context of art history, it’s hard to beat performance art for its versatility, emotional impact, and sheer strangeness. These works, each excerpted from Phaidon’s new book Body of Art, are some of the most famous

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Apocalyptic BluesArtAvant GardeDoomMusicPhotography

Text & Photos: Charles Nickles I don’t know anyone who listens to BORIS anymore (and the only person to I know who listened to Boris was Dave, but we were drinking a lot of gin at the time) and I only know of two or three people who actively enjoy Earth,

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