I arrived at the venue to a line-up halfway down the block, a few minutes after 8pm. I’m told doors were to open at 7. Needless to say, this is somewhat unusual, especially on a Monday night in January. Upon my admission approximately 15 minutes later, it was quite easy to see why: I don’t believe I’ve never seen so many people packed into the Rickshaw so early.
On January 16th, 2015, Black Breath took their first steps onto Canadian soil. Many of us in the Great North were worried that the border pigs would stop them from coming through, but when our co-presenters Nothing is Heavy sent out word that they had made it over, we all breathed a black sigh of relief. It was one of the more packed nights I’ve been to at the Astoria…
In the backwoods of of Ohio exists a world of skaters that live by their own rules, and this place is called Skatopia Skate Park. This is a place where the only rules are that there are no RULES! The photographer Stacy Kranitz has explored this insane place and now we all can see what goes on there through her lens. Her style of photography is so up close and personal I can almost smell the stench coming off these skaters!
Text and Photos by Robert Hanna Cult of Youth live at Highline Bar 1.22.2015 Touring in support of Final Days, their latest release on Sacred Bones Records, Brooklyn’s Cult of Youth emerged on stage through a mist of frankincense and enveloped in swirling visual projections by Seattle artist Kevin Blanquies.
In my 20s, I spent a lot of time in the northern reaches of British Columbia. When it comes to human activity, it’s a desolate area of the world, but it is teeming with wildlife and vast forests. I wish I could say much of it is untouched, but sadly that’s not the case – I was there planting trees amongst the remains of unimaginable destruction.
Tanner Douglass is one of our favorite photographers, and we’ve posted his work many times on CVLT Nation. Now he’s started a new photographic project, exploring abandoned buildings around his native Pittsburgh.