Photography

Despise You / In Disgust / Sex Prisoner / Magnum Force / Behavior at Aladdin Jr.
Photo Essay and Review

Text and photos: Matthew Grant Anson It’s pretty easy to drift into over-the-top descriptions when reviewing a show, especially when the genres in question are intended to be over-the-top themselves. And while this review won’t contain the phrases “throat shredding

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CVLT Nation & Crash The Clubs Full Set Video Essay Feat.
Despise You. In Disgust. Sex Prisoner. Magnum Force. Behavior

It straight went down this past Saturday, Sept. 7th in Pomona, CA at the CVLT Nation & Crash The Clubs show featuring DESPISE YOU, IN DISGUST, SEX PRISONER, MAGNUM FORCE and BEHAVIOR. It was over a hundred degrees in Aladdin

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Church of Ra In Russia feat.!
AMENRA.OATHBREAKER.
TBHR.SYNDROME.HESSIAN
Full Sets + More.Now Showing

This is just beyond fucking awesome – CVLT Nation’s favorite creative collective, Belgium’s Church of Ra featuring AMENRA, OATHBREAKER, TBHR, SYNDROME and HESSIAN just traveled to Russia. Looking at all of the videos and pictures from this journey, I so

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The Devouring Grief…
COLUMN OF HEAVEN
Gnarly Photo Essay.Stream.Free Download

All Photos & Text by Darryl Reid Column of Heaven. “Well that was fucking insane”. These are first words heard in the dead silence immediately after Toronto’s Column of heaven destroyed a local venue here in Ottawa and I have

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Everyday Torture
How the Abu Ghraib Images Redefine Photography

As the President gets us all psyched up to commit more atrocities abroad, let’s reflect on the reality behind the lies. It’s regime vs. regime, and us citizens just get in the way. Our noble military will travel overseas to

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Music Graveyard
Abandoned Record Factory

In Spetember 2009, photographer Frédéric Thiphagne of Les Mains Noires went to a mysterious and terrifying place – an abandone record factory, just two weeks before demolition. The scenes he captured are powerful and strike a chord with any music

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Seven Stories… Milton Stille

Photographer: Milton Stille Site: notyourscene.ca Based in: Vancouver, BC ONE This is Converge, circa October, 2002, in Milan, Italy. I spent six hours on a train both ways to get to this show and back. I was completely unversed in

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Spazz Punk Freaks
Pregnancy Scares
Rad Photos Essay + Stream

All Photos & Text by Darryl Reid Pregnancy Scares The first time I ever saw Ottawa’s own spazz punk freaks Pregnancy Scares I had a mic stand thrown into my chest. It might have been the Mic stand or the

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Religious Modification or Mortification?
Rifai’i Dervishes of Kosovo

A lot of body modifications practiced in the West today have their roots in religious or cultural practices of Eastern peoples. Tattooing, piercing, filing teeth (ok maybe not donut heads) are all a part of the spiritual beliefs of old

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Deafheaven:Retox:
Wreck and Reference:Wife
Intense Photo Essay + Live Review

Text and Photos by Matthew Grant Anson There’s something special about Deafheaven, that much is clear. Regardless of the outlet (New York Times, anyone) that has lauded the band’s shoegaze-ish black metal (blackgaze is not a thing, okay), the band

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