You've seen his art. The skulls, the decapitated cops, the homoerotic hardcore flyers. If you've ever thought of flirting with New York City's heavier underground--both with shows and with punk--you know the image. His name is Alex Heir. He's the mastermind behind the clothing line Death/Traitors. ... More >>
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Anamanaguchi do Their Nintendo Rock
It's upscale anarchy in The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is slightly loosening up its tie with their latest Costume Institute exhibition "PUNK: Chaos to Couture," which opens Thursday and is on view through August 14. "Punk began as an impulse, as a feeling," curator Andrew Bolton said during a press preview this morning. ... More >>
Jeffrey Dahmer, meet alien dinosaur
Yann Tiersen Irving Plaza Friday, April 27 Better than: Most of the Philip Glass and Stephin Merritt music I've heard. Skyline, Yann Tiersen's seventh studio album, is only the second album of his current deal with Anti- and, like 2010's Dust Lane, it pioneers sonic territory structurally differen ... More >>
Gagosian Gallery hosts a display of the late artist's spot paintings
The Song: Tyler, The Creator, "Bitch Suck Dick" The Crimes: Ugh. There really is no winning when one discusses the output of Tyler, The Creator, the leader of the West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future, a skateboard-riding LA dude who this year showed the world that he loved the Neptunes and his ... More >>
The iconic '80s style of Vivienne Westwood
style.comL.A.M.B.If there were a venn diagram of the final three shows we saw for Fashion Week, the central overlap would simply read "these are clothes" - because beyond the very basic scale of function, these designers had absolutely nothing in common in terms of aesthetic, quality, or succ ... More >>
Jean SimmonsAnd there were a lot of them, all with a legacy of astounding achievements well worth reflecting on! Rue McClanahan? Elizabeth Edwards? Teena Marie?
Jay Reatard, gone but not forgotten.It is depressing but accurate to note how inexorably the internet bends toward death, and how much of the work of professional critics these days is announcing it, verifying it, and making sense of it (often in that order, unfortunately). Michael Jackson, a ... More >>
"Wild and crazy, like an animal let loose, but an innocent little girl with it too" is how Ari Up would later recall her 15-year-old, dreadlocked, Slits-fronting self, telling Simon Reynolds: "It wasn't to shock anyone." But shock people it did. The Slits began playing their inept, dub-damage ... More >>
Rock 'n' roll legends caught on camera
When it comes to high-art subversion, these guys still have everyone whipped
via Drowned in SoundA maddening genius, a calculated pixie, a man who turned rage into dollars, Malcolm McLaren was the managerial brains behind the poetic outbursts of the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants, and other acts of the fashionably angry era. He was the godfather of punk, ... More >>
Figured this one deserved an encore.In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase "Eat a hot bowl of dicks" for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it'll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, "Cop ... More >>
From the Brooklyn Museum's Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, opening tomorrow. Photo by Andy Earl, who got the idea to pose the band after Manet's 1863 painting Le dejeuner sur l'herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) from their manager, Malcolm McLaren. Annabella ... More >>
London's Daily Telegraph reveals that Vivienne Westwood (sorry, Dame Vivienne Westwood), mainly known for ripping up clothes with Malcolm McLaren, has asked people connected with the Sex and the City franchise, including Sarah Jessica Parker, to let her help write the upcoming sequel. Westwood desig ... More >>
A kinda grand tour of the city's new, giant public art. And speaking of dips, look in the East River.
Lou Reed hangs a photo show, and other tales of Fashion Week
Sass, radical chic, and the inevitable emanation of shanty house theory, but is that enough?
Wild Boys Duran About, Win MTV Award, Dance on Sand
Shockingly, No 50 Cent Parody Yet
Up in Heaven (Not Only Here)
Oozing Pus, Monster Trucks, Bleeding Brains, Broken Glass, and Beaver
Just Wanna Stay in the Garage (Rhymes With 'Carriage') All Night
Thoughts on Newness for the New Season
One EP Forward, Two-Steps Back