Entries for November, 2008

The Gaslight Anthem Video For “Drive”

The Gaslight Anthem is totally rad.  They remind me of a cross between Against Me! and Cadillac Blindside.  See for yourself here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olwVCye_6Do.

Vans Release Sneaker Pack

Vans has worked with Dutch artist Parra on a sneaker pack. The pack consists of three sneakers – the Chukka, the Era and the Sk8 Hi. All three feature trademark Parra colors and graphics. Via Freshcotton.

Stussy Releases Fixie Caps

Stussy Milan will be releasing a fixed cap in a series of colors. The caps come in black, yellow, red and blue and feature the Stussy fixed logo that we have already seen on a couple of t-shirts this season.

Axl Rose And His Lawyer Are Elisha Douche-Koos

Gun N’ Roses are threatening to take legal action against Dr. Pepper after the company “ruined” the release day of Chinese Democracy with its free soda publicity stunt. Axl Rose’s lawyer Alan S. Gutman has sent a less-than-kind letter to Dr. Pepper CEO Larry Young, saying “the redemption scheme your company clumsily implemented for this [...]

Black Label Celebrates Anniversary With Rad Boards

A couple of artists got together to design an artist deck anniversary series for Black Label. Participating artists included Todd Bartrud, Jeremy Fish, Natas, FOS and Sheppard Fairy. The artist deck series is now available at Stil Laden.

The Jesus Lizard Reunite

And you can see them at the ATP in Minehead, England in May.  Super Rad.

The Get Up Kids Added To Bamboozle 2009

Holy shit!  Fall Out Boy and Gwar will also be there…

Best Albums Of 2008, A First Glance

This is by no means comprehensive, especially since the year hasn’t yet come to a close.  But, here is my rough list so far: In the singer songwriter category we have… 1) Jessica Lea Mayfield, “With Blasphemy So Heartfelt” 2) Bon Iver, “For Emma, Forever Ago” In the instrumental post-rock category we have… 1) This [...]

Another Renegade Ohio-Based Skate Company Emerges

Ohio has a few renegade skateboard companies, including one called Sleezy Skates. In their own words, the feature homemade spray painted planks from the heart of southern Ohio. Although really crude, they have a large “body of work” that has definitely has an outsider art appeal. What more would you expect from the land of [...]

“Made In America” A Contender For Academy Award?

Word on the streets is that Stacy Peralta will likely be nominated for an Academy Award for his work on his recent documentary ‘Made in America.” Made in America is a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods. This film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young [...]