Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Rocksmith Tokyo Presents

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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This fall, Rocksmith Tokyo is taking us back to the 1990’s, a time of must-have fashion trends and even better music. Using the era's mood, primary color tones and experimental nature, Rocksmith, brings us a successful line up of gear just in time for back-to-school. And what better way to show off this collection? An impressive line up of talented (and pretty cute!) men--Talib Kweli, Jesse Boykins III, XO and Benji, Super Viral Brothers and Influential P and Law--grace the lookbook for this BK brand. Check out the exclusive shots below and see what the Rock (Smith) is cooking.

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Black Lips x GZA

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
1042127_height370_width560 What happens when you mix the Black Lips with GZA, you get what Pitchfork's Tom Breihman describes as "more of a mess than anyone could've possibly imagined." Separately, we love The Black Lips and GZA and somehow find it hard to believe that both of these amazing artists wouldn't create something cool together. The Black Lips's track, The Drop I Hold, featuring GZA has leaked and is officially available on iTunes May 5th. Get ready to hear what some may love or hate or love to hate. Source: Pitchfork

Selector Tours Tokyo

Thursday, April 30th, 2009
picture-64 Selector, a new initiative by owners of Nixon and Lifetime Clothing, is getting ready for its Tokyo tour. The first show will take place May 9th at PLSMIS Gallery in Aoyama, Tokyo and will feature works by artists from international cities including New York, L.A, Stockholm, Montreal and of course Tokyo. Some of the big names on the bill include Liam Maloney from Montreal, New York's Mario Hugo, and our personal favorite Vancouver's Jody Rogac. The Selector team also promises a long night of karaoke so get practicing. The show may even inspire you to hit some Whitney Houston notes. Cool project Selector, now we're waiting for a North American tour, please. Photos by: Liam Maloney

Saudi officials, meet the M.O.B.

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
saudirape_1Married to the Mob asks if a child gets raped in another country and no one's around to hear her, does she make a sound? And when Married to the Mob takes a stand against the rape and marriage laws in Saudi Arabia, do they make a difference? The answer to both is yes. In response to the current child bride and statutory rape outrage (please see story here) Married to the Mob and the M.O.B. decided that watching the news and just being informed was not enough and have taken action. In an effort to raise awareness, the ladies have stenciled the word 'RAPE' onto twelve Saudi flags and sent them to consulates, world media outlets and Mr. Obama himself! Good work M.O.B. We admire your efforts and stand strongly behind you. via. Mob Living

Let’s Blow Stuff Up

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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The Cartoon Network has a new host for their upcoming show, Destroy Build Destroy, and it’s Andrew W.K. As the name of the show alludes to, the series pretty much involves groups of kids blowing up things with wrecking balls, explosions and other destroy mechanisms, rebuilding them into something else, only to demolish them again. We're thinking Andrew W.K. may enjoy this process more than the tweens.

Swatch x Manish Arora

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

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The collaboration between famous Swiss watchmaker Swatch and Indian fashion designer Manish Arora has dropped in Italy. The collection includes five designs: Huge In All, Giant Shimmer (shown above), Dancing Hands, Over Charm and From Within. The watches come in their own unique packaging and a special bag designed especially for this collection. Via Highsnobette and Swatch Collector.