NEW MUSIC: NIGHT BEATS
Seattle based group Night Beats are going to be blowing your fucking mind in September. I’ve been listening to them alot over the past week, getting through a bunch of tins every session – really good times. I feel they’re not a good band to have on while operating heavy machinery. But I do feel strongly about how…
FROM THE MAG: RENNIE ELLIS
We featured the photography of Rennie Ellis (1940-2003) in issue #38 of MC. He gained access to-and the trust of-people and scenes that most shutterbugs would cower from. Take a look at some of his iconic shots here.
MC PHOTO COMP 2014 NOW OPEN
That’s right, entries are now open for the Fourth Annual Monster Children Photo Competition. We are giving the world’s shutterbugs the chance to enter their best photographic work and win up to 25k.
FYF FESTIVAL 2014
Over the weekend, almost every good band in the universe graced the stages of the LA Sports Arena for FYF Festival. It was an incredible weekend, and if you were there, you’d agree. If you weren’t, you totally blew it, man.
Chicken Soup: Ozzy Wright
You’d best check out Ozzy Wright running amok in Bali, sampling some of the finest chicken soup in the land. Filmed by Tyler Bell during a recent Indo adventure.
ALBUM REVIEW: TY SEGALL
You know those bracelets people wear that ask ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ I think I’m gonna get one that asks ‘What Would Ty Do?’ Because there are certain people you just have to trust in life, and he seems like one of them.
Sammy Winter Stance Socks Clip
Our mate Sammy Winter is the latest addition to the Stance Socks Punks and Poets team. Check out the clip of him skating in his hometown of Sydney.
SMOKE: SUNGLASSES OR WHATEVER
Some company sent me some shades. They’re ok, I guess. dblanc.com
TRUE STORIES: THE RING
No, not the movie, the thing that nearly took my finger off. On a recent road trip I bought a ring from a Navajo lady selling jewelry on the roadside in Monument Valley. Incredibly, she was the first Native American I’d met in the whole fourteen years I’ve lived in America. ‘Well then,’ she said,…
STORE: POLER STUFF FLAGSHIP
I don’t camp and I won’t camp. As a child I was forced to go camping all the time; my dad was obsessed with it. He’d load up the family car (an ex-postal vehicle christened ‘The Bongo Van’ by my school friends) and we’d go bush for four days at stretch, crapping in a hole…
Bust Crew series on offthewall.tv
Vans offthewall.tv has a new skate video series titled “Bust Crew”. It features a collaboration of Bust Crew and Cellout. Bust Crew is filmed with a VX1000 by Will Rosenstock while Cellout is done by Brent O’Donnell with an iPhone.
VOLCOM DOCUMENTARY: VEECO
Veeco: A Volcom Filmmaking Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and goes behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share tales from Veeco Productions inception to the present day.
Reveal: James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra
On the eve of James Jirat Patradoon’s solo exhibition at the RVCA Gallery in Melbourne, he sat down with curator Matt Rabbidge to talk about new material and working with Black Sabbath.
Lens: Stay Weird California
You know when they say a dog looks like their owner and visa versa, well this was a perfect example. They both looked cooked and quite ready to throw in the towel.
NEW MUSIC: ACTION BRONSON – EASY RIDER
Under the mastered direction of Tom Gould, Action Bronson heads off on a acid fuelled quest across the desert to retrieve a sacred guitar and shred on into the night.
A Night out in Brooklyn on VANS
This Thursday, let Vans take care of you. They will be hosting two parties in Brooklyn on August 28 – Vans Boardshorts Pool party in Williamsburg and the Get-N Classic film premiere at the House of Vans.
BRIXTON X CO-OP
Brixton took over the Manly Co-Op store last night to celebrate the release of their Spring 2014 launch. Burgers, wings, beers and bourbon flowed as the Straight Arrows took over the top floor and blasted out a powerful set for the hand selected crowd. This is how range releases should be done! Now, where’s the…
PHOTOCOMP: 2013 ACTION WINNERS
The 2014 Monster Children Photo Competition opens August 29. Enter for your chance to win up to 25k. Last year’s winners in the Action category were insanely good. Check out their photos here.
LIVE REVIEW: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
When I heard DFA 1979 broke up in 2006, I was so bummed. But at least we got that one album, I thought. By 2014, I’d long retired the hope of ever seeing them live again. And then last thursday happened. I saw them live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.
I saw most of 20,000 Days On Earth
This movie is fucking brilliant, but before I start gushing, let me tell the story of how I came to see it before its release. It’s no secret that I’m a big Bad Seeds fan, so when I heard there was Nick Cave documentary coming out I got really excited. I hunted down the PR…
BETTING ON HORSES WITH FOALS
We cornered English band Foals and made them talk about lingers, pick up lines, presents and their desire of Australian Women. It may be down to convict bad girl blood, lifestyle, or something harder to define.
PHOTOCOMP: 2013 GIRLS WINNERS
The 2014 Monster Children photo competition is just around the corner. This year’s comp opens September 1. Last year’s entries were insanely good. Get inspired by the winner and finalists for 2013′s GIRLS catergory.