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This Black Metal Guy, Russell Nachman


There is something extremely comforting when a person says, “these guys,” and theyʼre talking about the characters in their water-color paintings. Any time I walk into a room and someone, throws on a Kris Kristofferson record and gladly accepts the six pack of beer Iʼm offering, I get this feeling like, “Shit. Weʼre gonna get along.” Suffice to say we started to get cozy in no time.
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Ten Years of MC // Raymond Pettibon


Artist Raymond Pettibon's work is featured in our book "Ten Years of Monster Children Magazine." Read Jamie Brisick's interview with the elusive but iconic Pettibon from Issue 28.
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What Daryl Angel Did Today


What does Daryl Angel do each day? Does he play basketball? Does he steal fruit? Does he make necklaces out of macaroni and give them to the homeless? The answer in each case is no. So what does he do each day? Does he write Frasier fan fiction? Does he furiously masturbate to a photo...
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This is one of the best skate flicks we’ve ever seen–if we do say so ourselves–and you gotta watch it. If you only watch one video featuring Austyn Gillette, Josh Matthews, Joey Peppers, Peter Ramondetta, Dylan Rieder, Kevin Terpening, and everyone’s favorite foul-mouth, Sammy Winter today, let this be it. Below are images from the...
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Everybody In: Episode One


Episode One features Costa Mesa surf-rock band The Growlers as they prepare for their absurd annual neo-psychedelic twelve-band festival 'Beach Goth' in Southern California.
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Posted by Monster Children - 15.04.2014

Return of the Dragon

This Thursday, Mark Richards Surfboards and Doomsday Store are collaborating on a limited-run of t-shirts and hand-shaped surfboards inspired by the Bruce Lee Dragon logo. Back in the winter of ’71, an out-of-money MR had a local artist create a logo for his new surfboard company with Bruce Lee posters as inspiration. “He drew me…

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Posted by Paige - 15.04.2014

Knost and Ford, Panama

Alex Knost and Ford Archbold surf a fun, closeout beach break in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. This wave looks way better than it actually is. It breaks like 5 feet from the sand in super shallow water. Do not be fooled, Bocas Del Toro is a super cool and really beautiful place, but the waves…

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Posted by Katja Horvat - 15.04.2014

Captivating Synchrodogs

That moment when imagination and reality come together, blending in a mesmerizing outcome. Haunting images with an eerie feel despite all the color use. Meet the Ukrainian art-brut savage duo Synchrodogs.

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Posted by Monster Children - 15.04.2014

4 O’Clock Lunch: Triumph of the Pill

Since I’ve recently abandoned being a slave to linear time after watching too much “True Detective” I invite you to enjoy this old review of the Coachella festival. Just replace any band names with ones that are actually playing this year. Super easy. It will be like Biff finding the sports almanac from the future…

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.04.2014

Aika Collective: Surf Photos

Aika Collective, the online photo print shop, is now selling surf images in addition to their impressive list of skate shots. Their new list of surf photographers include Zak Noyle, Chris Burkard, Ray Collins, Brian Bielmann, Grant Ellis, Peter Taras, Tom Carey, Warren Keelan, Deb Morris, Timo Jarvinen, Ben Thouard, Matt Clark, Nick Lavecchia, Javi…

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Posted by Monster Children - 14.04.2014

Lens: Matt Lief Anderson

July finally came around and I headed home from where I was living in Istanbul to start the trip I was planning for months: A trip 4,000 miles from LA to the last road north in Alaska’s Arctic Circle.

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Posted by Paige - 14.04.2014

Kenneth Anger’s Lucifer Rising feat. Jimmy Page

This Thursday the Ace Hotel DTLA is showing Kenneth Anger‘s film Lucifer Rising featuring a score by Jimmy Page. The two decided to make a “magickal working” film back in the early-’70s. Unfortunately after its completion in ’73, they had a falling out and Anger remade the film for release. Four decades later the original…

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

Mollusk Jeff Divine Show

In the run up to Jeff Divine’s solo exhibition at Mollusk this Sunday, April 12th in San Francisco, his longtime designer/partner Tom Adler has curated a special series of three slideshows, featuring rarely-seen images as well as some of Divine’s most iconic photographs. The event starts at 8pm at 4500 Irving St in San Francisco

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Posted by Crombie - 12.04.2014

Kicks 4 the Kick-less

If you’ve ever been to New York, you’ll know there’re a lot of homeless folks here. But did you ever look at them long enough to notice some are wearing really nice sneakers? It’s a thing! It’s an actual thing, and in 2012, my buddy’s buddy–and soon to be my new buddy–Andre McDonnell (pictured), started…

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

Downtown NY Literary Festival

This Sunday, April 14 McNally Jackson, Bowery Poetry Club and Housing Works Bookstore have arranged the second-annual literary festival with events at each location throughout the day and an after party at Pravda. Their aim is to showcase downtown New York’s literary talent. Here is the schedule for the day: 10:15–11:30AM On the Grid: Stories…

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

Craig Dyer and The Underground Youth

So Manchester, UK-native Craig Dyer likes to write poetry. When he was around eighteen or nineteen he wrote a song named Underground Youth, which was also one of his first amateur poems. When somewhere in the middle of it, he heard Bob Dylan for the first time, he soon realized it’s not science fiction to…

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

My New Roommate

A friend of friend just moved into the loft that I’m subletting in LA. Looking through the new stack of magazines on our coffee table, I found this editorial. Huh. And there she was, the new roommate. Here’s Sahara Ray shot by Purienne for Lui magazine.

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Posted by Paige - 12.04.2014

Surprise Nirvana Show in BK Last Night

After their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the performance at Barclays, Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear joined Joan Jett, J. Mascis, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon and John McCaaluey at Greenpoint’s St. Vitus bar for a secret show. The audience maybe met 100 people. Here are a couple…

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

WEIRD FICTION at As Issued in CA

Tomorrow night from 7-10, As Issued in Costa Mesa is hosting Alex Wasbin and Evan “Stink” Rossell for their collaborative show, Weird Fiction. Each was inspired by their respective grandparents who were artists as well: Alex’s grandmother worked in textiles (including at RVCA) and painting, while Evan’s grandfather was a cartoonist. Riley Blakeway recently filmed…

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

Kris Kidd: Balloon Animals

I had the pleasure of hanging out with the young and talented writer Kris Kidd yesterday. As soon as I get the seven-odd hours transcribed, an in-depth interview is soon to follow. Here is an essay from his recently published collection entitled I Can’t Feel My Face, sold at a BookMarc near you. In June…

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Posted by Chris - 11.04.2014

D’BLANC available now

Italian-made D’BLANC sunglasses available now in store and online. Film by Jason Lee Parry featuring Kel Markey, Derrick Disney, Taylor Dunfee and Troy Elmore with music by Thee Oh Sees.

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

Protest for Ai Weiwei in NY Tonight

Tonight in Brooklyn, PENS American Center is staging a protest in support of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whom the Chinese government has banned from attending his own show in Brooklyn on the 17th of April. The demonstration begins at the Brooklyn Public Library where PENS has organized an impressive cast of Ai supporters including Marina Abramović,…

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Posted by Jam - 11.04.2014

JOURNEY: PHILIPPINES BY MORGAN MAASSEN

Recently, surf photographer Morgan Maassen travelled to the Philippines with good friend Chadd Konig to document an incredible effort by locals, surfers, fisherman and relief groups.

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Posted by Paige - 11.04.2014

Tanya Aguiñiga at the Ace DTLA

The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has been open for only 4 months and already its hosted an insane list of acts including it’s opening two-night show with Spiritualized who played their Ladies and Gentlemen album from start to finish. Now that Issue 42 of Monster Children is on the stands, it’s also in…