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From Where I Am: Ten Years of Touring Musicians in Istanbul Documented

Dean Blunt, Gang Gang Dance, Omar Souleyman and more hang out in the Turkish capital. “They came to İstanbul, where I live. I claimed this city is sad, they thought it is undeniably beautiful,” writes … read more »

POSTED April 15, 2014 12:25PM IN ART+CULTURE, ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS, ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Evian Christ’s interactive Waterfall EP preview site

In advance of his Waterfall EP, Evian Christ continues the welcomed trend of producer-designer collaborations with a stand-alone interactive website offering a stream of the EP before the March 17th release date. Taking its starting … read more »

POSTED March 11, 2014 2:01PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , ,
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Why to Visit the Whitney Biennial: Bootleg Jordans, Painted TVs and a Juggalo Yard Sale

Today marks the opening of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, the museum’s every-other-year state-of-the-union on art in America. It’s the last Biennial before the Whitney moves from its signature Breuer building and the first to show … read more »

POSTED March 6, 2014 6:01PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Theophilus London Reveals the New Look of Lovers Holiday II

Theophilus London is about to drop his new EP, Lovers Holiday II, and gave us an exclusive peek at the artwork. London teamed once again with longtime collaborator Dan Weise of Thundercut, who also did … read more »

POSTED February 12, 2014 5:30PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , ,
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Stream Lolawolf’s Self-Titled EP

Lolawolf, the three-person band comprised of Zoë Kravitz, James Levy and Jimmy Giannopoulos, have released their first EP. It’s moody and mellow synth-pop, held together by Kravitz’ smoky, relaxed voice. I saw Lolawolf open for … read more »

POSTED February 7, 2014 3:54PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,
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Philip Glass to Headline Benefit Concert for Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

On Thursday, December 19th, START HERE, a fundraising initiative of The Office of Culture and Design, will collaborate with Tyondai Braxton and the NY concert venue Le Poisson Rouge to host a benefit for the … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2013 4:16PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Check Out NYC Surf Mag WAX’s New Issue

WAX Magazine is a bi-annual print publication that covers the intersection of art, culture and surfing in and around New York City—a specific but sweet niche. Their mission statement: “We believe that beauty and meaning … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2013 2:50PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , ,
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What We’re Reading: Harry Gassel

Tired of reading the same recommended books from the usual sources? Just think of our weekly What We’re Reading column as your non-committal book club with FADER and some of your favorite bands. For this … read more »

POSTED November 22, 2013 3:39PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, WHAT WE'RE READING TAGS: , ,
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Interview: Alex Da Corte

Artist Alex Da Corte talks the politics of shopping and the mischief of pop See Alex Da Corte’s Essentials page:FADER ISSUE 88 If you have ever been to a supermarket, you know the value of … read more »

POSTED October 17, 2013 1:10PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS Comments (5) TAGS: , , ,
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The Art History of Pusha T: 14 Influences on My Name Is My Name’s Cover

Earlier this week, Pusha T shared a stream of his upcoming album, My Name is My Name. The album’s two striking covers were created by DONDA, the mysterious, Kanye West-directed all-in creative agency that also … read more »

POSTED October 3, 2013 12:25PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , ,