I worked for years in the movies at a Studio before I began painting. It was a great experience overall and helped me understand art better. My new series, A Trip to the Movies, is a bit of a revisit to that time and that world. I used the format of a script as the […]
Ever wanted to be in someone else’s brain? My new series, Welcome to the Journal is a trip inside my head and what I think about via a journal I kept a few years ago. Visually, I combined the look of a classic greeting card with a bit of Deep Thoughts, made famous by American […]
Many things can fuel an artist to create. I Am Not A Hipster follows a singer-songwriter on his cathartic quest to write songs after the death of his mother. This film is an interesting look at the personal struggles of the creative process, all set in the unique world of the San Diego art scene. […]
I was lucky enough to catch the Alterna-Punk band Future Of The Left on tour in St. Louis this winter while I was home for the holidays. I have been a fan of Andy ‘Falco’ Falkous for years, going back to his previous band Mclusky. He is a force of nature. This show featured a […]
Jad Fair is an underappreciated American icon. You may not know him by name, but his old band, Half Japanese, helped shape modern Alternative Rock. Since Half Japanese, Fair has essentially not stopped working. He is as prolific as ever recording new music, as well as drawing and doing elaborate paper-cuttings. His drawings and designs […]
Thinking of going out to see a Hard Rock/Industrial/Metal band? Chances are Hard Rock Chick has seen them before, and probably more than once. On her website, Hard Rock Chick chronicles her musical escapades and personal epiphanies at shows in a cool take on a classic concert review. She is also the Hard Rock and […]
Brian Jones would be proud. We are kind of undergoing a 60s Psychedelic Rock revival in California right now, and I am definitely not complaining. Bands like Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, White Fence, and now Foxygen keep popping up with really great albums. Foxygen’s latest single, San Francisco, is a fun, somewhat trippy example […]
I recently went to see a Pulp concert in Pomona and later stumbled on Kii Arens’ awesome poster from the show. His website is full of great posters with a very unique and refreshing take on Pop Art.
I love a somewhat zone-out, hypnotic, Krautrock esque band as much as anyone. It’s probably the best music to work to for me. Beak> is the next great band in that genre and their new album, > >, is one of the major highlights in music this summer. Fans of Portishead and Massive Attack will […]
Documentary films and music are the two ways I do most of my learning. This documentary is an incredible mix of both, and unlike any documentary I have ever seen. Rodriguez is an overlooked 1970‘s musician (sounds like an American version of Donovan), who recorded a couple albums and then vanished. He didn’t have much […]
Laree Love is a Los Angeles artist and craftsman. His Horse and Anchor bags are one of a kind, handmade, extremely durable and hip, and made out of all vintage materials. Love can be seen at any flea market in the greater LA area in search for the perfect materials for his products.
Palm Springs, California, is way more than just a desert resort town. Photographer Nancy Baron knows this, and explores the true Palm Springs with her work. The city exemplifies the American Dream with it’s mix of people, styles, and cultures. Nancy’s photography is a great trip through modern Americana, bygone eras, and the true American spirit that resides in the desert just outside Los Angeles.
Wallpaper is back! And I used a ton of it in my new Rock Series of paintings. In all of my work, I try to explore the juxtaposition of something innocent meeting something more subversive because to me it’s an exploration of growing up, and the human experience. In this series, I used kids wallpaper to showcase a history of Hard Rock, while maintaining my own visual style and sensibility.