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Luis Franco

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By Mike Slobot in New Art on Thursday 29 December 2011

North Carolina artist Luis Franco is heavily influenced by old school hip hop and cultural issues in his incredibly bright colored and extremely cool takes on classic album covers, social issues, and pop culture. His trademark hair pick with a fist ties all the images together.

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The Cool School: a film about seminal LA artists in 50s, 60s

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By Mike Slobot in New Film on Monday 5 December 2011

The Cool School is an excellent look into the lives of some of the seminal artists creating their own scene in Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s. The film focuses around the Ferus Gallery and the artist, actors, and other creative types who were part of its success. Guest appearances come from Dennis Hopper, […]

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Sucktalk with the Sucklord (safe for work)

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By Mike Slobot in New Trends on Tuesday 15 November 2011

For those observing the escapades of The Sucklord, satirical toy artist extraordinaire, Jeremyriad has been doing in depth follow up interviews, termed Sucktalk, with the artist as Bravo TV’s Work of Art Season Two unfolds. The commentary is not to be missed.

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The Slobots: new robots by Mike Slobot

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By Mike Slobot in New Art on Monday 14 November 2011

We just re-launched Slobots with new releases for purchase in the shop from Freund Ein und Freund Zwei and also a short run of smaller slobots: the Kleiner Roboter, Gelb (Yellow) Edition.

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The Violet Burning release a 34 song collection

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By Mike Slobot in New Music on Tuesday 8 November 2011

Hailing from Southern California, The Violet Burning have been rocking venues since 1990’s first release, Chosen. The band is currently on tour promoting the new three album set, The Story of Our Lives: an ambitious 34 song collection of all new material filled with heart-ripping honesty, peaceful ballads and straight-forward rock and roll.

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Amplified Art: a collection of gig posters

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By Mike Slobot in Cool Websites on Tuesday 8 November 2011

Amplified Art specializes in the art of the concert poster, and the collection of gig posters by well-known and unknown artists is a treat for the eyes. Everything from the Black Eyed Peas, to the Black Keys, to the Black Crowes, can be found in the gallery and in the online shop.

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Dive: the new album from ambient artist Tycho

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By Mike Slobot in New Music on Tuesday 8 November 2011

Scott Hansen, the multi-talented musician, graphic designer and artist known as Tycho, will release Dive, a new album of his trademark ambient/downtempo/techno on November 15. Fans of moody electronic music will love the vibe of Tycho. A free preview song from the forth coming album is available on the Tycho website now.

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