Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Subway Art - 25th Anniversary

One of those things that will make you feel old, is a book that you used to see and covet when you were a kid. A book that helped spread the word.

This May, Chronicle Books will published a beautiful new deluxe edition of Subway Art – long considered the bible of the worldwide graffiti and street art movement, this sumptuous large-format book will include 70 additional images, and new introductions and an afterword that highlights where many of the artists and taggers in the book are now.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Ron Asheton - The Stooges

Another tribute to Ron Asheton, but it really can't be stressed enough the importance of MC5 and The Stooges who's musical risk-taking brought us the indie-punk-rock music of today.

When I heard about The Stooges reforming after all these years, I thought it was such a dreadful idea, but we then decided to see them at a special one-off show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (their first London performance since 1972, and only their second London show ever), performing their entire Fun House album followed by songs from the first album and Skull Ring. The show, which was the first in the All Tomorrow's Parties-organised "Don't Look Back" concert series - was great.

Another fabulous picture find from Susi a.

And checkout those outfits!