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Rockin the Sneaks-Converse Kurt Cobain Chuck Taylors

Posted by jhochstat on June 30, 2008

Uncrate had these upon their site today, and they hit the nail right on the head when they said:

We’re pretty sure this posthumous collaboration should never have happened, but the Converse Chuck Taylor Kurt Cobain sneakers ($50) announced earlier this year are now available. Featuring doodles and words from his personal notebook, the printed shoes are (or aren’t) perfect for hardcore Nirvana fans.

Available at Nordstom in either low or high.

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Happy 29th Birthday Matisyahu

Posted by jhochstat on June 30, 2008

Nobody would have ever believed that a Hassidic Jew could pull off rock & reggae and become a well known and integral member of the music scene.  You have shown that when the music comes from the soul it doesn’t matter where you are from, what you dress like or what your beliefs are.  Your music is truly an individual & moving statement and I for one am glad that you are on the music scene.

Your shows, your music and your message are truly fun and always worth seeing!  Happy Birthday and I look forward to future shows and albums from you for years to come.

Matisyahu Live on Letterman

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Phish & Jay Z-99 Problems/Big Pimpin’ 4 Years Ago This Month

Posted by jhochstat on June 29, 2008

In honor of Jay Z’s headlining performance at Glastonbury this weekend, I thought I’d dig up this once in a lifetime performance from a little over 4 years ago at Keyspan Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.  Still one of the coolest musical pairings I have ever seen and the Phish fans knew every single word!!!!

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Rockin the Sneaks-Kobe in Croc By Sole Junkie

Posted by jhochstat on June 27, 2008

Sole Junkie just finished making these dope Kobe’s, thought everyone should know about them.

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Friday Food-2008 Unfancy Food Show this Sunday 6/29 in Williamsburg

Posted by jhochstat on June 27, 2008

From the Unfancy Food Show Site:

If you attended last year’s show you would expect this from us. We’ll be at the East River Bar, rain or shine, with more and unfancier producers. There has been talk of fried chicken and ice cream in our planning phase but for now we’ve confirmed the following producers for the ‘08 show:

Bronx Bee Honey– Local, seasonal, blow your mind honeys
Cut Brooklyn– Handcrafted, sharp, cool knives right here in Bklyn
Diner Journal– The thoughtful eater’s magazine
Gabriel’s Handmade- Transforming the Northeast’s best pork into pate
Hot Bread Kitchen– Tortillas from actual corn- nothing else, nuff said
Jasper Hill Farm– Some of the finest cheeses in the country, period. (and a cool, humongous project that you want to hear about)
Luminous Kitchens– Fantastic organic, handmade and local snacks
Mast Brothers Chocolate– Insanely good chocolate made by ridiculously nice people, in Williamsburg
McClure’s Pickles– Oh snap! Perfect pickles from the McClure family
NuNu Chocolates– Serious salted caramel chocolates- organic, Brooklyn, yummy
Salvatore Brooklyn– A dreamy version of ricotta made with local whole cow’s milk
Shameless Carnivore author Scott Gold– Signing copies of his meat manifesto
Sixpoint Craft Ales– Brewskies from Brooklyn- for realsies
Tamarack Hollow Farm– Mind altering meats- pork many ways plus real chickens
TastebudsNYC– Focused and fun social group sparking all kinds of conversations about food
Taza Chocolates– Organic stone ground chocolates- texture and taste revelations
Wheelhouse Pickles– Seasonal, fleeting, experimental and delicious pickles
Zippy Bee Kay Sera Honey– Golden NY honey from a flamboyant beekeeper

This year’s poster (and last year’s) was created by our Lady of Design Nancy Nowacek so when you meet her be sure to buy her a drink.

East River Bar
97 South 6th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718.302.0511

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Rockin the Sneaks-Undrcrwn Illustrates The NBA Draft For Adidas

Posted by jhochstat on June 26, 2008

Individual Sole put up a piece earlier today about how Undrcrwn & Adidas have partnered up on the eve of the NBA Draft tonight.

Here is what they had to say:

With the NBA Draft airing tonight, Adidas is getting a little cleaver with attracting the soon to be NBA rising stars to their company.   Adidas tapped street/sportswear company, Undrcrwn to create designs of 5 prospects, which were then printed onto T-shirts and jackets and given exclusively to each player.  Included in this special project is Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, O.J Mayo, Jerry Bayless and Eric Gordon who all got the Undrcrwn treatment.  Sadly all of these special collaborations won’t see a retail release unless they end up signing with Adidas.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Custom Kicks Book by Maki Design

Posted by jhochstat on June 26, 2008

The other night when I was seeing DJ Logic & Project Logic perform (with Hub from The Roots on bass), I received a text message from our good friend Sole Junkie.  He was texting me to let me know that he was in a book about custom sneakers that was just released (and real psyched about it too).  Sole said he made a small yet considerable appearance in the book on pg 210!

The name of the book is Custom Kicks. It was written by Kim Smits and Matthijs Maat of MAKI Design who are based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is what Kim & Matthijs had to say about the book when they broke the news about it on their site at the end of February:

We’ve been working on a book about customized footwear for a long time now.  It is called Custom Kicks and will be published by Laurence King Publishing in May.  The book features the works of about 140 artists including Skwak, Steve Harrington. Chuck Anderson, Mike Perry, Boris Hoppek, Jeremyville, Emil Kozak, Jon Burgerman and many many more.

Here are some photos from the book from the Maki site.

all images © 2007 MAKI ontwerp en illustratie

Customized Maki Design Shoes (Photos by Ciska vd Ven)

MAKI
meeuwerderweg 59
9724 EN groningen
the netherlands
info@makimaki.nl

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Rock Art Wednesday-My Morning Jacket Poster & Jermaine Rogers News

Posted by T Rex on June 24, 2008

Our friends over at Live Music Blog showed this great poster from Radio City by Guy Burwell from the recent My Morning Jacket show this past Friday. Check out Sam’s great review here.

In other artist news Jermaine Rogers sent this email out to his fans.

This is just a quick note to remind any of you in the Manitou Springs, Colorado area that the formal opening of the DERO 72 Studios and Gallery will be happening this Friday, June 27th, starting around 5PM and going on until around 9PM.

There will be a lot of Jermaine Rogers artwork available, past and present…including some pieces that many of you have been searching out for YEARS. There will also be a variety of vinyl toy figures, regulars and rarities. There will be a selection of original artwork on display, a few pieces of which will be for sale. Various test-prints and proofs will be on hand, including many things that Jermaine has squirreled away over the years. There will also be several art prints that Jermaine has not yet released to the general public: these will be available in extremely limited quantity.

As many of you know, the studio/gallery has been opened for several weeks now…so, this ‘opening’ is a formal meet-and-greet of sorts. As we mentioned above, there will be quite a few things that Jermaine will have on hand for the event. The gallery is still in the final stages of initial set-up (we’re still waiting for the custom lighted sign out front to be completed and delivered), but the hundreds who’ve visited the gallery so far have been pleased and impressed. Jermaine will be in attendance, as will studio/gallery assistants, Bianka and Dustin. Come on out if you’re in the area: it should be a good time.

On a side note, we already have 2 separate guest artist showings planned at the DERO 72 gallery in the coming months. The 2 artists in question are masters in the field of poster art, and we’re sure you’ll be excited when we announce who they are. Each is creating work as we speak that will be featured in their respective showings. Jermaine will also collaborate with each artist for pieces that will be released during the showings. More news to come.

Thanks to the fine folks at NOWhere Limited Gallery for developing an efficient shipping program for us and for packing and sending our orders over the past year! Orders, including the most recent batch, are now shipping directly from DERO 72 Studios and Gallery. Questions about shipping and order fulfillment should be directed to: Jermaine@JermaineRogers.com

So, that’s it. Remember, the DERO 72 Studios and Gallery are located at 934 Manitou Ave. (suite #103: in the historic Manitou Spa Building) Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829. The opening is at 5PM-9PM. For more info. call between noon and 5PM Sunday – Wednesday and between noon and 8PM Thursday – Saturday : 719-685-DERO (3376)

Next week, info on the Mars Volta European Tour 2008 print, new art prints, all the news on the Ween Summer Tour series featuring Jermaine and Todd Slater and (it’s time again!) San Diego Comicon 2008!

Good times!

See all past Jermaine Rogers Rock Art Wednesday’s here.

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Bob Gruen’s “Rockers” Exhibit at Morrison Hotel Gallery Bowery

Posted by jhochstat on June 24, 2008

I had the chance to take a walk through Bob Gruen’s “Rockers” exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery on the Bowery today (next to the John Varvados store in the old CBGB space).

If you don’t know who Bob Gruen is (You Should!), here is his description from his own website:

Bob Gruen is one of the most well known and respected photographers in Rock and Roll. By the mid ’70s he was already regarded as one of the foremost documenters of the scene working with major attractions such as John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Tina Turner, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Kiss etc., and also covering the emerging New Wave and Punk bands including The New York Dolls, Patti Smith, Clash, Sex Pistols, Ramones & Blondie.

Just walking through the exhibit was a walk through Rock & Roll history from the 70’s to the present with pictures of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Blondie, Kiss, Elton John, John Lennon and so many more. If you consider yourself a fan of rock music and all the history that goes along with it, you owe it to yourself to go check this exhibit out. It is free and well worth the trip down to The Bowery.

(Photo Copyright Bob Gruen)

Here is the info from The Morrison Hotel Gallery site:

The Morrison Hotel Gallery Presents Bob Gruen’s ‘Rockers’

280 Photograph Installation – Featuring Iconic Images Of John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Debbie Harry And Others – Opens At The Morrison’s New 313 Bowery Location (Formerly CBGB’s Gallery)

WHAT: Rockers – The Photography Of Bob Gruen

WHERE: Morrison Hotel Gallery, 313 Bowery, NYC, 212.677.2253

Noon – 7pm (Sun – Wed)
Noon – 9pm (Thurs – Sat)
Closed on Mondays

ADMISSION: FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

The Morrison Hotel Gallery, the world’s leading purveyor of fine art music photography, is proud to present ‘Rockers,’ the largest-ever installation by one of the most respected photographers in rock & roll, Bob Gruen. Totaling some 280 photographs, many of them never before exhibited in the United States, from John Lennon to John Lydon, Bob Dylan to Bob Marley, ‘Rockers’ opens April 24 at the Morrison’s new 313 Bowery space, former home to CBGB’s Gallery.

‘Rockers’ was originally presented in 2007 at the FAAP University Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where it drew over 40,000 visitors. The Morrison has commissioned acclaimed architect Tito Ficarelli, who designed the ‘Rockers’ exhibit in Brazil, to transform the new 313 Bowery space as well.

Bob Gruen’s work has shaped the iconography of rock & roll. A native New Yorker, he served as John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s personal photographer in the 1970s, a position that would yield two of his best known, and best loved, images of John Lennon wearing a New York City t-shirt and flashing a peace sign while standing in front of the Statue of Liberty. During that time Gruen was also chief photographer for Rock Scene Magazine, where he specialized in candid, behind the scenes photo features. He toured extensively with emerging punk and new wave bands including The New York Dolls, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones, Patti Smith Group and Blondie, while also photographing the biggest artists of the era, including Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, KISS, Elton John and Alice Cooper. Gruen still carries a camera wherever he goes, and continues to add to a body of work that spans over forty years.

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John Lennon Art Show at Hotel Indigo Newton Mass June 27th-29th

Posted by jhochstat on June 23, 2008

The Boston Traveler reported yesterday about the John Lennon art show taking place this coming weekend at The Hotel Indigo in Newton Mass. this coming weekend.

Here is what Imagine Peace has on their site regarding the show:

JOHN LENNON: POWER TO THE PEOPLE
The Artwork of John Lennon in Newton, MA

Legacy Fine Art Productions, in conjunction with Yoko Ono, are pleased to showcase the Artwork of John Lennon in the exhibit’s anticipated return to the Boston area.

‘Power to the People’ is an opportunity for fans from all generations to see the truly artistic side of Lennon. This exhibit will feature hand signed pieces, as well as limited edition prints.

John’s message of peace, hope and love still resonates through his artwork and is even more powerful and provocative on the 28th year of his untimely death.

This ever-changing exhibit has been one of the highest attended art showings in America for the past fifteen years and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities throughout the world. This particular event will benefit The Boston Boys and Girls Club which provides enrichment programs to children at risk in the area.

This internationally acclaimed exhibit includes the largest collection of Lennon’s works on paper ever assembled:

~ Over 100 pieces of art created by John Lennon, encompassing the years 1968 through 1980 featuring selected NEW RELEASES… “Come Together” – “Land of Milk and Honey” – “United We Stand”

~ Rare works from the controversial “Bag-One” suite signed by John in 1970

~ Serigraphs, lithographs, copper etchings and aqua tints of John Lennon’s drawings, signed by Yoko Ono including Song Lyrics and the “Real Love” children’s drawings sketched for his son Sean during the last few years of his life

For a look at john’s art, click here

Exhibition details:
Hotel Indigo
399 Grove Street
Newton MA USA
June 27-29, 11am – 6pm

Tel: 888-ART-1969

Facebook event here.

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