THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND: A HEAR A REVOLUTIONS A...
Weatherman, known colloquially as the Weathermen and later the Weather Underground Organization (abbreviated WUO), was an American radical left organization. It originated in 1969 as a faction of Students for a Democratic Society composed for the most part of the national office leadership of SDS and their supporters. Their goal was to create a clandestine revolutionary party for the violent...
creative energies > insatiable curiosities?
Artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organiser, fashion editor & project manager Piers Atkinson’s headwear collections are something else… for more: http://www.piersatkinson.com
we jam econo: the story of the minutemen
This will be week 4 of free rock documentaries at Strange Matter! This Wednesday at 7 pm Max will be playing We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen. If you haven’t checked out Strange Matter yet, at the old 929 space on Grace Street, you no longer have any excuse. “The Minutemen were a rock band from San Pedro, California. Through interviews with members Mike Watt (bass) and...
Meet me at the center of the earth. anything for...
Nick Cave’s collection of “soundsuits” titled Meet Me at the Center of the Earth is on display til May at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Soundsuits are sculptures made up of layers and layers of different materials. Some of these outrageous pieces are made to be worn and performed in, acting like large wearable musical instruments. Drawing what seems to be equal influence from...
FOUR MOVIES AND FASHION PART ONE
WEST SIDE STORY: TANGO SCENE: I first saw West Side Story in a music class in 5th grade. My teacher Mr. Cooley found it very necessary for us to learn the recorder and all the songs and dances from the modern Romeo and Juliet. The bright well tailored ruffled bright dresses will always stick in my mind. TO CATCH A THIEF: GRACE KELLY AND CARY GRANT: Exquisite fashion, sex, scandals. The...
Kelly Thompson: Fashion Photographer and...
Kelly Thompson is a fashion photographer and illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand. Her detailed work has been seen in several fashion magazines around the world. She has appeared in Neet Magazine, Karen, Pulp, Flouro, Yen and Lucire. She is dominating her field. http://www.kellythompson.co.nz/main.html -Marshe
We are the lazer vikings
This genius, otherwise known as Elzo Durt is from Belgium, and Marshe & I will try our hardest to meet him next time we’re there….In addition to the amazing images below, it was cool to see he’s done tshirt designs for the Locust & An Albatross. CHECK IT ALL OUT< SERIOUSLY> http://www.elzo.be
Good Old Viktor & Rolf for Dazed & Confused
photography by Josh Olins, styling by Katie Shillingford
MOVIES THAT ROCK: ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES
COME SEE THE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY “All Tomorrows Parties” Wednesday at strange matter 929 west grace street Richmond Virginia. It’s FREEE and there is free wifi, Good vegetarian food and VIDEO GAMES… Have you ever wondered what summer camp with Nick Cave, Daniel Johnson, and Iggy Pop would feel like? This stunning documentary should give you some idea, conjuring a glorious kaleidoscope of the...
JERKING FOR RUMORS: RUMORS STYLE
Some people will go to great length to get themselves a pair of affordable skinny’s from Rumors. Check out Rumors Official dance squad. Thanks for the video. You guys are mad fresh. You will be receiving 25 percent off of your next purchase. Feel free to make your own videos and we will hook you up on the internet and in the store. -marshe
Polyrhythm: Fashion Oragami
Ahhhhhh check out this amazing new collection by Tina Kalivas. Great interview at http://www.dazeddigital.com/Fashion/article/6124/1/Polyrhythm
Shoplifting from american apparel
Has anyone read this book by Tao Lin? Is it worth adding to my ever growing pile of books I want to finish?
There's Aliens in our Midst
One day I will see at least one of AJ Fosik’s 3D wood cut masks. These look beyond amazing. For a great interview with image documentation go to http://www.fecalface.com/SF/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1581&Itemid=92
Have a Mental Margarita
I just watched Earth Girls Are Easy for the first time and fell in love as soon as I saw the name of Geena Davis’ beauty salon: CURL UP AND DYE. Start with the perfect costuming- check out that accessorizing- add in the synchronized dance routines, pair with a young Jim Carrey and Jeff Goldblum, finish with the fantastic one liners, and you have this movie. Check it out if you haven’t...
THURSDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY: DANCE PARTY HEAVEN
If you are feeling that psychadelic spirit. I would suggest going to see Sara & Greg spinning at COUS COUS tonight. Greg and Sarah have one of the most eclectic record collections I’ve ever seen. Come out and dance your ass off its going to be a chillaxin night 900 west franklin richmond virginia 21+ EMPIRE introduces LADIES NIGHT $2 miller lite drafts, Free redbull!!!!! (with...
MOVIES THAT ROCK: INSTRUMENT/FUGAZI @ Strange...
COME SEE THE MUSIC DOCUMENTARY “INSTRUMENT” tonight at strange matter 929 west grace street Richmond Virginia. It’s FREEE and there are free wifi and VIDEO GAMES… Each Wednesday for the next 2 months we will be showing music documentaries that have inspired us. The movie starts at 7:30 I hope to see you all there. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS. Get INSPIRED Marshe’
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Free Showing of The Instrument @ Strange Matter
THE GOSSIP: HEAVY CROSS
SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR THE MONTH IS GOSSIPS: HEAVY CROSS. I’ve always known of Portlands Gossip but I never really sat down and listened to them until I saw them performing in “All Tomorrows Partys”. I immedietly got on emusic and downloaded the latest album. I can’t stop listening to “Heavy Cross” its a real bad dance jam. I am so into dance music going...
FLYING EYES: PSYCHADELIC ROCK FROM MARYLAND
Last week I went to the TRIPLE to see the Flying Eyes a psychadelic band from Baltimore Maryland. I was surprised and delighted to see that the Maryland music scene is becoming so diverse and breeding amazing bands. Please check this band out. They are young, talented and great performers. They’ve played SXSW they’ve played with the Ravenottes. They recently hosted and headlined their...
Model, Designer & Artist Call for Gallery5 Fashion...
Are you a fashion illustrator, photographer, textile designer or jewelry maker? Do you screen print clothing, recontruct old designs, or make new designs yourself? If you can say YES to any of these things, submit your work to be a part of a local Richmond 1st Friday Fashion Event & show! Richmond is full of talented people and we want to showcase your work! for more info visit...
Manipulate Your Own Universe
According to photographer Sølve Sundsbø, he has no style. Despite his versatility, a Sundsbo image is easy to call. His pictures look as if they’ve been digitally altered even though they haven’t been at all. “The great thing about being a photographer is that you can manipulate your own universe,” concludes Sundsbo. “It would be wonderful if the world was inhabited...
Aphte's Secret Cavern
Aphte likes to draw creatures, sometimes strange creatures, sometimes cute creatures, sometimes both. He is 25 & from southern France, finally a reason to go visit. http://cargocollective.com
Bio 101 on Etsy
These dissected knit animals are the coolest items I’ve seen on etsy.com in a long while, made by CraftyHedgehog available from http://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyHedgehog
Nothing is Perfect
“I believe in what I do”. Dandi Maestre strives to make a dialogue with the natural world through her work, including this jewelry made from elements found in rivers, jungles, and shores. What a gorgeous lookbook. http://www.dandimaestre.com
In a Past Life I was Raised by Gypsies
…and i want one of these caravans. A gypsy caravan can be used as a spare bedroom, an artist’s studio, or a place to drink a glass of wine in peace. I hope one day to meet the sweet masterminds behing The Gypsy Caravan Company. http://www.gypsycaravancompany.co.uk
GRINDERMAN: NICK CAVE HARD AS HELL
GRINDERMAN is the hardest shit ever. It is amazing balls out music.Grinderman is self titled project from Nick Cave and various members of BAD SEEDS. The album is raw and primal. It’s like Nick Cave climbed the greatest mountain build a motorcycle lit it on fire pissed on it and then drank a liter of whiskey. I may never listen to anything ever again. Way to go Nick Cave. “No Pussy...
Avenue 805: Cheap Date Nights Rule
2nd experience of Avenue 805’s Cheap Date Night was great. Everything you could want in a nice dinner for an amazing price. Check out their cozy setting at 805 North Davis Avenue This is their Cheap Date Night Menu, available every Monday and Tuesday nights …and the ladies room door…
if you're into punk rock, check this out
Free showing of the 1984 DIY documentary Another State of Mind, featuring Social Distortion & Youth Brigade (and their stay with Minor Threat). The video documents these bands in their early days, trying to play 30 cities in 35 days in a fix her up school bus. THIS EVENT IS FREE. Rumors will be presenting weekly music documentaries at Strange Matter-the new 929 West Grace St place… a...
DOCK ELLIS: LSD TRIP
real trippy man -Marshe’
We are re-opening January 11!
After a week of completing hard renovations & watching lots of movies, we will be opening the store this Monday, January 11! visit www.rumorsrva.com
In a Moment the World Changed Forever
If you’re okay with watching the Earth literally in a state of death, go see The Road, a film by Joe Penhall based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy which I have yet to read…
"I throw all of my obsessions and loves into the...
Check out Fred Tomaselli’s amazing collage infused paintings: for more visit www.jamescohan.com/artists/fred-tomaselli/
Pay to Intern at Versace?
Versace is auctioning off an internship at their New York offices for CharityBuzz. There have already been 11 bids, and the price is up to $3,250. They are guessing it will go for $5,000…
But Who Doesn't Already Like Comics?
Bluewater Comics is expanding on its collection of biographical comics, which includes the Female Force and Political Power lines, and they’re featuring Lady Gaga. This Fame series will focus on “culturally relevant celebrities and other pop culture icons.” Over the past year we saw an opportunity to broaden the scope of who reads comics,” says Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, “There...
The Victorian Costuming is Something Else...
Last night I went to see The Young Victoria at the Westhampton, the only theater in Richmond that hosts limited released independent movies. Not only were the acting and settings fantastic, but the costumes were beyond anyone’s highest expectations. What stood out the most to me, was the pretty much equal focus on men’s and women’s fashion….and the ladies were pretty hard...
THE COLDEST WINTER: ITS FREEZING
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT: EARTHLY ART
Since its launch 10 years ago, in 1999, the Landsat 7 satellite has been orbiting the Earth under the command of NASA and the USGS, compiling incredible images of our planet as seen from space. As part of an effort to introduce the public to the research work completed by the Landsat Program, the USG NATIONAL CENTER for EROS introduced the “earth as art” online gallery of pictures...