Archive | COLUMNS RSS feed for this section
furocheforever

FUROCHE FOREVER IMMORTALIZED

An anecdote and spiritual interpretation of the death of Xochil Zack Fortune from a close friend and fellow Dream Brigade member, AKLO.

Read More
male_gaze

UNPIANO: MALE GAZE

There is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you discover that members of your favorite defunct bands have been palling around together and secretly playing music.

Read More
MFWFMU

MISSING FOUNDATION LIVE ON WFMU, 10/12/86

“SORRY ABOUT THE BLOOD ON THE WALLS.” When New York’s legendary cult of rage, Missing Foundation, played in the WFMU studios in 1986, they didn’t destroy the place or set any fires, but you can bet that it was nothing short of complete and utter mayhem. Watch it in full, right here.

Read More
Little-Dragon-Klapp-Klapp-video-608x386

UNPIANO: LITTLE DRAGON

I dare you not to dance to this jam when it comes on in the living room of a house party at midnight. Everyone will be losing their shit like they were 18 and you’ll be like “damn, how’d they just do that?”

Read More
fj-mcmahon_sc

UNPIANO: FJ MCMAHON

Sometimes you just want to breath real deep and talk to a good friend about something heavy that’s been on your mind for some time.

Read More
115488671

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

Read More
UNPIANO BEST OF 2013

UNPIANO: BEST OF 2013

No genres, no concepts, here’s the music from 2013 that made us glad to still be alive, despite all odds.

Read More
charles_bradley_sc

UNPIANO: CHARLES BRADLEY

It’s been a long road back to Brooklyn and when he hits the stage to promote his second album on January 18th, fully expect the walls to melt.

Read More
dec2

UNPIANO: DECEMBER MIXTRADE

Here’s to another year of great music pulled together by some really amazing people. In case we forget to say it next week – Happy New Year jerks.

Read More
na

UNPIANO: NACKT

Unpiano contributor Nackt put out his first release early last week on Chillin Music

Read More
ac

UNPIANO: ACTION BRONSON

The first Blue Chips was an instant classic, and the sequel delivers more of the same, riding the line between goofball samples and hard-edged classic NY raps.

Read More
nispey

UNPIANO: NIPSEY HUSSLE

Funny that the best dirty south mixtape all year would come from LA, but I’m not complaining.

Read More
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

UNPIANO: MARK & SUZANN FARMER

Do you know how many pills I had to take this morning to be able to get out of bed?

Read More
SKY2K_Web_sc

SANDY KIM @ MUDDGUTS

SANDY KIM ‘SKY2K’ RELEASE PARTY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15TH AT THE BRAND NEW MUDDGUTS SHOP IN BROOKLYN. THERE WILL BE A SHOW HANGING AND A SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST. COME BUY A COPY, HAVE SANDY SIGN IT AND HANG OUT. IT’S GONNA BE REALLLY FUN.

Read More
arcade_fire_sc

UNPIANO: ARCADE FIRE

‘You Already Know’ sounds like exactly like The Smiths! So you basically have a mash-up of The Smiths and Arcade Fire? What else could you want you spoiled bastards!

Read More
ks_sc

UNPIANO: KELLEY STOLTZ

Pitchfork hated it, but then again they have always had it in for any band from SF that wasn’t Thee Oh Sees. Besides those dudes have been getting it wrong for some time now.

Read More
hhsa2013_sc

UNPIANO: SEPTEMBER MIXTRADE

Another AC masterpiece. I love you buddy. You make the best mixes and somehow make even Vampire Weekend seem cool. Thanks for teaching me how to trade.

Read More
sk3_flyer_750px

UNPIANO BOOKS: SANDY KIM

This weekend in honor of the New York Art Book Fair, Unpiano Books is releasing a limited number of SKY2K – new work by photographer Sandy Kim.

Read More
af_sc

UNPIANO: ARCADE FIRE

James Murphy is all over this supposed AF single and I can’t say I’m mad at it – though maybe it’s a little boring?

Read More
aug_sc

UNPIANO: AUGUST MIXTRADE

Damn maybe it’s all the Xanax I’m on or something, but this mix chilled me the fuck out. And not in like an ambient way – in a pop way. Do you know how hard it is to find pop songs that can mellow you out?

Read More

SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh […]

TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.