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INTRODUCING THE ‘SUPERCHIEF GALLERY’, OUR NEW ART GALLERY, OFFICE, AND PLAYGROUND IN WILLIAMSBURG

Introducing the SUPERCHIEF GALLERY: Our new art gallery, office and playground.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: SUPERCHIEF RESPECTFULLY ASKS DAVID CHOE FOR 2 MILLION DOLLARS OF HIS NEW FACEBOOK MONEY.

(David Choe: Artist, Traveler, Gambler, Hustler and a Lucky Lucky Boy if his Facebook stock is really worth 200 Million dollars.)  Earlier today the internet lit up with news that David Choe had traded the murals he painted at the facebook offices for stock options in 2005 that are now potentially worth 200 Million dollars. Holy Shit, thats […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: HAVING YOUR REAL NAME ON FACEBOOK IS PLAYED OUT AND STUPID

Dear Superchief Reader, Having your real name on facebook is played out and stupid. (I know, I know, you know. But this is for the rest of you that haven’t realized you can just sidestep allah this nonsense, you dont have to just quit the internet.) I enjoy Facebook. I love my friends, I like […]

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH. I’VE MISSED YOU TOO.

So yeah…. long time no see, guys. We’re back and the site is NEW and mai lourd, it seems like its been FOREVER since we’ve talked. I’d like to start by thanking Rajai Hakki for being our guest editor these past few months. At first, we reached out to Rajai because he was in this […]

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INTRODUCING: JUSTIN SKRAKOWSKI, SUPERCHIEF’S NEW ASSOCIATE EDITOR. (Plus some thoughts on the old Chief days and how good it feels to REALLY start working again.)

(he’s the one on the left, kids. and yes thats him with iggy pop having an afternoon of professional chest-painting and interviewing and miami heat.) Initially, Justin came out the goddamn blue and immediately the whole room just fell in love with the guy. Our first go-around with Justin was during the final death-throughs of Chiefmag […]

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Feminist Video Opinion About A Music Video That I Would Have Missed ENTIRELY if She Hadn’t Raged Against It. Also, I Guess Beyonce Has A New Video Out? (Dude, i dont hear the radio for weeks til i find myself in a gypsy.)

and my dood, i’m serious: if i’m not in a cab then i’m not hearing hot .97 and if i cant get my hot 97 then i dont know whats REALLY hot in the streets and if i dont know whats hot in the streets then i dont know what this bitch is trippin over. […]

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Letter From The Editor: My Thoughts On Japan’s Earthquake. (A Somber, Sentimental Moment.)

When i saw photos of the quake in Japan, i didnt really want to think about it, i didnt want to pay attention to it, i wanted to just let the news cycle refresh with something else, hoping that people are all right, that nothing has changed, that this isnt going to ruin and sadden […]

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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.

FUCKED UP CLOSED OUT 285 KENT’S LAST SHOW (FULL SET)

285 Kent finished it’s run last Sunday night; check out full video of Fucked Up’s headlining set right here.

SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT MIAMI ART BASEL 2013: WILL SMITH CAN SUCK IT.

Superchief Gallery’s showing at Select Fair 2013 is even bigger, better and more batshit crazy than our 2012 showing was – check out photos here, and for homies in Miami, we’ll be at the Catalina Hotel all this week!

STACY KRANITZ’S SKATOPIA (50+ Photos From a Burnout’s Paradise)

Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.