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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.

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TALKING TO REED DUNLEA ABOUT “THIS IS JERSEY CITY NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, A LIVE COMPILATION FROM DISTORT JERSEY CITY ON WFMU (+ DONATE TO KEEP WFMU GOING STRONG IN 2014)

Reed Dunlea is a chill dude who hosts the only real punk radio show in NYC, “Distort Jersey City”, on the largest free-form station in America, WFMU. Every year the station has a fundraising marathon to stay on the air, and different shows offer different swag for pledges. DJC offers a compilation of live sessions from the show, and this years, titled “THIS IS JERSEY CITY, NOT NEW BRUNSWICK”, is the sickest one yet, with live cuts from some of the best bands out there right now. I talked to Reed about the comp, what’s been going on at WFMU, and why you should donate.

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TAPE BAG #2: ALL I HAVE IS MY BALLS AND MY WORD, AND I DON’T BREAK THEM FOR NO ONE.

More shit I’m listening to while I’m trying to ignore you, featuring L.O.T.I.O.N, GG Lohan, Pleasure Industry, KISS, Butthole Surfers and Sinatra.

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PREVIEW STOIC VIOLENCE’S UPCOMING LP, “CHAINED”

Listen to “Two-Faced” off the SoCal punks’ new LP, featuring cover art from Alex Heir and Heather Benjamin.

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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.

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THE FERAL SPIRIT OF KING VINCE

King Vince is a gangster of love, an all-loving flower child hippiethug in the truest sense of the word. He’s a poet in the rap game, and a rapper in the poetry game. His past and current place of living are mostly a mystery, something he keeps away from the public; his soundcloud bio only reads, “King Vince is a feral spirit who cut his teeth in NYC.” Some say he’s a punk street kid, some say he’s an occultist, some say he’s an actor; it’s hard to nail down exactly who King Vince is.

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NEW JUICEBOXXX VIDEO – “THUNDER JAM #8″

Head back into the Thunder Zone with Juiceboxxx’s new video for “Thunder Jam #8″ off “I Don’t Wanna Go Into the Darkness”, featuring Andre Hyland, aka Jesse Miller.

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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?”

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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.

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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.

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THIS FRIDAY: SPECTACLE THEATER PRESENTS “LIQUID SKY”

Heroin addicted aliens in queer, neon, druggy, dystopian scumbag 1980′s New York. Don’t miss it.

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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.

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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.”

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JAPANESE LIMP BIZKIT IS EVEN BETTER THAN AMERICAN LIMP BIZKIT.

aka “BREAK STUFF TO THIS”

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GOOSEBUMPS LIVE ON DISTORT JERSEY CITY ON WFMU

Listen to Goosebumps’ whole set from Distort Jersey City on WFMU last tuesday, plus solid gold hits from Dawn of Humans, Ivy and Creeping Dose.

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THIS GAG SET IS COOL, BUT I HOPE THEY SOUND LIKE WHITE ZOMBIE ON WHATEVER THEY DO NEXT

Olympia’s tortured, deranged post-Hoax punks GAG are pretty much the best thing besides listening to “La Sexorcisto” all the way through that you’ll find right now.

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STREAM THE DEATH SET’S NEW EP, “KING BABIES”, AND WATCH THEIR NEW PIZZA PORN MUSIC VIDEO

Theeeeeeeeeey’re baaaaack.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.