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LEVI MANDEL’S ADVENTURES

Levi Mandel is a photographer who was born in Seattle in 1985. By the age of nine he had already decided that as an adult he would live in New York City. His knack for getting into trouble started early too around that time; in 1997 Levi got suspended from middle school for doing graffiti, and it would be that combination of a gifted eye for composition and inclination towards mischief that would come found the basis for his photography.

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FEATURED ARTISTS THE YOK AND SHERYO: PHOTO/VIDEO OF NEW WORK AND NYC EXHIBITION OPENING INFO

Up and coming artists The Yok and Sheryo have been staying on their grind and have an exhibition this Thursday called “PIPE DREAMS” at Krause Gallery, 149 Orchard St. 7 – 9pm NYC.

They’ll be exhibiting vases they painted in Northern Vietnam and a series of canvas pieces, plates and works on paper & old chinese maps. it also looks like they made some kind of goddamn stoner dragon. shit be niiiiiice.

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Art Made from Marijuana Smoke, Fernando de La Rocque’s Stencils Resonate with Weed Resin

Everything about La Rocque’s stenciling method sticks to the classic technique… except he paints by blowing marijuana smoke onto the paper. He smokes a lot to get the effect- a stain which looks like the brown resin you’d find inside of a well-used weed pipe.

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Featured Artist: JENNIFER MAY REILAND

Jennifer May Reiland is an artist, filmmaker and writer, a modern renaissance woman, who is now travelling the world, making art, writing and exploring.

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Mike Diana’s World of Comic Violence and Antisocial Behavior

Mike Diana, born 1969, is an illustrator and comic artist whose work frequently delves into comic violence and sexual depravity. Much of his work is funny, mocking things like sex, family values, the church, drugs, and generally just “values” in general. To quote the erection-sporting guy on cover of Boiled Angel #6, “I love engaging in antisocial behavior.”

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SMOKE WEED TO THIS: YOSHI SODEOKA’S PSYCHEDELIC ART HAS GOT US TRIPPPIIINNNN

Possibly a better Smoke Weed to This than the last best Smoke Weed to this. Wait, What? I’m high as fuck. Rad art that will permanently solidify your boner for Japanese stuff.

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Featured Artist: Uno Moralez, a Grim and Elusive Illustrator from Bashkortostan

Uno Moralez is an artist that makes creepy gifs, standalone images and comics that he calls digital short stories. His art consists of black and white pixels that look like 16 bit versions of macabre 50′s comic strips. This would probably be found in a pulp fiction series like Terror Tales or Dime Mystery. We’re […]

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Daniel Franke: REAL VIRTUALITY

buy real steroids “Daniel Franke (1982) works as an artist, designer and music video director in Berlin. His works challenge the restrictions of conventional spatial frameworks and – concepts: digital simulations should no longer be limited to an on-screen -display; instead the digital might be imagined as transferable into real space and thus extend perceptions of “the real”. Ultimately […]

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Featured Artist: LucyandBart

LucyandBart, an artistic collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess, explores the genetic manipulation of the human form through the use of home-made “prosthesis”.

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Aboveground Animation: Casey Jane Ellison

If you go to the website of animator Casey Jane Ellison you’ll find that she has in her crosshairs nothing less than “world domination”, and then if you head over to her multi artist project,  Aboveground Animation, you’ll find out that she has created an entire universe that serves as an arena for stories that […]

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER: MATTHEW BRANDT

Matthew Brandt’s “Lakes and Reservoirs” series captures that dreamy longing-for-summer feeling you’ve got right now in NYC. His crisp, nostalgic images of a day on the lake washed with a psychedelic tint reminds you of that time you went camping with your friends for the July 4th weekend and tripped on shrooms the whole time.

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FEATURED ARTIST: Ben Frost

Ben Frost is a Sydney, Australia based artist that makes work that is critical of modern (pop) culture, capitalism and society at large. Heady it is not – you don’t have to read too far into an image of two girls poking at each other’s nipples superimposed onto a pack of Viagra – but it is fun, bright, and kinda makes you feel like you’re in a porno Disneyland.

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TAKANORI AIBA: Miniature-Michelin/Bonsai-Style Hotels

We want to take acid and stare at these for hours, shrinking down to ant size in our minds and walking around in these “Spirited Away” anime hotels for weeks on end.

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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)

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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.