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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.

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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.

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DRINKING AND DRIVING IN URUMQI: AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW DEMETRE

Andrew Demetre’s first book, Drinking and Driving in Urumqi, is the account of one full night as he is driven around the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China by two burly, hard drinking Uyghur political heavies and the mysterious and often elusive love interest that drew Andrew to China’s remote Northwest in the first place. Kurt McVey caught up with with Andrew to discuss the book, his experiences, and why Christian Bale would play him in the movie version.

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Superchief Interviews Schwarz

Baltimore producer/dj, Schwarz is doing big things. Basically, he’s the shit [up in this bitch]. We had the privilege of chatting about Bone Thugs, parties, being misunderstood, and what’s up next in the realm of Schwarz; and there’s mad stuff coming; so definitely look out!

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REVIEW: 'INCORRIGIBLE' GROUP SHOW (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

in·cor·ri·gi·ble – incapable of being corrected or amended: as
(1) : not reformable : depraved (2) : delinquent
b : not manageable : unruly

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SUPERCHIEF GALLERY IN THE PRESS | PAPERMAG & INTERVIEW MAG

While we’ve only just recently been able to catch our breath long enough to get back to writing on our own blog, a couple of media outlets caught wind of what’s going on at the gallery in Manhattan. Just wanted to say thanks to Paper Magazine & Interview Magazine for the write ups, this year is gonna be funnnnnnnnn.

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SUPERCHIEF GALLERY @ CULTUREFIX: 52 EXHIBITS IN 52 WEEKS

Hey everyone in the world, we’ve launched a kickstarter to raise a budget for artists and performers at our new gallery space on the Lower East side. We’ve always done what we do on a DIY / low-to-no budget level, and we’re cool with thattt.. but now that we’re in Manhattan a budget can help […]

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REVIEW: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY MOVES TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE OPENING

A review and photos of Superchief Gallery’s debut exhibition at the new gallery in the Lower East Side. Featuring 20 of our favorite artists and an extended version of the group show we presented at Miami Art Basel.

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THE ULTIMATE JUICEBOXXX POST

Juiceboxxx is vibrant source of energy, guiding us all to the Thunder Zone, a place where music is good, and parties don’t suck.

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INTERVIEW WITH LEO MINTEK OF NYC’S COMMUNIST ROCK & ROLL CREW, OUTERNATIONAL

Outernational is a band who will fight for what they believe in, and they have, for the better part of 8 years now, as NYC’s foremost Communist activist rock band. I sat down with Leo Mintek from the band to talk about politics, music, Occupy, raising $20,000 for their cause on Kickstarter, taking their fight to the borderlands, and their NYC homecoming show tomorrow night.

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Interview with Cheryl Arent and Vanessa Gill of THE STUDIO AT THE DARKROOM

We sat down and interviewed Cheryl Arent and Vanessa Gill of The Studio at the Darkroom- a new DIY studio/darkroom that’s opening up in Bushwick. These girls are rad, and they’re helping out the community. What’s not to love??

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SUPERCHIEF PRESENTS: FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN 2012 (VIDEO)

Friday Night Throwdown is an underground boxing event in NYC. It happens twice a year during Fashion Week, where male models, punk kids, young bloods and what looks like friendly bears fight other NYC locals that wind up in and out of Rikers.

It’s a lot of fun.

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SUPERCHIEF MAGAZINE IS HIRING NEW STAFF, DETAILS WITHIN

SUPERCHIEF MAGAZINE takes an informed but irreverent approach to art, news and culture. It also produces original content like interviews and documentaries. We are now accepting applications for the following positions. Interested? Email intern@superchief.tv

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Interview with RRRoze, Anarchist Author

RRRoze is an anarcho-desperado: a covert renegade waging a silent propaganda war against the shadow government to rescue the mass-consciousness from the hypnosis devices. I met up with RRRoze not too long ago to talk about literature, activism and spirituality. We also discussed his recent novel, So It Ends, which was released on August 2nd, 2012.

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STUDIO VISIT WITH HEATHER BENJAMIN, ILLUSTRATOR OF SAD PEOPLE SEX

We went to Bushwick, Brooklyn to check out the studio of an emerging artist we love, Heather Benjamin. She’s the illustrator and author of Sad People Sex, a comic featuring intricately detailed illustrations of sex and violence.

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Interview with Giovanni Marks, aka ‘Subtitle,’ the Most Stylish & Poetic Rapper in LA

Giovanni Marks’s approach to rapping is as lyrically dense as he is tall. The 6’8” philosophical rapper, who stems from Compton, seems to have more in common with sound poets than his LA peers. I had the pleasure of recently joining Subtitle at ‘Monty,’ his favorite bar in downtown LA. Wearing a button down flannel, necktie and sporting hair taller than Kramer’s, he maintains an appearance that’s as striking and energetic as his music.

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Secret Chief Mixtape #2: Chaos Magik, Black Metal, Spooky Hardcore, Creepy Waltz

You loved the first one, so here’s the second installment of the Secret Chief Mixtape. Check it out for some dark ritualistic sounds, plus dark metal and a little punk rock. Here a little info from the DJ, our anonymous author of our column on the occult, Secret Chief.

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Secret Chief Mixtape #1: Black Metal, Dark Ritualistic Sounds, Occult Talk, Miscellaenous Punk

The anonymous author of our column on the occult, Secret Chief just sent in this really spooky/well-curated mixtape. It’s packed with eclectic Black Metal and evil ritualistic sounds, interspersed with a 17-minute interview about Aleister Crowley and practicing black magic, and is really scaring us because we’re very high right now. Track 11 is even a […]

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Interview with Weird Luke, a Punk Who makes Action Figures for his Favorite Hardcore Bands

Weird Luke is a teenage looking kid with a mohawk who wears a painted leather jacket with studs. I met Luke after I saw him moshing at hardcore shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan a few times- and he told me that he makes his own action figures.

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Interview with Reed from NYC-Punk-Band, DIPERS

Reed told us about fireworks and knife throwing last night at the show, his radio show DISTORT JERSEY CITY on WFMU, his zine, and why the band is called ‘Dipers.’

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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.