Ian Valdez was your normal punk kid at a show, until something magical happened.
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.
“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.
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.
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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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.
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 […]
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.
Juiceboxxx is vibrant source of energy, guiding us all to the Thunder Zone, a place where music is good, and parties don’t suck.
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.
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??
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.