Superchief founders Ed Zipco and Bill Dunleavy

Introducing: The Superchief Gallery

In three years of Superchief, we’ve been through some crazy phases. There were a few grimy clubhouses over on Broadway in Brooklyn, a lot of glass bottles broken and legendary parties. (Remember that four-floor dance party with people lined up around the block and trying to break down the fence in the back yard?) Or for that matter, the time we hung out with three members of the Wu-Tang Clan there all day and smoked weed?

Whether you’re up-to-date with Superchief history or not, we’ve got our most exciting announcement to date for you today. Ohh man, we are really excited to talk about this one, too. We finally grew up and got ourselves a full on art gallery. As our friend DJ Dirtyfinger put it, “Superchief’s all grown up and sexy.”

At the Superchief Gallery, we’ll be throwing art openings for our most creative and talented friends, and really take a stab at selling some of that art. (We’re really rolling in connections these days.. it seems like every rich lunatic we meet just can’t get enough of us, and we’re just following that as far as we can go.) Anyway, the first official art opening is for some friends from Miami, and it’s coming up this week – so subscribe to our updates and stay tuned.

Superchief Gallery, Brooklyn NY

The location is amazing too. We’re at 136 Jackson Street, three blocks from that brand new swimming pool at McCarren Park and right in the middle of Williamsburg. It’s perfect for Sunday BBQs, which we’ll be throwing all summer, so come by after going for a swim or a skate and check the place out. While you’re at it, how about sending some of your art by snail mail, cause we’re so excited about the swanky location. Here’s what you’ll need to write on the envelope:

The Superchief Gallery
136 Jackson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

If you don’t know how the US Postal Service works, you could always just email submissions@superchief.tv)

Superchief is Hiring

Now that we’re here, we are running the website from the gallery and office hours are a real thing – and we are staffing up. We are hiring for a variety of positions, so if you are interested in working with us on this exciting new venture, get in touch! Email editor@superchief.tv with work samples, art samples, writing samples, a list of skills you have, a list of days you are free to help, or just some ideas to share and collaborate on.

Here are some jobs we are interested in filling immediately:

  • Editorial Interns (Office Assistance, Research, Writing, Blogging, Journalism)
  • Photography/Photo Editing Interns (Covering Art Events, Photography Assignments, Photoshop Work)
  • Video Department (Editing, Documentary Work, Short Video Production, Promotional Videos, Events, etc.)
  • Social Media Interns (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Digg, Reddit, Promotions)
  • Street Team (Flyers, Posters, and other promotions)
  • Event Interns (Dance Parties, Shows, Art Shows, Film Screenings, Parties)
  • Radio Staff and Contributers (DJs, Talk Show Hosts, Podcasters, Technical People)

Compensation: College Credit, Free Food, Free Booze, Free Entry to Shows and Parties, Press Passes to Events, Work and Life Experience, Community, Feeling Alive and Having Fun (Paid Positions also Available and Eventual)

To apply, specify the position you are interested in and email intern@superchief.tv

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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.