Ever get in a fight when you were a kid? Good.

Ever met someone who’s never been in a fight? (or at least injured due to some freak accident or their own stupidity, or some shitstorm that fits into all 3 columns;I don’t know man, just something) They’re fucking weird. That shit HAS to happen at some point, or you grow up thinking that everything’s okay and you won’t get fucking yolked for pulling some bullshit, or that fights are some alien thing that doesn’t actually happen in the real world. I’ve gotten the shit kicked out of me at a few points in my life. Getting punched in the face a couple times is life-affirming. It’s a good way to remind yourself that you’re still living.

(It’s also good to read Fight Club as a teen as well, so that you KNOW that employment, consumerism, and infrastructure are bullshit and you have something to rage against during your formative years, and probably hate yourself for giving into later as an adult. Shit, reading that should be a required rite of passage for 15 year olds. Or at least watch the fuckin’ movie, ya lazy assholes)

(The ending of the movie is waaaaaaaaaaaay better though. Not gonna front.)

You are not the shitty movies you’ve made in the last ten years of your career.

But aside from the whole “feeling alive” thing, if Kimbo Slice has taught us anything, it’s that organized backyard fighting on the innernets can bring you a good amount of fame (until some pink-haired dude knocks you the fugg out and exposes you for being kind of a huge pussy) Some students in Missouri have that shit all figured out, and they’ve brought a lot of attention to themselves by posting videos of organized fights on Youtube and Facebook. The school administration, as well as a handful of worried parents, have expressed great concern over these “troubled” students. The fights can’t be stopped by the school, because they are done on private property, and no one has come forth as a victim. When asked if the bouts were for fun or out of anger, one of the boys said “probably both.”

Other than attention, it may have also gotten someone hella paid; the videos are long gone from YouTube, and the only news source that has it is Fox, which means…well, you put two and two together there.

Here’s the video, direct from the source (or the new source, I guess, via what I imagine was a nice payday):

In a statement on the issue, Phil Collins had this to say: “Like we wanted to be ballplayers when we were kids, They want to be like the big stars on Facebook and MTV and that kind of stuff.”

Editorial time (as if this whole thing hasn’t kinda already been): Kids getting out aggression by fighting one another is not a bad thing. It’s better than doing meth, or shooting up. It’s also better than them sitting in front of a computer for hours on end, or bottling up angst. If the school is really that concerned about their students fighting for fun, they should organize a boxing club and get someone who knows what they’re talking about to instruct these kids.

(What’s Kimbo doing these days, anywayzzz?)

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.