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  • Glen Porter Mini-Euro Tour

    One of our good homies Glen Porter just returned from a little tour through Greece, Germany and Switzerland, sharing psychedelic sounds with the people!   Check out some photos from his trip below.  If you've been sleeping on his latest release, The Open Road and The Smell of Blood, here's your wake up call.

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    First stop, Thessaloniki, Greece to play the Blind Pilots music and photography event, which featured over 80 photographers photos and dj's and musicians from around the world including myself.  The event and people were amazing.

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    Played a private party the next night for the event coordinators, Alex and Alex,  and a small group of friends at the Art House bar in Thessaloniki. 

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    The tour tattoo tradition continued compliments of The Blind Pilots boys.  This time by Greek graffiti legend, JASONE , at his shop "Style Matters" in Thessaloniki.

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    Second stop, Halle, Germany to play a show for the guys at "om ni presents" at Hunhermanhattan.  I love Germany, the crowd was wild, played two sets back to back,  2hrs and who knows how many German beers later, ended up selling out of all of the "the open road and the smell of blood" vinyl I brought.

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    Had a free day in Halle, so Martin and friends showed me around the city.

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    Third stop, Zurich, Switzerland where my show at "Kauz" was broadcast live on GDS.FM after a short interview.   You can hear the whole radio show here.  The glen porter set starts at about 02:07:00.  The interview is at about 01:57:00.

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    CJ / January 22, 2015
  • Ice-T just wants to play some XBox and drink Kool-Aid

    In 1983 Suicidal Tendencies released the classic song Institutionalized, which was a theme song for misunderstood suburban kids-All I wanted was a fucking Pepsi! Ice-T’s Body Count paid tribute to ST on their new album updating the classic song with modern problems. Ice-T just wants to play some Xbox. Watch the video below and prepare to laugh your ass off.

     

    -Michelle

    michelle / January 22, 2015
  • OBEY X HUF PARTY BERLIN & ZINE

    If you are in Berlin next week you are in luck because we we are throwing an amazing party together with our good friends from HUF. The party will also be the official European release for the Bless Off Europe Zine we are putting out together. The zine contains photographs of the Bless Off Europe Tour with The Shrine, Dirty Fences and Death Alley we supported a couple of months ago.

    They were so lucky to have three great photographers on the trip; Dennis Duijnhouwer, Olivia Jaffe and Rick Erfmann. Each of them didn't fail to document the tour in their own style and we will show a selection of their favourite prints at our party in Berlin.

    Death Alley is actually playing the party along side of Modern Pets. And we have Vic Crezée, DJ Porsche (Rockford Kabine), Willy Party and Bert & Ert to make you nod your head, fist-pump or mosh the night away.

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    We are giving out tickets at your favourite OBEY and HUF dealers in Berlin. For more information on how to get your FREE TICKETS CLICK HERE.

    Come early, because we have a small suspicion it gonna be packed. Full means full, even with a ticket.

    -SEBAS

    Sebas / January 14, 2015
  • Sweaty Armpits

    Here are some visuals from shows I recently attended. The live music scene is constantly changing in Southern California. Venues are getting smaller and intimate, merchandise is harder to come by, and the crowd keeps getting younger. I look forward to random phone calls from friends that lead to spontaneous nights at sold out shows....Trippin balls.

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    The Devil was alive all night. This was the only picture I took from "TOKiMONSTA" at the Observatory in OC

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    Last Friday I saw Trippy Turtle live at Avalon in Hollywood

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    The visuals had seizures written all over them

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    Lastly was FLOSSTRADAMUS live at the Shrine Auditorium Last month

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    Stay trippy.

    aaron del rosario / January 13, 2015
  • Weapons of Choice

    Yo. My name is Ayumi. I'm not one to elaborate on my own strange addictions, but nail art is definitely one of them.  I have been at it for several years now, and can attest that these japanese gals have a talent with brushes that exceeds 75% of the tattoo game out there. This time around, I was inspired by a good man Anton Szandor LaVey.  Satanism isn't really my thing, but its definitely entertaining to read, and creatively has some good imagery to go off of.  Put it this way, if I were a Siberian prisoner, my back would be all sorts of covered in murals from the Divine Comedy.  Anyway, ch-ch-check it.

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    Mika, owner, and long time friend of Kawaii Nails (@kawaiinails) is a creative genius and can execute anything from highly detailed sketches to the damn hieroglyphics on one nail. Here's a preview of some of the other highlights.

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     My nails are a different canvas to execute my interests and artwork that I find influential.  From Motorhead to Vivienne Westwood and all things strange, this has become a ritual that exceeds any other beauty regiment most people follow.  It's become a lifestyle and I am absolutely absorbed in it. Moreover, they're great to claw someone's eyes out if you're as short and helpless as I am.

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    Ways to spot me will probably look like something like this.

    -Ayumi [ @socialist_ ]

    ayumi Hanaoka / January 13, 2015
  • Springfield Stitches

    I'm always scouring Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, whatever for uneccesary things that are just so rad I can't help myself. The other day I came across the instagram @wardholly , embroidery extraordinaire and creater of Springfield Stitches.

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    To see more, head over to the OBEY Women's Blog here..

    michelle / January 9, 2015
  • Hello from Roach

    Heyo.... Sarah Roach here- figured I'd start with an introduction. I'm a fairly new addition to the Obey posse- these guys over here seem to think I can work a camera decently enough & I'm stoked to now be a part of such a rad crew.

    On my own time, I travel with my camera as much as possible- along with my boyfriend (who happens to be 10x the photographer I am). We share the same travel philosophies, and we usually end up getting into some pretty incredible shit.

    Our most recent trip to the Sierra Nevada Mts is a great example of how such epicness ensues. I'll share a few of our travel tips with ya. Now, I'm not claiming I hold the key to becoming the ultimate master adventurer of the "Hipster #Campvibes Revolution". I've just found this way of gettin' around to be the most rewarding in many ways. So here we go...


     

    1.  Have ideas, not plans.

    Loosen up a bit. If you go into a trip with a strict list of things to do, it's likely you'll miss out on way cooler stuff just because you couldn't un-wedge that stick from up your ass. We started out with a beginning destination in mind & a few ideas here and there of what we'd like to see. No freaking itineraries. We left early in the morning (also a good tip- get outta bed you bums) and made it to Mt. Whitney portal before most people had their first cup of coffee that morning- talk about feeling like you ruled the day already.

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    Whitney Portal is at 8,000 ft... frigid as shit this time of year and I felt like the bears were already checkin out our situation the second we rolled up. But man it is so beautiful up there. The mountain's infamous minarets (long, thin peaks- it's ok I had to look it up the first time too) tower over the massive evergreens- kinda feels like being in the shadow of a castle.


     

    2.  Google maps is your friend.

    Ok I know this is a long stretch from how the early explorers did it, but I'm sure those dudes didn't feel techno-guilt when the sextant was first invented- they embraced that shit! I suggest you sit down with a cold one, turn that satellite "hybrid" feature on, and find roads to get you somewhere you think looks cool. It's an amazing tool that does way more than just find the nearest In 'n Out. But beware- I've been sucked into that vortex before- it'll get ya for hours.

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    Onion Valley was a turnoff from Independence we noticed while driving through. Good'ol Google maps showed an insanely windy switchback road leading to a valley with tons of lakes... uh, yes please. The place is surrounded in waterfalls. Hiking at 10k feet will kinda make ya feel like a geezer- but at least you'll have an excuse for being so winded after taking 10 steps (THIS time). Didn't see any onions. Then it was north to Mammoth Lakes...


     

    3. If you don't already know about BLM land, then I say YOU'RE WELCOME- in advance.

    Everyone loves free shit. Camping is no exception. If you can get over the fact that you don't have a drinking fountain and a convenient campground toilet & shower at your disposal, then you should do yourself a favor and find some FREE wilderness to stay in. BLM stands for Beaureau of Land Management- but all you need to know is that means PUBLIC land- it's yours (and everyone else's, too. Don't be an asshole out there- pack it in pack it out, ok?) It's easy to look online and see what's BLM and what's private. It usually pretty obvious, too... people that own land usually don't want you on it, so they'll make it known to "keepthefuckout". Extra bonuses include: doing whatever the hell you want, no families to bother late at night, no kooky camp neighbors... I could go on and on.

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    West of Bishop is a magical land called the Buttermilks. Mostly known for rock climbing and bouldering, we just see it as a massive playground to take photos of a stupidly gorgeous landscape. It's almost all BLM and there's dirt roads to romp on for days.


     

    4.  Say yes.

    Having an open mind and allowing adventure into your life is my absolute number one rule. Go for it, man. Clearly, don't be an idiot.... this philosophy strictly applies to humans equipped with a shred of common sense. But I think if you find yourself asking "why not" more often than "nah",  your life will always stay interesting.

    We called up a friend who lives on a ranch in Big Pine. After a couple drinks at his family "bar" in their barn, they offered us their extra double-wide trailer to stay in for the evening. Didn't have to take a couple of geniuses to say "Yes" to that one.  After a few more drinks we ask about this "Death Valley Rd" they live on. Sure as shit, they said it's a dirt road 86 miles to the park. It may have been the beers talking, but we said "Yes" to that idea. Next morning we hit the dirt.  Let's just say the experience more than paid off. Not only was it a fun & beautiful drive, it's actually a huge short cut to get there! We ended up in Death Valley. We kept saying "Yes" for the remainder of our trip. Got us into some radical fun...

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    Alright think that's where I'll leave it. I'll be happy to take credit if these tips improve your next adventure, and will also fully deny any responsibility in the case of accidental forest fire, bear attacks, angry landowner shootings, or lost hikers.

    Adios amigos!

    -Sarah

    insta: @roachcoach

    OBEYWomens / January 7, 2015
  • BTNC GROUP SHOW RECAP

    January 2, 2015....Lifeless bodies wander through the streets of downtown Fullerton, still hungover from the night before. BTNC lights up the dim corner street off Harbor Blvd and all that’s needed is some string to hang up paintings, double sided tape for the photos, bags of ice to keep the beer on chill, and a crowd of misfits to start the year off right.

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    Saturday night I headed over to EightyTwo in LA, then ended the night watching DJ Shortkut (Beat Junkies, Invisibl Scratch Piklz) tear up a massive mix at Grandstar in Chinatown.

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    Big thanks to All my fellow Art contributors KVZ, CJ, Jon Furlong and Brent. Thanks to Jordan and the whole BTNC crew for opening your doors for the Posse.

    aaron del rosario / January 6, 2015
  • Nick Cave + Skateboarding

    When you think of Nick Cave, skateboarding might not automatically come to mind. But hey! That didn't stop Melbourne skate company Fast Times from teaming up with Cave on their latest skateboard release.

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    "True legend of Australian music, Good friend and Customer Nick Cave has teamed up with us to produce an exciting and rad collection! After discussing lyrics and a theme, It was agreed Nature Boy best suited the Melbourne Skate Scene and vibe of Fast Times. The Lyrics are taken from ‘Nature Boy’ A track from’s Nick’s ‘Abattoir Blues’ Album which also features on the accompanying Fast Times Skate clip.

    Once the mood was set Artist Chuck Sperry hailing from San Francisco worked with us to come up with a design, One of Chuck’s dames is seen tangled in her long golden locks wrapped in a psychedelic bed of flowers. The Boards feature a full wrap metallic graphic which feels and looks like an amazing piece of art." - Fast Times

    Check out more from Fast Times x Nick Cave here.

    michelle / January 5, 2015
  • You stay classy in 2015, San Diego.

    This past Wednesday, 2014 and 2015 met at midnight. To bring in the new year, I made my way down to San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina. The night consisted of a bad combination of coffee and white jeans, vegan sushi, some music I liked, some music I didn't like, and a bar full of balloons, beardos, and duh, beer.

    The main reason for making the 2 hour drive from LA to San Diego on New Years Eve was to finally get a chance to check out Mrs. Magician (Swami Records) live along with Teenage Burritos (Burger Records), and Heavy Hawaii (Art Fag Recordings).

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    After stuffing our faces full of vegan sushi at Sipz we braved the (Southern California standard of freezing) 41 degree weather and made our way over to Soda Bar for the show and great people watching.

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    The bar was at Capacity by the end of the night, I swear.

     

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    Teenage Burritos started off the night around 10pm -

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    Teenage Burritos are a San Diego based band that brings out the most angsty girl inside me. They formed in 2012 and the band released a 6 song cassette on Burger Records.

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    Midnight hit and Mrs. Magician rounded out the night in the best way possible -

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    At least I was able to get this before someone stole the setlist

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    You stay classy, San Diego. I'm @michelleyetman?

    michelle / January 2, 2015
  • BTNC Group Show

    This Friday, January 2nd, the homies at BTNC (Fullerton, CA) have invited some of the OBEY posse to participate in their monthly art walk gallery.  Aaron, KVZ, Brent, Furlong & myself will be showing a collection of illustrations, paintings and photographs from our personal portfolios. Come through and hang!.. Look at some arts, listen to musics and drink some dranks.

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    CJ / December 30, 2014
  • OBEY 25TH ANNIVERSARY - PARIS

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    I found out that Obey were celebrating 25 years !! and I said 25 years of Obey! That should be celebrated !! So ,without losing a minute  I called  Willy our  man in Paris, Willy is the owner of a nice multidisciplinary space  called  Les Ateliers where you can see on the same day a group of music playing,the exhibition of an artist, eat a great pizza , drink a special beer,take a good italian coffee,watch the capsule of an interesting brand, and besides all that ,it is a showroom where Willy works regulary....Willy loved the idea and it took us four weeks to organize the event and we were well motivated.

    I got in touch with Aurelien aka KM3 (we meet on the Basque coast mixing some discs together with GREMS ) and invited him to participate in the event to wich he answered quickly Yes I'm hot !Yeah !we had the main ingredients ,Paris,Les Ateliers,KM3,,a special capsule by Obey for the ocasion ,meanwhile another good collaboration came with Glenn E Friedman & Shepard to the store , agood friend and client of Willy's, a art collector who has  a large collection of Shep's works. His name is Eric Gros ,and he putt gently his collection at our disposal.

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    The Greendog Team (Juan,Nico and myself)got down to work and went there with one goal  TO ENJOY IT !! And that's what we did.The event could not miss artist,musicians, Tv's Stars,press,fun people who were enjoying for six hours ,where they danced,drank,there even was an pizza artisan.

    KM3 smiles and told me " hey Fede get to work an putt some nice  records ! " he also wanted to enjoy the atmosphere so once again the old Greendog putt people to dance and enjoy ,from there to the end and back Aurelien to the plates was simply fun.Many bloggers,photographers were following us curious and asking questions,it was a special moment and we really enjoyed it !.

     

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    Les 25 Ans d'OBEY !! ÇA SE FÊTE!!

    Later on with Juan and Nico we got lost in the Parisian nigth until late....but that's another story...

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    obeyfrance / December 23, 2014
  • Farewell To Freedom

     

    I have been a fan of The Colbert Report since early in it’s run. I really love the character Stephen created, because he brilliantly illuminates and satirizes the techniques of cable news pundits while simultaneously using the aggressive nature of the character to ask tough questions of guests across the political and cultural spectrum. I’m in awe of Colbert’s intelligence and quick wit. I’ve had the honor of being a guest on The Colbert Report a couple of times and my artwork has been used or discussed on the show a few other times. Stephen is such a formidable interviewer, that I almost lost my nerve to go on his show when I was first asked in January 2009. Right before I went on the show, I found out that Stephen and I both went to the same uptight and elite prep school in Charleston, S.C. I felt that our shared experience at Porter-Gaud, a school where the key to survival was being able to verbally and intellectually eviscerate the enemy, made me more prepared for the interview. I hated Porter-Gaud, sought refuge in art, skateboarding, and punk music, and left the school after 9th grade, while Stephen obviously thrived and stayed through graduation. Regardless, I thought I did pretty well in my interview. Click here to watch the interview.

    When Stephen asked me if I’d be one of the guests on his farewell show, I was incredibly flattered, but when I was also asked to do a graphic for the final episode, I was humbled. The pressure to do something strong for the FINAL Colbert episode was daunting. With Stephen everything has to be over-the-top, hyperbolic, life-imitates-art or art-imitates-life (who knows which?) ego-driven absurdity, so we conceived an image that would aspire to the grandeur of his final skit. Stephen liked the image I created enough to not only incorporate it into the show, but to allow me to make a limited edition of art prints. They will be available TODAY! I’m grateful to Stephen for his inclusion of me and my work on his show, but I’d mostly like to thank him for being a supreme leader in the war against bullshit! Even in character, it takes incredible smarts and courage to maintain the rigor of his show and bring the heat to George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The Colbert Report will be missed, but I’m sure that with his fierce intelligence, Stephen will bring a new dimension to the Late Show. I look forward to it.
    -Shepard

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    18 x 24 inch screen print on natural paper. Signed and numbered edition of 500. Limit 1 per person/household. $50.

    *Orders will be fulfilled week of December 29th*

    Release date: December 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM PST in PRINTS.

    michelle / December 19, 2014
  • OBEY TOKYO SAMPLE SALE

    You all know about the Warehouse Sale that's been going on in Irvine for two weekends in a row. Chances are many of you have already copped your share of goodies from the sale. If not, you've got another weekend! We (OBEY Japan) will also be having our own little Sample Sale this Saturday and Sunday in Tokyo. Our Tokyo sales are much smaller than the ones in the U.S. but that's not to say we won't be offering any great deals. So whether you're looking to do some last-minute shopping before Christmas/year-end or just happen to be in the area, come on by and check out the bargains.

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    OBEYJapan / December 16, 2014
  • Minka Sicklinger - Limited Edition Prints

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    It's not a secret that we're really into sharing the work of artists we're not only obsessed with, but have previously collaborated with.

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    Over the past few weeks for the first time ever, Minka Sicklinger has been releasing prints, just in time for the holiday season!

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    Reaper. 

    This same Reaper design was featured in her Fall Artist Series collection as well, shop it here now.

    Follow Minka's work on her Tumblr and Instagram.

     

    See more over at the OBEY Women's Blog!

    michelle / December 16, 2014

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