As the next UK election approaches, the major political parties will scramble to capture the youth vote. While politicians repeatedly fail to learn from their predecessors' errors, they'd be wise to avoid the 1987 campaign tactics of the Labour Party.
I met with the Canadian pro a couple of weeks ago, just before the Supra demo at the Frontside skate park, for a chat about some of that, the joys of touring, and how important it is to understand what the fuck is going on.
Brooklyn-based rock band Hector's Pets recently went on tour through the Midwest, down South to SXSW, around the Gulf of Mexico, and back up the East Coast to New York. Here's the photographic evidence.
Montero is launching the single "Passions" this month with shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra, and their hometown Melbourne. Lead singer and semi-regular cartoonist for VICE, Ben Montero, gave us some time to talk about it.
When I'm not sitting at home in my easy chair, puffing on a corncob pipe and ruminating on what captivating aspect of the marijuana world I'm going to traverse in the next "Weediquette," I indulge in the classic childhood fantasy of being a rock star.
Janet mentioned she didn't smoke that often but didn't hesitate for a second to smash a couple of pro hits off the joint when it got to her. At this point, I felt safe enough unleashing some played-out game, so I told her how hot she looked smoking a join…
The English Defence League (EDL for short, and yes, they spell defense "defence"over there) is an organization made up of football enthusiasts and irritable sorts who march across the UK protesting against Islam.
In New York, art has always left traces behind, but like everything else in the city, those traces vanish a little more with every passing day, until they are completely erased. Take Soho, my neighborhood since 1985.
Back in my university days, I luckily had one musical ally in the form of my housemate Jack. I'd spend all day looking out of the window and Jack would often come up, swing open the door, bang on one of his grime 12"s (DJ Eastwood and Oddz's "Champion VIP…