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Art Show: Archetypes @ View Art Gallery (June 4 – July 5)

June 4 – July 5, 2011

Participating Artists:

Ben Eine, Case, Dennis John Neff, Faith47, Futura, Herakut, Holly Thoburn, Jago, Kaws, Labrona, Pam Glew, Phil Frost, and Remi/Rough.

More info on View Art Gallery’s Blog


View Art Gallery
159-161 Hotwell Road
Bristol BS8 4RY
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OPENING TODAY>>>D*Face: Going Nowhere Fast


London based street artist D*Face announced that he is going to pay LA a little visit to work on some projects:

The winter months and grey, grey short days have been kept busy harvesting creatures, painting pictures, approaching new themes and reoccurring dreams… and as Spring approaches it’s time to unveil this new body of work… I’m pleased to announce my solo show at Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City. LA. April 9th.

If thats not enough May 6th will see the opening of a group installation show and British Invasion, myself, Word To Mother, Will Barras and The London Police are working with LA artist Mear One and 3 other US artists to create a Temporary Metropolis… yeah even I’m not sure what thats going to look like…

If this isn’t enough I hear LA has some pretty good sun… might be worth a visit.

All the pest,


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Meet the rising stars of UK hip-hop

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UK hip-hop was once the stomping ground of champions such as Roots Manuva, London Posse and Skinnyman. But nearly a decade on, after grime’s ever-expanding success a new wave of rappers is emerging. They don’t have press shots. Most still have other jobs or play out their rhymes in their daily hustle. But they’re united in redefining UK hip-hop as we know it.

“I see this as the first wave – the music that’s been made before wasn’t for me. You have to respect the forefathers. But no one can deny the difference it made when Giggs got signed,” says Marga, an east London rapper building up a buzz on Twitter. “He opened the door for us. And Malik from Birmingham; he’s been doing this before anyone, he’s like a father to us.”

Charlie Sloth, whose BBC Radio 1Xtra show is to UKhip-hop what Kiss 100’s Logan Sama is to grime, agrees. “I know you can’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s like the UK scene has definitely put alloys on it.”

“Artists now are talking about issues that the young people can relate to. They have no time for US rappers and would much rather hear homegrown talent,” says Sloth. “The new wave of rap artists over here has finally realised that not only is it selling a sound but it is selling a lifestyle.”

While they might not have as much time for US rappers any more, followers of American hip-hop will have seen a Stateside parallel to the UK scene, with names such as Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Nipsey Hussle, J Cole and Wacka Flocka Flame (who Giggs recently teamed up with on free download Gangster Hop) becoming popular among downloaders.

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First My Chemical Romance UK Gig in 3 years

My Chemical Romance played their first UK gig in three years last night (Saturday, October 23) at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Taking to the stage at 9PM, the band wowed the capacity crowd with an hour and fifty minute set which included four new songs from their forthcoming fourth studio album Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys – Na Na Na, Planetary (GO!), The Only Hope For Me Is You and The Kids From Yesterday – as well as older material like Our Lady Of Sorrows and Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us.

The full set list was as follows:

Na Na Na
Thank You For The Venom
Cemetery Drive
Planetary (GO!)
I’m Not Okay (I Promise)
Give ‘Em Hell Kid
Our Lady Of Sorrows
I Don’t Love You
You Know What They Do To Guys Like Us In Prison
The Only Hope For Me Is You
Honey, This Mirror Isn’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us
This Is How I Disappear
Welcome To The Black Parade
The Ghost Of You
Famous Last Words
The Kids From Yesterday

“There was a lot of love in that room tonight,” frontman Gerard Way told Kerrang! after the show. “The future is bulletproof!” For the full report, stay tuned to Kerrang! magazine.

My Chemical Romance’s tour continues on to Manchester tonight and then Edinburgh on Monday, before hitting Holland, France and Germany. Danger Days – The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, will be released on November 22.

Head over to KERRANG! to watch some fan videos made at the show!