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  • Iconic Concert: Rage Against the Machine Live at Woodstock 99

    Fifteen years ago this week the resurgence of Woodstock took place at a former air base in Rome, New York. The festival for better or worse made headlines not just for the music, but for the lack of better planning, overprices concessions, assault and arson. Yes, it was bad. Very bad, but the mistakes that were made at Woodstock ’99 helped pave the way for the bevy of great music festivals we have today. More organization and better security today make for a great experience for contemporary festival goers. None of that would’ve been possible without the trials of Woodstock ’99. Disastrous experiences aside, the music of Woodstock ’99 has always been overshadowed, but in it’s anniversary we’re here to celebrate one particular iconic concert that will live on as one of the best performances of 1999. Even with live music from the likes of James Brown, Sheryl Crow, Wyclef Jean, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, Ice Cube, Metallica, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Jewel and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine still managed to stick out as the best performance of the event.

  • Bizarre Clone Cities Around The World [14 Photos]

    Apparently everything has been done as far as architecture is concerned because all over the world cities are ripping off iconic buildings and sometimes, in China’s case, entire cities. Want to see the Parthenon in Greece? Save yourself a few bucks and go see it in Tennessee instead. Their’s ain’t even broken! Want to see the Statue of Liberty but also shop for weird tentacle porn after? Go see the clone in Tokyo! Want to see Paris without all the smug Frenchies? Check out China’s Paris ghost town in Tianducheng! Jeez China, you really make knockoffs of everything, huh?

  • Give Your Brain a Break and Stare at These Surreal GIFS for a While

    Hayden Zezula, Texas-based visual artist has created a series of hypnotizing GIFs that just might get you through the gap of caffeine fixes during your day. Zezula’s visually surreal GIFS show everything from a foil elephant running through a grass path to 3D liquid metal pouring like Soft icercream. It also helps when you say Zezula repeatedly while staring at these hypnotizing visuals.

  • 20 Serene Photos From Director Wim Wenders

    Wim Wenders is best known as a filmmaker, but anyone who has seen his intensely visual work, such as “Paris, Texas” or “Wings of Desire” would not be surprised to learn the director is also an avid photographer. 30 years worth of photos make up his series “Places, strange and quiet” featuring desolate, large-scale photos from around the world. Although many photos are from places the one would already expect to be devoid of people, Wenders is also able to find serene locales in highly populated cities such as Tokyo and Berlin. This gallery features just a sample of the series which has been collected in a 140-page hardcover book titled “Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet,” available for $28 from Amazon.

  • Amazing 3D Street Art From DAIM [20 Photos]

    Born in Lueneburg, Germany, it was a love of hip hop that initially piqued an interest in graffiti for street artist DAIM. He started listening to the music at age 15 and two years later found himself using spraycans as a mean of expression in nearby Hamburg. That was in 1989 and by 1991 he was already experimenting with creating works that appeared three-dimensional through clever use of shadows to create depth. 25 years after beginning his career in street art, DAIM’s work can be found across Europe and the US. Take a look at some of our favorites below then check out more work at DAIM graffiti-art.

  • 14 Pop Music Icons Made Out Of Corn Flakes

    Remember when you were a kid and your parents would yell at you for playing with your food? Well it’s time to call mom and dad and let them know that they stifled your creativity and you blame them for becoming 9 to 5 office drone when you could have been a famous artist. New York artist Sarah Rosado either had kinder parents than the rest of us or she refused to listen because her latest series, “Celebrity Cereal Portrait,” finds her recreating pop music stars out of breakfast cereal. The result is incredible and she’s just using corn flakes. Wait until she adds wheat puffs, those Fiber One sticks, and marshmallows to the mix! Check out the rest of the series and more of Sarah Rosado’s artwork at SR Artwork.

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Every Brewery in the United States

    With more and more breweries emerging in the U.S. per year it’s no surprise why it’s so intruiging to see where the majority of them are popping up. At the end of 2013 there were 2,822 breweries in the United States, including 2,768 craft breweries subdivided into 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. Pop-Chart Labs has created their second installment of breweries across the U.S. updated and redesigned onto a monster print taht measures in at over seven square feet with over 1,400 breweries from craft to macro and everything in between.

  • 18 People Who Took Selfies Before Selfies Were Cool

    Kids today get a bad rap. Older folks love to moan about how the ubiquity of selfies symbolizes how self-centered and spoiled kids are. But everyone’s favorite subject has always been themselves. Since the invention of the camera, amateur photographers have turned the lens on themselves. Was it for some grand artistic statement? Nope. Just good old-fashioned narcissism. And if you really want to be mad at the kids for something, how about dubstep? Rabble, rabble, rabble.

  • 40 GIFs That Perfect Describe Festival People

    ‘Tis the season to go sweat for hours in open fields, ducking in and out of pavilions to see your favorite bands from an alarming distance. Music festivals and outdoor concerts mean more than just music; they mean sleeping on the ground and overpaying for food. Not to mention the sunburn, dehydration, port-a-potties, mud, and poorly timed rain storm. And yet, we all still go. From Bonnaroo to Warped Tour to Give It A Name to Tomorrowland, music fests across the globe are packed with fans and casual listeners. We tolerate the elements and each other for those precious minutes of set time when our favorite songs are being played at full volume. Problem is that once the music ends, we’re back amongst thousands of others, few of whom have showered or remembered their manners. For anyone who hasn’t been/needs to be reminded before they embark, here are some of the charming folk you may see: 1. The security guard standing thanklessly through it all Looking equal parts intimidating and bored 2. Someone trying to flirt their way into the show Admission: your dignity 3. Someone straight up cooking out of their truck/tent I’m looking at you blueberry pancake trucker man at Bonnaroo 4. The entrepreneurial genius selling cigarettes more »

  • How Does The New Ninja Turtles Theme Stack Up? [Video]

    The theme from the new Ninja Turtles movie has been released and it’s no MC Hammer’s “This is What We Do.” Nor is it as danceable as Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap.” “Shell Shocked” is a dubsteppy rap song featuring from Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign. Do we really want kids singing along to lyrics like “Check my Rolex/It say I’m the man of the hour/All this green in my pockets/You can call me turtle power” rather than “Go ninja, go ninja, go?” The worst part is, we’re all going to see the movie anyway.

  • Chuck Palahniuk Announces A Fight Club 2 Comic Book Series

    I am Jacks elated sense of excitement. Luminous author, Chuck Palahniuk has announced he’ll be giving his most acclaimed work, Fight Club a resurgence in the form of a 10-issue maxiseries comic. The series will be under Dark Horse Comics and will be illustrated by Cameron Stewart. Palahniuk will be talking in more detail at a Fight Club Comic-Con panel later this week, but has already announced a release date for May 2015. “Fight Club 2 takes place alternately in the future and the past. It picks up a decade after the ending of his original book, where the protagonist is married to equally problematic Marla Singer and has a 9 year-old son named Junior, though the narrator is failing his son in the same way his dad failed him.” In a USA Today interview, Palahniuk teased the return of everyone’s favourite hyper-violent id: “Tyler Durden is something that maybe has been around for centuries and is not just this aberration that’s popped into his mind.” Project Mayhem will also play a critical part in the comics, possibly using Junior as a catalyst for the protagonists return to the organization. Read the full interview here.

  • 25 Portraits Made Into Haircuts

    Once the avant-garde types began to create works using their bodily fluids, it seemed as if there was no new medium for artists to turn to. But then Rob the Original looked at a head of hair and saw his canvas. Based in San Antonio, Rob the Original is a barber who uses a mix of cutting, shaving, and coloring to recreate portraits of celebrities on the heads of his customers. As amazing as many of them look, what’s even more incredible is that there are people who wish to have portraits of Edward Scissorhands or Cheech and Chong on their heads. For more of Rob’s work, check out his website or follow him on Instagram.

  • Weezer Looks to Their Past to Inspire First Single in 4 Years ‘Back to the Shack’

    Today the original quirky-nerd-rock-quartet, Weezer released the audio track to their new single Back To The Shack on their official YouTube page. Heavy guitar riffs and a steady catchy drum accent vocals in their new back-to-their-roots track which points all fingers to their first two albums. “If you took the Pinkerton band and then play all the other records—that’s what we sound like now. Bombastic, loose, kind of booming. This record sounds like it’s going to have the tight structure of Blue Album with a little bit more abandon like Pinkerton.“, that’s what Weezer frontman, Rivers Cuomo told Entertainment weekly, when asked about their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End which is set to release September 30th. This will be Weezer’s first album in 4 years 20 years after debuting their self titled inaugural Blue Album. Pinkerton and the Blue Album mixed into one megazord of Weezer? Sure we like that. Preorder the album at Pledge Music.

  • Distinguishing Differences Between NYC Animals and All Others

    New York City breeds toughness. In a city where competing Times Square Elmos can fistfight each other over turf, it’s no surprise that it’s animals show some of the same qualities as it’s residents. Mashable’s Max Knoblauc created a hilarious series of animals of NYC compared to everywhere else.

  • Jack White Covered ’99 Problems’ In the Middle of an ‘Icky Thump’ Performance

    Over the past few performances Jack White has been adding a little touch of ‘cover’ to his sets. The most recent being a bar from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ in the middle of an Icky Thump performance during his set at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival. White has made headlines recently after covering “Enter Sandman” at Glastonbury and Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” in Dublin and shows no signs of stopping after his HOV cover. As the uploader notes, White went 25 minutes over his set time, “breaking curfew”. Dare I say Jack White, the last true rock star.

  • 45 Rare And Intimate Photos From the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for it’s 45th Anniversary

    Even though the historic Apollo 11 moon landing happened 45 years ago, only a few iconic photos have been circulated into the mainstream, but NASA actually has a huge portfolio of training mission photographs archived for the public. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the mission, we’ve compiled a series of rarely seen photos of training simulations and the moon landing, featuring astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins.

  • These Music Mashups Are Hilarious…And Sound Good, Too

    A few months ago, Neil Cicierega released “Mouth Sounds,” a collection of entertaining mash-ups you’d never think of, including an incredible mix of Smashmouth’s “All Star” with Modest Mouse’s “Float On.” Now Neil is back with Mouth Silence. We shared the video for “Crocodile Chop,” featuring Elton John and System of a Down back in May, but now the entire album is available. A couple of our favorites from the collection are below. First up is “Best,” combing Foo Fighter’s “Best of You” with Rockapella’s theme from “Carmen Sandiego” and their Folger’s commercial jingle. After that is “Rollercloser,” melding “Love Rollercoaster” from the Ohio Players with “Closer” from Nine Inch Nails. Check out the rest of the album and download it for free in MP3 or FLAC at Mouth Silence.

  • 3D Street Art That Will Make Your Brain Go Derp

    Kurt Wenner is the Babe Ruth of 3D sidewalk chalk art. The greatest that’s ever lived. He actually invented the art form, that creates compositions that seemed to rise from and fall into the ground, back in 1984 and has since traveled the world teaching over 100,000 students the finer points of pavement art.

  • Minimalist Posters of Iconic TV Shows

    Why do we enjoy minimalist art so much these days? Is it that we are so overstimulated with contemporary life that we find solace in the clean lines and simple colors of the work? Do we envy the ability to strip away complexities without compromising integrity? Or is that we just think it looks cool? Whatever the reason, minimalism is everywhere right now. Greek illustrator and graphic designer Giannis Sideris has done a lot of minimalist works recently. His latest series is a collection of classic TV shows. Check out the rest of the series and more minimalist collections from Giannis Sideris at Behance.

  • Fact: 20-Something Mick Jagger Was Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be [46 Photos]

    70-year-old Mick Jagger is still probably cooler than you’ll ever be too. 50-something years ago Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger formed a band in London called The Rolling Stones. Half a century later the band is still going strong and sits atop the music mountain as one of the most iconic rock groups of all-time. Mick Jagger has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll” and leading up to his 71st birthday, on July 26th, we’ve have compiled the rarest and most iconic Mick Jagger photos in history to look back at his amazing life.

  • The Upbeat Protest Song That Taught A Generation About Nelson Mandela

    In 1983, Jerry Dammers, principal songwriter and keyboardist for 2 Tone ska band The Specials, attended an anti-apartheid concert in London. Until that time, he knew very little about South African politics and the country’s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela. Dammers was was inspired by the concert to write a song about Mandela but he never imagined the hit the song would become. In 1984, Dammers went into the studio with his new band The Special AKA and recorded “Nelson Mandela,” with Elvis Costello producing the track. Unlike most protest songs, “Nelson Mandela” was upbeat with much of the music inspired by tradiotional South African musical styles. The song was an immediate hit across the world and peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Charts. That year, the students’ union at Wadham College, Oxford passed a motion to end every dance with the song, a practice which remains to this day. In June 2008, a concert was held in London’s Hyde Park for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. For the show’s big finale, Amy Winehouse led an all-star band, featuring Jerry Dammers, Annie Lennox, Queen and Paul Rodgers in an incredible performance of “Nelson Mandela.” Nelson Mandela passed away more »

  • Notable Haircuts In Popular Music [Infographic]

    People love to blame music videos for emphasis on the looks of a performer rather than the music. But most of those people are bitter uggos. The fact is, image has been an important part of pop music for years, way before the advent of MTV. From the overly-Brylcreemed ‘do that helped Bill Hailey “Rock Around the Clock” to the ever changing outrageous wigs of Lady Gaga, hair is a big part of pop music. Try to see how many of these you can identify before looking at the names and maybe find yourself a new coif in the process. I wonder if I could pull off the Barry Gibb…

  • Your Brain Won’t Believe These Photos Aren’t Paintings

    Many times we have featured hyperrealistic paintings that look just like real life. We’re always amazed by them, although we see them quite often. Photographer Didier Massard does the exact opposite. He constructs intricate fantasy world dioramas and lights them in a way that the resulting photographs look like oil paintings or computer-generated artwork. So to recap, these are real photos of dioramas based on fantasy that look like paintings. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can see the photos in person at Kopeikin Gallery, but the rest of us will just have to enjoy seeing the rest of the series at Didier Massard’s website.

  • 115 Rejected Emojis for World Emoji Day

    The era of the emoji is most definitely upon us, for some people an entire new form of communication making it there civic duty to completely leave alphabetic dialect out of as much conversing as possible. Here are a few of our favorites from the 115 total rejected Rejected Emojis for World Emoji Day.

  • Walter White Goes To Space

    Last month, tvtag set their sights on the stars. After thousands of votes from Earth-folk like you, Walter White was nominated to be tvtag’s first space ambassador. Over the course of his journey to space, Walt braved speeds of 95 mph (153km/h), temperatures as low as -65F (-54C), and a maximum altitude of 85,000 feet (25,908m). He soared to new heights, carrying along with him the hopes and dreams of TV watchers everywhere. Long live Heisenberg. Long live TV.

  • Startling Ad Campaign Shows The Divide Between Rich And Poor

    Photographer Oscar Ruiz worked with Publicis Mexico on an ad campaign called “Erase the Differences” which casts a light on the inequality in Mexico City. The 4 aerial photographs illustrate the stark differences between the way of life for the rich and poor in Mexico, despite the fact the two groups are living right next to each other. The rich can try to hide the poor behind trees and walls, but ignoring the problem doesn’t make it go away. The campaign aims to spread awareness on the need for community redevelopment in the country where half the population lives in poverty. Now that the issue has been brought to light, what will be done?

  • Hanksy Hits the Streets With More Celebrity Satire [10 Photos]

    Ironic street Artist, Hanksy is known to put the fun back into street art. Where most contemporary street artists try and convey some sort of political stance or movement message in their work, Hanksy just wants to have fun. Can you blame him? He’s the best at what he does, fusing pop-culture icons into inanimate objects, food and animals.

  • Get Help Choosing A Summer Book With This Infographic

    Now that summer’s here, chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time sitting around at the beach or at a park, working on your tan. As tempting as it is to sit and stare into nothingness a la David Putty, it just may be a better idea to grab a book. And we’re not talking about airport novels from Dan Brown or James Patterson (as enjoyable as they are). There are millions of books you’re missing out on and choosing one can be a daunting task. So use this chart and find yourself the perfect novel this summer. You may even enjoy it so much, you’ll come back to find another choice. 

  • This Artist Transforms Pop Culture Icons Into Hipsters

    Fab Ciraolo is an illustrator from Santiago, Chile who transforms pop culture icons as contemporary hipsters. He uses both real people, such as Che Guevara, and fictional characters, such as He-Man, as subjects in his work. If you ever wondered what Marlene Dietrich would look like with tattoos and Hot Topic pumps or Mother Teresa with an iPhone and studded purse, here’s your answer. And check out more work at Fab Ciraolo’s website.

  • This Street Art Interacts With Its Surroundings [30 Photos]

    Street artist OakOak doesn’t look for an empty wall when seeking a canvas for his creations. In fact, it’s the structures that jut out of the wall and the imperfect cracks and peels that OakOak uses to form his creative scenes. A chain becomes a funambulist’s tightrope; a manhole cover becomes a fencer’s mask; a doorknocker becomes a method of execution. OakOak does most of his work in his home city of St. Etiene, France. The project started out as a way to enhance the beauty of the industrial city. For more of his fun street art, follow OakOak on Facebook.

  • Artist Redraws Childhood Doodles 20 Years Later

    Artist Telmo Pieper is best known as one half of the street art duo known as Telmo Miel with fellow artist Miel Krutzman. The murals the two create, often taking up entire building facades, can be found all over the world. But Telmo is also an accomplished artist on his own and has been for quite some time. Using childhood doodles from when he was 4 years old as inspiration, Thalo revisited the imaginative scribbles and created digital paintings of the drawings. The series, called “Kiddie Arts,” is a fun way of showcasing Telmo’s growth as an artist. Check out “Kiddie Arts” and other great artwork from Telmo Pieper at his website.

  • US State Flags Game Of Thrones Style

    Do you know what your state’s flag looks like? Don’t worry about it, because chances are it’s not as cool as these “Game of Thrones” style sigils created by Redditor boo-yay. Utilizing HBO’s sigil generator, boo-yay used symbols and state mottoes to create house flags for all 50 states and some territories. If you’re wondering why Massachusetts is spelled wrong, it’s not because boo-yay is a dolt. The generator limits the amount of text per line and Massachusetts is just too damn long. What do you think of your state’s sigil? Source: Reddit

  • Iconic Concert: The Specials Usher In Ska’s Second Wave [Video]

    In 1977, The Specials formed in Coventry, England. Angry with the depressed economy and political strife that fueled the burgeoning punk rock movement, The Specials opted to channel their frustration into a more danceable ska beat. Ska, the calypso-meets-R&B music style that ruled Jamaica in the 50s, had made its way to England via immigrants from the West Indies but it wasn’t a nationwide craze until The Specials combined the music with punk’s anger and energy. Soon the second wave of ska had begun. Jerry Dammers, the songwriter and keyboardist for The Specials, formed 2Tone records, which released the first singles from Madness and Elvis Costello along with early records from The Beat (known as The English Beat in the US). In 1979 The Specials recorded their eponymous debut LP, produced by Elvis Costello. The album, a mix of ska classics like Dandy Livingstone’s “A Message to You, Rudy” and originals from Dammers, was a hit and the band was invited to play on the BBC-produced “Rock Goes to College.” The performance, broadcast live from the Colchester Institute in Essex, finds the band in top form. Along with songs from their first album, they incorporate other ska classics like The more »

  • The Art Of Falling Down [20 Photos]

    There’s no denying that we humans take great delight in watching our fellow man get hurt. The Germans, a most sadistic bunch, even gave us a word for this phenomenon with schadenfreude. Photographer Sandro Giordano, himself a fan of pratfall masters such as Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy, uses professional actors to tell a story through their falls in his series “In Extremis.” The faces of his subjects are never shown, the emphasis being on the contorted nature of the bodies. He sees the falls as a sort of rebirth for the characters. The subjects were overwhelmed and overly attached to objects, and now, javing hit rock bottom, they can start anew. Hell, we just delight in the fact that it wasn’t us who fell. Be sure to check out the rest of the series on Instagram. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet More awesomeness from The Roosevelts 1. Russian Daredevils Climb Dubai’s Princess Tower And Take Stomach-Churning Selfies [13 Photos] 2. 34 Cleaver Photos That Will Make You Double Take 3. Melina DiMarco Is The Hottest Model On Instagram That You’ve Never Heard Of [17 Photos] 4. The 57 Most WTF Moments In The History Of more »

 
 
 
 
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