Skatepunk for Southbank


There Is A War


Cleon Peterson opens up his first UK solo show this Friday (7/5) at Lazarides’ Outsiders Gallery on Greek Street in London.

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A film by Will Robson-Scott

“This film follows Jela, brought up in the heart of the East End of London in a Turkish and English family. He talks about his memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s and his time on the streets and on football terraces. Jela grew up fast, being immersed in football violence , skinhead culture , and hard drug use before his life spiraled out of control, now sober he looks to the future. The East End he grew up in has changed on the surface but many of the faces he grew up with remain the same. His struggles have made him what he is today and Jela is East London through and through.”

(Thanks Alix!)

Horfée’s Imaginarium

A super rad show presented by Topsafe that’s on view at 4 Wilkes Street in London until March 23rd.

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Music in the UK


A map of where musicians were born and bands were formed.

Big here

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Picasso, Tate, 1960: the world’s first ‘art blockbuster’ by Tim Adams

Weekend Watching: Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London

Peter Whitehead’s 1967 film exploring the explosion of English pop culture in the days of “Swinging London.” Syd Barrett takes care of the soundtrack and the film features Michael Caine, Mick Jagger, Julie Christie, Lee Marvin, David Hockney, and Vanessa Redgrave amongst others.

via, the documentarian

Wank London

It’s called free time, folks.

(thanks Rog!)


199 pieces of art “have been damaged at or lost or stolen from eight of Britain’s national galleries and museums in the last three years.”

Rap Sprayer

MF Doom goes to London, paints a wall.

Geoff McFetridge – Around Us & Between Us

For those of us not in London, this is what Geoff McFetridge’s new show at Ivory & Black looks like.

What Is ‘Blustering Jingoism’

There’s nothing quite like an emotional Morrissey comparing Britain to 1939 Nazi Germany.

Art Tonight: London & New York

Tim Head opens up ‘The Daily Standard’ at Pure Evil Gallery in London, while New York sees some great group shows at Joshua Liner, Yossi Milo, and Jack Shainman.

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Olympic Vermin

Probably the first time we’ve ever used ‘cute’ on the site.

The BMW Art Car Collection

If you’re lucky enough to be in London right now, ART DRIVE! The BMW Art Car Collection 1975-2010 exhibition is open to the public until August 4th in Shoreditch at the NCP Great Eastern Street Car Park (35 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3ER).

For those not there, this slideshow should suffice. Even if it’s only to admire how fantastic the lines on the BMW used to be.

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Banksy Goes To The Olympics

Two new pieces from Britain’s no. 1.

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In Anticipation of London Games, Police Raid Ex-Vandals Homes


art by Banksy

Here is the Setlist From The Rollin’ Stones First Performance

The show happened 50 years ago today, at the Marquee Club in London. The band would later become known as The Rolling Stones, referencing that Muddy Waters song.

Brian Jones (guitar)
Mick Jagger (vocals)
Keith Richards (guitar)
Ian Stewart (piano)
Dick Taylor (bass)
Tony Chapman (drums)

1. “Kansas City”
2. “Baby What’s Wrong”
3. “Confessin’ the Blues”
4. “Bright Lights, Big City”
5. “Dust My Broom”
6. “Down the Road Apiece”
7. “I’m a Love You”
8. “Bad Boy”
9. “I Ain’t Got You”
10. “Hush-Hush”
11. “Ride ‘Em on Down”
12. “Back in the U.S.A.”
13. “Kind of Lonesome”
14. “Blues Before Sunrise”
15. “Big Boss Man”
16. “Don’t Stay Out All Night”
17. “Tell Me You Love Me”
18. “Happy Home”

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Takin’ It Back To The European Old School

The Chrome Angelz have a show up right now at The Outsiders in London.

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