We recently went down to San Diego to paint at the Invisible Children X Warby Parker event at the new IC offices. It’s always a good time hanging with that crew. Such good people. Please support both Invisible Children and Warby Parker as they are doing real positive things. While down there we also ran into our bros at Aloha Sunday and will be showing new work at their store in San Diego on May 4th. More info on that to come. View more photos from the event here.
This Saturday October 6th, Dethkills will be showing a few new prints, along with the release of the new Strife: Witness A Rebirth photo zine. The 50+ page zine gives a retrospective of the band from the past into the present. It also features interviews from Dave Mandel (Indecision Records), Mike Hartsfield (New Age Records), EyeOne (Macondo), and Andrew Kline (Strife). PLUS…Chris will be spinning a few classic punk and not so classic hardcore tunes. All in all this one is gonna be a blast.
Strife is proud to present “WAR RECORDS”, a pop up record store and art gallery inside of Hold Up Art in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA) at 358 E. 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012. The event starts at 7pm and admission is free for all ages.
The opening reception is on October 6th, 2012 and will feature an exhibit of Hardcore photography, art, and ephemera from Atiba Jefferson, Andrew Kline, Dan Rawe, Dave Sine, Dethkills, David “Igby” Sattanni, Larry Ransom, Ray Macondo, Rick Rodney, Robby Redcheeks, Zach Cordner, and more.
Also featured will be the opening for A Certain Evening Light: New Works by Eyeone in the main gallery.
The event will also featuring guest DJ’s spinning vinyl only sets and a listening party for Strife’s new album, Witness A Rebirth.
WAR RECORDS will be running from Oct 6th through 28th, 2012 and will feature releases from Revelation, 6131, Indecision, Reaper and more.
“Witness A Rebirth is about carrying on the traditions of Hardcore,” says Strife guitarist Andrew Kline. “This record is about taking everything that we learned and everything that we love about Hardcore and sharing it with the youth. They are the ones that will carry the torch and keep the true spirit alive. I feel like this record store is a perfect place to show that. I grew up in a time when you learned about bands and HC from the liner notes of records and from reading zines. I want to bring back that sense of community, and I want the new kids to see that they can get involved.”
Check out the new STRIFE song TORN APART off of Witness A Rebirth on 6131 Records.
Clip from the opening reception of ’1000 Words’
Film/Edit compliments of Madison Dyer.
We will be hand manipulating these screen prints this Saturday to help out our buddies over at Invisible Children. Check out the flyer for all the info and be sure to stop by to pick up one of these super limited prints.
Billy Bishop is a poster printer out of Austin Texas and works under the name Obsolete Industries. We have been fans of his work for some time now and recently had the chance to work with him at a Charity event in Los Angeles. Billy produced 3-color prints of our art work. The first two colors were printed at his studio and the third color was done live at the event. After the last color was laid down he would pass the prints to us and we would hand manipulate them making each print one of a kind. Not only were we fortunate enough to work with Billy but we were also working along side our friends and really inspiring artist. The line up included Derek Albeck, Marco Zamora, Jay Howell and Will Manville. We will be releasing an edition of these prints soon so stay tuned.
We recently shared the stage with Cypress Hill at the Roxy to help raise money for the the Japan relief fund. The event was put on by STICKAM and raised over $20,000 and had more than a million viewers watching online. Highlight of the night was a homie hug from Sen Dog. Plug it. Unplug it.
Well we are done with the tradeshow and it probably couldn’t have gone any better. Made some money at the tables, meet some great people, hung out with old friends and as always excited and inspired people with the paintings which is our favorite part of doing the live stuff. Watching people genuinely appreciate what we are doing is one of the best things. Thank you Invisible Children for letting us be a part of such a wonderful experience. Time to finish them up in the studio and get them sold, proceeds to benefit IC.
Day 2 had some residual effects from OFF! at the Thrasher party and a 5am mission on the black jack tables but we managed to get some painting done. Here comes night two…I can already feel the heartburn.