Dan and Alexei met in Montreal. Dan sings in Wolf Parade. Alexei writes poetry and short fiction. They make music with machines and each other. It's like vintage Jesus and the Mary Chain fronted by a drunker, skinnier Bruce Springsteen. Listen:Handsome Furs - "Untitled"
Our friends Fucked Up return to the Old Blue Last on Wednesday December 27. We love them so much we put out their single "Triumph Of Life" earlier this year. If you witnessed their previous show at our pub, then you know how amazing this band are live. Don't miss them. Did we mention how great they are?
Lit students like to claim it's racist to say that Chinatowns and other enclaves of Asian immigrants are full of secret doings that skirt the notice of white society, but we recently spent some time down in a part of New York where you can go days at a time without seeing a round eye and discovered it's actually true. By the end of hour two we'd already seen three extremely seedy-looking cash exchanges around the corners of buildings and watched one of our hosts attempt to palm off what looked like a business card to several older men then each time try to pretend that he hadn't. And this was all on the semi-legal side of the street--click here to read about what the situation's like where there are still active criminal circles around to stir up the mix.
Dear Vice, Meet my friend Sven. He has a hole the size of a small pancake in his head. It looks like one of those funny Jewish hats you see the Pope wear sometimes. Two weeks ago I got a call from Sven. I was still asleep and noticed only hours later I had one missed call from him, at 10.37 AM. I called him back, but he didn't answer... (See the hole in all its glory after the jump)
The surprise hit gift of Yuletide '06? Vibrating cock rings. A disposable dick quaking device by Durex, the first sex toy ad aired on terrestrial TV, is giving Brits boners as they slouch in front of the box this Christmas. Also hot this year is the iBuzz Two, a vibrating cock/clit set activated by music. It's like sharing earplugs and buttplugs...
The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan is one of the country's foremost non-ironic storehouses of creepy racist ephemera from the past few centuries. (Ironically enough, its website is one of the only places online you can gawk at old minstrel masks and Coon Chicken menus without feeling like a Stormfront regular.)