Monday, July 27, 2015

bootleg movie posters from Ghana

Through the 1980s and 90s in the West African country of Ghana, mobile movie theaters brought American films to the people.  Oftentimes these were nothing more than a tv and vcr, powered by a generator and hauled around in the trunk of a car from town to town.  Local artists were commissioned to create attention-grabbing posters to advertise the viewings, sometimes without having ever seen the movie.  Hollywood eventually brought the copyright hammer down on these bootleg viewings and posters, but these surreal masterpieces remain.  Take a look...

Monday, July 6, 2015

Goat - Glastonbury 2015 full set

Swedish psychedelic collective GOAT has been relatively quiet since the release of their second album Commune last fall, but they have recently awoken for a series of European festival gigs over the summer.  GOAT returned to Glastonbury this year after their triumphant coming out party in 2013 and once again the entire set was beautifully filmed and recorded. 

The band debuted their new single, "It's Time For Fun," which will be released as a limited edition 7" with the b-side "Relax" in September.

GOAT will be making a handful of appearances in August at various festivals, as well as a rare performance in Greece in October. make sure you check em out if you can.

8/1: Näsåker/Sweden – Urkult Festival
8/13: Gothenburg - Way Out West Festival
8/21: Hasselt/Belguim – Pukkelpop Festival
8/22: Wales/UK – Green Man Festival
8/28-29: La Tour-de-Peilz/Switzerland – Nox Orae Festival
10/17: Greece/Athens – Gagarin Festival

check out Head Medicine's complete GOAT archives HERE, with exclusive interviews, reviews, photos, art, and more

Saturday, July 4, 2015

William Stout's "Legends of the Blues"

William Stout has built a formidable body of work in his 40+ year long art career, ranging from comics and album art to storyboarding and conceptual art in film and television.  In 2013, Abrams ComicArts published his "Legends of the Blues" book which builds where Robert Crumb's classic "Heroes of the Blues" trading card set from 1980 left off.  Stout renders over 100 Blues titans in his own version of Crumb's iconic, bold crosshatched style, and wrote a short biography to accompany each entry.  Oftentimes, Stout weaves in symbolic imagery in the backgrounds to enhance the individual's mythology.  It's a brilliant collection of images, and the book is a must have for any fan of illustration or the blues.

here are some examples.  buy the book HERE.