Lasse Hoile’s Magical Musical Melancholy

August 28, 2014
Lasse Hoile Rope Still

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Danish-born visual artist Lasse Hoile may not be a household name, but he’s carved himself quite the niche in the progressive rock/metal scene as a virtual set and album designer. His ability to disturb, enlighten, and entertain us is an accomplishment that many in his line of work can only strive for. This talented multimedia artist produces a type of ‘modernized vintage’ imagery whose ominous beauty has been likened to Francis Bacon, H.R. Geiger, and David Lynch. Though he often focuses on complementing music artists with his work, his talent is standalone.

Lasse Hoile Red Headdress

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Trained Eye Portrait

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45 Woodstock Photos That Will Transport You Back To 1969

August 17, 2014

Forty-five years ago this weekend, the mother of all rock festivals took place. Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, over 400 thousand revelers flocked to Bethel, New York to take part in what would become the zenith of 1960s counterculture. Today, we take a look back at the highlight of the summer of love with these forty-five beautiful Woodstock photos:

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Woodstock Poster

Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", Woodstock was organized by Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld with presale tickets available for $18 (equivalent to $120 today).

Abandoning Cars

Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Bethel twenty-four hours before the concert was slated to start. With traffic gridlocked for miles, many abandoned their cars and simply walked to the festival grounds.

Woodstock Opening Ceremony

Satchidananda Saraswati, an Indian religious teacher, delivered the opening ceremony invocation at Woodstock.

In The Rain

On and off again rain became a staple of the Woodstock weekend, though that didn't stop the energy or proceedings of the festival.

Aerial Photograph Of Woodstock

Initially expecting only 100,000 people, Woodstock swelled to over 400,000 revelers. Concert organizers realized that they had neither the means or resources to prevent the flood of people and thus made the concert 'free' by cutting all the fences surrounding the festival area.

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia poses for a photograph before the Grateful Dead performed at Woodstock.

Jamming On The Sitar

Ravi Shankar plays the sitar during his performance on Friday night.

Grass Hut At Woodstock

Impromptu shelters were common place -- here, a group rest in the grass hut they built for the weekend.

Clothing Optional

Very much in the spirit of the times, clothing was considered optional for many festival-goers.

Signs At Woodstock

Heady vibes.

Woodstock Photos Jimi Hendrix

The last act to perform at Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix went on Monday morning to conclude the festival. By the time he went on stage, only 30,000 festival-goers remained.

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Jay-Z’s A Name Dropper: Exploring His Most Referenced Brands By Album

August 10, 2014

Jay Z Most Dropped Brand By Album

Because nothing in the world is more important than analyzing the rocky cliffs that come with any marriage, celebrity or not — perhaps Beyonce is considering dumping Jay because he is too materialistic?

“Stairway To Heaven”, As Created By Floppy Disks And Hard Drives

July 17, 2014

Way more electro–and arguably less annoying–than Deadmau5, these floppy disk and hard drives recreate the quintessential Led Zeppelin song, “Stairway to Heaven”.

Jimi Hendrix, The Soldier

July 14, 2014

Jimi Hendrix Uniform

Enlisting in the army to avoid jail time (he had been caught joy riding twice), Jimi Hendrix can be seen in uniform in this 1961 photo. While discharged a year later for some pretty interesting reasons, it was during this time that Hendrix started his first band with Billy Cox. And yes–we are well aware that Hendrix could even make one-pieces look cool.

Cutting Up The World Cup

June 15, 2014

Wish you could get into arguably the biggest sporting event in the planet but prefer musical drops to kick offs? This video incorporates all the sport’s movement into a dynamic music video unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Enjoy!