We threw a party to celebrate the launch of the Pabst new art can, you know the brand new one with japanese writing. Every year, PBR selects one artist to redesign their can and Gaijin was the featured artist in 2018. He designed the new mural outside 1700 Naud, which you should definitely come by to check out, and spent time with a bunch of other artists from the Bloody Gums collective and A Shop Called Quest. It was a night dedicated to Gaijin's design, to making art and to staying hungry.
We had the pleasure of hosting Balaram Stack and New Era for the premiere of their new surf film, produced by Monster Children.
The piece is exclusive to Monster Children this week, so go over to monsterchildren.com to watch it in full.
Photos by Justin Gaar
The greatest thing about having nice walls is being able to put nice framed art on it, and turning nice walls into supporters of art. Literally. That's what we did with the photography of Cameron Strand. Our first pop-up ever was a one-wall-one weekend photography exhibit showcasing some of Monster Children's favorite images by the photographer.
Lev Merka played a DJ set entirely out of cassette tapes and the live show by Blanco Niño sounded oh so good.
A series of secret shows went down at 700 Naud recently, with bands Starcrawler, Cowgirl Clue, Puzzle, Neo Globs and The Mattson 2 taking to the stage as a prelude to upcoming Beach Goth festival.
The venue transformed into a shrine dedicated to all things The Growlers, covered in costumes and props from past shows, exclusive merch, ticket giveaways, a photo show by the band’s documentarian Taylor Bonin, and their own decorated 1977 Lincoln parked right outside. Who in their right minds could’ve predicted a drag show, Chinese lion dancers bursting out of nowhere, a marionette act opening for Puzzle and Neo Globs, or a woman jumping on top of the bar and swallowing a sword?
Photos by Morgan Rindengan
Thank you all who came by to celebrate the launch of Monster Children's Issue #59. We featuring "Everywhere Unseen," a MC film that highlights the best moments of a trip four Kiwi photographers (Jake Mein, Nick Rapley, Jereme Aubertin and Beth Eastell) took while traveling New Zeland’s South Island in a Defender.
Also featuring a photo show with some of the issues' best photos. Up for viewing and for sale.
Thanks to BLACKPAW for the great show, and awesome tunes by George Jensen.
Photos by Morgan Rindengan and video by Ryan Naddeau