Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Take a trip with ABV Gallery artist & founder, GREG MIKE, as he takes us through the studio, creative agency, the city of Atlanta, & to see the murals he's done over at the DGK skatepark notoriously known as Da Playground. This is part one of a three part series & our very own mutant puppy, Putnam, makes his first video debut. Footage and editing done by the brilliant Matt Swinksy. Stay tuned for more! -LETHAL

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Greg Simkins: Drawn From The Well

Journey through the genius mind of artist Greg "Craola" Simkins in this hardcover 300 page drawing archive. The book was first published in September of 2010 by Presto Art. Most of us cannot afford a Simkins original so this is the next best thing; affordable & currently in stock! Preview some of the inside pages & see if you can resist ordering your copy. This is a must have for any art lover or book collector. Hands down my favorite artist. -LETHAL

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Free Music: Florrie

A girl who can play drums, sing, & mix her own music is a girl deserving of some attention. Add natural beauty that is equally matched with selfless generosity and you have a girl worth crushing on. UK artist Florrie is a young musician building her fan base by making all her music free to download, share, & remix. The tracks on her Introduction EP combine many elements all seemingly opposite; human yet robotic, energetic but soothing, heavy yet sleek. And so the theory is: Opposites Attract. Florrie is one gifted female who not only proves that but she also shares her ability to find the chemistry that balances these opposing attractions. Visit her website for personal fun facts, free downloads, & more. -Lethal

Enjoy this video from a performance of "Give Me Your Love" live at Nottingham Rock City:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Killer Album: Dead Man's Bones

The first album released by Dead Man's Bones is self-titled and features The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Children's Choir in each of it's 12 tracks. If that alone doesn't convince you that this band is truly unique then maybe the recurring theme of zombies, ghosts, graveyards, & werewolves (both aurally & visually) will spark your interest. The story is that band members, Ryan Gosling & Zach Shields, crossed paths by default & began spending time together initially out of obligation more than anything else. This time together brought about the realization that both shared a fascination for death & the supernatural. The album itself, released in October of 2009, was the unexpected product of what started out as an idea for a theatrical love story centered around monsters and ghosts. Inspirations for the record were drawn from talented artists such as The Shangri-Las, The Cure, & The Misfits. This is quickly becoming one of my current obsessions.  -Ash_Lethal

Drink & Doodle: Vol. 1 (FEB. 2 2011)