G-Son Studios: Then & Now

The Beastie Boys came to California in the early 90’s to record Check your Head. The studio they used, known as G-Son Studios in Atwater Village now houses the likes of Han Cholo jewelry, X-Large Clothing, Mad Decent Records and many other creatives. Brandon Schoolhouse from Han Cholo worked for the Beastie Boys and Grand Royal in the 90’s and takes us on a tour on the historic building. All Credit goes to Obey Clothing and NOMSG

from Han Cholo Youtube


New Times caught up with Bak as she traveled to the Sunshine State, where she will spend some time infiltrating the arts community with talks and kicking off the East Coast tour of her exhibition, “Beastie Bak and the VAC,” at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines.



via Beastie Boys News, curated by Polly Blog Stew

Ricky Powell in NYC

This film meets Ricky Powell, a native New Yorker whose photographs of iconic people such as the Beastie Boys, Keith Haring and Cindy Crawford made him a pivotal figure in the downtown party scene during the ’80s and ’90s. Now 50, Ricky’s lust for photography and music is still strong. Retrospective of New York City and how it has changed over his lifetime, he shows us around the city and contemplates what the future holds.

from Will Robson-Scott


In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique, a mural was commissioned at the original site of the photo on the album cover. Artist Danielle Mastrion started the piece on Saturday morning, featuring striking caricatures of each of the legendary trio’s members, the mural sits at the corner of Rivington and Ludlow on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.



via Beastie Boys News, curated by Polly Blog Stew