Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

I would like to dedicate this to my family in Cleveland

June 4, 2010


Barney’s Beanery represent.

Go Lakers.



Show @ The Roxy This Saturday w/ J*Davey!!!

May 24, 2010

Join us this Saturday at The Roxy with J*Davey!!

We go on at 10:00pm.

Hit up The Roxy for $10 advanced tix, or $12 at the door.

Come smother yourself in delicious goodness and slap yourself with a pancake.  See you there!!

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Shop Like Kings

May 24, 2010

Kai and the rest of the homeys at Kingsbury threw a dope Pop-Up Party on Sunday to promote their new online store  Peep that shize and sign up!!


This Is Egregious

May 10, 2010

[ih-gree-juhs, -jee-uhs]
1. extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant


Tar Art

April 19, 2010

The Tar Pits was an exceptional place to spend an entire weekend thinking about chocolate cake and cherry pies.

Whoever did this piece, let’s take a shot of patron.


New Kingdom w/ Nikka Costa @ The Roxy

April 8, 2010

We’re playing at the Roxy Theatre tomorrow night at 9:30pm opening for Nikka Costa!!

Dive in, have a few drinks and get your hair wet.

Tix are $25.

Check out our myspace for upcoming shows, new songs, and be on the lookout for our video for “Stepped On The Scene” coming soon.
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The Making of “Stepped On The Scene” Music Video

March 29, 2010

We got some pictures and nice video for you. Please, stick around and enjoy yourself. I know I did.

SHOW TONIGHT!!! @ Viper Room w/ Janelle Monae

March 23, 2010

Come rock with us tonight at the Viper Room on Sunset with Janelle Monae!!

Make sure to hit us up to get on the guestlist!!

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The Streets Giveth and The Streets Taketh Away

March 2, 2010

This Fox News clip just came out with Philip Lumbang and his battle to save his Silverlake Mural.

To help save this mural, you can go to the Abztract site and purchase “THE MURAL”.

Crazy shize.


How Many Billboards?

February 28, 2010

If you guys are wondering about all the random billboards that aren’t ads, but art pieces, this is an exhibition that the MAK Center for Art and Architecture is putting on.

The philosophical proposition of the exhibition is simple: art should occupy a visible position in the cacophony of mediated images in the city, and it should do so without merely adding to the visual noise. How Many Billboards? Art In Stead proposes that art periodically displace advertisement in the urban environment.

I caught some pics while driving today down La Brea to our shithole of a studio. Just kidding, it’s sexier than Fabio’s hair after he steps out the shower.  But the point is, let’s see who can spot all 21 billboards first.  Winner gets a massive make-out sesh.  With me.

The cloudy sky billboard above is from the lovely artist Kerry Tribe.

Below is from photographer James Welling.

Don’t thank me for the high quality photos, thank Blackberry.



February 2, 2010

I love Skullphone’s work as I see it pop up more and more thorughout LA.  Any of you ever seen the electronic billboard he hacked into last year?

This piece is on the corner Vine and Selma (just a bit west on Selma).

Definitely would like to cross paths with this dude one day.


Thought & Def

February 1, 2010

Thanks again to everyone that came to our show at The Roxy on Friday.  This weekend was just a cluster fuck of music.  Peep above, Mos Def and Black Thought ripping apart “Double Trouble” from the annual Roots Grammy Party.

How dope was Mos Def’s Grammy outfit?

via 2dopeboyz


LA Walkabout

January 26, 2010

Matthieu Young walked from Downtown LA to Venice Beach, and documented it all.  Just snapped pics of everyone he ran into.  Something like this is truly amazing to do in a city with so much cultural diversity.

Many props, this shit is dope.

Click here for the whole shabang.


New Kingdom live @ The Roxy 1/29

January 25, 2010

It’s time to dive in and get your hair wet.

We’re playing at The Roxy this Friday at 9:15.  We’re opening up for a really dope band from Japan called Polysics.   Hit us up and we’ll put you on the guestlist for $12 discount tickets, otherwise they are $15.  All ages so bring your brothers, sisters, children, mothers, and grandmothers and let’s have a ball.


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Introducing: Phil Lumbang

January 22, 2010

If you’ve ever been driving through downtown l.a. you’ve definitely seen this man’s work, probably thinking it’s something done by the neighborhood kids.

Phil Lumbang rulez. I wanna just squeeze the actual shit out of one of those bears.  So cute.

No really, they are.  Props dUde.


New Kingdom & Saul Williams live @ the Roxy 11/13

November 5, 2009


We’re playing Friday November 13th at the Roxy with Saul Williams. It’s apparently a delicious affair.

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Los Angeles Football Stadium

November 4, 2009


I’m just waiting for someone to tell me that this is too good to be true.

Ripping Faces Off

September 21, 2009


Beverly and Poinsettia, kinda near El Coyote.

I’m always down with skullfaces, especially ones with fully intact hair-doos.


SPECIAL: Late Nights & Food Fights (video)

September 2, 2009

Many, many things are on the way, so big in fact, im about to have a panic attack just talking about it.

In addition, we tend to always work nutso hours, and August was no exception. Hope you enjoy the video.

Introducing: “Burn It Down”

August 3, 2009

We just finished recording a new song called “Burn It Down”.

Here’s a small snip of us debuting it live at the El Rey last friday.

To everyone that came, you rule.

-New Kingdom

Where you from, LA Number 1

July 27, 2009


So they say where you make music matters.  According to this chart, we’re doing good Johnny. 

We’re doing real good.

via Hypebot


Do Not Ride This in LA

June 5, 2009


A folding Mercedes bike??? $2400??

I will personally jack you and use the money to rent out the El Rey Theater to put on Snazzfest Part Deux…and all of LA is invited.

Snazzfest Part Deux: Coming Summer 2009.


If You Feel Down About Manny…

May 7, 2009

Just focus on something a little more uplifting…

Now do we all feel better?


Road To Recovery

May 4, 2009

Damnson, Iggy Pop doing “5 Foot 1” live at The Nokia Theater over the weekend for the Road To Recovery concert.

Peep Tom Morello ruling in the back…along with the Iggy Pop impersonator on the far right.





April 30, 2009

I bought Glen E. Friedman’s Fuck You Heroes yesterday.  It’s in it’s fourth printing since 1994, with the photo quality just slightly revised.

From his work with the DogTown crew to Black Flag and Run DMC, Friedman encompasses everything that is hardcore.

Truly bodacious.

Peep his blog idealistpropaganda.


Tyson and His Face Tattoo in Theaters!!!

April 28, 2009

This film looks rad. 

Only showing in LA and NY right now.  Who’s coming with me?


Mid-City Arts Presents: Chaka

April 24, 2009


If you grew up in LA in the 80’s and 90’s, and one point or another, you tagged.  Whether you had a crew that went on late night bombings, or if you kept that shit in your notebook, we’ve all been influenced by the graffiti culture.

And at the root of it, the legendary Chaka

He is credited with breaking away from the New York “wildstyle” popular at the time and introducing clearer, more blockish lettering into tagging. Chaka was one of the first to create a reputation as a recognizable individual tagger, and spawned many imitators.

Tomorrow night (April 25th) from 7-9pm, Mid-City Arts Gallery is hosting Chaka’s first solo show Resurrection.  He’ll be there shaking hands and signing limited edition posters.


n o a

April 10, 2009


n o a.

She has been documenting New Kingdom shows since the beginning.

One of the illest photographers on the planet, she captures the counter cultures of the world and it’s depths that people rarely seek.

Love this girl to death.

Check out her website that launched today

Go ahead, dive in, get your hair wet.


Thanks For Coming

April 6, 2009

Thanks to everyone that came out to our show at the Key Club last night with B.O.B. and Asher Roth. 

The vibe was great, the performances rocked, and we had a blast.

You guys rule.



March 17, 2009