HAMMERHEADS // SWAN STREET // RAD BBQ // LOUISVILLE

Tell me why no other “BBQ” dive bar can touch Hammerheads when it comes to quality, tasty meat. They have all kinds of delicious and delectable eats such as ELK, BISON,& DUCK meat burgers (WHAT!), duck tacos, lamb ribs, warm BACON fudge brownies, DUCK FAT fries, TRUFFLE fries, and fried MAC & CHEESE BALLS! Ive had everything on the menu, and I have NEVER been disappointed. AND…duh..da..da..daaaaa…ITS CHEAPO! Two can eat for $20-$30 with tip. And one last fact ta blow ya mind…they got quality local and foreign beers on tap & bottle! CHECK IT OUT.

ADVENTURE TIME // CARTOON NETWORK // COMIC BOOK

I have posted this before, but I feel like now is the time again: A) because season 3 of this show just ENDED :/ & it was BOSS. B) because I will always and forever have a deep admiration for cartoons that remind me how cool it was to be a kid. This show is not only clever as fuck, but hilarious. Every character and scheme is well drawn and thought out. If you aren’t a gangster already and are not on the Adventure Time game, I suggest you turn on your tv to cartoon network around 7 PM, and get on that shit. (or you can steal it from the vastness of the interwebs like me:)

NEIL KRUG // PHOTOGRAPHY // PULP ART BOOK

This man’s use of old impossible grainy film and dirty editing makes me want to jump back in time to a desert in the sixties and trip my balls off on mushrooms. Then photograph it. He has already released PULP ART BOOK V.1, with another book release due in 2012. His work ranges from looking like old Led Zeppelin covers to actually photographing album art for My Chemical Romance, Ladytron, & Ratatat. This guy is a master. I suggest you check him out.

VICTOR CASTILLO // PAINTING // ILLUSTRATION

This dude’s work makes me feel really weird inside but i like it. In Victor Castillo’s oil paintings evil childhood games unfold in grotesque theatrical scenes that seem oddly contemporary yet old-fashioned at the same time. The characters are bourgeois children from the 1800s in Sunday clothes and school uniforms performing malicious child’s play, wearing grinning grotesques masks with black hollow eyes and long red sausage noses. Castillo’s works draw reference to comic and satire, as well as to Goya and Velasquez. Victor Castillo has exhibited widely internationally. Peep his shit. Love it.

SAPPORO SUSHI // LOUISVILLE // 4th STREET & BARDSTOWN RD

See this picture? This is not some stock photo of sushi from google. This is real shit. this is exactly how a roll looks when you order it from Sapporo. I’ve even had some that come to you on fire. YES, ON FIRE. I don’t care what other reviews or raves you have heard about the sushi in Louisville…Sapporo has won best sushi in Louisville for 10 years. No one can touch them. They get fresh fish shipments every single day. They have rare sashimi you won’t find anywhere close to Louisville, bomb ass rolls, and even food you have probably never eaten before in your life (live scallops, baby octopus, quail eggs!). But hands down, EVERYTHING I’ve ever ordered, or even experimentally ordered,  has been delicious. & I love sushi. I’ve had it all over the city. There are some good contenders, but when it comes to quality and taste…Sapporo for the win. Two people can eat and get full for around $40-$50 (inc. tip). TRUST.

SCHOOLBOY Q // HABITS & CONTRADICTIONS // RAPPER

First description: snarling bouncy drug rapper. He puts Kid Cudi’s cocaine addiction on the same level as 14 year olds sneakin cigs behind their high school gyms. I personally love my underground rap, especially the gritty shit that’s been uprising lately. Schoolboy Q is on the forefront with this new mixtape (which also features the likes of Jhene Aiko, Kendrick Lamar, etc). I haven’t quit bumping this shit since I came across it on the interwebs. He kind of reminds me of Clipse with his attitude, but surpasses bouncy pop-rap with his eerie samples (like PORTISHEAD) and heavy bass. If you enjoy bitches, weed, brew, money money hoes, and the such…then please, go get some Schoolboy Q in your life.

KASHMIR // INDIAN CUISINE // BARDSTOWN ROAD, LOUISVILLE KY

Do you love spicy food? I mean LOOOOOVE spicy food (like me). I would eat crushed red pepper on everything if I could. How about really authentic Indian food? I’m talking like stone oven baked breads, house made dipping sauces, lamb, beef, chicken, shrimp, and jasmine rice? Then you would thoroughly enjoy one of my favorite places, Kashmir. For spicy food lovers, Kashmir offers main dishes in range from mild to hot hot hot. It takes a lot to get me sweating when it comes to spicy shit, and I sweat for sureeee when I eat here. TRUST.

ACTUAL PAIN // CLOTHING & MUSIC STORE // ONLINE & IN STORES

Alright, so I’m a person who admires and listens to metal. And as much as I like the metal scene, it’s a bit too black for me. So fashion-wise, this company is like my match made in heaven for those eerie clothes without going overboard into the darkness. Plus Actual Pain’s designs & graphics are as fresh as they are eerie. To completely understand what I’m gettin at, just go to their website and peep the store out @ actualpain.org. You won’t be disappointed. Plus, a free mixtape page? fuck yeah. Personally, I gotta get my hands on one of those triangle design beanies. sick shit. TRUST.

JEREMY GEDDES // THE COSMONAUT MASTER // PAINTER

Yes, I have a lot of astronauts and space going on here. Yes, I have an obsession with space, but who doesn’t? With as much research as we’ve done up there, its still a new frontier. This artist’s view of the cosmonaut is put into these intense realistic paintings that also include this surreal, urban vibe. He has some with cosmonauts floating around on the streets of the big city, drifting off into graffiti ridden alleys, and always with this white bird. Its pretty eerie, awesome stuff, if you enjoy art and the universe as much as I do, look at this guy’s work. you wont be disappointed. trust.

ALLEY THEATER // 1205 E. WASHINGTON STREET // ENTERTAINMENT

Who loves the musical “CATS”?! Well, too bad, The Alley Theater is a wonderful place to NEVER see that. The Alley is a progressive Louisville theater with fresh ideas and unconventional new works. For example, a current production called “STAR WARS IN 60 MINUTES OR LESS”, has never been done at any other theater mostly because the actors wrote it themselves! This is not your average “mom & pop” theater; if you want to see exciting plays like POINT BREAK LIVE (haha, yes!) , EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL (rad!), or THE MATRIX LIVE (awesome), then this is the Ville’s live theater for you. Go getcha some…

DJ SHADOW // DARK ELECTRONIC // OLD SCHOOL RAP BEATS

What a sick deejay. Listen to Bombay the Hard Way, & The Outsider. You’ll feel me. He’s eerie, dark, and makes your head thump every time. Perfect mood music, party music, or sex music. He just released an album entitled The Less You Know the Better. & its pretty rad. I’ve never been disappointed by DJ SHADOW, he’s been around forevaa, every release has been worth the buy. He makes sick vinyls if you want to add some really dope music to your collection. TRUST, He’s the man.

HAVANA RUMBA // ST MATTHEWS // LOUISVILLE KY

Do you love Traditional style Cuban food? Do you love really fucking stellar food in general? Do you love to drink like a Spaniard? Do you also dig the mariachi sound? Then you need to eat at Havana Rumba. A hidden little hole in the wall, this place is delicious & very affordable. They have rum-soaked bananas, fried plantains, slow-roasted Cuban pork, some savage chicken, & whatever else you may expect from a true-blue Cuban joint. Plus an open bar & late night fiestas. If you haven”t been, you need to make a little trip across town on an empty stomach. You won’t regret it.

REGULAR SHOW // CARTOON NETWORK // JG QUINTEL

If you’re already on the Adventure Time game, then you already know about how fucking rad this show is. Mordecai & Rigby are a bluebird and a racoon that wreak havoc & piss off their boss Benson, a talking gumball machine. They also live with a giant headed guy that is a loopy Brit, a shit talking green man, HIGH FIVE GHOST, & a yetti that skips instead of walks. The storylines in each epiosodes remind me of acid trips to the maxxx. If you dont already know about the Regular Show, GET ON THAT SHIT PRONTO.

SOFA KING KILLER // SOUTHERN METAL // OHIO

These cats rip their guitars. Seriously. All I have to say is if you love metal, fucking LOVE metal, and you need some new southern twang in your life, Download/buy the EP entitled LUST CRIMES & HOLINESS. your face will melt off & you will want to ride into the night like a boss, on your nasty motorcycle, while blaring this shit as the soundtrack to your rad as fuck life. DO IT. trust.

TOMER HANUKA // ILLUSTRATION // BOSS

All the way from the Middle East, one of my favorite artists of all time. This man is clever. This man has a way with color schemes, lines, and emotion evoking scenery and subjects. From filth to desperation, love to loathing, destitution to the rich & addicted, Hanuka just makes sense. His recently released book OVERKILL is a grand introduction of his work to the unknowing eye. And you may realize that yes, you
HAVE seen this piece somewhere…he has been commissioned for some pretty diverse & random projects, non disappointing. He has a great site too that showcases his skillage. TRUST.

http://thanuka.com/index.php

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