To kick off the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a sizable piece of art was emblazoned atop the Comedy Store by Los Angeles street artist Bankrupt Slut. Perhaps the most omnipresent name stickered throughout the city, Bankrupt Slut embodies its mantra of “Get up, Stay up.” The Sunset Strip Music Festival runs September 18-20.
The identity of Bankrupt Slut is a lifestyle of Rock & Roll excess — semi-nude models in masks spray painting, punk rock lettering, using straightforward designs for maximum impact. The new 12-foot piece by Bankrupt Slut is a guitar with the top of the guitar neck turning into a woman’s hand holding a can of spray paint.
Where many bands use the streets for promoting their music, Bankrupt Slut has been inspired by their street art work to do music. Read More
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No. It couldn’t be. Hopper?
The generic congressman headshot grinned back indifferently, like they all do. Only looking at the Facebook profile pic of Wisconsin State Senator Randy Hopper, a Republican facing a looming recall election and public divorce, did I recognize that impenetrable grin. Had it been 25 years?
As the Wisconsin GOP unleashed attacks on public employees and unions this year, I was sickened by the shameless pandering of Governor Scott Walker, who had given away hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations before using that same deficit amount as an emergency pretense to slash state workers’ benefits. I was even more disgusted by the lengths to which the Wisconsin GOP went to pass a vote against political foes, breaching their own state assembly procedures to enact a drastically unjust law that takes away citizens’ rights–from a party purporting to be against big government intruding on your life and limiting what you can earn. Read More