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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Nasty Guys: Remembering The Ramones

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photo by Brad Elterman

On Friday, July 11th, Tommy Ramone died, and just like that, 1,2,3,4, all the original members of the Ramones were gone. I cried when I heard the news. Okay, so maybe I cry a lot, at vacuum cleaner commercials and concerts and movies and previews for movies, but when I heard about Tommy’s death, I cried because the Ramones were important to me in a way that not many other bands were. The Ramones were my Beatles. Not only were they my Beatles, they were punk rock’s Beatles: they created a sound that would spawn in some way or another a million and a half bands, from The Clash to The Misfits to The Strokes. There would be no Nirvana without the Ramones. There would be no Black Flag, there would be no Beastie Boys. Don’t even get me started on Green Day or Blink-182 (or the throngs of present-day eye-liner-loving Warped Tour bands I can’t actually identify). The Ramones, with their hook-ridden, blistering-beat two-and-a-half minute tunes, are responsible for easily 97% of my favorite bands, who in turn took turns rescuing me at various angst-ridden, alienated junctures of my youth. By that logic, the Ramones saved my life, and for that I am eternally grateful.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014 Nasty Guys: #ThrowbackThursday: Outkast

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In case you missed the mega news that dropped last night, Outkast will be headlining this year’s desert festival in Coachella Valley, which means, yep, our favorite hip-hop duo will be reuniting after Seven. Freaking. Years. To celebrate, we look back on André 3000 and Big Boi’s evolution from Atlanta teens to Grammy Award-winning musicians—and every awesome moment in between.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Nasty Guys: Happy Birthday, David Bowie!

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From Space Oddity to Aladdin Sane and beyond, David Bowie’s bold-yet-badass, totally-out-of-this-world style evolution has truly been one of the greatest gifts of all—other than his killer hits over the years, of course. On his 67th birthday, we pulled together some of his most iconic (see: our favorite) looks from his ever-evolving wardrobe, which totally prove he’s a man who sticks to his word: “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

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Friday, December 20, 2013 Nasty Guys: Shy Girls

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There’s nothing not to love about Shy Girls frontman Dan Vidmar. The Portland-based artist pairs smooth electronic beats with ’90s R&B-inspired vocals for endless feel-good jams. (Seriously, listen for yourself.) In October, he released his first EP, Timeshare, and we’re stoked that is just the start of a long music career ahead. We were lucky enough to hang with Dan right here in our L.A. studio and create the most badass photoshoot complete with leopard shirts, silver capes and killer reflective sunglasses. Check out the awesomeness below!

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Friday, November 22, 2013 Nasty Guys: Yuno

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It’s hard to not like Yuno. The Florida-based artist creates fun, energetic pop music that—no matter what the season—always makes it feel like summer. Ever since the prolific musician crowd-funded his first album V on Kickstarter, music gurus from Pitchfork to The Guardian have been praising him as the next big thing. Yuno soundtracked our latest Shoe Cult video, and here I talk to him about getting his music to the people.

(Photos courtesy of Yuno’s Tumblr)

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