John Lawrence Sullivan jacket; Hanes tank top.
Zombie Boy, muse to Thierry Mugler and Lady Gaga, marries extreme ink and high fashion.
Vampire rockers 69 Eyes want to infect the U.S. with their goth ‘n’ roll.
Inked people covers Dead To Me
San Francisco punks Dead to Me drop their Clash-inspired sound and change up the buzz saw guitars for stop-start riffs that suggest they’ve been spinning a lot of Gang of Four in their rehearsal space. “Tierra del Fuego” is filled with jittery funk riffs, as is “A Day Without a War,” a plea for peace in which singer-bassist Chicken howls, “We’ll never be safe again.” There are still plenty of nods to Joe Strummer and gang, especially as Dead to Me explore world music influences. They slip through dub on opener “X” and bring Latin influences to “California Sun.” Don’t miss “Cruel World,” Chicken’s Replacements-like musing on the state of the world.
When I call Geoff Rickly at noon on a Thursday he is sucking on a hard candy and rereading the novel Invisible Cities by Italian author Italo Calvino. If you know Rickly on any level at all, you’ll recognize that neither of these things—sweets and intellectual sustenance—are out of the ordinary for Thursday’s frontman...
DEBRA SKELTON is best known for her eight seasons on FOX's late night sketch comedy, MADtv. She also worked for three months as a motion capture performer on James Cameron's AVATAR and was originally used as the model for the lead character, Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana. She'll be co-starring in a new film project alongside Andy Dick, slated for production in March 2010. When not working or riding her motorcycle, SKELTON volunteers and hosts events for non-profits.
She didn't want to sleep alone. It was July 2006 and almost midnight, closing time at Sacred Tattoo in downtown Oakland, and 26-year old tattooist Devon Blood was working on a back piece for another artist at the shop when his cell phone rang. His girlfriend Tanya [not her real name] wanted him to sleep at her East Oakland apartment. So when the shop closed, Devon rode his bike along the quiet streets to her live/work loft on 20th Avenue. Boxes filled the apartment. It was their last week in San Francisco. On Monday, the couple planned to move to Olympia, Washington, where Devon would tattoo and Tanya would attend ...