Holy Fuck – “Red Lights” Music Video

So very little to add here. Holy Fuck is a quality duo that I caught for the first time at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC (one of the greatest live venues of all time)… and this is their latest video which, incidentally features a cat. Oh… and is the one of the most hilarious videos I’ve ever seen?

Cat + High Speed Chase + Bad Special Effects = Win.

Coachella Music Festival – Beautiful Video

This has to be the best advertisement for a music festival I’ve ever seen. Ordinarily when I think Music Festival, I think: portable toilets, rain, drugs, massive debacle. This video however, makes the whole damn thing look absolutely beautiful. The thing is shot from such an angle and speed that seems like some wonderful combination of stop-motion and claymation and the set-up of the event is breathtaking.

We are still a good six months out from next year’s Festival but keep your eye on this page for tickets and updates on the line-up.

The festival has historically brought outstanding acts from the likes of: Band of Horses, Girl Talk, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, TRV$ DJAM, Jay-Z, DeadMau5, Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, Temper Trap, Tiesto, XX, B.O.B., Deerhunter… and on and on and on is always a sure-bet to bring the goods in terms of big names and if this video is any indication it is also pretty much guaranteed to provide a good atmosphere. This guy may just have to start looking for flights for the 2011 edition!

Banksy Goes Hard on Simpsons Intro

For those of you Simpsons fans you’ll know that every now and again they look for new inspiration (be it in the form of guest appearances from major actors or musicians) or in the most recent case – outsourcing the introduction.

Have a look at the above video that was directed by British “anonymous” artist Banksy. It starts out lighthearted and follows the general tune of a traditional Simpsons intro but take a much darker turn towards the end.

Considering that many of the cells for the show are outsourced to South Korea you have got to wonder how the producers of the show (20th Century Fox) will feel about the intro and the creators may find themselves in a bit of hotwater over this one.

The episode, called “MoneyBart” is set to air here in the UK on the 21st of October.

Asked about the intro, Executive Producer Al Jean managed only “This is what you get when you outsource”

Ok Go – White Knuckles

Ok Go has been well known and well received for their uncanny ability to one-up themselves with each new music video they’ve done and most of them have been filmed in one take (a pretty incredible feat).

The latest video features a bunch of tricks with dogs and I can’t say it’s as inspired as the Rude Goldberg machine music video from their last track, but “White Knuckles” is head and shoulders above what most other musicians are putting out in the way of videos lately. And it makes you wonder what on earth their label (EMI, Capitol) was thinking dropping them- surely their lackluster record sales could be compensated for by monetizing their YouTube channel?

This video was on 735 visits when I saw it last night and overnight it’s up to half a million… not bad for a group of independent musicians :)

Enjoy and feel free to let us know what you think in the comments!

London Fashion Week Coverage – Update!

Hey everyone- just a reminder (in case you needed one) – but London Fashion Week SS 2011 is coming right up,  it starts today in fact. Just wanted to remind you that we’ll have coverage from all the events and shows we can get our hands on with live updates, images and show recaps. We’re working in collaboration with Le Hay Fashion Press this year so keep it locked on the blog and over on Le Hay for coverage.

If you’re jonesin for live updates from the runway, be sure to follow @crockstarltd on twitter.

Adidas Star Wars – Boba Fett ZX 800

Welp, Adidas has gone and done it again… and I don’t even like Star Wars!

With their latest release Adidas has, very intelligently, captured the hearts and minds of toy-lovers and sneakerheads the world around. The concept of “boxfresh” is fairly unique to the trainer lovers, though if there is any comparison any action figure collector can appreciate this coddling of their favourite product.

An unopened toy/figure is worth infinitely more than an opened toy (in mint condition). Why are people old enough, patient and responsible enough to leave their toys in the package for years still buying action figures is a question in itself… though there is no doubt that with toys and old baseball cards the unopened pack is the holy grail of a collectors patience.

When it comes to trainers, I’ve never been a big fan of the idea of copping kicks you’re never going to wear, or copping kicks just to re-sell. I can almost understand the “wear ‘em twice and put ‘em on ice” mentality, but that’s about as far as I’m willing to go. With that said, I think these might be worth keeping sealed and displayed proudly in Daddy’s creepy toy shack.

Hunting these down may be tougher than finding water in Tatooine, but try your local Adidas orignals stockist.

What do you lot think of these? Pop-tags or hermetically sealed?

Images via: Pursuitist

Today’s Tribute to Hipsters

So it is rare that we blog two times a day… frankly it’s not sustainable. However, this is too funny not to include on the blog. There is no real need to describe the above video “I Love my Life as a Dickhead” other than to point out how well it has captured the scene/vibe of so many young people living in East London.

Definitely wait until the end as some of the “characters” descriptions of how they’re livin are perhaps the best part of the video. Enjoy the laughs… or the awkward self-reflection… or whatever this video inspires in you.

Gotta give a quick shout to The Poke, without whom we would not have come across this little gem.

“Basically… I’m a part time blogger, and, like…”

Internet Culture Meets Pop-Culture

Ladies and gents, today it is my distinct pleasure to share with you a combination of my two loves: mash-up music and internet humor. Evan Roth took just about every great animated .gif the internet had to offer and made a music video to some Girl Talk beats off of Night Ripper.

Enjoy this masterpiece in all of it’s glory. If you’ve never heard Girl Talk, his music should be appreciated in its own right so you can check out Gregg Gills’ (aka Girl Talk) myspace page to have a listen.

In the meantime, have a look and a listen to this video for the first animated gif music video, some fresh beats and some lulz. Enjoy!

Video originally found on Gizmodo.

Cineroluem – New Cinema in Clerkenwell

So, whilst having a drink with a friend the other day over by Pop-up Pirates we noticed a group of hipsters playing with aluminum tarps across the road at a gas station. We only assumed it would be some sort of art exhibition, squat party or something else bordering on awful.

However, as it turns out… the final product is nothing short of a work of art in and of itself- and it provides reasonably priced cinema within walking distance of my house so who are we to complain. My hat is off to the folks behind this project and I’m looking forward to checking out a film there ASAP. I will be sure to post a review once I can get a ticket to the bloody place!

The picture doesn’t quite do the place justice, but the chairs are handbuilt out of wood, they’ve gone with a classic marquis and the silver tarps previously mentioned serve as curtains to help you forget you’re in downtown London. You may have to watch out for splinters but this is a masterstroke of architectural repurposing!

Next time you’re in the area definitely check it out:
The derelict petrol station,
100 Clerkenwell Road,
London, EC1M 4RJ

Cyglo LED Tires – Just in Time for Tron: Legacy!

Well, as you know, we here at Crockstar are a bit obsessed with the forthcoming Tron film. We are also a bit obsessed with bikes, and techy-shiz… so it’s not surprise that we’re pretty stoked on these Cyglo tires (tyres for you Brits).

If you’re looking for your opportunity to feel like you’re riding a light-bike around town and don’t have the cash to dish out for one of these, then you may want to get in early on these babies.

These were originally built with safety in mind but they are seriously fresh in their own right… and they’re a bit of a design feat as well.

The tires have LED bulbs with motion sensors built right into the wall of the tire. You can set them either to flash or to be permanently on… oh and did we mention that they generate their own power?

The level of interest has taken Cyglo by surprise but what this means for us consumers is that these are almost guaranteed to make it to market. If and when they do, we’ll be sure to let you know!

Keep up the good work Cyglo- the future is upon us.

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