Sitting down at SHUT's Orchard Street store, we caught up with owners Rodney Smith, Michael Cohen, and Adam Schatz, plus head designer Eli Morgan Gesner, to talk roots, nostalgia, and where the culture is headed next.
You can have worse ideas than going to a record store and listening to stuff based purely on album art. At worst, you'll wind up with a bunch of $1 records that will look rad on your wall. At best, you find tracks like Instant Funk's "Everybody."
Fresh after our interview excerpt with Big Steve yesterday, we're bringing you a little extra BTS from our shoot day, talking shit with the man himself as he finesses a Latina pinup on 13thWitness' calf.
Born in Astoria, Queens, it wasn’t exactly a diehard passion of “Big Steve” Pedone’s to get into tattooing, but true to the NY hustler mentality, rather a good way to make easy money.
While the album title taunts me with its brazen Oklahomaness, the song itself is a countrified jam with jazzy sensibilities and a funky streak.
Starring Brandee and a few of her downtown natives, we followed the crew through the streets of SoHo, disposable cameras in hand, snapping shots of their early a.m. crawl home after an all-nighter.