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MC PHOTO COMP 2014 NOW OPEN


That's right, entries are now open for the Fourth Annual Monster Children Photo Competition. We are giving the world’s shutterbugs the chance to enter their best photographic work and win up to 25k.
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FYF FESTIVAL 2014


Over the weekend, almost every good band in the universe graced the stages of the LA Sports Arena for FYF Festival. It was an incredible weekend, and if you were there, you'd agree. If you weren't, you totally blew it, man.
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INTERVIEW: RODNEY MULLEN


What makes a guy like legendary skater and innovator, Rodney Mullen, tick? We interviewed Rodney for issue #43 of the magazine, and he went deep - real deep. Take a dive and read the full interview here.
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TRAVEL: FINDING LAKE SUPERIOR


The beach was deserted except for a dog in the distance playing at the water's edge. We walked down the dunes, lit bottle rockets off into the sky and at that moment I realized this was the feeling I had been searching for.
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PEOPLE: SAGE VAUGHN


It is hard to separate Sage the dude from Sage Vaughn the artist. The dude is simply awesome. There are very few people around who I think could be more fun to surf and hang and talk about life and just generally bullshit with than Sage.
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LENS: James Hartley


What are you doing this weekend? I had all kinds of plans. But then I saw these shots by photographer James Hartley, and now I just want to stay in bed.
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Everybody In: Episode 5 // La Femme


Episode 5 of our music series, Everybody In, features french rock gods La Femme. Presented by D'Blanc and directed by Edgar Obrand, watch as we follow them to a show, then to the after party, all whilst narrating the entire episode in a sultry french tongue. Merveilleux.
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LENS: Ali Mitton


As a photographer there is always the work you wish you could be doing, and the work you actually do to pay the bills. Ali Mitton’s images are a prime example of former. Her combination of whimsy and edge result in these scenarios one might think were only possible in dreams.
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Posted by Erin - 03.09.2014

PHOTOCOMP: 2013 TRAVEL WINNERS

The winners of the 2013 Monster Children Photo Competition Travel Section made us want to pack our bags and never look back. Take a look at their photos, and don’t forget to enter yours before Sept 18.

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Posted by Jam - 01.09.2014

NEW MUSIC: NIGHT BEATS

Seattle based group Night Beats are going to be blowing your fucking mind in September. I’ve been listening to them alot over the past week, getting through a bunch of tins every session – really good times.

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Posted by Erin - 23.08.2014

FROM THE MAG: RENNIE ELLIS

We featured the photography of Rennie Ellis (1940-2003) in issue #38 of MC. He gained access to-and the trust of-people and scenes that most shutterbugs would cower from. Take a look at some of his iconic shots here.

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Posted by Monster Children - 02.09.2014

MC PHOTO COMP 2014 NOW OPEN

That’s right, entries are now open for the Fourth Annual Monster Children Photo Competition. We are giving the world’s shutterbugs the chance to enter their best photographic work and win up to 25k.

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Posted by Monster Children - 03.09.2014

TOP 7 PHRASES THAT REALLY MEAN SOMETHING ELSE

Our propensity to lie is really quite a good thing. It spares feelings, makes dating exciting, and gives us cause to keep a fuckload of lawyers employed. So, in celebration of the white lie, I’ve compiled for your pleasure seven phrases that really mean something else.

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Posted by Jam - 02.09.2014

Chicken Soup: Ozzy Wright

You’d best check out Ozzy Wright running amok in Bali, sampling some of the finest chicken soup in the land. Filmed by Tyler Bell during a recent Indo adventure.

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Posted by Erin - 30.08.2014

ALBUM REVIEW: TY SEGALL

You know those bracelets people wear that ask ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ I think I’m gonna get one that asks ‘What Would Ty Do?’ Because there are certain people you just have to trust in life, and he seems like one of them.

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Posted by Crombie - 29.08.2014

TRUE STORIES: THE RING

No, not the movie, the thing that nearly took my finger off. On a recent road trip I bought a ring from a Navajo lady selling jewelry on the roadside in Monument Valley. Incredibly, she was the first Native American I’d met in the whole fourteen years I’ve lived in America. ‘Well then,’ she said,…

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Posted by Crombie - 29.08.2014

STORE: POLER STUFF FLAGSHIP

I don’t camp and I won’t camp. As a child I was forced to go camping all the time; my dad was obsessed with it. He’d load up the family car (an ex-postal vehicle christened ‘The Bongo Van’ by my school friends) and we’d go bush for four days at stretch, crapping in a hole…

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Posted by Su Young Choi - 29.08.2014

Bust Crew series on offthewall.tv

Vans offthewall.tv has a new skate video series titled “Bust Crew”. It features a collaboration of Bust Crew and Cellout. Bust Crew is filmed with a VX1000 by Will Rosenstock while Cellout is done by Brent O’Donnell with an iPhone.

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Posted by Monster Children - 28.08.2014

VOLCOM DOCUMENTARY: VEECO

Veeco: A Volcom Filmmaking Documentary takes a journey through the Volcom film library and goes behind the scenes with the filmmakers and riders as they share tales from Veeco Productions inception to the present day.

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Posted by Jam - 28.08.2014

Reveal: James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra

On the eve of James Jirat Patradoon’s solo exhibition at the RVCA Gallery in Melbourne, he sat down with curator Matt Rabbidge to talk about new material and working with Black Sabbath.

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Posted by Jam - 28.08.2014

Lens: Stay Weird California

You know when they say a dog looks like their owner and visa versa, well this was a perfect example. They both looked cooked and quite ready to throw in the towel.

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Posted by Jam - 27.08.2014

NEW MUSIC: ACTION BRONSON – EASY RIDER

Under the mastered direction of Tom Gould, Action Bronson heads off on a acid fuelled quest across the desert to retrieve a sacred  guitar and shred on into the night.

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Posted by Erin - 27.08.2014

A Night out in Brooklyn on VANS

This Thursday, let Vans take care of you. They will be hosting two parties in Brooklyn on August 28 – Vans Boardshorts Pool party in Williamsburg and the Get-N Classic film premiere at the House of Vans.

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Posted by ABOUT LST NIGHT - 26.08.2014

BRIXTON X CO-OP

Brixton took over the Manly Co-Op store last night to celebrate the release of their Spring 2014 launch. Burgers, wings, beers and bourbon flowed as the Straight Arrows took over the top floor and blasted out a powerful set for the hand selected crowd. This is how range releases should be done! Now, where’s the…

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Posted by Monster Children - 26.08.2014

PHOTOCOMP: 2013 ACTION WINNERS

The 2014 Monster Children Photo Competition opens August 29. Enter for your chance to win up to 25k. Last year’s winners in the Action category were insanely good. Check out their photos here.

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Posted by Erin - 22.08.2014

LIVE REVIEW: DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

When I heard DFA 1979 broke up in 2006, I was so bummed. But at least we got that one album, I thought. By 2014, I’d long retired the hope of ever seeing them live again. And then last thursday happened. I saw them live at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.