Alas, The Little Leviathan missed its true calling by eighty years. Instead, you can find it in 2014 in a light industrial park nestled off Western Boulevard near the fairgrounds. But don’t judge a book by its cover. Indeed, that would seem safe advice when one walks into this museum and shop of the darkly bizarre.
Downtown Raleigh was ground zero for the art battle of the year pitting our cutting edge creative class against one another to win cash, prizes and the coveted Oak City Hustle "Golden Boy" trophy! Stag's Head Beer Garden was host to the first art show of its kind in Raleigh as 25 artists created pieces under the theme, "The Bad Guys Won".
We round out this Damn Art Major season with this special holiday episode. Guests Meredith Tozzer and Brandon Cordey join in on the stories, games, and hilarity. The episode wraps up with the primer of Raleigh local singer/song writer, Mark …
Guillermo Quetzalcoatl is a photographic beast! Here at Oak City Hustle we see a lot of creative people come through the squad but nobody has hustled harder that Guillermo. Not only is his work ethic first rate but the quality of his work is unhinged. If that’s not enough, he’s a really nice guy. Oh great, now I’m blushing...
Companies pasteurize juice so they can add weeks to the shelf life to increase profit. It is not for the customers benefit. This process kills off contaminants but also kills all the live enzymes that actually make juice beneficial to the body. The natural flavors and colors of the juice is destroyed in the process too so juice companies add artificial flavoring and coloring back in to make it feel look and taste real/raw again.
Continuing to explore the bizarre of world of art, the DAM boys discuss David Cata’s unusual garden. Afterwards, a round table opens up to talk about auditory stimuli on art and artist. A lot of music talk in this one!…
The birthplace of hip hop is openly known to be a housing project in the Bronx at the crossroads of Sedgwick and Cedar but for a young Micky Minh Tú the birthplace of his love for hip hop took place in a park deep in the heart of Saigon, Vietnam.
We bumped into Raleigh musician Guapo while filming the video for his new track, "Money Never Made Me". Guapo has had collaborations with Freeway, Lloyd Banks, Troy Ave and other so keep your dials tuned into this dude through Twitter and Instagram. Raleigh representative done proper.
Even though the Raleigh Winterfest presented by Ipreo was waterlogged and gloomy the good people of Oak City made sure it was still a good time. I took my two critters and met up with a friend of theirs to explore the festivities and get into the spirit. We played the long game arriving at 3:30 and staying till 9:30. The hell was I thinking?
Oak City Hustler Caroline Cockrell scours our great city and shares the textured nooks & crannies that most of us walk right past. Exploring the details, stay tuned as she applies the microscope on the beautiful decay.
3FB-BANNER2On December 13th the might Victory Knight will rematch the agile Eric Dixon in a head-to-head live painting battle at Stag's Head Beer Garden on Glenwood. Round 1 of this matchup took place at a Mass Appeal event a while back and the battle was legendary.
Posted on December 2nd, by Seano in Magazine
The December issue of Oak City Hustle can be found at every bar, coffee shop and all places cool where people may roam. Don’t be surprised if you are having a tough time locating one. We are having a tough time keeping the locations stocked across our 120 distribution points!
Griffin Hart Davis studied fine art and photography at Brevard College, and has been working with Exum Photography in Elon for the past five years.
Whisper Craft’s Sara Thomas stops by the show to talk logos and how to negotiate with clients on projects. A thunderous Jurassic World geek out session rolls in. Adam watches the new Star Wars trailer for the first time.…
Follow the power lines and take a left at the pine trees, maybe then you’ll be lucky enough to have Yairon Martinez include you in his work. His ability to transform a phone interview into poetic diction mirrors his capacity to fuse nature and humanity into art.
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They say the good guys always win but this art show battle is in celebration of the bad guys. Explore the theme "The Bad Guys Won" in any way you see fit. Good, bad, ugly -- we encourage all interpretations in this theme. This show is open to all 2D & 3D mediums.
Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl was on the scene for the full NC Comicon treatment. Pre-party, both days of the convention and the after party. That is some serious fanboy fanaticism in effect. Enjoy!
In 1985, a young boy from Boston was beginning a life-long love affair with style. It was at this point in young Dawood’s life that graffiti became a massive influence and unbeknownst to him, this admiration of graffiti writers like Sly, Wombat, Sick, Target and SPone would ultimately lead him to running his own professional sign painting and printing business called Sign Scientist here in Raleigh .
Kathy of Animazement, pays NB2 a visit to give you tips for convention survival. Sequoyah shares some of his comic con stories.…
There’s neither a manicured football field for the Helping Hand Marching Band to practice on, nor even a single, visible patch of grass, for that matter, but this community show band thrives off of performing in unique environments.
David Eichenberger is as much a weaver as he is a painter. His illustrative storytelling manages to weave us out of reality and into fantasy so seamlessly that it is often hard to tell which is which.
Posted on November 6th, by Seano in Magazine
The November issue of Oak City Hustle can be found at every bar, coffee shop and all places cool where people may roam. Don’t be surprised if you are having a tough time locating one. We are having a tough time keeping the locations stocked across our 120 distribution points!
Posted on November 6th, by Tane Addington in Graffiti
Notes from @ChooChooTane on the never-ending boxcar art show rolling through NC. Make sure you stop by www.benchedgoods.bigcartel.com to stay up on what's good with bringing some of the freight yard to your spot.
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Comic creator, Gabriel Dunston stops by the show to announce the launch of his new Kickstarter for the second installment of Purgatory Pub. The guys review the first book with the creator then play another round of Artheticals. Aaron, finishes …
It is rare that this many quality acts of any genre descend on the Triangle in any given week. From Monday through Sunday we see more than six hip hop acts and three New Orleans Jazz bands. A funky week indeed.
If you are anything like me you care about who is in charge of your local community. Leaders matter so you want to elect somebody that best represents the interests of you, your loved ones and your community. Unfortunately, politics have warped elections into an almost unrecognizable process that is designed to make the people confused, disconnected and apathetic.
The excitement is plentiful as new contest is announced. A gun buy back program is a self proclaimed art installation. A new dinosaur is the “swolliest” thing in history! Aaron and Adam reminisce about the rap-rock fad of yesteryear.…
Posted on October 22nd, by Seano in ART
BLOC Projects presents "3 The Hard Way", a documentary production created by Robert King of Octave Blue Entertainment featuring on what happens when you bring together a graffiti artist from the streets of Philly, a cartoonist born and bred in the South, and a French Puerto Rican mixed media painter to collaborate on a large scale artistic project.
In this special beer themed episode, Aaron, Adam, and Dudders recap their trip to the Aviator Brewery. They find out what their beer of choice says about them. Christmas comes earlier this year as they discuss a controversial Christmas tree.…
Oak City Hustle was on the scene for the 2014 RedBull Dreamline event held on Oskar Blues REEB Ranch near Asheville, North Carolina. The event was imagined by pro rider Anthony Napolitan and realized with a course created by master builder Adam Aloise. Red Bull Dreamline is one of the premiere showcases the best in the BMX dirt competition universe so we were blessed to witness the best of the best pushing their limits on a course that was absolutely mind-blowing.
We were able to catch a few shots before the sun went down on Cooke Street Carnival 2014. This year was much bigger and better than ever. You couldn't walk ten feet without saying hello to one of the many great people of this booming city. Already anticipating Cooke Street 2015!
Phonte Coleman has been on an incredible artistic journey since the prolific rap group Little Brother released their pivotal debut album, The Listening over ten years ago. During this time he has released more than a dozen albums between his work with Little Brother and the neo-soul collective, The Foreign Exchange. We sat down with the Greensboro native to explore the moment he stepped out of his 9 to 5 job and into a career of artistic expression.
Artie discovered camouflage as a medium sometime in 2009 after noticing a peeling and fading vinyl camouflage wrap and thinking to himself, “hey I can paint that!” After trying it on a few trucks he was fully hooked and started pursuing hand painted camouflage as a business.
Special guest Brandon Cordrey, a North Carolina base mixed media artist joins in on this episode to share his experience in the arts. A listener’s write-in sparks a round table discussion. Everyone digs into another Arthetical situation.…
We couldn't be more excited, proud and humbled at the reaction to the printed publication throughout the city. The Oak City Hustle tea has learned a lot in a short span of time and will continue to learn, refine and adapt to the needs of our beautiful, creative city. Please let us know any feedback you may have and we'll have our ears open.
There isn’t a nicer guy in the Raleigh arts scene (or anyone who sports a more recognizable beard) than Derek Toomes. The only thing more admirable than his company is his artwork. Derek’s brooding, explorative aethetic grips you in an instant and holds your attention like a compelling conversation. We hung out with Derek in his studio at the Bonded Llama and asked him a few questions about his life as an artist,
We recently had the pleasure of capturing the Redbull Dreamline BMX Competition at Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex!!
The most recent Shamrock Bboy Battle was the freshest yet. As always it was presented by Mucho Rhythm and held at Tir Na Nog in DOwntown raleigh. Oak City Hustle was on the scene to capture some of the action. Let's check it out:
Put down the capes and cowl and pick up the hockey masks and chainsaws, it’s time for another NB2 Comic Review! Adam and Sequoyah are joined by horror enthusiast Jason Leonard and editor of “Steve Nile’s Remains” Daniel Herzog to …
Spclgst's recent search brought him to Joei Fiteny and an awesome collection of PEZ Dispensers. Hell. YES!
The Bluegrass Ramble kicks off tonight! Join us as we celebrate that start of a series of showcase events where convention attendees and local fans will be able to “ramble” around Raleigh for five nights, sampling great bluegrass music on six downtown stages.
Posted on September 30th, by Seano in LIFE
Get them while they're fresh! Each design is hand-pulled by Redbird Screenprinting and is only available through a limited run. Grab one while you can! More products available in our online store.
In this, our least professional episode to date; Aaron is the quantum train, Adam and Dudders are the pennies on the track trying to derail him.…
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It was a beautiful day this past Saturday in Durham where people from across the state and country gathered for the 30th Annual N.C. Pride Festival and Parade. Thousands were in attendance as Pride brought the community together for a weekend of celebration with events, conferences, parties and of course, the parade. Oak City Hustle was live on the scene to capture some of the fun.
Hey guys. There is a lot of ways you could close out September 2014. Shows like Discovery Dance Party at Kings or Illz & Auto at London Bridge will be rocking tonight (Friday Sept 26). You could recover from your hangover by getting some fresh ink at The Raleigh Tattoo Fest running through Sunday. There is a lot you could be doing but our best recommendations are killing it this weekend
On Thursday, September 25, local charity group Pints 4 Paws will celebrate a year of successful monthly mixers by hosting their first annual Puppy Homecoming at London Bridge Pub in downtown Raleigh. The group invites you to break out your pup’s fanciest collar and join them from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.for a night of cold drafts, complimentary cake and snacks for people and dogs, music by Dj Mars Eddie, cutest dog contest, and raffle prizes.
The title pretty much say it all doesn’t it? Artheticals returns after a round table discussion on the preservation of authenticity of art, and Shaquille O’Neal’s love of the arts.…
Rain? What rain? The clouds could cry night and day and still wouldn't be able to squelch the positive energy out of SparkCon. As they do every year, SparkCon held it down by representing a wide spectrum of creative interests.
Raleigh based comic artist Sandy Jarrell (Batman 66, Meteor Men) sits down with Adam and Sequoyah to talk about art, life and of coarse comic making.…
Last Thursday a very thankful, Justin LeBlanc, greeted guests under the shades of CAMʼs latest rainbow installation by Gabriel Dawe. The crowd was a mixture of friends, family and fans, all happy to see LeBlancʼs success. Before the show started he spent several minutes saying “thank you” to all that made the event possible. His words were heart felt and very humble, especially for someone who has come so far. He values his “roots” and took time to show his appreciation to all those who have been apart of his journey.
I recently sat down with Zalman Grinberg of the North Carolina Ballet for a little Q and A. Not only is he a rising star and pushing the limits with his choreography, he is one of the raddest people I've had the pleasure of working with. Be on the look out for this guy.
I became fascinated with a vintage bootleg Star Wars velvet painting that I saw on the internet. It was terrible, but it was very interesting...a "good" kind of terrible, very cheesy and kitsch. I thought "I bet I can do that".
Every first Saturday of the month Carrboro hosts the Really Really Free Market. No money. No Barter. No trade. Everything is Free!
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Huge respect to Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl who absolutely murdered the coverage on Hopscotch this weekend. The man is a machine! Check out the incredible collection of photos from the third and final day of Hopscotch 2014.
Oak City Hustler Guillermo Quetzalcoatl braved the heat and hustled hard running all over Hopscotch Day 2. He was unbelievably able to scoop St. Vincent, Obnox, Fourfounders, Crowdsource, Enemy Waves and White Life! Zoinks.