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It’s difficult to encompass the real SXSW, but if you were in Austin to watch Lady Gaga getting vomited on at a Doritos-sponsored concert, you probably missed it. See some actual highlights from photographer Tod Seelie in the gallery above. The viking ship created by Dennis McNett for Juxtapoz at the Yellowjacket Social Club. Big […]

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We don’t have much to go in trying to interpret what the hell is going on in these photos of Skull x Skull that Tod Seelie shot for us. The event is put on by Skidmarxxx every Sunday of SXSW. It starts in the afternoon and goes until the cops shut it down, every time. Geographically, it’s within the city limits of […]

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SXSW has little bit of something for everyone. Be it music, arts, food, or booze — every day feels like a corporate sponsored party. That being said, after several days of drinking Lone Stars next to seemingly the same dude in fingerless gloves and a cabbie hat, it was time to break the monotony… by […]

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Last weekend, Secret Project Robot’s Día de Muertos-themed Bushwig: Tears of a Clown mixed the drag show tradition with something dark. Enough that there’s a disclaimer discouraging the easily offended and those with heart conditions from attending. What happened this time? “The performer getting burned with cigarettes while not missing a beat of lip-syncing to weird electro was pretty […]

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“I am not an adrenaline junkie, but I am someone who really appreciates really unusual places,” photographer Tod Seelie tells ANIMAL over the packed Superchief Gallery crowd. “Sometimes, a certain amount of risk is required.” Seelie’s Bright Nights: Photographs Of Another New York book has been released, documenting various New York “art collectives, subcultures, events and ‬crazy happenings, personal […]

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New York-based photographer Tod Seelie is back from… Where’ve you been, Tod? “In Portland, Oregon on a raft, in LA shooting bands, and then hiding out on a farm in Nebraska.” Welcome back. We’re excited, because his first photography book Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York published by PRESTEL comes out later this month, and he’s having a solo show at […]

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In 1914, the fraternal society Knights of Pythias would meet in Philadelphia’s Hathorne Hall. After being left vacant for many years, it was recently taken over by the New York artist collective Rabid Hands for the Hidden City Festival. Its mysterious fraternal past inspired a building-wide art installation based heavily on the imagined history of another secret society. Knights of […]

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At some point between cringing at a severely loungy remix of NIN and almost spilling our photographer’s beer into his bag, I realize the Fuck yeah! painting glowing in the Pumps “champagne room” is a Noah Becker and that’s not what Noah Becker paintings usually look like. But art exhibits don’t usually pop up at strip clubs. And burlesque show […]

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In a vacant New York City water tower, four experience designers created a modern speakeasy called the Night Heron. It was only open for an eight week run, each night risking arrest — the owner of the building never knew of the bar’s presence. Guests were led on a trespass journey through a series of vacant […]

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Since 1999, Tod Seelie a.k.a. Sucka Pants has been shooting iconic New York — not your shiny postcard tourist New York, not your banal work-a-day New York. Seelie shoots sweaty basement DIY shows, firey tall-bike jousting Bike Kill, Swoon’s Swimming Cities trash-art-rafts on the Hudson River, lawless block parties, artists, train-hoppers, anti-heroes — our heroes. He’s kayaked to abandoned hospitals on […]

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