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Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene



Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene by Chris Stein

Never not buying books about 1970s New York! Here’s a brilliant one on the New York downtown scene by Blondie’s Chris Stein. Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene looks like a time capsule of New York at its run down, romanticized best, encompassing legendary characters (William Boroughs, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol) amongst city streetscapes and New York nightlife. (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Le Kilt, Dior, Gucci, Veja and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…

1. LE KILT DENIM
Le Kilt Denim
The brilliant Sam McCoach has branched into denim with her latest offering from Le Kilt. The keep-forever denim pieces are manufactured in the UK from raw, rigid denim by Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. It continues her slow fashion ethos using upcycled leftover fabric from her collections to create contrasting panels. Buy it here. (more…)



Read this: Live at the Brixton Academy



Live at the Brixton Academy by Simon Parkes

“I made the police an offer, ‘you have a problem with illegal raves; I have the solution: make them legal. Give me an all-night licence and you can stop the ravers from panicking the Daily Mail readers of Middle England.’”

This old article about the Brixton Academy found it’s way into my Pocket (my favourite app for bookmarking articles). It’s a few juicy recollections from Simon Parkes, the founder of The Academy and was part of the promotion for his memoir, Live at the Brixton Academy. (more…)



Quote of the day: Honey Dijon



Honey Dijon

“I feel like the internet has killed culture and subcultures because it’s made everyone separatist, no one goes outside of their comfort zone. Facebook and Instagram are not reality. Of course everyone you like is going to like the same shit as you. That’s the world we live in now, it’s one big echo chamber. The culture I come from you had to bring something. You had to have a personality or a talent. You had to bring something to the party instead of taking something away.” (more…)