Posted on Aug 17th, 2009
Last week Fool’s Gold was proud to take part in Converse’s 1st annual “Band Of Ballers” tournament. As player/GM (ha!) I put together a scrappy team including Donnis and soopamanager D Solo, Sammy Bananas, and DJ Jayceeoh. NCAA experience, mustaches, high socks – we had it all. A-Trak suited up like a French Canadian Pat Riley on the sidelines as coach, and we took on the competition with championship swag while Cipha Sounds soundtracked it Miss Info and FG fan Peter Rosenberg did play-by-play. Did I mention there were video girls? Spectacle.
Game 1 was a resounding FG victory against the Mad Decent team, followed by a Game 2 loss to Jim Jones and fam. We still made the semi-finals though, where team FG sweated out a heartbreaker of an overtime loss (the only game to hit sudden death!) to Pac Div. They in turn lost to Jimmy’s team in the finals. Ah well, there’s always the next tourney. We played hard, had fun, and came away with a year’s worth of bragging rights against Diplo. Twitter that!
Check out the recaps from Village Voice, XXL, Dime, Complex, Nah Right and Miss Info’s blog. You can also peep our intern Loren’s exclusive pix from the stands. More links as we get em, Hot 97 video and some select photos after the jump. Read More
Posted on Jul 29th, 2009
We just got word that wholesale boxes of lil ol Grateful Bear are COMPLETELY sold out, so cop the remaining polar pals from retail while you can: Kid Robot, Turntable Lab, or anywhere else
toys dolls urban vinyl (what up Hof!) are sold. And send in pics of your own GB, we want to see em – chilling at a show, cracking a brew, holding a roll of Indonesian Mentos.
Posted on Jul 22nd, 2009
Posted on Jul 15th, 2009
GB’s still kickin up dust on the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour, listening to flamenco, drinking cognac, and entering a whale’s vagina (San Diego). He’s probably doing all sorts of crazy shit in your town too, so be sure to send in pics of your own Grateful Bear adventures. We’ll run em every week. Also just FYI: Kid Robot has sold out of ALL wholesale boxes of the bear, so your only bet is to buy at wherever, store you see em, because when they are gone they are ALL GONE.
Posted on Jul 8th, 2009
GB’s been all over the place this past week – posted up at his release party, hitting the airways, and getting busy on the road with A-Trak and friends for the 10,000LB Hamburger Tour. Joshua Lekach even caught him cooling out in the freezer, as pictured above. Send in your own sightings and we’ll post the best ones every week! You can still buy a bear of your own at Kidrobot, Turntable Lab and wherever fine ursine products are sold.
Posted on Jun 22nd, 2009
Posted on Jun 18th, 2009
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Last Thursday’s “Best Of The Beast” opening was the place to be, as a couple hundred of our best friends and fam came out for Fool’s Gold art director Dust La Rock’s debut solo show. Queen Majesty, Vin Sol, Nick Catchdubs and Dave1 spun the tunes, Red Stripe and Vitamin Water provided refreshments, Fader debuted their new issue, Worship Worthy made sure everything ran smoothly and a literal who’s who of NYC’s creative community brought infinite good vibes to celebrate one of their own.
Check out these full photo galleries from Ian Meyer, Nicky Digital, Driven By Boredom (who also shot the event for Village Voice, Village Slum (a bunch more on Flickr too), as well as some recaps at Street Level, Hypebeast, RCRD LBL and Herald De Paris. Dust, Trizzy and Catch filmed a MTV News interview which should be up shortly, and in the meantime you can check some video of the show from Bongoboy along with A-Trak’s Flipcam Q&As with Haze and Sammy Bananas (along with some of our photo gallery favorites) after the jump. Read More
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Photo by Ian Meyer
This year’s edition of the Fool’s Gold WMC Spectacular was our second consecutive year tearing down White Room in downtown Miami, and we finally got back all the pics and video documenting the fun-splosion. After a packed weekend of shows, we started the day bum rushing the Stones Throw pool party, killed a giant family dinner at the steakhouse, then hit the clurb. Along with all the FG fam rocking on stage (Sammy Bananas, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Jokers Of The Scene and Nacho Lovers – who took over the whole side room for a night of deeeeeeep house and techno) we played host to special guests Steve Aoki, DJ Mehdi, a rare Annie Mac x Fake Blood tag team, and hometown hero Craze, who ended his set by rocking with A-Trak in an epic impromptu scratch session.
We went the whole night long, staying packed long after the other shows closed down (and gave us second and third winds as the party people trickled in). Check the pics and video after the jump, and Ian Meyer’s full photo gallery here. Also peep A-Trak and Mehdi’s solo blog recaps. Read More