Yasi Salek

Yasi Salek

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[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Lust For Youth

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Lust For Youth

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Lust For Youth. Last week: Wax Idols. Scandinavian people are so odd. Doesn’t it feel like they’re always just eating fish spreads for breakfast and making cute affordable furniture and taking good care...
[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Motörhead In LA 8/22 By Guessing The Wolfpack's Favorite Songs

[TO DO] Win Tickets To See Motörhead In LA 8/22 By Guessing The Wolfpack’s Favorite Songs

  Usually for these contests we just ask you guys to tweet us something moderately amusing in a fill-in-the-blank scenario and while that’s been fun and all (some of you are kind of funny, we guess), we’re going to change it up for this particular give-away. If you want to see Motörhead live in LA...
[CULT TALK] Matt "Manface" McCormick

[CULT TALK] Matt “Manface” McCormick

  I don’t think this interview with Matt “Manface” McCormick needs much by way of introduction, but I do want to drop in a few things about the 28 year old artist that might surprise you: He’s a pretty big book nerd whose favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (he’s also the...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Hether Fortune Of Wax Idols

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Hether Fortune Of Wax Idols

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Wax Idols. Last week: Milk Music. Since our primary concern here at Cultist is objectivity and journalistic integrity, I’m going to recuse myself from writing this intro paragraph to the interview with...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Milk Music

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Milk Music

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a Seven Questions interview with a band playing the fest. This week: Milk Music. Last week: Screaming Females.  Fuck I love Milk Music. The Olympia, WA by way of Mars quartet often gets compared to the likes of the Meat Puppets, Sebadoh, and Dinosaur Jr....
[FRIENDLY REMINDER] From Rihanna's Dress

[FRIENDLY REMINDER] From Rihanna’s Dress

  YOU WILL NEVER OWN ME//I WILL NEVER FEAR YOU so many feels. (dress by Di$count Univer$e) About Yasi Saleklikes parentheses.Mail | Twitter | More Posts
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN - BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Screaming Females

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN – BERSERKTOWN EDITION] Screaming Females

Every week leading up to Berserktown II, we will be posting a 7 Questions interview with a band playing the fest. First up: Screaming Females.  You know those days when you wake up feeling like you’re buried under a thick layer of very finely ground sand, and you would get up, if it wasn’t for...
[CULT TALK] Photographer and Writer Jane "Pain" Chardiet

[CULT TALK] Photographer and Writer Jane “Pain” Chardiet

Writer and photographer Jane “Pain” Chardiet is a staple in the punk/hardcore/noise scene that houses the likes of Sacred Bones Records, the Ascetic House collective, and Chardiet’s sister, Margaret, better known as Pharmakon. Chardiet profiles the best and most compelling bands in the genre, both through various media outlets like Noisey and Impose, as well...
[WORKING GIRL] Artist Emma Kohlmann

[WORKING GIRL] Artist Emma Kohlmann

Working Girl is our new segment in which we talk to women about their work.  Our latest subject is Emma Kohlmann, short-hair-of-my-dreams-haver. The New York bred painter and multi-media artist creates work that is abstract and hyper-sexual, visceral and beautiful, and inherently feminist. Kohlmann’s work is fine art in the streets and punk in the streets: the...
[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu Isn't Really Trying To Make You Sad With His Photos, That's Just His Gift

[CULT TALK] Jerry Hsu Isn’t Really Trying To Make You Sad With His Photos, That’s Just His Gift

I don’t feel like writing an intro to this Jerry Hsu interview because I’m hungry and tired and because Jerry talks a lot so this interview is already really long, but I will mention that Wikipedia says that Jerry was a child prodigy of dark slides, and for about three hours one day it said...
Cash Machine Group Art Show Opens Tonight - Interview With The Curators

Cash Machine Group Art Show Opens Tonight – Interview With The Curators

Here’s what you need to know about Cash Machine, a group art show opening tonight at FatherSons gallery in Los Angeles: 1. I have a piece in it. 2. But do not let that deter you, as so do many many very talented artists, such as the Hass Brothers, Audrey Wollen, Tofer Chin, Zoe Zag,...
[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] We Give Walter TV A Loonie For Their Thoughts

[SEVEN QUESTIONS IN HEAVEN] We Give Walter TV A Loonie For Their Thoughts

Here are a few things I know about Canada: They do not understand Mexican food, however their potato chip game is on point (see: Old Dutch dill pickle flavored heaven crisps). They have a city (Calgary) that is basically like Texas, full of ranchers and cowboys and oil, and there is a great soap opera...