Following an explosive show with a guest appearance by Ninja of Die Antwoord in San Francisco, David Choe and band MANGCHI took a trip to San Jose to play The Ritz on Tuesday. MANGCHI (‘Hammer’ in Korean) picked up where they left off, as San Jose was treated to a night of crowd surfing, rodeo garb, and everything in between. Check out shots of Ceci DeeCee, Steebee Weebee and the crew at sound-check and exclusive photos of The Ritz show below.
MANGCHI played a highly anticipated show at Elbo Room in San Francisco on Monday, May 25th. After a short hiatus, the band consisting of David Choe, Heather Leather, Money Mark, Ceci DeeCee, Dylan Fujioka and DJ Denjahng captivated the crowd at Elbo Room. The show was highlighted by an encore featuring a special appearance from Ninja of Die Antwoord, who joined the band on stage performing a cover of Icona Pop’s hit, ‘I love it’.
Check out exclusive photos and video from MANGCHI’s Memorial Day performance below. The band is back in action tonight May 26th at The Ritz in San Jose.
Los Angeles based, Korean-American artist, David Choe, aka painter, troublemaker, illustrator, muralist, traveler, performer and host of the DVDASA show, releases his well recognized Munko whale as a plush toy this week.
The Munko whale first appeared in the Los Angeles graffiti scene as a David Choe signature, randomly popping up on pavements, concrete walls, over passes and freeways with quotes and food for thought.
David Choe’s Munkos have evolved and taken on many personas over the years, ranging from skinny long legs, lady friends, polkadotted variations and on and on:
Upper Playground, in association with Good Smile Company is happy to produce and release The MUNKO PLUSH TOY for all Choe fans. Click on the photo below and pick up a Munko before they are sold out!
Originally released at Upper Playground in conjunction with Die Antwoord’s one-night installation at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, Upper Playground, in conjunction with Die Antwoord and Goodsmile, is pleased to announce the release of a new edition to the EVIL BOY family, GREENY. With only 96 figures produced in this color, Greeny is a must for all fans of DA and the Zef movement.
Building upon Die Antwoord’s one-day exhibition at FIFTY24SF Gallery this summer, Upper Playground has once again teamed up with the famed South African hip-hop group and vinyl figure company Good Smile to release two new colorways of the Ninja designed “Evil Boy” figure. Previously only available during shows of Die Antwoord’s continuous world tour, Upper Playground is pleased to announce both a “Red” and “Black “edition of “Evil Boy, in our webstore now.
Dave, back with his old buddies, Die Antwoord, and even older buddy, the esteemed LA photographer Estevan Oriol. Die Antwoord is making the tour and festival rounds at the moment, Dave is back in the mix, and Estevan owns LA. So this is how it goes…
Whatever you think of the tunes, Die Antwoord makes some of the most visual interesting music videos we can think of. Maybe its the South African backdrop, maybe its the way they look, NINJA just gets something stimulating everytime. This maybe our favorite video they have done so far…
Directed by NINJA and Terence Neale
Director Of Photography: Alexis Zabe
Edited by Saki Fokken Bergh at Left
Produced by Zef Filmz in association with Egg Films
Post production by Blade (Frazer is a fuckin pervert)
Titles and special touches by Pushbak
Next Level gear supplied by Panavision and Media Film Service
Just a few photos from yesterday’s Die Antwoord installation at our FIFTY24SF Gallery. Ninja painted the gallery up, people came out to get things signed, and the Evil Boy vinyl sculpture, made in collaboration with Good Smile, was celebrated. Die Antwoord stuck around for a bit and then headed off to their gig for Noise Pop in SF later in the evening. Photos by Patrick Kawahara.