Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ego Trippin.

Classic Hip-Hop for your Saturday morning!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Washed Out

Some dude from Savannah, Georgia. Does not tour. Made this in his apartment. Whoa.....

Link for his EP Life of Leisure here...CLICK!!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Feeling this remix of DOA.

All I got, I'm tired.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

This guy is the nicest dude ever.

I wish this kid nothing but the best. He shreds on the ole" skateboard too.

Friday, October 23, 2009


The weird Guy cut from Naked and Famous come in today. Here are some detailed pics.

Detailed Buttons


Hot Cartoon Chick on Tag


Selvedge Line Coin Pocket



Scion Metro Party!!


You know how it goes. You RSVP, You make yourself up nice, You come down to the Entry, You get blassted with great music, You have the time of your life.



Friday Funk
Herman Kelly & Life "Dance To The Drummer's Beat"
Brought to you by Adam Garcia!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hometown Heros


There is going to be an art show for Twin Cities crusher Shock at Vs Social Standard on Friday October 16th at 7pm. He is hanging art on the walls, printing t-shirts and poster that he will have for sale. We will provide the refreshment you provide the fun!!! Our DJ's Espada and So Gold are bringing the music. Of course, after party at Club Jager for the 5th installment of WANTS VS NEEDS!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Interview with Wants Versus Needs partygoer.

We found this lady out in the parking lot of Club Jager at the last installment of Wants VS Needs. Needless to say she is pretty stoked on what we have put together(just pretend all the interviewer questions are about Wants VS Needs.) Jacked from Mikey Burrill.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Soundtracks.

Picked out a little psychedelic something for today's soundtrack. The track is by The Electric Prunes and titled "General Confessional" from their album Release Of An Oath. It's been sampled by numerous hip-hop groups - check the raw drums around 2:13 - ooh they are nice.

Click here for the download

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Night / Life.

Its a mid October Saturday afternoon here in Minneapolis and it has now become a clear image that the Fall season never happened and that Winter is approaching way too rapidly. Throughout the time that myself and others in the Midwest have lived here, we'll never get over the fact that it snows every year....and it sucks.

But anyways, I posted this picture that I found during a random image search of Downtown Minneapolis and this came up in the results.

Nothing to really say other than "Beautiful."

Also, this Friday. Wants Vs Needs. The fifth installment. Get ready, people.

Where the WIld Things Are

In keeping with this months theme, I thought that this would be an appropriate video to post. It is an interview with Sonny Gerasimowicz, who was responsible for the character development and sketches for the movie.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And in other related news...

Found this over at Typoscura, although I don't know Garret Perry personally, the one sheet and the bio on his website inspired me to post this over at WVN. Also, Umber Studios is something we should all support because it could be redefining the Twin Cities art scene one show at a time.


Garrett Perry was born and raised out side of the twin cities in Minnesota. He has a slight obsession with cats and cat memorabilia. When he was young he wasted many days watching television. Television and visual culture has become a crucial aspect of his work. He enjoys snowboarding, occasionally cruising around on a skateboard, watching twins baseball, and fishing.


Skateboard aficionado, ex-studio mate and all around good dude, Mikey Burrill, is showing his work at Familia. Please go support my dude just for the simple fact that he fucking rules.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's coming.

Monday, October 5, 2009


So we at Vs. Social Standard were the first...well only... ones in town to offer you APC's denim line. We've had the line since the inception of our shop back in 2007. Initially, our customer base was unfamiliar to the line. However, as they have withstood the test of time and wear (All the homies who ride have worked the jeans to the bone) it has proven itself to be a resilient yet simltaneously presentable jean. As the demand for the the line has grown internationally (including a collobrative piece with Supreme) the following for it here in the Twin Cities has grown dramatically. Lately it seems that its branded itself as a premier denim line in our city. It has marked itself classic denim line (hence one of the silhouettes being named "the standard") as people have returned to the product once their intial pairs have worn out. Much akin to the Levi's which started out as a workwear line and has built itself into a timeless staple APC has infiltrated the wardrobes of the fashionably sensed (but not overly fashionable) crowd as the new staple. However, a new player has enetered the market. Do not take this the wrong way. We have and will continue to offer APC's but a new line has energed from the chaos and it is... Naked and Famous.

Naked and Famous is a denimcentric line started by Brandon Svarc. It pays very much attention to the "process". This has shown through my conversations with him about denim and its processes of the looming and dying and finishing stages. They are 100% sweatshop free. For the raw textiles they use Hand Loomed Japanese Selvedge Denim from one of the country's finest mills. They offer sanforized denim, as APC's denims are so well known for, as well as 7 other types of Selvedge denim. They have developed a new type of Selvedge which incorporates a 30% blend of silk for a fine look. They also have a fine offering of shirts and suits which have some of the nicest cuts that I have seen in a while.


Sllim guy Broken Twill Selvedge


Slim Guy Broken Twill Selvedge


Weird Guys Deep Indigo Selvedge


Weird Guys Deep Indigo Selvedge


Skinny Guy Black Power Stretch


Skinny Guy Black Power Stretch


Grey Shirt


Whoaaaa!!!!!! I'm getting that for ME!

We also had a visit from the nation sales manager of Van's and it appears that we will soon be offering the Cali Classic line from ya!!!!!


Here's a pair I found online of the Weird Guys Deep Indigo at 7 months pre-wash.

Check em out......WHOA!!!!!!




Farewell to the dome...

Read this article over at ESPN the other day and found it refreshing to find another individual who was also going to miss that big ole fluffy thing in the MPLS skyline. I've also attached some photos I grabbed of the dome that I snapped when I was working on a photo shoot there. It was pretty interesting to be in a stadium that is built to hold 60,000 people when it is nearly empty.

"My mother used to say that if you grew up in hell, you would miss it when you left. I know what she means. I'm going to miss the Metrodome when the Twins finish playing there.

Cynics will point out that's because I haven't had to go to the Metrodome very often since moving from Minnesota nine years ago. And they're probably right. While interviewing people for a "Farewell, Dome" video, it became clear that I'm going to be among the few to miss the place. I asked Torii Hunter what he liked most about the Dome, and he gave it a good try before finally giving up and saying, "It's hard for me to say anything positive about the Metrodome. I never was a big fan of the Metrodome."


Not many were. Billy Martin once said it was a shame that a great guy like Hubert H. Humphrey had to have a place like it named after him. Dan Quisenberry said he didn't advocate nuclear weapons but would make an exception for the Dome. Opinions didn't change much over time. White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen recently compared the Dome to a funeral home. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told me he dislikes playing inside the Dome so much that, although he parks in the south lot, he walks all the way around to the north entrance so he can be outside as long as possible.

No sunshine, fly balls lost against the ceiling, line drives lost in the lights, bad bounces, punishing turf, a cheap Hefty bag for an outfield fence, ear-piercing noise, swollen lines for concessions, bad seating … I thought I had heard all the complaints about the Dome through the years. Then Hunter told me about the time he set himself on fire.

"In 2000, I dove for the ball to win the game against the Oakland A's and I started sliding across the turf, and when I stopped sliding, I smelled something ," Hunter said. "I smelled a melting smell. And it was my buttons. They were all melted. And I had a goatee and it was all kind of shaved off because my face hit the turf and the carpet burned it off. It was kind of melted and skin was missing and everything was bad because I started a fire diving for a ball on the old turf."

OK, the Metrodome has some issues. But the place always deserved more respect than it got.

It was built in that era when communities had this quaint belief that function was more important than owners' revenue streams, when the primary goal was to provide a home for as many sports as possible for the least amount of public money (those were the days, huh?). And the Metrodome did that better than any other stadium. In addition to being home for the Twins, Vikings, Gophers and (briefly) Timberwolves, the Dome is the only stadium to host the World Series, Super Bowl and Final Four (it held all three in a spectacular six-month span from October 1991 to April 1992). Heck, at the Metrodome, you not only occasionally got two sports in one day (Twins game in the morning followed by Gophers football game at night) but sometimes got two sports at the same time (Kent Hrbek's WWE takedown of Ron Gant in the 1991 World Series).

And when was the last time Fenway hosted a tractor pull?


There used to be a sign in the Metrodome that read: "We Like It Here." It was a classic Minnesota statement, both prideful and defensive. Sure, you might not think much of the place, but we like it, so there! That's the thing. The Metrodome isn't beloved, but for a generation of fans, it's been home to some of our fondest memories.

I asked my wife out on a date for the first time from the Metrodome press box phone. Tim and Julie Loken met at the Metrodome -- he noticed her while the wind, as it was prone to do, sucked her out an exit -- and they eventually married and had two sons, children who owe their very existence to the Dome's air-pressure system. Tiffany and Brandon Seifert, meanwhile, didn't meet at the Metrodome, but they did spend their honeymoon there. Or at least that's where they went the day after their wedding. "He's the biggest Twins fan in the world," Tiffany said. "But I was just as excited to go as he was. I wasn't dragging my feet."

Getting over the Hump DomeCheck out ESPN SportsTraveler Dan Peterson's farewell to the Metrodome. For the photo gallery, click here.

Well, why not? The wind might have sucked people out, but the performances sucked us in.

Michael Jordan, Brett Favre, Mick Jagger and Billy Graham all played the Dome. This is where Kirby Puckett led the Twins to two World Series ("We'll see you tomorrow night!") while setting the world record for smiles produced. Where Frank Viola played his sweet music. Where 36-year-old Jack Morris pitched a 10-inning Game 7 shutout just miles from his boyhood home. Where Cal Ripken Jr. risked his playing streak several times a year with his Incredible Hamstring-Challenging Stairway Climb . Where Johan Santana won two Cy Youngs. Where Joe Mauer not only led the Twins to a division title but also quarterbacked his high school to the state football championship.

And where Dave Kingman defied gravity by hitting a popup that never came down . "I was playing first base," Angels coach Mickey Hatcher recalled. "I thought I had it, and it just disappeared."

The Dome isn't pretty. The lines for the crappy concession stands can clog the concourses. And if you have the misfortune of sitting in the middle of one its 34-seat rows, you'd better have a big bladder and a full stomach because you will not want to fight your way to the aisle. I know the new ballpark will be better in almost every way (in addition to being far more expensive). But on certain cold April nights or muggy July afternoons, fans are going to miss the Dome.

The Twins will play their final three scheduled games at the Dome this weekend, though I still hold out hope for a playoff with the Tigers. There would be no more fitting way for Dome baseball to go out than with a morning playoff followed by a field conversion for "Monday Night Football" (sadly, a playoff game would be held Tuesday, not Monday, but a person can always dream).

There are many better ballparks, no question. But ultimately we judge stadiums not on the garlic fries in the concession stands but on the athletic performances on the field. In that regard, at least, the new park will be hard-pressed to top the Dome, where a routine popup could turn into Cirque du Soleil, a pitcher from St. Paul could turn back time, a player could set himself on fire and a center fielder could turn the world on with his smile.

As Hunter said, "It wasn't a good place to play baseball, but there was great baseball played in that place."

Jim Caple is a senior writer for

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday Soundtracks.

Here goes this weeks Sunday Afternoon Night Soundtrack.

It's the bonus cut from El Michels Affair and their album Enter The 37th Chamber which is all classic Wu-Tang instrumentals reinterpreted by the band.

check out the preview then click here to download

Uffie - "Pop The Glock" Music Video.

Uffie "Pop The Glock"
by edbangerrecords

New video from Uffie! This tune has been out for a couple of years and was released on a EP she put out on Ed Banger. (Justice's label) Kudos on finally putting out a video to it! Enjoy....