A resident of Chicago, Colin Rebey better known as PHNM (Pronounced PHENOM) has hit the ground running. Rebey has moved quickly in establishing residencies at some of the most highly populated clubs downtown. He currently maintains 2 weekly residencies at Sound Bar and Underground as well as monthly residencies at The Mid and Oak in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Phenom has toured throughout the midwest and has hit both coasts touring solo. His 2014 production schedule includes multiple single releases as well as free remixes and Beatport releases on Rad Summer. His resent remix for OWSLA artist Wuki garnered quite the attention receiving tremendous support during the 4th quarter of 2013.
You can hear more from PHNM by visiting his profile on soundcloud
Shot in the same school where Clueless was filmed, Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX are serving a whole lot of sexy and bringing back those outfits that made being a 90's girl pretty awesome in the new video for Iggy's single "Fancy".
Ladies, you might wanna take some notes because the Clueless 90's Party is coming up on March 14th. $200 prize for the best nineties themed costume. Which Clueless girl will you be ?
Iggy Azalea's debut album The New Classic drops later this year.
Marian Hill are Jeremy Lloyd (production and writing) and Samantha Gongol (vocals and writing), a new electronic/r&b duo from Philadelphia. Their unique sound finds them somewhere between Ella Fitzgarald and Drake, bridging elements of jazz and R&B into slick, upbeat electronic production that's sexy, smooth, and super addictive.
The band has just released their new EP titled Play and are currently playing shows in NYC and Philly. Keep your eyes on these two because they're bound to blow up in 2014.
Listen to their single "One Time" below.
Exciting news for fans of Motown Party!
In the coming months, this awesome jam will be heading to Miami, New Orleans, and Japan.
Stay tuned for more information on when the fun officially begins.
Motown Party is back at Call The Office in London tomorrow and returns home to Toronto on March 1st at 751.
Check out the new single from Toronto's own Brendan Philip.
90's Party is always one hell of a good time and the perfect excuse to bust out your best throwback duds for a chance to win some cash. This Friday is Valentine's Day and there's $200 up for grabs for the best 90's couples costume. Zach and Kelly may be the 90's Party muses, but they weren't the only lovebirds to rule back then. I've complied a list of some other couples that were badass, stole hearts, and had most people laughing, crying, and dying of jealousy back in the day.
1. Al and Peg Bundy (Married With Children)
Remember this odd couple ? The women's shoe salesman that can't seem to catch a break and the obnoxious, sex crazed bombshell that drove him up the wall ? In 11 seasons of Married With Children, there was enough laughs, red hair, high heels, and insults to last a lifetime. Fellas, if you plan on going the Bundy route this Friday, be prepared to have all your money spent and to hate your life just a little bit. Ladies, it's all about the hair, the walk, and annoying your man any way you can.
2. Will Smith and Jackie Ames (The Fresh Prince Of Bell-Air)
Jackie made her first appearance in the fourth season as Will friend/ex-girlfriend from Philly. While they claimed to be "just friends" all throughout the series, these two have a lot of history, which made their chemistry on the show undeniable. If people often describe you as "fresh", "fierce", and "stylish", then channeling these two cuties will be no problem at all.
3. Xena and Gabrielle(Xena: Warrior Princess)
These ladies kicked ass together and probably had one of the weirdest "friendships" in T.V history. Only two really bad ass chicks can fill these boots. Also, practice your punches and high kick. You may need to use them to help your girl if something goes down.
4. Buffy and Angel (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Buffy and Angel were both ridiculously hot, which is one of the many reasons these two babes won me over back when Buffy was on T.V. Killer stares and sex appeal are assets for this look. Ladies, dating a vampire might help a bit, but it's not mandatory.
5. Waylon Smithers and Montgomery Burns (The Simpsons)
Mr. Burns right hand man has been pining for his boss's affection for ages. Smithers has yet to get his man, but this fantasy love affair played out by two dudes in love could be a real winner this Friday. Dress casual and love from afar, it's the only way to nail this one.
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SHOVE THIS UP YOUR STOCKING!!!! Starting today, all orders at www.goodkids.ca are shipped with a free copy of Bonestorm. Tell your folks; Buy me Bonestorm OR GO TO HELL!!!
We're doing inventory of our stock over the next few days and we'll be doing a big clearance sale tomorrow, but we've been doing a secret sale for two days now on the ladies Pizzagram tees and some of you took notice! We're almost completely sold out of women's sizes!
$15 dollar Pizzagrams. Ladies, get it while this sale lasts.
This week we're plotting to the dark drugged out goth vibes of Spokane's BLVCK CEILING. Check out the soundcloud here
We just screened some new mailers for all single shirt orders with all of our favorite badass movie heroes and villians!
Father figures indeed. See if you can name them all!
We just got a whole bunch of pins made to give away in all our shipments and at all our Motown Parties in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and overseas!
This is our TV Party shirt. Its a wasteland of mind numbing forced style and cliched coopted slang out there that the M has lost its rightful place. The Queen is the first of 3 shirts and tank tops we're printing in discharge. Discharge is kind of like negative printing where instead of applying ink into the garment, its a paste that strips the garment of its dye and returns the printed area back to its original shade. When you run your hand over the area, its undetectable to the touch. Its breathable, gorgeous and we think you guys are going to like it a lot.
Nirvana and The Less You Know are two new designs that are seeing production this week. The're both hand done CMYK screen prints done in our Toronto factory and printed on super soft pre shrunk unisex fitted tshirts. The Less You Know is dip dyed to produce the gradient fade from black to minight purple.
Misty and I just got back from Brooklyn where we dj'd a really busy Motown Party at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg. Motown has been touring around the world now for 5 years. Its a party that I can safely say has changed my life. We were up in Greenpoint for most of the trip with our fantastic host Mikey and his dog Leo who I kinda fell in love with. Mad love for our New York Good Kids team for showing us the best time. Rouge and Xylo from Arcane Elements Society are the most charming and beautiful girls you could ever meet, Blacky II from Rinsed It is the sharpest dressed dude who's ever rocked a party and Shane and Paco, DJ Tropic and DJ Henry C from Brooklyn Wildlife know how to throw a Brooklyn Rooftop Bbq Party proper.
Theres a second part to this story that involves a very angry Mexican with a baseball bat, NYPD Cadets and abandoned subway stations, but i'll save that one for another time.
We escaped from New York. We got Toronto Motown this weekend then Chicago, Montreal and Paris next up.
See you in a few weeks Brooklyn.
MOTOWN PARTY: our massive soul party we do in Paris, Toronto, London, Chicago and Montreal has now found a permanent home in New York at Cameo Gallery. We're there this Friday night:
in the backroom of CAMEO GALLERY
96 North 6th Street. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
11:50pm - 4am / $10
At midnight, come to THE BACK ROOM of Cameo Gallery, (Williamsburg) for another opportunity to dress your best and dance all night to the brightest music of a great era. Dj Misty Rock n' Roll and DJ Gone Rouge will be playing old school soul mixed with a few surprises-you'd never think you could move like that. Expect to hear some old favorites rare grooves and some remixes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, The Temptations and whatever else we feel like playing
We get busy, and this venue has *Limited Occupancy* so get here before 130 to avoid waiting in a lineup
-Come Through // #MotownPartyNY
With all the talk about Miley Cyrus stageshow of We Can't Stop at the MTV VMA's; we feel some of you should be reminded that the VMA's are a grand spectacle circle jerk where musicians are given astronaut shaped trophies for best music videos (videos that they didn't direct) by a channel that used to play music videos but focuses on reality shows about rich white teenagers instead.
now go buy a shirt:
one of our favorite emcees in the game right now Shad is rocking some Good Kids wear in his brand new music video with west coast favorite Saukrates
here's a still
He's also repping our good hommies Doinitwell with their Racoon tee. Proper representation, dope song, killer video from Juno award winnning director Jusin Broadbent. Good lookin all around. Heres the vid
You asked for it, now you got it!!
Good Kids and She Does the City just hired us some Fly Girls and we're doing a
IN LIVING COLOUR 90s Party!
Friday August 9th
Annex Wreckroom (bloor & bathurst)
Alternative Rock / Pop / Hip Hop
$5 before 12:00 / $10 After
Get your tickets today! http://ticketf.ly/153TSeV
DJS: CAFF & FAWN
DANCE PERFORMANCE BY THE FLY GIRLS
-Free glowsticks for the first 50 people.
-$1 Vodka Jello Shots / $200 COSTUME CONTEST
(Think Saved by the Bell, 90210, Fresh Prince, Waynes World, Full House, House Party, Married with Children, or every Clueless outfit ever)
Anyway, there will be nothing but 90s music all night, you could win $200 for best outfit! feel free to dress up like it's 1999 (or 1990-98), You in?
Little man Steven Fernandez has some solid advice. he's got serious legs up on his peers. He sounds like a little David Choe to us. Hes also a 13 year old professional skater who rips for Primative. Dudes got a gnarly Instagram account too. heres a vid of him when hes 11 just ripping it
We have a few of our more popular designs for sale now as prints in various sizes in the Prints section of our store.
there's only 25 made of each print and then when they're gone, they're gone. Each one is individually numbered and signed.
San Francisco duo Tone of Arc are reinventing dance-punk in their own New Age gypsy image, folding vintage DFA Records into a wild and wooly mix that owes to the playfulness of Talking Heads, the modern mixology of Matthew Dear, and the fact that members Derrick Boyd and Zoe Presnick are an actual couple. Their collaboration is fluid and complete, an unhindered disco experiment that sees some serious fruition on their debut full-length, The Time Was Right, just out on !K7 sub-division No.19 Music.
include the Clash-inspired "Chalk Hill," a fairly faithful cover of Q
Lazzarus' 1988 New Wave hit "Goodbye Horses," the deeply psychedelic
guitar-powered "Hardly Standing," and the house-addled closer "Left
Field." Still, each song is a journey unto itself — a combination of at
least five winning ideas complete with its own mysterious tone and
We've been printing up a storm in our factory lately, head over to our printing section and take a look at all the cool things we're up to at Good Kids! Heres a peek of some really vibrant tees that have come off of our presses this week!
This was a 6 colour water based print! Water based inks are best used on white and light colored garments, however they can also be used on colored garments to provide a faded, vintage look to them. Water based inks embed themselves into the fabric, leaving no "hand" or feeling of ink on the garment like you get with Plastisol. Because water based inks are more transparent, Pantone matching is not as accurate because the inks tend to take on properties of the color fabric it is printed on. For instance, white ink printed on a red shirt will end up looking pink. This type of printing is recommended for over sized or all over printing so that the fabric isn't weighed down by large deposits of ink. This ink is also eco-friendly.
Full color process, simulated process and index printing are all
techniques used to create images that have a lot of colors in them using
only a few screens. By blending specific inks together, we can create
photo realistic images and detailed illustrations that contain hundreds
of colors and shades. When viewed up close, these images are created
using millions of tiny halftone dots arranged in a particular pattern to
create the illusion of a many colored print. Exact color matching is
more difficult for this type of printing, but when trying to recreate a
photo realistic image, this is a great option.
Our standard print size is 15" x 17". Sometimes though, you just want something bigger. Over sized printing allows that graphic you want printed to really stand tall and not get lost on larger shirts. With two over sized options, 18" x 20" and 20" x 24", we can make sure the garment or poster you are looking to create can't be ignored.
Contact us today for more information about custom screen printing in our downtown Toronto factory.
We’re excited to announce our third collaboration of 2013 with one of our favorite local artists; Riki Kay. Shes a fine artist who we’ve been following for years and recently has begun tattooing in the last few years and we’re proud to release a limited edition garment with her for Spring/Summer 2013.
you can see some of her work here
We broke our coffee table. It was a piece of shit Ikea table that i've always hated and i'm happy its outta here. I found a place on Craigslist that tears down old barns over the last month. Waffles and I got them to deliver about 9 15 foot long stretches of old barn board and these barn beams we got cut to size to our place. Obviously The barn board was too big to fit into the elevator so i had to thread it through the stairwell up six stories. It barely fit.
I had to rent a huge mitre saw and sneak it into the condo to cut the barn board, most certainly violating a few condo rules. I just blared classic rock the entire time and tried to time the cuts with the bitchin screams of Nazareth. The entire project took about 30 hours, if you factor the wait time it took for the stain and polyurethane to set. Waffles is still mad at me about doing it, but I snuck a mitre saw, all this wood in our place, cut, stained and assembled, and snuck the mitre saw out without anybody noticing. it was the perfect crime!
The barn beams were washed, sanded down, stained and lacquered with polyurethane last weekend. the beams are a coffee table/bench seating set up and the barn board became the record shelving TV set up. it was a surprisingly easy. the polished one is a bench that was commissioned.
Here's some progress shots
If you were lucky enough to be in Toronto last Tuesday night than you were able to catch one of our favorite bands White Lung the west coast punk rockers hailing from Vancouver, B.C. were back in Toronto playing the Hard Luck on April 22nd, 2013. The night featured openers TV Freaks and Teenanger, This place is a dive and its not a place thats trying to hide it. The kind of place that i used to see my friends bands play back in middle school because we were from a small town and they didn't let minors int establishments with liquor licenses, the same kinds of places that some of my first bands would play in. It may have been an dilapidated dance studio in another life. Either way, they built a bar and slapped a stage at one end and over the last two years its become a staple of DIY bands and all ages shows in the city.
White Lung are such a force to see live. They'll be back in June for NXNE so don't miss out. It was good to see our hommie Kenneth again. The last time we saw him play with the band, it was at a small garage show on Cecil st with Total Babes that was in the middle of trying to be shut down early by the cops. the cops pulled the garages power but the band was running off a generator and Mish Way, the lead singer, she was standing, screaming into the mic, on top of the amps in the dark as the band continued their set while the cops were trying to fight through the crowd (who was totally not budging) to get to the generator. I don't think there's a band playing today that I enjoy seeing as much. They let us use their song 'Glue' for our Charity Arm Wrestling trailer too, which is pretty cool.
Their newest album Sorry is available here or at Deranged Records
In the last few weeks we've been really into Blood Orange over at the shop. Hes like a perfect mix of Prince and The Smiths or something.
Its prooooooooobably going to be on our players all summer.
We're also really into Nico Vega right now. She sounds like Janis Joplin but way angrier. We were blown away when we saw that that powerful voice belonged to such a tiny white girl.
Sticking with the theme of strong female vocalists, Meg Myers has gotten a lot of our attention lately as she reminds us of the scorned and ravaged heartstrings plucked by alanis morissette. she sounds crazy, but we can't help but really love how crazy she gets at the end of this *AMAZING* video.
on a side note, Doctor Rosen Rosen, her producer is a recent gem we've found ourselves drawn to.