Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels

Steve Lazarides and HTC host an underground exhibition of insane "outsider art"

While some believe London’s infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital to have shuttered years ago, it is, in fact, still open. Gallerist Steve Lazarides gave us a tour of his latest show deep under London’s streets, taking an artistic evocation of the famous London insane asylum, which does indeed seem unnervingly alive, in the dark, dank spaces of the Old Vic Tunnels. Lazarides’ latest show, called “Bedlam,” …

Boiler Room

London's secret music venue and their livestream act

With an invite-only door policy and super secret location, Boiler Room just might be London’s most exclusive music venue. But elitism isn’t the premise for its clandestine nature—in fact, anyone with an Internet connection can easily join in the fun. Using a simple webcam, the crew behind Boiler Room livestreams each set for the world to see free of charge, and each month more than …

Hedgehog

Beijing's underground rock powerhouse returns to the States

A standout in Beijing’s underground rock scene (learn more about it from our story on five other bands) returns to the U.S. this month for a few shows in NYC before swinging through the South. Hedgehog, formed in 2005, is one of the most notorious and popular groups to come out of China in recent years. The country’s indie rock movement gained steam in Beijing …