Hello everyone, we're back! LAWKI has been on a bit of a hiatus the past several months while our creative staff have been working on many different projects, but LAWKI is back in action. VOL 9 coming Febuary 2014.
The LAWKI Zine Vol 8 is HERE! THIS SAT JUNE 30th. Visit: www.facebook.com/TheCave.LAWKI to find out more info about the release show. All Vol 8 info will be uploaded to the website by 7/1/12.
We're updating the website and its looking great!
Sorry for any inconvenience but the LAWKI paperback Zine Vol. 7 will not be fully uploaded to the website until 4/15/12. This issue is personally one of my favorites so def check back for frequent updates!
Thanks to everyone who performed and everyone who came out to the LAWKI Zine vol. 7 release show! It was a great time, as always. It seems the shows are just getting better and better. Every show we get a little closer to our goal, spreading the movement, and the idea, that life will be what we make it, so we better make it worth while.
We are currently uploading all the info from Vol. 7 onto the website.Everything will be up by Thursday, 4/12/12. Be sure to check out all the past issues and feel free to submit your work. We are building and every little bit helps. Thanks for reading, Namaste!
LAWKI Vol.7 is in the works! We are still taking submissions until the 21st-ish. The release date and release show is on 3/31/12 @ The Cave in Beachwood NJ. Click here to visit our page on FB for more information and updates. Everyone is welcome to come to the show, its FREE & always a great time, with great people. There will be numerous hip-hop performers as well as some reggea and Indie rock/folk music. 1$ PBR's, 21+ to drink.
The only place you can get a copy of the Zine for free, here at the Cave. We're very excited about this issue, it's filled with fresh, new art, music reviews, interviews and some really great poetry. To purchase any past issues go to the LAWKI "Store", thanks alot! Hope to see you here on the 31st!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! We love when we hear from new people! ANYTHING that is submitted is organized into the next issue, be a part of history and share your insights through LAWKI Zine :)
The LAWKI Zine Vol 6 Year Anniversary Release Show was INSANE!! 1 indie rock band, 1 reggae singer, and 14 hiphop performances. The attendence was by far the best yet. The culture is building! Alive and healthy!
All LAWKI Zine Vol 6 info will be uploaded by Febuary 6th. Check back soon!
Stay vertical! -TAA
The LAWKI Zine/ Movement 1 year anniversary release show date has been changed to 1/28/12 featuring graffiti/ street art and underground hiphop/ indie rock. everyone welcome. Use the "contact" page for more info, or visit:
All LAWKI Zine Vol. 5 is currently being uploaded and will be finished this week.
In other news, LAWKI Zine Vol. 6, the 1 year anniversary of the movement will be released Saturday January 14th 2012! Come out, support your culture, and get a free copy of the current issue.
Hey All! LAWKI Vol. 5 was a GREAT time! Thanks to everyone who came out and contributed to the fun :) Cant wait for Vol. 6! As always were taking submissions...so dont hestitate, be sure to share your beautiful talents with us, all are welcome to submit!
Also all of Vol. 5 info will be updated on the website by 12/1. Thanks and Take Care Everybody =)
Its almost been a year now for LAWKI! Vol 5 Zine release show is 11/26. all Vol 5 info will be uploaded to the website by 12/1/11. Here is a link to the LAWKI Vol 5 release show event page on Facebook:
Thanks to everyone who has been checking out this website and spreading the word! Life As We Know It Zine is built for the culture, by the culture. Whatever you would like to submit to the Zine is accepted and appreciated :)
Also, once Autonomous gets back from the Junk Jerz tour there will be more show updates and things to check out! Thanks again.
We're just finishing up on all the final touches for the Autonomous Solo Art Show and Open Mic thats goin down tomorrow,10/08/2011, here at The Cave. There's going to be TONS of great art ranging in size & live painting by Autonomous! The show is free and starts at 6pm. If you need directions please contact us through email @ Thecalmincold@yahoo.com. Thanks! Hope to see you tomorrow :)
To all Artists who contributed art for Vol. 4, please inbox us your address. So we can get a copy of the LAWKI Vol.4 Zine to you asap! And Thanks for your submissions, it's a great volume!
Glad to say LAWKI Zine Vol. 4 Release show was a great time! It was the first show using our new PA sound system and it sounded Awesome! Thanks to Bird Bath for donating a Mic to The Cave, we will def. put it to good use! And Thanks to all the preformers, those who came out to support, and all those who donated toward LAWKI. It's greatly appreciated! Looking forward to the next one in mid November! And as always we are accepting submissions for the next issue. Just fill out the form on the "Contact" page. Thanks so much :)
Guerrilla Warfare, Art is my Weapon! Preparing for tomorrow nights Graffiti Bomb Project, exercising our right to the First Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
This will be documented by a Journalist from Time Magazine, and I WILL have the Stencils up for yall to see on the website before I leave.
The two 5'x5' stencils im makin will rep 1- the Junk Jerz Cru/ website, and 2- LAWKI Productions/ the website. Its all bout the culture!
There's ALOT in the works over here at LAWKI Productions, I'll fill you in on more soon!
"The Best Of Indie-HipHop" is goin' down tomorrow @ the Rev Lounge in TR at 6pm! This is a LAWKI Productions benefit show, so come out and support your culture! There will also be a rafffle, so come peep the goods, and all the talented MC's!
There's ALOT goin down with LAWKI Productions here at The Cave! First off I'd like to say that we are shipping out ALL orders of LAWKI Vol 1-3 tommorow. So to the people who have ordered copies, peep your mailbox in a couple days ;)
Secondly, I'm STOKED to announce the "soon to be" launch of the LAWKI Online Radio Show (featuring a slideshow plus videos)! The show will be aired weekly right here on LifeAsWeKnowItZine.com (AND on our youtube channel), and will be 25% talk, 75% the best of Underground music. We have alot of goods to share with you already in episode 1 so def check it out.
This website is updated FREQUENTLY, and we're always adding new dates to the community calender, so check back and stay involved :)
LAWKI Zine Vol 4, comming Sept 25th! More info soon TBA!
"So... LAWKI Productions is a couple days behind in work because of the hurricane. We relocated to west PA, now we're back at The Cave, but the powers out (transformer blew up) and they say it may take a couple days to get it back on due to the high volume of emergencies... As everyone knows, the LAWKI Productions show Aug 28th @ the Revo Lutionary Lounge is postponed till Sunday September 11th.
AS FAR AS THE 30th: Travis Autonomous Applegate Solo Art Show @ the Cave, it will be postponed till further notice due to the power outage and other hurricane related circumstance. Check back for FREQUENT updates!"
"Due to the hurricane sweeping thru this weekend, Sunday the 28ths show at the Revolutionary Lounge: "The Best Of Indie-HipHop" will be postponed till September 11th. THE SHOW WILL GO ON! This lil' hump is only going to build the suspense, because we got some AWESOME performances this show, and alot of tickets sold/ confirmed guests. This is gonna be the show that caps off the summer and leads us into the vibe of the autumn events!
As for the "Autonomous Solo Art Show" @ the Cave on the 30th, that show may still go on...? We will def keep you posted on updates, its just all a matter of the weather.
I'll be updating the site after the storm with lots of new stuff! new features, LAWKI Vol 4 info, etc! We've got alot of ideas over here at LAWKI Productions, and alot that we are soon to execute! For example: Autonomous Clothing/ LAWKI Ts, LAWKI Radio and/ or LAWKI TV, etc. LAWKI Vol 4 is gonna be AMAZING! I'm half way thru organizing submissions and its like we already got a full, potent Zine!
On that note, stay positive, stay creative/ think outside "the box", submit something to LAWKI via the "Contact" page, and I hope everyone stays safe this weekend!"
"Good news! The LAWKI Studio now features a Screen Printing station and were taking orders! More Info will be up soon. Also, This Saturday 8/13 the LAWKI fam will be set up at the All Day Craft Fair in Ocean Gate, NJ, where we will have a spot set up with all kinds of fun, exciting Art for sale! Come out to support your local Arts and Crafts vendors! Thanks and keep in touch" :)
"Thanks to everyone who came out for the LAWKI Vol 3 Zine release! If you got a copy of Vol 3, that means you were 1 of the first 40 people at the show! LAWKI Vol 1- 3 will be available soon in the Life As We Know It Store. BIG Thanks to those who left donations. Donations are very important being that the LAWKI Zine is free/ non-profit. Any money donated is used to publish future issues, cover some costs of shows, and build more for the community. The creative minds that come together to build LAWKI have produced a more interesting, more insightful Zine every issue so far! Stay involved in your culture, and help build Life As We Know It to be a common ground that everyone can enjoy! Thanks!"
"I'm happy to say LAWKI has been doin great! Theres alot goin on/ in the works as far as the Zine, shows, promotion, etc!
First off, we are updating the site with all the LAWKI Vol 3 info.If a link doesnt work or something, no worries, all of the Vol 3 info(+More) will be added by the Zine release date.
The LAWKI Vol 3 Zine Release is this Saturday the 16th, featuring Junk Jerz(of course!) and bout a dozen of some of the best MC's the NJ Underground has to offer. The Zine itself this issue is amazing! We've got alot more organized and have added new elements to VOL 3. For one, we've organized the LAWKI Staff. You can find all details about that on the "About" page in the menu. We've also developed the Photo Gallery page more. It will now be found in the center of the zine in FULL COLOR! Haha, YES! We are hoping by Vol 4 we will be able to print the photo gallery on gloss photo paper, as well as the cover. Then eventualy do the same for the Visual Art page, etc. Another great thing about the photo gallery is we've added the best photographer I've ever come across, very talented and professional, Liz Cisco to the LAWKI Staff. She will be taking MOST of our pics and will be assisting in the gallery layout.
Another element we've added is we replaced the "Reader Written" section with "Modern Anarchist Society" by Trip Levine, one of our Journalists. Reader Written in the first couple issues consisted 80% of Trip's literature, and we feel it definately needed its own section. Trip has officially joined the LAWKI staff as one of our top Journalists. You can read more about him on the "About" page in the menu.
LAWKI Productions is also getting involved in curating shows outside of the Zine Release, the first one being "The Illest Hiphop Show Ever!" @ Revolutionary Lounge, Toms River NJ. We'll have flyers and invites comming late July. One thing i can tell you is, this show will feature a dozen of only THE ILLEST rappers in the NJ Underground! More info TBA soon!
On that note... Come out to the LAWKI Vol 3 Zine Release Show, FREE! @ the Cave, this Saturday, 5pm sharp. ALL AGES. 21 to drink. $1 PBR's. Check the flyer for all the details!"
AutonomousLife.com has officially been changed to www.LifeAsWeKnowItZine.com
"The LAWKI Vol.2 Zine release show @ the Cave was an awesome evening! Big thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. Even bigger thanks to everyone who came out to the release show. Im glad everyone enjoyed themselves, but how could you not?!?! Raw art, $1 PBRs, and a handful of some of NJs ILLEST underground rappers: Axl J Foley, Rich Mahogany, Stick Greens, DMK, Razorbrains, Dinz, C Rockwell, Liz Cisco, Ray Strife, and Autonomous! The Junk Jerz Cru was in FULL AFFECT!
The site will be updated this week, so be ready to peep LOTS of new additions!"
"The name of the paperback zine and website "AutonomousLife" will be permanently changed to "Life As We Know It" starting this May, in order to seperate the cultural based movement from the artist, and not send people the wrong message, confuse people, or make it seem like its about my personal life.
Ive been thinkin bout it and ive come to the conclusion that it must be very confusing to a 3rd party. The zine is about the nj underground culture NOT about my personal life. It actualy has very little to do with me, its 99% my peers. This Zine and website is truely built for the people, by the people. all i do is organize/ promote/ distribute it. next month www.AutonomousLife.com will be transfered to: LifeAsWeKnowItZine.com
In further explanation: the definition of Autonomous is 1. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent
2. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed.
thats why i felt itd be a good name for the zine if i just add "Life" on the end, but to somebody who doesnt know, it jus looks like im on an ego trip.
Sorry for any confusion."
"The Autonomous Life Vol1 Zine, and release party, were a huge success! Thanks to everyone who made it out, your presence was much appreciated and enjoyed! Also much thanks to everyone who came together to make it happen. Vol 2, featuring new artists, poets, musicians, visionaries, etc, will be released on May 27th. More info about the release party TBA."
1/19/11 3:27 am
"Many things are goin on behind the scenes at AutonomousLife.com! We're currently working on AutonomousGallery.com and JunkJerz.com, two sites that will be working together with AutonomousLife.
Because of this we'll be cutting back a lil' on Junk Jerz promotions on this site, but in turn going FULL FORCE promoting the new www.JunkJerz.com, updating it daily with new music, videos, etc.
As far as AutonomousGallery.com, keep your eyes peeled! This will be a full on interactive GALLERY. This is the place to buy, sell, trade, collect, Autonomous art! This feature will be comming soon in the near future."