Friday, April 23, 2010

off the grid

2010 Off The Grid Sustainable Music Festival celebrates Earth Day’s 40th Birthday tomorrow. Hosted by NYU Earth Matters, eco-friendly art will be on view (from NYU and non-NYU artists) during performances from Cold Cave, Oberhofer and North Highlands and a “Special Secret Guest” headliner recently revealed as cacophonous LA band HEALTH, whose oft-remixed hyper songs will serve as an abrasive counterpart to Cold Cave’s fun-filled, dark electronic pop. The party-guy in white himself Andrew W K will play MC for the night to make sure you 'party hard.'

Saturday April 24, 2010
3 - 8 pm
Solar One
23rd Street and the East River

health: we are water [lovepump united; 2010]

cold cave: life magazine [matador; 2010]

image via Cold Cave's myspace

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

the beautiful ones

party tonite!

Louis Christopher is having a gallery exhibition tonight of his story for The Block Magazine on Marilyn Model Management new faces.

Envoy Enterprises Gallery
131 Chrystie ST
(cross Broome)

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xiu xiu

Xiu Xiu: This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy) [Kill Rock Stars; 2010]


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

sonic youth takes nyc (for a month)

Our favorite LA bookstore, FAMILY, has started a month-long residency in Tribeca.

On Saturday they'll be hosting a free and open to the public Sonic Youth extravaganza. Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore will be performing as Mirror/Dash (yup, also the name of Kim's clothing line.) The coolest couple in the world will also be hanging around to sign two new art books: Sensational Fix and Kim Gordon: The Noise Paintings. Both books will be sold at FAMILY.

Sensational Fix is a 784-page tome that includes two 7-inch LPs featuring unreleased songs by each member of the band.

Kim Gordon: The Noise Paintings is being released alongside the gallery exhibition of the same name. It's a portfolio of "Kim Gordon’s recent explorations using paint, lyrics, and personal catch phrases to create a collision of the verbal and the visual, and the discovery of something quite other." The exhibit also runs through the month at John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller & Art Gallery at 64th & Park. The special edition book (there are only 200) will comprise 26 lettered copies enclosed in a custom cloth box with an original painting and recording laid in, and will also be sold at the gallery.

Saturday, April 10th, 7PM
72 Franklin Street
Tribeca, New York City

For a full listing of events going on at FAMILY's NYC space, check their blog

April 8th - May 8th, 2010
John McWhinnie @ Glen Horowitz Bookstore & Art Gallery

50 1/2 East 64th Street
New York City

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Thursday, April 1, 2010


LA's Silent Movie Theater will be screening obscure movies that happen to have random song-and-dance numbers every Saturday evening in April as a part of their 'HOLYFUCKINGSHIT - Can't Stop the Musicals' series.

Catch forgotten gems such as Jailhouse Rock (female inmates start a dance dance revolution), Jaani Dushman (Terminator 2 meets Bollywood), and Flash Forward (a dance-off movie directed by Sidney Poitier[?!].) The highlight of the series is the 30th Anniversary screening of Forbidden Zone. This oddity is a journey into the Sixth Dimension set to an Oingo Boingo soundtrack, and features a young Danny Elfman as a cabaret-style Satan. Director Richard Elfman will be in attendance, and will do a Q&A after the show.

Forbidden Zone, 1980

Jaani Dushman, 1979

Fast Forward, 1985

Jailbird Rock, 1988

Listing of Events:

April 3 - Forbidden Zone 30th Anniversary Screening

April 10 - Son of Bollyweird (feat. Jaani Dushman)

April 17 - Leotarded! '80s Dance Movie Madness (feat. Fast Forward)

April 24 - Mondo Musicals Mix Night (feat. Jailbird Rock)

Tickets: $10

The Silent Movie Theater

611 N Fairfax Avenue

Los Angeles

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jail la la

Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La
{Cargo; 2010}

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