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
NYC
FREE ADMISSION



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.

7-10pm
Envoy Enterprises Gallery
131 Chrystie ST
(cross Broome)
NYC







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xiu xiu


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

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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.








CONCERT & BOOK SIGNING
Saturday, April 10th, 7PM
FREE
72 Franklin Street
Tribeca, New York City

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

KIM GORDON: THE NOISE PAINTINGS
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

holyfuckingshit

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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