~BLOW-OUT ART + MUSIC PAR-TAY . . SAT JUNE 1

CINDERS PROJECTS & FLA GALLERY
PRESENT A BIG MUSIC PARTY – SAT JUNE 1, 2013 / 7PM
in CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR TRAVELING PRINT ART SHOW: DIRTY FINGERS
“OVER 50 ARTISTS – MORE THAN 130 PRINTS”
26-19 JACKSON AVE – LONG ISLAND CITY / 1 BLOCK FROM P.S. 1 / FACEBOOK INVITE

featuring: RAFT, JEREMY SMOKING, and MICHAEL COLLINS of PRINCE RAMA
note: NO, this is NOT the exact order of the performance line-up – !!!!!

RAFT – PAT NOECKER / formerly of LIARS, THESE ARE POWERS and nOthings.
experimenting in his solo project persona, RAFT since 2002 – count on “conceptual compositions that can involve hybrid guitars, cell phones & crowd sourced content”.


IMAGE: RAFT IS PAT NOECKER via CINDERS

YES !! CHECK OUT HIS TUMBLR PAGE: RAFT is PAT NOECKER


IMAGE: RAFT IS PAT NOECKER/TUMBLR

YES !! CHECK OUT: unARTigNYC PRESENTS: ASSEMBLE X – KNOCKDOWN CENTER
RAFT’S – ASSEMBLE X – PERFORMS LIVE at KNOCKDOWN CENTER, Maspeth, Queens, NYC – MAY 11, 2013

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JEREMY SMOKING / JUSTIN FRY, the man behind Brooklyn scuzzy punkers PC WORSHIP, will play a set under the name: JEREMY SMOKING.


YES !! check out: PC WORSHIP

haha, yes !!, check out: JEREMY SMOKING at Le WALLET – (only) 11 VIEWS – when we caught it !!

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MICHAEL COLLINS of PRINCE RAMA
/ will also be performing solo . . .
“croons over a sonic landscape of psychedelic sequencers and synths . . DISCO GOTH !!”

most eerie, check out: Radhika-Stava by MICHAEL COLLINS




~C.F. / DAILY LIFE . . . a cover !!

of . . . BENNIE & THE JETS !!!!!!!!!!!

catch . . C.F. / DAILY LIFE .. doing a MOST glorious cover of .. BENNIE and the JETS !!
hahaha the alternative universe – rules !!

HIT: DAILY LIFE@DIRT PALACE 31 JUL 10

PLAY IT LOUD.

C.F. – YOU rule !!




~KILLERS ON THE STORM . .

FILE UNDER: SINGULARITY.

looks like JOSH ‘LUVVY’ HARRIS, of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC fame .. was right, in the mass info digital age, singularity .. rules.


RAY MANZAREK, 74. died yesterday, MAY 20, 2013 – the legendary keyboardist/founding member of THE DOORS.
catch: THE DOORS – RIDERS ON THE STORM, the intro being his most famous riff.
” . . into this house we are born.
. . into this world we are thrown.”


the classic American icon / ‘still’: the singular car . . on the singular, and lonely highway.
IMAGE: THE DOORS – RIDERS ON THE STORM

in other SINGULARITY NEWS:

DAVID KARP, the NYC kid who just sold Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1 Billion . . used to work at TEKSERVE !!
see: ‘DAVID KARP – Tumbling on success’ . . from 2012.


DAVID KARP . . IMAGE: FINANCIAL POST – MAY 20, 2013


DAVID KARP, ILLUSTRATION: JOAO MAIO PINTO – ADWEEK, JUNE 6, 2011


EESHA KARE . . IMAGE: DAILY TECH

EESHA KARE, 18 – a high school student out of SARATOGA, FLORIDA – won the recent / 2013 / $50,000 INTEL FOUNDATION YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD – for a flexible, and super fast .. battery charger !!

note: artlovers made the tech leap .. we are juiced !!
next up . .
JOE BRADLEY – LOTUS BEATERS . . PIX FROM THE OPENING – POSTING: WED MAY 22, 2013.




~NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

. . . will the REAL . . . NICK CAVE – PLEASE STAND UP !!

FILE UNDER:
he’s a god, he’s a man, he’s a ghost, he’s a guru
you’ll see him in your nightmares
you’ll see him in your dreams,
but he’s not what he seems . . .

watch: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS .. RED RIGHT HAND

this seems to be the original 1994 soundtrack – I know because, it was the sound track to my life . . . for a long long time. it’s the true, driving .. birth.
yes, I was living off the Bowery, at the time.
listen to the man: “Play it LOUD”.

this is also a GREAT GREAT TAKE, just more recent & live !!
it’s slightly slowed down, and more to the edge of sexy, than deathly.
like … when the musicians push against the drive, and .. tease ya.
but it’s also better tech-wise – so, you can get it to go really loud.

watch: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS / live

DEDICATED TO YOU KNOW WHO . . . ghostman, SIMON.
some people have their dark sides, but then some people have their really, REALLY dark .. sides.
some people are called .. crack, for being right .. on.
right on the razor’s edge, the red right hand. aka .. crash smart.
some people ride the white death train ..
and don’t come back.




~ANTONY

the WALL STREET JOURNAL also likes .. ANTONY HEGARTY .. of ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS.

ANDY BETA mentions him in that recent DEVENDRA BANHART interview, writing . . .

re DEVENDRA: “In 2002, around the time his debut album was released, he moved to New York and became a figurehead in the ‘freak-folk’ movement, along with other outre musicians like harpist JOANNA NEWSOM and cabaret vocalist ANTONY HEGARTY.”

and a few weeks back – ANTONY got a huge shout-out on the WSJ FALL FASHION WEEK 2013 OVER-VIEW – at the top of the HIGHLIGHTS.

under ‘BEST SHOW’, and a most magical runway image, from PARIS, the caption reads:

“It seemed to be THOM BROWNE’s corpse-in-the-snowy-woods scene in New York — until GIVENCHY stole Paris fashion Week with a poetic collection that came with a passionate performance by New York band Antony and the Johnsons and a full orchestra. Was it the music and the scene ? Possibly. But Mr. TISCHI’S romantic clothing (and the torrid look shared by model NATALIA VODIANOVA on the runway and her LVMH scion boyfriend ANTOINE ARNAULT in the front row) cinched the deal.”


WALL STREET JOURNAL – ‘Fall Fashion, If You Dare’, March 7, 2013.

SIMON CERIGO’S VERY first music review for this site, back in MAY 2005 – was .. ANTONY and THE JOHNSONS’ second album, I AM A BIRD, of which Simon wrote: this CD . . . “is a wonder to behold.”

see: SIMON CERIGO REVIEWS .. ANTONY and THE JOHNSONS – I AM A BIRD.


ANTONY HEGARTY, of ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS – NYC. DEC 10, 2004.
PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT OF: NANCY SMITH

I always thought it was funny, as in poignant/hard … that Antony recorded for a small indie record label called, SECRETLY CANADIAN, as I was .. secretly Canadian, for real !!
until my kids were able to sponsor me just recently.
I got here in the early 80s, when there were few issues, and then the immigration laws, just got harder and harder. esp for artists.

ANTONY would often pop up at downtown art openings back in the early 2000’s. so would DEVENDRA. in fact it was a banner few years for artists and musicians .. to mix and match. usually it was the (folk) musicians who were equally talented artists, and who were showing their art in small indie venues in the Lower East Side. and if not the musicians themselves, it was their small circle of friends, the people who did the unique art work for their highly individual CDs.

one big hub/small storefront space .. for this kind of activity was the long gone AFF / ART FIEND FOUNDATION run by a moveable collective headed by LEIF RITCHEY and TOOYA. located at 123 Ludlow St, just north of Delancey – it was to give rise to the fast-shooting-star emergence .. of the now famous, Paris-based sister artist/musicians .. CocoRosie. if you ever heard the soundtrack to THE FIFTH ELEMENT … well this the real deal.
(in a nutshell.)

in fact, the photo of ANTONY, above .. was taken at an opening of drawings by MATTEAH BAIM and LEIF RITCHEY, at AFF. it was very organic. very revelatory, and very grounded, all at the same time.
‘sound fragments’ .. at the opening were provided by RED BONE SLIM and HONEY CHILE.
RED BONE SLIM being .. BIANCA ‘COCO’ of CocoRosie.

this was the slim paper invite to the show, it measures 4-1/2 x 4 in:

GREEN . New, works, drawings & Sculptures
Matteah Baim & Leif Ritchey
Friday, December 10 / 7-10 pm
ART FIEND FOUNDATION
123 LUDLOW STREET
212.420.1033
Sound Fragments by Red Bone Slim & Honey Chile

that’s . . December 2004.
and yes . . that’s a phone no. (!!) landline, too – on the card. just even a few short years ago, ok .. 8 !! there were .. NO, NONE !! – gallery ‘websites’ !!

card courtesy: ARCHIVAL COLLECTION NANCY SMITH, NYC.

see: ANTONY and THE JOHNSONS – OFFICIAL WEBSITE

WATCH/LISTEN: ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS – ‘Cut The World’ . . . with WILLEM DAFOE, MARINA ABRAMOVIC & CARICE VAN HOUTEN




~DEVENDRA BANHART resurfaces ..

DEDICATED TO: SIMON CERIGO, MUSIC MAVEN WAY BEYOND THE CROWD, AND NOW .. WAY BEYOND THE BEYOND.
and, YEAH .. PLAY IT LOUD !!

SO:

the WALL STREET JOURNAL . . . just posted a sweet interview with DEVENDRA.
subtitled: ‘Devendra Banhart Returns With a New Record’ . . .

see: ‘A Quiet Place in the City’ – ANDY BETA .. INTERVIEWS DEVENDRA BANHART, WALL STREET JOURNAL/MARCH 14, 2013

it’s very interesting, with lots of good info.

apparently Devendra, with make-over .. and looking good, I mean who wants to be labelled a Hairy Fairy folk freak forever, esp when you are just 31 (?!!) . . . has returned to New York City from the West Coast, and no not LA, San Francisco.

turns out he has finally found his balance, after that mad NATALIE PORTMAN thing, and is seeing, make that .. is engaged to, seriously .. “the photographer and furniture designer ANA KRAS.”

the new album is titled: ‘MALA’ and is put out by Devendra’s new label: NONESUCH, and damn . . . if it doesn’t look and feel like a .. winner !!
rhythm, and back beat .. is everything. esp when you’ve already got a lock on the melody, brains & lyrics.

check out: DEVENDRA BARNHART – ‘Fur Hildegard von Binger’ .. from MALA, from NONESUCH

ok. first thing I wanna say, is also DAMN .. doesn’t that cover art look just the twin sister to the FRENCH KICKS ALBUM .. SWIMMING – which we just feature posted ?!!!
see: FRENCH KICKS, ‘SAID SO WHAT’, SWIMMING


am I right, or what ?

ok. second.

SIMON REVIEWED DEVENDRA BANHART’S early album, CRIPPLE CROW … for artloversnewyork in DEC 2005.
SIMON didn’t say a lot .. but what he did say was point perfect.
it was his 4th music review for this site.
he sure could call ’em.

see: SIMON CERIGO reviews DEVENDRA BANHART, CRIPPLE CROW – DEC 2005.


from the artlovers vault:
DEVENDRA BANHART . . . at OTHER MUSIC, NYC. APRIL 25, 2004.
PHOTO BY & COPYRIGHT OF: NANCY SMITH

BROOKLYN HIPSTERS .. KEEP YOUR PAWS – OFF THE PIX. more on that later.

P.S.
HEY SIMON, you ghost. and look at that .. you are the new ‘it’ KEYWORD. so chic after all.
so, what’s the music like up there, I mean it is .. up there, right ?
as opposed to you know, Simon loved DANTE !!
what ? cloudy, stormy, freaky ? serene ?
one big jam that never stops ? I believe it.

after I read the WALL STREET JOURNAL interview at 6 this morning, I promptly fell back asleep, and there I was .. transported through time, reality (?) at a DEVENDRA BANHART gig, at some smokey funky ghostly venue. and they, the band !! were all .. turning me onto some real funky psychedelic weed !!
but .. of course. you gotta walk like an Egyptian. afterlife, dudes, tell me about it.
just not the same dimension, is all.




~LUKE RATHBORNE – Northern Shore

check out: LUKE RATHBORNE – Northern Shore – from AFTER DARK




~FRENCH KICKS – Said S0 What

check out: FRENCH KICKS … “Said SO What” .. on YouTube




~ALABAMA SHAKES … HOLD ON

“There’s my heart,
there’s my soul.
there must be somebody up above . . .
you got to .. hold on.”

check out: ALABAMA SHAKES – ‘HOLD ON’ (official video)

as Simon would say, PLAY IT LOUD !!




~IF CHILDREN WERE WISHES . . . WYE OAK

check out: WYE OAK – IF CHILDREN WERE WISHES . . .

the soundtrack of our days . . .

“I just . . . watch you get weaker and weaker till you finally die.”

see: lyrics