~BOBO PLAYS SECRET PROJECT ROBOT/to-nite !!
here’s just what the underground doctor – calls for:
BOBO PLAYS – SECRET PROJECT ROBOT – TO-NITE !! -WED JUNE 10, 2009
bands begin at 9 PM – think BOBO plays at something like 10 PM ?
the line-up includes: FANCIE, ANA LOLA ROMAN, NATHAN WHIPPLE, RAXTSFK-JAG & BOBO !!
SECRET PROJECT ROBOT – 210 KENT AVE – WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN
check out: BOBO’S ON 9th ST. – website !!
check out: BOBO/myspace !!
UP-DATE – WED JULY 29, 2009 /5:33 PM:
ok. here’s some pix from the nite !!
TED & JESSE of RAXTSFK – JAG.
TED of RAXTSFK – JAG.
JESSE is JESSE GREENBERG.
He has just been accepted into NYC’S COLUMBIA UNIV. MASTERS FINE ARTS (STUDIO/SCULPTURE) PROGRAM.
and must be excited – to start school this SEPT 2009.
congrats, Jesse. you can find Jesse’s work documented in several places – in the artlovers archives.
. . . we first meet Jesse at ‘BOBO’S on 27TH ST.’ – that way wild SUMMER GROUP SHOW at FOXY last summer (2008).
see: BOBO’S ON 27TH ST – SUMMER 2008 !!
we also posted something for him – when he showed up at last year’s (NOV 2009) SCOPE NYC ART FAIR, courtesy of – OKAY MOUNTAIN GALLERY – outta AUSTIN, TEXAS !! the coolest artist-run gallery collective around right now, looks like, hands down. in the article we posted a link to Jesse’s – website, (and at that time – a newly re-vamped).
see: JESSE A. GREENBERG !!
we also posted a link to: OKAY MOUNTAIN !!, and also – featured an image from their website – on the home page – for the next 2 weeks !!
the artist photos & gallery pix on their website – in whatever category – are great, as in KNOCK-OUT !! – as usual.
go back, and hit that – link !!
summertime even looks, fun, back on down there.
YO, SHOUT OUT – TO: COLBY BIRD – ‘COLD END’ – JULY 11-AUG 8, 2009 – at OKAY MOUNTAIN. AUSTIN, TEXAS.
FANCIE – COVERING for BOBO – while they played – at their small – MERCH table !!
FANCIE outta PHILLY. at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT, BROOKLYN, NYC. JUNE 10, 2009.
BOBO had some low-fi posters, xeroxed copies of a group drawing. they were coated on both sides in plastic – like contact sheets. they were being sold for $7 a piece. they were not signed, but – you might have been able to get one signed ?? there ?? not sure, at that price ?? didn’t ask. paying the $5 to get in and support the bands – broke me.
sadly, there weren’t too many takers. the economy is that bad. esp in the gritty alleys of NYC.
no wonder .. COURTNEY & CHLOE (KARDASHIAN, duh!!) opted for MIAMI !!
another no-brainer: if you don’t have a (signed !!) BOBO artifact or poster – its, now, or – forever – keep your mouth shut.
yeah, of course … I got one. I bought that big ‘C.H.U.D.’ POSTER, wrapped in bubble wrap that they had at last year’s NY ART BOOK FAIR !! ($100 – cash !!). but it took me a year – to chase down all 3 signatures !!
actually, here’s a link to the piece – its called: ‘MURKY CHUD’ !!
NATHAN WHIPPLE !!
TAYLOR McKIMENS (center) and MATT LEINES, at right.
MATT LEINES, at left – who is based in PHILLY came in for the show …. and, here’s the joker – who s-t-a-r-t-e-d the ‘artlovers’ firestorm – !! – this summer – RUDY !! – aka BRIAN BELLOT. and, this is even when …. he pissed me off – Dude, its too tough to play games, this summer.
1. if you stiff someone, by commissioning photo work, and then do not follow-thru on promised payment. yo, have a little respect, and stay back in the shadows. don’t jump up at me – 2+ years later, like it’s a big joke – and, have the chutzpah – to ask me to promote your next show !!
2. if it all boils down to – ya don’t want to pay for (extensive) PR – then don’t make business contracts – ECONOMICS 101 – and, then – at least – have some backbone – and stay outta my face !!
…. let’s not even get into – how much … $400 at least ? was wasted on those oversize, and pathetic, really – shi**y is the right word – invite/cards. dude, its your money – if that’s how you want to spend your money – OK, but, then don’t come to me – cryin’ and empty-handed.
DREW GILLESPIE, of BOBO – is a funny guy. He seems most comfortable in disguise … and, a few steps back.
He is an amazing artist. all of BOBO is good art-wise. even PHIL COTE, who does a lot of their super great – large block lettering/calligraphy !!
DREW makes the big posters – such as ‘MURKY CHUD’. (above) He signs his name: DREW DREW DREW.
DREW GILLESPIE takes in the show.
BOBO’S PHIL COTE.
and, NICK PAYNE of BOBO. there’s 3 of them.
DREW GILLESPIE is vocals. and sings.
PHIL COTE plays (a very intense) guitar.
there’s no words I know -to explain – NICK PAYNE – keyboard. low-key, inspired & super smart ??
bye the way the art that was up – was courtesy of TOM FRUIN !! looked pretty good, too !!
you had to be there, light shows and ‘videos’ worked against taking digital images, but here’s the card – also pretty good.
TOM FRUIN – SECRET ROBOT PROJECT CARD/INVITE – FRONT
NO PREY – NO PAY!!! / ‘PONEROS – FRUIN!!!
MAY 16TH-JUNE 14TH 2009 OPENS SATURDAY MAY 16TH 8-10PM
SECRET PROJECT ROBOT:ART EXPERIMENT Corner of kent and Metropolitan
Brooklyn, NY 11211 Hours: Thursday thru Sunday 2-6pm
yeah, go back & check out those last 3 links !!
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
p.s. yeah, you are welcome – TOM FRUIN !! r-e-a-l-l-y nice to catch the show.