Archive for April, 2012|Monthly archive page
How about some walnut ink, eh? I give the crayolas a break every now and then.
Soft Spot! As the story goes, the two frontmen grew up together in a country town– their lead singer would spend her evenings singing in the church choir, and immediately steal away to an underground punk show. The classical training shows– I remember being struck by her ethereal voice and exclaiming “Kate Bush!” to a friend at one point. And the vocals cocktail well with the shimmery, pointed gusto of their music, likably reminiscent of Blonde Redhead and Grizzly Bear.
And in a strange turn of events, I actually had less time to draw Young Magic than I did Soft Spot. Which is sad– I love their work, and they are playing with very compelling combinations of Brooklyn fuzz pop and hip hop.
All was held at the cute little Cameo Gallery.
An eternal thank you to Popgun Presents, who have essentially sponsored the whole show sketching project with a generous amount of press passes.
Family Business: It’s A Small Small World (Clusterfuck) Curated by Hennessy Youngman feat. SpankrockIn Family Business, Show Sketches on April 16, 2012 at 5:18 am
Yeah, that guy.
Oh yeah, and Spankrock performed to cap it off. There were helicopters taking pictures of the throng amassed outside of Family Business, blocking traffic and illuminated by powerfully cinematic exterior lighting. Its just too bad that most people weren’t dancing…
I swear there are more sketches than this… I’m going to go looking for them.
Another small set at Rockwood Music Hall…
Tobias Wilmer’s Blue Foundation band/project is intriguing. They are relatively unknown in the US, but there music has been used all over …and in movies as disparate as Miami Vice, Twilight, and a documentary called Tankograd. The Ded Zeds remix of Eyes on Fire has over 25 million Youtube hits (what?) Its also hard to pin a ‘they’ past Wilmer: Blue Foundation’s membership is mercurial by nature, with regular contributor switchups part of the plan. And the music itself– fitful and lyrical, dark dream pop, yeah yeah, we’ve heard these words before. But there’s a reason its universally good soundtrack music… its very emotional, mysterious music.
I was commissioned by Jonathan Cohen, founder and CDO of SocialChorus, to create a timeline that would visually and digitally represent his story. I’ve always wanted to make a vertical and panel-less comic, and this project gave me the opportunity to do it.
Check it out on Jonathan’s blog here, or below.
Magic Monday happens every week at Tammany Hall from 10 pm to 4 pm (get their on time for free beer!) I just discovered it. I’m deeply in love. Its the weekly musical variety show of my wildest dreams. GO SEE IT!