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OX-OP Art/Music/Film Festival 09

The following is taken directly from the SooVac website. Yeah this is long – but it sounded so damn interesting that the entire thing had to be included (schedule @ the bottom):

On October 22nd through 25th, SooVAC will host a conceptual tour de force seldom seen outside the two coasts.

SooVAC explodes into its neighboring space for this extravaganza. The main gallery will feature a major retrospective of two hometown Minneapolis heroes of the international flatstock design and printing world: Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus.

NO ADVANCE TICKETS-Tickets available at the door each night.

The side gallery will present a bizarre opening of local artist and alternative music mogul, HAZE XXL. A multi-media onslaught, the exhibition consists of 100 individually hand-made art CD sleeves, each containing original art and individual Polaroids, along with HAZE XXL created objects d’art featured in numerous national shows including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show marks the first and only release of the Halo Of Flies/Gay Witch Abortion collaboration album. Just 100 CD’s produced, and that’s it forevermore but not surprising coming from the former head of Amphetamine Reptile Records who initiated his label by originating the whole “limited edition thing in music” back in the 1980′s.

Each night of the four-day event, performance art takes on a literal meaning with live music sequestered in yet another gallery within the gallery. The musicians will be performing behind large screened windows facing the main gallery, harshly backlit so that the audience sees only silhouetted shadows and movement. Four security cameras inside the room will broadcast those performances live onto screens in the main gallery, playing with perceptions of time and space and lessening even further our distinctions between reality and the alternate broadcast reality which is far to often blurred.

The Opening Event will also offer an additional layer of altered perception, featuring the short films of renowned artist Chris Mars. Primarily known for his deeply surreal oil and pastel images, he has taken to animationand film with all the intensity and incredible detail of his oil paintings.

Aesthetic Apparatus • Burlesque Design – Retrospective/Installation
HAZE XXL -100 Disciples Art Show
HOF/Gay Witch Abortion CD Release

Oct 22• CHRIS MARS Short Films
Live improvisational accompaniment by
Grant Hart • HAZE XXL • Shannon Selberg

Oct 23• GAY WITCH ABORTION Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 24 • H•O•F Live performance in security cam vision
Oct 25 • THE MELVINS Live performance in security cam vision

4 days of multi media splooge brought to you by the Workers Sensory Stimulation Committee


Posted 3290 days ago in Audio, Visual

xo 16.09

WTH did this week go? I could swear yesterday was Monday.. anyway – some links:


WIRED: Topspin Media CEO Ian Rogers gives advice on how to survive in the new music business – a def must-see for anyone in the industry. LINK

THOM YORKE: New single “Hearing Damage” Listen on MFR. LINK

SOOVAC: Stopped into the Soo today on the way to Bob’s and took in the current show – The main gallery is full of new works by Greg Gossel & the sideroom has a bunch of Amy Rice’s work – very cool. LINK

WTF: Samuri Sword Demonstration Gone Wrong (WARNING: these images are not for the weak). LINK

TED: The robots featured in this short #TED talk have facial expressions so real it’s completely unnerving – very freaky and def worth a look. LINK

Congressional Reps Rewrite AT&T’s Google Voice Complaint, And Send It To The FCC LINK

Posted 3294 days ago in Audio, Geek, Visual

Rappers feeling the recession

Yeah Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today (Go Obama!) but on a lighter note, this is HILARIOUS – Slim Thug talks about how the recession is effecting the rap industry on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: 60% less video hos, diamond-encrusted glock sales are down and weed doesn’t really count as health care..

Posted 3301 days ago in Audio

JAWBOX Reuniting on Fallon 12/08

The text below is taken directly from the Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon website and it’s freaking AWESOME news!

“Big news music fans!!! Legendary Washington DC rock band Jawbox will be reuniting and performing right here on Late Night!! What the what??!!!??

Jawbox was the one of the big three bands in the 1990s DC hardcore scene beside Fugazi and Shudder To Think. All three bands started out on Dischord records and Jawbox was the first to make a move to a major label, moving to Atlantic Records 1993. Their performance on Late Night will be their first performance OF ANY KIND in 12 YEARS. TWELVE. That’s two presidents ago everbody. So save the date for December 8th when Jawbox plays Late Night!”

Posted 3303 days ago in Audio

TCV: homme interview

Skwerl (Antiquiet) recently sat down with Josh Homme and talked about how the Them Crooked Vultures line-up was formed and plans for an upcoming release.. looks like we can expect something before the end of the year.

Watch the interview video (or read it) here [note: the written version of the interview contains a couple additional Q/A that are NOT in the video]

Posted 3305 days ago in Audio

Original SDR on Fallon Tonight

If you watch Fallon tonight you’ll get to see the original Sunny Day Real Estate members playing “Seven” from their ’94 debut record “Diary” (my fav SDR album) ..

SOURCE: Sub Pop Records

Posted 3311 days ago in Audio

shuga records party

Shuga Records Stage Grand Opening on Thursday, October 1st..

In-store: All used vinyl will be 50% off, Electronics 25% off, New vinyl 10% off, 50 cent vinyl buy one get one free… Online: taking offers on vinyl

Doors open @ 10am / Music starts @ 2pm
165 13th Ave NE Minneapolis [MAP]

Audio Perm @ 2:00 p.m.
Sketch The Cataclysm @ 2:30 p.m.
Pharaohs Of Rhythm @ 3:00 p.m.
No Bird Sing @ 3:30 p.m.
P…aul Metsa @ 4:00 p.m.
Beth Larson @ 4:30 p.m.
The Goondas @ 5:00 p.m.
Shuga Rose @ 5:30 p.m.
Chelsea Boys @ 6:00 p.m.
Lonnie Mneumonic @ 6:30 p.m.
Guy Storm @ 7:00 p.m.
Hack @ 7:30 p.m.
Lost In Prague @ 8:00 p.m.
Gigolette @ 8:30 p.m.
Unicorn Dream Attack @ 9:00 p.m.
Web Of Deception @ 9:30 p.m.
Unknown Prophets @10:00 p.m.

Posted 3313 days ago in Audio

Special DJ @ Grumpy’s Tomorrow

First Avenue tweets that Doug Martsch (Built To Spill) is doing a DJ gig @ Grumpy’s tomorrow night (Thursday 9/24).. this after-party special appearance is free (21+)

Posted 3317 days ago in Audio

Social Distortion in the studio

“The band is headed back into the studio in January for its first studio album since 2004′s ‘Sex, Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll’. Ness said he’s found that he can’t write while on tour, but that the music comes when he’s out living life. He said the band is excited about heading back into the studio.” – PE.com

Read the full interview here

Posted 3319 days ago in Audio

Thom Yorke + Banksy Mashup

Cool video create by Raymond Salvatore Harmon features graffiti work by Banksy flashing over London scenes with the new Thom Yorke track ‘The Hollow Earth’ as background music…

Posted 3320 days ago in Audio, Visual

Laws that Choke Creativity

One of my favorite TED talks speaks to the REMIX Manefesto culture and the distortion of copyright laws

I know it seems long but you don’t have to watch most of it – works just as well to let it be the background music to 20 minutes of surfing.. If nothing else (if you’re NOT interested in this topic) at least fast forward to 9min and 30 sec and watch a seriously funny 2 minutes of (illegal) remix entertainment ;)

Posted 3330 days ago in Audio, Geek

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc

I’ve been finding a lot of highly entertaining videos lately – maybe it’s just me being tired of reading all day, but this make me really happy :)

Posted 3340 days ago in Audio

fan-made video for grizzly bear

Cool animation video made by a fan for Grizzly Bear’s single, Two Weeks. Catch Grizzly Bear live @ First Ave on September 30th

Posted 3347 days ago in Audio

recorded & pressed on the spot

Yuri Suzuki was recently part of jerszy seymour’s ‘coalition of amatuers’ exhibition at mudam, luxembourg.

For the show Suzuki collaborated with Luxembourg punk groups Tvesla, TakeMeUnderground and Yegussa, proposing an ‘amateur music production system’. This involved recording sessions and pressing the vinyls all in one evening, which were later on sale at the mudam boutique.


Posted 3352 days ago in Audio, Visual

Engineers: Three Fact Fader

If you haven’t heard Engineers yet..

They’re a UK band that released their first effort (a mini-album) Folly in 2004, their first full-length (self-titled) in 2005 and their latest album, Three Fact Fader, this year.

I recently become obsessed with their wall-of-sound single, Clean Coloured Wire [listen to the serious music-lover's extended version here] and then got the new album – highly recommend it :)

Listen to tracks from Three Fact Fader (Myspace)
Download Three Fact Fader (iTunes)
Buy a physical copy (with Bonus singles)

Posted 3363 days ago in Audio

Them Crooked Vultures

FINALLY! The collaboration between Josh Homme (QOTSA/EODM/Kyuss/Etc), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) has been named, recorded and booked.

Them Crooked Vultures will be performing on Sunday, August 9, at Chicago’s Metro (one of the best venues in the world) at midnight. The show is, of course, sold out.

UPDATE from ANTIQUIET: “The promo poster and YouTube clip we presented yesterday are fake; both seem to be part of an elaborate hoax.. So the release date is not necessarily October 23rd. The album title is not Never Deserved The Future.”

Posted 3365 days ago in Audio

Benefit for Dean Magraw

Our long time friend Dean is suffering from cancer. A benefit to raise money for his medical / living expenses will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at The Celtic Junction in St. Paul.

If you have never experienced Dean live, you’ve really missed something…

There is a suggested donation of $15, but any support is appreciated. If you cannot make the show but still would like to make a donation, please email helpdeanmagraw@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2009
12:00pm – 11:00pm
@ The Celtic Junction

12:00—12:30 DAKOTA DAVE HULL
12:30—1:00 EASTSIDE
2:00—2:30 ERIC JAHN TRIO
2:45—3:15 AXIS MUNDI
5:00—5:30 MARCUS WISE/Nirmala Rajesakar
9:30—10:00 BOILED IN LEAD

Please spread the word.

Posted 3366 days ago in Audio

arctic monkey

i know i’m late to the game but i just fell in love with arctic monkey..

catch them performing tracks from their forthcoming 3rd album, ‘Humbug’ in a Web Transmission on Thursday 30th July 2009 at 4pm ET (3pm local) or catch them live at First Avenue on Friday, September 25th (18+) – tickets ($25) here

Posted 3375 days ago in Audio

dead weather

You know that band with the SUPER ANNOYING pop-up ads that block content on all your favorite sites.. Dead Weather? Yeah well, despite that, they kinda rock – and they’re coming to First Avenue next week: Mon, Jul 27 / Doors @ 7:00 PM / get tickets here ($29)

Thanks @TENEBRINI for the heads-up :)

Download Dead Weather’s “Treat Me Like Your Mother (Diplo Remix)” here

Posted 3381 days ago in Audio

the national tonight

brooklyn’s fav emo boys the national are touring in support of their latest effort, “the boxer”..

If you’re one of the lucky ones with tickets to tonight’s sold-out show @ first ave – enjoy & report – if not, you can download their music on itunes / listen on their myspace page / see them on youtube

Posted 3386 days ago in Audio

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