Just got tickets for dynamic (+ bizarre) poet / musician Saul Williams performance at Triple Rock in Minneapolis on Monday, March 19 2012. Tickets on sale through link.
I’m such a huge dork. i can’t even express how much I love these science + music video mashups featuring Carl Sagan :P If you dig this one, def check out the Sagan + Hawking Mashup (still my fav)
It’s been a long uphill battle for music app developers, with Apple leaving music apps in approval purgatory for loooong periods of time (with no official explanation) – a situation which sparked many music / tech blog posts and eventually led to a dj app petition.
Well.. who knows what finally prompted Apple to give Amidio Inc the green light but they have – and you can now buy the world’s first DJ app for iPhone / iPod touch – Touch DJ ($19.99). Now you can essentially go anywhere with no equipment in tow and no headphones and play dj.
The Uptown Bar was demolished today.
I started sneaking into the Uptown when I was 15 to see the bands i loved play insane sets so close their sweat was dropping on you… it was the first (and last) bar i ever got carried out of, the first (and last) place I started a fist fight, the place where I met and fell in love with my first real lover and one of my very favorite places to work.
Although I stopped hanging out there a long time ago, I still feel sad tonight.
Auto Tune it the audio editing software that makes vocals sound robotic – you’ve heard it – yeah, it’s awesome. Watching this video (hilarious) convinced me to go to iTunes and grab the “I Am T-Pain” auto tune iphone app which makes me a huge dork but is also fun as hell.
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BTW – the photographer from this post’s photo, Daniel Boud, is a fantastic live music photographer, who has been in SPIN, Rolling Stone, NME, Vanity Fair, etc.. He has a ton of concert sets on flickr, including White Lies, Wolfmother, etc.. check them out here.
He also wrote a great overview of everything an aspiring live music photographer might want to know for Digital Photographer magazine.. read that here.
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.
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