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The Northside Festival, sponsored by L Magazine, is now in its fifth year and will once again take on its Brooklyn stomping grounds from June 13-20th, 2013. Northside Festival takes place in venues throughout Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and as always, promises to deliver “what’s next” in music, film, and entrepreneurship.
An amazingly grotesque aged dog with a man’s face is Thee Oh Sees’ chosen mascot for their upcoming ‘Putrifiers II’ (out September 11th on In The Red Records). I am reminded of the overly bath-salted gentleman who recently posthumously anointed the Miami Zombie, though reports are in that he didn’t actually swallow any face. But I digress…
We recently met up with one our very favorite counter-culture icons, Genesis Breyer P-orridge, to glimpse her latest visual pieces, on display at the Lower East Side boutique, Salvor Projects. The party was thrown by Salvor in conjunction with Invisible Exports and idontlikemondays.us (whose creatively-charged PR empress, Sarah Maurer, worked the eventually too-crowded floor with impressive ease). Besides the most beautiful woman in the world and her Psychic TV co-member and dj partner, the illustrious Morrison Edley, spinning a perfect set of industrial to psych to acid music on into the night…
The gorgeous OG mermaids of CocoRosie (I haven’t heard from them in ages!) release the art for their single …Read the Rest
Coming up fast on the recent cellphone shots taken at Bushmill’s party featuring Elijah Wood’s DJ sets, the main players of Sentimentalist set out for even more low-grade photos. Ahem. Tempers, a New York-via-London set with a smooth, gothy, S&M vibe, played Calamari Press’ release of their latest art book, ARK CODEX. There was also a chance to pick up Chiara Barzini’s latest publication, Sister Stop Breathing.
Per the above sketch, immersed in American folk art and Harlem Renaissance ether, I expected something a little more jazzy or bluesy than what followed. After hearing his “Evening’s Kiss,” Beal’s softly sad, underspoken, and minimally-ranging voice felt less about grander statements and more about experiences…
I’m still caught up with this album art. Yo-Landi Vi$$er never seemed like a fallen angel to me, but her large inky eyes and appetite for freshly-acquired, oversized hearts also ring of an alien. If the Alien-Angel is an accurate composite of Die Antwoord’s upcoming TEN$ION, I’ll set up an autosearch for leaks as soon as this is posted.
What to do tomorrow:
- Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey.
- If you’d like to instead just go and simply hear some kick ass music and drink some get down with Davila 666, Acid Baby Jesus, Sweet Tooth, Cassie Ramone and XRAY EYEBALLS at 285 Kent ave.
- Watch some Creator stuff.
- Never use swizzle again.
Get down with The Occupation Party, presented by the Danger List folks with a swizzle hot flier made by Shepard Fairey. Now, some have noted that this is the first “big name artist” to get behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, I guess Russell “I’ll Clean It Up” Simmons doesn’t count:
The Creators Project Takes On Coachella with Visual Collaborations from Interpol, Animal Collective and Arcade Fire
The Creators Project, a cultural and technological alliance between Vice and Intel which supports and fosters the work of upcoming artists worldwide, has partnered with Coachella to make the music festival experience that much more fantastical, futuristic and grand.
Zero Film Festival Gala Kicks Off the Seven-Day Event with Asobi Seksu, Saturday, November 13th in Bushwick
The Zero Film Festival, in its third year, and now expanded to annual events in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, is the only festival of its kind to show films made exclusively by self-financed, indie filmmakers.