Wavves @ Santos Party House

Santos Party House hosted a loud, sweaty rager last night with the performance of the San Diego-based Wavves.
Nathan Williams a.k.a. Wavves, and his new drummer Zach Hill (of the noise-rock band Hella) started it off with their hit ‚”I’m so Bored,” from the album Wavvves to get the show started right. The crowd was comprised mostly of testosterone, and as soon as the music started, a mosh pit formed in front and center. As the performance went on, the pit expanded to a point where everyone in the room was at least slightly involved.
To spare the audience from suffering through a dull moment, the band filled time between songs with screeching guitar noise. At one point, there was hardly a single person without cupped hands over their ears to filter out the harsh sound. ‚”The ear is a tiny organ, it will heal,” said one devoted fan in the front.
If you’re bummed to have missed the show last night, don’t fret: they’re playing again this evening with Todd P. NYC and Ganglians at 8:00 pm.
More pics after the jump!

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The Daily Footprint 09/25/09


For all you creative, jobless type reading this from el beit right now

Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing writings for publication on greeting cards. We are looking for highly original and creative submissions on friendship, family, special occasions, positive living, and other topics one person might want to share with another person. Submissions may also be considered for inclusion in book anthologies. We pay $300 per poem for all rights to publish it on a greeting card and $50 if your poem is used only in an anthology.
To request a copy of our writer’s guidelines (which include contact/submission information), please send a blank e-mail to [email protected] with ‚”Send Me Guidelines” in the subject line, or write us at: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc. Editorial Department P.O. Box 1007 Boulder, CO 80306. You can also visit our Web site at www.sps.com.
Imagine never having to decide between homemade card or buying a card again.

Masters of the Universe 2.0


It’s done! This is what I’ve been working on for the last few months, I think it’s the biggest project I’ve done so far. 16 Redesigns of famous Masters of the Universe-characters! I imagined them somewhere in the indie/hipster/fashion-scene, as if they were doing a photoshooting for some magazine. I’m a fashion-nerd myself, so I dressed them up in things that really excist and that I like. They were hand-drawn on A3, and I plan to print them on fluorescent or glow in the dark paper. And hopefully do an exhibition with them.

Check ’em all out here. [Thanks Jeff]

It Came From Brooklyn, Part 2: Julian Plenti at the Guggenheim

Get ready for the second installation of the Guggenheim’s It Came From Brooklyn series– this time with the honorable Julian Plenti, you know… a.k.a. Paul Banks of Interpol. Much like 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights, the solo debut of Mr. Banks, Julian Plenti is… Skyscraper, has been caught in a loop on my iTunes. These are the kind of tracks that embrace a space with a perfect frost, a mix of glistening sadness and a twirling danceable haze. Bring on the cold weather, with Skycraper, we’re well equipped.
The series, named after Robert Gordon’s birth of Rock ‘n Roll novel It Came From Memphis, “is meant to have a cabaret-like atmosphere” says co-producer Sam Brumbaugh. Along with the rhythmic orchestrations of Brooklyn’s experimental post rock I‘m In You, this promises to be a night of echoing proportions, and in that rotunda quite literally. Plus, that Eugene Mirman is a funny guy.
So let’s talk the money issue– there’s something about experiencing a show within the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and although Brooklynites could argue against the cost of the show, spending the few extra bucks seems worth it. Plus, if you get there early, you can take a stroll through the current Kandinsky retrospective– which on a regular day will cost you at least $15 (with student ID) in admission. Oh and, are we forgetting that it’s Julian Plenti and Eugene Mirman!? I’m there.
Friday Sept. 25th @ the Guggenheim Museum, tickets available here.

Ticket Giveaway: Yo La Tengo at Roseland Tomorrow Night

Read it and weep– this is the last Yo La Tengo show in the greater NY area this year (looks like the Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s aren’t happening).
But have no fear, our dear readers. One of you lucky folks will win a pair of tickets for tomorrow night’s Roseland extravaganza. Not only are the Black Lips opening, but you’ve got John Oliver of The Daily Show as MC, not to mention the fabulous Gary Panter (who created the lovely B&W flyer) with a (get this!) light show. And we thought On Ice was dead!? If you haven’t gotten your hands on Yo La’s newest release, Popular Songs, you’re seriously slacking.
How do you enter to win, you ask? Well, just hit us up on Twitter @freedubya with an I <3 Yo La Tengo!, and those tickets could be yours! Tweet away, my lovelies.

How Come No One Does On Ice Anymore?

Because everyone knows rock shows are always better when performed on ice:

Rick Wakeman’s “King Arthur on Ice” – 1975
We want to see Grizzly Bear on ice. Mastadon on ice. Or how about the Pavement reunion on ice?
From Wikipedia

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is a 1975 progressive rock concept album by Rick Wakeman of Yes fame. The album tells the legend of King Arthur and is certainly among Wakeman’s best works–as well as being a great favourite among his fans. Besides, this album includes some of the most popular and frequently performed Wakeman pieces, such as Arthur, Sir Lancelot and the Black Knight, The Last Battle, and especially Merlin the Magician. Also, the theme of Arthur has been used by the BBC since 1979 for its election night coverage (with the exception of the 2001 election).
The tour in support of the album was a theatrical performance on ice, an expensive project which, despite being sold out, caused Wakeman to go bankrupt. [2] [3] The album enjoyed good reviews but the live show in support of the record was ridiculed over the years as being a bloated and overblown affair and considered as one of the most notorious failures in rock n’ roll history (it made VH1s “100 greatest shocking moments in rock and roll” at number 79).

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