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Check out this interview I conducted for Art in the Age with Emil Nikolaisen, the frontman for Norwegian Shoegazers Serena-Maneesh. We discussed the band’s music, his home country of Norway and some of the artists he admires. A really good dude.
The new album is out now on 4AD. Highly recommended!
Tomorrow night will be the opening reception of Sonny Smith’s month long exhibit “100 Records” at San Francisco’s Gallery 16 (watch the video above). The gallery’s website describes it as a “dauntingly ambitious project that bridges his interest in art, music and dramatic form.” The gallery also states that “Smith invited 100 artists to produce artwork for the record covers of fictional bands. Smith concocted the personas of all 100 fictitious bands, then wrote and recorded one hundred songs (the A side and B side) for each. On display at the gallery will be all the original album artwork as well as a jukebox that plays all two hundred songs.”
Sounds really awesome…and since I will be in the area, I will definitely be checking it out!
The fascinating work of the prolific, legendary producer and multimedia artist Brian Eno continues with his latest offering 77 Million Paintings, which is “a monitor-based exhibition that slowly evolves into endless combinations of colour and shape.” The piece will be on display at CSULB Art Museum in Long Beach, CA from Sept. 12th-Dec.13th, and Eno will discuss it during a his lecture at the museum on Sept 20th. Watch/listen to Eno discuss it briefly in this video…
This is wild! Reminds me of some of the stuff I saw being created at Philly’s Hacktory by Wil Lindsay and crew…
A champion of do‐it‐yourself music making, Moldover would never hog all the fun for himself. That’s why he designed his album’s intricately beautiful, circuit board CD artwork to be a first‐of‐its kind light theremin. Moldover fans can not only enjoy his tunes passively, but actually create their own warped‐out swoops and blorps, just by tapping the CD case.
Walrus sponsor and my other music outlet, Art in the Age is giving away their newest band tee collaboration to 2 lucky winners this month. The shirt features an original design by James and Yuki of Brooklyn band Asobi Seksu. It’s a quirly collection of tour doodles that will make all your friends smile.
TO ENTER, JUST SIGN-UP TO THE ART IN THE AGE MAILING LIST on ARTINTHEAGE.COM (top of the left sidebar)
To get you in the mood, here’s an mp3 from their newest album Hush:
Wellmedicated posted a great collection of show posters that are certainly worthy of your attention. Featuring great artists such as Heads of State and The Small Stakes and bands like Deerhoof (our fav design) and Peter Bjorn and John, this collection of 50 inspiring designs has indeed made our day! Beautiful stuff!
If you are attending First Friday tonight you should take our advice and go see Human People at Deep Sleep Boutique. Why? Well, first off, they are talented and always fun. Second, the beer is FREE! Third, and perhaps most importantly, there is a good chance you will make out with someone, or at least wind up as a missed connection. The deets:
Friday, September 5, 2008
Deep Sleep Boutique @ 9pm
54 N. 3rd st.
Today is the last day that you can enter to win our Art in the Age, Ben Woodward Walrus Tee. Seriously, it’s probably the easiest thing you’ll ever do in your life. All you have to do is fill this out the form then go about your day! It’s so simple, even a baby walrus could do it!
We will pick 3 winners on Wednesday. Good luck!
UPDATE 7/1: The contest is now over, winners will be notified on 7/2