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The Creative Works of Chris Knox 1965-2014 an Interview

The Creative Works of Chris Knox 1965-2014 an Interview

Stumbled upon a treasure trove an amazing body of work pulled together– just shy of 50 years worth, actually– by the musician, painter, video artist, comic artist, filmmaker, all around creative, and KIWI icon, Chris Knox. Astonishingly, there has not yet been a monograph of Chris’ visual artwork– appropriately contextualizing it through the years.  There’s... [ Read More → ]
KKKYLIE + KKKenneth

KKKYLIE + KKKenneth

Hey, she's stroking that car like it's a dick! OMG she has a feather duster, HOW HOT. Is it a car commercial? A commercial for some new type of sexy energy drink for automatons that makes you work out to achieve this level of 'greatness?' [ Read More → ]
Nocturnal Digressions: Musings on Peter Laughner

Nocturnal Digressions: Musings on Peter Laughner

Been on a pretty serious Peter Laughner kick in the store lately. After a bootleg CD emerged at the store recently called Nocturnal Digressions, that no one seemed to know where it came from, I have not been able to stop listening to it over and over again. Each listen provides further insight and appreciation... [ Read More → ]
Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store's Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store’s Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Musician, fashion designer, model, stylist and overall creative force-to-be-reckoned with, Royal Trux and Black Bananas‘ frontwoman Jennifer Herrema will participate in an Artist Residency at the New Museum Store in New York next week. The New Museum Store presents “She’s Crafty,” featuring a spectrum of projects by inventive women tasked with transforming the Store’s window... [ Read More → ]
C'est Normal?

C’est Normal?

      Can we talk about this video for a quick second? I mean what the FUCK is going on here, exactly? A better version is here, but it has some lame intro which kills the delivery. [ Read More → ]
Introducing...Video World!

Introducing…Video World!

It comes as fantastic news that Leah Churner has a new weekly column on the Sundance blog, called Video World! Leah is a regular contributor to the Austin Chronicle and Reverse Shot. Her writing has also appeared in the Village Voice, Film Comment, Moving Image Source and the L Magazine. Her curatorial career is another beast all together!... [ Read More → ]
Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, Dirty Looks, a roaming series– which typically hosts screenings on the last Wednesday of the month–will install film and video work in queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars,... [ Read More → ]
Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith Team gallery 83 Grand Street March 29th – April 28th 2012 Reception on Thursday March 29th at 6:00PM Team presents a collaborative installation by New York-based artists Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith, featuring their rarely shown public access show which ran between 1994 and 1997. The weekly cablecasts were twenty-nine-minute... [ Read More → ]
TV Party Documentary

TV Party Documentary

In true democratic spirit of cable access TV and DIY ethics so associated with the revolutionary NYC show TV Party, some excellent person has shared the recent documentary of the show on Youtube. Much has been written on the now iconic show, so we’ll leave that at bay for now–but check this well-executed documentary out!... [ Read More → ]
FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FGFt March 1st - April 8th FGFt commemorates the late Frank Tovey's musical and artistic endeavours with a multi-part exhibition including an art exhibition, a screening of Morgan Tovey-Frost's 'Fad Gadget By Frank Tovey' and musical performances by Xeno and Oaklander and Ike Yard(amongst others). [ Read More → ]
Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

“New York City 1988. Raging homophobia. A killer on the loose. Disco dancing till dawn. Performers struggle to survive. Delilah seduces Samson in song. Gender illusionists go shopping.” Samson and Delilah, 1991. Charles Atlas at Judson Church January 25th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM -Filmmaker in Person- Dirty Looks presents an evening of video work by... [ Read More → ]
Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry live at Exit in Chicago, IL on December 20, 1984 By: Scott Kiernan   Setlist: Intro All Day Do You Even Like It? Cold Life The Nature of Love Revenge (Everyday Is) Halloween I Will Do Anything For You Work For Love Here We Go Ricky’s Hand (Fad Gadget cover) I’m Falling According to notes... [ Read More → ]
What's Up Matador, 1997 VHS

What’s Up Matador, 1997 VHS

The beloved video comp. Come on collectors out there, I know you’re harboring some gems. Digitize this stuff or send it to me, and I’ll run the transfers for you! Released in VHS format in 1997 as “A Matador Records Instructional Film & Music Video Compilation”, What’s Up Matador has found its way to the... [ Read More → ]
Music Vids 2011

Music Vids 2011

Class Actress- Weekend 10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- “Ffunny Ffrends” 9. Anika- “Terry” 8. Grimes- “Vanessa” 7. Austra- “Beat and the Pulse” 6. Badd Energy- “Third Eye” 5. HTRK- “Synthetik” 4. Young Boys- “Bring Em Down” 3. Street Chant- “Less Chat More Sewing” 2. Throwing Up- “Mother Knows Best” 1. Friends- “I’m His Girl” [ Read More → ]
The Unsinkable GBV

The Unsinkable GBV

By now, most GBV fans are probably tired of all the chatter on the interwebs about how Greg Demos fell on his ass on Letterman. The Dayton vets played a track from their forthcoming post reunion LP, Let’s Go Eat the Factory. Another LP by the “classic” lineup is slated to be released this May.... [ Read More → ]
Favorite LPs, Reissues, Performances, and Singles 2011

Favorite LPs, Reissues, Performances, and Singles 2011

Here is a ridiculously long year-end list. Nothing is “ordered” for the sheer fact that it would have taken twice as long to post. Favorite Live Performances TNV and Feelies- Prospect Park You- ESP TV Regal Degal- Flying Nun 30th Deaf Wish at Death by Audio Factory Floor at ATP Popstrangers at Lit Lounge The... [ Read More → ]
New Popstrangers Vid

New Popstrangers Vid

My favorite of the new Flying Nun bands. These guys came over for CMJ and played a handful of really brilliant shows. Hoping they come back soon, so more people in the states can check them out. They are pressing a double a side to vinyl in the new year before the album comes out,... [ Read More → ]
Cable Access XMAS Video Mix

Cable Access XMAS Video Mix

When I saw Miss Velma’s Christmas in America a coupla years ago at Light Industry, I was elated. Miss Velma preached “The Miracle of God’s Youth”. She was a messenger of life, hope, faith, and miracles– for old people. Her later telecasts provided live testimonies of people who have allegedly had the aging process reversed... [ Read More → ]
Cool Jazz City

Cool Jazz City

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Barby Tangent

Barby Tangent

I really got a rise out of my Austrain roommate the other night when I started watching  the Kelly Family on YouTube. While I was barely familiar with the “clan” Lorenz regaled me with stories about how ubiquitous they were in his parts. A bit of internet stalking revealed that their Father-Yod-looking-leader originally hailed less... [ Read More → ]
Kuchar and MoMA

Kuchar and MoMA

Tonight: MoMA presents A Celebration of George Kuchar: Rambunctious Rarities, Moody Masterpieces to coincide with the exhibition Pagan Rhapsodies, opening this weekend at PS1 Planned prior to the artist’s recent death, this past September, George Kuchar: Pagan Rhapsodies includes many of the artist’s most important works, including films, videos, and works on paper. A presentation of Kuchar’s films... [ Read More → ]
Chris and Cosey instore/convo with Luke Turner at Rough Trade East

Chris and Cosey instore/convo with Luke Turner at Rough Trade East

From the Rough Trade  site: THROBBING GRISTLE need no introduction as they’re one of the most important & influential bands ever. For the first time in 30 years Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original industrial records label & are releasing the entire TG back catalogue on vinyl and cd fully remastered. [Original... [ Read More → ]

Billy Corgan

  (The above picture is not of me, HOWEVER that was the same photo I had in my locker. So just imagine a 100 pound  braces-ed face 12 year old in a babydoll dress and green DM’s instead) Horrifyingly, I had one thing hung up in my 6th grade locker. It was a postcard that... [ Read More → ]
Hero's dead

Hero’s dead

“I work on my tan in isolation” George Kuchar http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/george-kuchar-1942-2011 [ Read More → ]
Now I have a Ph. D in Tarkus

Now I have a Ph. D in Tarkus

Tarkus, The half Armadillo/ half Tank creature, Was born from an egg erupted from a Volcano. Lego Tarkus Tarkus Chopper   This is a very rare photo – the Tarkus stage prop being repaired, April 1973.   “I say, I say ,I say,whats orl this then ? Its a bleeding smoking Tarkus at the Oval... [ Read More → ]

Industrial Records Announces it’s Official Re-activation, Re-releases Catalog Sept. 26th

I was pretty confused when I found a brand new copy of The Second Annual Report recently at the Philadelphia Record Exchange with an Industrial Records insignia printed on the back cover. Went to TG’s website and found that the band’s label is currently being reactivated: Industrial Records hereby announces it’s official re-activation. IR is... [ Read More → ]

Kuchars Rooftop Screening

Wednesday, August 31 · 8:30pm – 11:00pm Silvershed’s [GORGEOUS] Roof 119 West 25th Street New York, NY GEORGE & MIKE KUCHAR Lovers of Eternity, 1964 Lust for Ecstasy, 1964 GEORGE KUCHAR Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1966 …MARIE LOSIER Electrocute Your Stars, 2004 (starring George Kuchar) Program approx. 95mins.   Since the age of 12,... [ Read More → ]

Self Esteem Salon!

CHRIS VERENE: The Self-Esteem Salon Friday, Saturday & Sunday August 12, 13, & 14 12 noon until 8pm, Socrates Sculpture Park “The Self-Preservation Series” The Self-Esteem Salon with Jessica Grable Socrates Sculpure Park, New York City: AUGUST 12-14, 2011, LIVE Performance ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Appointments can be made via... [ Read More → ]
Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

  Light Industry at the New Museum: This Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7pmThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Ernest Pintoff, 16mm, 1967, 54 mins Introduced by Alex KitnickThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage premiered in 1967 as one of the... [ Read More → ]
Giggles

Giggles

AT THIS MONTH’S GIGGLES YOU WILL START LAUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY THE MINUTE YOU WALK THROUGH THE DOOR – UNABLE TO STOP – NO END IN SIGHT – FACE HURTS – BROKEN DREAMS – WHY? GREAT COMEDY FROM: ERIK BERGSTROM ROGER HAILES DAMIEN LEMON JEFF JENSEN HOSTED BY DON STAHL W/ DJ TEDWARD POSTER BY PALI KASHI... [ Read More → ]