October 20th, 2011 , by John Beeler
This Friday night in New York City at White Columns gallery, Scott Ogden is curating a show entitled NO PROUD BASTARDS, an in-depth consideration of work by Louisiana artist Prophet Royal Robertson (1931-1997). Robertson’s art is an integral part of the MAKE documentary film, which Scott Ogden and Malcolm Hearn created over the course of many years. Royal Robertson’s art also served as inspiration for Sufjan Stevens’ The Age of Adz.
You can read more or purchase MAKE on DVD here.
July 21st, 2011 , by John Beeler
Rasheed’s Dream is a journey. Up until now it’s only been available Stateside in import form from Japan’s Arepaz Records. Leb Laze, aka “Lebanese Lazer,” crafted the album just after a move from Atlanta to Brooklyn. East to west, south to north, Rasheed’s Dream is movement. Dense, layered, lush, collaborative; it will give you cause to move.
October 28th, 2008 , by John Beeler
Asthmatic Kitty is pleased to announce Habitat, a two disc compilation covering the various manifestations of "electronic music" as a benefit for Habitat for Humanity. This collection has been a long time coming. Label directors Lowell Brams, Sufjan Stevens, and Michael Kaufmann are all fans of electronic music and have wanted to release a compilation of this nature for some time. Here, electronic music is represented in its many forms: electro-acoustic experimentation, hip-hop, glitch, field recordings, ambient, electro-pop, etc. The artwork includes photographs by architect and photographer Craig McCormick, with layout by DM Stith.
You can buy the CD here for $10 (+S&H).
December 11th, 2006 , by John Beeler
Bridgit DeCook, Illinoisemaker and Castanets alum, has formed a band and will be playing shows in support of her project, belltower. While the band is still forming it currently consists of fellow San Franciscans Joel Murach and Travis Harris (of Poor Bailey). For those of you in the Bay Area be sure to catch her at the Edinburgh Castle (950 Geary St.) on December 15th.