Here’s the latest mix from DJ Seabat, called Soft Rock Jungle. Seabat mixes relaxing rain-forest sounds with Hall and Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and Chuck Mangione. Its kind of like when you stumbled upon Michael McDonald singing in a cave while you were exploring the South American tropical rainforest.
“Blank City” tonight and tomorrow at the Wexner Center.
“Blank City tells the long-overdue tale of the “No Wave” film movement born in New York City at a moment when the city was financially bankrupt and one could still find cheap rent and cheaper drugs. Featuring such major players from the era as Jim Jarmusch, Debbie Harry, Thurston Moore, Steve Buscemi, and Fab 5 Freddy, the film is a wonderful testament to the indelible mark these filmmakers left on the development of independent film as we know it today. Paper Magazine calls it “fascinating and inspiring” and notes that Jim Jarmusch, John Lurie, Steve Buscemi, Lydia Lunch, and Nick Zedd are “particularly funny and illuminating…in describing the loony lengths they went to make their films.” (95 mins., video)”
One of my favorite bands ever, Telecult Powers (currently spread between Brooklyn and New Orleans), is coming to Skylab on June 8th. Telecult’s live performances are a must-see. Get ready for vintage 35 mm projections, occult prayer candles and massive homemade analog synthesizers. Also playing are Radio People (Sam Goldberg of Mist) and Seabat. Keep witching the skies, gentlemen.
Arrington de Dionyso (b. January 4th 1975) makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. Ecstasy vs. Madness.
Skylab co-curator John Also Bennett has been working with Doo-Sung Yoo on a new human-animal-machine hybrid creation called the Vishtauroborg. The two will unveil a prototype in a performance at Roy G Biv Gallery this Saturday, May 7th. For more information visit Roy’s website or the Vishtauroborg project blog.
Corridors is the solo project of Byron Westbrook. Byron Westbrook (b. 1977) is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound, images, and objects. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment. His installation-based work explores unique and participatory listening formats utilizing common tecnology.
Corridors will perform at Skylab on Saturday, April 30th with Nexus 4.30.11, Joe Panzer and Davey Highben. Show starts early at 8 PM.
PRISM index is a limited edition, handmade, silkscreened, mixed-media book that compiles the work of a wide spectrum of artists into one place. The name serves as an acronym for print, images, sounds, and movies. Skylab was home to the release of the original PRISM index and many of the original covers were printed here. The project has since moved to Brooklyn, New York.