Plus Mike Shiflet! Starts at 9 PM. BYOB.
Sword Heaven at Skylab tonight. Show starts at 9 PM and will be over before midnight, so don’t show up late.
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)"
For ticket info, times, ect - http://www.wexarts.org/fv/index.php?eventid=5669
Tiger Hatchery (chicago) and Sword Heaven (columbus)
Tuesday, June 14th.
9 PM, $5.
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.
-John Also Bennett
Join us on May 30th (Memorial Day) for a cookout with Arrington De Dionyso’s Malikat dan Singa.
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.