Brooklyn’s Bird Courage make their own (see figures above and below for evidence of off-duty making). The trio bring their gracefully crafted ballads and hymnals to Ace New York with a September-long residency at Sunday Night Live, curated by Chris Tucci. With new accompanying guests every weekend including Morgan O’Kane, Meaner Pencil, Streets of Laredo, Ricci Swift (of Gondola) and Wilder Maker, their lobby reign begins tomorrow night.

Brooklyn’s Bird Courage make their own (see figures above and below for evidence of off-duty making). The trio bring their gracefully crafted ballads and hymnals to Ace New York with a September-long residency at Sunday Night Live, curated by Chris Tucci. With new accompanying guests every weekend including Morgan O’Kane, Meaner Pencil, Streets of Laredo, Ricci Swift (of Gondola) and Wilder Maker, their lobby reign begins tomorrow night.


Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”

Works championed by the Naked Eye Cinema group in 1980s New York City play tonight at the New Museum free of charge. As described by The New York Film Makers’ Co-Op, the Naked Eye group (now living on as Allied Productions) “was the only venue of its era that consistently showed film and video by women, gay men, lesbians and novice makers on the margins of culture. A center of the newest and most challenging spheres in contemporary music, performance and visual art, the spirit of Naked Eye Cinema lives in new and ‘used’ videos that belie genre classification…Using the Lower East Side art center ABC No Rio as home base, they showed Super 8, 16mm and video in galleries, theaters, lofts, salons, nightclubs, street corners — wherever you could fit a projector – all over Manhattan, the States…the world.”


Silence has a lot to tell us. Even the sounds we forget to hear are always narrating the world. Few humans really know how to slow down and tune in as well as the once and future king John Cage, maestro of underdog aural landscapes and forgotten frequencies. His particular magic was a balm, koan and sigh for a natural and unnatural world that does its best, frequently fails and always tells a good story. Born in Los Angeles September 5, 1912, his compositions are being celebrated just in time by the LA-based Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) with a series of classes for kids September 3-5, Kids Play Cage, with three foci: What is Music?, Silence and Chance, culminating in a free performance by the students September 8. The class costs nothing and is open to the public —- register your small person as soon as you can, though, and get a spot at the performance.

Silence has a lot to tell us. Even the sounds we forget to hear are always narrating the world. Few humans really know how to slow down and tune in as well as the once and future king John Cage, maestro of underdog aural landscapes and forgotten frequencies. His particular magic was a balm, koan and sigh for a natural and unnatural world that does its best, frequently fails and always tells a good story. Born in Los Angeles September 5, 1912, his compositions are being celebrated just in time by the LA-based Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) with a series of classes for kids September 3-5, Kids Play Cage, with three foci: What is Music?, Silence and Chance, culminating in a free performance by the students September 8. The class costs nothing and is open to the public —- register your small person as soon as you can, though, and get a spot at the performance.


Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.

Sexiest man of the year and friend to animals Chris Johanson is also an artist. Meet him and some friends to celebrate his new Phaidon Contemporary Artists’ Monograph at Monograph Bookwerks on Alberta in Northeast Portland tonight. Chris says: “Jonathan Raymond the Portland writer who is a contributor to the book will be there. Sun Foot will play 3 songs. And we are going to have a really good time.” You can see all the details on Monograph’s blog.


MisterWives brings their human pyramid game and a song or two to 5 At 5 this coming Tuesday July 30 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York, presented by Martin Guitar and Bowery Presents. Catch them on their way to indie-big and lose yourself in their vibes, 5pm Tuesday.
Photo by Matthew Phillips.

MisterWives brings their human pyramid game and a song or two to 5 At 5 this coming Tuesday July 30 in the lobby at Ace Hotel New York, presented by Martin Guitar and Bowery Presents. Catch them on their way to indie-big and lose yourself in their vibes, 5pm Tuesday.

Photo by Matthew Phillips.


Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.

Kayla Mattes teaches an Introduction to Frame Loom Weaving workshop this weekend for Summer School 2014 at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. See other workshops on our calendar, and get ye poolside, crafts in hand.


LONDON // NEW YORK
Pond-hopping street art bible VNA is celebrating the release of their 23rd issue with limited edition screenprinted versions by the omnipresent-here-lately local duo Faile, whose recent collabo with the NYC Ballet led many to discover the place called Lincoln Center. The issue is stuffed like an olive with inspiration, including pictures and words by Morning Breath, Eelus, PeachBeach, Moose & Yeti and Agostino Iacurci among others. You can cop one of your very own at the New York launch party next Wednesday at Reed Space, or the London bashment on August 8th at Lazarides Gallery on Rathbone. 

LONDON // NEW YORK

Pond-hopping street art bible VNA is celebrating the release of their 23rd issue with limited edition screenprinted versions by the omnipresent-here-lately local duo Faile, whose recent collabo with the NYC Ballet led many to discover the place called Lincoln Center. The issue is stuffed like an olive with inspiration, including pictures and words by Morning Breath, Eelus, PeachBeach, Moose & Yeti and Agostino Iacurci among others. You can cop one of your very own at the New York launch party next Wednesday at Reed Space, or the London bashment on August 8th at Lazarides Gallery on Rathbone. 


WARM UP INTERVIEW : TWO QUESTIONS FOR KELELA
Fade to Mind’s Kelela performed with Kingdom and Gas Lamp Killer at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during this year’s Desert Gold — where she ended up on a poolside circle bed serenading a man in shades with “Bank Head.” This weekend, she’s wooing the crowd at MoMA PS1’s 2013 Warm Up in Queens, NY. Must be her magic hands. If you’d like to try your magic hands at a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Warm Up, you can enter our contest. And by all means, go down an internet rabbit hole about Kelela — she’s a bright comet.
What’s been inspiring you lately?
Girl Unit.
What three pieces of equipment could you not live without?
My iMac, voice note feature in my phone, and my VoiceLive Touch.

WARM UP INTERVIEW : TWO QUESTIONS FOR KELELA

Fade to Mind’s Kelela performed with Kingdom and Gas Lamp Killer at Ace Hotel Palm Springs during this year’s Desert Gold — where she ended up on a poolside circle bed serenading a man in shades with “Bank Head.” This weekend, she’s wooing the crowd at MoMA PS1’s 2013 Warm Up in Queens, NY. Must be her magic hands. If you’d like to try your magic hands at a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Warm Up, you can enter our contest. And by all means, go down an internet rabbit hole about Kelela — she’s a bright comet.

What’s been inspiring you lately?

Girl Unit.

What three pieces of equipment could you not live without?

My iMac, voice note feature in my phone, and my VoiceLive Touch.


Kim Ann Foxman performs this weekend at MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 in Queens, NY. Keep an eye out for our interview with Kim — for now, enter to win a pair of passes to Warm Up as quick as you can. They’re gettin’ snapped up.

KIM ANN FOXMAN “CREATURE” from KIM ANN FOXMAN on Vimeo.

Kim Ann Foxman performs this weekend at MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2013 in Queens, NY. Keep an eye out for our interview with Kim — for now, enter to win a pair of passes to Warm Up as quick as you can. They’re gettin’ snapped up.

KIM ANN FOXMAN “CREATURE” from KIM ANN FOXMAN on Vimeo.


Mad Science transports artists to the year 2045 to conquer planetary and social issues as scientists. On July 12 at 7pm, the Mad Science laboratory hangs a shingle at Gallery 135 in Portland. If you’re in town, stop by to witness the verdant intersection of art and science and a bunch of people having fun. Featured creatives include friends from Wieden, Nike, iDL and a ton of freestylers, plus music by Jaeho and Gemo Wong. Proceeds from the show will benefit CHAP, a nonprofit organization supporting children in crisis through healing arts programs in Oregon.

Mad Science transports artists to the year 2045 to conquer planetary and social issues as scientists. On July 12 at 7pm, the Mad Science laboratory hangs a shingle at Gallery 135 in Portland. If you’re in town, stop by to witness the verdant intersection of art and science and a bunch of people having fun. Featured creatives include friends from Wieden, Nike, iDL and a ton of freestylers, plus music by Jaeho and Gemo Wong. Proceeds from the show will benefit CHAP, a nonprofit organization supporting children in crisis through healing arts programs in Oregon.


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