Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists can and should be directly supported by fans.
The days are shorter, the nights are colder. And so I found myself compelled to make a mix to fit this mood. So here it is, a collection beautiful, etherial sounds from some of my favorite female artists. Songbirds who are Mon the rise whose sounds you can curl up to…or fly away with.
Can there be architecture without buildings? What if a wall or a floor went on forever? What happens to the space of a room as people move through it?
Field Conditions, a new exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opening September 1, will explore these questions through an array of immersive installations and projects by notable architects and contemporary artists. The works on view pose provocative questions about the construction, experience, and representation of space, inviting us to imagine beyond the frame.
On Thursday, September 6, the spatial experiments will extend beyond the museum’s walls when SFMOMA’s A+D Forum hosts an opening reception after-party at Public Works, where local musicians and visual artists will use their own language to provoke a spatial condition inspired by Field Conditions.
Featured performances by Jonas Reinhardt, Jamie Jams, DJ Dials, Loric, and Primo Pitino; with visuals by Camilla Padgitt-Coles, EVDM, and AOI. The event is open to the public and starts at 9:30 p.m. Public Works is located at 161 Erie Street in San Francisco. Tickets to the event are available for $10 at Eventbrite. Get your dancing shoes on and come out to support Bay Area architecture and design!
Artist: Ty Segall
Release Date: October 2012
Hails From: San Francisco
Featured Track: “The Hill”
Love. Always and forever.
TY SEGALL TOUR DATES
Mon. Sep. 3 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
Tue. Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
Fri. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Sat. Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Artist: Future Twin
Album: Resist 7″
Release Date: July 31, 2012
Hails From: San Francisco
Featured Track: “Lockits”
Meet your new favorite Mission District band, Future Twin. Originally brought together by the first all girl moped gang in San Francisco, The Lockits, the group is now composed of Jean Jeanie (gtr/vox/field recordings), Antonio Roman-Alcala (drums), Jo Bleak (rhythm & bass), and Dan DK (synths & bass). The band will be releasing their new 7″ Resist on July 31 and hosting a release party on July 27 at SPARC Dispensary. (Yes, you read that right.) The event is free for members, but if you don’t have a card you must RSVP here. Libations and tinctures to be provided.
Artist: Bear Hands
Album: Songs From Utopia
Released: July 4, 2012
Hails From: Brooklyn
Featured Track: “Part II Bullshit Saviour Complex”
You know when you have a live moment with a band that forever seals your music destiny with them? I had that in 2010 with Bear Hands at SXSW. The upstart band making their way through the scene. I will always have fond memories of that show, the people I was with, the good times we were having. Very happy to be diving into the follow up to “Burning Bush Supper Club” from Brooklyn-based group. You’ll always have a place in my heart!
Artist: Digital Leather
Album: Yes, Please. Thank You.
Release Date: July 25, 2012
Featured Track: “Mountains Are Dreaming”
This is the next album I’m going to indoctrinate on my little boy just so I can hear him say the album title. A voluntary please and thank you now and then would be mighty nice. Plus I simply love these guys and their fuzzed out garage rock vibe. Fun fact: so did the late Jay Reatard. So much so that he became the band’s manager. Fast on the heels of their February 2012 release of ‘Modern Problems‘, ‘Yes, Please. Thank You’ is due out July 25. Mind your manners.
Hails From: So Cal
Proof that there really is more music in this world than one human can discover, check out this band landed in my SoundCloud inbox this week. You Me & Us is a So Cal two piece that have been kicking around for about a year and yet I’m just hearing them for the first time. While this album was released last year, I love their sound and look forward to hearing more.