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 Forumhosts 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.
Round of applause to The Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone for an impeccable line up of great indie music in a seriously obscure, locals only, locale. Not a band on her I DON’T want to see. Hat tip to you both. Be there!
Ty Segall is a new man, and there’s no turning back. He’s evolving and so is his music..and style. I got a glimpse of that earlier this year when he kicked off his tour with White Fence looking sharp in a vintage white suit. Gone are his “knuckle dragging” days of youth, said the press release today that announced his impending new album called Twins due out October 9 on Drag City. “It’s like the 2001: A Space Odyssey-monolith came to visit him (on the set) one bright morning. And now he’s jetting toward Jupiter, brooding, looking at man with x-ray eyes…” Whoa. I’m not sure what to make of that preview but by all means, Ty, wear whatever you want. Just keep melting my face of with your awesome music. You make the sun fry.
TY SEGALL TOUR DATES
Sat. July 14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle [SOLD OUT]
Sun. July 15 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival (3:20, Red Stage)
Mon. July 23 – Bordeaux, Fr @ Festival Relâche
Wed. July 25 – Bologna, IT @ Bolognetti Courtyard
Thu. July 26 – Ancona, IT @ Lazzaretto
Fri. July 27 – Venice, IT @ Pop Corn Club
Sat. July 28 – Savignano sul Rubicone Forli – Cesena, IT @ Sidro Club
Sun. July 29 – Helsinki, FI @ Kuudes Aisti Festival
Mon. July 30 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle Hotel
Tue. July 31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Wed. Aug. 1 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
Thu. Aug. 2 – London, UK @ The Dome
Fri. Aug. 3 – Binic, FR @ Binic Folks Blues Festival 2012
Sat. Aug. 4 – Haarlem, NL @ Garage Festival
Sun. Aug. 5 – Katowice, PO @ Off Festival 2012
Mon. Aug. 6 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Tue. Aug. 7 – Copenhagen, DK @ KB18
Wed. Aug. 8 – Norway, Oslo @ The Crossroads Club – Øya Festival
Thu. Aug. 9 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
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
Couldn’t make it to Austin this year? Not to worry. Burger Records is bringing the party right to our own back yard from March 23-25 with an astounding line up in one of the best dive bars in town, Thee Parkside. And the best part? The three day, all day music extravaganza will only set you back $35. A mere sample of what’s in store…
If you’re suffering from FFS (Festival Fatigue Syndrome), a growing disdain for festival fashion, feathers and face paint, I have the cure for you: The Huichica Music Festival. Organized by music nerd and winemaker, Jeff Bundschu, the annual event is hosted on the lovely grounds of his very own winery – Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma, California. If you’ve ever dreamt of a festival in your backyard kind of experience, with good wine, food and friends, this is the event for you. Last year was a memorable one for me. Tickets are on sale now.
Artist:Pond Album: “Beard, Wives, Denim” Release Date: March 6, 2012 Hails From: Australia RIYL: Tame Impala, 70’s tinged psych rock Featured Track: “Moth Wings”
One of my more anticipated albums of 2012, the lastest release by Australian group Pond features two members of Tame Impala‘s touring band, Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson, and a lot of that Tame Impala- esque psych rock goodness you’ve come to know and love. They’ve just announced an extensive US Tour and will be announcing SXSW show dates soon! Stream the new album in it’s entirety on Hype Machine now.
POND US TOUR DATES
Sun March 11th || Fitzgerald’s || Houston, TX
Sun March 18th || Low Key Arts || Hot Springs, AR
Mon March 19th || Grimey’s Record Store || Nashville, TN (in-store show)
Tues March 20th || Johnny Brenda’s || Philadelphia, PA
Wed March 21st || Bowery Ballroom || New York, NY
Thurs March 22nd || Brighton Music Hall || Boston, MA
Fri March 23rd || Casa Del Popolo || Montreal, QC
Sat March 24th || Café Dekcuf || Ottowa, ON
Sun March 25th || The Drake Hotel || Toronto, ON
Tues March 27th || Lincoln Hall || Chicago, IL
Wed March 28th || Taylor University || Upland, IN
Fri March 30th || Cactus Club || Milwaukee, WI
Sat March 31st || The Maintenance Shop || Ames, IA
Mon April 2nd || 7th Street Entry || Minneapolis, MN
Wed April 4th || A Club || Spokane, WA
Thurs April 5th || Sunset Tavern || Seattle, WA
Fri April 6th || The Biltmore Cabaret || Vancouver, BC
Sat April 7th || Jinx Art Space || Bellingham, WA
Sun April 8th || Squeak & Squawk Music || Tacoma, WA
Mon April 9th || Mississippi Studios || Portland, OR Wed April 11th || Rickshaw Stop || San Francisco, CA
Fri April 13th || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA
I had the pleasure of dining with Academy Award nominated documentarian Sam Green a while back when I heard of this amazing SF MOMA art project and collaboration with indie super stars Yo La Tengo he was masterminding called, “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.” To put it in context, the SF MOMA is on the verge of launching an exhibit honoring Buckminster Fuller – the eccentric designer, inventor, theorist and futurist forever associated with the creation of the famed geodesic dome. The exhibit will open at the SF MOMA on March 31. Part of the programming schedule will feature a documentary retrospective by Sam Green exploring Fuller’s utopian vision. Green’s imagery and narration will be backed by live music from Yo La Tengo. Two live performances will take place May 1 at 7PM and 9PM. Tickets are on sale now through the San Francisco Film Society. An event not to be missed, so get on it now! They won’t last.
…is at the 2011 Noise Pop Holiday Shop on Sunday, December 11 at Bottom of the Hill. Not only does the event showcase chic, locally made goods for your holiday shopping pleasure, it also features a special raffle benefiting Potrero’s Daniel Webster Elementary School where the purchase of a $5 ticket can earn you one of these fabulous prizes to round out your holiday gift list.
Dublin native, James Vincent McMorrow, is embarking on his first North American headline tour starting next week. And if you haven’t been tipped to his beautiful debut album “Early In The Morning” yet, you should get on that now. Move over Bon Iver.
9/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
9/9 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/10 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/11 Montreal, QC @ Sala
9/13 Toronto, ON @ Elmo
9/15 Chicago, IL @ Hideout
9/16 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
9/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
9/20 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
9/21 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
9/23 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
9/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
Artist:Ganglians Album: “Still Living” Homeland: Sacramento, CA Release Date: August 23 Label: Lefse Records Featured Track: “Jungle”–
Who hasn’t been loving the first two singles from the Sacramento lo-fi psychedelic pop outfit, Ganglians? I sure have. So finally, after months of anticipation, their second album release is nigh. AND, they’ll be playing at The Hemlock Tavern, August 21 with the aforementioned Cuckoo Chaos before jaunting off for a European tour. Oh, life is rough.