Here's what the Party Liberation Front did last weekend.
Think this looks like fun? The same cats are throwing a party at The Camel tomorrow night.
Nicolai's images here are one of the best complete photo series I have seen in years, down to the presentation in gallery (shown below). The presentation of these grisly, violent events was an exercise in brilliance; the setting makes the images all the more horrific by the surgical cleanliness of Martin Asbæk Gallery it was presented in. The series is divided into three parts: Abstraction, Interiors, and Airbags. Without further adieu:
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Yes, the title is a bit confusing, but it's true; FAILE has designed and executed this work, which is obviously meant to be a brand new ruin. There are elements of Etruscan sculpture (in the horse-headed figure) and roman friezes, with modern casting work mixed in. The subject matter of the casts mock everything: from American monuments of Native Americans, classic movie posters, comics, religious art and beyond. I see it as a statement of the decay of media advertising; almost all of the castings (and many of the detailings, wordings and the like) are in the style of movie posters, down to the fonts and exclamations. No matter how you cut it, this is one of the biggest, boldest art pieces I've seen in years. It's in Lisbon, Portugal.
Banh Mi Throwdown at Café Gutenberg
Monday, July 26
1700 E. Main Street
Doors open at 6:30pm, competition starts at 7pm
What we have here is an old west call out, this is like high noon for chefs. The clock is ticking and at 7pm in Cafe Gutenberg the showdown will begin. What we are talking about is the Banh Mi Sandwich here, a Vietnamese classic sandwich often severed on the streets from carts. The Bahn MI Sandwich smack talking ensued when Chef Patrick Harris of Boka Truck, tweeted that his Banh Mi Sandwich was the best in town. The talking continued online and before too long Jen Mindel (Cafe Gutenberg) was there to throw the gauntlet and make the challenge. So now its on!, and you can help be a deciding factor! You get free eats and get to help good causes, what else could you want? So I will see you there, and be adding my two cents as commentator for this throw-down.
Here is a breakdown of the Bahn Mi:
The event is free, and will include Banh Mi tastings of each type of the sandwiches (vegan & carnivore). This event will benefit two organizations thats mission is to provide healthy food options for children: Chefs Move to Schools and Lunch Boxes 4 Life. Donations will be greatly accepted!
Judging will be handled by Jason Guard, our friend and owner of Mekong "Beermeister" An, Savor owner Chef Ellie Basch, and new Style Weekly food writer Robey Martin. Of course what the audience thinks is also important so you should come out and be a part of this fun event.
Here is famed Chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain with Banh Mi:
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WHOOOMP!! WHOOOMP!! is a new monthly event hosted by the Party Liberation Front for people who enjoy dubstep/glitch hop/bass driven music. Each WHOOOMP!! WHOOOMP!! will feature your resident PLF Dj's along with guest Dj's and Dj crews that wish to jump on the decks and share new and cutting edge music.
We look forward to bringing in more local Dj's in the future, and new talent from all over for headlining gigs in the future. It is our hope to create a community night that will grow and be supportive of local/regional Dj's and producers that wish to bring this music to you! For future events we will be opening up a fire spinning area for our locals who wish to add there own creative forces to this event.
This first WHOOOMP!! WHOOOMP!! will be a BENEFIT SHOW for our very dear friends who were recently in bad car accident. Luna, Noah, and Marshall are all amazing people and we are very lucky that they are still with us. There injuries will require lots of attention, and anything we can do to help our friends we will. So this show is for them a...nd ALL proceeds will go towards helping there medical bills. We will be setting up a fund for our friends as well in the future. Through teaching Poi, Staff, DJ, hoop. and various fire spinning techniques we will look to raise funds and share with our community. For more information on this or anything WHOOOMP! please feel free to go to the contacts below.
Time: 10:30 pm
Place: The Camel
For: 18+ (everyone)
Cost: $5 suggested donation (you can donate more)
This event is sponsored by RVA Magazine, PLF, and The Camel. For more sponsorship opportunities or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.THANKS EVERYONE! And see you there!
I was elated to learn that my favorite director had slipped behind the camera once again after nearly a decade. Aside from a few epsidodes of Sowtime’s Masters of Horror series, the genre’s most reliable storyteller had faded from the scene altogether after his poorly-received Ghosts of Mars in 2001. I thought that was an entertaining film and it introduced me to Jason Statham, but most simply ignored it. John recently finished shooting The Ward, which should hit theaters on September 24, and with that in mind I thought it was time to examine his body of work and decide on a Top 5.
Some might scoff at my admiration for a director who has never received the appreciation he is due from the film community at large, though horror fans have always celebrated him as a true visionary. This is a guy who has provided numerous signature films in the genre, and in doing so he has provided us with several iconic characters who stand out in cinematic lore. Carpenter has also engineered some truly memorable scores, and should we give him any credit for helping Kurt Russel make the leap from Disney to Snake Plissken?
I have honestly enjoyed all of John’s films going all the way back to Dark Star, a college film featuring the late Dan O’Bannon, another gifted filmmaker who never really found the reception his work merited. Let’s hope America finds a way to embrace Carpenter for who he is and what he has done within the motion picture industry before he leaves us as well. And while I’m wishing, I sure wouldn’t mind seeing Kurt and John work together once again before either of them calls it a day either.
Every time I set out to compose one of these lists it proves difficult, but this was easily the toughest one yet. After some pondering, I wound up with 9 films that I had a very hard time whittling down to 5, and ranking those 5 proved even more difficult.
Last Friday is RVA TV's monthly look back on the previous First Fridays in Richmond. This time we head over to Ghostprint Gallery for the FLUX show and meet Kevin Orlosky as he shows us how ordinary office toner can be quite beautiful. And then over to Art6 for the recycled fashion show called Worn Again before we wrap up the night at 1708 Gallery with artists Chris Gregson and Jay Barrows.
We've been fans of Brien White's work since we first started out- he was featured in our first issue. He friended me on Facebook recently, and I admit I hadn't checked out his website in a good little while. His works are hyper-realist, and when I first saw his paintings submitted, I thought they were photographs. Needless to say, his digital works, presented here, are just as fantastical, and melt the borderline between the real and surreal. More beneath the break.
Depending on the day, or the song, Crosson alternates between the roles of singer, loop artist, multi-instrumentalist, and perhaps most importantly, songwriter. He combines his favorite elements of Britpop, shoegaze, post-punk, and psychedelia into concise, accessible, and immediately appealing pop songs.
Crosson has played under the Saint Solitude moniker since 2006, when he studied in Sweden and wrote the majority of the songs on his debut EP, Disaster Stories.
For the past 2 years, the songs have taken on an entirely different life onstage with Crosson relying on his loop station and constant instrument-swapping to fill the space that his arrangements provide on record. Now, with a full U.S. tour behind him and new backing band in tow, Crosson is preparing to embark on a new chapter to coincide with the release of his debut record, Journal of Retreat!
Local photographer Kimie James is featured this week on GODS.
At a time when Virginia radio stations are cutting local programing to make room for syndicated shows from major markets, WHAN1430AM is going against the grain. The Gods of the Bobble Heads is a relatively new show that's first broadcast was Saturday, May 1st. "The show is more of a variety format where we produce funny skits, fake commercials, and offer a forum for local people to promote themselves to a diverse audience they can't find elsewhere." say Dan Anderson, one of the shows creators, better known as Pasta Fagioli (fazool). When asked, co-creator John "Johny Cab" Massey said: "From hip-hop to indie-rock, film-makers and authors, there truly is something here for everyone...As a struggling artist myself, I wish I had a resource like this show when I was trying to promote my own music."
The Gods of the Bobble Heads is overflowing with edgy content, so it's not for sensitive people, or those with a weak stomache. It was created with the tastes of the ever-evolving tastes of the 18-35 yo consumer in mind. "We don't discriminate against anyone, for any reason, because of that, nothing is off limits short of FCC restrictions." says Brandon "Baby Huey" Fox, the most recent addition to the motley crew known as The Bobblegods.The shows diverse group of guests include indie rock band Make Phantoms, author JJ McMoon, and and stand-up comedian Patrick McCarthy just to name a few. "We've been blessed to have great guests so early on, but we'd like to diversify further by adding professional fighters, skateboarders, and street preformers to the list." says Pasta.
Smart, funny, edgy, and humble, The Gods of the Bobble Heads is exactly the kind of radio that Richmond needs. A soap-box for locals, the Bobblegods invite everyone to submit their music for regular rotation. Anyone who feels they have something for the bobble heads can apply to be on the show at www.bobblegods.com in the contact section. The show can be heard every Saturday from 8-10 pm on WHAN 1430am in Ashland, or live at www.bobblegods.com anywhere in the world. "It's all about accessibility...every Sunday we turn the Sat. show into a podcast on our site so people who missed it live can download and listen to it anytime." says Baby Huey. Low-brow humor with intelectual undertones, the show is enjoyable now, but continues to get better with every broadcast.
Either way, it's sure to make your head bobble.