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And I always love it when Evan Dorkin makes a monster. Chris Schweizer drew Lando Calrissian. One thing that's weird is that if you're of a certain age you might have been exposed to a lot of Curt Swan but preferred the reprint versions you were occasionally seeing. I was one of those kids, although I've come to appreciated what Swan did with that character.
Todd Klein on Saga Vol. Ng Suat Tong on Hilda. Grant Goggans on Zenith Phase One. Caleb Mozzocco on a bunch of picture books. It is a contest designed in great part to promote Santoro's popular correspondence course. Winners were announced at multiple prize levels, and a giant list of participants and their works can be found at that initial link.
Congratulations to all that participated and those that won further recognition for their work. Larry and Scott are both articulate men that have given a lot of time and energy to support free speech and anti-censorship concerns. This is a big week for the CBLDF in terms of mainstreaming what they do into more general efforts by a variety of organizations, and this is as high-profile as anything they're doing.
You'll have fun, I'm sure. The second thing that made me think is that Comic-Con International doesn't do a whole lot of events outside of the core conventions they run. As a co-sponsor here, there's a possibility that they will make this kind of participation a bigger part of their overall year.
I'd be all for that. As expected, they point out that there are a number of shows that use similar phrasing that are not being sued. I don't know what the legal outcome will be here, because 20 years of covering comics have told me I'm basically the Criswell of comics legal decisions. I will say that this one is hard to sell as something that would win in the night court of nerds sitting around a diner or dormitory hallway or comics shop and talking things through.
I do feel bad about this particular cultural moment for CCI. They still put on a serious comics show surrounded by the pop-culture delirium in which it's encased. Other shows are clearly working that same model but with attention to different elements, untethered from old-fashioned fan values. Because Comic-Con has decided for now to stay in a relationship with San Diego -- and who knows how that turns out -- they're now limited in size.
Other shows can now lay claim to be bigger. That was always the ace in their pocket when it came to positioning themselves against other shows. Now that's gone, even though I think it's clear they could probably pull way more attendees than anyone else if the infrastructure at all the convention-type shows were the near-infinite same.
If I were in charge of Comic-Con right now -- actually, the show would probably go away in two years if I were running it, smoking crater optional -- I can conceive of being really concerned about my assets that weren't guaranteed, continued growth in attendees.
That would include my name and my model and I would likely press any and all advantages that I was being told I could push. So we'll see on the legal outcome, and how this plays out in public perception. We'll also see if a new focus from the Comic Con standard-bearers will start to have an effect in this and other areas. If they get aggressive, the entire landscape may change. I hope you'll consider helping him out here. Louis this weekend. I swear to God I'm working on mine.
I apologize for my lack of professionalism there. I'm sure that will delight some people that don't have time to do a hour comic, although I'm confused a bit, too, as part of the point of the original exercise was to do an entire comic in 24 hours to get past the thinking that comics had to be labored over to be good with that amount of effort specifically earmarked as doing that job.
I'm also a bit perplexed in that this seems less "iron"-like than doing the original challenge. I don't know; this strikes me as a weird thing to have ever broken out of the hardcore professional community to begin with, so I'm probably not the best witness here.
I hope you'll consider it. Chris Butcher talks to Jocelyne Allen. I know at least two other people that said they applied, so I'm going to assume Mr. Lubchansky was an excellent candidate who has a significant chance of doing a really good job.
I'm hesitant to link to that because I can't imagine reading articles at this blog fit into any conceivably productivity strategy. Everything Hellen Jo does is worth tracking down. I only remembered the ones from the s. It's hard with superhero characters to partner them up more than once or twice because they don't really ever have sexual motivations. This is one of the surviving programs from Stumptown Comics Fest, whose organization chose to end their own show and facilitate programs through the Rose City show.
I ran an earlier guess at awards winnners here. Congratulations to all nominees and winners. I think it's a good list, and it's fun to see that Pacific NW orientation get a workout.
I'm glad to see Zander Cannon continue to get recognition for his Heck , and for The Auteur to get a nod or two -- that's a very odd book. I'm told the programming track the organization put together was very well received particularly the SRO Ben Saunders-moderated panel on secret identities and politics. Kidding aside about the secretive nature of these awards, kudos to them for negotiating what must be a brutally difficult transitional period in terms of aim, execution and perceived reward.
Over eligible voters cast a ballot. I have to imagine the family could still use any support you could muster as I'm sure the challenges continue. Williams -- and in probably bigger news for the event has announced a move from the 69th Regiment Armory to a place called Center That's on West 22nd in Chelsea. I know New York more like the back of my knees than the back of my hands, but that would seem to me more the kind of neighborhood that a lot of locals have told me they'd like to see the festival settle into long-term.
I'm pretty easy that way, I don't really get nostalgic for spaces and think that they are usually a secondary concern for events like this but I realize nearly everyone on planet Earth disagrees with me. All of the guests are super-solid, and together capture a significant range of comics' capacity for self-expression. I'm particularly happy to see Kominsky-Crumb invited. She's a really interesting cartoonist and an influential editor whose body of work doesn't receive enough respect.
I'd pay to see her talk. That is one of the core events of modern comics' rise over the last 20 years, and I rarely pay it the attention it deserves. I'll be on hand for this year's show -- I'm going to do the Jeff Smith panel. I'm super-looking forward to a ton of it, but maybe most of all Justin Green, whom I've never met nor seen speak.
Also, the event picked up a previously scheduled Columbus offering that was moved because of travel concerns at the time it was supposed to take place, so we'll all get to see Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. I hope everyone local will attend as much of it as they're able, as they will be sponsored in doing so. Tim Young talks to Rus Wooten. Brigid Alverson talks to Roger Langridge.
Tim O'Shea talks to Dustin Weaver. I'm trying to think of the equivalent in other art forms I enjoy and I'm coming up empty. It's kind of a fun article in that there seem to be two different arguments being constructed, and their connection is assumed more than proven.
Still, I think Bleeding Cool is right to present these issues as things being talked about by certain elements of comics culture. I know I've been a witness to conversations mirroring both halves of this essay several times this year.
There are real worries out there about how to keep going to conventions and utilizing them in a way that's profitable or at least doesn't represent a huge loss. There is also resentment aimed at the cosplaying community for "using" shows rather than really participating in them -- that's not just as customers, but as con-goers more generally. The argument as I've heard people make it is that they're really exhibitors in terms of orientation -- there to be seen rather than see -- but they don't have to invest in a space the way other exhibitors have to.
I don't believe the theory, but I know that several people do. Conventions not only encompass a lot of different fan experiences, they vary widely show to show in terms of approach and emphasis.
It's very difficult to make a sweeping statement about how people are doing, let alone nailing down any firm reasons for why this is so. There are shows that are doing phenomenally well catering in part to cosplayers and shows doing just as well on the terms they've set for themselves without a person in costume in sight. Nothing is guaranteed right now, and seeing profits from a traditional source an older artist selling books and art, say, or a giant retailer with an elaborate booth would seem to be even more at-risk.
The only thing certain is the uncertainty of the situation, and anyone that counts on shows, festivals and cons bringing in a certain amount of money is bound at some point over a several-year period to be disappointed. It's such a shifting landscape. All I can suggest is that we all take into account the risks involved, and have some sympathy for those with tough decisions to make.
The fact that I no longer buy new books or old comics at comics shows isn't a lamentable fact, it's just a fact; I haven't worn a costume anywhere since Things are different now.
They'll be different again three years down the line. It will always be tough for someone. Jim Zub is one of many creators with thoughts; his are collected here. It reads as follows: From September 21st to September 27th, hundreds of events are happening in local communities and thousands of conversations are taking place online -- be sure to take part!
Below are just a few ways you can get involved. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community -- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types -- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. I hope that you'll participate. The Fund's longterm strategy for best serving comics is to place themselves and comics within wider free speech and anti-censorship efforts, of which this one is major.
He has to finish it first; he's seeing extra, direct support by fans in achieving this. I'm not endorsing any of the thoughts on the parade, either Sim's or the pushback from the Bleeding Cool piece. I think Sim places a significant amount of importance on the New York Times as a cultural and I guess now a sales arbiter, an importance it may or may not deserve, and there's an undercurrent of weird self-absorption in terms of why he thinks a book he's making might be successful or not.
My hunch is that The Strange Death Of Alex Raymond stands as good a chance as any really well-executed book about a very specific subject stands of doing, with the bonus that there's a lot of goodwill that a lot of fans have for Sim and those fans will want to buy a good-looking book with his name on the cover as its author.
I know I want to see it. I don't even understand the scheme he's suggesting as a counter sales strategy, but 1 I didn't understand his High Society digital comics release, either, and 2 that scheme is also interesting for the idea of this world of intensely interested buyers devoted to specific subject matter.
This is my list this year: original price on one side of the slash, discounted price on the other. I even have a bit of room to spare. You can go here and make your own choices. There's a lot of good work for sale that I'm not listing, as I'm favoring getting as much work as I can, and as much work as I fear will never be reprinted, over making really fine distinctions in terms of quality.
Still, I'd go on vacation with this picnic basket full of comics. Any time. This list is also a reminder of some of the admirable artists they've published over the years, with varying levels of success. Graphic novel forthcoming. Brian Cremins talks to Marnie Galloway. Kristin Steenbeeke talks to David Lasky. The awards being done through Rose City was part of the agreement that the foundation that used to put on the Stumptown Comics Festival reached when they decided to become a part of that show and stop running their own.
I'll re-do this if an official list is made public, or if I'm directed towards one that I'm just not seeing right now. The range of works and the range of campaigns makes for a compelling read. One thing that always reveals itself to me is this recurring idea of libraries or even reading in general as a safe haven for bland consumption, paired with the idea that someone must be punished if that conception is violated in some manner.
That there's an insitutional responsibility to support unchallenging ideas. That Ice Haven story is an absolute freaking chiller, if you haven't thought about that whole mess in a while.
My life is infinitely better for as a child running towards, not away, from controversial subjects and age-appropriate considerations. This includes the last issue of Reich , a project I'd love to see come to an honorable conclusion. There are hundreds out there like this, compelling and worthy, but these are the ones to which we've paid a little extra attention.
What struck both CR readers roughly were how successful they were compared to some more modest ones and how they were being employed in the course of a career that's succesful in more traditional ways, which isn't always how people look at those kinds of mechanisms. That visual looks nice. I have a hard time even caring about these sorts of issues these days. I don't know if that's a function of age or my own particular background or what. My view growing up was that victimization had very little to do with the content of geek culture than it did with folks latching onto anything anyone might find embarrassing in a way that could be used to demean them -- and that was in the s, supposedly a dark age for people that were into fantasy culture in all of its various permutations and related areas.
The lines are blurred, too. I guess it is sort of interesting how those forces are tweaked into order to sell that material now, the idea that you're somehow a connoiseur for liking something a certain way that in some form is everywhere.
I'm also interested in the depth of devotion people have for things I feel don't have a lot to offer in terms of an artistic experience. Mostly, though, I just want to explore my own interests. Alyssa Rosenberg weighs in here.
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The three spoke on Programming through Partnerships: the opportunities and challenges to building partnerships in the arts. Balder grew up in tiny Foley MN, and taught himself to sing and play guitar, piano and drums.
After earning a degree in music and classical guitar performance from St. Everhart, originally from St. Paul, plays guitar, piano and harmonica, and earned a degree in vocal music at St.
Cloud State. The two brought their electric and acoustic guitars together at the suggestion of Gary Berg of G. Berg Entertainment, meeting at Everhart's home on May 17, For six and a half hours straight, they played songs, discussed pop music history, told stories of the road, and compared their approaches to entertaining, writing, business, and family.
The two specialize in hilarious parodies, and perform everything from classics to contemporary. According to an audience member, "I just kept laughing all night! Concessions will be offered June 4. To hear SongBlast, check songblast. The pm show features original and vibrant African music with dance routines and life-transforming stories. Since the tour's inception in , 64 choirs have traveled globally, providing the children with an opportunity to broaden their world view. The June 11 concert is free, but an offering will be received for Watoto.
Thanks to Living Water Community Church for assisting with the event. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council, ocArts orangecityiowa. Watoto's site is watoto. Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. For changes related to the weather, check orangecityarts. Or email ocArts orangecityiowa.
The Orange City Arts Council's annual celebration of flowering gardens and music — and irresistible sweets — is coming soon. The event begins at p. A recent graduate from Biola Univeristy in cello performance, McGarvey plans a program featuring music from South America's most well-known composers.
McGarvey, of Alton, is actively teaching private lessons and working as a freelance musician in northwest Iowa, and plans to attend graduate school in the near future to pursue a degree in ethnomusicology. Lori Vande Brake is McGarvey's accompanist. So Laird is doing her adult ventriloquism show first at Summer Suites. Kids will love it too! Fourteen years ago, Laird was drawn into the world of puppetry by her sons Matt and Dan, and completed several levels of training.
She worked with puppets in the preschool classroom until '08, and now travels full-time as a family entertainer with Pockets Full of Fun. She has received four Gold awards as well as first place in the Axtell Video Contest in '13, and has performed at various conferences sponsored by Creative Ministry Solutions. James Calvin Schaap — Jim!
Schaap has been writing all kinds of things for almost 40 years. He and his wife moved to rural Alton. Instead of a show in Windmill Park, the event happens in three backyards. Get tickets for the whole family and bike or drive from garden to garden. Maps and schedules are provided to ticket purchasers.
OCArts orangecityiowa. Dale and Jill Pluim's yard features birch trees, a large maple tree, evergreens and lilacs. It's an intimate setting. Ventriloquist Lisa Laird will do a program for adults, but children will enjoy the show too! Shay and Jackie Davis live on the northwest edge of town, on a property that reminds them of their childhoods.
Jackie grew up on a farm, and Shay's childhood home was like their Orange City home. The back, a farm kid," he said. Their front yard features perennials: day lily, bleeding heart, spiderwort, sweet william, columbine, coral bells and a variety of hosta.
In the back is a two-tired deck and a large yard with mature evergreen, maple and cottonwood trees. Behind their tree border is a creek and cornfield, and their own zipline. Their latest addition are homemade outdoor "lights," attached to the side of their home — created with the help of Mariah and Makenna, with mason jars, pebbles and candles.
Author and storyteller Jim Schaap will entertain the audience at the Davis yard. The third garden is Marilyn Mayberry's, a large yard filled with ash, spruce, locust, amir maple, pagoda dogwood and Japanese lilac.
Marilyn has planted 17 trees since moving to her home about 18 years ago. Fritz Kroese was the artist of her backyard patio, created last summer from a picture Marilyn found. There's a two-sided pergola with Italian wedding lights, stamped concrete and a water rock fountain.
Marilyn's garden also features Siberian iris, witch hazel, key lime hydrangea, and pachysandra. June 25, and Tom Forkenbrock of Chicago will be the guest soloist. The concert is beginning the 17th year of the band under the direction of Carla Van Beek. The concert will be held in Orange City's Windmill Park at pm. It promises to be a fun-filled evening of music, featuring some of Van Beek's favorites over the past 17 years: A Day at Disneyland, Grease! Forkenbrock, who played trumpet with the U.
Army Band for nine years, will solo with the band this week. He also plays French horn, baritone and tuba, but his first and most enduring love, he said, is the trumpet, which he has played for nearly 40 years. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council: ocArts orangecityiowa. Vote for your favorites on Facebook by June Watch their music video on orangecityarts. Bring your dancing shoes; a dance floor will be available.
Concessions will be offered July 2. For more information or weather-related announcements, see the OC Arts website or Facebook page, call or email ocArts orangecityiowa.
And vote on facebook. Of course, Van Beek and music have been a duo all of her life… young Carla played piano and flute, and teenage Carla served as drum major for the Rock Valley marching band. She fell in love with all three. After the Van Beek children started school, she returned to college at Northwestern, then taught at Hospers Christian School.
And she played in the community band, under directors Steve Connell and Brad Miedema, prior to taking the baton herself. Obviously they are outstanding musicians, she said. Plans change, and Van Beek hustles to find another trumpeter or percussionist. Or the weather refuses to cooperate. Dave Bloemendaal, tuba player for the band, had his keys to the Vogel-Vande Brake store, and led the troops, leaving his oversized instrument to fend for itself.
Van Beek has loved finding music with audience appeal: marches, musicals, Disney songs, hymn arrangements, and patriotic tunes. Van Beek commends the Orange City Arts Council and City of Orange City for their long commitment to the band… and she has so many people to thank, including the audience, the performers, and her husband Arlo, that she could go on for days. The July 9 concert will be the second community band concert this summer.
The final will be held July 30, with Dan Mangold directing. The concert will follow the Orange City Community appreciation meal. Mexican food will be sold. A Latino musical group will perform at pm. Revival's pet costume contest begins the evening, followed by Chris O'Leary's six-piece blues band from New York at pm.
Chris spent many years as frontman, lead singer and harmonica player for Levon Helm. He has moved on to his own 6-piece band and his first release "Mr. Joseph Cashore has received national awards for creating puppet shows for all ages, from children to adults.
He will be presenting a show in Orange City Tuesday, April 8 at p. Sponsor is the Orange City Arts Council. Cashore remembers seeing his first marionette at age 10 or 11; it was hanging from the ceiling of a gift shop. He stood and imagined the possibilities, then worked up the courage to ask the saleswoman if he could try moving the marionette. She said 'no.
He eventually created a puppet that would convincingly "play" a violin solo — Ralph Vaughn Williams' "The Lark Ascending. As a result, "the quality of manipulation is unparalleled, and the effect upon the audience is powerful," said The Center of Contemporary Arts in St.
His awards include a Pew Fellowship for Performance Art for artistic accomplishment and a Henson Foundation Grant which encourages puppetry to adult audiences. Cashore Marionettes 2 min. The Toronto Sun said: "The range of movement truly has to be seen to be believed, and even that might be pushing it!
They redefine the art of puppetry. Cashore has created a show that celebrates everyday life with humor and feeling, set to music by composers including Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland. It's a theatrical piece which uses marionettes to evoke strong emotion… so parents of young children are asked to take that into consideration.
For information, phone or email ocarts orangecityiowa. Art classes for adults offered by Judy Thompson. Levels: Beginner and up. Then this class if for you! Drawing is a fun skill which improves with practice.
This class is designed to build confidence and skills while drawing a variety of subjects including still life renderings and figurative studies. Please grab your pencil and join us! Another class, Take the Plunge! By combining her experience as a professional artist with hands-on instruction, Judy designs meaningful and engaging lessons which are age appropriate, content dense and fun for everyone.
Learners of all ages will discover and explore art principles by creating meaningful art projects. Her vivid watercolors have received regional and national awards, including two artist residencies with the National Park Service. Her Homestead Series, inspired by one of these residencies, has been touring throughout the Midwest.
When not teaching or painting, Judy enjoys hiking and biking with her husband Dale through the fields and prairies which surround her Orange City home.
A reception with the artists will be Sat. Artworks are related to the themes in de Cervantes' tale of Don Quixote: from madness and idealism to the fine line between illusion and reality. Arand-McIlrath, Brian J.
Media includes batik, acrylic, oil, watercolor, aqua media, chalk pastel, ink, crocheted yarn, graphite, colored pencil, hot glue, textile, wire, steel, and wood. The "best of show" award was given to Vanessa Reusch for Day and Night. They will receive cash prizes. Jurors for the exhibit are Rein and Margo Vanderhill, artists from Alton.
Guest artist is Lambarri, a Spaniard whose parents fled their home country during the Spanish Civil War. Lambarri was born in Mexico City, later moving to Spain to study art.
He now lives in Florida. For more information, call or email ocArts orangecityiowa. For tickets to Man of La Mancha, email boxoffice nwciowa. Israeli ensemble Baladino to perform in Orange City March The five-member folk group, Baladino, takes its audience on a journey through music of the Mediterranean region — music carried to Israel by people from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Arabic countries.
Ensemble members include Tomer Moked, a brilliant string player and musical arranger, Yael Badash, who brings rich vocals to the mix, Yonnie Dror, providing color with a variety of wind instruments, Daniel Spier, with a solid foundation and hip sound on the string bass, and Yshai Afterman, who holds it all together on percussion with mesmerizing Mediterranean rhythm. The ensemble is part of a series of international music ensembles coming to Orange City, from Israel, Quebec, Brazil and China.
It will be the same with Baladino. The group brings together instruments and traditions from this wide span of cultures, updating them with their own youthful energy and contemporary backgrounds in jazz improvisation and electronica. Embracing the old and the new, members perform on instruments both ancient and modern, and have made names for themselves collectively and individually. Children age five and under are free. Baladino will also do school programs and workshops, and, for the public, coffee house shows.
On Mon. On Wed. SW in Orange City. Arts Midwest, based in Minneapolis, partners with program sponsors like The National Endowment for the Arts and 3M to cover a substantial portion of the cost so that communities like Orange City can enjoy this rich arts experience, said Calsbeek. The concert is part of the Beyond Onstage series. For more information, contact Calsbeek at or ocArts orangecityiowa. This activity is also funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, Another Link, a second video showing Yonnie making a ney flute from the poster Donations are essential to keep the arts alive and growing in the area.
Rola Sowienski: 10 percent discount. Margo Vanderhill: 10 percent discount. Judy Thompson: 20 percent discount on artwork from her studio. For more information, call , email ocArts orangecityiowa. To see if you donated for , click here. Orange City Arts Council earns state grant. The grant will help fund the series Beyond Onstage, which has drawn audiences from the town and neighboring counties. The primary arts goal of the Orange City program is to strengthen community life by introducing students and community residents to a variety of accomplished musicians and actors from across the country and around the world.
The grant provides funding for the remaining three shows in the Beyond Onstage series. Baladino, an ensemble from Israel, will perform March 28, after a week-long residency. The Cashore Marionettes will present its show April 8. Le Vent du Nord and Baladino are funded in part through Arts Midwest, which has chosen Orange City for four residencies from through Rural Arts Development Grants support arts projects that positively impact the quality of life in rural Iowa, demonstrate public value and support IAC funding priorities.
DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa.
More information about DCA is available at www. The p. Dancers are all ages, from preschoolers to college students. Three ensembles from Robin's School of Dance will perform, including a musical theatre dance, a hip-hop and a tribute to Michael Jackson.
And, of course, the young dancers from Just for Kix will steal the show. The show is a celebration of the art of dance, said Donahue, dance instructor and a member of the Orange City Arts Council board. Many families are part of the dance community, but each year the Arts Council offers An Evening of Dance, to share the dancers' talents with the broader citizenry. Emcee of the evening will be Jim Schaap of Alton. Chicago's legendary comedy theatre, Second City, is coming to northwest Iowa.
The show will be entirely improvised, based on audience input. Sponsor of the evening is the Orange City Arts Council. Four touring companies perform throughout North America and abroad. And a communications division teaches improv-based skills to business professionals. The evening promises to bring a family-friendly show with hilarious satire and cutting-edge improvisation.
An afternoon workshop is also being offered, with limited admission. Contact the Orange City Arts Council, The exhibition's work is to be related to the theme of the musical. Jurors will select the works that best display both facility and conceptual cohesiveness as applied to the exhibition's theme. Miguel de Cervantes wrote his masterpiece, Don Quixote , in the 17th century, telling the story of a "mad" knight with an "impossible dream"… and Dale Wasserman later created a non-musical play.
The original Broadway production ran for 2, performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Director at Northwestern is Jeff Barker.
Artwork may not have been shown previously in an Orange City Arts Council exhibit. It's a humor-filled story of unquenchable spirit, undying valor, and the fine line between illusion and reality. One of the themes is seeing the world not as it is, but as it should be.
Another is that the marginalized and "looney," rather than the sanest of us, see the real truth of life. Artists are asked to submit their own interpretations of any of these themes. Include a short written statement for the jurors on the relationship of submitted art to the theme.
However, the Orange City Arts Council assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to works submitted. The Orange City Arts Council reserves the right to install the works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security purposes. Email the images to ocArts orangecityiowa. The Orange City Arts Council reserves the right to reject work accepted which does not conform to the quality represented by the submission.
Monday, Feb. Wednesday, Feb. Friday, Feb. And things get even better, since the reissue includes an awesome second vinyl platter featuring 13 previously unissued cuts from the same era.
Speedtwins 2. Motorbike Song - version 1 3. Sadie Slider 4. So Why Pretend 5. London 6. Midnight Ladies 7. My Generation 2. Stiletto Heels 3. Herbert's Hoover 4.
Two Friends 5. Domino 6. Two Wheels - version 1 7. Lies Lies Lies - version 1 2. Selfmutilation 3. Silver 4. Wounded 5. Side Show 6. Modern Dancing 2. Twilight Zone 3. Brain Damage 4. Two Wheels - version 2 5. Lies Lies Lies - version 2 6. Cages 7. These Boots Formed in and fronted by gritty female vocalist Zappa a rarity in Mexico in those days , they were known for their militantly underground stance, mostly just passing around cassettes at gigs rather than trying to release records; Zappa also put out her own punkzine, "Candy.
An album with great original '80 studio recordings from an obscure but legendary NYC punk band! Be fast, only copies available!!! Fresh on the heels of the release of the band's beloved fifth studio album 'Lights Playing some tunes from that latest release as well as a bunch of classics, the band rolled into Cleveland for a genuine monster show.
These are unbelievably great live radio broadcast recordings from the kings of Southern California thrash! Trip At The Brain Alone War Inside My Head I Want More Possessed To Skate I Saw Your Mommy Lovely Institutionalized Waking The Dead How Will I Laugh Tomorrow. The band's very rare original LP consisted of 10 songs and was originally released in This reissue comes with a new cover and is limited to copies. Reissue of recordings by this Finnish hardcore punk band.
Limited edition of copies on coloured vinyl, including a download code. These songs span the wiry charge of a demo to a charred feedback orgy consummated in As time marches on, the sound evolves and intensifies but stays true to Craig Gray's basic template, drawn when he founded the group as the predominantly instrumental successor to his classic Bay Area punk quartet, Negative Trend. Detours along the way include a pair of outtakes featuring American Music Club vocalist Mark Eitzel, as well as five haunted collaborations with ex-Sleepers frontman Ricky Williams, whose passing truncated his second and final tenure with the Midgets.
As distinctive as they are, however, these singers don't matter too much. The band's undeniable core is the friction generated by guitarists Gray and Paul Hood, in which concise, circular chord progressions fornicate with expressionistic smears. Set against the weighty, shifting rhythms of Mallon and original drummer Tim Mooney also RIP , the elemental riffs transform into a thing of searing majesty and bruising beauty. A pair of lengthy hiatuses notwithstanding, this predominantly instrumental entity has persevered for more than three decades and recorded sporadically for labels such as Matador, Thermidor, and Rough Trade.
Configured from the remains of the scabrous punk quartet Negative Trend, the group compresses glam, psychedelia, and moody hard rock into cavernous riffs dripping with grandeur and yearning. Increasingly reclusive since the mids, the Midgets are nevertheless still extant, nonchalantly perfecting a euphonious wash that causes geezers to weep and young ladies to daydream. But let's rewind. From to , basket-case savant Ricky Williams signed on as the crews first and last official vocalist.
The notorious Bay Area eccentric had already cemented his legend, having played drums for Crime and been ejected from a nascent version of Flipper. Most prominently, he'd also fronted the Sleepers. With his stream-of-consciousness lyrics, street-person growls, and rich if tormented baritone, Williams channeled addled soul singers, accidental shamans, and a malignant decadence rooted in Iggy and Bowie's ugliest fantasies.
Originally documented for a radio broadcast by KFJC, 'Live At The Old Waldorf', July 21, catches the Midgets at the apex of their collaboration with this bewitching loose cannon, mere months after their pivotal debut, 'Sea Of Unrest', arrived in stores. In the near future, Ektro hopes to compile an anthology of unreleased Midgets highlights, spanning to the present.
But for now, 'Live At The Old Waldorf' should suffice as a fleeting recollection of an epoch steeped in truly debauched glory. Contains their rare 10" plus 3 previously unreleased studio tracks. The material includes the tracks from the rare 7-inch EP 'Seuchen' and an even more impossible to find cassette. PLUS Reissue for the first time ever.
Check out the Killed By Death series. Remastered from original tapes. Very soon, music publishers and majors all wanted a punk hit. Barclay, RCA, Polydor Sure, most of these punk hoaxes are as lousy as it gets, but one must admit that some of these cuts managed to stand out and surprise.
Geiger - Je Suis Punky Too Much - Silex Pistols Sublime Deluxe - Chose Molle Bulldozer - J'Suis Punk Gisor - Le Plan On vinyl! The Destroyers - Outcast The Obtainers - Pussy Wussy The Obtainers - Black Haired Drag The Drive - Jerkin Dry Riser - Screen Gems Dry Riser - Colt 45 Dry Riser - Jonathan Fish The Crabs - We're All Crazy The Crabs - Documentary Re-Run Hamilton - Jet Set Girl The Victims - Pogo The Victims - Destitute The Victims - Rich Kids Only featured on the vinyl version.
The Crabs - Victim 2. The Crabs - Save My Skin 3. The Crabs - Lullabies Lie 4. FU-2 - Maybe 5. FU-2 - Soho 6. FU-2 - Sindy Michelle 7. Nuffin' - Centre Point Anywhere 8. Nuffin' - Red Day Blues 9. The Toads - In The Subway 5. The Coils - Supermousse 7.
The Coils - Upper Class Cretin 8. The Coils - Smash The Front. A great reissue of a legendary Finnish punk compilation, originally released in This is essential stuff for anyone interested in not only Dutch punk history!
The two tracks from Ton van der Meer, a singer from The Hague, weren't released back in the day and appear here for the first time. Here's a splendid compilation of essential tracks from the first two waves of Dutch punk 'early '80s. Cover art by Joost Swarte.
SIDE 1: Mono These two compilations are made available now as a double-LP presented in a gatefold sleeve. In addition to the audio content there is much to see and read, since this release includes three very exclusive and extensive booklets total 68 pages.
Les Nouveaux Riches - 25 ans 2. Strychnine - Ex BX 3. Electrochoc - Chaise Electrique 4. Gasoline - Killer Man 5. Sexe a Pile - Pas Mchant 6. Soggy - Waiting for the war 7. Marie France - Deregle side b: 1. Ruth Elyeri - Mescalito 2. Les Olivensteins - Euthanasie 3. Coronados - Elle m'attend tous les soirs 4. Dogs - Nineteen 5. Warm Gun - Broken Windows 6. Gloires Locales - Catalogue 7.
Guilty Razors - I don't wanna be a rich. Metal Boys - Sweet Marylin 4. Gazoline - Sally 3. Warm Gun - Broken Windows 1. Metal Urbain - Paris Maquis 3. Kas Product - Mind 2. Les Olivensteins - Euthanasie 2. Angel Face - Wolf City Blues 3. Guilty Razors - Hurts And Noises 1.
Dogs - Here Comes My Baby 1. Black Flag - White Minority 2. Black Flag - Depression 3. Black Flag - Revenge 4.Explore releases from Teemong at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Teemong at the Discogs Marketplace.