Photos of recent shows in Brooklyn: White Mice, Liturgy, The Death Set, Team Robespierre, Mannequin Men, and Greg Oblivion and the Tennessee Tearjerkers. Great show coming up this week in Brooklyn: BAM's Sounds Like Brooklyn Festival at Station 171. - Thursday featuring Japanther, The Death Set, Cerebral Ballzy, Boogie Boarder and Leaders. - Friday dance party with Roofeo (of The Death Set), Mr. Andersonic, Murdertronics, DJ Morsy and James Stacher. My friend over at Article is trying to raise funds on Kickstarter for two great projects: - Cerebral Ballzy's first 7" [...]
Photos from the Upper and Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans. It's rare that I run contests on here, but I've been given the opportunity to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a complete outfit from LRG as well as a copy of STS9's new album Ad Explorata . Details below: - The winner of this contest will be selected based on who sends me my new favorite song. Actual MP3 files and links to downloadable files are fine. Send your submissions to sucka [at] suckapants [dot] com with [...]
New Years in New Orleans and the days that followed: - It's unseasonably cold while we are down there, so a lot of backyard campfires are sought out. - Naked group hot-tubbing on New Year's Day at the Country Club. - Several Sissy Bounce performances by Vockah Redu and his dancers as well as Big Freedia at the closing party for New Orleans Airlift group exhibition. - Trying to visit Plan B and [...]
New Orleans for New Years: - Ridin' Dirty Three: The Shocker hosted by Black Label Bicycle Club MP3: • Three Inches Of Blood - Battles And Brotherhood A band's place at last .
Hunker down for the cold weight of winter in Brooklyn, and remember why you keep coming back: - Ninjasonik show on Tellie's birthday. - Basement oil wrestling in Harlem. . . as a fundraiser. - Secret last-minute Japanther + The Death Set + Cerebral Ballzy show in Bushwick. - Roving parade of costumed characters invades the bar scene in Williamsburg, for the hell of it. MP3: This one didn't make it on to the Xmas Mix '09, but it is kind of holiday-themed in [...]
Keeping up the annual tradition, I'm offering up a new Xmas music mix for 2009. The sixth year in a row, but still holding strong (I think). The Yeah Yeah Yeahs win for best holiday song on this one. If you want any of the previous five years let me know and I will upload them. XMAS MIX '09: All I Want For Christmas - Yeah Yeah Yeahs Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight) - Asobi Seksu Winter Wonderland - Cap'n Jazz Oh Joseph - Burning Hank Come On Santa - The Raveonettes O Holy Night [...]
Xmas Mix 2009 about to drop, in 3, 2, 1. . . MP3: Had to share this as soon as I heard it. • Daedelus - Fair Weather Friends (Death Set Remix) A band's place at last .
Nothing fancy for now. I took some time off for Turkey Day. Also, I'm going to try and put together the 6th installment of my annual Xmas mix to share. But after five previous years I'm pretty tapped out when it comes to good, non-traditional holiday songs. So if you have any ideas or suggestions, please send them my way. MP3: It's like Rage Against The Machine with an organ. And that's not a bad thing. • The Dead Weather - [...]
I go back to move my mom from Ohio to Florida, and then return to NYC: - Going to the MTVU music awards with friends from Cerebral Ballzy and Ninjasonik to support Matt & Kim (literally, when they were crowd surfing). We eventually work our way in to the VIP area, start doing keg stands, and Tellie interrupts an on-air interview with Matt Pinfield to espouse the greatness of Ninjasonik. - The opening reception for Punkabbestia hosted by Anonymous Gallery at Collective Hardware. I am showing my series [...]
From the road down to New Orleans: - Stopping in Pittsburgh to visit friends, a movie set, an abandoned boat, and Transformazium in Braddock, PA. - Borrowing a floating dock, with the intention of paddling up river to Braddock. It was discovered to be a flawed plan, so we left the dock where it was liberated from. - Our friend we stayed with lived in a house that was purchased for $4000, and the vacant lots on each side were fetched for $200 each. - Next was Nashville, where we went to an experimental [...]
(having fun with diptychs) Photos from Halloween and more in New Orleans: - First thing upon arriving in NOLA, we head over to the Dragon's Den to see Big Freedia and DJ Rusty Lazer . - Hanging out on the banks of the Mississippi. - Going on a quest for the sugar cane maze. - Exploring some abandoned houses. - Sneaking in to the Tree House. - Later in the week we catch Meschiya Lake and her band. The song in [...]
- Spending part of Halloween dancing in the street to Ethan DJing off the power from a taco truck. - Going to see March Fourth and DJ Rusty Lazer for the rest of Halloween. - Attending a voodoo ritual. - The Day Of The Dead parade and viking funeral for Colby Watkins in New Orleans. - Sitting on the porch of an abandoned house in full costume after the parade and startling a neighbor when they came out to feed the street [...]
- A little taste of Zombiecon 2009 . - On the road to New Orleans for Halloween. MP3: • The XX - Crystalized A band's place at last .
- Nonsense NYC 10 year anniversary party. - Swoon and collaborators create an installation, Distance Don't Matter , at SPACE in Portland, Maine. - I have a brief residency at The Bakery Photo Collective in Portland, Maine. MP3: • AFI - Halloween A band's place at last .
Photos from performances by C. Ryder Cooley and Implied Violence , respectively. The performances took place in old houses in Colonel's Row on Governor's Island as part of the New Island Festival . MP3: • Phosphorescent - Wolves (Live on KEXP) A band's place at last .
- Swimming Cities fundraiser on the Waterpod with Apocalypse Five & Dime. - Riding from Governor's Island to Shea Stadium in Queens. - The Nuclear Squirrel Tour . - Sissy Bounce parties with Big Freedia . - Getting hit by a car and having to carry my wrecked bike over the Williamsburg Bridge (better than just giving up and going home). - Seeing an old friend and hearing his story of being attacked by a deranged student who bit off his finger nail. - Gadgetoff 2009. - Going to Philly and staying [...]
(photos from the weeks that were upon returning) It's good to be back: - Hearing the phrase: "I'm a man's man" uttered in all seriousness. - Watching the yuppie guy walking along leaving a trail of food and wrappers behind him. - Watching an overweight mother eating the fries off her child's plate while the kid was distracted. - Sitting across from a woman at the airport and watching as she simultaneously made a ring of food and trash around her, grabbed and jerked her kid around, and talked on her cell phone. - [...]
(B.Q.B.C. = Brooklyn Queens Beach Club) Best homecoming I could have asked for. But pack it all up, summer's over. MP3: • Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros - Home A band's place at last .
(portraits of our friends and crew in Japan) As I return to the US, my friend reminds me that I am not-so-great at self-promotion. So here are a handful of links to things from this past spring/summer having to do with my photography. Self-promo vomit-time, go: - Junk raft photos/slideshow featured in New York Magazine . - Revel In NY interview video . - Interview and t-shirt exclusively through Carrot Clothing . - I awkwardly stumble through an interview I share [...]
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