Naked Duck Gallery and Brooklyn Fire Proof, Inc.
“Artwork from some of today’s finest independent musicians”
October 29 – November 21, 2004
Live Music Venue at Brooklyn Fire Proof, Inc. 10:00 PM Friday October 29
Devendra Banhart (Solo, Angels of Light)
Daniel Smith (Danielson Famile)
Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat)
David Pajo (Papa M, Will Oldham)
Jessica Billey (Mekons, Boxhead Ensemble)
Loren Connors (Solo, Jim O’Rourke)
Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers)
Tara Jane O’Neil (Solo, Retsin)
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Archive for October, 2004
We officially LOVE Eminem after watching this. Karl Rove and Dubya don’t share the sentiment. Check out his new, amazingly vindictive indictment of Bush Inc. Hopefully MTV will have the balls to air it. As Salon states “‘Mosh’” [is] the most powerful broadside against the administration since ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’”
Pat Buchanan’s The American Conservative can’t even find it in themselves to support the incompetent and scary George W. Bush. Today they announced their support for John Kerry, batting home our belief that this year our choices are for a moderate, pro-choice Republican (Kerry) versus a jingoistic, Rapture-ready, Armageddon-here-we-come Neo-conservative. Even if you’re a Republican, Kerry is the correct choice.
From The American Conservative:
“George W. Bush has come to embody a politics that is antithetical to almost any kind of thoughtful conservatism.
Lick Bush Ltd., Music For America, Bands Against Bush
and IndyVoter present.
INDIE ROCK THE VOTE
Reminding you to get your ass to the polls on Nov 2nd
Tuesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Siberia, 356 W. 40th St./9th Ave.
Featuring: Members of the Ataris, The Everyothers, The
Tallboys, The Weekenders, Pretty Flowers, Starchild,
UKUK, Hearts on Fire and Emma La Reina, plus guest
speakers and surprises.
More information: 718-670-3707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
interview by alexander laurence
It’s our job at Free Williamsburg to expose new bands that are bound to take the indie world by storm. Inouk is one of those bands. They are bringing psychedelic music to the people. And 2004 was the summer of groovy love power.
Inouk was originally formed in Philadelphia. The band consists of brothers Damon McMahon (vocals/guitar) and Alexander McMahon (vocals/guitars), Ian Fenger (lead guitar), Jesse Johnson (bass) and Glen Brasile (drums). Their music is unclassifiable — progressive music that allows for many musical influences to come and go. Inouk is making music where the music is the most important thing, not fashion or hairstyles (despite that Flock of Seagulls thing going on in the picture).
Inouk released an EP a few months ago. After that they have been playing nonstop all year. In August 2004, their first album “No Danger” was finally released. I got to speak to Damon McMahon before they started touring again with Hope Of The States. INOUK WILL BE LIVE AT THE FADER CMJ PARTY | SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 | 176 ORCHARD ST. AT HOUSTON | 7PM
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"Signal to Noise"
(Imbalance Computer Music)
In a country overrun with laptop dub wizards and art gallery DJs, Robert Henke
is perhaps one of Germany’s more interesting thump-funkers. As Monolake, Henke
creates spatial sound environments you can dance to that succeed at inducing
physical motivation as well as mental stimulation — to the satisfaction of
fashionable booty-shakers and digital glitch fanatics everywhere.
Henke’s latest effort, "Signal to Noise," (pictured above) however,
finds the Berliner expanding his palette beyond the caverns of warehouse club
culture and outside the realm of the headphone mindset.
Yes, it’s true…. DFA has consummated a relationship with EMI. We love them too much to not forgive them.
Don’t miss their “onwards party” Friday October 15 at The Dark Room (165 Ludlow Street). No list. No cover. Starts at 10pm.
Publicolor welcomes local ARTISTS and community volunteers to HELP transform a Williamsburg high school with COLOR!!! Publicolor is a not for profit organization that teaches at-risk students the marketable skill of commercial painting. Students are empowered to change thier dreary school into a beautiful learning environment by painting the interior with vibrant colors. This influential change can not be done without the time and energy from volunteers every Saturday (10:30am-2:30pm)! Please learn more about Publicolor on our website (www.publicolor.org) and email us at email@example.com to pick a saturday and get directions!!!! Many COLORFUL thanks!
They are painting a high school in Williamsburg (Van Arsdale- North 6th and Roebling). It is a huge school and is mostly beige. It is an incredible experience because the space visibly changes from boring to brilliant by the afternoon.
What a surprise… only really shitty authors who sell well at Walmart are voting for Bush….
Read the Slate article
An Unfinished Life
A novel by Mark Spragg
A non-review by J. Stefan-Cole
The question that bugged me as I read Mark Spragg’s novel, AN UNFINISHED LIFE; Alfred A. Knopf, 2004, was which came first, the screenplay or the novel? The novel’s publish date was September 5th, the film version of the story, as written on the back of my reviewer’s copy is billed as, “Soon to be a major motion picture (Miramax, December, 2004)”. For a movie to be released in December it would have to be in the can by June, and quickly in the editing room for the weeks or months post-production takes. But before production there would have to have been pre-production; location scouts, costume people put in place, a director of cinematography and so on, and before that a director and talent had to be brought on board, and, with some back and forth, producers to produce the money. But way back even before any of that there had to be a screenplay. Okay, maybe someone got their hands on the manuscript and ran with the idea of pushing a film project before a screenplay was written, but you see where I am going.