San Francisco-based artist Christopher Willits' musical career took leaps in 2006 with his Surf Boundaries release on Ghostly. A definite renaissance man who enjoys blurring genres, Willits includes one common element in his many different styles–his use of the guitar with custom-made signal processing.Read more »
There are lots of reasons to go and see Japanese band OOIOO when they make some rare and highly anticipated U.S. appearances this spring. Here's just a few:
1. The band hasn't toured in the U.S. since 2005.
2. It came into being as a fictitious outfit for a magazine in '96 and had opened for Sonic Youth by '97.
3. It's still unclear exactly how one should pronounce the name "OOIOO," which gives it mystique.
Boston native and up-and-coming photographer Mark Hartman takes us from Indiana to Antigua with this selection of photos. "My inspiration comes from exploring new places, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures," says Hartman, who received a BFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004. "I rely on my intuition when photographing. I’m more interested in showing emotion or the ambiguity of a moment of time. Photography gives me a chance to document my emotional experience."
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As most of you are aware, it's nearly impossible to catch a live performance by Swedish brother/sister synth-pop duo The Knife. They're not only private people by nature (hence the masks), they're also so popular that should you hesitate a moment you'll be found standing ticketless in the dust of every indie kid on the planet's boots. Not to mention, the duo hasn't played many U.S. dates outside the major cities.
Loneliness, desolation, altered states of reality, and being stranded all play a part in Receiver Gallery's latest exhibition, Your Face Looks Like An Island. The San Francisco-based gallery will feature the work of Belgian artist Sacha Eckes and Porous Walker (who claims he was once visited by the ghost of Shel Silverstein).
It's been reported that Disco D committed suicide on Monday, January 22, 2007, at the age of 27.
Born in St. Louis as David Shayman, the producer was hailed as an innovator and eventually grew so much in status that he was producing work for the likes of 50 Cent and Trick Daddy. He also launched his Gringo Louco imprint with the Brazilian rap collective BRAZA. Under the Disco D alias he worked on two Grammy-nominated albums.
He suffered from long-term depression as well as bipolar disorder.Read more »
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