Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ron Zakrin, Solvent and Black Devil Disco Club tonight in Detroit

Ron Zakrin

Ron Zakin solo art show at 323 East with DJs Dethlab, BMG of Ectomorph and Ian Ammons
Saturday 9.26.09 | 6PM-12AM | 323 East Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI

Random Reason presents Solvent and JDSY live at the Old Miami
Saturday 9.26.09 | 10PM-2AM | $5 | 3930 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI

Macho City presents Black Devil Disco Club with DJs Mike Trombley and Scott Zacharias at the Magic Stick
Saturday 9.26.09 | 9PM-3AM | $15 | 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI

Friday, September 25, 2009

Detroit Rock City

KISS is playing at Cobo Arena this weekend in Detroit.
Destroyer was the first record I ever bought. I was four years old.
Liked the cover. Bought most books & LPs since on the same premise. It [design] really works.

KISS - Detroit Rock City [1976]

The Cars + Andy Warhol

I vaguely recall seeing this on USA Up All Night in the mid '80s.
It's not "good", but it's still amazing!
Also, slightly NSFW due to lots of hipster French kissing and some stop motion nipple action...

The Cars - Hello Again [Extended Uncensored Andy Warhol Version, 1984]

I remember the same year listening to a radio interview while delivering newspapers on my bicycle. The DJ from the local rock station WRIF asked Ric Ocasek if The Cars were "new-wave or rock." Ocasek replied, "We're new-rock."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gizmodo Gallery '09

Gizmodo Gallery install
Gizmodo Gallery

Gizmodo's second annual geekfest/gadget exhibition in up now through Sunday in New York City. o2 Creative Solutions was invited to create two interactive installations: one for the Ghostly Discovery App which syncs the mood-based interface to a lighting system, and a new version of SKETCH3D which is now milled out of tank grade aluminum [seriously] and through the magic of accelerometers, allows the user to rotate their drawing in 3D space and shake to clear just like an analog Etch-a-Sketch. It's been a great honor and opportunity to take part in Giz Gallery this year, and we met some truly awesome people this week.

Here's Bre Prettis demoing the MakerBot playing Daft Punk:

Here's ArcAttack playing the Doctor Who theme and Imperial March with Tesla coils and robotic drums:

+ some photos from installation and the opening party:
Gizmodo Gallery install
Gizmodo Gallery install
Gizmodo Gallery install
Gizmodo Gallery install
Gizmodo Gallery
Gizmodo Gallery opening party
Gizmodo Gallery opening party
Gizmodo Gallery opening party
Gizmodo Gallery opening party
Gizmodo Gallery opening party

More photos and video clips here.
Info on o2's work at the gallery here.
Full info on Giz Gallery '09 here.

New A Place to Bury Strangers video + LP

Oh, hells yeah...

A Place to Bury Strangers - In Your Heart [2009]

The loudest band in New York's second LP Exploding Head will be released on Mute October 6th.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Atompunks unite

If I weren't so freaking busy, I'd be in the Netherlands right now. GOGBOT Festival 2009 officially starts tonight. The theme of this year's gathering of socially and aesthetically curious artists and thinkers is Atompunk - drawing inspiration form the period framed by the cold war.

GOGBOT 2009 takes place September 10-13 at ten venues in the center of Enschede, NL (about an hour and a half east of Amsterdam and Utrecht.) The festival program was developed over the past ten months by the good people of PLANETART with shared ideas and images from the global community via the Atompunk mailing list.

Tonight's opening ceremony features a presentation by guest of honor Bruce Sterling and a live performance by Alec Empire. Read Bruce's introduction to Atompunk here.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Telefon Tel Aviv North American Tour

Telefon Tel Aviv kicks off their North American [and possibly last] tour TONIGHT at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Go to their MySpace page for details, and enjoy the brand new video for "Helen of Troy" below:

Helen of Troy from joshua eustis on Vimeo.

Scribe Mundo de Papel

SCRIBE MUNDO DE PAPEL from ladies on Vimeo.

[via Spatial Robots]