What Happened To Doing What You Want To Do?

Posted by The G on April 30, 2011 under Street Art | Comments are off for this article

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What Happened To Doing What You Wanted To Do

What Happened To Doing What You Wanted To Do

You say you want a revolution… well…

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of the Dead

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Conrad Keely of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

And You Will Know Us By The Trail of The Dead (aka Trail of the Dead) is an alternative rock band from Texas.  Based on my enjoyment of their latest album “Tao of the Dead,” I decided to see them perform live the next time the came to New York.  The night was April 29, 2011 and rather than just being great live, they were incredible!   Before the end of their way too short hour long set, they rocked the hell out of the Bowery Ballroom in New York.  Bizarrely, they were not the headlining act (but a huge chunk of the crowd left after Trail of the Dead was finished).  If you don’t know their music, it’s very loud, fast and rockin’!  Musically, they are like a progressive rock band with a very hard edge.  The sound translates very well on stage and I definitely did not want the set to end.  The band members traded off on vocals and switched instruments multiple times and they are all extremely talented to be able to pull it off so effortlessly.

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead

The sounds that came from the stage definitely seemed louder and more full than what is possible to come out of just 4 people.  The crowd responded by throwing a huge party on the floor of the Bowery Ballroom.  People were moshing, throwing drinks and body slamming.  It was quite a site to behold (read: I am so happy I was in the balcony overlooking the action instead of being in it).  I hope Trail of the Dead come back soon to rock my world again.

See the set list as well as a photo of my encounter with Conrad Keely after the jump.

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The Next Best Thing to Seeing a Banksy

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Banksy

I missed seeing the original work of art by Banksy when I was recently in Los Angeles.  Luckily, someone took a photo and left it behind so I was able to see it.  And then I took a photo of the photo….

An Encounter with Mint and Serf

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Photo taken by a complete stranger.

From left to right: G, Serf and Mint

This is not as fancy as one of my completely random celebrity/rock star encounters, but it’s not any bit less amazing.  At the Opera Gallery in New York on April 29, 2011, over 15 artists were on hand to sign autographs for “The 3D Art Book” by Tristan Eaton.  The book features works from artists such as Mark Ryden, Travis Louie, Tara McPherson, Shepard Fairey and the list goes on and on.  The Opera Gallery had many images on display and just when you think seeing these works of art by this impressive list of artists could not get any better – wait until you see them in 3D!  The legendary graffiti team Mint and Serf were on hand for the reception and they were both totally cool when I gushed to them what an inspiration they are.  A fun fact about Mint and Serf:  collaborating as The Mirf, they created the first ever graffiti based vinyl toy!  If you have 3D glasses, put them on and enjoy Mint and Serf’s piece from the 3D Art Book.  Thanks again Mint and Serf!  Respect!

Mint and Serf

Mint and Serf

Kate Middleton is Street Art

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Fuck the Royal Wedding

Fuck the Royal Wedding

You gotta love New York.  Less than 24 hours after the Royal wedding, street art about the event is already up!

I personally couldn’t care less about the wedding, but George Michael offered a free song download as a gift to the happy couple, so something good came out of it for me.

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