Photo by G.
Atoms For Peace Billboard in Los Angeles
Thom Yorke of Radiohead’s solo project Atoms For Peace have announced a brief European, US and Japanese tour. The dates (via every website on the internet) are:
07-06 Paris, France – Zenith
07-09 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
07-10 Munich, Germany – Zenith
07-12 Trenčín, Slovakia – Pohoda Festival
07-13 Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival
07-16 Rome, Italy – Rock in Roma @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle
07-17 Milan, Italy – City Sound Festival @ Ippodromo del Galoppo
07-21 Ferropolis, Germany – Melt Festival
07-24 London, England – Roundhouse
07-25 London, England – Roundhouse
07-26 London, England – Roundhouse
09-24 Philadelphia, PA – Liacouras Center
09-27 New York City, NY – Barclays Center
09-30 Fairfax, VA – Barclay Center
10-02 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
10-16 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10-17 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
11-18 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Namba
11-19 Osaka, Japan – Zepp Namba
11-21 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
11-22 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
11-23 Tokyo, Japan – Shinkiba Studio Coast
Tickets go on sale via Ticketbastards on March 23, 2013 at Noon.
Photo courtesy of Young Empires.
Young Empires Summer Tour
Disco may have died today with the sad news of Donna Summer’s passing, but dance/punk is still alive and kickin!
Young Empires have announced a summer 2012 tour and it’s gonna be a dance party you will not want to miss! See you there!
Photos by G. Art by Damien Hirst.
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Damien Hirst
2012 is the year of Damien Hirst! I was fortunate enough to meet one of the most successful and controversial artists in the world earlier in 2012 and as my great luck would have it, I happened to be on holiday in London on the day that the retrospective of his art opened at the Tate Modern! If you are unfamiliar with his works, if you are already a fan or if you just shrug your shoulders when you hear his name, you should check out this exhibit. So many works you only read about in books are all on display in the same place at the same time.
Extreme Close Up: Spot Painting by Damien Hirst
While perusing the exhibit, many of the following thoughts will enter your head – “do people dislike Hirst because he is so rich and blame it on his art?” “It’s well known a staff of assistants helps him carry out his projects. How many people are employed and what types of schedules do they keep?” “How on earth do they transport these works of art across the world?”
An Enormous Ashtray Filled with Cigarette Butts by Damien Hirst
At the retrospective, you’ll see the infamous spot paintings (and before you dismiss them, you should research the reasoning behind the color schemes as well as the fact that though these paintings look like they are done by machines, they are actually done by Hirst’s assistants); Medicine Cabinets, the glass cases filled with diamonds, cigarette butts and pills; spin paintings, skulls, butterflies; the animals in formaldehyde; the flies attacking a rotting carcass and more!
Flies eating a rotting carcass!
Whether or not Damien Hirst’s art is “your thing,” it will certainly give you lots of food for thought. I think that’s one of the greatest things about his work – it will certainly force you into making a decision about your opinion of his art. Like it or not, I can’t imagine a single person that sees this exhibit will walk away and have no opinion of it. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing museum patrons expressing extreme views of his art as I walked around the galleries.
Medicine Cabinet by Damien Hirst
If you will not be able to make it to London to see this exhibit, you should definitely check out The Happy Famous Artists’ Flickr page that is chock full of great snaps from the press preview of the Hirst retrospective.
If you go see the exhibit in person, make sure you exit through the gift shop!
Damien Hirst - The Merch!
“Damien Hirst” runs at the Tate Modern in London, England through September 9, 2012. Don’t miss it!
Photo by G.
1980s music God and technology pioneer Thomas Dolby has announced an October 2011 speaking tour to discuss his latest project “The Floating City.” It’s a game as well as a musical project. He’ll also be performing at these talks, so don’t miss your chance to catch Thomas Dolby in the flesh.
Washington, DC, The Loft: Oct. 3.
New York City, Tribeca: Oct. 5.
Chicago, Martyr’s: Oct. 7.
Seattle, The Triple Door: Oct. 10.
Portland, Ore., KINK-FM concert: Oct. 12.
San Francisco, Bimbo’s 365 Club: Oct. 13.
Los Angeles, the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Oct. 14.
Los Angeles, the Grammy Museum: Oct. 17.
Thanks to TED for the tip.
Info reported from various sources.
Radiohead has confirmed two shows at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom to take place September 28 and 29, 2011. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 AM on September 26, 2011 at www.ticketmaster.com. There is a 2 ticket limit per household. All tickets will be available for pick up at will call the evening of the event beginning at 6:30 PM and entry into the venue is required immediately upon receipt. No tickets shall be distributed prior to the event.