“Magnifying Glass” Live by The Joy Formidable

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According2g.com presents “Magnifying Glass” by The Joy Formidable live at Bowery Ballroom in New York on November 16, 2010.

An Encounter with artist David Salle

Posted by The G on November 24, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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David Salle and G

When David Salle was being introduced before a lecture at Christie’s in New York, his biography was beyond amazing.  The list of museums his work has been featured in topped 100!  He’s participated in all of the top world art fairs and in addition to being a master painter, he’s an accomplished sculptor, film maker as well as set and costume designer.  Whoa!  David Salle spoke about the concept of art before speaking about his own incredible career.  His talk was fascinating as he spoke about his influences as well as the fact that he thinks most critics of his work don’t get what he’s about. (Please note, I am paraphrasing, not starting rumors!)  One of my favorite parts of the lecture was when he talked about his brilliant painting “A Brief History of Christmas” and how it reads as a road map into his future works.  I definitely recommend you check out his works if you are not already familiar.  You’ll see why he’s received as many accolades as he has. I met the artist prior to his talk and as you can see from the above picture, he was very cool!  Prior to the lecture, I’d only seen one full exhibit in person and a work here and there, but after hearing him speak, I think I’ve opened a doorway to a lot of future enjoyment!  Thanks again Mr. Salle!  You are truly an inspiration!

The Joy Formidable live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on November 17, 2010 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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Ritzy Bryan of The Joy Formidable

On November 16, 2010, post-punk British indie band The Joy Formidable played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Aside from the fact that this marked the last show of their tour, the band was in a great mood, sincerely thanking the audience many times for coming.  The Joy Formidable have played with everyone from Editors to Sir Paul McCartney and they’ve been blog darlings for years.  As this was my first exposure to their music, I think they are worth the hype.  Their songs are upbeat and catchy and they have a nice rock edge to them.

The Joy Formidable

The band had one of the most bizarre stage setups I’ve ever seen with the drums on the right hand side of the stage, not facing the audience.  There was also a sparse amount of gear on the stage, but it worked!  The band rocked.  A video of “Magnifying Glass” will be coming soon, so please be patient.  I am merely one person with tons of fabulous experiences to write about.

See the set list after the jump.

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