Photos by G. Art by Chris Moon.
Partial Gallery View of “Carousel” by Chris Moon
He’s already an art star in his native United Kingdom and now artist Chris Moon has taken a trip across the pond to debut his first US exhibit, an Armory Week related popup show entitled “Carousel.”
The exhibit is showing at 164 11th Avenue, one of the last pre-war buildings to be used as an art studio in Chelsea. The building will be torn down shortly after the exhibit. Moon lived and worked in this building for 3 months creating this exhibit. The carousel located in the neighboring Chelsea Piers appears repeatedly in the paintings – a symbolic gesture of Moon’s ability to incorporate his surroundings into his work.
“Carousel” by Chris Moon
I encourage you to click on these pictures to see clearer images, because there is a lot of detail that is not necessarily readily seen. I spent quite a while looking at his works at the opening night reception, and upon each glance, I kept noticing different things.
Email from Chris Moon. Click to enlarge.
Enlarge this image by clicking on it to read an email from Chris Moon that talks about the evolution of “Carousel.” Chris Moon counts Michael Fassbender, Sir Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and According2g as fans. Once you see his work, you will be too.
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Daft Punk and Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode’s 13th studio album is out today! It leaked and has been streaming for a while now. What are your thoughts? The more I listen to it, the more I like it.
Oh, and Daft Punk is on Columbia Records. Their new album is called “Random Access Memories” and is out May 21, 2013.
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George Harrison - Living In The Material World. Showing on HBO on October 5 and 6, 2011
Martin Scorsese’s documentary on George Harrison, “Living in the Material World,” made its US premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 4, 2011. The four hour documentary is a must see for all Beatles fans. There’s a ton of footage you’ve probably never seen before including home movies as well as newly recorded interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty – just to name a few. The film is a fantastic portrait of a fantastic man. Obviously as he was a Beatle, he achieved fame and success that the majority of people on earth will never get to taste and yet he spent his life searching for inner peace. The first half of the documentary covers the Beatles and the second half explores his fascination with spirituality and shows great footage from his solo career.
George’s widow, Olivia Harrison was present to introduce the film and afterwards, Martin Scorsese, Olivia and some of the key film makers did a question and answer session. Spotted at the premiere were Eric Idle, Adrian Grenier, Rita Wilson, Fisher Stevens and Wes Anderson. The film will air on HBO on October 5 and 6th, so make sure you catch it!
Olivia Harrison, Martin Scorsese
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I have wanted to see Sade in concert for a really long time. She hasn’t toured in a decade but let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Performing at New Jersey’s Prudential Center on June 25, 2011, Sade was electric for the duration of her two hour set. She took the stage around 9:40 and opened with “Solder of Love,” the title track off her latest album. She received thunderous applause after the first song and Sade thanked the crowd for being so patient with her and for all our support over the years. She dedicated the next song, “Your Love Is King” to us. She had a great stage show with LED screens that lit up and sometimes she performed behind a sheer curtain that had visuals projected onto it. She performed old songs and new and pretty much played every song you would expect to hear except for “Hang on to Your Love” and “Never As Good as the First Time.”
A highlight of the show for me was when she sang “Pearls.” She appeared alone on stage, lit only by a spotlight as she sang that extremely beautiful and sad song. Also, “No Ordinary Love,” “By Your Side,” and “The Sweetest Taboo,” were also top notch. Sade hit all the notes and looked as gorgeous as ever. There were 4 outfit changes during the show and lots of applause. It was wonderful hearing an entire arena sing the lyrics of “Smooth Operator” and “Kiss of Life” as well. I hope it’s not another 10 years before Sade comes around again and if she’s coming to your city on this tour, I recommend you see Sade perform. She is amazing.
See the set list and another photo after the jump.
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Nikka what? It’s singer Nikka Costa‘s birthday today! I love Nikka so much. She’s seriously one of the best performers out there. When you see Nikka Costa perform live, the “funky white bitch,” will have you mesmerized with her amazing voice and she’ll have you groovin’ in the aisles. I can’t even count how many times I’ve seen her live and I always leave her shows feeling like I’ve had a musical religious experience! Her new EP “Pro*Whoa!” will be released on June 11, 2011 and she’s touring the US in June and July, 2011. You must go see her! Happy birthday Nikka. See you again next month!
Nikka Costa’s 2011 Summer tour dates are:
15- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
16- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
17- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
18- Las Vegas, NV- Book & Stage at The Cosmopolitan
22- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
23- West Hollywood- The Roxy
24- San Diego, CA- Anthology
25- Hermosa Beach, CA- Saint Rocke
13- Philadelphia, PA- World Café Live
14- New York, NY- Highline Ballroom
15- Cambridge, MA- Middle East Upstairs
16- Baltimore, MD- Artscape Festival
17- Vienna, VA- Jammin Java