Thanks to EVERYONE who turned out for the Artist Reception last night! It was a fantastic evening and the response was absolutely overwhelming. I'll post photos soon but in the meantime Adam "Brootscootboogie" Senter has already posted some here. And I didn't even have to kill him. There's also an article about the exhibit here.
Our allies at KMBT RADIO have posted two special free-streaming broadcasts paying musical homage to this year's ENTARTETE KUNTS exhibition! The first show (June 5th) features true "entartete kunst" music, classical German composers who were deemed "degenerate" and officially banned by the Nazi government during the 1930's. The second show, which airs tonight in conjunction with the Artist Reception here in Portland, features music related to the art and artists in this year's exhibit. Tune in to KMBT RADIO's ALL I SEE now!
Thanks again to EVERYONE who has been visiting the exhibit! Attendance has been absolutely unprecedented this year and The Life Gallery tells me it is their most successful exhibit to date. I put a tremendous amount of time & energy into setting up a show of this caliber and I can't express how thrilled I am that people are responding so enthusiastically. Cheers to the crusty crew that travelled all the way from Oakland by train just to see the show yesterday! Wish I could've been there to meet you all!
We've been fielding a lot of inquiries about who will be attending the Artist Reception this Friday and there seem to be some wild rumors circulating. Artists are traveling from as far away as Sweden and Brooklyn for the reception but, for the record, Nick Blinko will not be in attendance. Schizophrenia tends to complicate international travel and Nick rarely leaves London. If you're an Away fan you should already know that Voivod is playing Hellfest in France this Friday and despite his uncanny abilities he can't be on two continents at the same time. S. Clay Wilson is still recovering at a rehabilitation center for brain damage in California and Rob Miller just left Portland a few weeks ago after the West Coast leg of the Amebix tour. So if you're interested in rubbing elbows with "celebrities", please stay home. Refer to Chapter 3 in your Punk Rock Rule Book: "Fuck You, Heroes!" (it's right after Chapter 2: "Fuck The System!").
That said, I warmly invite those who understand to join us this Friday June 19th as we celebrate a very rare display of art from around the world! Several artists will be in attendance and I'll make sure you get enough beer to forget that you can't get your copy of Death Church signed. Doors open at 7pm. Hope to see you there!
Be sure to grab the July 2009 (#314) issue of MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL and check out the epic interview with Yours Truly! Its all about how I'm old and should've grown out of this punk crap years ago. The layout is kinda sparse but my endless babbling more than makes up for all those painfully white pages. Seriously, we had a lot of fun with the interview and I'm really stoked on how it turned out!
Special thanks to my man Mike Antipathy for the support!
Thanks to everyone who came out on First Thursday for the opening of this year's ENTARTETE KUNTS exhibition! It was a great night. Unfortunately my camera had a malfunction moments before the crowd began to descend upon the gallery but we managed to get the following shots on Meadow's cell phone.
The official Artist Reception takes place on Friday June 19th at 7pm. Hope to see you there!