Cross-contamination I stumbled on the following a while ago on Blissblog: “Along with the many cross-contaminations between rock-etc and s.f., one thing that Heller’s book reminded me of was that many of the very earliest rock criticism publications were started by people who had previously done science fiction fanzines. Intensely self-reflexive fields, rock
Another fun interview, this time with Nick Hanover at The Comics Bulletin. We meander around a variety of topics: music, science-fiction, architecture, Quest for Fire, and much more. Here’s an exchange about the genesis of “100,000 Miles,” the lead story from Beta Testing The Apocalypse, and the story that was ultimately the genesis of
I pilfered these videos from Graham Harman‘s blog. Graham is right, this is the best totalitarian pop song to emerge from an evil dictatorship. I love both versions, but this second one opens up a Soviet sized nostalgia zone in my head. Even though I’ve never heard this song before, it contains all of
Dan Wieken‘s metal band, Blood Folke (pictured above), played at the Kitty Cat Klub in Minneapolis last night. Their epic folky doom-laden sound was the perfect antidote to the madness known as St. Patrick’s day. The Night (pictured below) opened. I feel bad for opening bands I draw. The drawings I make of them tend
The La Mano Second Annual Report: Several local artists & cartoonists joined forces with a few great local bands. The result was pretty great and a lot of fun. My favorite part of the evening was the performance by Arctic Universe. It was a minimalist performance. In the darkness of the concert space, among
Saturday night I saw Seated Heat and Food Pyramid at the Hexagon Bar. They opened for Gay Beast… if I remember correctly, I didn’t stick around. I did manage a few sketches though: Sho tearing up the keyboards for Seated Heat left: Seated Heat. right: Food Pyramid
Lightning Bolt played at the Triple Rock. Seawhores opened. Apparently Knife World was supposed to be there too, but I missed them. Knife World was also there and they were actually the band I drew along with Lightning Bolt. It was confusing… but, it was good. Here are some drawing from the show: left:
‘Momus’ by Meghan from Good Minnesotan. Momus says good-bye by saying hello. I will miss his Click Opera blog. I’ve followed it almost daily since it’s inception. For those of you who haven’t ever read it… go explore!