Beck is releasing an album, Song Reader, in December. But it’s not a recorded album. Instead, it’s the sheet music for musicians to create their own interpretations of 20 new songs he wrote. The only way to hear the album is if you are a musician who can read music, or if someone records the [...]
When she’s not dancing, acting, and singing on Broadway stages, Becca Ayers is creating what could be described as vintage pop. It’s nostalgic, but not in that sickly sweet, folksy way. She leads you down more of a surreal landscape where you wonder: ‘What the heck was that last lyric? Did she really say that?’ [...]
A descendant of gypsies and a Vaudeville songwriter, Chase Hamblin is a psychedelic pop songwriter who has traveled the world over. His music defies categorization. It’s a bit of everything you’d want to hear. And he’s cool to look at, too. Wink wink.
Anonymous Indigo could be named the official protest song of Austin, where it was filmed live during a city protest on Guy Fawkes Day in 2011. It’s a heartbreaking song with a smile at the end. Spoiler: the ballad includes lyrics about Romans drowning in their own vomit.
In a vast sea of Surrealist painters, it’s a treat to find a painter influenced by the likes of Christian Shad. Beautiful painting technique accompanies surreal circus themes and nostalgic glamorous female portraiture. Jared Joslin’s paintings are a lusciously dark and romantic place to visit.
We mainly focus on recreating lost, stolen, unknown, destroyed or otherwise unpopular paintings usually found in museum storage facilities on the human body. Each resurrected painting takes anywhere from eight to fifteen hours to create onto Chadwick’s body, then it is documented with photography. Recently, we’ve begun creating plaster casts of the Chadwick’s body. We use the casts to extend our working space.
If old world art-making hipness is your thing, you’ll dig Tad Spurgeon. His website is a painting geek’s dream. Spurgeon is a wizard of painting materials and has loads of information on how to make oil paint glow like the Masters (Hint: it’s in the oil!) He’s dedicated a good 30 years of his life to figuring it all out and even has a book filled with his painting secrets. It’s a painter’s bible.