9.17.2011

Faren and the French Fries! New Video


Hello, Hello, I know you’re there.. Well, I just need to talk....... OMG this video is so cute and the song Answering Machine by the pop duo Faren and the French Fries is sooooo catchy!

The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) art colony class have created a POPTASTIC video production (as described on CMA’s blog). Watch for the awesome credits with the featured kids and listing of the production team of teaching artists along with Faren and the French Fries song “Hey You”.

CMA's new headquarters will be a 10,000-square-foot former loading dock in Hudson Square at 103 Charlton St. The grand opening is set for Oct. 1.

Oh to be a kid again. I wish!!

8.03.2011

Ava Luna @ the Clocktower Gallery



Ava Luna played a show at the Clock Tower as part of Above the Law Series curated by Joe Ahearn. One flight up from the 13th floor and adjacent to the roof the audience squeezed in close for an intimate experience. 

This is a great band and the acoustics in the space only enhanced their sound. We were all lucky enough to hear almost a complete album of gems performed for the first time, creating an immediacy and edge.

Dynamic acoustics, crazy awesome harmonies, soul strutting and hard-hitting music structure were made for a listener who enjoys being challenged. Ava Luna combines so many music genres, that create a jumbled juxtaposition of dynamic excitement. 

7.30.2011

Style Meets Substance; A Poets Guide To The Bars


Style counts today even in the world of poetry. The latest reprint of Kenneth Sonny Donato’s “A Poet's Guide To The Bars” has hit the shelves, bringing poetry up front and out of the dusted stacks of treasured finds in the backroom.

Pax Americana Productions, LLC has curated Sonny’s poetry into a visually graphic format where text, imagery, editing and layout meet to house his retrospective of legendary LA bars in which dreams are one shot away. For online promotion they have created a must see book trailer. (below)




Kenneth Sonny Donato reads and shares stories alongside his friend Harry Dean Stanton, to whom the book is dedicated @ Book Soup on Wed. Aug. 3, 7pm.

6.12.2011

Geo Wyeth's, One Man Exceptional Band @ Joe's Pub


Geo Wyeth’s masterful skill and intentional hesitation created an edge of uncertainty and unpredictability at his solo show at Joe’s Pub last night. Although the set was clearly planned it felt like a conceptual foray into musical chance operation.

Geo opened with the set creating a disorderly clutter of drum beats with a strapped together Tom Tom. He paced through the crowd leading his own parade to join guest saxophone player on stage. Throughout the set he played the baby grand with unbridled force and exuberance. Geo sung with conviction but created a vocal stutter step suspending his vocals in mid air. While playing a hand held Casio he sang phrases gathered from field studies of New York conversations.  When he picked up the acoustic guitar I didn’t expect it to be beat with a drum stick.

Whether he played the electric guitar, keyboard, baby grand or drums, each instrument provided and opportunity for self expression and undeniable experimentation.

1.06.2011

Introducing Faren and the French Fries

What a great way to start the new year with a bang and the song AK-47 from Faren and the French Fries.



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