|10 March, 2014 (09:33am) |
Birthday cheers today to artist and friend Heather McMillen.
|09 March, 2014 (03:30pm) |
Special guest musicians for the jams at the BAKED POTATO in STUDIO CITY include LOUIE PALMER on drums, PETE GRIFFIN on bass, LEE WERTMAN on guitar, DOUG WEBB on sax, and HANS ZERMUEHLEN on keys. Sounds like a great line up for the first set! If you're planning on being there, and you play an instrument, don't hesitate about asking JOHN ZIEGLER about joining in during the 2nd one. ALL AGES SHOW.
|09 March, 2014 (12:43pm) |
and their crew for three great nights of support.
Photo by Rynne Stump
|09 March, 2014 (12:18pm) |
Birthday cheers today to our friend Eric Chenowith!
|07 March, 2014 (11:03pm) |
Alright everyone, listen up. I always knew that this would happen some day. Beginning with the Reno show, and until further notice, FAILURE will be on 7:45 - 8:30pm... and TOOL on from 9 - 11pm. Check back should this change again...
And now that you've read this, check out my post below concerning the APC and PUSCIFER CONCERT FILMS on AXS TV SATURDAY NIGHT.
|07 March, 2014 (03:51pm) |
A PERFECT CIRCLE's "STONE and ECHO" will be airing on Axs TV SATURDAY NIGHT (MARCH 8) at 11:30 PM eastern time...
followed by PUSCIFER'S "WHAT IS..." at 1:25 AM eastern time.
|07 March, 2014 (03:38pm) |
From the press release:
"ACCLAIMED ASSEMBLAGE ARTIST MATJAMES METSON READIES SECOND SOLO SHOW OF NEW WORK AT COAGULA CURATORIAL GALLERY, LOS ANGELES
Coagula Curatorial presents A Better Home for a Quiet Wolf , an exhibition of new work by acclaimed assemblage artist Matjames Metson. The gallery will hold an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, March 15 from 7-11pm at their location at 974 Chung King Road, in the historic Chinatown district of Downtown Los Angeles.
Matjames Metson, A Better Home For A Quiet Wolf, Mixed Media, 2014 After a successful solo show at Coagula Curatorial in August 2012, Metson delves deeper into his affinity for discarded mementos/bric-a-bracs and on a larger collective scale than ever before. His intricate, labor-intensive application of layers and textures masterfully breathes life back into once forgotten objects. Despite being dislocated from their original context, photographs, matches, love letters, newspaper clippings, and other forms of utilitarian and personal effects are seemingly fated tomeet/come together, like a beautiful family tree of strangers. Their architectural presence, inspired inpart by sacred geometry and barn hexes, provides a literal and emblematic framework for these time capsules of frozen Americana. The LA Times calls his work "intricate and ornate, filled with niches and doors and odd details, every surface worked over with care. It flirts with many of the traditional tropes of assemblage...it is the care that most distinguishes the work today: the sincerity, even tenderness, with which he treats hismaterials...(they) come with stories of their own, which he weaves into eloquent, finely wrought, 3-D compositions, no inch of which has gone bare or unconsidered."
His aesthetic inclinations for assemblage began during his youth in the half-desolate town of Charlottesville in Upstate New York, and later found his way into the lively city of New Orleans, and then migrated out west to Los Angeles after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, which was a cornerstone event in Metson's life. With loss, Metson rebuilt. "While staying in the tradition of great assemblage artists like George Herms and Robert Rauschenberg, Metson has created something fresh, with survival as the key concept." (Joseph Lapin, LA WEEKLY)
A Better Home For A Quiet Wolf is the latest chapter of Metson's studio practice. Metson currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited extensively which include shows at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, and the Miami Project Art Fair, and will be a part of a four-person group show at the UCLA's Fowler Museum later this year. A Better Home for a Quiet Wolf is Metson's second solo show at Coagula Curatorial and runs from March 15 thru April 12.
About Coagula Curatorial: Coagula Curatorial was launched in 2012 by Mat Gleason, founder/editor-in-chief of Coagula Art Journal, a publication which gained notoriety for its no-holds-barred critique of contemporary art andthe art world. To celebrate 20 years of publishing Coagula Art Journal, Gleason opened CoagulaCuratorial as a premier exhibition space of contemporary art. Located in the historic Chinatown districtof Downtown Los Angeles, Coagula Curatorial is the commercial gallery component of the Coagula empire, hosting a diverse group of exhibitions with an emphasis on emerging Los Angeles artists, as well as a regular program of established veterans. In a short two year tenure, the gallery has risen to prominence with solo shows by Karen Finley, Llyn Foulkes, Kim Dingle, Mark Dutcher, Tim Youd ,Gronk, Sheree Rose & Bob Flanagan, among others."
WHAT: Matjames Metson - A Better Home For A Quiet Wolf
|06 March, 2014 (11:02am) |
Birthday greetings today to former ToolBand writer/business manager KAT POPOVIC. Cheers, love, and... Cheers again from all your family and friends all over the globe! (Some who can be found on any given Tuesday evening at the pub).
|04 March, 2014 (08:33pm) |
Danny dialing in his custom built uber synth for tonight's show in Spokane. He will also be playing some drums.
No spoilers, but I had the privilege of seeing the first part of the show (instrumentals only) at the loft a couple of days ago, and I can say for certain that those in attendance are in for a real treat!
Check back for more photos as the tour evolves (and evolves is the key word).
Photo by Rynne Stump
|03 March, 2014 (08:15pm) |
I have just been informed that WITHIN THE HOUR a VERY LIMITED NUMBER of tickets for the SPOKANE TOOL SHOW will be made available.
|03 March, 2014 (11:42am) |
Visionary artist and friend ELI MORGAN of "THE CHAPEL OF SACRED MIRRORS" (COSM) has a new photography book project that he is involved with and which, though kickstarter, you can also help make it happen. Check out what you receive for your support.
|03 March, 2014 (11:25am) |
For all you Fleetwood Mac fans out there, artist HEATHER McMILLEN has a new FINE ART PRINT entitled "YOUNG STEVIE." This limited edition giclée print of 100 is SIGNED and NUMBERED by the artist, and is printed on archival watercolor paper. The viewable image is 6" x 8" and has a surrounding border of 1" to allow for easy framing in any 8" x 10" frame. Final paper size is 8" x 10". $35.00
|02 March, 2014 (01:23pm) |
The pride of Eugene, YOB, will be opening for Tool in Spokane, Portland and Eugene.
|01 March, 2014 (11:24am) |
Joining John, Chris, Jamie and Doug for the MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ (MARCH 3) at the world famous BAKED POTATO jazz club in STUDIO CITY will be JAVA BARRERA on skins, ED ROTH on keys, and MARCO RENTARIA on bass. Don't bring skins, but a guitar and umbrella perhaps and ask one of the guys about plugging in during the 2nd set. Or just have a couple of beers and listen and learn.
And don't forget that JOHN ZIEGLER will be performing with the WEBB ALLSTARS on SUNDAY, MARCH 2 at the 'tator.'
|01 March, 2014 (09:54am) |
In case you missed it on the TOOL FACEBOOK PAGE, friends "FAILURE" will be opening up for the band from RENO through to PHOENIX.
|01 March, 2014 (09:44am) |
Donate to our friend CHET ZAR's "I LIKE TO PAINT MONSTERS" documentary KICKSTARTER PROJECT PART 2.
|27 February, 2014 (10:46am) |
ADAM SCOTT MILLER VISUALS FOR "TELESMA" LOTUS CHAIN (PART 1 of 3)
|26 February, 2014 (10:32am) |
It was 20 years ago that the greatest stand-up comedian left this earthly plane.
|25 February, 2014 (10:36am) |
Check out the debut EP from INTERSTATE 3, featuring Angelo Palazzo, who many of you will remember as a member of "RAJAS" when they opened for Tool a while back.
|24 February, 2014 (11:07am) |
Special guest musicians for TONIGHT'S MONDAY NIGHT JAMMMZ (FEBRUARY 24) include the great JOEL TAYLOR on drums, BILLY STEINWAY on keys, and DOUG WEBB on sax. Bring an instrument... take on a stuffed spud... down a beer or two.... and ask about joining in during the second set.
But there's more!
On SUNDAY, MARCH 2, it's THE WEBB ALLSTARS, featuring DOUG WEBB, JOHN ZIEGLER (from Volto!), MITCH FORMAN, JIMMY EARL, and ANDY SANESI filling in for Danny (who has other stuff to do that night).
THE BAKED POTATO