Meanwood in their Tuesday night residency, @ the Dakota Tavern. I wasn’t able to catch their performance at NXNE, so I was glad to be able to make it down tonight. Many of the bands that grace the stage at the Dakota play country music that you can shake a tail feather to, and Meanwood was no exception. A little bit country, a little & a few really well chosen cover tunes.
Meanwood plays the Dakota one last time, next Tuesday June 25th around midnight.
I was really excited about this piece of performance art, being presented through the NXNE art programming. Australian art punks Sam & Fiona are traveling across the world, performing The Naked Me Show- a naked dance performance in public spaces.
After a TTC driver called shenanigans on their Saturday night streetcar performance (the TTC had failed to inform the driver about the art piece), the dancers called around the city- and the performance was held later that night @ Great Hall.
I was able to catch their performance at the Art Fair on Sunday- as I was there tabling my band drawings.
Trying to bring this performance to Bike Porn.
images from last night’s extremely avant garde show at the Tranzac club. one of the most exciting shows I have ever seen, with face-melting, mind-blowing performances from each of these artists.
it was a hard show to follow up, and the Silver Dollar was full- so I went to bed early to rest up. Going to be at the art fair in the Ryerson Quad from 12 on. Come say hi, and be sure the stick around for Naked Me’s guerilla art performance.
I was tabling in the Ryerson Quad as part of the first ever NXNE art fair, when I happened to spot these guys outside my booth. You guys look like a band, I remarked- and then I noted that their artist pass was emblazoned with the words We Are Scientists. Obviously I’ve heard of them before (as one of the festival’s headlining acts), but I’m not very familiar with them. I chatted with them about my project for a bit, and tried to get them to invite me to a show- but they were going to be playing a set @ 3 PM at Y&D Square. I had to be at my booth, and was unsure when I’d get the next chance to get to see them next.
Luckily, Brian (Music Vice main man) is good in a pinch- and covered for me, after suggesting that I jog over to Yonge & Dundas Square. I’m glad I could see them live. Scientist Bros! You guys fucking rock, and are super nice guys too!
Got some really great images of the bands last night from the Friday night Wavelength showcase @ NXNE. The multi-discplinary show took place at Creatures Creating Gallery 822 Dundas St W.
Last night’s work.
I would have liked to get more, but it was WAAAAY too crowded inside the Horseshoe Tavern. This always happens to me. The bands I get most excited to see are hardest to draw because it gets way too rammed in those tiny clubs to get close to the action (specially if you’re club hopping like I was). I may have walked out part way through the set in drunken rage (open bars as it turns out, are not condusive to me drawing).
I think tonight I’ll stay in one place. Planning to catch the Wavelength showcase at Creatures Creating gallery. Should be awesome, and less packed.
Not strictly a band, but here is an image I made of Johannes Zits performance piece Looking for Guides to an Alternative today. Since Monday, Johannes has been at Bay & King (in the heart of the Toronto financial district), performing his piece where he is slowly shredding a suit that he is wearing- and weaving it back into cloth again. It has been a really interesting and subversive project, and it’s been really fun to be able to watch people react to it.
The project will run for 2 more days- once more at Bay & King (outside the CIBC building if the weather is good, or downstairs in the food court if it rains), and on Saturday Johannes will be performing the piece at the art fair in the Ryerson Quad.