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bike porn 4 is BIKE SMUT 8

April 9, 2015

Greetings from Toronto is excited to present our flagship art show Bike Porn, in its 4th year running. The show started as an art party in a friend’s bike shop, and as the years have gone on we’ve hosted and collaborated with some interesting artists including the Naked Me Show, Boy Pussy, #BikeRackTO and Sook Yin Lee & Adam Litovitz’s band JOOJ.

This year rather than hosting our own fete, we decided it would be twice the fun to co-host Bike Smut 8 when it rolls into Toronto for a screening of their DIY erotic bicycle films, created by cyclists for cyclists. The event will take place at Soybomb HQ (156 Bathurst). Doors at 8, Films start at 9, Live Music by Mineta at 11. Greetings from Toronto Collective will be hanging an art show on the walls of the venue for one night only, and all pieces will be for sale. Cover will be $10-$15 sliding scale, but no one will be turned away at the doors for lack of funds.

You can join the event here.

Poster art by Natascha Malta

bike smut 8 poster

#Iwanttodrawyourband does SappyFest

April 1, 2015

Last August Ehab and I took a road trip out to New Brunswick for SappyFest 9. It was an exciting trip to make after listening to Ehab rave about the festival for about a year. For those of you that know, music festivals are Ehab’s #1 travel priority- and he’s traveled all over North America to go to various shows. (We actually met at Yamantaka Sonic Titan Show, although the last ALL CAPS fest was where- at least in my mind, we really solidified our friendship). Ehab’s seen so many shows he makes me look like a slacker, and yet SappyFest in little Sackville, NB seems to be the festival that comes up the most.

If I was unconvinced before leaving on our trip, I certainly came back from my first SappyFest a convert. Everything about the trip seemed idyllic. Even the drive through the foothills of Quebec seemed a treat. We rolled the the windows down, played album after album of folk music, and let the relaxing pace of vacation wash over us.

Sackville is a pretty small place, with the university accounting for much of the town. When SappyFest rolls into town, the population doubles- creating a second festival city of music fans. Since the majority of them come from out of town, it’s safe to say that the festival attracts some pretty dedicated music fans. It certainly wasn’t rare to find a fellow Torontonian in the crowd. But very unlike Toronto (or any other city existing in real rather than festival time), the crowd was very warm and people were eager to make friends even just walking down the street. And with our live music drawing routine, people seemed especially keen to meet us- including many of the bands. One of my favourite moments from the fest was getting asked to show our drawings to Aaron & Leigh from Cousins on the last night of the fest, while The Constantines played the last set on the main stage.

Ehab and I have been talking a lot about our excitement about going back for SappyFest 10 this year- and maybe even tabling some of our band drawings. Last year the fest was running in a slightly leaner form, but the big 10 will see the fest returning to a larger format to celebrate the anniversary. Tickets went on sale last week, and yesterday the festival announced their first round of line-up picks- including PUP, Doldrums, Angel Olson, Speedy Ortiz, & Frog Eyes.

Check out these drawings from last year, including some drawings of Les Breastfeeders & Muscadettes (we stopped in La Belle Province along the way for a show at Quebec City’s Le Cercle). We’ll be counting down the days til July 31.

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Muscadettes EHAB

Muscadettes EHAB

Muscadettes TASCHA

Muscadettes TASCHA

Les Breastfeeders TASCHA

Les Breastfeeders TASCHA

Les Breastfeeders EHAB

Les Breastfeeders EHAB

XXX CLVR EHAB

XXX CLVR EHAB

wet denim TASCHA

wet denim TASCHA

Weather Station TASCHA

Weather Station TASCHA

Weather Station EHAB

Weather Station EHAB

Rae Spoon TASCHA

Rae Spoon TASCHA

Rae Spoon EHAB

Rae Spoon EHAB

PS I LOVE YOU collab

PS I LOVE YOU collab

Olympic Symphonium TASCHA

Olympic Symphonium TASCHA

Olympic Symphonium EHAB

Olympic Symphonium EHAB

Motherhood TASCHA

Motherhood TASCHA

Motherhood EHAB

Motherhood EHAB

Moon collab

Moon collab

COUSINS collab

COUSINS collab

Basia Bulat TASCHA

Basia Bulat TASCHA

Basia Bulat EHAB

Basia Bulat EHAB

#Iwanttodrawyourband does Wavelength Fest WL15 – Night 1 – Art Bergmann15

March 27, 2015

Here are some drawings Ehab & I got from Wavelength Fest 15. This year’s fest took place Feb 13-15 at various venues across Toronto, and marked the 15th year anniversary of the music series and community.

The next Wavelength event is TONIGHT @ Ratio (283 College St) and features performances by BRIAN BORCHERDT, SEAN PAUL, SLIME, + TOBLERONE BOYS.

WL15 - Night 3 - Mozart's Sister

MOZART’S SISTER ehab

WL15 - Night 1 - Art Bergmann

ART BERGMANN ehab

WL15 - Night 1 - Delta Will

DELTA WILL ehab

WL15 - Night 1 - Hervana

HERVANA ehab

WL15 - Night 1 - Most People

MOST PEOPLE ehab

WL15 FRESH SNOW COLLAB

FRESH SNOW collab

MOST PEOPLE tascha

MOST PEOPLE tascha

THE ACORN tascha

THE ACORN tascha

LOWELL tascha

LOWELL tascha

LAST EX

LAST EX

DEL BEL tascha

DEL BEL tascha

WL15 - Night 2 - Lowell

LOWELL ehab


WL15 - Night 3 - Cellphone (right)

CELLPHONE (right) ehab

WL15 - Night 2 - Del Bel

DEL BEL ehab

WL15 - Night 2 - The AcornTHE ACORN ehab

#Iwanttodrawyourband does Feast in the East 46

March 14, 2015

here are some drawings Ehab got from the most recent Feast in the East, which took place on March 7 at the Jam Factory. the line up included performances from HSY + Shrines + Retired (pictured) as well as We’re Not Who We Are.

HSY

HSY

Shrines

Shrines

Retired

Retired

#Iwanttodrawyourband does feast in the east #45 EONS, Jooj, Alex Lukasevsky, Matthew “Doc” Dunn

February 9, 2015

feast in the east #45 as seen in drawings.

featuring EONS, Jooj, Alex Lukasevsky, Matthew “Doc” Dunn

live drawings by Ehab & Tascha

3rd eye ART JAM @ smiling buddha bar

February 7, 2015

greetings from toronto art presents;
a psychedelic art jam and social for artistic types at the Smiling Buddha.
join us for an afternoon of good company, painting and alcoholic libation.

**entry is PWYC (suggested $5), and includes some materials- acrylic paints, brushes, magazines, stencils, rubber cement, & props.
**CANVAS will be provided at an additional cost if necessary, but artists are encouraged to bring their own materials to work with if they like.

the jam goes down on Sat feb 14 from 1-5 PM.

XO~ the greetings gang

poster by Natascha

poster by Natascha

Petra Glynt @ Wavelength Pop Up Gallery opening

January 29, 2015

Petra Glynt as seen at the opening of the Wavelength Pop Up gallery on Jan 22. The Pop Up Gallery is themed Wavelength Past, Present, & Future- and features a show of the same name, as well as a series of free talks, and a whole slew of shows between now and WL15.

As well as playing the opening party, Alexandra MacKenzie (Petra Glynt) teams up with Derek Ma to present a series of miniatures based on Wavelength venues. The Pop Up Gallery runs through to Feb 15. Check the full schedule here.

drawing with ballpoint pens, pencil, sharpie markers, and sparkly nail polish

petraglynt wavelength pop up gallery

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