Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Post-Katrina Portraits" and other work by Francesco di Santis

/the remarkably talented and fascinating artist Francesco di Santis created these portraits using oil pastels along with earthtone paints he created himself using different types of clay he mined from the ground. his work is unbelievable not only for his experimental, self-taught methods and media, but also for the social movements he has worked to give voice to. for one of his "portrait story projects", he traveled extensively in Appalachia working on "Voices for Appalachia", which documents the lives of those affected by the intensely destructive practices of the coal-mining industry in the region. he also traveled to new orleans to create his "Post-Katrina Portraits series, which he also made into a self-published coffee table book(slideshow below or view here). both series combine his portraits with the words of the subjects themselves. Please check out the work of this amazing young artist./


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Giant Dog at Trailer Space 5/19/10

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a giant dog performs at trailer space records, 5.19.10. photos by john hook.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

New Music: "Machine Control" by PARSOD

Austin DJ PARSOD has just released his new EP, Machine Control. Check out the spacey grooves on his myspace or download the tracks for free here.

AND come shake your butt when PARSOD performs at Cheer Up Charlie's with Hello Listener and Production Unit Xero Thursday 5/27!!


Monday, May 3, 2010

"Untitled" by Natalie Slyman

/digital photograph by natalie slyman from st. louis, mo./


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coffee Drawings by Nate Ulmer

/coffee-stained drawings and poems by nate ulmer/


Friday, April 23, 2010

"Untitled #3" by John Hook

/digital photography by john hook/


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rum Drum Ramblers coming to Austin

"Stop Calling Me Friend" by Rum Drum Ramblers, from Tradin' Dollars for Dimes

St. Louis' Rum Drum Ramblers are coming through Austin this week and opening for A Giant Dog. Listen to "Stop Calling Me Friend" and come out to the Hole in the Wall on Wednesday night!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Adam's Birthday with cards by Nate and Katy

/birthday cards by nate ulmer and katy ballard/
/mural by federico/
/photos by john hook/


Alexander McQueen Collage by Lindsey White

/magazine collage circa 2006 by lindsey white/

"alexander will be greatly missed, but hopefully his passing will remind artists to see the momentary gloom from a wider perspective" -lindsey


Friday, April 2, 2010

"Untitled #2" by John Hook

/digital photograph by john hook/


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eco Fashions by Lindsey White

/recycled designs by lindsey white at the austin eco fashion show/


"Locket" by Katy Ballard

i keep a pocket for recession
spare change and a few rocks
words passed from generations
injections of fun
relics of my past and future

inside my locket a peek
wouldn't you like that
a proud projector of ambiguity

tell me your thoughts
i'll tell you mine
caress me
cup my breasts
kiss me

just don't do that
what you just did

i'll take care of you
if you ask me to
but i'll always keep one hand in my pocket

/poem by katy ballard/


"Chicken Head" by Nate Ulmer

/magazine collage by nate ulmer/


Monday, March 22, 2010

New Music: "House EP" by A Giant Dog

East Austin's A Giant Dog have released their new House EP. Listen to the virtuoso garage rock of "Oh, Miserable Me" below, and check them out on their myspace or at one of their awesome live shows.

"Oh, Miserable Me" by A Giant Dog


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Untitled" by John Hook

/digital photograph by john hook/


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