RIPPED: Expressions from the Underground, explores the art and influence of punk rock on design and culture. Curated by Cesar Padilla, artist, musician, collector, punk rock enthusiast, and co-owner of CHERRY (one of the best vintage stores in NYC). What started off as a book has expanded into an exhibition opening this week at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles. RIPPED includes 150 band T-shirts, photographs, posters, and related ephemera from the punk, post-punk and indie rock eras. Should be good …
The Teeers are a rock band from France. I’m not sure how old the members are, but I think it is safe to say they are doing big things for their age. The Teeers have already recorded in the studio, and played live concerts in galleries and other venues throughout Paris. Coolest of all, they recently collaborated with artist Nathan Carter (the subject of a post last week) for a concert that happened in December 2010 called “The Thunder and Lightning Rock Music Concert,” billed as “an atmospheric explosion of electricity channeling the spirit of Jimi Hendrix +The Teen Idols et alia through 4 musical groups of dwarf rockers who will bombard the city via Carter’s AIRWAVE AUDIO ABERRATION ABSTRATOR.” Pretty rad stuff.
Join Cathy Rosamond for a special workshop to create small sculptures using electric wires. The workshop will start off with a tour in the galleries of the Museum of Art and Design where participants will look at art for inspirational for their own sculptures. Then Cathy will assist you to turn your idea and sketch into your very own sculpture. No experience necessary! Tools and wires of various colors and thickness will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring any electronic items (broken radios, tape recorders, etc.) that they would like to re-purpose and incorporate in their artwork.
Cost: There is a $10 program fee per individual that includes museum admission and all materials
Where: 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY. 10019. (212) 299-7777
Pop bands fronted by kids are nothing new. The Jackson 5 and the Osmond Family dominated the 60s and 70s, New Edition captured the hearts of girls in the 80s, New Kids on the Block rocked my world in the 90s (embarrassingly enough), and we have Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus today. But if you want to listen to and watch a band that might not make you cringe ten years from now, check out Tiny Masters of Today. This Brooklyn group formed in 2006 when siblings Ivan (then 12) and Ada (then 10), and their friend Jackson decided to play music together. They recorded at home, put their songs online on a MySpace page, and the rest is history. They play indie punk rock, and they are pretty good at it.
If you like their stuff, you might also want to check out the Muldoons who recorded with Jack White, and Smoosh.