Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Arts and Drafts will be held March 27-29 at the Brewerie at Union Station. Over 30 artists will have their works exhibited, a number of local bands will perform in the 3 day arts celebration, and you'll have the chance to enjoy excellent drafts from the Erie microbrewery. Admission is FREE. Hours are 12 noon to close each day. Schedule of bands. (via)




The PHMC approved two historical markers for Venango. They're...sigh...petro related. Anyone interested in working with me on getting some arts-related markers up. I'm starting with Hildegard Dolson.... I already have the cash donors lined up. Email me if you want to play along.



Veteran Status plays Brother Bean (2803 SR 257, Seneca, PA 16346
814-677-0232) this Saturday from 7-9 pm. No cover.



This preview or "teaser" episode of the all-new “Sleepy Hollow Theater” will include an interview with Sleepy Hollow Amusements' president, Bryan Hogue, who will talk a little about the haunted house business. Also touched on are some plans for the up coming Halloween season.If you live in Oil City this episode will air tonight @ 7 PM on channel 20 and then again on Saturday @ 9 PM.In Franklin, channel 6, tomorrow night @ 7 PM and then again on Saturday @ 9 PM.



Newmen plays Saturday Meadville's Artist Cup Cafe (231 Chestnut Street Meadville, PA 16335 814-337-8287) at 6 pm. Jesse Lavery plays the Artist Cup Cafe Friday at 6pm. No cover for each.



Port Authority workers preparing to remove a mural from a Downtown subway station discovered that the tiled painting installed 24 years ago is worth millions of dollars.

The authority commissioned artist Romare Bearden to paint the mural that was unveiled with the station's 1984 opening. The 60-foot by 13-foot mural was painted on 780 tiles that were mounted on the subway wall opposite the station's platform.
One tile accidentally was installed upside-down and not corrected, authority officials said. Bearden, one of the nation's premier black artists who lived in Pittsburgh in his youth.



Despite the national problems with real estate, Pittsburgh has good news with the grand opening of a new performing space, The Grey Box Theatre, Friday from 7 p.m. until midnight. It is located in the Blackbird Lofts & Artist Studios in the heart of Lawrenceville (3595 Butler St.).

For more information to this free event, call 412-586-7744 or e-mail GreyBoxTheatre@aol.com.



Tyler Ramsey, North Carolina-based guitarist for acclaimed indie-rockers Band of Horses, brings his fingerstyle picking to Pittsburgh's Club Cafe at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $10. Call 1-866-468-4301.



While I've been fairly vocal in my sadness in the folding of serveral of my favorite music magds recently, The Daily Tar Heel asks, when it comes to music criticism, if we've got blogs, why do we need magazines?

R.E.M.'s newest record, Accelerate, which hits shelves Tuesday, began streaming this week on Facebook's iLike application, weeks after songs and a video appeared on various Internet music blogs. So, in effect, everything one would need to know about the record was available about a month before the official release date and three weeks before any magazines would run a review.



Fray is now open for submissions for their second book! The theme is: Geek - Stories of People Taking Things Too Seriously.



Cloud Computing anyone? Adobe Photoshop Express is nopw available on the web. For free.



Free and Legal Downloads

Explosions in the Sky: March 21, 2008 San Francisco [mp3,ogg,flac]

Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs class, July, 1984. (July 4, 1984)

Ginsberg begins by reading from Burroughs's work, Burroughs arrives and discusses writing techniques, including the idea that "Life is a cut up." He also talks about why he became a writer, Laurie Anderson, rolling drunks, biological warfare, weapons and retreats. The class learns some exercises for observing details while walking down the street.

Frank Sinatra & Count Basie, June 9, 1964 It Might as Well Be Swing sessions (FLAC)

Nirvana April 17, 1190 at the Foufounes Electriques Montreal,Canada

1 comment:

Veteran Status said...

Michael,
Just wanted to say thanks for mentioning our Brother Bean show this Saturday. You are a stand up guy. I really enjoy reading your blog, keep up the good work. I hope to see you at the show.

Brian (Veteran Status)