It's going to be so fun. Juiceboxxx hasn't been back to STL since he got so wild that he broke stuff during his performance at the Lemp (but I didn't see him perform til months later when I went to SXSW 2008 and hung with him at a show he played with my friends in Extreme Animals...I blogged about it a while ago...to this day I get this one Juiceboxxx song stuck in my head ALL THE TIME) and JEFF the brotherhood I haven't seen since they played at Open Lot (which hasn't hosted music shows in a few years at least) but I went to RISD precollege with one of those two brothers (Jamin, everyone thought he was cute) and both acts put on a wild awesome energetic feed off the crowd type show and if you had any brainz you would NOT miss this show. There is something seriously for everyone, if you're not into one of the bands, you'll be into another of the three. I PROMISE. It's $12 (for 21+, $15 for under 21) doors are at 8 and show starts at 9. Local lovebirds Sleepy Kitty are slated to open the show, I hope they made a poster for this one because I WILL be buying it if so. I'M SO EXCITED.
I'm going to this show tonight with Tiffany, here are the details from the event posting:
On July 16th, The Luminary welcomes lo-fi power-pop band Cloud Nothings to the Elevator Music Series for their first St. Louis appearance. On standout album Attack on Memory, the band has expanded its sound from Dylan Baldi's basement to Steve Albini's crisp production and a full band vibe. 1,2,3 and VOLCANOES open the show.
Doors: 7:30 pm. Show: 8 pm
Tickets are $12 day of show and are available at the door. The Elevator Music Series is presented in part by 88.1 KDHX, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Local Harvest and The Royale.
Tonight Webster Film Series is showing a documentary on endurance performance artist Marina Abramovic. I know my friend Christine went to her show at MoMa a few years back and was in awe of it, and even though I didn't see it in person, I really enjoyed this blog called "Marina Abramovic made me cry" that compiled photographs of people crying at the exhibit and then how long it took them to tear up or how long they sat there (I don't remember which it was), if anyone I know feels like going, I'd consider going to see it, so I'll see if it's just for art people or if other kinds of people would enjoy it also. Info and Trailer below.
Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present
Matthew Aker, 2012, USA, 105 min.
Weekend, July 6, 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm, Monday, July 9 at 7:30 pm
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining performance art for nearly 40 years. Using her body as a medium, and pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits, Abramovic creates emotionally provocative work that transgresses boundaries and expands consciousness. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time. Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present is both an intimate portrait and an experiential encounter with an astonishingly magnetic, endlessly intriguing woman who draws no distinction between life and art.
The Fourth Annual Classic French Film Festival presented by TV5MONDECo-sponsored by Cinema St. Louis and The Webster University Film Series
Here's about a 10 minute long video where she is talking about her work and going through it in preparation of her 2010 MoMa show. I like how she is horrified, amused, and totally laughing at her old early work, which I think any creative professional can relate to. I also like that she says, "We're always so afraid of pain – and I am afraid of pain in my private life – but I am staging situations where I have to go through the painful moments and I can take the energy from the public to give me this, actually strengths, you actually very consciously start understanding what is the pain and how you actually can control it. If I cause pain to myself in order to free myself from the fear of pain, that means pain is okay."