Archive: February, 2013
The reasoning behind the ink is always a question that comes to mind when hearing the word "tattoo". This past weekend at the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention 2013, attendees showed off their freshest ink and a few of them even opened up about the stories behind their favorite pieces and the countless hours and dollars that went into their artworks.
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The most magical day of the year is coming up, and no, I’m not talking about Valentine’s day. Philly's fourth annual Dre Day has finally arrived!
In order to celebrate properly, DJs Excel, Bo Bliz, and Ed Blammo are throwing a Dre Day party at Tattooed Mom on Saturday, February 16th. The party, which starts at 10 pm, is presented by Colt 45, Corsa and The Decades.
Tacita Dean is a world-renowned visual artist/analog film activist who’s coming to Philadelphia to debut an extraordinary new work at Arcadia University Art Gallery. Tomorrow night, join her as she unveils this long awaited piece.
From February 7 through April 21, Arcadia University Art Gallery will be showing Dean’s film. The piece was shot in ever-rarer looped 35 mm anamorphic film in the deserts of Utah and Southern California. The film portrays the passage of time, the connection between the desert and the dystopian writings of British author J.G. Ballard, and even the slow death of film in the digital age, which is a topic that Dean is quite passionate about.
The exhibition will commence at 6:30 PM, and a reception in the gallery at 7:30 PM. Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made here.
On Friday, February 15th, make way for one of the most coveted events for fine art enthusiasts in the city. With over 500 artist donations to view, InLiquid’s annual art auction is an event you won’t want to pass up. However, before you start bidding at the InLiquid Benefit, they’re giving you a sneak peak at what you’ll be seeing at the event.
On February 1st, InLiquid launched their new interactive auction section where art admirers can browse the website and keep a running list of all of the pieces that they would like to place bids on during the InLiquid Benefit.
The three hour event will be taking place in the vast Ice Box Space at the Crane Arts Building from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. You can purchase tickets and RSVP here, or call 215-235-3405.
Don't miss out on some fantastic shows coming up this week including Cheers Elephant, Laser Background and more!
Wednesday, February 6: Cheers Elephant at Johnny Brenda’s
Philly’s Cheers Elephant craft big, friendly rockers that draw from all your fave 60’s bands: The Beatles, The Kinks, The Byrds, and more. The band’s 2012 LP, Like Wind Blows Fire, found them at the fore of the local pop scene, with an “Album of the Week” nod from XPN, a featured track on Hype Machine, and opening spots for Mayer Hawthorne and Rubblebucket. Live, the band explodes with energy and passion, from front man Derek Krzywicki’s smooth vocals and excellent falsetto, to drummer Robert Kingsly’s Animal-esque drumming (yes, we just compared him to a Muppet.) Did we mention the record is available as a free DL via Bandcamp? This is one you’ll wanna hit repeat on.
After you finish up with First Friday festivities tomorrow, make your way over to Ortleib’s Lounge to hear Edison premiere two brand new songs.
Not only does the local band, Edison, have some new tunes for you to listen to, they’ve also got a fresh new bassist to show off. The band consists of 5 equally talented musicians: Alexander Savoth, Michael James Murray, Gusten Rudolph, Bobby Tre Brumbaugh and Alison Rigz.
Before you go, you’re going to want to hear a little preview. Check out their album Living Room, and enjoy their ambient rock vibes.