Saturday, September 18, 2010 THIS SUNDAY SEPT 19 in UNION SQUARE

Biblical in origin, the sukkah is an ephemeral, elemental shelter, erected for one week each fall, in which it is customary to share meals, entertain, sleep, and rejoice.

Ostensibly the sukkah's religious function is to commemorate the temporary structures that the Israelites dwelled in during their exodus from Egypt, but it is also about universal ideas of transience and permanence as expressed in architecture. The sukkah is a means of ceremonially practicing homelessness, while at the same time remaining deeply rooted. It calls on us to acknowledge the changing of the seasons, to reconnect with an agricultural past, and to take a moment to dwell on--and dwell in--impermanence.

Historically, the sukkah's permanent recurrence is not as a monument, archetype, or typology, but as a set of precise parameters. The basic constraints seem simple: the structure must be temporary, have at least two and a half walls, be big enough to contain a table, and have a roof made of shade-providing organic materials through which one can see the stars. Yet a deep dialogue of historical texts intricately refines and interprets these constraints--arguing, for example, for a 27 x 27 x 38-inch minimum volume; for a maximum height of 30 feet; for walls that cannot sway more than one handbreadth; for a mineral and botanical menagerie of construction materials; and even, in one famous instance, whether it is kosher to adaptively reuse a recently deceased elephant as a wall. (It is.) The paradoxical effect of these constraints is to produce a building that is at once new and old, timely and timeless, mobile and stable, open and enclosed, homey and uncanny, comfortable and critical.

'Sukkah City' is an international design competition to re-imagine this ancient phenomenon, develop new methods of material practice and parametric design, and propose radical possibilities for traditional design constraints in a contemporary urban site. Twelve finalists were selected by a panel of celebrated architects, designers, and critics to be constructed in a visionary village in Union Square Park from September 19-20, 2010.

One structure will be chosen by New Yorkers to stand and delight throughout the week-long festival of Sukkot as the People's Choice Sukkah of New York City. The process and results of the competition, along with construction documentation and critical essays, will be published in the forthcoming book "Sukkah City: Radically Temporary Architecture for the Next Three Thousand Years."

Selected entries will also be displayed in an exhibit at the Center for Architecture in New York City during September 2010.

Next year, Sukkah City will expand from New York City to cities all around the world. If your community would like to be part of Sukkah City 2011, please contact us at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Chelsea Beat and Free Booze Review: OPENINGS AND GOINGS ON AROUND CHELSEA Thursday Sep...

The Chelsea Beat and Free Booze Review: OPENINGS AND GOINGS ON AROUND CHELSEA Thursday Sep...: "Openings in Chelsea Thursday 9/9/10 Santiago Sierra opens at Team, 83 Grand St, btw Greene and Wooster, 6-8pm Ed Welsh Signs at Ricco/Mares..."

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friends from Albany Bringing the Goodness to NYC - Go see the show!

Convergence NYC Art Benefit to Help Operation Homefront –Aug. 27-29 NYC Artists Benefit Supports Military Service Members

New York City, NY-Artist from across the world converge in NYC to present an epic exhibition benefitting families who have lost loved ones due to the Afghan and Iraq wars. CONVERGENCE NYC will be presenting art to the public, Aug. 27th –29th , at the Historic 69th Fighting Regiment’s Armory located at 68 Lexington Ave & 25th St. During these three days the public is invited to enjoy art and live music, while getting the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the over 70 participating artists. Fifty percent of all sales will be donated to the NY/NJ chapter of Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront provides emergency, financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. With over 70 Artist and Performers, CONVERGENCE NYC is going to be an exhibition of grand artistic proportions.

Venue History: The 1913 Armory Show The downtown 25th St. and Lexington Ave. Armory was the site of the historic 1913 “Armory Show” in which Picasso, Duchamp, Matisse, and many other world renowned visionary artists’ premiered their ground-breaking works, which changed art history forever. CONVERGENCE NYC draws inspiration from the rawness of this historic event and blends it with today’s edgy aesthetic. Urban art lovers, young professionals, contemporary art collectors, and emerging artist are all invited. CONVERGENCE NYC builds on the notion that as we unite as an entity, ideas are created and history will be made.

Artist include: Marta Alexandra Abbott, Scott Micheal Ackerman, Meech Art, The Phantom Street Artist, Of B&AB, Brian Balderston, Sam Bassett, Al Benkin, Jennie Booth, Tracy Von Becker, Annika Connor, Just Seeds Collection, Alex Contompasis, Samson Contompasis, Victor W. Cox, Deacon Czar, Jack Davietshin, Lauren Jean Domsky, DumbWon, Georgia Dormeus, Gregory Dunn II, Jacqueline VanDusen & Gabriel Escobar, Mike Ferrari, Jonathan Fritz, Gabby, GAIA, Austin Gamsjager, Kristin Gambell, Eleanor Gilpatrick, Ben Godward, Chucky Grimm, Lauren Hoffen, John C. Kuchera, Kaliptus, Brian Leo, Chealsea Greene Lewta, Miller Lopez, Christina Mannino, Seth Mathurin, Josh Matson, Liz Medina, Laura Meyers, Greyegg McKenna, Erica Morgan, Luis Monteagudo, PAPERGIRL PROJECT NY, Courtney Novak, Dwell & Oneunit, Nicholas Papadakis, Joseph Puma, Danny Quirk, RAD!CAL, Lance Rautzhan, Chris Reynolds, B. Scribles, Miss Chloe & Mister Sebastien, CAKE & Patrick Seeley, Rob Servo, Jason Shelowitz, Anslem Skogstad, Corrina Snider, The Free Art Society, Mani the Uncanny, Meghan VanAlstine, Mathew VanAlstine, Ron & Valerie Vanone, Hans Wolf… More to be announced at the show.


SATURDAY: Egemen Sanli, Homespun Vector, Mr. Pants and the Adventure Soundtrack, Match Party, Forbidden Fruit, DJ DWELL & DJ LOS,

Individuals, families, groups, and corporations interested in more information about the event may contact Tamara Gabbard @ (704) 787-3888 or go to the web site . For more info about Operation Homefront go to or contact via email at

Monday, August 2, 2010

ETG Presents: The Internet August 12th

July 24, 2010
Contact: Shannon Sindelar at 212-420-1916 or
Formerly a project of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, the Incubator Arts Project supports
independent, experimental performing artists through a series of programs aimed at offering
production opportunities and guidance with long-term growth and artistic sustainability. (More info
at the end of this announcement.)
Ticketing info: General $18/Student $14
Purchase in advance at or by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101.
Cash only at the door.
Incubator Arts Project (inside St. Mark’s Church) • 131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave.)
L to First or Third Ave; R, W to Broadway/8th St.; 6 to Astor Place; N,Q, 4, 5 to Union Sq.
Everywhere Theatre Group
The Internet
August 12—21
Wednesday—Sunday at 8p.m.
Additional 10p.m. Saturday performances 8/14 and 8/21.
Everywhere Theatre Group attempts to stage the World Wide Web in The Internet. Fusing dance,
movement, video, music, original and found texts, ETG examines what lies beneath the cool,
sleek surface of the information super highway. By asking what propels people into the shadowy
underworld of the Web, where one desires to objectify bodies and see people fail, ETG aims to
find the root of human connection at its newest form.
Everywhere Theatre Group is Leah Winkler, Chase Voorhees, Teddy Nicholas and Lindsay
Mack. Since 2008, they have produced plays at Dixon Place (Untitled- A Play), The Ontological-
Hysteric Incubator (Sintesi Dogpile Show, A Pale Horse, Death and Hell Followed With…),
Wings Theater (Big Girls Club), The Brick Theater (Happy Dance Dance Princess Show!), HERE
Arts Center (The Formula Play) and Bar on A (Way of the Word in collaboration with Republic
Worldwide). They were 2008/2009 Resident Artists with the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator
Short Form Series for the development of A Pale Horse, Death & Hell Followed With (A Lifetime
Original Series), which received its world premiere in December 2009.
About Incubator Arts Project
The Incubator Arts Project supports independent, experimental performing artists through a
series of programs aimed at offering production opportunities and guidance with long-term growth
and artistic sustainability. Its programs primarily support world premieres of original work and also
include a concert series, work in progress opportunities and artist salons and roundtables.
The Incubator Arts Project grew out of the Incubator, a project of the Ontological-Hysteric
Theater. In 2010, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater announced that it would leave its permanent
home, St. Mark’s Church, and that the Incubator would take over the space and operate year-
Beginning in 1993, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, in addition to its primary support of the
work of Richard Foreman, opened its doors to emerging, independent artists. Since 1993
the emerging artists program at the Ontological took many forms, including the Obie-winning
Blueprint Series for emerging directors. In 2005, the OHT reorganized the programs under the
name INCUBATOR, creating a series of linked programs to provide young theater artists with
resources and support to develop process-oriented, original theatrical productions. By 2010, the
program had quadrupled in size, involving a range of artists and increased support. The programs
included the centerpiece Residency program for premieres, two annual music festivals, a regular
concert series, a serial work-in-progress program called Short Form, and roundtables and salons
aimed at keeping Incubator artists involved year-round. In May, 2010, the Incubator received an
OBIE grant.

Monday, July 19, 2010

PaperGirl New York! Albany / NYC accepting submissions...

Artists (of all kind!) decided to take their art to the streets in a style which imitates paperboys.
PaperGirl distributes art to strangers on the street after the art is shown in a gallery. Last year was incredibly successful, and this year PaperGirl-Albany is combining forces with New York City to present to you PaperGirl-New York State!

PaperGirl in a nutshell:
This is a street art action! Anyone can submit art work, and anyone can be involved in the production process....
Open: All content is public.
Send your artwork to:
PaperGirl at The MarketPlace Gallery 40 Broadway, Suite #23 Albany, NY 12202 or Contact Samson at the Marketplace Gallery at or for more information. DEADLINE IS AUGUST 1st !!!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

GUEST BLOGGER: Avery Billingsworth III from The Chelsea Beat and Free Booze Review:

Beyond Models of Consensus @ EYEBEAM June 10, 2010

Last night June 10, Upgrade! NY and Not An Alternative, united forces to present their newest innovative exhibition and panel discussion atEyebeam’s behemoth show space at 540 West 21s. Re:Group: Beyond Models of Consensus, is an exhibition, which examines models of participation and participation as a model in art and activism. So here’s what’s going down- The show is ultimately about work that subverts existing systems or envisions new alternatives to the ways in which individuals can take part, or choose not to take part, in social and cultural life. What you wouldn’t expect is the subtle sense of humor that pervades the entire show. White Glove Tracking is an interactive computer based piece by Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth, which requires audience participation to isolate Michael Jackson’s infamous bejeweled glove, which has been edited to appear ridiculously enlarged on his hand as he twirls and moon walks through a looping clip from a performance of Billy Jean. There are six monitors with various visual interpretations of the data that is being collected but it was undetermined if these were pre recorded or responding directly to audience interaction. Wildly entertaining though, if even if you are left wondering what just happened as you chuckle to yourself and walk away. Just across the room in what looks like a post apocalyptic plywood Winnebago, Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Carmen Montoya have created Ghana Think Tank. Here is a unique idea that is simple enough that you could have thought of it yourself but you didn’t. Lets take some big thinkers and regular folks and build think tanks in third world foreign countries like Ghana, Cuba, Serbia and El Salvador to brainstorm potential solutions to first world problems in countries like the United States. That makes sense right? As you enter into the space you cant help but wonder if you should be offended or if this is a joke but sure enough there are monitors haphazardly drilled into the walls inside with videos of the third world think tanks in progress, mostly complaining about the people of the united states but often stumbling upon a few pretty good ideas for us to seriously consider. It’s worth taking the time to watch all the videos and I recommend striking up a debate about the whole purpose of this project with any passer bye. Everyone I spoke with seemed to be eager to throw their two cents in. In addition to the many other projects by some of the most talented tech based artists in the craft, the Bring Back the WPA project by Christopher Robbins, who is believes that if the government wont help us then it is up to us to do for ourselves, is an other idea to take seriously. Although the show is not entirely cohesive and you can tell that perhaps there were too many curators in the kitchen I plan on going back this week to get a little more familiar with the pieces and attend some of the associated events that follow up the show throughout the next month;

Friday, June 11 – 10am to 12pm Breakfast with the Artists.

Wednesday, June 23 through June 25 – Collaborative Futures Book Spirit, organized by Mushon Zer-Aviv and Michael Mandiberg (Eyebeam)

Wednesday, June 30 - 3pm Expedition & Interactive Performance with The Institute for Really Small Things

Wednesday, July 7 – 6 to 9pm Action Research Workshop with Christopher Robbins, WPA 2010

Participating Artists:
Giana González
- Hacking Couture
John Hawke – Orange Work
- Mandatory Minimum–We Have Moved
The Institute for Infinitely Small Things
- Corporate Commands
Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima
- Ten Thousand Cents
Steve Lambert and Packard Jennings
- Wish You Were Here! Postcards from our awesome future
MakerBot Industries
- MakerBot
Christopher Robbins
- Work Projects Administration 2010
Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Carmen Montoya
- Ghana Think Tank
Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth
- White Glove Tracking
- Crisis Map of Haiti
- [V]ote-Auction
The Yes Men
YoHa (Harwood,
Yokokoji) - Social Telephony Files

Recommendation Level: HIGH


Crane Lake Cabernet Sauvignon in a plastic cup

Crane Lake Pino Grigio in a plastic cup

Yuengling Traditional Lager 12 oz Bottle

Monday, May 3, 2010

HOW Journal SPRINGY, SPRING, SPRING event: 4.6.2010

Click the link for this awesome HOW event, if it's hard to see here!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Affordable Art Fair NYC May 6-9, 2010

AAF NYC is the place to discover and buy works of art from today's hottest young talent and well-known names, with all works priced from just $100 up to $10,000. AAF is for everyone, including the art savvy collector and the first time buyer. So come find something you love from the international array of over 70 established and emerging galleries!
This May, AAF NYC will feature amazing programming including an I ♥ Brooklyn party, children's programs, Foto Focus walking tours, sculpture, print making classes and more. Mark your calendar and come to AAF NYC 2010!

BUY your tickets to AAF, Private Preview Partyand I Brooklyn Party ONLINE NOW!!! (click the links on the AAF site and you can pre-order on the spot!)

Check out AAF website for all the information you need and to purchase tickets!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Methods Clothing Online Magazine for New Line Launch

A really great friend of REPUBLIC Worldwide designs some shirts for Methods Clothing and Marissa Forbes was able to write a fun fictional article for their new "Fresh Cuts" T-shirt for their new promotional online magazine “2010 The Year We Make Contact”

Once you get to the Methods' website, click the magazine cover to read the hilarious articles and scope out some really killer gear.

Check out Methods' older lines too!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

May Day MS Fundraiser

***MAY DAY MS***

Mark the end of an uncomfortable and especially cold winter while springing into action and raising funds and awareness for a great cause.

***MAY DAY MS***

* $10 at the door - 100% of which will be donated to the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Lynne W. Starkweather

* Happy Hour Prices from 8-10pm

* DJ's Ill Omen and Kjell spinning beats from 10-2

* $5 and $10 Raffle Bracelets will be sold. -100% of which will be donated to the MS Society

Raffle Prizes Include:

* Gift certificates to local to New York City area restaurants

* $100 gift certificate to Rocket Betty Designs

* Professional Make Up and Photo Session

* Designer Hand Bag from SCARPA

* 2 Personal Training Sessions with Tracy Helsing

* Personal Cooking Lesson with Renowned New York City Chef Alex Sorenson

* 3 Days-2 Nights Beach Front Condo in Key West Florida

and much much more.....

***MAY DAY MS***

*Join The Fight For A Cure For MS* Join The Movement!*

Start Time:
Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 2:00am
500 W 43th Street (10th Avenue)
New York, NY

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Republic Worldwide: Open Call To Artists

Republic Worldwide 2010 Open Call for Artists
Deadline: June 8th 2010

Republic WorldWide is accepting submissions for our upcoming exhibition season.

We are currently accepting work in the following media:

Installation, Video, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Conceptual Projects, New Media, Sound and Photography

Thematically we are looking for work in the following subjects:

Space /Astronomy/ UFO’s (all media)

Skin / Flesh (photo realism)

American Folklore (all media)

Scars/Wounds (all media)

Philip Guston (painting, sculpture, flat work installation)

Computer Science /Technology (all media)

Public Works (all media)

Skateboard Design (Industrial Design)


To submit and receive more information about a particular category or to find out more about Republic Worldwide in New York or Los Angeles please send an e-mail to

It is important to include a link to your website or three images of your work along with a brief letter of introduction.

Please allow up to three weeks for response to all submissions.

Visit us online at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Feministing Presents: NYC Click Book Party!

Feministing Presents: NYC Click Book Party!

Next Wednesday, we'll be celebrating the exciting launch of CLICK: Moments When We Knew We Were Feminists edited by our very own Courtney E. Martin and good pal, J. Courtney Sullivan.

The anthology features essays from tons of awesome feminist voices who "tackle the questions of what makes a feminist, what it means to be one, and how that identity shifts and grows over time--and they emerge with an honest picture of the role of feminism in the lives of young women today." We're super excited and proud of Courtney for making this book happen.

So come hang with us, check out the book, and tell us your own "click" moment. (And enjoy the outdoor garden and awesome beats at this joint we love oh-so-much!) RSVP to our Facebook event here.

Wednesday, April 28th - 6pm to 9pm
No Malice Palace
197 E. 3rd Street b/w Aves A and B
New York, NY

Happy Hour until 8 p.m. - $5 Beer and Wine - (Extremely Large) $6 Well Drinks

Visit for more info about this event or any others.

Team Brooklyn Ford Fiesta throwing a Concert!

Team Brooklyn is throwing a concert at Webster Hall with some of our favorite artists!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Featuring Mike Del Rio with Sophie Dupin and Charlie Tippie.

Stop by from 5pm-7pm for sick drink specials and get crunk to the music!

PLEASE RSVP at this link to get on the list!:

Pratt + BKLYN Represent! ♥

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Festival Miden Call for entries 2010

Festival Miden

Call for entries 2010

Deadline extension: April 30, 2010

Video Art Festival Miden invites all video artists and video creators to participate in this year’s events, which will take place, like the past five years, in public spaces at the Historic Centre of the city of Kalamata, Greece, in July 2010.

The festival call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background.

The proposed video can be of any genre (video art, experimental video, animation, short movie etc.). Duration under 10 min.

There is no entry fee.

New deadline: April 30, 2010 (post stamped)

In its 6th realization, along with the main program, Festival Miden wishes to present the following additional special showcases:

- a special theme program entitled “ Sound & vision, music & video

- a special theme program entitled “ Land/e/scape

- a special theme program entitled “Money

- also, this year a special theme program entitled “Supernatural” will be curated by guest curator Maria Bourika, based in UK.

Please forward this information to any artist whose work fits into these areas.

More info and detailed entry regulations at




Butt Johnson, Various Video Game Controllers, Maps, and a Robotic Accessory, 2007, ballpoint pen

on paper, 19 X 15 inches

BOOTH 1C-04 APRIL 23 - 26, 2010

Please join us at this year's Art Brussels

Tomory Dodge, Umbriel, 2009, oil on canvas, 11 3/4 X 10 inches

Angela Dufresne, Houseboat for Gus Van Sant, 2008, oil on canvas, 48 X 60 inches

Frances Stark, Look at the parts (Dickinson vs. Whitman with Magritte), 2009, collage on rice

paper, 55 1/8 X 30 1/2 inches

check out: for more information and pictures!

From Friday 23 April till Monday26 April 2010
Preview & Vernissage 22 April (by invitation only)

Opening hours
Preview 22 April: 12 – 4 pm (by invitation only)
Vernissage 22 April: 4 pm – 10 pm (by invitation only)
23 - 26 April: 12 am till 7 pm

Brussels Expo - Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels
Click here for accessibility to Brussels Expo
Click here for map of Brussels' subway

Way of the Word: Poems to Plays Encore Performances

REPUBLIC Worldwide-in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group-presents Way of the Word: Poems to Play Encore Performance

On April 12th, 2010, friends, family, and fans of theater along with new and repeat guests from the first Way of the Word: Poems to Plays packed Bar on A to see the encore performances of Pages from a Course in General Linguistics (by Lonely Christopher, directed by Teddy Nicholas), Scrabble or Nietzsche (by Marissa Forbes, directed by Chase Voorhees), and Big Talk (by Katie Przybylski, directed by Leah Winkler).

It was an honor working with Everywhere Theatre Group and I would like to not only thank the directors/founders of ETG but also T. Ramon Campbell, Tricia Cramer, and Kristopher W. Imperati, Dan Whalen, Mary Hynes, David Weinheimer, Nikki Dillon, Rachel Pearl, and Gary Ferrer for transforming the poems into exceptional works theater.

A special thanks to Bar on A for opening up their great space to us and allowing REPUBLIC and ETG the freedom to transform the space into a wonderful place to perform and bring people together to share their love of words.

Pages from a Course in General Linguistics

Teddy Nicholas of ETG

Scrabble (or Nietzsche)

Big Talk

REPUBLIC thanks Everywhere Theatre Group

So often the word is not considered a form of visual art, rather a limited form of emotional expression. The word, in any manifestation, crosses numerous mediums and passions; not only can writing transform one’s thoughts on any subject but it can transcend concepts of life itself. REPUBLIC Worldwide generated the “Way of the Word” program to represent the energy of words in many forms. Poetry was a fitting place to begin but REPUBLIC Worldwide possesses the goal to continue to adapt, revolutionize and spread the love of all embodiments of the word, thus the birth of “Poems to Plays.” Marissa Forbes wanted to expose the accessibility of poetry by adapting three original poems from the event anthology into three one-act plays and the featured poets, Lonely Christopher and Katie Przybylski, were excited for the chance to join Forbes in morphing their poetry into visual enactments. The main concept for “Way of the Word” is that words can take any direction and make any connection, so each poem-to-play speaks to the relationship between influential linguists, philosophers, and poets to our modern day appreciation of the art of the word. REPUBLIC Worldwide was honored that the talented and gracious members of Everywhere Theatre Group wanted to collaborate on this project. The actors and directors have put in exceptional efforts and the dual event was a wild success and we look forward to creating “Way of the Word” events that show how the word can morph and move in any/all directions.

All pictures by Sean McGurn, check out more pictures from the event and information about more events and services by REPUBLIC Worldwide at

Copies of Way of the Word Poetry Anthologies are still available for $10, please email if you're interested in purchasing a wonderful collection of poetry for a good cause. We are donating 10% of every anthology sold to READ (Reading for Excellence and Discovery)—a foundation that promotes literacy by pairing qualified high school tutors with elementary students who demonstrate below grade level reading skills.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Peter Steele, Type O Negative Singer, Dead At 48-Drew Kassl

"Treat each other the way you'd like to be treated" - Pete Steele

Type O

TYPE O NEGATIVE manager Mike Renault has confirmed to CBS News that the band's frontman, Peter Steele, has died. In an email, Renault said, "Peter passed away last night. As of now it appears to have been heart failure. That's all the details we have right now."

According to unconfirmed reports, Steele had been ill for days leading up to his death.

TYPE O NEGATIVE's web site left a message to their fans this morning around 5:15 a.m. It read, "The forums have been re-opened. Please play nice and expect statements from the band and family later today. Thank you for your understanding and support."

Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajczyk on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He stood 6' 7" (201 cm) tall, and had a low, bass-heavy voice, which was one of the most recognizable features in TYPE O NEGATIVE's music.

Before forming TYPE O NEGATIVE, Steele played for the metal group FALLOUT and the thrash band CARNIVORE. [Blabbermouth]

Type O Negative's final tour ran from October 16, 2009 at Starland Ballroom to Halloween in Detroit, Michigan. The NYC show took place October 22nd at Nokia Theatre (right in the middle of CMJ). Two days after that they played a show at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, New York. That's where HardTimes.Ca caught up with Pete Steele for a revealing video interview that included such topics as Pete's recent sobriety and religion. In it they discuss why Josh Silver wasn't playing keyboards on that particular tour. Pete says, Josh was too busy with his family and working on his "plan b". "He's smart. I wouldn't depend on me 6 months ago either." It ends with the "final words" quoted above. A must watch for any Type O and Carnivore fan - especially in light of today's tragic news. It's below with footage from the show too...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Check out A.I.R Gallery Presents: Three Rainmakers (an afternoon of Potent Poetries)

Three Rainmakers
E.J. Antonio • Geoffrey Jacques • JoAnne McFarland
Join us for an afternoon of Potent Poetries
Sunday, April 18,
1–3 PM
Geoffrey Jacques will read from his groundbreaking book A Change in the Weather: Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary. This latest book answers the question “What happens when we put African American expressive culture at the center of modernism?”* Geoffrey Jacques received his PhD in English from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and currently teaches in the Writing Program at York College, CUNY. He has published three collections of poetry, including Just for a Thrill.

E.J. Antonio will read new poems and a selection from her chapbook Every Child Knows. E.J. Antonio is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation.
Her work has been published in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, The Mom Egg Literary Journal, and Torch among others. She is one of the featured poets on the CD, Beauty Keeps Laying It’s Sharp Knife Against Me: Brant Lyon and Friends.

JoAnne McFarland, and writers E.J. Antonio, Gretta Keene and William Murray, will read the shape shifting poems from Acid Rain.

Acid Rain received Honorable Mention in the inaugural 2009 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Second Book Award. The complete collection is available on CD with music composed by William Murray. JoAnne McFarland has art works in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Department of State among others. She is also the author of The Glassblower’s Tale and Fossil Fuel.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am to 6pm. For directions please see For additional information, please contact Kat Griefen at A.I.R. Gallery at 212-255-6651 or

Thursday, April 8, 2010

An MP3 from Damian 'Pink Eyes' Abraham's side project Millenial Reign - Drew Kassl

words by BBG, photos by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Millenial Reign - Luminous Veil (MP3)

Fucked Up at MWTX, 3/20/10

Fucked Up

A389 Records have released their new label sampler, downloadable to one and all, with some fierce and antisocial hardcore, a good portion of which is currently unreleased. The free comp features faves like Integrity, Pulling Teeth (the previously discussed "Grudgeholder") Gehenna, Ringworm, Seraphim (we posted one track, a second appears on the comp), Gluttons (the previously posted "Point Break"), The Love Below, Triac, Hatewaves (we posted one track, includes a second hilarious track "Facebook Abuser"), Oak... the list goes on and on. Download it now with the code "A3892010".

One of the more notable bands (that I didn't just rattle off) from that compilation is the Fucked Up side project known as Millenial Reign:

After five years of promising each other that they would start a "clevo" style band [ED: as in Cleveland hardcore like Integrity, Ringworm, Pale Creation, etc] one day, Jordan (ex No Warning) and Damian (Fucked Up) finally just said fuck it and did it with the help of Jesse (ex No Warning). This band is about old friends getting together and playing heavy music again.
The project is not a new one though. According to A389 label head (and Pulling Teeth guitarist) Dom who said that the recording "was supposed to come out years ago on another label but fell through the cracks." Download the first Millenial Reign track from the forthcoming Bones... Dust... Nothing 7" above.

Fucked Up played a bunch of shows at SXSW including the BrooklynVegan day party at Emo's on 3/17, the previously mentioned surprise show on Beerland's patio on 3/18, and the MWTX Party on the rainy/freezing Saturday (3/20) (with Gwar). Not-yetpublished sets of pictures from the latter two, below...