120 dB Opening at Cake Shop This Friday! (4/6/12)

Yes! 120 dB, the concert photography show I was a part of is back by popular demand, this time in Manhattan!

If you remember, our opening night at Fort Useless was a major success, so if you were not able to trek out to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, please head to Cake Shop this Friday, 6-9pm, to get a look at a select group of photos that were on display in January. My photo of Jack White (aka – the unofficial mascot of this blog) will be featured.

Below are all the deets:
Join us at the opening reception of 120dB, a group photo show of concert photography at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street, NYC) on April 6th from 6-9pm.

The exhibit showcases the work of thirteen female concert photographers prominently featured in Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Prefix, Impose, Village Voice, NPR, House List and many other sites and publications. Participating photographers include: Jessica Amaya • Abbey Braden• Amanda Hatfield • Leia Jospe • Devyn Manibo • Samantha Marble • Gabi Porter • Emily Tan • Tear-n Tan • Maryanne Ventrice • Diana Wong • Dana distortion) Yavin • Laura Young

Hope to see your beautiful faces there!

February Update: Photo Show, Worth Kitchen, Gotye, DC

Hey everyone — know it’s been a long while since I’ve blogged, but a lot has gone on…

the group photo show I was in, 120db, was a major success!

120db photo show packed venue

Fort Useless was packed non-stop the entire night. What a thrilling experience!

In case you couldn’t make it to the opening party, here are the shots I showed:

Shot of my 5 photos on display
Photo courtesy of Maryanne Ventrice

The White Stripes – Union Square Park – October 1, 2002
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Santos Party House – April 12, 2009
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins – Angel Orensanz Foundation – February 5, 2006
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals as “Cold Roses, Inc.” – Bowery Ballroom – June 23, 2006
The Strokes – Madison Square Garden – April 1, 2011

Other things that have gone on of late:

Had some amazing food at Worth Kitchen supper club at the City Grit space.

Worth Kitchen

I became obsessed with Gotye and got to see him perform at Jimmy Kimmel Live in LA:

Gotye
No cameras allowed at the taping, hence the crappy cell phone shot

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120 dB Concert Photography Show Opening: Tonight! (1/27/12)

Yes, that’s right — tonight is the opening of the concert photography group show that I’m proud to be a part of: 120 dB, curated by Maryanne Ventrice. Alongside some other totally amazing lady concert photogs and friends like Abbey Braden and Diana Wong, I’ll be exhibiting five of my favorite concert photos from the archives, from 2002-2011.

If you haven’t read any of the awesome buzz we’ve already gotten from Brooklyn Vegan, NYC Taper, Prefix Mag, or Bumpershine, here are the details:

120 dB Concert Photography flyer

Please join us at Fort Useless on January 27th from 6-10 pm for our opening reception — FREE

RSVP on our Facebook page

Fort Useless
36 Ditmars Street, Brooklyn

Map:

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Hope to see you there!

CMJ 2011: Day 2 – 10/19/11 – Stop the Virgens and Twin Sister

Day two of CMJ turned out to be a free form day. A few weeks ago my friend Kathryn got us tickets to the new Karen O psycho rock opera at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Stop the Virgens, with me totally not realizing it was smack dab in the middle of CMJ. Whoopsies!

After the show, I decided to push it and headed over to Williamsburg to try to catch King Krule at Glasslands, but by the time I got there they were no longer letting badges in. As I was standing there, I heard someone call my name, and low-and-behold it was Scott Stereogum, who then invited to come into the ‘Gum showcase next door at 285 Kent.

Before heading in, Scott warned me that it was extremely hot indoors and sure enough, it was in fact a “hipster sauna” inside. So who were the kids all waiting to see? Strong Island (seriously???) buzz band, Twin Sister. Dreamy disco music, with a lead singer who looks like an Olsen, it’s not hard to understand why the room was 75% Sausage Fest.


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Jennifer Carpenter and Other Celebs Sit with Marina Abramovic

As you may already know, art world superstar Marina Abramovic has been sitting in the atrium of the MoMA for the last couple months as part of the live performance portion of her giant retrospective, The Artist Is Present, at the museum. As the instructions on the wall explain, the artist invites visitors to come sit across from her at a table in the center of the room for as long as you like.

Recently, while clicking through photos of all the plebs who have hunkered down to stare back Abramovic, one face was pretty familiar — last week Michael C. Hall’s wife and Dexter co-star, Jennifer Carpenter, was snapped in the chair.


Photo by Marco Anelli

That said, she’s not the only famous face to stop by: Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, Sharon Stone, James Franco, and Alan Rickman are among the glitterati to sit down.

Most people choose to sit free of emotion looking at her, others end up crumbling to bits — like all these weepies on Marina Abramovic Made Me Cry.

Here’s some video of the start of the staring on opening night:

Untitled from l on Vimeo.

Musicians and Celebs Help Crafts for a Cause Raises Money for Haiti

Binki Shapiro of Little Joy has gotten a TON of top-notch musicians, artists, and celebrities to contribute custom made artwork and items for her Crafts for a Cause auction. All proceeds will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice, a charitable organization started by filmmaker Paul Haggis.

The online auction will begin on March 15th, but for now you can check on Binki’s Tumblr blog for the event which features teaser shots of some of the goods that will be for sale. Contributers are a who’s who of popular indie rock and mainstream musicians (Daft Punk, The Strokes, Norah Jones, No Doubt, Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Mark Ronson, Adam Green, SIA, Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, just to name a few!!!) and film celebs (Spike Jonze, Natalie Portman).


Photo of Fab Moretti and Nick Valensi with the signed bag from The Strokes from the Crafts for a Cause site

You’ll find hand-drawn artwork, signed canvas bags, designed t-shirts, embellished guitars, and much more.

Sounds like an amazing collection of artists helping out for a great cause. Don’t forget — March 15th the auction starts online!

Here’s a video of SIA creating the wallet she donated:

SIA for Crafts For A Cause! from binki shapiro on Vimeo.

Plenty more info on the Crafts for a Cause website or on Binki Shapiro’s Twitter

Rodarte to Be Featured at Cooper-Hewitt Museum

The work of sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fashion label Rodarte will be featured in “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from Jan. 29, 2010 through March 14, 2010.

This collaboration with Kate and Laura Mulleavy will feature a selection of pieces from the Rodarte collections, as well as a special installation in the Billiard Room of the Carnegie Mansion.

Rodarte NY FW08 2-5-08

Rodarte, Fall/Winter 2008 collection. Photo: Dan Lecca
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