Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Please come. I'm participating. Since the theme of ArtCon4 is "deconstructed" (referring to the cold and windy warehouse we'll be working in?), I'm doing something on the now-defunct podcast, www.dconstruction.org, which showcased local bands. If your band was on dcon, check out my piece. You might see yourself. Or something that sortof looks like your band. Maybe. I haven't made my piece yet. Come Saturday, and bid for a good cause.

"Art Conspiracy strives to put on guerrilla-style, affordable art fundraisers and use the proceeds from these events to reinvest in the local arts economy."

My ArtCon 2008 project "Dconstruction." Layered plexiglas and Sharpie marker, based on my photos of the artists. Thanks to Cindy Chaffin who bought it and is probably wondering how to hang it, because the screws were way too long. Cool that she has it, because she knows all the bands depicted.

from the top...
The bands featured on the dconstruction podcast were The Valentines, Sorta with Carter Albrecht, The Strange Boys, Pleasant Grove, Solly, Salim Nourallah, Old 97s, Happy Bullets, Baboon, Deathray Davies and podcast hosts Robert Jenkins and Lindsay Graham.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I know. I know.

It's been a while since I've posted. I know. However, I'm thinking very hard about posting. Way more than I ever thought about it before. So, give me a bit. And go here, or here, if you want to see what I've been up to. Far less music listening and show going, but more shooting and sleeping fill my days and nights. I miss music and everyone in it.

Friday, May 23, 2008

I love more I Love Math

New album! This one has been in the works for a while, and now, now it's out!

I Love Math
The Barley House
Tuesday May 27th 7:30pm
CD listening party.
Getting to the Point is Beside It
with the lovely, petite song, "Josephine Street."

...then they go on tour with the Old 97s, since the two bands share drummer extraordinarie Philip Peeples.
Speaking of the Old 97s, their Dallas show is at the House of Blues on 5/31.
But not with I Love Math. =(

(The photo is from a very rare John Dufilho solo set at Barley.)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

MUSIC in the LIFE of cARTer

Please come.
I have photos in the show.
Please bring money (for donation to CAMF).
thank you.

MUSIC in the LIFE of cARTer
May 1st 7-10pm
@ Life in Deep Ellum
2803 Taylor Street

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The highlight of Marfa

From a PR email... clearly a must-see art show:

Former Dallas artist and current Marfa resident, Campbell Bosworth will show over 40 pieces from his current work in painting and sculpture on Saturday, May 3 6-8:30 p.m. at the Janette Kennedy Gallery in Southside at Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar. The reception and exhibition are free. The exhibition continues through May 31. To view the exhibition beyond reception hours, call 214-426-1575 or visit http://southsideliving.info/art_of_urban_living/gallery_history.htm.

BORDERLINE GREATNESS features paintings and sculpture depicting images and objects from Marfa and the Far, West Texas border region. Specifically, Bosworth has chosen to focus on the narco-trafficking aspect of the border. The show features oversized sculptures of carved wooden Glock pistols, a six-foot, silver leafed AK-47 and giant tequila bottles.

Living on the border, I've learned people bring their dreams in some form or another to the USA. Every week our local paper has stories of folks being busted with drugs. But behind those stories are real people or families working just to survive, says Bosworth.

Over 100 brick-sized, carved and painted wood 10,000 dollar bundles occupy a corner of the room. It is 1,000,000 million in cash for the lucky.

Bosworth quips, I woke up every morning and told my wife I was going to the studio to make money.

The highlight of the show may be the 10-foot-high, silver-leafed replica of the Marfa Water Tower. In keeping with the theme of the show, Bosworth has painstakingly engineered it to dispense fine tequila.

Bosworth moved to Marfa in 2001 and was represented by the Cidnee Patrick/Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas and is currently represented by the Koelsch Gallery in Houston. http://www.sawdustpoet.com

Tequila AND art? Oh, yeah. I'm soooo there.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Old 97s

The guys are on Leno on Thursday.
As in, The Tonight Show.
Set yer TiVOs.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tix to Quick's Big Thing

Want tix to Quick's Big Thing on 4/24 @ the Palladium? (see my post on this below) Leave a comment and get free tix. How's that for good stuff? Go!

Please do not put your address in the comments, I'll email you for that. Offer expires 4/18.

Update: yes, ppl won these (thanks for asking). No, I did not publish the comments with their emails.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Graffiti this, baby.

I have a soft spot for creative rebels. Really out-of-the-box screw-the-usual-form artists.

I heart Tony Bones.

I especially heart Banksy.
Isn't he amazing, LOL that's great, and damn, wish I'd thought of that. (and of course, superdamn, wish I had that talent. I don't. Not eeeeeeeven close.)

So, who's your inspiration?
Who's doing the unexpected?

Friday, April 04, 2008

It'll be a Lousy Sunday night - not.

I love Lousy Robot. They've recorded all their albums at Pleasantry Lane studios with Salim Nourallah and now they're coming back through Dallas from New Mexico. They're good friends with John Dufilho (he produced their CDs) so the show should be fun. They're straight-up pure pop goodness. Dark lyrics with fun tunes. Great guys. Tidbit of info: their bassist, Dandee Fleming was (until recently when Lousy Robot took up more time) also bassist for The Dirty Novels, who seem to play a lot of Lollipop Shoppe shows. Their Socyermom Records (guys- I want a T-Shirt!!) release, "Smile Like You Are Somewhere Else" follows their equally obliquely named "The Strange and True Story of Your Life."

They'll be in Austin, Ft. Worth, and Dallas on this tour. Catch them at

Friday, April 11th Troubadour Saloon - Austin TX 503 E 6th.

Saturday, April 12th - Fort Worth TX The Moon Bar 2911 W. Berry St.

Sunday, April 13th - Dallas, TX The Barley House 5612 Yale

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Yup. it's big alright!

I heart Quick, and Hunter Hauk, and Cindy Chaffin and Lance Spune and CJ Davis and Paul Salfen and all the other panelists (though I have never met the others) because, laudy, this is gonna be a great night!

At the Palladium, Thursday April 24 and don't you miss a minute of it. Performing are more people dear to me:
King Bucks with Salim Nourallah
Sarah Jaffe
Doug Burr
and Johnny Llloyd Rollins
The Polyphonic Spree ('cause it don't get bigger than them in Dallas music)
plus others.

(psst- if you're wondering if it's a good idea to have repeating letters in your name to be known in Dallas, you might ask PPT. oh yeah, they're on the bill, too. Sorry Record Hop, you guys must be from Denton.)

UPDATE: leave a comment to have FREE tix MAILED to you. First 5 commenters get 2 tix each. Offer ends 4/18.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Tomca(s)ting in the 'hood

Tom @ Tomcast 0208 059 ed, originally uploaded by Kate Mackley.

First there was a record label in Lakewood. Now there is a recording studio in Lake Highlands (and yes, there are a couple more of those nearby). I love East Dallas. Photo for an upcoming article in the Advocate.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

i love I Love Math

I Love Math is playing at the Barley House on 2/16. With Sir Marcus William Stripling (of Pleasant Grove) and Miss Sarah Jaffee. Go. Go! Go see this great show.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Flickr dump!

I've been a busy little Flickrer today... new sets up:
The Chemistry Set last live show at Dada.

Luego (photos), Sunward (photos),

and Johnny Citizen (photos) at White Rock Coffee.

Doug Burr (photos)

and Sarah Jaffe (photos) at Allgood Cafe.

New band portraits from The Backsliders.


Monday, January 14, 2008

Quick! Go to Quick.

Got this in the inbox this AM... Hunter is good people. Please do what he asks, you'll be pleased you did. Seriously. Do this....


You may or may not know that Quick has been covering local music online and in print for more than three years. This year, we're increasing that coverage significantly, and we want all the news about your band, including CD releases, new online tracks and videos, lineup changes, touring updates and local concert previews. Even if you're a fan of an underappreciated local band, be sure to clue us in -- the more input from the community, the better.

Send all information, presskits and CDs to:
Hunter Hauk
Entertainment Editor, Quick

508 Young St
, Texas 75202
E-mail: hhauk@quickdfw.com

Read and comment on our Nightlife blog, where we report the latest finds in clubgoing and local music: nightlife.beloblog.com

And if you haven't already, start a profile and upload a track to our Juqbox: www.quickdfw.com/juqbox.

Stay tuned ...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lovie at White Rock Coffee TONIGHT

Lovie plays an acoustic Artist in Residency at White Rock Coffee tonight and rest of the Sundays in January. Don't put off coming to this unique show! Getcher bums out. It's an early show, 8-10p. You'll be in bed in time for work tomorrow, and not hungover or smoke-addled. Yes, there is decaf, too.

It's LOVIE. C'mon!!