The rock poster god must be smiling on me because yet another fucking fantastic poster was given birth today by long time friend/artist/remixer, mark sgarbossa. this poster announces our triumphant return to the casbah in march. we’ve had some great shows at the casbah so it will be good to get back there and tear it apart again. tight room, sweaty people, saturday night – sd has always treated us right.
Archive for February, 2008
Dear Los Angeles, it’s time to support the arts – we’ve given you 2 FREE shows this past fall and now its time to pony up and pay the piper for what we try to do as a living. what are you gonna get?…you’re gonna get 4 great bands – woven, dios, and drugstore cartel at a great club. we’re gonna rock the visuals again just in case you arent tripping hard enough and i also think a a few new jams never before played are in order. did i say bob dylan cover. did i also say kcrw presents? they play us…we love them. go listen
once again the talented john mavroudis came up big and graced us with this soon to be classic west indian girl poster. yes it will be sold at the show and online. fucking cool huh? need more mavroudis – check it out. i know i told you before but he won 07 cover of the year award for his work on the new yorker.
late night fun after the show….join us at the beauty bar for an after-party immediately following the show. good djs an good drinks.
If you are like me and didnt know what that mag was all about read below. how awesomely random is this. i guess it’s just a harbinger of our impending deal over in japan.
Welcome to Shojo Beat, the biggest shojo manga magazine ever published in the United States, proudly presenting six series’ worth of manga frontier for you to explore. While we expect that a great many of you have been reading manga (shojo or otherwise) for years, we also have an inkling that a few of you may not know what manga is (shocking!) or why you should care about reading it. Well, we’re here to show you, because while we’re not sure what you’ve been doing all these years, we’re positive that 90 percent of it wasn’t as fun as reading manga. The time has come for you to delve into the drama—to laugh, cry, love, and get inspired via this beautiful and unique art form, and to take a step into the brave new world of manga.
Here’s a bare-bones introduction to shojo manga for the uninitiated—and for those of you who may need a refresher.
Manga (mahn-ga) means “random pictures” or “whimsical pictures” in Japanese. Manga combine pictures and words to convey a story—in short, they’re comics. But unlike American comics, Japanese comics are often first serialized in telephone book-size magazines and then later compiled into complete graphic novels. They are also usually printed in monochrome tones rather than in color.
Shojo (show-joe) means “girl” in Japanese. Shojo manga are often characterized by a moody, abstract art style, with close-ups of characters’ faces intermingling with dreamy backdrops. In contrast to action-oriented shonen (boys’) manga, shojo manga ruminate on themes of emotion, love, identity, and responsibility that often play out internally. That said, shojo manga are by no means just for girls. Shojo stories are about aspects of life that concern everyone—boys and girls, old and young. Note: The word shojo normally appears with a circumflex or macron over the first o, as in shôjo; we removed it for the sake of simplicity and readability in the magazine.