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Having began his musical career at the age of eleven on his father's 1974 album Walls and Bridges, Julian Lennon has the unique and at the same time daunting privilege of bearing the name and legacy of one of music's most profound and influential voices. Complexities abound with any discussion involving Julian's relationship to his father, yet through all manner of rhetoric that might be employed in those same conversations, his own undeniable merit as an artist, photographer, and philanthropist have cemented a place outside the oftentimes dark shadow of the man he called "dad." History is fickle enough concerning those cultural icons we value, with nostalgia and retrospect often becoming irreversibly blurred once those same individuals are no longer with us. For Julian Lennon, the fact that his art and namesake are invariably intertwined is a source of comfort and one that propels him to utilize memory not only for his own sense of pride but for the millions worldwide who see that legacy as one that's synonymous with hope and the possibility of peace.
This Friday (2/7) the Morrison Hotel Gallery will open a photography exhibit commemorating the 'Golden Anniversary of the Year America Met the Beatles', curated by Julian. The exhibit, running concurrently in NYC and West Hollywood, will feature photos of the band, several of which have never before been seen by the public.
With last year's Everything Changes, Julian's first solo release in thirteen years, and then the upcoming anniversary of the Beatles' American debut, Lennon's artistic output is as impressive as ever and one that presently finds him in a place of reflection for the past and, more importantly, anticipation for what lies ahead.
BV: Tell me a little about the background for your exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery that's celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.
Julian: It's a little roundabout, but how this came about was the fact that we knew the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles was coming up, specifically with the Ed Sullivan show. The whole Grammys thing was coming up, and then there was the whole performance and that. It was all a bit much, and all a bit too shiny for me. [Laughs] Maybe that's not the preferred word, but it was all a bit too much for me. It was actually very difficult to even get a sense of...in all honesty, it was like trying to get blood from a stone in who was playing what, who was singing what, what went where and how. After a long chat with mum and a few other folks, I just said "You know, it's all a bit too much. I'd rather just stay out of it and wish everybody well and send my love." Prior to that, Timothy White, who is one of my dearest friends, who was the bugger that got me into photography in the first place [laughs], and who is the man who curated my first exhibition as well in New York at the Morrison Hotel Gallery - he's now part of the Morrison Hotel Gallery group, so I've done...I can't even remember, to be honest with you, how many exhibitions I've done with them now. It must've been anywhere between three and five last year alone. One way or another, whether it was the one in Miami, the gallery in LA, or New York. I'm involved a lot with them, and they've looked after me, and I've looked after them. Anyway, Timothy came to me and just said "Listen, it seems you're more aligned with photography these days. I mean, you still do music, yes, and all the other stuff, but your passion is really photography. What about taking a look and curating some beautiful old pictures of your dad and the Beatles - some of which have never been seen before? How about that? Would you consider that?" And I thought that was certainly a different approach than most people would say or think that I'd do under the circumstance, really. The likelihood is that they're expecting me to be at the Grammys and do everything else. I loved this idea, and the moment I was able to see even a few of the images that I'd never seen before, I just fell in love with the idea of doing it. One thing led to another, and I was bombarded with hundreds of Beatles pictures that I'd never seen before. It was very, very difficult, I've gotta say, trying to decide which ones would be the most appropriate for this occasion. For me, I looked at it as a son. I looked at it as an artist and as a photographer, too. I just wanted to find images that I could clearly read their emotions on their faces - that you knew you felt exactly what they were going through at any particular point in time with these photographs. I think I've managed to do that. Initially they were going for twenty five shots, and I said "You can't do twenty five on their fiftieth anniversary. You've gotta do fifty." [Laughs] We eventually locked it down, and I think there's a great selection of stuff, and some people may have seen a couple before or seen similar shots, but to me they're all pretty unique and pretty individual and really quite special. It's definitely a time and a place and definitely an emotion that you can relate to.
The 2013 CBGB Festival is coming up next week (Oct. 8 - 13), and in addition to the many shows, movie screenings and panel discussions, there's also going to be a photography exhibit. The "Never Again" Photo Show will be on display at Wooster Street Social Club from October 9 - Nov 1 and explores "the lexicon of the New York music scene, documenting the moments that can never be re-created, and continuing the tradition championed by music-photographers of the past: creating new legacies of moments that might otherwise be overlooked." Photographers include many BrooklynVegan contributors: Chris La Putt, David Andrako, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Amanda Hatfield, Greg Cristman, Jason Bergman, Jacob Blickenstaff, Abbey Braden Raymonde, Guy Eppel, Jen Maler, Ryan Muir, Gabi Porter, Kyle Dean Reinford, Tod Seelie, Rebecca Smeyne, Loren Wohl, and Ebru Yildiz.
The opening night party (10/9) goes from 7-10 PM and features DJ Justin Collectorscum, complimentary beverages and "Rock n' Roll manicures by NQ."
by Fred Pessaro
Martin Sorrondeguy with Crudos at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Martin Sorrondeguy delivered awesome sets as a member of Crudos at Chaos in Tejas last month and with Limp Wrist twice this weekend, but now he'll bring another passion to the forefront next week: photography. As discussed at BVA, Sorrendguy has released the amazing Get Shot!, a compilation of photography by the punk frontman shot at various shows in the past 20+ years. Many of these photos, and others, will be front and center at an exhibition on June 24 at Superchief Gallery. The free show -- one night only -- opens at 5PM and Sorrendguy will have prints, his book, and latest zine available for purchase. Flyer is below.
If you missed Limp Wrist over the weekend, you can watch video from Union Pool and LPR below.
From December 6 through 9, Miami Beach, Florida, will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.In addition to the official events of Art Basel in Miami, there are loads of parties going on throughout the city, including a Kurt Cobain tribute at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on December 6 that includes an appearance by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and a 15 minute live dance performance based on the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video. More info is here.
The exhibiting galleries are among the world's most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.
Other music artists playing shows during or around Art Basel include Chromatics, Prince Rama, Nicolas Jaar, Purity Ring, Twin Shadow, Brenmar, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Dan Deacon, Hundred Waters, ITAL and Jacuzzi Boys. Paper Mag has a pretty good guide to some of it.
If you're going to Miami, we'd like to point out that BrooklynVegan photographer Dana (distortion) Yavin will be showing more than 26 prints of her mostly-BrooklynVegan concert photography (including Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam, Fiona Apple, Snoop Dogg, Madonna and more) in two different galleries, LMNT and OVERTURE, from December 4 - 9. A flyer for the show below has more details.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Screaming Females/Hunters/Heliotropes, 92YTribeca, 8/16/2012
BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" opened last night, Thursday (8/16) at 92YTribeca and we threw a party that went a little beyond your typical box wine opening, with Screaming Females, Hunters and Heliotropes playing. It was truly a memorable -- and seriously rocking -- evening.
This was my first time seeing Heliotropes and Hunters and really liked both. A confident rock band through and through, and with big riffs and close-style harmonies, Heliotropes dip a little into early '90s Seattle but they own it. I'm not sure how much of the crowd knew them before their set, but everyone I talked to was really impressed. Catch Heliotropes again at Rippers in Rockaway Beach on September 2 and when they headline Glasslands on October 2 with Cloud Eater, Grandfather and Fan-Tan.
Hunters, meanwhile, are a little more in punk and post-punk territory with platinum pink haired singer Isabel Almeida a natural frontperson, wailing into the mike while tangling it's cord around her and often writhing on the floor. You can't take your eyes off her. Her personality matched well with the band's in-your-face sonic assault, led by guitarist Derek Watson, that was short, sharp and danceable. And loud.
This all had the crowd primed for the evening's main attraction who did not disappoint. A veteran of BV events, Marissa Paternoster (who also has art displayed as part of our show) is a double barrel threat of serious guitar shredding and a set of pipes that validate the band's name. There was a bit of a pit going for Screaming Females which probably doesn't happen often at the venue, given the evening began with an announcement to please put our cellphones on vibrate. If we hadn't, Screaming Females' sonic attack was shaking them for us. Screaming Females' next NYC show is Riot Fest on September 8 at Williamsburg Park with the Descendents, Gogol Bordello, and more.
Big ups to BV's Chris La Putt who put the whole thing together. If you weren't able to go last night, '480 Pixels' will be up at 92YTribeca through September 6. As good as the pictures on display look here on the site, it's something else entirely to see them big in high resolution. Definitely stop by if you can. UPDATE: These are the summer hours:
Monday, 8/20: open 8am-3pmMore pictures from the show, below...
8/21- 8/24; 9/4-9/5: 8am-8:30pm
9/3: Closed for Labor Day
Closed on Sats & Suns.
Andrea Estella at Bowery Ballroom w/ Twin Sister in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Andrea Estella of Twin Sister will be displaying her artwork at Superfine (126 Front St in Brooklyn) where Twin Sister played their first show, from July 31 to August 20. The opening reception will be held on August 2. You can check out some of Andrea's artwork at her tumblr. The flier for the show is below.
Speaking of musicians who have art on display in NYC, as mentioned, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females will have her photography on display at the BV photography exhibit, which runs from August 16 to September 6 at 92YTribeca. Screaming Females also play opening night.
Flier for Estella's show is below.
Screaming Females in 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
We at BrooklynVegan are excited to announce the opening of a gallery show called '480 Pixels - An Exhibition of BrooklynVegan's Music Photography,' which will feature work by BV photographers. The gallery opens at 92YTribeca on August 16 and runs through September 6, and is free to the public. For many of these photos, the gallery will be the first time that they have been publicly displayed at a size larger than 480 pixels, the standard width for photos on BV.
On the opening day, there will be a free opening reception at 6:30 PM and a BV-presented show on the 92YTribeca mainstage at 8 PM with Screaming Females, Hunters, and Heliotropes. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
The list of BV photographers whose work will be on display at the exhibition is below. Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females will also be showing a few pieces of her artwork at the exhibition.
The show is one of many scheduled for Screaming Females, who come to Brooklyn this summer for Riot Fest Brooklyn which goes down at Williamsburg Park on September 8. They also play C.L.I.T. Fest in NJ this weekend. All of their dates are listed below.
Fan at Chaos in Tejas 2012 photo by Harriet Roberts
Six photographers "who journey where no lens is safe" will showcase their work at HOTSHOTS, a photo show at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St) that opens on May 2nd and ends a month later. They are BV contributor Harriet Roberts, occasional BV contributor Tod Seelie, Rosalie Knox, Colin Michael Simmons, Walter Wlodarczyk, and Rebecca Smeyne (who has also shot for BV). The free and open-to-the-public opening reception will include live music from The Jennifer Blowdryer Band & Moonshine Shorey with Sean T. Hanratty.The photo show is opening in conjunction with "Dixon Place's show The Talking Band's: The Peripherals, a rock musical opening May 3" More details are below.
The previously mentioned 120dB concert photo exhibition, which moved from a Brooklyn location to Cake Shop features shots from BV contributors Jessica Amaya, Amanda Hatfield, Leia Jospe, Samantha Marble, Gabi Porter, Tear-n Tan, Abbey Braden, Maryanne Ventrice, Devyn Manibo, Diana Wong and Dana (distortion) Yavin is ongoing (hopefully). Flyer below...
The Morrison Hotel Gallery says:
We are very excited to present Jesse's amazing Kurt Cobain photographic collection at our SoHo Gallery on April 5th. While earning a degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Jesse Frohman picked up a camera and never put it down. When he returned to New York, he had no formal training or experience, but he did have a portfolio of platinum prints, which caught the interest of legendary photographer Irving Penn, who hired Jesse to manage his studio.The exhibit will be open to the public from April 6th through Aprol 23rd at the 124 Prince Street gallery.
It was an incomparable apprenticeship. To the techniques and aesthetics he learned from Penn, Jesse added his own sensibilities of strength, dignity and quiet energy, all of which are evident in his pictures.
Jesse has photographed countless celebrities and still lifes. In addition to his work for magazines, advertising, and recording companies, he has been commissioned to create two award-winning books. His work is also in many private collections.
Jarvis Cocker, Mike Nouveau and others will DJ, along with a live set by the Virgins, at the opening night afterparty at Tribeca Grand, a Grand Life hotel.
In related news, Courtney Love is planning on auctioning off some paintings made by Kurt Cobain (if she's alllowed), and "Clint Eastwood's 'A Star is Born' Remake is Really About Kurt Cobain" (via).
Kurt Cobain's life ended on April 5, 1994.
BrooklynVegan is honored to often showcase work by some seriously talented photographers, and now you can get a detailed look at some of their work in a much bigger format.
120 dB will showcase the concert photography of long time female contributors like Leia Jospe, Amanda Hatfield, Dana (distortion) Yavin, Jessica Amaya, Samantha Marble, Diana Wong, Maryanne Ventrice (who curated the show), Gabi Porter, and more at Fort Useless starting on January 27th (36 Ditmars Street in Brooklyn).
"120dB. The level of sound intensity at every concert. The level of passion and perseverance echoed back by every one of these photographers. The sheer level of artistic energy and audience engagement that resonates loud and clear in their each and every shot."The opening reception kicks off at 6PM and lasts until 10PM and is FREE/open to the public. Come out and celebrate the work of these talented individuals.
photos by Ryan Muir
The first concert at the new Brooklyn Bowl will be O'Death, Justin Carter, Eamon Harkin and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt on Friday, July 10th. Tickets are on sale now. You may remember that O'Death's June 13th Northside Festival show, which ended up happening at MHOW, was originally scheduled for the venue. More pictures from that show below...
photos by Ryan Muir
A lot of photographers were in the house at the beginning of the BrooklynVegan Northside show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (6/12). So not surprisingly I have this second set of pictures from the event (the first set was by Chris La Putt).
If you still haven't seen her, there is now yet another chance. In just 8 days from this posting (I really hope she isn't flying back and forth to Iceland every single time), Olof will be back in NYC to open for Blonde Redhead at the free 'Celebrate Brooklyn' show they're playing at the Prospect Park Bandshell on June 26th. I'm sure it will be her biggest audience yet (I was at her South Street Seaport show, and the early afternoon audience was not big).
More of Ryan's pictures of this show below...
We're proud to present the first-ever BrooklynVegan photo show in conjunction with the first-ever Northside Festival.
The photo show will take place at Music Hall of Wiliamsburg in Brooklyn (the north side). Forty-nine photos that were taken for, and have appeared on, BrooklynVegan.com will be blown up and on display at the Williamsburg venue from Friday, June 12th through Sunday, June 14th. That time-frame encompasses four live shows:
You can check out the photos @ these MHOW shows
June 12 - BrooklynVegan showcase (Vanderslice/TMOE/Olof/TBA)
June 13 - O'Death + The Extraordinaires + Shellshag (afternoon)
June 13 - Asobi Seksu + Cymbals Eat Guitars + Elika (night)
June 14 - Bill Callahan + Sir Richard Bishop
All four shows can be entered with a Northside badge and/or a general admission ticket. Northside badge holders who didn't plan on coming to any of the Music Hall shows, but want to see the photos, should feel free to use their badge to stop by the venue just to see the pictures before moving on to their next Northside destination.
The cheapest and guaranteed option for seeing the pictures will be Saturday afternoon. For $10 at the door, you get three bands (O'Death, The Extraordinaires & Shellshag) and the pictures. This is also during the time when Bedford will be closed to cars - even more reason to visit the neighborhood over the weekend.
The very cheapest way to see the pictures is to win a ticket to one of the shows. We'll be running contests all this week.... starting now with THREE FREE Northside Badges for three lucky winners (who are 21+ - badge rules, not ours). Each badge is valued at $45. Details on winning one are at the very bottom of this post.
Appropriately, our Friday night music showcase (one of two we're doing for Northside - the other is the metal one) will coincide with the kick-off of the photo show:
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg$15.00 tickets are still on sale for this show, and of course you can get in with your Northside Badge (capacity permitting) (P.S. it will be one badge out, one badge in throughout the night).
BrooklynVegan Northside Festival showcase
7-8:00 - photo show reception. $3.00 drink specials.
09:00 -- TBA band
09:40 -- Olof Arnalds
10:15 -- The Tallest Man on Earth
11:20 -- John Vanderslice
Photographers represented in this show are Ryan Muir, Chris La Putt, Leia Jospe, Lori Baily, Tim Griffin, Bao Nguyen and Natasha Ryan. If your favorite BV photog is missing, it's only because we wanted to keep this first effort relatively small. Stay tuned for future events, more pictures, and more photographers.
Photo printing was made possible by AdoramaPix.
A sneak peak at some of the photos appearing in the show, the flyer, and contest details, below...