Wham City, Dina Kelberman, Santa Dads, Cake Shop, Whitney
Mostly now in their mid-20s, the members of Wham City came together at Purchase College, the arty wing of the State University of New York system, in the early part of the '00s......Dan Deacon and cartoonist Dina Kelberman had already met; Connor Kizer, a friendly, lanky goof who now beatboxes and sings for Santa Dads, lived just above Deacon in a Purchase dorm. While the crew would only really begin its incestuous collaborations once in Baltimore, Endres says it was already "making a shitload of noise for no reason in the middle of the afternoon," in communal houses and dorms across the Purchase campus. Shows were booked at house parties where rooms would end up wrapped in plastic or shit got set on fire. A lifestyle of noise and mess as art and play was developing..... [Baltimore City Paper]
...and now Wham City's Dan Deacon is kinda famous, he just finished a tour with Wham City's Jimmy Roche, and he is soon playing the Whitney Museum in NYC where you'll also be able to buy Wham City's Dina Kelberman's new art book "A Year for Me". AND, you'll also be able to see Dina's art on display in NYC at Cake Shop from February 1st (tonight) to March 1st, AND tonight (February 1st) is the opening reception....
featuring the likes of comedian Mason Ross, & conjoined twins of rock, The Creepers and Santa Dads! Upstairs early show 6pm - 9pm cuz i procrastinated! It's at Cake Shop! Also see that this mini-catalogue of the show will be available to buy! Oooh!
That's right, you can check out Wham City's own Santa Dads at Cake Shop tonight. Just don't expect a whole lot from them....
Santa Dads @ Whartscape '07
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