ABOUT THIS BLOG
The official Space City Rock Blog, featuring news on local Houston musical happenings and occurances, random venting about various things, and fervent ravings on the wonders of music, art, film, and anything else.
E-mail news, info, death threats, etc., to "gaijin" at "spacecityrock dot com"
Media Archaeology This Week (Tonight: Negativland!) [4/17/2008 04:59:00 PM]:
Just a quick note on this one, I'm afraid, since I'm still swamped as hell at work & barely have time to type things that aren't instructions for IT security-type people...argh. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to post a little something, seeing as I'm stunned I hadn't heard more about this before now.
It seems that the excellently cool Media Archaeology: Live and Televised art event/festival/whatever has rolled into town right under my very nose & has set up shop over at the Aurora Picture Show, among other locations. You can check the full schedule here, and I'll try to post again w/more on the festivities, but in the interests of just-in-timeliness, you might want to know that Negativland will be performing tonight (April 17th) at Rice University's Herring Hall.
I can't claim to be a huge fan of Negativland's work itself, mind you, but I do respect the heck out of 'em for taking on beloved pop-cultural/branding icons like, um, say, that big-ass band whose name rhymes with equally beloved chocolate drink Yoo-hoo. They were among the first artists to seriously take on the shadowy realm of copyrights and fair use, and anybody who samples, mashes, or whatever the fuck else owes them a huge debt. Without these guys, I doubt there'd be a DFA, an M.I.A., or a, uh, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast. (Well, probably not, anyway.)
Anyway. It's tonight, starting at 8PM sharp, which ain't that far off, so get the wheels in motion, yo. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10/$12 at the door, depending who you ask...
Labels: Arty Shit, Musical Crap, Public Service Announcements, Things To Dogaijin || Link || E-mail || 0 comments