Lots of stuff coming up! Call me for more info, or if you wanna go with me :D

The Short List:
11/14- Music @ The Red Room. 8:30pm, $6
11/19- Art @ Student Show. 7:30, Free
11/19- Art @ The Storage Space. 8:00, Free
11/19- Opening for Ambiguous Bodies, Goucher. 7:30, Free
11/23- Music @ Towson /w Diving Belle, Brand New Set. 7:00, Free
12/3- Music @ The Ukazoo Forum. 7:00, Free


TONIGHT: The Red Room inside Normal's Books.
I'll be offering my voice to Shelly Blake-Plock, apparently for the exploration of audible sleep walking.


Saturday, November 14th, $6

Shelly Blake-Plock (gtr, voice), Joel Grip (dblbass), John Dierker (reeds), Dan Breen (bass), Lyle Kissack (drums), Rose Hammer (reeds), Nathan Bell (banjo), Savanna Leigh (voice), Paul Neidhardt (percussion) ++ Hans Koch & Jack Wright (reeds)

The 10-tet: "a ridiculously great ad hoc free music ten-piece ensemble based around thumping sounds and sleep walking"

The Duo: Jack Wright, alto and soprano saxophone, and Hans Koch, bass clarinet, first met in Chicago in 2001 and recorded a duo that whetted their appetites to do it again. Alas, this has not been possible until now on this small tour, with a little assistance from the Swiss government. And they will continue their playing in March in Switzerland.

Hans Koch was born in 1948 and lives in Biel Switzerland. He quit his career as a recognized classical clarinetist to become one of the most innovative improvising reed-players in Europe. He has been working with everyone from Cecil Taylor to Fred Frith since the eighties. As a composer he has shaped the sound of Koch-Sch├╝tz-Studer since the beginning as well as working for radio-plays and film. Since the nineties he has been working with electronics as an extension of the saxes/clarinets as well as with sampling/sequencing/Laptop. As a reed-player he is always working on his very own vocabulary and sound, which makes him a very unique voice on the actual scene. He will be playing bass clarinet on this tour.

Sexagenarian but noticeably immature, Jack Wright is renowned for his impersonations of ducks, pigs, and other blowhards. He will be attempting to play the saxophone exclusively with his feet and anus. He learned that technique whilst employed at (subsequently fired from) the Phila. zoo to entertain monkeys and encourage them to copulate. Before that, he was a boring Vegas lounge act, garnering the most applause when he pretended to hang himself with his sax strap, and one time it was almost not a joke. Occasionally he remembers the proper use of the instrument and its ideological purpose of propping up the universe. He lives in Easton but comes to Philly in order to fall off ladders at his Spring Garden House.


Thursday is gonna be nuts... three art openings I gotta make it to. Who wants to party hop?


THURSDAY 11/19: My sculpture "Portrait of the Artist: Monster in a Closet" (AKA driftwood lady legs) has been accepted into the student show. Juried by Caroline Lathan-Stiefel The reception is this Thursday, there will be an open bar, it's free, and there will most likely be after parties. Come!

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

Center for the Arts Gallery

Friday, November 20 – Saturday, December 12

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed for Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25 – Saturday, November 28

The annual undergraduate juried exhibition features student works that represent the art + design programs, including painting, sculpture, graphic design, illustration, crafts, metalworking/jewelry, ceramics, digital art and design, photography and printmaking.

Admission is free.


THURSDAY 11/19: Opening Reception for Vince Valerio's show at The Storage Space, featuring my sculpture "The New American Totem" 7:30. Free!


THURSDAY 11/19: Opening reception for "Ambiguous Bodies," curated by Laura Amussen. This is gonna be a great show!

"The human body can be interpreted in diverse ways. In the exhibition Ambiguous Bodies, 10 artists employ the idea of ambiguity, dismantling notions of the classical and the ideal form, while simultaneously broadening the scope of the human form to include differences of beauty, race, sexuality, and gender."