Ticket Give-Away! Twilight Sad Tomorrow at the Space (Hamden)
Twilight Sad are playing with Errors and local greats Landing (the new one by Landing was recently reviewed in one of our updates – check it out!).
The show is tomorrow so let’s keep this simple. Come into the store and say, “Hey, can I get those Twilight Sad tix?” and we’ll probably say, “Yea, let me get that going,” or something like that.
Converge / Torche Show Ticket Give-Away!
Friday, October 12th Converge, Torche, Kvelertak, & Living Laser will be sharing the stage at Club INT (the old Sports Palace) in New Britain, CT. Tickets are on sale now here at the shop and online.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway for this one. Starting tomorrow (10/2/12), when we open at noon, the first person to come in and tell us what their favorite Converge album is and why gets them. It’s that simple. If you’re not the first person, well, you’re here anyway so you might as well buy some tickets for what is sure to be one of the best shows in Connecticut for 2012.
Film Pass Give-Away:
The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye
Rick: I love Throbbing Gristle. Love ’em. I love the individual projects (and paired, etc.) that have come after. I love the myriad projects that have been influenced by the mere existence of T.G. (not all of ’em, but y’ know). So, it’s incredible that this film is playing in Hartford and equally incredible that I now get to offer pairs of free passes to the first three (3) people (3×2=6 people getting in free) to tell me what the following symbol is associated with in regards to post-T.G. projects and this film:
ALL PASSES ARE NOW GIVEN AWAY!
You should still go to Real Art Ways and maybe you’ll see me there!
Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre- and post-punk eras, he is the founder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981), and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music. Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music”, his innovations have transformed the character of rock and electronic music while his prodigious efforts to expand the boundaries of live performance have radically altered the way people experience sound in a concert setting.
But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (née Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his other half and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and Genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. Genesis called this project “Creating the Pandrogyne”. Influenced, like so much of Genesis work, by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs Cut Ups , it was an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.
This is a love story, and a portrait of two lives that illustrate the transformative powers of both love and art. Marie Losier brings to us the most intimate details of Genesis’s extraordinary, uncanny world. In warm and intimate images captured handheld, Losier crafts a labyrinthine mise-en-scene of interviews, home movies, and performance footage. The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye documents a truly new brand of Romantic consciousness, one in defiance of the daily dehumanization of the body by the pervasive presence of advertising and pornography, conveying beauty, dignity and devotion from a perspective never before seen on film.
Pixies Free Tickets Contest
(Read on and learn how.)
This Saturday, October 29th, Pixies will be taking the stage at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT to perform their second album, “Doolittle”. Florida indie rockers, Surfer Blood will be opening up the show.
Manic Productions is co-promoting this show and was nice enough to give us a pair of tickets to give away! All you have to do is come down to the store & bring a Pixies album up to the counter. You don’t need to even buy it. No purchase necessary! We only have one pair (2 for the first person to do this) so get here quick!
Speaking of Manic Productions, we recently did an interview with the brains behind that operation, Mark Nussbaum. We’re still putting that video together, but here is a sneak peek!