Posts Tagged ‘New York’
Anxieteam played its last NYC show (for now) at Goodbye Blue Monday on June 13th. During this gig, Anxieteam’s first CD was free-vealed, and our Doodlesplatter NYC correspondent, Saki, was kind enough to share the tunes and photos from the event. You can sample some of the tracks on Anxieteam’s MySpace page, but Jon has cryptically suggested that there may be more Anxieteam CD news in August. Saki won one of the coveted discs, but I don’t think she’s posted about it yet. You should still check out her Flickr and blog, though, because she rules and because I said so. Goodbye Blue Monday and Goodbye Anxieteam (for now). Jon has many more photos on his site here.
Doodlesplatter NYC correspondent, Saki, was kind enough to provide us with lots of photos from Anxieteam’s recent Brooklyn shows. These snaps are from the June 2nd gig at Pete’s Candy Store where Saki was even one of the “Let’s Eat Soya” dancers. I don’t think she’s posted about this yet, but you should check out her Flickr and blog anyway because she rules and because I said so. From Munch-esque backdrop to the Cher-esque costume changes, this looked like a lot of fun. Jon also has many more photos on his site here.
Kidrobot posted a slideshow of photos from Jon’s recent Doodle and Scrawl signing at KRNY. The event looked well-attended, and Jon added colorful doodles to many a Munny. Although the bulk of the objects tended to be Munnyworld, I really dig this one person’s customized hat. A few photos follow. Click through for the slideshow courtesy of KR’s Flickr set.
Ready for more of this? This just in from Jon:
This special event sees the last performance for sometime on the shores of America for the cute cartoon couple.
But wipe those tears away! Through-out the performance, the band will be giving away their first ever CD to ten lucky audience members - for FREE! The CD includes some of their classic pop tunes along with karaoke versions so you too can join in and singalong with Anxieteam! Each CD will be numbered and signed by the band and to further record this momentous giveaway Jim and Jon will draw your portrait on the cover. If you don’t live in NYC, then get a friend to come along instead (with your photograph!).
This is absolutely guaranteed to be a collectors item in the years to come, perfect for you to sell on eBay and retire on the profits. (non-guaranteed by the state of Anxieteam)
See you at Goodbye Blue Monday on Sunday to sing-along and say goodbye (for now) to Anxieteam!
Hopefully the Anxieteam CDs will make their way to Burgerplex for all of us who are currently geographically challenged.
The multi-talented duo sang, danced and painted simultaneously. Jim’s beats and Jon’s droll texts were as charmingly infectious and upbeat as ever.
Photos via RobotsWillKill and Becki Fuller’s Flickr.
Jon will be live doodling and signing toys at Kidrobot New York next week on Friday, June 11th. He’ll be signing for fans from 6-8PM. Heroes of Burgertown mini-figures and blank DIY toys will be available at the event.
Honorary New Yorker, Jon Burgerman, and Jim Avignon have three collaborative pieces in “Street Art New York, ” a silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC. The event takes place Saturday, April 24th from 7-11PM with the auction beginning promptly at 7PM EST.
To celebrate the release of the new book “Street Art New York” and to benefit the programs of Free Arts NYC, original artworks by a stellar array of today’s Street Artists from New York and beyond will be featured in a silent auction to take place on April 24, 2010, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm at Factory Fresh Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
The Benefit, to be held at one of New York’s epicenters for the thriving new Street Art scene, Factory Fresh Gallery, will feature an incredibly strong selection of today’s Street Artists joining together for one night as a community to benefit NYC kids from disadvantaged backgrounds as the numbers of poor and low-income children in New York continues to rise. Representing a renaissance in modern urban art at the dawn of a new decade, this artists will very likely be the largest collection of 2010’s street artists in one location.
The list of participating artists thus far includes* Bishop 203, Billi Kid, BortusK Leer, Broken Crow, C Damage, C215, Cake, Celso, Chris RWK , Chris Stain, Creepy, DAIN, Damon Ginandes, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow Toe, Gaia, FKDL, General Howe, GoreB, Hellbent, Imminent Disaster, Jim Avignon, Jef Aerosol, JMR, Jon Burgerman, Keely, Know Hope, Logan Hicks, Mark Carvalho, Matt Siren, Mint and Serf, Miss Bugs, NohJColey, Peru Ana Ana Peru, PMP, Poster Boy, Rene Gagnon, ROA, Pufferella, Royce Bannon, Skewville, Specter, Stikman, The Dude Company, Tristan Eaton,Veng RWK *as of March 27, 2010.
Street Art New York, the book, by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, with a foreword by Carolina A. Miranda, published in April 2010 by Prestel Publishing (Random House). The authors of the successful Brooklyn Street Art book (and founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com) expand their scope and take readers on a fast-paced run through the streets of New York, along the waterways, on the rooftops, and up the walls of today’s ever-morphing vibrant Street Art scene as only NYC can tell it.
[Thanks to Jeps for the PDFs!]
The audio delights promise to return good energy and wide toothy grins to the Lower East side, collecting together a new wave of young bands emerging from the gloomy downturn of the late Noughties with vim, brilliance and reliance. Shimmy and strut into the new decade with optimism and tunes that wont leave your head.
Anxieteam is the new collaboration of internationally renown artists Jim Avignon (Germany) and Jon Burgerman (UK). Splicing together merry pop melodies coupled with dry, sardonic lyrics, Anxieteam masterfully coax audiences into their colourful, bouncy world of catchy songs about modern day anxieties, longing and salads. ‘Let’s Eat Soya’ is their ridiculously infectious, anthemic dance declaration of smutty love in a meat-free-world whereas the Creedence Clearwater Revival sample heavy ‘I’ve Forgotten’ is a curiously blazing rock-workout response to CCR’s popular ‘Susie Q’.
Accompanying Anxieteam will be the indie boy, loop-based R&B of Rifle Recoil, the stuttering, sultry, soulful grooves of Peach and the twinkling digital dreamscapes of NY based Dorako.
Can’t make it to the show, but want to sample some cyber caketronica? Check out Jon’s last.fm radio station.
Tomorrow night, Jon will present work inspired by his summer in New York and Los Angeles at Giant Robot. Join Jon to chat about the hipsters and heat beginning at 6:30PM. Jon talks a bit about how My American Summer came about in this Juxtapoz interview. (Hint: it involves a “cat emergency” and to a lesser extent, Matt Groening.) The show runs through September 16th. Here’s the blurb from GRNY and a couple exclusive sneak previews.
My American Summer will feature works that have been made during Burgerman’s nearly three-month visit to America (in Los Angeles and, mainly, New York City). Most are drawings on paper, while others are unique, three-dimensional versions of his observations on his Brooklyn Hipsters, hand-made by plush expert, The Felt Mistress. The work plays with notions of being a tourist, cliched outsider observations, and how some cultural differences are now homogenized in most major cities.
Last week, Jon got his doodle on in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Jaime Rojo on the Brooklyn Street Art blog. Bonus points for the caption: “It’s a whole new Doodle by British Sensation Jon Burgerman!” If I parked my car near this wall, my Infectious sticker-scheme (in progress) would blend nicely…