1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Paintings on Victory Hop Sack Burlap – Live Art / Bands – Sister/Crayon & Black Death Blue Sky
EXHIBIT ON VIEW Oct 10-18
Note: This event is 21 and over only.
Local artists drawing live to music by Blue Sky Black Death & Sister Crayon Oct 17th. With painted works on display from Oct 10-18 on first floor.
Smell & Feel the Hops – as in recycled burlap hops bags turned into art canvas provided by Victory Brewing Company. Bowls of fresh hops to touch / smell ….
Taste the Victory beers on tap, feel the music, pick up paper and draw / rock on ! Bring your own material if you want. Artist are local Philly area/USA Made products … a good time to break looseeee …. fill the walls with spontaneous art.
Art & design from Todd Marrone, Bevan McShea, Matt McGlynn, Scott White, James Traynor, Anastasia Frandsen, Wes Richards and Mark Parker…. Art Gallery on first floor, Live Art to Music on Second floor, with crowd participation welcomed. Victory Beer specials on tap.
Blue Sky Black Death (abbreviated BSBD)is a production duo based in Seattle, Washington. It consists of Kingston Maguire, better known mononymously as Kingston, and Ian Taggart, better known by his stage name Young God. They are known principally for their hip hop and instrumental music, made with a mixture of live instrumentation and sampling. Their name is “a skydiving phrase alluding to beauty and death.”
An off and on recluse, Terra Lopez spent countless hours in her Northern California bedroom each day, recording hundreds of gritty, personal demos with her classical guitar and MPC. Staring at the ceiling of her apartment, she taught herself how to sing by studying vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Jeff Buckley. It was during this time that Lopez started to form the sound and scope of what would become Sister Crayon. Shortly after, Lopez met Dani Fernandez and the two bonded over hip-hop and the MPC. Inseparable, the duo started collaborating and word spread quickly about Sister Crayon on the West Coast. Over the years, the project has undergone numerous lineup changes and been bolstered by the addition of live keys and drums. With drummer Omar Barajas in the mix, Sister Crayon’s live show is passionate, dynamic and emotionally resonant.
Since Sister Crayon’s debut release Bellow in 2011, Lopez and Fernandez have worked relentlessly to reinvent the project, with the focus shifting back towards its founding members. The two have honed in on the electronic side of things, centering more on Lopez’s powerful, diverse vocal range while utilizing heavy beats and haunting melodies. Having toured nationally for most of 2012 with the likes of Built to Spill, The Album Leaf and Maps & Atlases, Sister Crayon went into the studio in late September to record the Cynic EP. The record is at times raw and inconsolable, inspired by Lopez’s absent father and daily frustrations with the past. Sister Crayon’s new body of work is unapologetic in its intensity, allowing them to create their most revealing work to date. Upon the release of Cynic, Sister Crayon plans to unveil a fresh live sound with tour dates in the Spring while also gearing up for their second full-length, set to be released in late 2013.