Local Slice Recommendation – Electronic Sound Scapes and Sonic Soul Food – Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Madrone Art Bar – 500 Divisadero at Fell, SF, CA

8-9 p.m. – Loe and The Nasty’s – Sonic Soul Food

10 – 11 p.m. Fuzzpod –  Electronic Sound Scapes

$5 Cover, after 9 p.m.

10:30  – Fuzzpod

They will be playing songs from their latest release, The Garden of Fuzzy Delights and earlier Fuzzpod music. Check out their hybrid sound comprised of the playfulness of Deee-Lite, the lyrical insight and pop elements of Pet Shop Boys, but fueled with a soulful twist akin to that of The Supreme Beings of Leisure. They’ve been compared to Cocteau Twins, Morcheeba, Autechre, Tricky, and Depeche Mode.
The evening is sure to be a blend of musical spices”

 Loe & the Nastys’ original music fuses the improvisation of jazz, the structure of popular music, and group interplay. They draw their influence from Roy Hargrove, Thelonious Monk, Gretchen Parlato, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Loe & the Nastys’ deal in music that isn’t popular with young folks anymore; equal parts jazz, Jobim-influenced Latin music, and even a little Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, this quartet has a smokey sound that evokes a feeling as cool as the other side of the bed.”

– 2008, Vintage Guitar Magazine

Check Madrone’s Current Exhibition:

Madrone Art Bar presents:On the main wall:December 9th, 2010 – February 28th, 2011Cliff Hengst

Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco is pleased to announce a wall painting by long time Bay Area Artist Cliff Hengst.

CLIFF HENGST is an artist based in San Francisco, California. His wall drawings, paintings and performances have been included in numerous exhibition including Marella Arte in Milan, Gallerie Uta Pardun in Berlin Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Gallery 16, Ratio 3, Jack Hanley, Berkeley Art Museum and SFMOMA. He has worked collaboratively with Larry Rinder at Testsite in Austin Texas and with Scott Hewicker on Good Times: Bad Trips, a book dedicated to the phenomena of the bad drug trip. Over 50 contributors—including noted artists Devendra Banhart, Tony Labat and Chris Johanson—recount their bad trips, and their stories are paired with photographs, paintings and collages by Hewicker and Hengst.

For this show at Madrone Art Bar, Hengst will use quotes from women as a text mural. Artists, actors, musicians, poets, and muses will be providing the inspiration for this wall work.

AND In the Window:

Shawna Peterson

Front: “Black & White” Neon tubing with neon gas, and found sign

Shawna Peterson has been a commercial neon tubebender for over 20 years. Currently she creates artwork using old sign panels, found and re-used objects, and new neon. At one time the old signage and objects performed a function, and had a clear meaning or purpose. Shawna enjoys re-animating the found objects by changing their use, deconstructing the forms that were once alphabet, or in the case of the piece “Sorry”, adding words to an everyday object.

Shawna Peterson has been bending neon tubing since 1987. She began her neon career with fabrication, pattern-making, and design work. This eventually led to an apprenticeship with the neon tube-bender, R.J. Wells.

While working for a nationwide sign company, she worked extensively in the commercial neon field, producing signs for companies like The Gap, Safeway, Starbucks, Payless Shoe Source, Miller Brewing, and Hollywood Video.

Shawna has also done neon work for numerous other Bay Area projects, like the Yahoo! sign, the San Francisco Symphony Black and White Ball, Citizen Cake, Luna Park, The Last Supper Club, Andalu, Frisson, and Bongsu to name a few.

Currently, Shawna still bends commercial neon projects, but she also creates neon art both independently and for other artists. She designs and produces her own neon sculpture and furniture. She is interested in using old signage in her artwork, transforming found metal cabinets and plastic faces into new, original pieces. Shawna bends new neon to work with her sculptures that incorporate the old sign fragments. In addition, she enjoys working with artists to create the neon they envision for their own art. Artists that she has worked with include Sarkis at the San Francisco Art Institute, Bill Kane, Mike Krouse, Jan Zivic, SFMOMA, and others.

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