Bringing together a new generation of artists interested in Thomas Bayrle’s legacy, this panel will look at how younger voices take up questions around corporate production, political spectacle, digital technology, and urban planning in their own work.
The conversation will be moderated by art historian and critic Alex Kitnick, and will feature panelists Lena… Kameelah Janan Rasheed shares materials from her personal archival collection of printed matter, including small press publications, magazine articles on independent black schools, textbooks and curriculum sets from the mid-1970s, course catalogues, independent black periodicals, and contemporary texts.
However hasty or uncertain the release of the album may have been some 40 years ago, one thing is certain: in a darkened room in New York City at the end of a Kentucky childhood, a 20 year old Jay Bolotin cut a singularly enchanted album of unhurried, low key loner ballads with the confidence and honesty of a seasoned journeyman.
Jay Bolotin is an unqualified singer songwriter gem that will appeal to fans of Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt & Alex Chilton.
We get guided through verses and choruses of swamp rock, gothic bluesy chanson and smoky acoustic ballads, as well as a jazz-folk tinged instrumental – after all, the band take their name from the classic 1965 Stan Tracey cut – but the apogee of this collection is the driving drone-choral opus, Les Furies – sung in French, this is a very Gallic observation of after hours culture.
, he’s picking up an acoustic guitar to collaborate with his trio The Showdown Kids or sitting in with Phil Lesh.
“I’m finally getting my shit together,” the guitarist says.
Medusa’s Lair is stunning, inscrutably wily, living music.
One time edition of 300 lps pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl.