Art Outside 2009: More Artist Spotlights
Art Outside 2009 will feature the widest variety of talent you can imagine. From world-renowned DJs and killer psychedelic rock bands, to multi-talented visual and performance artists, underground films, photographers, comedians and fashionistas, Art Outside will offer much more than your average festival.
Inspired by a genuine desire to promote the arts, this event is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and entertaining spectacles that central Texas has ever seen. Imagine a family-friendly version Burning Man held in our own backyard, then infused with a healthy dose of rock ‘n roll from the same people who brought you Psych Fest.
We will be highlighting several of the performing artists each week leading up to Art Outside 2009, which is taking place October 9-11 at the historic Apache Pass. This week the spotlight is on The Vandelles, Freq Nasty, Adira Amram, and Kanya Lyons.
“Brandishing their trademark rocknroll noir, New York’s The Vandelles should be secure in their bragging rights to the utterly cool corner of the neo-psych movement they occupy. Drenched in ‘50s spy movie soundtrack, surf rock, & classic girl group influences, this Brooklyn outfit is riding their wave to the top of the national scene with little to stop them.”
Check out the songs on The Vandelles myspace page, this band seriously rocks. They will be performing on Saturday at midnight, right before Dead Meadow. Here is some live footage of The Vandelles from Psych Fest, performing “Bad Volcano” from their latest album Del Black Aloha:
“Santogold producer and collaborator, breakbeat innovator, and international DJ Freq Nasty established himself as one of the UK dance music scene’s pioneers early on by producing many of breakbeat’s defining moments. Born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand, this pioneering DJ is widely-acknowledged by critics for consistently breaking boundaries with his music, from his classic breaks tunes such as “Boomin Back Atcha” and “Move Back,” to remixes of pop icons like Fatboy Slim, Kelis and KRS-One.”
When it comes to the DJ art, Freq Nasty is a chameleon. He can spin in any environment and quickly have the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. He has performed at some of the biggest electronic music festivals in existence, including Glastonbury and Exit Festival, and is an on-demand DJ for clubs around the world. Here is a short video of his set at Burning Man 2007:
“Adira Amram has been performing her sly, sexy and subversive musical comedy all over NYC and beyond. Along with her backing band and dancers, The Experience, she has recently performed at The Bowery Ballroom, The Williamsburg Music Hall, the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and Comix. She has also been nominated for Best Musical Comedy Act at the ECNY Awards for 2007 and 2008.”
Take a look at this hilarious music video for Adira Amram’s “Mom Song.” This is taken from her new album Hot Jams for Teens:
“Kanya Lyons is an accomplished stop motion interactive digital artist. Her project Anda Mandala has been featured at Maker Faire in Austin, First Night Austin, Plutopia 2009 (an official SXSW interactive party), and Maker Faire 2009 in the Bay Area where she won an Editor’s Choice Award.”
Stay tuned for more artist spotlights, and click over to www.artoutside.org for more information.
Buy tickets now! For just $50 pp for a 3-day pass including camping, this really is the entertainment bargain of the year.
Also remember to click “I Like It” on the Do512 event listing for a chance to win free tickets.
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