But all venues can take steps to do better by disabled showgoers. Independent promoter Sasha Lord, who books Comet Ping Pong, says getting the word out about local venues’ accessibility—or inaccessibility—is key. “Be proactive,” she says. “Every venue should assess their accessibility. Knowing your limitations should be the first thing.”
via Bill Pearis/Brooklyn Vegan:
San Francisco's Part Time were all set to start their tour with Gap Dream when Gap Dream pulled out, citing "personal reasons." Which is a bummer. However, Part Time will carry on with the tour, drafting Oxnard, CA's charmingly shambolic Sea Lions to fill in the Gap. While I was personally looking forward to Gap Dream, this seems like a pretty good trade-off, especially for those on the indiepop side of the spectrum.
Catch Part Time and Sea Lions when they play Comet Ping Pong with DC's Go Cozy on Tuesday, September 2nd!
Catch Prince Rama (as tour-managed by Sasha Lord!) as they travel to Bogota, Colombia and then return to the states for an end-of-summer mini tour through DC, Raleigh for Hopscotch Festival, and Philly!
Check out their new interview HERE with VICE en Espanol!
Wild Hand Workspace is a studio at Monroe Street Market shared by photographer/curator Victoria Milko and Panda Head‘s Morgan Hungerford West. The studio regularly hosts events, workshops, art shows, and pop-ups. One of their exciting new announcements is the presentation of work by artist Kelly Hughes. From Wild Hand Workspace:
Wild Hand Workspace is excited to present Chromatic Transmissions, a solo show by Kelly Hughes/Cobra Wu
from July 17 – July 20. The show will be open 6-9PM on July 17 and 11AM - 2PM on Saturday + Sunday, July 19 + 20.
Please join us for the opening reception Thursday, July 17 from 6PM – 9PM
ABOUT KELLY HUGHES:
Kelly Hughes (Cobra Wu) is a Washington, DC based mixed-media artist. She attended George Mason University where she studied cognitive science and art. Her work explores the emotionality of color and absurd narrative. The pieces included in this exhibition are inspired by remote associations formed from scrambled radio signals. More of her work can be seen at her website, MindglowStudios.com.
The Wild Hand is located at Studio 8 on the Arts Walk at the Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St NE.
Over the last 10 months, SALES have been releasing singles on soundcloud as a steady build to their first full-length record (TLS covered their "Renee" / "Tonka Time" 7" earlier this year). SALES' newest track "Vow" is also a slow build in itself; it hangs at the same relaxed pace throughout, thanks to a boomerang guitar line and Lauren Morgan's gentle voice. As Lauren sings, she bounces on top of each word and never reaches her full volume, like you're hanging out and playing music in her room but don't want to annoy the roommates. Jordan Shih provides deceivingly subtle backing on drums, also never making more noise than absolutely necessary. The Orlando duo toes the line of folk, indie pop, lo-fi and minimalism and refuses to commit to one genre, which is part of SALES' intimate appeal. "Vow" tackles the confusion of intimacy, as well: "Looked at you too long at last / Fell apart in the lows of a laugh." To cap off the 3-minutes, liquid guitar riffs flow over Jordan's steady rhythms giving the perfect finishing touch. If you're in the NYC area next month, come see SALES play at the Paper Box on June 20, presented by THE LE SIGH, with Kaiotic Music and The Epoch. Florist, Small Wonder and Told Slant will also be playing. Listen Here >>
Boston’s Guerilla Toss have always worked a certain funk backbone into their music, but it’s been a foundation to something that is chaotic, noisy, and destructive (watch their recent live video to understand why those are all good things). “367 Equalizer,” however, is surprisingly tight, and finds them locking into one extremely satisfying groove while throwing in every strange noise and scream in their arsenal. Listen here >>