4/30/2016

LEVITATION PARTY @ The Townsend










photos by Bev Davies

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Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Scoot Inn









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John Doe's The Westerner out now via Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers + tour dates confirmed

JOHN DOE’S THE WESTERNER 
OUT NOW VIA COOL ROCK RECORDS/
THIRTY TIGERS

ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

BOOK DEBUT UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN:
A PERSONAL HISTORY OF L.A. PUNK OUT MAY 1

“Doe beautifully balances a rocker’s heart and a poet’s soul.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“One of the warmest, most welcome voices in pop music. There’s a beseeching quality to his singing that draws you in with curiosity.”—NPR Music
 
“…a winning platter of ‘60s inspired rock with a singer-songwriter twist.” American Songwriter

John Doe’s new album The Westerner is out now via Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers. Doe calls The Westerner his “psychedelic soul record from the Arizona desert.” The album, which debuted on Rolling Stone Country, continues to receive critical acclaim:

  “...colored with plenty of rock n roll grit and reverb, Doe exhorts us to partake of a journey thats both urgent and unavoidable,
without getting too specific about the destination.”—NPR Music

“Dirty Rockabilly swagger...”—Rolling Stone

“Punk heros latest effort is a sweeping panorama
inspired by time in Arizona.”—Rolling Stone Country

"...Doe simply is making some of the most striking music of his career."—The Boston Globe

 “The result recalls the quieter Doors, various psychedelic Nuggets and a healthy amount of Americana folk.”—Salon

To celebrate the release Doe will tour nationwide this summer with dates at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Chicago’s City Winery, Venture’s Mission Park and Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. See below for complete itinerary.

Recently, Doe’s music video for “Sunlight” premiered on The Huffington Post. Additionally, his new track “Go Baby Go,” featuring Debbie Harry, premiered on Stereogum and the official music video for “Get On Board” premiered on NPR Music.

The album features ten new tracks from Doe with guest appearances from Chan Marshall of Cat PowerDebbie Harry of Blondie, Cindy Wasserman of Dead Rock West and Tom BrosseauThe Westerner was produced by Howe Gelb (Neko Case, M. Ward), Dave Way(Fiona Apple) and Doe. The album’s artwork was designed by Shepard Fairey and Aaron Hueyto support Native American rights via a campaign called Protect The Sacred, with additional photography by Jim Herrington.

Of the record Doe says, “The Westerner is dedicated to Michael Blake, author of many books, including Dancing With Wolves, who was a scholar and advocate for Native American rights. He was also one of my best friends for over 30 years. Michael taught me how to ride horses (we knocked each other off them several times) and we taught each other about writing, music and art. Many of these songs are about him or use him as the main character. His presence has been with me throughout the making of the record. It’s a wild, spread-out, desert-like life that we’ve lived.”

Doe’s first book, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, will be published on May 1 by Da Capo Press. The audio book will follow via Penguin Random House. The book explores the Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk from 1977-1982, sharing chapter-length tales from the author along with personal essays from players in the scene. The book is written by Doe with the help of Tom DeSavia. Other contributors include twelve notable members of punk bands of the era. Fans can pre-order the book and album via Doe’s PledgeMusic page at http://bit.ly/1SWr2W5 with part of the proceeds going to Honor The Treaties.

John Doe is a founding member of the seminal L.A. punk rock band X and the country spin-off band The Knitters. Doe’s solo career began with 1990’s Meet John Doe, followed by Kissingsohard(1995), For the Rest of Us (1998), Freedom Is… (2000), Dim Stars Bright Sky (2002), Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet (2005), For the Best of Us (extended version in 2006), A Year in the Wilderness (2007), Country Club (a collaboration with The Sadies in 2009), A Day at the Pass (a collaboration with Jill Sobule in 2011), Keeper (2011) and most recently The Best of John Doe: This Far (2015) a compilation of Doe’s favorite solo recording moments.

THE WESTERNER TRACKLIST 
1. Get On Board
2. Sunlight
3. A Little Help (Featuring Chan Marshall)
4. My Darling, Blue Skies
5. Go Baby Go (Featuring Debbie Harry)
6. Alone In Arizona
7. Sweet Reward
8. Drink Of Water
9. The Other Shoe
10. Rising Sun

JOHN DOE LIVE
May 4                                             Los Angeles, CA                  The GRAMMY Museum
May 17                                           Brooklyn, NY                        Rough Trade
May 26                                           Seattle, WA                           Benaroya Hall
June 5                                             Chicago, IL                           City Winery
June 6                                             Cincinnati, OH                     Taft Theatre
June 7                                             Ann Arbor, MI                     The Ark
June 8                                             Cleveland, OH                      Music Box Super Club
June 9                                             Pittsburgh, PA                      Club Café                   
June 10                                           Philadelphia, PA                   World Café Live
June 11                                           New Haven, CT                    Café 9             
June 12                                           Cambridge, MA                    Atwood’s Tavern
June 13                                           Cambridge, MA                    Atwood’s Tavern
June 14                                           Newport, RI                          Café At The Parlor
June 15                                           New York, NY                     City Winery
June 16                                           Rehoboth Beach, DE            Dogfish Brewings & Eats
June 17                                           Vienna, VA                           Jammin’ Java
June 19                                           Chapel Hill, NC                    Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
June 20                                           Atlanta, GA                           City Winery Atlanta
June 23                                           Fountain Valley, CA             Don The Beachcomer
June 24                                           Pioneertown, CA                  Pappy & Harriet’s
June 25                                           Venture, CA                          Mission Park
June 26                                           San Francisco, CA                Great American Music Hall
June 28                                           Portland, OR                         Doug Fir Lounge
June 29                                           Seattle, WA                          Tractor Tavern
July 15                                            Houston, TX                        McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Hanni El Khatib releases EP Savage Times Vol 1 + Shares new video for "Born Brown"

HANNI EL KHATIB RELEASES SAVAGE TIMES VOL. 1 
VIA INNOVATIVE LEISURE

SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR "BORN BROWN" 

Hanni El Khatib by Nick Walker

WATCH: "Born Brown" - https://youtu.be/kaeK8kjGuBQ

 STREAM: Savage Times Vol. 1 - http://spoti.fi/1XYedtI

After recently premiering new tracks "Baby's OK" via The FADER and "Gonna Die Alone" as a World First on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show, Hanni El Khatib is back today to formally release them with another new song "Born Brown" as the EP Savage Times Vol. 1. The release comes via El Khatib's own Innovative Leisure and in conjunction with a video for "Born Brown". 

Speaking about the video, El Khatib said, "My mother and father came to this country with high hopes to achieve their dreams. They made every opportunity count. Somewhere along the way they found each other and I was born. They instilled their values and ethics in me. We've worked hard as a family to get to where we are today. This song is for anyone raised in America by the immigrants who have made this country what it is. Born Brown. Born Proud."

Check out the video for "Born Brown" above, see below for all Savage Times Vol. 1 info and stay tuned for more Hanni El Khatib news soon.

About Hanni El Khatib:

You could call 2015 a breakthrough year for Hanni El Khatib, but it wasn't just an easy breakthrough all at once. Instead, it was step after unexpected step and chance after random circumstance, part of a zig-zag path that now has El Khatib working on the most unexpected project he's come up with yet-a project that doesn't even have a name or even an ending right now.

His album Moonlight, a Sandinista!-style festival of experimentation that hit in January 2015, was where everything started. A recording studio meet-up led to a GZA verse on "Moonlight," and that led to an El Khatib appearance on one of GZA's songs-the cover of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican"-and he followed that up by contributing the ghostly middle break to rapper Freddie Gibbs' bleaked-out "Satin Black." By summer he'd put out a picture disc single of his desolate take on D'Angelo and Premier's brooding "Devil's Pie" and teamed up with a bunch of elementary school kids from Staten Island's P.S. 22 Chorus for a rework of "Moonlight" and "Melt Me," and yes, it was as adorable as you'd think. He'd finish producing the debut album for Parisian psychedelic trio Wall of Death, and he'd make it all the way to Vladivostok, Russia, for a final set of festival appearances that the local U.S. consulate reported "brought artist and audience closer together." Then he'd play his last show of the year-last show to date, really-in September of 2015. And then everything suddenly changed.
            
El Khatib was booked to headline a Paris show with a special one-shot supergroup including drummer Alex Sowinski of BadBadNotGood, bassist Jonny Bell of Crystal Antlers and Dam-Funk collaborator and solo synthesizer wizard Computer Jay. But the Bataclan attacks canceled those plans, and so El Khatib was left with unexpected space in his schedule. He took the time to hole up with his guitar and generate hundreds of ideas-an uninterrupted flow that left dozens of voice-memo song snippets on his phone-and booked a session at Bell's Jazzcats studio in December to see what would happen. The very first day pretty much immediately resulted in "Gonna Die Alone" and "Baby's OK"-the first two new songs he's released so far, by the way-and instantly crystallized a simple new idea: write, record, repeat. Instead of a new album, he'd work on a new state of mind.
            
Although he'd already begun to work behind the mixing board with earlier signees to Innovative Leisure,Moonlight was El Khatib's first full-scale production credit-an experience of deep commitment to every level of making an album, from the first idea to the very last mix. He'd locked himself in an L.A. studio for thirty days, and after a long month of vintage gear, field recordings of funerals, so-crazy-it-might-work sample editing and more than a little whiskey, he walked out on April Fool's Day with his most daring and distinctive album ever. That meant that when he finally finished touring for Moonlight and started at Jazzcats that winter, he truly knew what he could do in a studio.
            
So El Khatib teamed up with Bell and submerged himself completely into recording, this time decamping to Jazzcats for week after week of lockdown improvisation. (And night after night of recovery-or discovery-at some of Long Beach's oldest and least-revitalized bars.) This was a new project, based on turning limitations-limited time, limited instruments, limited knowledge of how exactly to play strange new instruments-into inspiration, and of working non-stop with Bell to chase every idea until it either took flight or cracked into pieces. Although only two songs have materialized so far, there are more coming. In fact, there are more being made right now.
            
Moonlight was when Hanni tested every rule there is about making an album, but now he's not making an album at all. Instead, this is process as public performance: an artist releasing music to the world almost in real time, with nothing to interfere with the purity or intimacy. (If you were in L.A. on Record Store Day, you could've even got a special one-of-a-kind 7" of one of the songs, made especially for you by Bell and his record-cutting lathe.) Normally, at this point in a band bio, you'd get to find out what's coming next. But no one really knows what's coming next-not even El Khatib. All anyone can do for now is just listen.

 

Hanni El Khatib
Savage Times Vol. 1
Innovative Leisure
April 29th 2016

1. Baby's OK
2. Born Brown
3. Gonna Die Alone

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DOROTHY To Release debut Album "ROCKISDEAD." Premiere New Track "Dark Nights."

DOROTHY ANNOUNCE DETAILS ON HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT ALBUM  “ROCKISDEAD” OUT ON JUNE 24TH 

PREMIERE NEW TRACK “DARK NIGHTS”

HEADLINING SHOW CONFIRMED IN LOS ANGELES MAY 10TH
SET TO EMBARK ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH THE STRUTS THIS SUMMER
 

LISTEN
“DARK NIGHTS”

PRE-ORDER
“ROCKISDEAD”

TIDAL | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | AMAZON
  
“ROCKISDEAD” Track List
1. Kiss It
2. Dark Nights
3. Raise Hell
4. Wicked Ones
5. Gun In My Hand
6. Medicine Man
7. Woman
8. Whiskey Fever
9. After Midnight
10. Missile
11. Shelter

Today, DOROTHY announced they will be releasing their refreshingly raw debut album “ROCKISDEAD” (Roc Nation Records) on June 24thThis highly anticipated full-length is available for pre-order today via Tidal,iTunesGoogle Play and Amazon which includes an instant download “Dark Nights,” the band’s brand new track which premiered today via Noisey.com
 
“ROCKISDEAD” is a true force of nature and comes hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP. Featuring 11-killer tracks -- including the radio single “Raise Hell” which is currently featured in the NOW YOU SEE ME 2 trailer -- “ROCKISDEAD” champions that classic rock tradition but with a modern twist, while celebrating all that is sacred about the genre. Recorded in the heart of Los Angeles, this ballsy new album is arefreshing and welcomed reminder that rock n’ roll could once more reign again.
 
Currently the band is on tour with Halestorm and will be joining The Struts this summer for a string of North American tour dates. For a full list of tour dates see below. For tickets and further information go to:www.itsdorothysucka.com

DOROTHY – 
comprised of front-woman Dorothy Martin, drummer Zac Morris, guitarist DJ Black and bassistGregg Cash -- will also be headlining in Los Angeles at The Echo on May 10th, get your tickets here.


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
04/29 - Taft Theater - Cincinnati, OH^
04/30 - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN^
05/10 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
05/14 - “Make It Louder” Festival - Salt Lake City, UT
07/14 - The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ*
07/21 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NJ*
07/23 - Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - Cleveland, OH*
07/26 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH*
08/01 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME*
08/02 - Royale Night Club - Boston, MA*
08/04 - Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE*
08/05- Market Square - Harrisburg, PA*
08/06 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC*
^w/Halestorm
*w/The Struts


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Childbirth plays in Brooklyn June 9th and 10th, in support of their latest LP "Women's Rights"

Childbirth's sophomore album, Women's Rights, 

is out now on   Suicide Squeeze Records


Fans in Brooklyn can see them play live during
the Northside Festival on two dates:
June 9th at Shea Stadium
June 10th at Baby's All Right

Other dates:
06.09.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium for Northside Festival
06.10.16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right for Northside Festival
06.11.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
06.12.16 – Washington, D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong


Praise for Women's Rights:
"There probably isn't a funnier punk band than Childbirth. The three-piece Seattle supergroup of sorts is the offspring of Bikini Kill and Broad City..." i-D

“…the trio is punk's young, brash, feminist face.” NPR

“...on their second “album” pick up the mantle of Funniest Band That Matters from the sadly departed Das Racist.” SPIN naming Women’s Rights the Album of The Week

““The Seattle supergroup revel in all the effluvia that induces so much discreet pearl-clutching…” Pitchfork

“While the band definitely comes from a place of humor and the cover features a rubber gloved hand holding a glass of wine, pinky out no less, it should not take away from the seriousness of the topics they discuss.” IMPOSE

“Biting satire runs through all 13 garage-punk songs on the album, which are filled with as much poignant feminist and sociopolitical material as you’ll find in most bands’ entire back catalogs.” BITCH

“It’s a crude, serrated anthem for ladies who piss in the shower and don’t clean litterboxes.”Stereogum on “Nasty Grrls”

“Wry, lo-fi, and packing more zing than a jar of Colman’s, hell really hath no fury…” NME


Women’s Rights proves them effortlessly, riotously funny.” Brooklyn Magazine

“…Childbirth songs tend to be laugh-out-loud funny while also getting at some deeper, more empowering truths.” The FADER

“…some serious Slits vibes going on (“Typical Girls,” anyone?).” MTV

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4/29/2016

LEVITATION first day 2016 w/ BJM and Slowdive











All photos by Bev Davies

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The Raveonettes Share "Junko Ozawa" Track Via Clash

 Photo Credit: Amber and Ashlie Chavez
THE RAVEONETTES SHARE "JUNKO OZAWA" TRACK VIA CLASH

THE FOURTH TRACK IN THEIR 12 MONTHLY
RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH SERIES
 
LISTEN/WATCH & SHARE: The Raveonettes - "Junko Ozawa" (Lyric Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFiElml6rOM
 
The Raveonettes share a new track this week entitled "Junko Ozawa" via Clash. “…This tune is dedicated to Junko Ozawa the great female game composer of such classics as Rolling Thunder, The Tower Of Druaga, etc…" says Sune Rose Wagner "I wanted to keep all the instrumentation in the 8-12 bit range, only using low bit synths and sounds. Even the guitars have been re-sampled and played on a synth…Cool, uptempo shit!…”

The track is the fourth release from the band's official RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist where the duo will continue to upload a freshly recorded track on the last Friday of every month until December. The 'anti-album' will feature a collection of new tracks that aren't bound by the constraints of the format. Join the RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH and subscribe to the playlist here.
 
SUBSCRIBE TO THE
RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH
PLAYLIST AT 
http://radi.al/RaveSoundOfTheMonth

The Raveonettes also continue their new Pledge Music Campaign where fans can pledge for the CD and vinyl of the forthcoming new album. Sign up for the Pledge Music Campaign at http://radi.al/TheRaveonettesPledge.

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4/28/2016

R.I.P. Charles Gatewood 1942-2016


R.I.P. Charles Gatewood, 1942-2016.


Obituary: Charles Gatewood (1942 – 2016)
American Counter-Culture Anthropologist’s Work Broke Ground on Photography & Videography of BDSM, Body Modification, Fringe Fetishes, & More
SAN FRANCISCO (April 28, 2016) Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old.
“Charles Gatewood has been my best friend, mentor, and closest confidant,” said his girlfriend, Eva Marie. “He believed in me always, offering support and encouragement with unconditional love and kindness. Thank you, Charles, for every laugh, story, smile, and most of all, thank you for loving me.”
Charles Gatewood was born November 8, 1942 in Elgin, Illinois. His family then moved near Dallas, Texas, then Rolla, Missouri, finally ending in Springfield, Missouri, where Charles attended J.P Study Jr. High and Parkview High School.
From 1960 to 1964, Gatewood attended the University of Missouri, majoring in Anthropology. He graduated in 1963 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in art history. In 1964, as he was finishing his first year of graduate work, Gatewood met George W. Gardner, a gifted student photographer. Gatewood credits George Gardner's work and a Museum of Modern Art photography book, "The Family of Man" as influences that helped him choose a career in photography.
From 1964 to 1966, Gatewood lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden. He enrolled at the University of Stockholm to study sociology and apprenticed with a group of documentary photographers. In 1965, after exploring Europe, Gatewood returned to Sweden and found work as a darkroom technician for AB Text & Bilder, a Stockholm news agency. At night, Gatewood took advantage of his press pass and the agency's sophisticated equipment to photograph jazz concerts and happenings.
On April 29, 1966, Gatewood photographed the press conference and concert of musician Bob Dylan. One photograph, "Dylan With Sunglasses and Cigarette," was syndicated and received worldwide publication; it was Gatewood's first sale and first published picture. "Taking the Bob Dylan photo gave me faith I could actually be a professional photographer," said Gatewood. Other celebrity photos by Gatewood during this time include Martin Luther King, Jr., Ornette Coleman, Sonny Rollins, Joan Baez, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In June 1966, Gatewood returned to America and found work as second assistant at Jaffe-Smith photography studio in Greenwich Village. Ten months later, after learning studio photography techniques and advanced darkroom skills, Gatewood quit Jaffee-Smith and began his career as a freelance photographer. From 1970 to 1974, Gatewood worked as staff photographer for the Manhattan Tribune. He also photographed on assignment for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Harper's, Business Week, Time, and other magazines.
In 1972 and 1976, Gatewood was awarded CAPS fellowships by the New York State Arts Council. Gatewood's first photography book, “Sidetripping,” was published in 1975, with text by William S. Burroughs. The book was widely praised: A.D. Coleman, writing in the New York Times, said, "Gatewood's work is freakish, earthy, blunt, erotic--most of all, terribly and beautifully alive."
Gatewood's work during this period included Mardi Gras in New Orleans (12 times), Gay Pride celebrations, and Manhattan's downtown music and art scene. Celebrities photographed include Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Sly Stone, Luis Buñuel, Bernardo Bertolucci, Ron Wood, Carlos Santana, Abbie Hoffman, Etta James, Gil Evans, and Nelson Rockefeller.
From 1978 to 1987, Gatewood lived near Woodstock, NY, and worked in Manhattan and elsewhere. Photos from this period include social protests, rock festivals, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, body modification, outlaw bikers, and nature photos. Celebrities include Larry Clark, Annie Sprinkle, Michael O'Donoghue, Ira Cohen, Quentin Crisp, and many others.
“Chaz was a close friend, mentor, and sometimes collaborator since 1982,” says Annie Sprinkle. “He was enormously talented, a very influential photographer, and he lived his life as art. A lot of folks in the tattooing, piercing, music, BDSM, and sex worker communities are enormously grateful for the treasure trove of images he made of us, and are much relieved that UC Berkeley will preserve his archive. He will live on in my heart and my clit.”
In 1984 the New York State Arts Council awarded Gatewood a grant to publish Wall Street photographs, and in 1985 the book Wall Street was awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for Outstanding Humanistic Photojournalism. In 1985, a feature film, "Dances Sacred and Profane," premiered at the Antwerp Film Festival and was screened at American theaters to critical acclaim.
From 1987 Gatewood lived and worked in San Francisco, California. From 1998 to 2010, he was a photographer for “Skin and Ink” magazine. During this period, Gatewood produced over thirty documentary videos about body modification, fetish fashion, and other alternative interests. San Francisco subjects include the Folsom Fair (15 times), Dadafest (4 times), and Burning Man (4 times). Gatewood also photographed a number of nude studies during this period.
Gatewood's documentation of alternative culture in San Francisco is unmatched. His photo books from this period include “A Complete Unknown,” “Burroughs 23,” “Badlands,” “True Blood,” “The Body and Beyond,” and “Primitives.” Pocket Books also published “Hellfire,” a novel, in 1986. His collection of books may be seen at http://charlesgatewood.com/books/index.html.
“I worked with Chaz from 2008 to 2010, but you couldn’t really call it ‘work’ – our interaction was always full of fun and play,” says Kelly Shibari. “I’m forever grateful to him for all he has taught me about the nature of entertainment, of baring your soul, of throwing everything against the wall and seeing what sticks, and having no regrets. I will always love you, Chaz - the industry has lost a great cultural icon and trailblazer today, but you will live on forever in your work, and in our hearts.”
“Charles Gatewood, the man known as ‘the anthropologist of the forbidden’, has been documenting America’s sexual underground and alternative subcultures since the 1960s,” explains Fetish newsletter “TheFetishistas.” “And though his name may not be that familiar to some younger pervs whose knowledge of fetish history is not that broad, the chances are that even these people will instantly recognize some of his best known images… Gatewood’s work can be traced back to photographs that appeared in the late ’80s ReSearch publication “Modern Primitives,” the seminal work on body modification cults and characters, which introduced the original Modern Primitive, San Francisco’s Fakir Musafar, to a much wider audience.”
“Much of the activity that Gatewood documented on the margins of society in the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s is now part of contemporary youth culture,” continues TheFetishistas. “Today, tattooing is commonplace, and pop stars regularly appear in SM-influenced attire. As sexual and body modification practices once seen as radical and taboo become increasingly accepted by the mainstream consciousness, Gatewood's photography can be seen as showing the way.”
Over his expansive career, Charles Gatewood received numerous awards, including:
1974-1977 — CAPS fellowships in Photography, NY State Arts Council
1975 — American Institute of Graphic Arts award
1976 — Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse University
1980 — Awarded publishing grant by the New York State Arts Council
1983 — New York State Arts Council fellowship for “Wall Street”
1985 — Art Director’s Club Merit Award
1985 — Leica Medal of Excellence for Outstanding Humanistic Photojournalism
In addition to numerous private collections, Charles Gatewood’s images have been archived in over a dozen libraries and universities across the United States. The Gatewood Archive is currently curated at the Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley; the Bancroft is the university’s primary special-collections library.
Charles Gatewood posted a video about his archive on YouTube in 2012 prior to its curation at the Bancroft; to view, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhq9IgeG_Nk. An additional six video interviews, where Gatewood discusses his works, are located on the Charles Gatewood channel on YouTube; to view, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/ACompleteUnknown1. (Note: “A Complete Unknown” is in reference to a Bob Dylan quote, not Gatewood.)
The Gatewood Archive contains several thousand vintage and modern silver prints, 250,000 slides and negatives, plus contact sheets, proof prints, personal papers, correspondence, over a thousand books, and special collections. The archive also contains master edits of 36 Gatewood videos, plus three films (including a copy of "Dances Sacred and Profane,") and a selection of prints by other fine art photographers.
Of his work, Charles Gatewood said in 2009, “I’m kind of restless, in that I want to try all of the different styles, different subjects…then let history sort it out. I don’t know what some future historian might think is my best work, and I don’t care. It’s my job to make it…let somebody else sort it all out later.”
A memorial service is currently being scheduled to be held at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco; more information will be forthcoming.
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Media May Contact:
Kelly@ThePRSMGroup.com

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Band of Skulls premieres "So Good" - new album out May 27

BAND OF SKULLS PREMIERES “SO GOOD”

NEW ALBUM BY DEFAULT SET FOR
RELEASE MAY 27 ON BMG 

 
 

“SUPREMELY HEAVY”

—ROLLING STONE
 
 “COOL ENOUGH FOR
HIPSTERS, HEAVY ENOUGH
 FOR METAL HEADS, SMART ENOUGH FOR MUSO SNOBS,
BAND OF SKULLS SUCCEED
 IN STRIKING THAT OFT-
ELUSIVE AURAL SWEET SPOT
FOR FANS OF ALL STRIPES.”

—VILLAGE VOICE
 


 
“So Good,” the latest song to be revealed off Band of Skulls upcoming new album By Default, is streaming now. Listen/share here: http://smarturl.it/BoSSoGoodVideo. The track sees bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson take lead vocal and further displays the band’s foray into new territory following the recent premiere of “Killer.” “So Good” is also available as an instant grat track upon album pre-order. By Default will be released May 27 on BMG, the band’s debut with the label.

The new album is receiving early critical buzz both stateside and abroad—Consequence of Sound admires the music’s “surge of sawtoothed guitars,” while Clash hails it as “a crisp return.”

Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, By Default finds the English trio—Richardson, Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums)—following up on their acclaimed 2014 release, Himalayan, by making a conscious decision to take a step back from their relentless world-wide touring schedule, having never spent more than a month off the road in the last two years.

“We went back to square one,” says Hayward. In the church—between visits from the vicar, bringing tea and biscuits on his trolley—they found the new songs in hours of woodshedding on ratty old practice amps. “It’s definitely a new era,” says Marsden. “The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch again.”
 
Photo credit: Andy Cotterill
 
BY DEFAULT TRACKLIST
1. Black Magic
2. Back of Beyond
3. Killer
4. Bodies
5. Tropical Disease
6. So Good
7. This Is My Fix
8. Little Mamma
9. Embers
10. In Love By Default
11. Erounds
12. Something

iTunes pre-order: http://smarturl.it/ByDefaultIT

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