Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and The Onion Cover #Elephant6 Doc Fundraising

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Tractor Beam is excited to report that Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Onion, Tiny Mix Tapes and Paste Magazine have covered “A Place We Have Been To: A Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co.” (Aka “The Elephant 6 Doc”). Links to the article included.

Please go to the Film Page and check out the project.

A Place We Have Been To, A Documentary Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co. Announces In-Progress Screening & Fundraiser October 13th

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Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Place We Have Been To, A Documentary Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co. Announces In-Progress Screening & Fundraiser October 13th

Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off Today

(Louisville, KY): A Place We Have Been To, a documentary film featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co. is being Produced and Directed by Louisville, KY’s Chad Stockfleth and New York’s Dan Efram, longtime manager of The Apples in stereo.

The Elephant 6 Recording Company was formed by a collective of American musicians including Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss of The Olivia Tremor Control, Robert Schneider of The Apples in stereo and Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel.

A fundraising event that includes an in-progress showing footage from A Place We Have Been To will also include performances by Elephant 6 illuminati Circulatory System and Robert Schneider will take place at Athens, GA’s Cine’, 234 West Hancock Avenue, October 13, at 7pm.

Tickets for the event are available at A Place We Have Been To’s crowdfunding page.

A Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co.
A Film Featuring The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

“My hope for this film is not to make a ‘behind the music’ style exposition of exactly how groups were formed or albums recorded, but to create something more akin to an early E6 mail-order mixtape.” explains Director Chad Stockfleth. “A kaleidoscopic experience that not only encourages you to dig deeper into the Elephant 6 catalogue, but to gather your own friends and make something.”

Stockfleth, a commercial video Producer and Director, first learned of the Elephant 6 world through mutual friends in psych-pop group Big Fresh. He was later introduced to Robert Schneider and demanded to shoot a live performance of The Apples in stereo just as Bill Doss had joined the band. The idea for an Elephant 6 doc, though not new, was suggested. Six years later, footage has been assembled and the film is looking to gain finishing funds.

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Tickets and trailer available at: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/elephant6doc

Screening, October 13, 2014, 7pm
Cine’, 234 West Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA

Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience Continues This Week; Interview With #YourOwnVoice Now Live!; Pics From Steve Keene Day In Brooklyn, USA

Borough President Eric Adams, Artist Steve Keene

Steve Keene’s Brooklyn, his featured exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library has only 2 weekends left in order to catch him painting LIVE at the plaza. SK will be working July 10, 11 & 12 and July 17, 18 & 19; hours are 11am – 4pm with the art sales to be held toward the end of the day.

Recently, Steve Keene appears on #YourOwnVoice, a monthly, non-narrated mixtape produced and edited by radio producer and science journalist Joel Werner.

Here are some pics from opening weekend.

Tagged photos courtesy Gregg Richards and Dan Efram.

Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, Others Cover Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience @ Brooklyn Public Library

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Steve Keene paints at the Brooklyn Public Library on June 14, 2014. Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience runs until August 29th. Photo: Gregg Richards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter and Brooklyn Paper have covered Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experience exhibit that opened on June 14th and will run until August 29th.

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June 14th, 2014 Has Been Officially Proclaimed Steve Keene Day by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

June 14th, 2014 Has Been Officially Proclaimed Steve Keene Day by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

Blick / Utrecht Art Supplies Sponsors Steve Keene as Artist-in-Residence / NYC Debut at Brooklyn Public Library

Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Glam Saboteurs Evil Arrows To Perform At Grand Opening/Affordable Art Fair Celebration on June 14th

Borough President Eric Adams has proclaimed June 14th, 2014 “Steve Keene’s Experience Day” throughout Brooklyn, NY, to celebrate Keene’s debut NYC Show at the Brooklyn Public Library. Brooklynites will be treated to a Keene performance experience as he paints in the round, outdoors on the Library’s Grand Plaza.

Keene is a prolific artist, with more than 250,000 pieces in public and private collections. He is well known among independent music fans for creating original album artwork, video sets, stage sets and promotional posters for musical artists such as Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in stereo, Soul Coughing, Merzbow and The Dave Matthews Band.

From June 14th to August 29th, an exhibition entitled Steve Keene’s Brooklyn Experiencewill feature works in Central Library’s Grand Lobby that pay homage to Brooklyn and to BPL, rendered in Keene’s Wood Sculpture and Tattooed Plywood. To create these works, Keene draws and models in 3D software that then generates files that are cut by aComputer Numerical Control router into plywood sheets. The output becomes the building blocks for the Wood Sculptures and the engraved drawings that are Tattooed Plywood.

Blick Art Materials / Utrecht Art Supplies have sponsored the event, providing Keene with all paints he will need for his three month residency at Brooklyn Public Library as well as discounts and raffles for prizes to celebrate the opening weekend, which will take place at the Central Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza on Saturday, June 14th at 1pm.

Blick Art Materials / Utrecht’s store in Brooklyn will feature a demonstration by Keene on June 18th. The Utrecht Store is located at 536 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.

Evil Arrows, a new Brooklyn-based indie group formed by Bryan Scary (formerly of his Shredding Tears) bring their dynamic, cranked-up, glam inspired songs to the Plaza for the festivities that day at 1pm. Preview Evil Arrows’ two EPs featuring “Last Living Doll” HERE.

“I’m excited about working with Brooklyn Public Library,” stated Keene. “A library is like a train station for the mind. It is the point from which you can travel anywhere, everywhere. There is something so energizing about both the familiar and the unknown all at your fingertips waiting for new connections to be made. I try to include this sense of unlimited possibility in my work.”

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Related Links
Steve Keene Official Website: http://www.stevekeene.com – Twitter:  @keene_steve
Video Interview (For Embedding): http://youtu.be/-pr9JsZ0x3c
Curator Dan Efram, Tractor Beam: https://tractor-beam.com/wp  @tractorbeamnyc
Evil Arrows: http://evilarrows.bandcamp.com/  @evilarrows

For More Information on Steve Keene Please Contact:
Pam Nashel Leto @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 111 Pam@Girlie.com
Kelly Kettering @ Girlie Action (212) 989-2222 x 123 Kelly@Girlie.com

Brooklyn Public Library Names Steve Keene as Artist-In-Residence for NYC Debut

Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

For Immediate Release: May 5, 2014

Brooklyn Public Library Names Steve Keene as Artist-in-Residence for NYC Debut

Residency Features Premiere of New Work, A Summer Exhibition June 12-August 29 and Weekly On-Site Painting Performances On Grand Army Plaza

Related Events Include a Painting Demo by the Artist, Affordable Art Fair June 14 
and Four Art Workshops for Children throughout the Summer
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The Apples in stereo’s “Stephen, Stephen” Honors #StephenColbert

Robert Schneider and Stephen Colbert ham ming it up on the set of The Colbert Report.
Robert Schneider and Stephen Colbert ham ming it up on the set of The Colbert Report.

In honor of Stephen Colbert’s recent appointment to become the late night host to succeed David Letterman, The Apples in  stereo would like to re-dedicate “Stephen, Stephen” to the host. Congratulations Mister Colbert. The song, originally performed on The Colbert Report, was originally released on a Japanese 7″ Vinyl Picture Disc and later is found on the album “Electronic Projects For Musicians.”

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Billboard Magazine: A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall

pete-seeger-650-430On Monday, February 3, 2014 Billboard ran my first guest posting “A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall.” It was a privilege to write about what Pete Seeger meant to my life and why I believe he should be considered for a monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Please consider signing the Change.org petition here.

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Gravitation Generator: Steve Keene “The Most Productive Artist of All Time”

Steve Keene at his studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Steve Keene-Profile12503 web“There needs to be a Johnny Appleseed of art, and there is and it’s Steve Keene.” – The Apples in stereo’s Robert Schneider*

Steve Keene may be the most productive artist of all time. The Williamsburg, Brooklyn based artist, with over 250,000 (two-hundred fifty thousand) pieces created to date, is perhaps the most mission-driven ever. Unproductive simply isn’t allowed into his world – it’s impractical. Continue reading “Gravitation Generator: Steve Keene “The Most Productive Artist of All Time””

Urban Campfire Features TWA Flight Center Architecture Photos

Terminal at Urban Campfire
Photos that I took of the amazing Trans World Airlines Flight Center at JFK are being featured under the story title of “Terminal” on the Urban Campfire website. Though design marvel has been closed for many years, exclusive access was granted via Open House New York.  Continue reading “Urban Campfire Features TWA Flight Center Architecture Photos”