Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rave and Club Flyer show at The Storefront

Logan Square's The Storefront presents a show tonight Saturday featuring a collection of rave and club flyers from the collection of Bridgette Buckley.  She began collecting flyers in Boulder, Colorado in the early 90's when she attended her first rave.  The collection on display spans the years 1992 to 2001.  Bridgette will also be spinning music from that period for tonight's reception.

This show was facilitated by Public Collectors, a group founded by artist Marc Fisher dedicated to sharing people's collections of books, records, and ephemera with broader audiences.

Eternity: The Rave and Club Flyer Collection of Bridgette Buckley
at The Storefront
2606 N California
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August, 13, 2011
5 to 9pm
On display for the following week by appointment at alvendia1 at

Pizza Dog & Pooper at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Andrew Rafacz Gallery in the West Loop will have a closing party today for their video art show with a performance by Pizza Dog and Pooper.  Videos include work by Young Joon Kwak, Jen Stark, Ben Russell, and Jessie Maclean.

Pizza Dog & Pooper
at Andrew Rafacz Gallery
835 W Washington
2nd floor
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lowrider Invasion

This Sunday the Chicago Urban Art Society in Pilsen hosts, Slow and Low:  A Lowrider Show and Community Festival.  This event will feature 25 lowrider cars and more than 20 custom bicycles, as well as music by Impala Sound and other DJ's.

Check out some preview profiles on three of the featured cars and their owners in Time Out Chicago here.

Slow and Low:  A Lowrider Show and Community Festival
at the Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL

Sunday, August 14, 2011
11am to 8pm
Car cruise from 8 to 9pm
$10 for adults
$2 for children 12 and under

We Are Hip Hop Festival

The 6th annual We Are Hip Hop Festival kicks off today Saturday in Pilsen.  Growing bigger by the year, this free event will feature breakdancing, graffiti, and performances by Chicago MC's and DJ's including...

Jam One
Mass Hysteria
Seel Fresh
Phillip Morris
Ghetto Division
DJ Greedy
Mattboy White
Phunk One
Sour Apples Crew
Struggle Academy
Hood Huntaz
FA the Squad
and Chri'Auna

Chicago-based graffiti magazine Grime Time will also have a booth there with photographs, issues of the magazine, and a new t-shirt design.

Check out the beautifully designed video flier by Nem Perez here...

WE ARE HIP HOP Festival from Nem Perez on Vimeo.

This video by Phero for "The Foundation" features a lot of great images of Pilsen.

The Foundation from Immaculate Entertainment, Inc. on Vimeo.

The 6th Annual We Are Hip Hop Festival
Back fields of Dvorak Park
1119 W Cullerton (in the vicinity of May St & Cermak Rd in Pilsen)
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Noon to 6pm
*Free* and all ages

Mad Decent Block Party Chicago 2011

Today Saturday is going to be the Mad Decent Block Party curated by record label Mad Decent.  Featuring an eclectic mix of artists from their label and Chicago, if this party is anything like the concert they threw here last year it should be a fun time.  Full schedule and list of artists here.

Mad Decent Block Party 2011
On Milwaukee Ave between Western and Oakley
(around the corner from the Western Blue Line CTA station)
RSVP here for guaranteed entry
*Free* and All Ages

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Noon to 10 pm

Indie Arts Market at Schubas

Today Saturday is the summer edition of the Indie Arts Market at Schubas Tavern.  There'll be artwork available by Chicago crafters and artists including printmaker Jeremiah Catalano-Reilly, who also has a show of new food related prints up in the area (pictured here) ...

at Inkling at 2917 1/2 N Broadway, Chicago through the end of August.

Indie Arts Market
at Schubas Tavern
3159 N Southport (at the corner of Sheffield & Southport)
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 13, 2011
11am to 5pm

Built Festival

Tristan J.M. Hummel, the curator behind the Art on Track shows presented on a moving CTA elevated train the past 3 years, has a new event this year.  Built is a large-scale art installation featuring work by over 100 artists and collectives presented in and around a dozen shipping containers.  The show opened last night and continues from noon to 10:30 pm today (Saturday).  There'll also be music performances throughout the evening with the always fun White Mystery headlining at 9pm.

Full info and schedule of events here.  And an article in the Chicago Tribune here.

1767 N Milwaukee Ave (in the Aldi parking lot)
Chicago, IL
$10 admission

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Noon to 10:30 pm

Reese & Hippo Vinyl Pop-Up Shop

There's going to be a great vinyl record sale today Saturday at the 5th Laboratory in Logan Square.  There will also be grilled dishes available or you can bring your own food to cook as well.

Reese & Hippo Vinyl Pop-Up Shop and Grilled Delights
at the 5th Laboratory
2644 N Sawyer (by the Logan Theater near the Logan CTA Blue Line station)
Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 13, 2011
11am to 6pm

Monday, August 08, 2011

Kollage's "They've Landed" album release party

Chicago DJ and beatmaker, Kollage, is going to have a release party for his new solo album, They've Landed, this Wednesday at the Morseland in Rogers Park.  In addition to a set by Kollage, there'll also be live performances by Lokua (Moment Sound), and LAGOS, consisting of producer duo Radius and Leo123.  This'll be the first time LAGOS is performing live.  I enjoyed Leo123's past collaborative work with Eliot Lipp in Dark Party.  I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's new stuff this Wednesday.

Kollage, Lokua, and LAGOS
at the Morseland
1218 W Morse (between Sheridan Rd and the Morse Red Line CTA station)
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
10pm to 2am

Britney Spears 101

Chicago's roving lecture series, Homeroom, will present Britney Spears 101, a symposium on all things Britney this Tuesday night.  Liz Mason and Christopher Smit have each published books recently addressing Britney Spears in the context of consumerism and consumption among other themes.   While filmaker Judy Hoffman made a documentary titled, Stages: 3 Days in Mexico, which covers Britney's 2002 tour in Mexico.  All three will talk about their work.

Liz's book, Caboose #7 Britney Spears 101, has just been republished and is available through Quimby's Bookstore.

Britney Spears 101
presented by Homeroom
at the Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont
Chicago, IL

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Public Collectors: Underground Fanzines from the 80's/90's

This weekend there'll be a great opportunity to check out over 200 music fanzines from the 80's and 90's.  Info from the Public Collectors site...

Marc Fischer from Public Collectors will be sharing over 200 photocopied underground music fanzines from the late 1980s and early 90s. You'll be able to read a ton of exceptionally rare 'zines (many of these were printed in runs of less than a hundred copies) while listening to a couple hundred cassettes and demo tapes of hardcore, metal and noise rock from the same period. A new publication about this period in 'zine publishing will be available for free at the event.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.

Public Collectors: Underground Fanzines from the 80's/90's
at The Storefront
2606 N California Ave
Chicago, IL

Saturday & Sunday August 6th and 7th, 2011
Noon to 5pm both days

In addition to this weekend's event, there's still some time left to catch art collective Temporary Services' zine and independent publication show at Northwestern University's Block Museum in Evanston.  Marc is one of the three members of Temporary Services. Titled, Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services, this show presents many of the publications that Temporary Services has published, as well as a project where artists loaded flash drives with artwork, texts, and other projects which you can then download yourself at the exhibit.

Social Mobility: Collaborative Projects with Temporary Services
at the Block Museum
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

This show will be on view through August 14, 2011

Assembly Line Collective

OhNo!Doom Gallery in Wicker Park welcomes artwork by eleven members of the Assembly Line Collective tonight Saturday.

Assembly Line Collective
at OhNo!Doom Gallery
1800 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 2011
6 to 10 pm
On view through August 27, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

You Are the Vanishing Point

West Loop gallery Ebersmoore presents paintings by Matt Irie tonight Friday.  Utilizing geometric patterns and opposing sets of brushstrokes to a disorienting effect, this sounds like an interesting show.  More info here.

Matt Irie: You Are the Vanishing Point
213 N Morgan
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011
6 to 9pm
On view through September 3, 2011

Renovation Creep

Artists Daniel Bruttig, Joe Cassan, and Erin Thurlow present Renovation Creep, opening tonight at Antena Gallery.  Antena is housed in a large live-in space on the ground floor of a vintage Pilsen apartment building.  This show explores the way that the spaces we live in usually bear some remnants or signs of past inhabitants and changes to the physical space itself.  The artists will be making some material changes to the space. I've always liked the original tin ceiling tiles at Antena but not the kitchen cabinets so one can only hope that they mess with the kitchen for this show.

Daniel Bruttig, Joe Cassan, and Erin Thurlow: Renovation Creep
at Antena
1765 S Laflin
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011
6 to 10 pm
Open by appointment through September 3, 2011

Tom Torluemke: Precious and Few

Indiana artist Tom Torluemke will present a painting show opening tonight at the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago's Gallery 180 in the Loop.  I'm always amazed by the variety of artwork that Tom creates.  Each of his shows usually feature work in different media ranging from drawings, sculptures, and paintings that also differ in style but are all equally good.  I was really engaged by the large scale daily drawings he presented at the MDW fair earlier this year.  Tonight's show will feature figurative paintings in a more surrealistic vein.  I'm looking forward to checking them out.

Tom Torluemke: Precious and Few
Gallery 180
180 N Wabash
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011
5:30 to 7:30 pm
On view through August 31, 2011

Harley & Boss at Rotofugi

Artists and designers Andrea Kang and Nathan Jurevicius have a show of new artwork opening tonight Friday at Rotofugi.  For this body of work Andrea and Nathan will show work under the names Harley & Boss.  Nathan is behind the Scarygirl toy/game/novel project as well.

Andrea Kang & Nathan Jurevicius aka Harley & Boss: The Tales of Bucket Town
at Rotofugi Gallery
2780 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011
7pm to 10pm
On view through September 4, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Food Prints at Inkling

Chicago printmaker Jeremiah Catalano-Reilly has been working on a new series of screenprints based on vintage food product imagery.  He'll have a show of them opening tomorrow night Friday at Inkling.

Jeremiah Catalano-Reilly: Food Prints
at Inkling
2917 1/2 N Broadway
Chicago, IL

Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 2011
7 to 11 pm
On view through August