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Red Bull Curates July 25 In Deep Ellum

redbull2by Steven Doyle

In seven U.S. cities, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Artists will be given a 3-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art, customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created in each city will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at a local gallery where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to SCOPE Miami in December. In Dallas, the public showcase will take place on Thursday, July 25th at Life in Deep Ellum.         Continue reading

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Visit the City of Meattropolis, 2079

meat1by Steven Doyle

Meattropolis. A city made entirely of meat and other foods cast in plastic by the Queen of Meattropolis, Ayrton Chapman.

“I built Meattropolis, a city far ahead of its time, out of plastic cast food items to create a large installation.  Its buildings and parks are all sculpted by me out of the various foods I find, cook, and cast,” said Chapman.   Continue reading

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DADA Fall Art Walk Announced

walkingby Steven Doyle

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is proud to present its annual DADA Fall Gallery Walk Sept. 21, 2013, featuring thirty-five of DADA’s leading member galleries, museums, and nonprofit art spaces. The event includes a Gallery Walk, DADA Docents, and Bike Swarm in the Design District with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff and Bike Friendly Cedars. Its Fall Panel Discussion on “Embracing Latin American Art” will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Cathedral Guadalupe. Continue reading

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Paying Strict Attention: Syd Arthur Challenges the Epic

by Dr. Spin

Gentlemen, when two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry, we must always pay strict attention. -Dale Cooper
And so it goes when it comes to new music. Finding new stuff is sometimes tricky because I practically never listen to the radio. As a usual matter of course, I troll a selection of music sites and take suggestions from friends, but even this short resource list produces an overwhelming amount of new and unheard music. I hardly have the time or the finance to give everything that catches my attention a serious listen, so there is an imperfect and informal vetting process that constrains what I let into rotation. Sometimes, things are left to time and chance, which usually lands me on the tail end of the “hipness” curve… see more tail and curvy hips at The Pharmacy

 

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Call Me Ishmael: Death Grips’ “Exmilitary”

by Dr. Spin

Driving in the semi-rural regions of Texas might seem like an incongruous setting for the rabid hip-hop stylings of Death Grips, but for the compulsive music listener, not all music has the good fortune to become connected to perfectly relevant experience. I recently took a solo drive up to visit a friend’s new lake house, which involved a bit of winding around in unexplored parts of the state. I knew that I could assault myself with whatever music I wanted for this drive. Death Grips immediately came to mind… come into your own mind at The Pharmacy

 

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The Reach: Half of One, Two Thirds of the Other

by Dr. Spin

When I was involved in the 90s Dallas music scene, I saw countless bands, but there were probably a handful of them that I genuinely got behind. One of them was a Dallas-based band called The Reach. We played a gig with them once at The (now defunct) Green Room, and I bought their debut CD Closer on the spot. Although I wasn’t entirely convinced that the album really captured the band, it was an enjoyable listen…enjoy more at The Pharmacy

 

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