Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Group show opens this Saturday.

The Seven Deadly Sins
Opening Saturday, July 18, 4-8p.m.

Gallery 301 is pleased to present The Seven Deadly Sins, opening Saturday, July 18, 4-8p.m.

This show explores the age-old vices that have vexed mankind, recast by artists in a modern light. The Seven Deadly Sins tackles the problem of sin in mixed-media art and video. In addition, the show offers commentary by people from different walks of life, who write about sin from the perspective of their profession. In this sense, it is a community project with intriguing implications. Please join us for the opening from 4-8p.m. Featured artists and writers include: Mindy Barker, Beautiful Angle, Joe Black, Daniel Blue, Brett Carlson, John Carlton, Chris Causey, Alec Clayton, Bill Dawson, Kyle Dillehay, Lynn DiNino, Marc Dombrosky, Bagger 288, Erica Fickeisen, Kyle Franklin, Becky Frehse, Walter Gaya, Debra Hannula, Robert Jacklin, Rick Jones, Charles Krafft, Denise Ladenburg, Malcolm McLaren, Linda Nyland, Claudia Riedener, Cathy Sarkowsky, Kathy Schultz, Chris Sharp, Seong Shin, and Niki Sullivan.

This show opens in tandem with Entrance Denied: the Art of the Chastity Belt, at Mineral (next door to Gallery 301). The Seven Deadly Sins runs from July 18-Aug. 18 (by appointment only; 253.250.7745). 301 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma 98421. Directions at

And next door is:

Entrance Denied: the Art of the Chastity Belt

Please join us for the opening of this show of contemporary chastity belts at Mineral, on Saturday, July 18, 4-8p.m.

This show is a part of Metal-Urge, the Tacoma Arts Commission's summer-long showcase of the metal arts. Artists give new meaning to the words “high security” with designs that range in type from spider-web delicacy to the elegantly austere. Chris Causey, Peeta Tinay, Dorothy Cheng, Susan Connole, Bill Dawson, Lynn DiNino, Shannon Eakins, John Fisher, Carla Grahn, Lisa Kinoshita, Naomi Landig, Julia Lowther, Amy McBride, Malcolm McLaren, Mark Monson, Lauren Osmolski, Fred Park, Jennevieve Schlemmer, and Galen McCarty Turner

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More Minus 5/ Painkiller info...

Oh, here is the date for that show....
Friday, July 17th, 8:30pm.

Hells Kitchen
3829 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406-4903
(253) 759-6003

Hope to see you there!

the Painkillers and Minus 5

This Friday night James Hilborne and the Painkillers will be opening for Minus 5 at Hells Kitchen! Minus 5 features Scott McCaughey of the Young Fresh Fellows, one of the most ultra amazing and one of my most favorite bands. Minus 5 is a pop collective featuring a different lineup for every one of their releases (around 7). Some fellow collaborators:

Mark Eitzel, Robyn Hitchcock, R.E.M., Tuatara, Wilco, Young Fresh Fellows , Peter Buck.

Very exciting!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Check out this show tonight, Saturday, July 11th---->

Hello friends-

This should be a great show. Am excited to see the MakeUp Monsters...own one of their cds and have heard such great reviews of their live doings. AND the Painkillers will be the opening band. Actually tonight will be the first time I lend a hand to the Painkillers...have been asked to be the percussion partner to the fabulous Ava King (she's not legal yet whereas I'm ok for the bars). She will be singing backup tonight and I will be joining her in some rythmic clankety clanks.

Here's the info:

Rock The Books! Tacoma Public Library's popular free all-ages concert series at the downtown Main Library is back with two exciting shows this summer. The concerts feature local and regional bands (including two EMP SoundOff finalists) and provides a safe, comfortable environment to hear live music.

Leading off the series at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 is Tacoma indie duo MakeUp Monsters, 4th place winners of 2009's SoundOff Competion at Seattle Experience Music Project. MakeUp Monsters' Isaac Solverson and Shayne Weeks are students at the Tacoma School of the Arts play guitar/drums rock with great vocal melodies and catchy lyrics.

Opening the evening is James Hilborne and the Painkillers whose debut CD - Ghost Country - has just been released. The songs on the CD are compelling little folk stories of American life set against a variety of 60's and 70's pop soundscapes. James Hilborne & the Painkillers's music is equal parts psychedelia, honky-tonk, American pop and Ed Wood. Alternating from cute to macabre, this music creep under one's skin.

Doors for the Library's Rock The Books! free concert open at 6:30 p.m. at Tacoma's downtown Main Library (1102 Tacoma Avenue South). Information: or telephone the library at 591-5666

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Oh, and another Father's Day project-------->

A sweet gal commissioned me to make a custom ReMix for her favorite "father", a man with the initials FA. She said he loves red and black. Here is the result:

She was very happy. Hope he was too!