Just a couple weeks away. So excited to play with these awesome people/bands. Georgia will be the first stop on the tour since the six-week abortion just went through – though keep in mind this bill would not go into effect until January and there are many pro-women organizations all over this so we have lots of opportunities to fight this force-breeding patriarchal oppression. (I mean you’re going to threaten women with the death penalty for making our own decisions under the guise of “protecting life”…)
But first, come to the show! Thursday, May 23rd at the poorly named El Cortez in Bushwick Brooklyn – 17 Ingraham St. 7-11pm. $10
I totally dropped the ball on posting this before the show (every Sunday before May Day/May 1st – International Worker’s Day) BUT it was an awesome annual anarchist punk show nonetheless! I tabled for the upcoming May Day show I’m producing/playing in at bootleg bar & had the first launch of my tapes on display (although I had my first sale a few days ago:) – sold 7 and I’m super excited about my music/message getting out there. Come out this Wednesday and pick one up yourself!
May Day is International Worker’s Day! Come out on Wednesday, May 1st for this FREE music show featuring an awesome lineup of seriously sick punk/surf/grunge/eyegaze bands and say fuck you to corporate culture.
Featuring death-defying sets by:
SWEET TEA (surf soul)
HOLY WISDOM LLC (eyegaze/illuminati pop/ghostwave)
CRUEL CHILDREN (scrappy punk rock)
SHADOW MONSTER (sad-grunge)
BABY KILLERS (punk/hardcore/post music one-woman army)
with DJ GENE BAKER ALL NIGHT! https://www.instagram.com/gene_baker69/
Whether you love your job(s), hate it or anything in between (including those unemployed and underemployed) this day is OUR holiday to say fuck you to shitty bosses, caste systems and capitalistic oppression. Some people strike, some people march, some people make art. This May Day we’ll be celebrating with loud music and cheap drinks.
& the bar is open from 5-4am so you can get shitfaced all night!
See you there!
Thanks to Bobby, Owner of Bootleg, for sponsoring this mayhem. He’s a cool bar owner/boss & punk rocker. And you can thank Kelley Brannon, Felix Gotts and Kriss from United Kava for putting this show together & setting up backline for ya!
flyer by me!
Saturday, April 6th Hijack Film Screening will show my abstract documentary Before the Funeral (2011). The night will also feature artist Christine Blizard who will be there in person.
18 Bleecker Street, New York City. 2nd floor (entrance on Elizabeth Street). 7-10pm and totally free!
still from Before the Funeral (2011) by Kelley Brannon
THIS Saturday April 6th HIJACK! welcomes Featured ArtistCHRISTIE BLIZARD – in person!
Christie Blizard was born in Indiana and currently lives in San Antonio. Her work deals with the intersections of the event, failure, painting, noise, celebrity, and EDM culture. Her recent project on the Today show and Good Morning America was featured in Hyperallergic and Art News. She was invited to collaborate with Lawrence Weiner. Residencies include Skowhegan, the MacDowell Artist Colony, Anderson Ranch, Centraltrak, and SIM Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has also been featured in Art in America, NY Arts Magazine, and Blouin Artinfo. She has been in exhibitions curated by Carter Foster, Mel Chin, Michael Duncan, Veronica Roberts, Virginia Rutledge, and Franklin Sirmans. She recently finished a residency at Artpace, curated by Yoshua Okón and is currently an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Artist Statement: “in my performances, I wear 3D printed masks of celebrities Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning who symbolize vessels that my alien, Sinusoidal, can enter. I contrast my body to the celebrities and with the male and costumes, relate my new body more directly to that f the cyborg. For Haraway, the cyborg disturbs mainstream dualisms begins offering a body that cannot be fully one thing or the other as we are a container of mediation, violence and multiplicity.”
Christie Blizard’s Official Website:
HIJACK! will also have ‘Open Screening/Reading’ fog/smog hour to include experimental films & music by artists Michael Woods, Fairuza Balk, Diamanda Galas, Aylon Ben-Ami, Insomnia Is Dead, Aleph Produccions, Kevin Krumah, Aleph Produccions, Kelley Brannon, Joe Wakeman, and others (i.e YOU) who are welcome to bring completed or uncompleted work under 15 min in length.
Nowhere, an awesome hardcore metal band with a rad female vocalist/bassist is sharing time with little ‘ol Baby Killers. I love El Cortez and couldn’t be more excited to stick around Brooklyn another week to play there with these awesome people/bands!!
original flyer – don’t know who made it but I think it’s cool!
flyer/poster painting by Danila
Check it out! 8pm at The Glove. Sick lineup and all for a great cause:
p.s. Happy Groundhog Day!