Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Muscular Sac Structures/Wide Mouth Penetrated Makeshift Mustache Man

Here is a video from my band's performance last week at the Empty Bottle.

Two Interviews

gregory jacobsen / photo: helene palser

Here are two online interviews I did recently.
VICE / Glubdub

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chicago Grotesque: Bitter Tears, Lovely Little Girls, Pussy Pirates

My band, Lovely Little Girls, will be playing a free show at the Empty Bottle on Monday November 17th. We will have a five piece brass section playing with us. Horn tooters include Mike Hagedorn on trombone, Rob Pleshar on Tuba, Thymme Jones and Jeff Liebershire on trumpets and our own Doug Abram on sax. Also joining us will be singer Right Eye Rita as well as our new bassist Kevin Cribbin. We are honored to have these weird and fine folks playing with us. It is sure to be a fantastic show!

The night is something I put together of "Grotesque Music"...a loose definition for bands that mutate familiar styles into disconcerting forms through lyrics, performance and odd and innovative arrangements.

Headliners The Bitter Tears are purveyors of country swagger and formal waltzes with the ghost of Herb Alpert haunting the brass section. Pretty melodies are betrayed by absurd and surreal stories of the futility of life. Their creepy theatrical stage presence adds another level of dementia to the proceedings.

The Pussy Pirates, a Chicago/Ann Arbor group, take a punk template and twist it with unconventional arrangements and strange horn arrangements. They create an ecstatic and jittery dance music celebrating the body in all its icky and sexy charms of blood, guts and copulation. BE ON TIME! Make sure not to miss this amazing band!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Flapping Rear / Corsage #5

Two new drawings:

Flapping Rear

Corsage #5