There was so much love at the belated Hippy, Lunchbox, Haybaby, Sharkmuffin SXSW tour comeback show @ Haybaby Catfarm on Saturday April 27th. There were communal boxes of wine, scotch, and a friendly lion looking bunny in the backyard. We even attempted to have a pre-show BBQ. It was Sharkmuffin’s She-Gods of Champagne Valley EP release party, and the premiere of the first issue of the show-ly, play-billesque zine, Fuck, New York!
After spending so much time with this lovely batch of degenerates & hippies in March (on my extended absence from DINGUS), it was especially hard to return to reality, which is partially the reason why I haven’t been raging that hard. Well, that isn’t true. It’s more like the post-tour depression held on for a while, so I lacked the inspiration and motivation to write about anything since. But that is no longer! This was one of those rejuvenating shows that makes you want them to happen every single day & attempt to share the energy of those amazing Brooklyn DIY experiences with all of you! yay!
Fuck, NY excerpt
There was a dude who kept yelling ‘SLACK GAZE’ during the Haybaby set.
The frontman of Lunchbox stripped down to his girlfriend’s booty shorts he had been using as underwear for a week.
Sharkmuffin still can’t get through a set without awkwardly insulting the audience.
Jenny from Hippy is the most bodacious bass babe ever and Hippy Lifestyle is my spring/summer 2013 anthem.
I was working behind the shoe desk during The Deli Magazine showcase at Brooklyn Bowl with Ava Luna, Modern Rivals, The Ugly Club, and Vensaire this past Tuesday 4/30. Natalie, the great mind behind Toaster Music, gave me the idea awhile back to illustrate the sound and energy of a live show through doodles. This was applied to this particular show because I couldn’t actually see the show first hand, feeling like a caged tiger cleaning bowling shoes.
Also, being a few days after the event, without the actual visual memory of the performance, I could not really write an accurate review of the first 3 bands since they all blended together in this sort of Animal Collective-influenced mesh, so these illustrations express more of the intricacies of the energy they were giving off in the moment. Observe below.
Also, while running baskets filled with shoes I caught a glimpse of the white chick in Ava Luna who stands in the middle with the telecaster and she had the most amazing leggings on that I had ever seen. They were like the colors of spring flowers and the cosmos melting together. So sweet.
[4.3.13 - 4.9.13]
I’d like to invite everyone to go to Rockaway beach with me Sunday. DETAILS HERE
If you couldn’t get tickets to the Breeders, then you should check out….
The Wives @ Pianos, 9PM 21+
1.21 Gigawatts Issue 5 Release Party w/ Chappo, Dead Stars, Slonk Donkerson, Jangula, Heeny @ 285 Kent Gigawatts issue 5 release party!! Check out some of the polaroids from the SXSW Hippy/Haybaby/Sharkmuffin/Lunchbox tour!