Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first US exhibition “This Is Not A Poster” opens Friday May 1st at 7pm at Fifty24SF Gallery. The duo presents a collection of new works inspired by the art of band posters and their experience creating custom work for music festivals and musicians all over the world.
Check out select posters BSF has produced in the past and information on “This Is Not A Poster” below.
The Killers – Life Is Beautiful Festival
Pretty Lights – Life Is Beautiful Festival
Living Colour – Life Is Beautiful Festival
Black Drawing Chalks – Rotulo Cerveja
Alabama Shakes – Life Is Beautiful Festival
“This Is Not A Poster”
Presented by Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground and JustKids
May 1st – June 15th, 2015
Opening: May 1st, 2015 at 7pm, Artists in Attendance
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
There’s more to this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival than any other year. The difference being the launch of a community revitalization project called “Coachella Walls” in conjunction to the Music festival. Organized by Coachella-based Date Farmers Art Studios, the “arts driven community revitalization project” aims to beautify the downtown area with some of the most talented and recognized artists in the world. The list of contemporary artists/muralists include: The Date Farmers (Coachella), El Mac (Arizona), Nunca (Brazil), Estevan Oriole (Los Angeles), Saner (Mexico), Andrew Hem (Cambodia), Liqen (Spain), Albert Reyes (Los Angeles), Vyal Reyes (Los Angeles), Sego (Mexico), The Phantom (Los Angeles), Eye One (Los Angeles), Jim Darling (Texas), and more. It also aims to raise awareness for the Eastern Coachella Valley community and dedicates the project “to the anonymous farm worker.” True to the aims of the project, El Mac’s recent mural just completed this week reflects exactly that:
Three more murals are underway from Date Farmers depicting two farm workers marching by a car, one by Nunca, and one by Cambodian American artist Andrew Hem.
In addition to the Coachella Murals, the Date Farmers have organized a group show at their studio, on view through April 27, featuring works by the participating artists of the ‘Coachella Walls’.
First off, if anyone knows what kind of shoes these are, put it in the comments. And second, this new Radiohead track, all sexy and silky, is one of the best songs they have produced in the King of Limbs era. Thom gets dancy, Ed gets vocal, and Jonny lets a beautiful guitar riff flow. Identikit. Brilliant.
I know it’s hot, and there’s a lot of people, and you seem to be always looking for a lighter and/or a schedule, but outdoor music festivals are the mega music events of the summer. They’re an immediate definition of style and culture for that moment in time, a physical world where music exists. You see new things and new people, experience music outside your comfort zone, and plus, shit like this can go down.
The good people at ‘Christ Wire’ have given us either a) proof that Crazy Christians are completely self-deprecatingly hilarious or b) some of the more insane Christian rhetoric out there. Either way, we’re avoiding Coachella this year, but mainly because the lineup sucks and not necessarily because our “daughters are going to be gang raped” and forced to dress like “$2 harlots”. Full article here
Some of the highlights from the article:
Coachella is a concert event for neo hippies, naked beer drinkers and drug addicts. Each year the event grows in numbers and so do its cases of rape, murder and cases of teenage runways. No were else are so many drugs taken, orgies performed and victimaztion of America’s young daughters.
The article’s author on what actually happens at Coachella:
Drugs, rape and music. What a perfect combination! The festival is a huge mask to make it seem like it is about music, but it is only about sex. Boys use drugs to make girls pass out or to make them not have the ability to fight back while they are performing a gang rape on them. The music is to cover up any type of screams or cries for help.
And some shocking statistics that we can only assume must be true because they’re on the internet:
for the MAY issue of JUXTAPOZ , look out for all 5 of my different covers for all you collectors out there. The issue even includes a free poster inside. Hitting newsstands and mailboxes soon. cover 1 of 5 cover 2 of 5 cover 3 of 5 cover 4 of 5 (the rarest hard to find cover, good luck) the subscribers copy, cover 5 of 5 (photo by Ian Cox) and here’s a last minute announcement!!! DIE ANTWOORD to play first US show at Coachella this weekend DIE ANTWOORD are playing Coachella on Saturday, April 17th at like 11:30pm. It’s in the big rave tent. It will be fokken next-level.” —NINJA (shown above flexing his entire face.)
DIE ANTWOORD live crew is: 1) NINJA 2) YO-LANDI VI$$ER 3) DJ HI-TEK
Here are DIE ANTWOORD back-up dancers for Coachella 1) Matt Stone 2) Trey Parker 3) Jason Jaworski 4) David Choe