Danny Schnair Performance

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In celebration of the current exhibition "The Selflessness of Space," Museum & Crane is hosting a special musical performance by Danny Schnair of the band Kiven. The gallery will be open from 4-7 and music starts at 6 pm.

A bit about Kiven:

Rising from the ashes of multiple bands, psycho neighbors, leopard straps, "lead singer syndrome," 80's music, metal, a red Jetta, talent, quesadillas (with a fork), tight jeans, bright glasses, and so forth... In a short time together, Kiven has played multiple shows, appeared on a collection of compilation albums, recorded at Sonikwire Studios, and has developed a strong local fan base. Kiven strives to make music that people can relate to; be that the lyrics, the driving bass lines, the complicated grooves, and different guitars, or the sound as a whole. Guitarist Danny Schnair brings a more classic rock aspect to Kiven’s sound. http://www.grantwindes.com/portfolio/kiven/index.html

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Anthony Frattolillo of The Herbert Bail Orchestra Performs & Jono Tosch Closing Reception

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 5pm-8pm

Please join us for an evening of 19th century revelry. Anthony Frattolillo of The Herbert Bail Orchestra will be making musical merriment in the garden. http://www.herbertbail.com/

In the gallery we will celebrate the closing of Jono Tosch's exhibition of 19th century magazine collages, "Absences," with a 19th century-inspired, potluck feast. This event is open to a limited number of guests - RSVP required to info@museumandcrane.com
More information about the event can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/363352727043833/

Check out Jono Tosch's exhibition here:
http://www.museumandcrane.com/exhibition/7/absences

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The Herbert Bail Orchestra:

With members hailing from all over different parts of the US - Herbert Bail is a collective alter ego comprised of a band of schemers and dreamers who make music together. Herbert Bail’s first self-titled EP was released in November of 2011, and a full length album entitled ‘The Future’s in the Past’ will be released independently this Summer 2012.

Herbert Bail was featured in FecalFaceCotCom by Todd Seelie from Vice Magazine. Vance Burberry of Milkt Films wrote, “When I first heard the Herbert Bail Orchestra…I was blown away. I felt lost in time. They have a truly unique sound.” ZOSO says Herbert Bail has “a wretchedly beautiful sound that must have first been dreamt by a Balkan gypsy wandering through the California desert."

Herbert Bail creates musical narratives that are epic tales. Taking the listener on a journey through the dark heart of the American West, emerging with a silver lining of hope and optimism. While the orchestration is reminiscent of Mumford & Sons and DeVotchKa, with hints of Gogol Bordello. The song’s melodies are a cross between Bruce Springsteen and Beirut. “Deep voiced poemesque lyrics that at a few points almost sounds like Neil Diamond and Tome Waits had a voice baby,” wrote MySpoonful, “Herbert Bail leaves you amazed…bottom line: great songs for the musically inclined.”

In the end, Herbert Bail tells a story. There are no single truths, and we all lead many lives.

Disco Volante Performance & Closing Reception

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 3-6 pm

"Disco Volante is a curiously strange identity of folk eccentricity. through songs of minimalism, Disco equally applies what is abstract and vague leaving every bit subject to interpretation. happy flying!"

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Freemountain Pulsewave and Day Moon (Feat. Anna Oxygen)

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 4-7 pm

In conjunction with her solo exhibition at Museum & Crane, Aimee Friberg will perform an experimental sound set as FREEMOUNTAIN PULSEWAVE. Anna Oxygen will open the show with her psychedelic folk outfit, Day Moon (formerly Space Comes Soft). The performance is free - r.s.v.p required to
info@museumandcrane.com



FREEMOUNTAIN PULSEWAVE
http://freemountainpulsewave.com/

FMPW combines homemade analog and digital synths, looped vocal textures, tribal rhythms and video feeback in the realm of 8bit hues. Aimee Friberg, multi-media, photographer, filmmaker, musician and international curator, is one half of Freemountain Pulsewave based in Berkeley CA. Friberg's collaborator in FMPW is Andy Puls- an experimental filmmaker, electronic inventor, engineer, and founding member of Neon Hunk. His solo project, A Magic Whistle, creates sound works on self-produced FX and instruments, sequencers and synthesizers accompanied with experimental video graphics. http://www.amagicwhistle.com/

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DAY MOON (Feat. Anna Oxygen, Tamala Poljak and Tara Jane O'Neill)

Anna Huff is a multi-media artist, composer and performer.  She has extensively toured Europe and the United States under the name Anna Oxygen, performing dance pop recitals and interactive performance pieces. Best known for her aerobics live performances,  she has released several albums of electronic and acoustic music, most recently  "This is an Exercise” on Kill Rock Stars. She has toured nationally and internationally with her solo work and is a founding member of Performance group Cloud Eye Control. She has performed at PS1 MOMA, The Seattle Art Museum, EXIT Festival in PARIS, the REDCAT in LA and the Design Museum in Gothenburg Sweden among many others. She often infuses quirky and fantastical narrative into her performances and in her free time likes to make psychedelic aerobics videos and rudimentary cartoon drawings.
http://www.annaoxygen.com/Anna_Oxygen/now.html


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Money Mark

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Museum & Crane is thrilled to host a special performance by Money Mark during the opening reception of our second gallery exhibition, "History Of The Undeniable." This experimental set of sounds will resonate nicely with the photo, video and installation works in the exhibition.

(From the Brushfire Records website): Money Mark has collaborated on crucial recordings with the likes of Yoko Ono, Porno For Pyros, Beck, Jack Johnson, and Blues Explosion, to name but a few. He was lynchpin of an early line-up of Jakob Dylan’s Wallflowers, and his musicality was the organic ingredient that induced the Beastie Boys rebirth beginning with 1992’s epochal Check Your Head. Adept at melding funk, jazz, hip-hop, folk, Afro-Cuban and Latin musics as well as brain-goggling experimentalist noise, this one-time Los Angeles Lakers ball-boy is an acknowledged master of staying in a musical pocket that’s forever changing shape. Considering his low-key heroics, it’s just desserts that a few years back Money Mark was immortalized in the form of his own collectable action figure. Among the chart-topping tracks, touring, and toys, however, Mark has also crafted out a fine solo career.

Mark’s first three solo albums (Mark’s Keyboard Repair from 1995, 1998’s Push The Button, and 2001’s Change Is Coming) were followed by a trio of rougher records (Love Stains: A Demo, Demo Or Demolition?; and Father Demo’s Square), each incorporating the word “demo” to indicate they were demonstrations of what would reach full flower later in his fourth solo album Brand New By Tomorrow (coming February 2007).

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Aimee Friberg: History Of The Undeniable - Opening Reception

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Aimee Friberg: History of the Undeniable
December 10, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Museum & Crane is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Aimee Friberg. On view are works from two series: "The Lost Film Stills", "History of the Undeniable," and an installation that incorporates video imagery with detritus from the forest.

Opening Reception:
Saturday Dec.10, 6-10pm
RSVP required - email info@museumandcrane.com

The opening reception will also include a musical performance by special guest, Money Mark (http://brushfirerecords.com/artists/moneymark/). Other performances throughout the exhibition will include Freemountain Pulsewave and others. Dates for these performances will be available on our website: www.museumandcrane.com

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 10th, 6-10pm
The exhibition opening will coincide with the Northeast L.A. Art Walk and will be free and open to the public.

Aside from the opening reception, the gallery is by appointment only. Please email info@museumandcrane.com to schedule a visit.

Aimee Friberg: History Of The Undeniable - Opening Reception


El May

October 2, 6:30 pm

To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com
The event is open to a limited number of guests, so please email the gallery for a confirmation.

“… layered retro-pop tapestries evoke thoughts of El May as the long lost niece of Brian Wilson.”
– Direct Current

“.. a beguiling singer and tunesmith. Her vocal melodies and harmonies intertwine with deceptively simple piano lines to cast cool, alluring spells; subtle touches of rhythm and strings enhance the mood and the atmosphere “ –
Peter Blackstock, No Depression

El May is Lara Meyerratken.

Lara has performed and/or recorded with many stellar rock and roll acts like Ben Lee, Crooked Fingers, Luscious Jackson, Luna, Britta and Dean, Nada Surf, and Sneeze.

El May songs have featured in TV shows Melrose Place, The Lying Game, and Pretty Little Liars. Michelle Williams performs her song ‘Hero’ in the 2005 movie ‘The Baxter’. Other soundtrack credits include ‘Our Idiot Brother’ (2011) and Dutch film ‘Life In One Day’ (2009). Lara has composed and recorded original music for Comcast, Austrian Telekom, Oronaine Skincare, (RED), DEL software and Kelloggs.

She was the Musical Director for the Cannes ‘Best Original Music’ Gold Lion Award winner for Match.com in 2010, and won the 2005 ‘Best Cover Art’ ARIA Award  for the Ben Lee album ‘Awake is The New Sleep’.
http://www.elmayforever.com/

To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com

El May


Fur Pillows

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4-7 pm

This event is open to a limited number of guests - RSVP required to info@museumandcrane.com

Fur Pillows is the new musical endeavor of Melinda Parks, Jonny Kelson (Calvin Krime), and Sean Tillmann (Har Mar Superstar, Sean Na Na, Calvin Krime). Though the band currently lives in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles respectively, the band considers themselves a Minnesota band. The three songwriters have been friends and collaborators since their days at the Minnesota Center for Arts Education (now Perpich Center for Arts Education), a high school not unlike Fame.

The sound is ever-changing but tends to land somewhere in a post traumatic goth world of soft noise with pop reachings for scrambled brains. David Lynch would be proud. All three singers bring their own distinct styles to the table which, in turn, gives each song a new personality.

http://www.furpillows.net

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To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com

Mia Dyson

September 25, 7pm

To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com
The event is open to a limited number of guests, so please email the gallery for a confirmation.

Mia Dyson is an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist. On the road since she was 19, Mia went on to record three self-produced albums, each nominated for an ARIA (Australian GRAMMY). Her sophomore album, Parking Lots won the ARIA and garnered her a nomination for “Best Female Artist.”

Her brilliant musicianship, “gritty, yet gorgeously haunting voice,” and reputation for inspired and exposed live performances caught the attention of some of the most iconic musicians of the last 50 years. In addition to Raitt, both Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker invited her to be the opening act for their national tours. She has also been featured at major international music events including the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival (CANADA), WOMAD, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, and on the Central Park NY Summer Stage with Ani DiFranco.

After her third album received multiple first-class reviews, including four stars from Rolling Stone, she set her sights on the US. Mia is now working on her 4th stuio album: “My newest material looks at our obsession over what other people think. The pursuit of one’s own liberation and freedom is what my music is about.” Dyson’s unapologetic outlook is the perfect enhancement for a performer who’s crafted her live show to razor sharp brilliance. Always working from a raw, impassioned perspective, her music puts front and center her thoughts on love, expectations, dispossession and the barriers we construct around ourselves that keep us from personal emancipation.
http://www.miadyson.com/

To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com

Mia Dyson


Opening Performance: Carla Werner

September 10, 7pm

A very special, live musical performance by the internationally acclaimed vocalist, writer and performer, Carla Werner will kick off the music series for "Blow-In" at Museum and Crane.

To RSVP for this event, please email
info@museumandcrane.com
The event is open to a limited number of guests, so please email the gallery for a confirmation.

Carla began her singing career at age 11, and signed her first record deal to Columbia Records, Sony Music (USA) in 2002 and releasing her debut album, 'Departure' in 2003 to critical acclaim. She developed her own label 'Of One Music' in 2005, and has been releasing her work independently since then with the album 'Pure Things in Wild Places' (2007) and more recently, 'My Lover's Ghost' (2010) - a six-song ep released Jan 11. Although Carla's primary field of interest has been in the rock/folk vane, she is actively collaborating with a slew of internationally acclaimed dj's, most recently LOVERUSH UK who Carla co-wrote the international hit single, 'Give Me Your Love' - the 8th largest single on the DMC Charts for 2010.

Carla Werner was born in New Zealand and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Check out her new album, "My Lovers Ghost":
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/CarlaWerner1

Link to Video 'Second Best' http://youtu.be/f-VsXzTEUQ8

http://www.carlawerner.com/

Opening Performance: Carla Werner