Mick Barr, Guitarist

Mick Barr is an American avant-garde metal guitarist. Notable for his relentless speed and agility on his instrument.  He has also released albums under the names Ocrilim and Octis, consisting of his own guitar over a drum machine. On the difference between the two, he says "Ocrilim is Mick Barr overthinking. Octis is Mick Barr underthinking. These names mean nothing when a live show is concerned. Come see Ocrilim and you may be forced to watch Octis."

As Octis, ten intense minutes LOCKED IN with a drum machine:

With Ocrilim:

[ thx @NewMuseum ]

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Trailer of the new documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features never-before seen footage of the prolific artist painting, talking about his art, and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988.

The OST features music from Mike D and Ad Rock.

I Smell Camera, or The Invention of Dr. Nakamats

from his Wikipedia entry:

"a Japanese inventor claiming to hold the world record for number of inventions with over 3,000, including "PyonPyon" spring shoes and the basic technology for the floppy disk, the CD, the DVD, the digital watch, CinemaScope, armchair "Cerebrex", sauce pump, and the taxicab meter."

"In an interview, Nakamatsu described his "creativity process", which includes listening to music and concludes with diving underwater, where he says he comes up with his best ideas and records them while underwater."

[ thx @jeffstaple ]

Diorama by Bobby Previte

Diorama by Bobby Previte

Presented by current Swing Space resident Bobby Previte’s Diorama

14 Wall Street, 31st Floor
Dates & Times
Friday, March 12, 2010 6PM–10PM
Saturday, March 13, 2010 1PM–5PM
Friday, March 19, 2010 6PM–10PM

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is pleased to present Swing Space artist Bobby Previte's Diorama, a solo drum concert performed for one listener at a time in our newest Swing Space location on the 31st floor of 14 Wall Street. This landmark site was formerly the private residence of legendary financier J.P. Morgan, and most recently existed as a French bar and restaurant.

In Previte’s Diorama, each listener enters a small room and sits directly behind the drum set. Unaware of their identity, Previte plays an improvised piece for his solo audience member. The strange, heightened intimacy of the interaction and the expansive, panoramic view of Lower Manhattan from the space create a concert of extremes and oppositions.

A reservation is required. Please email diorama@bobbyprevite.com to reserve a 15-minute appointment.

I wish I was in nYc to make an appointment for this.