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Scanning the Scene in the City Tonight: Shirts and Destroy

Posted in Dispatches with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by Magadh

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1000 Trivialities is firmly committed to DIY culture. We send infernal hails to those who defy homogenization of culture and resist psychic death. It is in that spirit we introduce you to  the fine people at Shirts and Destroy.

Shirts and Destroy is an international art and music collective. A menagerie of tattoo artists  (Thomas Hooper, Chris Conn, King Avenue to name a few), bands (All Pigs Must Die, Nachmystium and Wolfbrigade among others), artists (David Cook, Arik Roper and Florian Bertmer and friends) and other misfits all contribute to keep the collective viable.

In their own words:

“Shirts & Destroy is an ever expanding and evolving team of artists, designers, tattooers, musicians, screen printers, giclee printers, illustrators and other creative minded contributors. We produce, publish, manufacture and offer to our customers fine art and high quality boutique style music merchandise.

Our mission is to support true underground artists and musicians before their ideas are inevitably co-opted, copied and watered down to be sold in shopping malls.

Contributors of Shirts & Destroy invest no money and recoup 80% of the profits from sales after production costs. Our customers directly support the artists and musicians on our roster and we work hand in hand to ensure the artistic integrity of our contributors endeavours is always intact.”

Check them out online here or, if you find yourself in Brooklyn, pop into their new bricks and mortor shop at  293 Manhattan ave Brooklyn, NY.

The world will forever owe them a debt of gratitude for (via their imprint label Nonbeliever) releasing the All Pigs Must Die Ep.

Burning Bridges: Narrows Occupy SxSW

Posted in Gigs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by Magadh

Drink deep, it’s just a taste, and it might not come this way again,
I believe in moments, transparent moment, moments in grace when you’ve got to stake your faith

– Rites of Spring

South By Southwest has become a self-parody; any vestige of promotion for independent artists and labels has been rapidly replaced by a soul-crushing circle jerk of payola and corporate scheming. One need only see a stage (named the Jacked stage no less) in shape of a giant Doritos vending machine to think that, perhaps, the human experiment has run its course. 

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 Yet, it was there I found myself in the company of dear friends Narrows  (who were themselves accompanied by tour manager/roadie/merch lord/fantastic human Rich Hall) as they hit Austin with tourmates and force of nature, All Pigs Must Die. With the exception of the Power of the Riff/Southern Lord/Brooklyn Vegan showcase, my primary motivation was to watch Narrows lay waste to all before them as they played 5 shows in 3 days (and to get tattooed by Steve Byrne). It’s funny how things work out.

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Brooklyn Vegan/Chaos in Tejas have, for several years running, promoted a guerilla show at 2 a.m. on the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge. The shows on the bridge have been something of an Austin tradition, and I was perplexed but rather pleased to find myself surrounded by 400 kids as Regents started their 2 a.m. set powered by a gas generator and purloined city power. Regents feature ex-member of Sleepy Time Trio and Maximillian Colby, and I’d had the pleasure of seeing them at a BBQ earlier in the day. They dashed through their four-song set (the maximum allotted to each band) and we set about switching equipment so Narrows could keep things moving. Narrows were, in a word, amazing — because the setting itself was amazing. Anything I write won’t do it justice but I’ve included photos from Shawn Scallen which perfectly capture the night. It seems fitting that the man whose photos graced the pages of Heartattack and inserts of Ebullition albums would be there to do the job.

Austin’s finest showed up following Narrow’s set and the show, unfortunately, ended there. But that 20 minutes…ah, that was perfect. Drink deep ladies and gentlemen.

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– Captain of Games