June 2, 2015

GAMES FOR MAY - THE BOOK














GAMES FOR MAY 
by SHALO P FRIENDS

featuring
George Kuchar, Rebecca Parks Ramage, Marion Hunt, Katie Burge, Peter Gray Hurley, Alex Chiu, 
Owen Takabayashi, Jose Gabriel Angeles, Kat Toledo, Monet Clark, Taeer Maymon, Homero Hidalgo, 
Ana Maria Salcedo, Johnny Rogers, David Castro, Sadie Lune, Lindsay Laven

The book is available at Ladybug House in Chinatown, San Francisco.
We'll have copies of this fabulous book on hand with the new tape we're dropping JUNE 5th - lush ecstasy in duotone hues - exquisitely in limited supply - made with heart and dripping with spit.
Please write to us if you'd like to make an order out of state.


GAMES FOR MAY - SOLO ORGAN and TAPE RELEASE








GAMES FOR MAY - TAEER





lovely Taeer peering above the rim. eternal thanks to her for helping make this happen.


GAMES FOR MAY
















come along and visit now


May 15, 2015

GAMES FOR MAY






GAMES FOR MAY
"the collaborations & the exaltations"

GEORGE KUCHAR, LINDA MARTINEZ, REBECCA PARKS-RAMAGE, TAEER MAYMON, ALEX CHIU, 
OWEN TAKABAYASHI, PETER GRAY HURLEY, MARION HUNT, MARK MULRONEY, LUCY MULRONEY, 
DAVID CASTRO, LINDSAY LAVEN, LINDA IZCAL SCOBIE, SADIE LUNE, SAM MANERA, DOUG KATELUS, 
HAILEY LOMAN,  JOHNNY ROGERS, BALD EAGLES (VICTOR CAYRO), JASON KARNS (FUKITOR), 
DALE HOYT, KAT TOLEDO, MATT JONES, KATIE BURGE,  CYRUS YOSHI TABAR, ANDY BURKHOLDER,  
DORDERY MARKS, KASIA SURMA, RANDALL FOREST, ALEX HEILBRON, MONET CLARK...

LADYBUG HOUSE 1321 POWELL, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

reception MAY 22 5pm-later


presented by SHALO P 
under the auspices of THE SPONTANEOUS UNDERGROUND


"SOMEONE ASKED FOR INNOCENT BLOOD"






THE FINAL CHAPTER
V A L L E Y
"THE WRATH OF SISTER SPREAD"
coming soon.
WINTER 2015


GAMES FOR MAY







May 8, 2015

GAMES FOR MAY






a pledge to every vice
to praise every saint that passed for the sake of the saints
that give every sinner a right to indulge

April 9, 2015

RATSKIN RECORDS TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY





RATSKIN RECORDS - TEN YEARS OF "FUCK YOU, PIGS
AND "FUCK YOU, ESTABLISHMENT"

We'll be screening something special this Friday, in honor of RATSKIN RECORDS and its ten noble years of wild sound for the noisy soul. - SP

RATSKIN RECORDS is turning a wily ten years old, and wants to celebrate in only the highest fashion, by thrashing its sonic headquarters with sound abound for the restless independent.
It also happens to be the birthday of co-founder Malocculsion Proto, so the Diamond Dawgs will be off their chains to mangle bummers amid running feedback.
Come celebrate birth, death, loud music, and anti-police sentiment.

We are all looking forward to putting the first 10 years of RATSKIN down the portal to hell and beyond with every single RATSKIN release at 50% off listed price just for this night.
Take it or leave it, but do come out of computer coffins for harsh moonlight.

Doors open at 7pm, Music begins at 8pm 
$5-9 donations accepted
Every 5th person through the door gets a surprise, as will probably most everyone!

(Oakland - warming it up before their US tour in May ) 

(harsh defectors from an alternate dimension)

(the blam is plural when the rage is pure audio)


plus a very surprise guest... 

VIDEO BY 

Tape / CD / Record giveaways. 
Food. Dranx. Butts. Insanity. 
How can we fret when The Devil knows our names?

DJs 
DIRT COLLAR
(Sabreteeth / Ratskin Co-Founder ) 
BOBBY GANUSH
(Lower Bottoms / Intl Freakout-A-Go-Go / Voltage Drop)





ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD






HOMERO HIDALGO

















The "ladies" in the office got together last week to weather the traffic and hit the streets of Oakland, California on one of those tremulous First Fridays when the Oakland Art Murmur eclipses the Oakland Art Murder.
Aside from a few spells of passing out, grandiose fits of rage, and a couple solid rumbling tummies watching the long lines file along the sides of the food trucks on every available corner - the night proved quite thrilling. We also had a bit of a energetic discussion on whether Patricia Sweetow was the proprietor of a high concept knick knack shop, or a sophisticated art gallery acting the part of sleeping cultural predator. Dodo says its a inedible cafeteria, but I'm on the fence that naming things these days means less and less. Personally, I'd say it's merely "a gallery, unannounced".
Shalo P wasn't allowed outside the office due to his tight schedule, working out schematics for the top secret GAMES FOR MAY celebration next month. The silhouette he leaves in the window to his studio look likes a man in deep contemplation with his palms or in utter uninterrupted sorrow with his white hot melting eyes. 
A lot of business folks have been making the rounds these days to visit him, wearing fancy dresses and suits, so we're thinking that GAMES FOR MAY is going to be a big hit this year. It's a yearly concern for us when we see him become more involved in his elaborate "celebrations", and if you've ever started a conversation concerning Syd Barrett with The Creature, then you TOTALLY know what I mean.
The stand out show for Oakland Art Marr Marr was Homero Hidalgo's exhibition at LESS SPACE. HIdalgo - a longtime colleague of Mr. P - was in fine form as ever, filling a small room to the brim with froth and fright from his ingenius palette to the optic nerve. 

I asked the boss for a blurb, and he offered this with neither a look nor a flinch on his face (although he did immediately specify that the pen ink be only blue or red).

FROM THE DESK OF SHALO P

if you love the beauty of paintings, then love this beautiful painter.
i cannot suggest it any more than to simply state that it is essential to know Homero Hidalgo's work if you have, in any way, opted for the strikingly visual as your personal life format.
heart emoticon. 
period.
sp

update: I was handed this little curiosity yesterday. 





April 4, 2015

TEENAGE CHAIN












http://teenagechain.bandcamp.com/releases


OVERTURE





Here we present some weird scenes inside the gold mine that is KROWSWORK.


The three salons were filled to the brim with this year's marvelous 2015 residencies (of which we haunt the misty month of October with V A L L E Y) to offer a taste of what's to come. 
It is simply a pleasure to sink into a place of this level, with its evolving ethos and personal mythology ascending to complement the determination of its wild art intentions.
Here we have view of a room I shared with the amazing artist Torsten Zenas Burns (video projections on the right, second and fifth images down), whose forthcoming collaboration with video / installation artist Darrin Martin is set to sizzle poor ole' August.

unlike standard galleries, which usually run in stodgy clockwork, locked in step to the template bestowed unto us by "the industry", this venue does not run on perennial fear nor marketable imitations of the run of the mill, but on imagination and visionary insight.

info@krowswork.com
Saturdays 1-5 & First Friday 5-9
 otherwise by appointment


p.s.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Duane Deterville, whose fascinating "Afriscape Cartography: Sight, Sound, Space and Ritual" left me in enlightened awe. It also granted a few sharp knots to my gut in viewing the meticulously detailed depictions of slaves bound in preparation for The Middle Passage, inserted into mysterious drawings depicting symbols of The New World Order.