Have you been to The ND yet? It is a cool space in Austin on E. 5th and Brushy that is hosting some even cooler music these days. We LOVE to see places like this popping up on the east side, and we love it even more when they host our favorite bands like CUSTODIAN, who played a dazzling, head scratching set on Sunday. Check out pictures (and see a little more of The ND) HERE.
In other news…CUSTODIAN is heading up to New Mexico in just a few days to perform at The Albuquerque Film Festival. According to the website, “The Albuquerque Film Festival is a community organization dedicated to celebrating writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists from around the globe whose visions break rules and startle the imagination.” I’m not sure I could describe CUSTODIAN any better if I tried.
Alert your New Mexico brethren that their weekend just got more interesting. My only question…are they going to check the horse head? You can find CUSTODIAN set times HERE!
DJ Car Stereo (Wars) is leaving the bagels and pizza by the slice of Brooklyn behind and returning to Austin for migas and BBQ this weekend as he plays at the Beauty Bar on Saturday the 19th and then again on Sunday the 20th at the Mohawk for a big Austin Music Foundation shin dig.
Recently – the new album Explains it All was featured on Say It Like Slam who hypothesized: “ that mashup mixtapes are the best workout albums. If done correctly, they are a seamless hour of party music. And if you’re anything like me, you need something upbeat to keep you going between the 2nd and 3rd mile of your run! Another (awesome) mixtape to join the ranks of Girl Talk, DJ AM and Mochi Beats is DJ Car Stereo (Wars)!”
If you haven’t already, order your hand (puff) painted copy of Explains it All for the mere cost of shipping and handling! OR download it free and if you feel so inclined you can make a donation! It’s all happening HERE!
CUSTODIAN is warming up the stage by sweeping up the stage at Mohawk June 2nd for an excellent bill! Yes, before Fresh Millions, Dark Time Sunshine and Awol One do their thing you can watch conceptual performance art hip hop while the room smells of cleaning supplies and Lone Star. Watch CUSTODIAN clean up the stage and rap about the daily struggles, while you eat free cake. Really. We’ll have limited edition copies of the only article of music in the world that comes packaged in a soap pad box Ultrea-Fresh! Not going to be able to make it? Pick up the limited edition CUSTODIAN EP clickHERE. Get more info on the show HERE. See you Wednesday!
The smoke has finally cleared from the bigDJ Car Stereo (Wars) release party and we are finally coming up for air. Everyone that came thru the door was treated to a complimentary one of a kind CD as well as LCD Soundsystem songs played live by All My Friends, a sweaty set from Neiliyo and the bangers of Hot Britches! The whole evening was made great in part by the free lager from our friends at Brooklyn Brewery, the hard work of the Beauty Bar staff and lest we forget the HUGE help in promotion we got from some of the best online resources around : Austinist, Lamebook, and DO512! Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who came out to take part in the big event with us! We hope you had as much fun as we did!
If you would like to download the album, feel free to give a donation of any amount (it ALL helps!)- OR if you would like your own unique hand puff painted physical copy of the record- all you have to do is pay for shipping and handling! The choice is yours! More information on both HERE.
UloveIwas out on the town Friday night and caught a lot of the shenanigans on film. Check out all of the action HERE.
We are getting more excited by the day about this Friday’s big release of the new DJ Car Stereo (Wars) album Explains it All! It’s going down at the Beauty Bar with free Brooklyn Lager and plenty more surprises when the doors open at 9pm.
The bill reads like a line of up of Austin All-Stars, featuring LCD Soundsystem tribute band All My Friends (10pm), recent Artifact Workshop alumni and one-man electro wonder Neiliyo (11pm), and an opening DJ set by Hot Britches! (11:40).
Everyone thru the door that evening will walk away with a free hand (puff) painted copy of the new CD so the digital pop culture explosion doesn’t have to stop when the bar closes. We double dare you to name all the snippets of music on Explains it All.
It has been an exciting and busy chunk of time for Artifact Workshop the past several months. We put out a soapbox full of boom-bap with CUSTODIAN in November, a slap bracelet full of electro-fun(k) with Neiliyo in February and now we are pleased to announce our fifth overall release will be coming from DJ Car Stereo (Wars)! The AW launch party back in August of 2007 doubled as the release party for the first DJ CS(W) release the Bandit, a record that garnered attention from Absolute Punk, Gorilla Vs. Bear, StereoGum and MORE. We are currently working hard on making the next installment in the mashup artist’s discography as great as it can possibly be; more details to come but know this for now: It will be titled Explains it All, and will have an epic release party at the Beauty Bar in Austin TX April 23rd with live performances by Neiliyo, the nation’s premiere LCD Sound System tribute band All My Friends, Hot Britches, and of course DJ CS(W)! Stay tuned and mark those calendars now!
Welcome to ArtifactWorkshop.com! Make yourself at home and sit a spell, whydontcha? Artifact Workshop and Neiliyo were recently prominently featured on a cool web show called 512 UnScripted! Check it out below.
Each week the two ladies bring you all sorts of footage of the happenings in Austin music, art, fashion, food, movies and more from a fresh, uncensored perspective. Megan was a pleasure to work with and we are thrilled with the exposure on the interwebs! Find out more about 512 Unscripted at their online home base (still under construction…) HERE and watch them online over at SMTX.TV!
The time is right. The leaves are falling. Shorts are starting to be warn. Yes, it’s spring in Austin. On February 27th 2010 we hosted the release party for Neiliyo’s Game Night at Club DeVille and as if photographic evidence wasn’t enough to prove that it was an insane blast- now we have video. Behold:
The entire EP came as a digital download on a slap bracelet the night of the show and we still have a FEW that we’ll be passing out here and there at the SXSW music festival but if you don’t want to risk running into us in a free beer line, head over to iTunes and pick it up! It is less than 5 dollars and provides a milli in listening value.
Huge thanks to Leah Ross for her work on the video!