The gentleman you see above and at right is Freekbass, and he is quite the amazing musician. His bass playing has been proven by science to actually alter the course of rivers and change the positions of the stars in the sky. His music has been classified as a Class F (for Funk) force of nature. Freekbass is a mystical shaman who operates on an inter-dimensional lower-frequency vibratory plane.
Friday night, June 27, in a harmonic convergence of epic proportions, You can witness the life-changing experience that is Freekbass & The Bump Assembly at The Empty Glass for the release of the new album, “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”. Freek & the band will be performing songs from the new album, and hard copies will be available at the show. Plus, the first 50 tickets will receive a FREE digital download of the new album.You can order them HERE,
You have been warned.
In one of the cooler FestivAll offerings in recent years, Charleston native Johnny Puke and legendary rock journalist, Legs McNeil will speak at “Punk and Pancakes,” at Bluegrass Kitchen, Sunday, June 22, at 7 PM. The FestivAll listing promises, “An evening of debaucherous stories from a couple of infamous curmudgeons, each offering up a differing perspective on punk and literature. Legs McNeil and Johnny Puke take us down a road with antidotes of Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Blondie and others who helped shape punk music. ADULTS ONLY.”
You know you want to go.
It’s one of the area’s annual “can’t miss” shows. The music is incredible. It’s free. Donations will be accepted for a terrific cause. It pays tribute to a beloved musician who was taken too soon. What else do you need to know?
The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a private, non-profit child welfare organization founded in 1896. The Society is a participatory organization consisting of employees, foster families, adoptive families, volunteers, Board members, Directors Emeriti, advisory council members, donors, benefactors, supporters, and friends. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is representative of the communities we serve from around the state. They are licensed to provide child welfare and behavioral health services in West Virginia. A member agency of the West Virginia Alliance for Children and the Child Welfare League of America, CHS is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. Their current programs are adoption, foster care, in-home and in-community services for children and families, emergency shelter care, respite, mediation, parent education training, prenatal and early childhood services, volunteer and mentoring, youth services, visitation and reunification, school based social work, day care and comprehensive assessment services.
Saturday Morning at 10 AM the freakiest parade in Charleston happens when the FestivAll Art Parade returns after being hijacked last year for some kind of boring traditional parade that marked the sasquatchtennial or something.
Come to gawk in amusement as the freaks, the geeks, the singers, the musicians, the outcasts, the hipsters and the bleeding hearts and artists all unfurl their freak flags and march to celebrate creativity. You can see footage of the 2011 Art Parade in the above episode of Radio Free Charleston. It’ll be like there was a fire drill at the circus, and all the performers spilled out onto the streets, only without all the animal cruelty.
FestivAll is once again upon us, and as has been the case for the past five years, my big contribution to the City Becoming A Work Of Art is my entry in this year’s East End Main Street Public Art Initiative, AKA Streetworks 2014.
This is the sixth year for Streetworks, and it’s my fifth year participating. In the past Streetworks has brought banners, bricks and metal street signs to the Historic East End of Charleston, and it’s been an honor to have my work included alongside such great local artists as Mark Wolfe, Rob Cleland, Charlie Hamilton, Glen Brogan, Joe Bolyard, Ian Bode, Sharon Stackpole and so many others. The highlight of this project is the annual art auction. The original art works created for Streetworks are auctioned off in a fun-filled night of hilarity, hosted by Ted Brightwell.
The art this year is for a project that will see metal frameworks built around the East End, each of which will contain several works of art which will revolved to reveal a different work of art on the other side.
This year the Streetworks Art Auction takes place at the old Kyle Furniture Warehouse on Hansford Street, which will be transformed into a wonderful venue where, hopefully, deep-pocketed art connoisseurs will be so impressed with the art that they will back up truckloads of money to the joint, just so that they can take a piece home with them.
The Contemporary Youth Arts Company’s new production of Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli’s musical take of the cheesy horror classic, “The Blob” opens tonight at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater. This is a really fun musical, and this production promises lots of fresh new faces among the cast. Five years ago we produced a teaser video for a previus production of the show. You can use this as a sample, then check out the poster for all the details about this new production
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