Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bands/Records Wanted

This is copy from my Craigslist ad. Please forward this to your friends in obscure, unknown, emerging, experimental (crazy) bands or your friends with old vinyl they've been meaning to get rid of.

Bands Wanted

Artist William Powhida is seeking bands to record songs for a meta-tribute album for his upcoming art show at Platform Gallery in Seattle in September. The show concerns the artist's attempts to form a band and become a rock star through a series of fictional album covers, paintings, drawings, and installation in order to escape the art world. While the artist doesn't actually have a 'band' or musical ability, he has written lyrics for two albums "The Bastard" and "Sell Out". Interested bands are encouraged to conspire with the artist to fuck with people's heads and record whatever the song title or lyrics inspire within their own practice. All genres and styles are encouraged to submit a track for the album. All bands will be credited and promoted within the show and the artist will provide participating bands with original artwork for the record.
Please help Powhida create a participatory exhibition about the often difficult nature of creating anything. Songs must be submitted by August 8th for inclusion on the record. A limited edition of the album will be available at the gallery if this works out on any level.
For information about the artist, please visit www.williampowhida.com, www.platformgallery.com, and www.schroederromero.com. You can also Google him and see what type of artist you are dealing with. Please direct all inquires to powhidaprojects@gmail.com.


Records Wanted

Artist William Powhida is looking for individuals to bring their unwanted, beloved, despised, forgotten, and/or trashy vinyl records to Platform Gallery in Seattle to create a record store within the gallery. All records must include a sale price, which will be marked up at the whim of the artist based on his own, bizarre internal criteria and be placed on consignment for the duration of the six-week exhibition. Sellers will receive their asking price at any time following the sale of the record. Effectively, the artist is seeking to turn his art dealers, Stephen and Blake, into record store attendants for six-weeks while drawing on the vast cultural wasteland of album artwork to inform his own show of music world detritus.
Please help the artist accomplish his goal of turning the art gallery into something more like a pawnshop/swap meet and a place where people can browse. Please deliver all records to Platform Gallery in Seattle. Sellers can drop off albums at any point during the show, but display space will be limited. Sellers outside of Seattle are responsible for their own shipping fees, but you are welcome to send them on, especially if you don't care if you ever get them back.
For information about the artist, please visit www.williampowhida.com, www.platformgallery.com, and www.schroederromero.com. You can also Google him and see what type of artist you are dealing with. Please direct all inquires to powhidaprojects@gmail.com.

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