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Photos: School of Seven Bells at the Wexner

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School of Seven Bells
August 25, 2012
Wexner Center for the Arts

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Photos: Sharon Van Etten & Shearwater @ The Wex

Sharon Van Etten & Shearwater
Wexner Center for the Arts
February 14, 2012

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Photos: Dark Dark Dark & A Hawk and a Hacksaw live

Chamber folk outfit Dark Dark Dark played with A Hawk and a Hacksaw this past Wednesday at the Wexner.

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Photos: Junip at the Wex

Junip played this past Sunday at the Wexner Center.

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Tonight thru Sunday @ the Wex: Rude Mechs


While donewaiting is primarily your source for what’s happening in music, there are other events on occasion worth mentioning. Tonight in the Wex’s performance space, Austin-based theater company Rude Mechs (aka Rude Mechanicals) will open their four day run of The Method Gun. If you’ve ever studied acting or have close friends who do, you’re probably all too familiar with method acting.

Well, this show is a fictional biography of actress/actor-training guru Stella Burden who (before emigrating to South Africa) created a new theatrical teaching method called “the Approach.” This training melded Western techniques with various dangerous exercises, one of which (The Method Gun) lead to her demise. The production follows Burden’s left-behind colleagues through rehearsals of A Streetcar Named Desire. What develops is an interesting dissection of the well-known production and its characters.

This award-winning troupe has been performing this and other plays both nationally and internationally for 15 years now. Their unique, original approach to theater has deliberately turned “plays” into “performances.” Also, join the cast and crew after the show at your local watering hole and mine, Bodega, for “A Rude After Party with Rude Mechs“.

Tonight @ the Wex: Ólöf Arnalds

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MP3: Ólöf Arnalds – Crazy Car

There has been so much folk music released over the last few years, but so much of it can be lacking in substance or just not seem quite sincere enough. Then along comes a gem like Ólöf Arnalds, who reminds you just why you appreciate the genre. She proves to be honest and brave while unveiling tales that are eloquently simple.

Arnalds (former member of Icelandic “folktronica” outfit múm) is currently touring on her second release, Innundir Skinni. It’s reinforced with some Icelandic magic courtesy of production by Sigur Rós’s Kjartan Sveinsson, and it also features a track with Björk. Her debut solo release Við Og Við was released in 2007 (only in Iceland) and has just reached the states this year. Arnalds is a well-trained musician, having studied both the violin and classical vocals for 14 years (almost half of her life). She’s truly set herself apart from the pack with her solo career. Imaginatively permeating and sweetly bewitching, she’s been compared to the likes of Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush.

It’s incredible that a music community as small as Iceland’s never ceases to produce music that is capable of transcending time. Satisfy your curiosity about this enchanting woman and her music as she adorns the Wexner’s Performance Space tonight at 8pm.

Tomorrow’s Film @ Wex: Brent Green feature

If you follow the obscure and endearingly dark face of film, you may already know who Brent Green is. It’s also possible that you’ve seen him at some point downtown at Skylab. For the rest of us, Brent Green is a 26 year old filmmaker/animator who’s chosen a more humble location to create his art. Humble as in, he lives and works out of a barn in Cressona, Pennsylvania. Up to this point, he’s made quirky shorts that have been debuted in his barn where live bands (such as Califone, Sin Ropas and Brendan Canty of Fugazi) improvise the soundtracks and Green narrates.

His newest project is a feature-length film based on the life of a man who built a house to keep his wife from dying. Romantic indeed, but he went on to not only to lose his wife, but fall off the roof of the house and end up selling it to cover medical expenses. Green was able to tour the house before it was torn down and built a replica of it behind his barn in Pennsylvania. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then premiers tomorrow night (Wednesday) at the Wex in the Film Theatre at 7pm.

Go here to visit Green’s blog.

9/17: Times New Viking listening party at the Wexner Center

From the Wex:

Hometown faves Times New Viking have played the Wexner Center on two previous occasions, and on September 17, even though they’ll be half a world away, we’ll get the first listen to their upcoming Matador Records release Born Again Revisited at a listening party starting at 6 pm in the Wexner Center Store. Lots of other events going on at the Wex that evening, so stop by, listen to the new TNV before anyone else, maybe win some swag and tickets to upcoming Wex films and concerts.

And a poster for the event from the folks at Matador:TNV.listen.eflyer.wexarts

(And hey, no need for a “full disclosure” anymore!)

Photos: M83 in Columbus

M83
Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts | July 18, 2009

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