During the recent MusicFest NW in Portland, we put our heads together with friend and longtime MFNW producer Trevor Solomon to curate “Room 205 Live.” After filming more than 30 episodes and 90 videos in a tiny 15×20-foot rehearsal space, we wanted to have a go at collaborating in front of a live audience. Held at venerable downtown venue Ted’s, (formerly Berbati’s Pan), the night showcased five of our favorite past collaborators from Room 205, including Blouse, Crystal Antlers, Craft Spells, Tropic of Cancer and Chelsea Wolfe.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Blouse is comprised of members Charlie Hilton, Patrick Adams, Jacob Portrait, and Paul Roper. Here we find them swooning elegantly through the standout track, “Videotapes,” from the 2011 debut album, BLOUSE, on Captured Tracks. Wildly pitch-shifted and wonderfully out-of-whack, this song is near-perfect in almost every imaginable way. Enjoy.
Friday, November 2nd, THIS los angeles and Incase hosted the opening night of co-exhibition “PARENTHESES” from South Carolina-based artists Paul Martyka and Reed Elliott. For the occasion we worked with gallery co-owner Justin Van Hoy to create 100 limited-edition, custom cut & colored totes featuring the collaborative work of Reed and Martyka. Yes, brown cats rule.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening. Extra special thanks to Paul Martyka, Reed Elliott, and THIS Los Angeles. The exhibit runs at THIS now through November 24th. Plaster your eyeballs with our Flickr recap.