Live + Opening: The Melvins hit Los Angeles with a performance @ Hollywood Forever October 24th + the Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography art opening @ Subliminal Projects this Friday June 9th with work from CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA, CHRIS MARS, GRANT HART, HAZE XXL, JUNKO MIZUNO, MACKIE + MATH.I
Tickets on sale tomorrow, Friday June 8th at 12pm PST here for the show in October @ Hollywood Forever. “This is a special Melvins LITE performance featuring – King Buzzo, Dale Crover, and Trevor Dunn as part of their 50 state tour where they will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest tour of the United States and D.C.” Art show information, which is this Friday night, June 9th, is below:
From the release:
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS, in conjunction with L.A. RECORD and BLUNDERTOWN, presents
POST MORAL NEANDERTHAL RETARDIST PORNOGRAPHY
Exhibition Dates: June 9 – June 22
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th 7 PM – 10 PM
Post Post Bash at the Echoplex: Friday, June 8th 10 PM (Ticketed Event)
Guest Curated by Tom “HAZE-XXL” Hazelmyer with music by members of Melvins, Hammerhead, Halo of Flies, Chrome and Husker Du.
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to announce Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography, an exhibition of new linocut work by Tom Hazelmyer (founder of Amphetamine Reptile record label) and the release of a Melvins/Hammerhead split, picture-disc vinyl featuring art by Chris Mars, Camille Rose Garcia, HAZE-XXL, Junko Mizuno, and Shepard Fairey. Also on display will be work by Melvins’ in house artist Mackie, the subversive surrealism of collage-maestro Math.i, and the art of Husker Du’s Grant Hart.
For a generation, Minneapolis label Amphetamine Reptile (AmRep) was the definition of heavy—not just for ahead-of-their-time releases by the Melvins, Helmet, Halo of Flies, and others—but for its unflagging commitment to DIY-the-hard-way ideals and founder Tom Hazelmyer’s (also known as HAZE-XXL) uncompromising vision. AmRep was, and continues to be, dedicated to musicians who find their own sound and fight to keep it authentic. The label simultaneously seeks out new and established visual artists who are just as righteously iconoclastic as the musicians they carry, always seeking to launch the careers of new talent.
More than twenty years after founding AmRep and helping propel iconic artists like Shepard Fairey, Frank Kozik, Coop and Chris Mars to cultural prominence, Hazelmyer presents Post Moral Neanderthal Retardist Pornography. This music and art collision encompasses records turned objects d’art, visual artists and musicians, all melded into a sticky ball of eye-and-ear melting protoplasm.
The exhibition opens at SUBLIMINAL on Friday, June 8th before traveling to TT Underground Gallery in New York City on June 30th. Opening night will be sound-tracked by members of Melvins, Hammerhead, Halo of Flies, and Husker Du performing live in a specially constructed, closed-door setting. The lo-fi performance will be experienced via live audio stream and projections on gallery walls. Following the opening, AmRep mainstays Hammerhead, Helios Creed (Chrome), Gay Witch Abortion, Seawhores, and Hepa/Titus (Cows) will perform live at the Echoplex. Check www.attheecho.com for ticketing information.