Transmodern is one of the most incredible/amazing art and visual movement you can attend in Maryland. It's a week long full of art and different varieties of expression through galleries, warehouses, etc. It was a 7 day long event. My girlfriend and I attended it the first night which was a workshop on parade making, and music then we all dressed as the weirdest things imaginable with anywhere from 50-100 people walking down the streets of Baltimore. We made it to a gallery and watched some performance art.
We attended the last day which was under a Rite Aid, in a rented out Police Department garage and it was the most insane shit ever. You get on an elevator and go down as soon as you get off there is a boy naked and sweating repeating himself that "You haven't lived till you experience life after the sun". Followed by that you walk in and the walls are made of see through curtains and you see a girl singing about Hell. She is also naked and in front of a green screen that is projecting distorted images. Followed by that you see a woman in a chair with a blindfold on screaming, then a guy sitting on a chair on a platform peeing in a box that he later let's drip on his head. Next in line we have a guy drooling all over himself, while sitting on a dead pigs head, followed by that we have a boy in a straightjacket singing the national anthem in front of a green screen with images of historical places around the world. We had 4 girls dressed as fairies jumping around, lastly and most importantly we have girls almost fully naked besides wearing open lab coats. They had flash lights on their heads as well as cameras that would blind you as you looked at it the camera was projecting you onto a big screen in the warehouse. It was nuts, and an amazing experience.
I have officially moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend. We live in Station North, for weeks we restlessly looked for a place that would fit our budget and scene. The moving in part was heavy and rough but it's a sick 2 bedroom apartment. We also have a basement practically to our selves. It's super massive and didn't have any steps or a way down till we mentioned it the landlord and they finally put steps so now we got this huge space that we plan to throw basements shows and parties in.
I made it to my 8th year of being a vegetarian (or just not eating meat). I started October 1st, 2006 (I was 16). I was asked by a high school friend to help support them as they tried becoming vegetarian they didn't even make it a month. I decided to stick it out and now I'm 8 years in. I've been living off pizza, french fries, and mozzarella sticks for most of those years till I met my girlfriend who has introduced me to a way healthier life style filled with fruits and veggies. It's dope. The plan is to make it to 10 years then who knows what from then.
I was asked if my band The Shaky Experience were interested in playing a show at Shockwave Records, October 1st. Which we were and did. It was a really fun set. We performed very well. I brought my life size cardboard cut out of Bill Clinton. He was crowd surfed during our set. It was awesome to watch and play.
We also played a show at Club K, October 16th. It was super dope although we were very drunk.
I worked on the set of Veep recently as an extra. I unfortunately can't deliver too many details about this till the episode is released however I can say during break I sat in a van right next to Tony Hale. It was super awesome to be next to him again, and I got to be in scenes with a lot of the bigger actors/actresses of the series.
ATP Festival was amazing
It was basically bands getting together to form super groups and cover other old bands. This band The Skunks dressed as skunks and covered The Monks. They were super great, as well as Dan Deacon created a band called Family Matters and played Family Matters theme song fused with noise music. It was all awesome. I loved it.
I saw Roomrunner and Dope Body at a double album release party which is fucking great!