Monday, February 28, 2011
"Around and Around" Release Party:: Arts of Life Band at the Hideout
(Images courtesy of Ryan Shuquem of Arts of Life)
DOWNLOAD mp3 1 – http://reversibleeye.net/artsoflife/sharkattack_artsoflife.mp3
DOWNLOAD mp3 2 - http://reversibleeye.net/artsoflife/goodmorning_artsoflife.mp3
THE ARTS OF LIFE BAND “Around and Around” T-SHIRT / DOWNLOAD CARD PACKAGE TO BE RELEASED MARCH 10TH
RELEASE SHOW IS MARCH 10TH AT THE HIDEOUT IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO - January 1st, 2010
The Arts of Life Band, the most exciting band made up of collaborating artists with and without disabilities in the United States, is set to release a new recording on March 10th.
They are releasing a t-shirt/ download card package to be sold for $12. The release show is March 10th at Chicago’s Hide Out at 1354 W. Wabansia. The door charge for this event will be $12 and include the t-shirt/download card package for FREE. The Arts of Life Band will also show their new video for the song “Shark Attack.” Support will be provided by Project Onward’s band, DHF Express. The headliner is Bobby Conn.
The Arts of Life Band makes danceable party music with a rock edge. It is an ongoing collaborative project between disabled and non-disabled artists in the Chicago area, based out of the Arts of Life community of artists. Local musicians participate from area favorites Lamajamal, Reddelicious, Loto Ball Show, and Mucca Pazza. The Arts of Life Band performs at local events and fundraisers, and does rock concerts at venues such as the Empty Bottle and the Double Door.
“Around and Around” will include two different recording sessions done in 2010 from two different studios. Coach House Sounds recorded a basement session one Saturday afternoon in September that is raw and full of boisterous energy. CPE Sound’s Tom DeFlumere worked with the band earlier in the year and did a more polished studio recording. CPE Sound is a one-stop shop for rehearsal space, last-minute gear purchases and rentals, and your recording and showcase needs. Coach House Sounds records quality live sessions of local Chicago artists that they’re interested in and broadcasts them over the web.
The T-Shirt is designed by Chicago artist Josh Davis using artwork from Arts of Life band members Jean Wilson and Mike Marino.
This will be the second self-released recording from the Arts of Life band. Their first record came out in October 2008. In October 2009 they were included on a compilation out of the UK called Wild Things, compiled by punk band, Heavy Load. Wild Things has over 30 bands with disabled members from around the world. With the release of the compilation, the Arts of Life band has become part of an international movement of rock and rollers with intellectual disabilities. Heavy Load has gained international recognition in the disability community and is inspiring hundreds of creative people with disabilities to start or join bands. The Arts of Life Band hopes to do the same in the United States and help to increase the presence and connections in this movement.