Belfast Unbound + Strange Victory in assoc with The Black Box present
[size=200]Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School Exhibition
with live music from very special guest SAM AMIDON (Bedroom Community USA)
+ support from Leif Vollebekk (Canada)[/size]
Thursday June 3rd @ The Black Box Cafe
Belfast Unbound first launched the Belfast branch of the world-renowned 'Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School' at the Black Box as part of the 2009 Out to Lunch Festival. Since then, Dr Sketchy's has built up a loyal following at its monthly event in the Menagerie Bar. Now it returns to the Black Box for a special exhibition of artwork produced over the past year. For the uninitiated, Dr Sketchy's takes 'life' drawing and injects some saucy life into it via a heady mishmash of music, burlesque, comedy, performance, silly games and even sillier prizes. Now you have the chance to see, and buy, the art produced at this highly unusual art class. And while perusing the art, listen to some truly special music from the incredible Sam Amidon.
Amidon, an independent folk artist from Vermont, USA, has just released his third album 'I See The Sign' on the esteemed Icelandic ‘Bedroom Community’ label. Amidon’s music mixes intuitive interpretations of age-old Appalachian songs, experimental indie-rock and heart felt folk wisdom fermenting finely into a mature mix of cockle warming aural moonshine. As the New York Times pointed out, “Beth Orton appears on Mr. Amidon’s excellent forthcoming album, “I See the Sign,” and their pairing makes sense: as she once did, he’s trying to see how rawboned, lonely-voiced traditional folk can be updated for city life. There’s no doubt that he has listened hard and widely: at times he sounds in search of the places where Dock Boggs and Arthur Russell connect."
Watch the video for "Saro" by Sam Amidon here :