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WHAT: Halloween in the Village
WHERE: Carlsbad Village
WHEN: Saturday October 26th 2-5pm
Haunted House begins at 6:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club.
As you may have learned via the entire internet, anonymous street artist Banksy from the UK has returned form his hiatus and has begun his newsest project titled ‘Better Out Than In’ in New York City. Started on Oct. 1st and concluding at the end of this month, Banksy will be installing 1 piece of street art in the streets of NY each day. Drifting away from his low tech boarderline anti-social-networking, Banksy has created an Instagram account posting each new piece.
Banksy is no stranger to the element of surprise and has often sprung projects and art show of this caliber on us in the past. This is his first designated urban art show in multiple locations over an extended period of time, but the idea has been implemented by others before HERE and HERE. For Banksy’s ‘Better Out Than In’, so far each piece has been entertaining, though many of them seem to be piggybacking on some of his past ideas.
The community of New York City has been in a frenzy since Banksy’s project announcement with large crowds scouring the city streets each night for his newest piece, but for every Banksy fan comes a Banksy hater – usually with graffiti affiliations.
The story goes that a young Banksy began his relationship with the spray can in the UK as a freehand (no stencil) graffiti artist. Overtime Banksy developed a freehand skill that was appreciated at least on a local level, but he later replaced the freehand style with stenciling after realizing that he could get pieces up on illegal walls faster through a pre-cut stencil. Maybe at this point true graffiti writers saw Banksy as a traitor, or as a cheater or maybe it really didn’t matter until Banksy found fame through his stencils. Either way, a number of Banksy’s pieces have been covered up not by city funded anti-graffiti buff units as you might suspect, but by graffiti writers themselves.
Enter OMAR NY, aka SWATCH. He is a NY based graffiti artist who no longer writes unless it is to destroy a Banksy with scribbles covering each piece and a sloppy tag. Omar has a history of ruining Banksy pieces HERE and HERE and has been coined the ultimate “dick rider” for using Banksy’s fame to boost his own. His motives are not positively known.
It’s an interesting situation. Vandalism being vandalized by more vandalism. Each is illegal which means we might just have to let the nature of the streets take its own course. Let’s see what happens if the skinny jean street artist stereotype is broken and a beefed up stencilist catches OMAR in the act!
Banksy balloon image photoshopped by Snyder Art.
Click HERE to check out Snyder’s Cardiff kook Banksy tribute installation
A walk you have skateboarded down while dragging your hand across the bird poop scattered handrail. A path you have weaved through angry pedestrians while coasting on your bike against foot traffic and an obstacle course you have danced upon avoiding freshly dropped dog dookie.
Once you successfully make it through the Carlsbad boardwalk gauntlet, you turn around and do it again.
WHAT: Carlsbad Music Festival Village Music Walk
WHERE: Multiple venues around the Carlsbad Village (map)
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 20th 5-10pm
COST: FREE (donations appreciated)
Kicking off the Festival will be the Village Music Walk on Friday night. This event has been a hugely popular part of the Fest for the past 4 years and features 20+ ensembles performing 37 sets in 5 hours attracting 2,000+ Village Music Walk attendees. Venues range from New Village Arts Theatre to Spin Records to Magee Park to the old train station, and all are within a short walk of one another. The Walk runs from 5-10pm with 20 minute sets starting every half hour. With over 40 performances to choose from during the evening, a Music Walk attendee can create their own pathway through the music and the Village. The Village Music Walk is made possible in part by a grant from the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation.
Click HERE to download the full schedule and map.
More info at www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
WHAT: MNF Tailgate Party
WHERE: Grubby’s (map)
WHEN: Sept. 9th at 6PM
Watch the Chargers kicks the Texans ass tonight on a massive 20′ projector screen. Food beer and comedy hosted by Carlsbad’s one and only Rich the Stitch! Event in support of the Boys and Girls Club.
The Carlsbad Music Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary of “adventurous music by the beach” with its biggest and most exciting Festival to date on Friday-Sunday, September 20-22, 2013. This year’s Festival will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Village Music Walk on Friday, all curated by Festival Founder and Director, composer Matt McBane. All concerts will take place in the charming seaside Village of Carlsbad in walking distance of the beach, hotels, restaurants and the Coaster train station.
Roomful of Teeth • Steven Schick • Claire Chase • Calder Quartet • Sean and Sarah Watkins • Peter Sprague with Gilbert Castellanos • Caroline Shaw • Steven Mackey • Mattson 2 • Trouble in the Wind • Musicians from the Center for World Music • Matt McBane • Alexander Elliott Miller • Ben Phelps • Ben Power • Christopher Cerrone • DJ Lexicon Devil • ensemble et cetera • Eric Byers • Freako Suave • Giri Nata Children’s Balinese Gamelan • Ian Rosenbaum • Jennifer Bewerse • Josephine McGrath • Low Frequency Ensemble • MandoBasso • Monte Weber • Nathan Hubbard/Passengers • Nice World • the Paragraphs • Peter Wanjira Kenyan Percussion • The Red Fox Tails • Scott Nielsen • Scott Paulson • Scott Worthington • Sean Conway • Second Cousins • Son de San Diego • Tiki Two • What’s Next? Ensemble • Zimbeat
Individual concert tickets are now available.
Use the PROMO CODE : “EARLYBIRD” to save $5 on each ticket!
The Carlsbad Music Festival is seeking adventurous musicians in the San Diego County area for its Village Walk on September 20th. Artists of all styles and genres are invited to apply by filling out the form below. If selected, artists will be asked to give one 20-minute performance in a Village venue. Artists and ensembles will be paid a flat fee of $50 per musician, for as many as 4 musicians in an ensemble. Artists are welcome to play additional sets if they choose, but doing so will not affect the artist’s fee.
Proposals and other questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the below info in your proposal:
Artist or Ensemble:
Please provide at least one link to a recording or performance (YouTube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Myspace, etc.)
Link #1 :
Link #2 (optional) :
Link #3 (optional) :
Bio or Artist Statement (100 words or less)
Will you be amplified?
Can you perform without a PA system?
Can you provide all of your own gear?
If not, please let us know what you’ll need. Our resources will be very limited, but we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone!
Doodle, the creation of Carlsbad Village based artist Bryan Snyder, is a mischievous yet innocent character whom Snyder first began to develop in his childhood bedroom decades before maturing as a professional artist. Doodle has taken many looks over the years, but has always stayed true to what Snyder today calls Reminiscence Pop Art, the probing of long forgotten childhood memories.
Many see Doodle as the young boy who Snyder often puts in sometimes troublesome situations, but Snyder considers Doodle as a general term encompassing all characters and compositions that remind one of their childhood.
“The name Doodle came form the local Carlsbad community,” Snyder explains. “I began hiding Doodle characters painted on cardboard years ago. Once the community caught on, I began getting emails asking about these characters. I always responded that they are just doodles I have drawn over the past 2 decades.” The name stuck and from that point on my childhood characters had an identity.
Along with a number of hidden Doodles on cardboard, as well as 2 large scale Doodle hunt art scavenger art shows at hosted at Vinaka Cafe and Salon 580 in the Carlsbad Village, Snyder has also gifted his community with 4 large scale Doodle murals located at Paul Henry Furniture, Cessey’s Taco Shop, T3 Tactical Gear and his most recent mural titled ‘Introducing Jingle’ at Giacoletti Music.
Jingle, Snyder’s newest Doodle character was first created as a pencil illustration Christmas gift for local musician Susanna Kurner, former lead singer of vintage country band Hello Trouble and vocals teacher at Giacoletti Music Center.
“I have always focused on the visual with my Doodle characters, but music is big part of my life.” Snyder explains. “I thought to myself if a doodle is a quick fun drawing, what would a quick fun song be? Susanna provided the inspiration and Jingle was soon created.”
To encourage Giacoletti Music students to research the artwork behind their favorite bands, Snyder will be accepting submissions of favorite bands. Snyder will be hand painting a new record album in the hands of Jingle each month.
Stay tuned for more info on album artwork submissions.
‘Introducing Jingle’ was organized by Snyder Art with help from Giacoletti Music Center and Bob Nielsen & Associates. Mural financed entirely by Snyder Art.
Due to a rule change in the City of Carlsbad grant process, the Carlsbad Music Festival lost out on the opportunity to receive a crucial $10,000 grant for the 2013 festival.
The Carlsbad Music Festival has launched a Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign in hopes of replacing the amount of the lost grant with community supported donations.
Pledges from $1 and up are welcomed and each pledge receives an assortment of rewards, but more importantly, helps the CMF continue bringing progressive art to our Village.
This is a community event and it takes a community effort of donating and spreading the word to make it happen.
If you are unable to donate, please help spread the word!
Click HERE to like the CMF Facebook page!
We are not sure if a pontoon crashed upon the Carlsbad shore offering a free-for-all firework frenzy, or if the local CPD decided to let the local hooligans have some fun this year, but fireworks whizzed and exploded everywhere.
The nearest ‘sponsored’ fireworks shined off the sagging cloud layer high above LegoLand, but puttered out with a noticeable weak grand finale. Luckily the local crowd picked it up this year with a shockingly large stash of personal firework use lighting the night sky in all directions.
Did you notice extra explosions high over the Carlsbad Village?
Allied Craftsmen Today builds on Mingei International’s 2011 exhibition San Diego’s Craft Revolution– From Post War Modern to California Design, which featured works from the seminal period of 1945 to 1980. This current exhibition, honoring the group’s collective achievements and longevity, includes recent work by 37 of the Allied Craftsmen’s 68 active members. Representing cutting-edge craft in various mediums, Allied Craftsmen Today applauds the group’s quiet, continuous and extraordinarily rich contributions to the visual arts in San Diego.
The work of Carlsbad Village based artist Paul Henry is included in this show and will be on display at the Mingei International Museum until Jan. 2014.
Click HERE to view the Paul Henry’s website.
The 10th annual Carlsbad Music Festival has kicked off with the Carlsbad Village Music Walk on Friday, June 21st. 44 performances of ‘adventurous music by the beach’ were scattered across the village at numerous venues including Boar Cross’n, the old train station and BOXD.
Click HERE for all CMF information!