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Posted by: bz (54 posts)
June 13, 2009 9:56 PM


yes. its been a REALLY long time since i posted. Last we "spoke" i was getting married... well, i did... and then 9 months later (plus a day) i gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! needless to say, it's been a very exciting year.

i have just begun to emerge from the baby bubble... and will slowly begin to create again (time permitting, of course) but here's something recent that i designed & really like. i created the artwork & designed the poster for the riverfolk music + art festival in Manchester, MI. i hope for more fun projects such as this in the coming year.

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Posted by: stuart (45 posts)
February 18, 2009 9:44 AM

Album cover for the crustiest dub punk band based in Manchester, Autonomads.

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Posted by: stuart (45 posts)
December 21, 2008 7:39 PM

T-shirt graphic for "The Fray" on their latest North American tour.

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Posted by: paulo (32 posts)
February 12, 2008 9:26 AM


The Festina Lente is a band about 5 brazilian kids that starving for different things playing together since 2004.
We just recorded a debut-ep called "tropical predial" in 2006. By now we are giving a break and hopefully coming back soon. You can listen our stuff on myspace =)



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Posted by: kerry (81 posts)
January 26, 2008 4:25 PM


This is not a top ten. Nope. It’s not even a top 15. This is a list of the albums that for numerous and varied reasons got the most “spins” from me this past year. By no means should it be considered a comprehensive comparison or judgment on any other albums that were released in 2007. I find it impossible to keep up with all the music that is available nowadays. In fact I barely try. These albums came my way by various means and through various venues. I played them often. And I played them happily. Rogue Wave in particular. Enjoy.

In no particular order:

New Buffalo, “Somewhere, Anywhere”
The Shins, “Wincing the Night Away”
Rilo Kiley, “Under The Black Light”
Wilco, “Sky Blue Sky”
Miracle Fortress, “Five Roses”
Interpol, “Our Love To Admire”
Arcade Fire, “Neon Bible”
Radiohead, “In Rainbows”
Destroyer, “Destroyer's Rubies”
Jans Lekman, “Night Falls Over Kortedala”
Stars, “In Our Bedroom, After the War”
Fujiya & Miyagi, “Transparent Things”
Rogue Wave, “Asleep At Heavens Gate”
Lily Allen, “Alright Still”
Palomar, “All Things Forest”

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Posted by: eric (24 posts)
December 31, 2007 8:06 AM


If it weren't for music I probably couldn't make art. I know that it's extremely important to a lot of us here at Invisibleman. So, in the spirit of sharing influences and inspirations, here are my top 19 (+1 EP) albums of 2007, in alphabetical order.

Aesop Rock – None Shall Pass
A Place To Bury Strangers – Self Titled
Deerhunter – Cryptograms / Fluorescent Grey EP
Dinosaur Jr. – Beyond
El-P – I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Feist – The Reminder
The Go! Team – Proof Of Youth
The Icarus Line – Black Lives At The Golden Coast
Jay-Z – American Gangster
Les Savy Fav – Let's Stay Friends - Rock
Liars – Liars - Psych Rock
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – Living With The Living
Menomena – Friend And Foe
MIA – Kala
The New Pornographers – Challengers
No Age – Weirdo Rippers
Pinback – Autumn Of The Seraphs
Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
St. Vincent – Marry Me

Check out my iMix from these albums.

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Posted by: bz (54 posts)
November 28, 200710:03 AM


New artwork for a cd +booklet I am working on designing for the band "Smile Pretty Mysery". Check em out. They are really good.

(To get the textures, I gouached some pieces of trace paper, cut them out into fun 'lil shapes, scanned them in and placed them in my friend, illustrator CS3.)

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Posted by: keegan (155 posts)
July 22, 2007 6:22 PM

The Noisettes

Whoa. This was the first year I had the pleasure of attending the Village Voice Siren Music Festival. Yeah, that was my big bald held up there hob-nobbing with the rest of the VIP's...Invisibleman Paul Antonson of course was responsible for getting us on the guest list as he has created the amazing poster art for the show for the past seven years, though I'd say this year's was a standout.

This shot above is The Noisettes' amazing Shingai Shoniwa who electrified the crowd early on with a fun and rockin' set. MIA who I have been waiting a long time to check out in person was also a treat, and The Black Lips put on a cool performance, though they shoudn't have blown up Popcorn the chicken. I didn't get over to the other stage, and I missed the New York Dolls, but still a pretty incredible fun day. Thanks for the access PA!

My Siren pictures on flickr
Paul's Siren pictures on flickr

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Posted by: pa (190 posts)
August 5, 200612:30 AM


A few nights before Christmas in 2002 I had the great fortune to see Arthur Lee and his band Love perform at Brookyn's Warsaw. They tore headlong through 21 songs, including the entirety of Love's brilliant album Forever Changes. Arthur had recently been freed from a 6 year prison sentence due to an erroneous gun charge and the lost time seemed to have instilled a burning intensity within him. It seemed like he wanted to keep playing untill dawn. A couple years after that show he was diagnosed with leukaemia and it ended his life yesterday in Memphis. It was very sad hearing the news and I remembered seeing that battered legend blowing the place out on a cold Brooklyn night. Here's an ancient clip of Love performing on Dick Clarke's show.


RIP Arthur. Recent sketches above.

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Posted by: pa (190 posts)
July 16, 2006 9:39 PM

Above are a couple pages from the sketchbook... some scenes drawn from Wash sq. park and my brother playing guitar. Below are some pics from saturday's Siren Music Festival which was great fun on a beautiful summer day. Dirty on Purpose were the musical highlight of the day for me however I caught great sets by Serena Maneesh, Art Brut, the Cribs and Tapes and Tapes. It was also pretty cool to see an illustration I made printed 25ft tall (upper left photo).


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Posted by: keegan (155 posts)
March 2, 2006 6:22 PM


If you are in the Washington D.C. area, be sure to check out our pal Nate Peek's band DoS (like the spanish number two, not the operating system).

I whipped up this Land of the Lost flyer for the show. Totally had a blast doing this, as I have been meaning to do a LOTL illo for a while now...

This show had a real impact on me as a kid, and I recently bought the DVDs, which were a treat to revisit. One listen to the awesome banjo-filled theme song, and you'll fall in love with young Holly all over again...

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Posted by: keegan (155 posts)
January 7, 2006 4:34 PM


A little late on this, but I vowed to do a post on my favorite music from 2005. Here are my favorite albums from 2005:

Laura Veirs - "Year of Meteors"
Aimee Mann- "The Forgotten Arm"
Calexico & Iron and Wine - "In the Reins - EP"
The Decemberists - "Picaresque"
The Frames - "Burn the Maps"
M.I.A. - "Arular"
Mary Timony - "Ex Hex"
The New Pornographers - "Twin Cinema"
Rogue Wave - "Descended Like Vultures"
Stephen Malkmus - "Face The Truth"
Sufjan Stevens - "Illinois"

Some other music NOT from 2005, that I listened to nearly constantly:

Arcade Fire - "Funeral"
The Magnetic Fields - "The Charm of the Highway Strip"
Tilly & The Wall - "Wild Like Children"
Luna - "Rendezvous"

Here's a link to an iTunes mix I made of some of the best songs from these albums I have mentioned in this post: iTunes: Favorite Songs from 2005

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Posted by: keegan (155 posts)
July 14, 2005 9:33 PM

Wow. Everything just came together for this show. The weather was perfect, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine was a surprise guest, we had amazing seats and the show was FREE!!! Fellow invisbleman Kurt joined Julie and I for this rockin' show. Kurt's camera is a bit nicer than mine, so I'll just post the above image...

If you haven't heard Calexico before, listen to some samples in iTunes.

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Posted by: keegan (155 posts)
May 14, 2005 1:35 PM

Though I risk breeching our laser-focused charge of covering drawing / illustration / photography and other visual arts, I felt a certain urgency in pointing out a few of the incredible FREE, live, high-quality music events in NYC this summer.

The New Pornographers (June 25)- First off, in my home borough of Brooklyn, Canadian smartie-pants indie-rockers The New Pornographers will be playing at my beloved Prospect Park on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30pm. Don't forget that one-fifth of The New Pornographers consists of honky-tonk siren Neko Case, who is a powerful force of nature in her own right. Backing up the Pornographers are two other quality canuk bands, Stars and The Sadies.

Yo La Tengo / Malkmus 'n Jicks (July 4)- Just a short stroll away from WSJ HQ in Battery Park City, a meeting of two indie juggernauts: Hoboken's own Yo La Tengo and former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus with his band The Jicks. Also preforming is Nashville's crooner Laura Cantrell (who I've heard nothing but good things about!). Show starts @ 3:30pm, and sadly I'll be missing this incredible lineup.

Calexico (July 14) - Also performing on the southernmost tip of the city is the concert I am most looking forward to right now. Tuscon, Arizona's Calexico will be performing at the Castle Clinton National Monument (never even heard of this before...just east of the Staten Island Ferry). Calexico is a very difficult band to describe. I'll take a stab at it: gringo-mariachi-alt-tex-mex-folk-country-latin-indie-tamale. In a word, they are amazing. They will be performing at 7:00pm, and I will definitely be there for this one.

I couldn't seem to find the listings for Central Park's Summerstage. Their site is up, but no artists listed yet. I'm sure they will have a killer line up.

ALSO, has a great listing of all the upcoming shows in the area. Mac users be sure to check out their cool iCal button that subscribes you to that calendar, automatically marking up your iCal calendar on you Mac with the dates of good shows you don't want to miss.

Heres some more info on Prospect Park and the WFC Arts & Events listings:

Link: Prospect Park / Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts schedule
Link: World Financial Center - Schedule of free music performances

UPDATE: Duh. Also don't forget the Village Voice Siren Festival on Saturday July 16th. Rain or shine. Coney Island. No final lineup yet, but do check their site for details...and you'll see our own PA's fine illo handiwork all over this gala event...

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