Posts tagged ‘Arts and Entertainment’

August 24, 2011

Video: Gay Gingers Try Breed to Save “Their Kind”

by Accidental Bear

“Let me see nature’s paper clip! “O-M-abcdefghijklmnop-G! Gay gingers try to seduce lady friend by offering to eat her fish taco for lunch.  you have out done yourself, bravo!

(via www.towleroad.com)

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August 13, 2011

All Eyes on Matthew Parsons’ T-shirt Art: ‘Bear Hug’ & ‘Don’t Care Bear’

by Accidental Bear

Bear Hug (Dark) T-Shirt  by Matthew Parsons

An Englishman living in Canada. Mathew Parsons is a dedicated fine art photography graduate who is passionate about imagery as a form of expression and communication. He spotlights and puts emphasis on self-challenge, within the realms of photography and video, to convey impressions, emotions and statements conclusively. He hopes that his work entertains and motivates others to think more. I always encourage and promote that.

Don't Care Bear (brown) by Matthew Parsons

For many more amazing designs go HERE

Caped Crusader  by Matthew Parsons

For more information and to get your filthy paws on these goods CLICK

Please email me: matt@matthewjamesparsons.com

August 1, 2011

I’m in Love with Twin Lesbians Tegan and Sara: Live In Concert Newport Folk 2011 (Audio of concert)

by Accidental Bear

Listen to live concert HERE

Tegan and Sara perform at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.

Canadian twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin usually traffic in fizzy, punky pop music, so it’s a refreshing twist to see them pop up at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. The smart and outspoken pair will throw an extra curveball when they show their faces Saturday: They’re translating their spiky music into acoustic arrangements. The mission is to highlight the sturdy songcraft behind Tegan and Sara’s cultishly adored music, without sacrificing any of the hard-earned potency. Here’s hoping the pair unsheathes some new stuff, too, since it hasn’t put out a new record since 2009’s Sainthood. Via NPR


July 29, 2011

Feeding the Gays: Gay Identical Twins ELEPHANT Talk to GG20

by Accidental Bear

Twin rapping gay brothers Jackson and Coleman have a special message for the members of Gorgeous, Gay and Twenty-Something and the BoiParty nation!

Check out ElephantWave.com for more info!

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NEW VIDEO: Queer Nation by Elephant

 

July 28, 2011

Interview: Artist Ed Luce Schools Me on his Comic The Wuvable Oaf

by Accidental Bear

Ed Luce the artist and writer of the luvable Wuvable Oaf comics just schooled me in The Wuvable Oaf’s history and was patient to give me a crash course in Wuvable Oaf 101. Now I will be abundantly ready to rub elbows with and chuckle about good ole’ issues #1 & #2 with Wuvable Oaf super fans tomorrow night at the release party for issue #3 in San Francisco’s Mission District. In anticipation I will have the Pointer Sister’s hit “I’m so Excited” on repeat for the next 24 hours.

Ed Luce’s first comic book project, Wuvable Oaf is a “fairy” tale chronicling one big, scary lookin’ dude’s search for cute little “mans” in a city that looks suspiciously like San Francisco.

The Oaf has also made appearances in the UK’s Gay Times Magazine, Italy’s PISSZINEInstinct MagazineWhite Crane Journal, Prism Comics 2008 Guideand on the chests of hunky dudes n’ sassy ladies all over the world, in the form of his very own t-shirts.

While currently pouring his energy into the comics world, Ed also leaves a lengthy trail of art debris behind him, including recent published features in Bearflavouredartists’ catalog and LA gay men’s health magazine Corpus. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries, museums, store windows and bathrooms from San Diego to Buffalo to Paris. http://www.wuvableoaf.com

San Francisco Wuvable Oaf #3 Release Party!  

Friday, July 29th from 7-9 PM
Goteblüd, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Signing and Wuvable Oaf Art Exhibition Reception with Ed
plus the debut of a new “Wuvable Oaf” print!

Accidental Bear’s Mike Enders & The Wuvable Oaf creator Ed Luce bear-rake it down for you (Get it? Break it down? Oh, just read the damn interview):

Accidental Bear: Wuvable Oaf is such a  cuddly name. Was that the intention behind naming him that?

Ed Luce: Wow…after three years of comics and shirts, no one has ever asked me that!  Well, at first it was just meant as a commentary on the character’s speech pattern, which I imagined to be mildly baby talkish.  In a deep bass tone, of course.  But as the comic evolved, it also made sense as a unique name, easily searchable on the web.

A B: Where was your energy going to before the creation on the Oaf?

Ed: I was a painter for nearly ten years before the Oaf was ever born.  In some ways, he’s an extension of that work, in a different format and genre.   My work was already very cartoony, using bits and pieces from Popeye, Sluggo of Nancy, He-man and G.I. Joe in a sort of smorgasbord of hyper-masculinity.  The Oaf sprung directly out of that soup, moving from the canvas to the page pretty effortlessly.

A B: The release for Wuvable Oaf is this Friday the 29th. How old is the Oaf since you first put him on paper?

Ed: The first time the character appeared with that name above his head was in a paper doll design I did for a theme show at the Trunk Space Gallery in Phoenix.  I believe it was fall of 2006, so he’ll technically be five years old this fall!   The shirt appeared one year later, followed by the first comic in the summer of 2008.

A B: Could you give a quick rundown of what someone might expect if they are picking up The Wuvable oaf for the first time?

Ed: I’ve toyed around with many descriptions over the years…none of which ever really work for me.  Lately, I’ve been calling it “the gay comic for everyone else”, somewhat jokingly.  I feel it’s from an undeniably queer perspective but is written and constructed to be all-inclusive.  I don’t shy away from the gay, anyone that has ever seen the book can testify to that.  But I try to speak in terms, both visually and textually, that don’t alienate any one group from appreciating the narrative.  I feel I achieve that easily enough with an absence of explicit sex scenes.  It’s important to me that hetero folks identify with the Oaf and his pals too, and I think boners don’t always work well in that capacity.  But otherwise, it’s ostensibly a love story, about someone who thinks he’s impossible to love.

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July 27, 2011

Josh Ritter: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

by Accidental Bear

One of my non-guilty pleasures is NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concerts. Musicians chosen wisely. I’m not sure but I think NPR may have me in mind and smoke grass (a lot). If this is your first time or you missed this one, I present to you, Josh Ritter.” Josh Ritter carries himself with the bearing of a folk-singing mayor: gregarious, charming, down-to-earth and impeccably dressed. But there’s not an ounce of insincerity about him, or else he’d have found a way to sing the apocalyptic ballad “The Temptation of Adam” without letting all those wry smiles slip through. Watch Ritter perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices (NPR).”

 

 

June 30, 2011

Accidental B. Gets a Piece of Johnny Evil the Vocalist for Le Panique Before EP Release Party on 7/2 | SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Johnny Evil Vocalist for Le Panique

I plucked lead singer Johnny Evil out of his warp speed as he and his band Le Panique prepare for thier EP release party this Saturday at the cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. I applied a head lock and started to ask questions. This may sound rough, but in preparation for interview I blasted Le Panique through my house (and building) to set the mood. A minute into the first song, my heart beat rose and I was amped and bumping into furniture as if in a flashback to my mosh pit days. Johnny seems to be living and breathing his musical passion. On his plate he runs a live show booking/production company called Evil Live Productions, plays 13 different instruments and involved as Artist Manager/Site Administrator for music site Thrillcall.com

Le Panique  has been tagged as dance and punk at the same and I had to have this explained or I threatened Evil with a wedgy. Johnny Evil says, “We take the energy and aggression of punk and mix it in with beats and grooves you can dance your ass off to.” Come see for yourself and  I’ll buy you a free glass of water.

http://facebook.com/lepaniquesf

EP release show for Le Panique is at Cafe du Nord Saturday July 2nd

Accidental Bear: Here are some of my first date questions for you. How do your pronounce Le Panique? 

Johnny Evil: It’s a french translation of “The Panic”. So: Lay Pan-eek

A B: How long has the band been together and how did all come to meet?

J. Evil: We’ve only been a band for about 6 months, I met Devin, the bass player and main composer, through Craigslist. Craigstlist: not just for anonymous sex! Our drummer, Marlene, was in my previous band, Box Squad before we disbanded.

A B: What are some of your musical influences past and present?

J. Evil: The Misfits, first and foremost. AFI, Alexisonfire, A Day To Remember, I Set My Friends On Fire, and a lot of thrash metal. I was a total metalhead as a kid.

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June 27, 2011

All Eyes On Rainbow Noise “Ridin Swervin” | Lesbian Owned Record Label Specializing in LGBTQ Music

by Accidental Bear

About time we get some lady power up in here, it’s starting to smell like a mens locker room in here (mmmmm). These ladies (umm, clears throat) are dropping it like it’s hot.

Rainbow Noise Entertainment is a lesbian owned record label specializing in LGBTQ music artist with an independent name and mainstream appeal; But it doesn’t stop there… We are also committed to representing LGBTQ dancers, models, comedians, and entertainers with something to be proud of.

Ridin Swervin – Rainbow Noise (Prod. by Token)

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June 21, 2011

“Heroes with Bling” an Exhibit to Celebrate the Sparkling Diamonds of the San Francisco Queer Community

by Accidental Bear
Market Street Gallery is pleased to present Heroes with Bling an exhibit to celebrate the sparkling diamonds of the San Francisco queer community. This exhibition will showcase Mosaic Arts International 2011’s Member’s choice Award winning artist, Michael J. Kruzichpublished Photographer, Art Director & Stylist, Jose A Guzman Colon, and acclaimed Photographer, Marianne Larochelle. The exhibit will open June 7, 2011, and run through June 29, 2011.  Market Street Gallery will  be hosting a  Heroes with Bling Gay Pride kick-off event on Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, from 6 PM – 8 PM.Drag queens or drag personalities, we love them all! They are bigger than life! They are bubbly (and a lot of the time, they drink bubbly)! They project an intense amount of positive energy inspiring everyone to smile from ear-to-ear and happily wave right back at them! Drag queens are the sparkling diamonds of the queer community’s tiara; the shine, the light, the energetic force which makes all queer events super special. They do so much for the queer community, Market Street Gallery created this exhibition to celebrate them! This exhibition is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our “Heroes with Bling” during the entire month of June, Pride 2011.  MORE PICS AFTER JUMP
June 11, 2011

Scooter Laforge Releases First Published Survey; “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED”

by Accidental Bear




For the first day of summer in New York, Scooter LaForge is offering the FIRST PUBLISHED SURVEY of his work.  This book of images will feature all of the sexy trash and trashy sex that has quickly made this artist a legend.  Highlights include celebrity collaborations, paintings and some of his iconic fashions, and it will be a limited edition print so be sure to get yours while supplies last.  Editions go on sale during opening night of “
QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED.”  This show will open in conjunction with New York’s Gay Pride, and continue for 2 months, offering the public a rare glimpse of work as well as the opportunity to purchase this rare offering.  This show, focusing on the queer aspects of his work, ties in with a legacy that has seen Scooter LaForge rise from San Fransisco notable, even designing the 2010 Castro Street Fair logo, to an enticing artist who is decidedly one to watch.  With 20 paintings, sculptures, and drawings under one roof for the first time ever, “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED” will be a full-throttle glimpse into his highly charged world.

The price for the book is $60 or $100 for a book with a tee shirt!!!! xxoxoox

 


                                                                                 
 
June 21st, 2011
6pm to 8pm
free
http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/art.htm
Theater for the New City
155 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10003-2906

(212) 254-1109
June 8, 2011

South African Rugby Hunk Jacques Snyman Hits High Notes; Anti-bullying Concerts

by Accidental Bear

South African Rugby player and model Jacques Snyman is also a classically trained counter tenor. He is bringing his operatic talents to America during the Summer of 2011 for a series of anti-bullying concerts. If you are unfamiliar with counter tenors this voice coming out of this mountain of man may shock you. Raw talent at it best, no synthesizers needed. (via joe)

April 29, 2011

Tom Goss’s San Francisco CD Release with Jeb Havens Sunday/ SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Clear your calendar for this Sunday, May 1 at 5pm to catch the rising star Tom Goss perform at Kimo’s in San Francisco for his CD release party. For double the pleasure SF’s own Jeb Havens will be performing as well. Join the party, this is where it  will be happening on Sunday. Come join the action and show some love.

Tom Goss is a unique voice among gay singer-songwriters—a former Catholic seminarian turned guitar-toting troubadour whose heartfelt lyrics, hooky melodies and quirky charm have earned him a dedicated national following.

Since he started performing in DC coffeehouses in 2006, the tireless 29-year-old hasn’t let any moss grow under his trademark flip flops: two full-length CDs (Naked Without and Back to Love), two EPs (Rise and The Politics of Love), a live DVD (Live At Terry’s), four music videos—two rose to the #1 and #2 viewer-choice slots on MTV’s LOGO network—and nearly 500 shows in 100 cities nationwide. His latest CD, Turn It Around, releases April 12, supported by a ten-week, 50-city tour.” READ BIO


“My goal is to blend my love of composing electronic and dance music with my love for writing sappy, longing, singer-songwriter-y ballads. “- Jeb


http://jebhavens.com
http://myspace.com/jebhavens

Tickets available at www.tomgossmusic.com/tickets

If you don’t know anything about Tom’s new album then check out the first single by going to www.tomgossmusic.com and you’ll see what you don’t want to miss.

Sunday, May 1
5PM
Kimo’s Penthouse Lounge/ kimosbarsf.com
1351 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

February 28, 2011

Art ‘Is Gay,’ According To Banksy Successor Stall

by Accidental Bear

First off I have a school teacher for my better half and he has broken me down to agree with him that we ( everybody, gays included) need to STOP saying things are “gay”. No matter what way you look at it, when it’s used to describe something with the intention of saying it’S LAME, DUMB, or BAD its negative for all gay people on a whole.

As far as Stall’s “art ” work, I say LAZY! I understand the humor behind what he’s doing, but lets not pay him any attention. Lets give him his 15 minutes of fame and then go back to worshipping Banksy!

IN BANKSY I BELIEVE!

 

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Art ‘Is Gay,’ According To Banksy Successor Stalls

Move over Banksy, because Stalls has come to town. In the new Spike Video Game Awards-nominated film Enter Through the Stall Door we meet Stalls, who’s made quite the name for himself by just tagging “is gay” on other artists’ work. “I mean there’s a lot of stuff out there that should be called gay,” he says. If you don’t understand why this is brilliant, then you don’t understand art, and that makes you look stupid.

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/art-is-gay-according-to-banksy-successor-stalls-20110228/#ixzz1FHB1rkIV

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/art-is-gay-according-to-banksy-successor-stalls-20110228/#ixzz1FHAjzXAb

February 27, 2011

For the love of Tony Ward; Uniform dressing is the look for 2011

by Accidental Bear

Tony, I got one thing to say,

“…Gonna dress you up in my love
All over, all over
Gonna dress you up in my love
All over your body

Feel the silky touch of my caresses
They will keep you looking so brand new
Let me cover you with velvet kisses
I’ll create a look that’s made for you…. “

(Dress You Up Lyrics
by Madonna)

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Via Out Mag

Man At Work Starring Tony Ward

From the runway to the workplace, uniform dressing is the look for 2011.. Click to move to next slide.

Sleeveless top, apron, and shorts by Raf Simons.

From the runway to the workplace, uniform dressing is the look for 2011.

Photography by Giampaolo Sgura | Styling by Grant Woolhead

February 18, 2011

Post-Hardcore; Northless from Milwaukee ( Beef Watch)

by Accidental Bear

If you’re in the mood to “touch your dark side” take a peek at Northless. Artistic misunderstood wonderful noise. Northless’s new album will be out in March. I say grab it and PET YOUR DARK SIDE!

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Song Premiere: Northless, ‘Clandestine Abuse’

What’s it like to be huge? I’m talkin’ woolly-mammoth-riding-a-humpback-whale-through-Stonehenge huge. I’m talkin’ the kind of mass that overwhelms in the nearly literal sense: to “defeat completely.” The Milwaukeesludge-metal band Northless comes about damn close to this hugeness, as far as I can tell, on its debut albumClandestine Abuse.

The riff that launches the title track is one of those Elephants Marching riffs that the folks at MetalSucks (and I) enjoy so much. It tramples in slow motion, but also levitates in the midst of a crushing melody, akin to the ’90s post-hardcore heroes in Quicksand. The surprise of the song comes at 2:23 with some clean, technical guitar that’s less bulky math-metal and more like Faraquet’s dizzying arrhythmic riffing. But, in spite of one less distorted guitar, Northless is still overwhelmingly heavy, a woolly mammoth in search of its humpback whale.

Clandestine Abuse comes out March 15. You can pre-order the album at Gilead Media.

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