It’s been one of those months where I keep having to check what month it is and I’m wrong 4 out of 5 times. I’ve been mostly absent from this little space due to getting things in order and preparing my brittle nerves for San Diego Comic-Con while also researching and preparing the newest projects for work (Buck Rogers and Frenzy) But now I’m stealing some time, and I’ve got quite a lot to catch up on..
Even if at the time I’m typing this out, I’m watching Jaws while waiting for the 4th episode of the new season to air, it’s very much worth mentioning. I was amongst the few (and the proud) to score tickets to the Venture Bros. Season 5 premiere at Nitehawk Cinema.
(Adult Swim mural in Williamsburg. Photo by: Me)
By now I think we’ve all seen ‘What Color is Your Cleansuit?’ , so I needn’t go on about how amazing and great that was by itself. The premiere however, was a surreal experience. Season 4′s finale and the Season 5 premiere played back to back in beautiful surround sound and on a big screen, hopefully not the last time we’ll be seeing anything Venture-related in a theatre. It was just very strange to get to watch a show I’ve supported since I was 16 on a big screen and surrounded by people who love it just as much as I do. Of course, the premiere was made all that much cooler by the presence of it’s creators..
(Jackson Publick & Doc Hammer fielding questions beforehand. Photo by: Me)
At the premiere, Chan and I were asked to do something of a recap by John J. for [adult swim] central’s Swimcast. A little less than a recap, it lies between slight recollections and entertaining banter. But if you’re so inclined to bend an ear to “Venture experts” (a title we did NOT appoint to ourselves, we promise), you can listen to it right over here.
Somewhere between here and there, I went to a WEEP show at Otto’s. My evidence lies in a set list that found it’s way to me through magick and happenstance. (Or through Doc handing it to me.. Same thing.)
And conveniently, here is my space for Plug #1: WEEP at Maxwell’s
WEEP and a few other bands will be playing one of the last shows at Hoboken’s legendary Maxwell’s, a venue rich in music history. Maxwell’s will be shutting down at the end of July.
Maybe fortunately for you, WEEP is playing a show there on July 3rd. If it’s the opposite, I’m sure their tour of Australia will begin soon.
Admission is $10, and the doors open at 7:30. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
Links for your pleasure:
- Welcome to Night Vale: The most delightfully creepy tongue-in-cheek podcast. A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
- They also have quite the amusing Twitter feed that I’m guilty of retweeting almost every other day.
- WEEP @ Maxwell’s: RSVP!
- Frenzy on Facebook: A project I am part of. Illustrated horror/thriller shark novel written by Andrew E.C. Gaska. Kickstarter is on it’s way!
Next we meet, I’ll probably be spilling my anxieties about San Diego Comic-Con. Fun times!