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12.04 2013

Funny Talking and Music

“not a noise show”
“not to be missed”
“not something that you know what it is”

Coincidental Hour… “funny” man Ric Royer confuses laughter from unwitting idiots. not to be trusted.
Check Him Out HERE!

Ambergris… Cartooning visionary behind “1-800-MICE” Matthew Thurber presents his style of music. possible saxophone
Check Him Out HERE!

Andrew Jeffery Wright… local fave DIY artistl “AJW” will probably tell you something gross about his life. guaranteed hilarious.
Check Him Out HERE!

“not a noise show”
“not to be missed”
“not something that you know what it is”

The Vat, 1822 N Hancock #3, Philadelphia!
Thursday, December 9pm

$100 prize


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12.02 2013


A great new video by Peter Glantz, Becky Stark, Kevin Hooyman, Heather Porcaro & Kenneth Onulak!


12.01 2013



Westov Temple mix recorded for the Nov. 26, 2013 edition of Knee Deep on NTS Radio. All music is from Philly musicians/producers, much of it released or forthcoming on Philly labels, or unreleased.

Track List:::
Bunnies & Bats – Little Colored Blocks – Little Colored Blocks EP [Anticipate Recordings]
King Britt – Allogamy Sonics – The Bee & The Stamen [Data Garden]
Charles Cohen – The Middle Distance – The Middle Distance [Morphine Records]
_moonraker – Moonbased feat. Ebony Ampere – Remota Instruere [Great Circles]
Westov Temple – Messiah Drugs – Messiah Drugs [Great Circles]
ultraesthetic – Heliosheath – Voyager I Sonic Captures [forthcoming Vague Audio Tapes]
Max Groff – Behaive [unreleased]
Cars Will Burn – Alive [Jewish Noise]
Chaperone – Get Ghost – p o n d [forthcoming Crisis Urbana]
Dentana – Slowwhy [forthcoming Great Circles]
Ricart/Millevoi Quartet – Coqueternions – Haitian Rail [Gaffer Records/New Atlantis Records]
Zevious – Inciting – Zevious [Zevious]
Drums Like Machine Guns – 5 – Splt 12” w/ Mincemeat or Tenspeed [Badmaster Records]
Jason Hsu – Icky Ricky [extended version] [unreleased]
Heller Wahn – Attempting To Escape Personal Crises [forthcoming Vague Audio Tapes]
Dave Smolen – Stitchglide – Dave Smolen // Hair_loss Split LP [_bruxist]
Bee Mask – Fried Nightshades – When We Were Eating Unripe Pears [Editions Mego]
Achievement – Pumble [unreleased]
Ditchdigger – Wizard – Wizard [unreleased]
Joe Lentini – Frinse – Vigilata [Schematic]
Cars Will Burn – Yeezus [Jewish Noise]
Wolf Dem – Bad Gyal Bounce feat. Mr. Lexx – Fortune EP [Custom Lifestyle]
Mincemeat or Tenspeed – Iron Void Victory Lap [unreleased]
Electric Simcha – Rachomono – Electric Simcha [self-released]
Metasplice – Concrode – Infratracts [Morphine Records]
M/R – Panthers-1 [forthcoming Great Circles]
RJ Valeo with Justin Gibbon and Justin Michael Miller – Hallway to Dawn – The Philadelphia Recordings [Digitalis Ltd.]
Tony G – Tous la Part le Meme Sort – Tous la Part le Meme Sort [Great Circles]
Radere – A Pouring Out Of Sleep – A Pouring Out Of Sleep [basic_sounds]
Dan Trevitt – Analogous – The Missing [forthcoming Great Circles]
Tickley Feather – The Bone Hits It With a Drumstick And Then Your Skin Has A Switch – S/t [Badmaster Records]

11.29 2013

Space 1026 would like to present our auctioneer, Todd Kimmell, AKA That Toddly man!

As he has for damned near every year since we’ve had our auction, Philadelphia’s perennial gentleman of the arts Todd Kimmell joins us again, back from the dead and bigger than ever, as our auctioneer.  Our big lunged friend is not the least bit shy about squeezing every possible penny out of every lot for the benefit of Space 1026, and doing it with a goddam big grin.  Feel free to see some of his work on line…


11.11 2013



DEATH COULD BE YOUR GOLDEN BOY an event, hosted by Michael Gerkovich, in conjunction with the Afterlife exhibition.

AUX at Vox Populi

Saturday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm

A PowerPoint presentation featuring the usual cast of characters, namely Michael Gerkovich himself, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Jason Hsu, Malwina Andruczyk, Billy Fatzinger, Scott Gelber, Abbey Sarver, Lindsey Baker, Sean Hamilton, etc. The Pitch: Together presenters will explore the mysteries of “THE BIG SLEEP” and they have promised not to kill you. This will be an attempt to break the stigma against people who look too far into the abyss. Maybe Death is your dream date or your social worker or your therapist or your best bud or your secret admirer or your internet stalker or your golden boy and you didn’t even consider it??  We do not disappoint.

11.11 2013

Views from Zine Of The Month “Retrospective” at Booklyn on view through 12/8




Process Wall installation and detailed views featuring returned subscription envelopes, test prints, ‘zine library, and light box.


Framed works by Jason Hsu, Mark Price, and Abbey L. Sarver (left to right)


…detail from riso mini-comic by Lance Simmons

…merch game

… Manhattan skyline view from Booklyn’s gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

11.11 2013

Buffalo Stance and Crystal Stokowski Opening! Tomorrow! Tuesday Nov 12! 6-8pm! at The Clocktower Gallery in New York!


11.08 2013

Funk, Soul, & Hip Hop at the Khyber


Tonight check out DJ’s Steve Ferrell and haveboard playing Funk, Soul, & Hip Hop to keep you moving upstairs at the Khyber starting at 9 o’clock!



11.02 2013

Hip Hop at Bottle Bar East with DJ haveboard tonight


Tonight (and every first Saturday) check dj haveboard out at Bottle Bar East on Frankford Ave spinning hip hop, old & new. in Fishtown starting at 9.

10.25 2013



Opening Reception:

November 1st, 2013

6 – 10 PM

ARTISTS: Gary (GayWee), Dick Moccasin, jpëgg, Snuggleuptogus, Mixed White, SamE, Lentls, Hannibal Saint Clarice, noname, and Pudgie

As part of CITYWIDE, Vox Populi will present a collaborative project by its members, Fort Thunder Attaks…Again!, at Space 1026. This exhibition and series of programs was conceived of by a group of Vox Populi’s member artists as a reworking of a 1998 exhibition presented at Space 1026 by the Providence based collective Fort Thunder. Vox Populi proposed recreating an exhibition from Space 1026’s archive they felt “defined them,” and Space 1026 chose Fort Thunder Attaks!.

In the past months, Vox members have contacted members from Fort Thunder and Space 1026 who participated in the original exhibition. In addition to speaking with artists, Vox members researched archives online, which resulted in a somewhat disjointed perception of events and histories. Since Fort Thunder existed at a moment when artist spaces began relying more on online documentation and less on printed material, the majority of resources gathered online replicated surfing the Internet from the late 90’s: searching chat rooms, comic reviews, PDFs, youtube and the WayBack Machine Internet Archive. Members uploaded both inspirational and factual images related to Fort Thunder on, which aided in the production of the installation at Space 1026. Vox’s recreation of the exhibition emulates the spirit of both Space 1026 and Fort Thunder while posing questions about history and memory, individual versus collective activity. From the beginning, Vox’s exhibition mimicked Fort Thunder’s philosophy that the individual artist was no longer present, egos were minimized, and aesthetics were unified under a collective identity. Fort Thunder was an artist collective working out of a warehouse in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island, much like Philadelphia’s own rapidly developing neighborhoods. From 1995 through 2001, Fort Thunder artists produced comics, comic tabloids (Paper Rodeo), screenprints, and bands (Lightning Bolt and Forcefield), and hosted events within the same vein. Fort Thunder gained international recognition when members from Forcefield participated in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Space 1026, a Philadelphia based collective and Fort Thunder regularly collaborated and exchanged programming throughout the 1990s.

The 1998 exhibition at Space 1026 was their first exchange exhibition and featured work that reflected Fort Thunder’s usual maximalist, comic and skateboardinspired aesthetic. Space 1026 was transformed into a funhouse featuring a mannequin with a violin dressed in a neon, patterned, camouflagelike mashup of fabrics, a huge seesaw, and walls plastered with posters and comic art.


A Night of Noise, Drums, and Wrestling

Friday, November 8, 6 to 11 pm

A celebration of the completion of the exhibition Fort Thunder Attaks…Again! Sound Fort, curated by Catherine Pancake (aka Pudgie) will take place from 6 to 8 pm and feature invited sound artists to perform within the Sound Fort. From 8 to 9 pm, performances will take place within the Drum Fort, designed by Gary (GayWee). Drummers Taylor Baldwin and Laris Kreslins play halfhour improvised drum sessions. Wrestling will commence from 9 to 11 pm. Recalling Fort Thunder’s overthetop costumed wrestling antics, Vox Populi will host Battle of the Artist Collectives! The headlining match will feature collectives Little Berlin and Vox Populi. Artist collectives challenge each other to wrestling matches to become “Heavyweight Champion of the Philadelphia Art Scene.” Visitors who are not in an artist collective but want to wrestle are invited but must be in costume. [Remember, wrestling is not real fighting.]

Philly Comix Jam at Fort Thunder at Space 1026

Tuesday, November 19, 8 to 11 pm

Philly Comix Jam is an open group established in 2008 comprised of comics artists who meet at a bar once a month for a comic jam. During a comic jam, many comic artists collaborate on one comic: traditionally, an improvised narrative from page to page. Philly Comix Jam repurposes this process from panel to panel. In addition to comics jamming, there will be refreshments and streaming music via Fort Thunder’s website from 2001. Bring your own favorite drawing tool: fountain pen, rapidograph, brush pen, sharpie, etc. Paper is provided.


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This November 2013, more than 23 artistrun artist collectives in Philadelphia are banding together for a cross-collaborative multivenue exchange to celebrate the impressive population our city has of artistrun entities! This month long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art that will include performances, panel discussions, gallery openings, and a publication in a variety of venues across the city. The essence of CITYWIDE is about magnifying individual voices through collective action.


CITYWIDE is the recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge and is a “massive collaboration” organized collaboratively by Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, NAPOLEON, Fjord, Mt. Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Rebekah Templeton, Highwire Gallery, Basekamp, McCartney/Belknap Projects, Practice, The Traction Company, InLiquid, Paradigm Gallery, Magic Pictures, Termite TV Collective, The Soapbox, Title Magazine, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Pterodactyl, Art/ Assembly, BYO Print, and Oof. Spanning from the Callowhill neighborhood on the edge of Center City to West Philly, from Germantown to the Northeast and from South Philly to Kensington, CITYWIDE represents over 200 artists in total!