Sunday, July 18, 2010
Summer Blondes (Oakland/San Fransisco) www.myspace.com/summerblondes
All of Them Witches (Buffalo)
1 more TBA
7 pm, $5 donation
Solo showcase featuring Vox Humana, Tony Flaminio & Sonny Baker
Friday, July 16, 2010 at 6:00pm
3 unique solo acoustic acts. Vox Humana is my moniker, been performing solo under that flag for 10 years. Grim Repair is what Tony Flaminio used to play out as, now he is using his given name. Tony is the frontman of the excellent local indie power house Failure’s Union. Sonny Baker and the Machinery is Sonny wielding some powerful sounds and songs via classical acoustic guitar. Sonny is 50% of local dynamic duo A Hotel Nourishing and the back beat of Local psyche-freakout Wooden Waves.
Sugar City is going to be at the Allentown West Festival!
Saturday and Sunday 10-6PM we will be setup outside Sugar City selling new t-shirts, buttons, cupcakes, lemonade and dispensing cool info. Inside the space you can get respite from the heat, use a real bathroom, check out our current artshow APEX: Abstract Paintings by Felice Koening and A D Donovan, and take part in our swap. We will be trading clothes books, records whatever you want to bring all weekend. Stop by if it’s been awhile-things are always changing at the space.
Friday at 7PM-9PM we will be screen printing new t-shirts, making lemonade, frosting cupcakes, and collecting donations for the swap if you’d like to stop by before the mayhem or lend a helping hand.
Wednesday June 9th
THIS JUST IN:
Ann has been scheming away and decided to try and turn this into a big old fashioned party! That’s why we have special guests
THE STAY LOWS playing a set!
This will be their last show until September, so catch them while you can or else it’ll be a loooong summer (no no, like in a bad way).
They will be going on at 9.
STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE AND THE SUGAR CITY PAGE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. I WILL BE TRYING TO GET A FEW MORE SURPRISES TOGETHER WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. 🙂
IT’S A POTLUCK PARTY!
That’s right, we’re having a potluck, because a potluck is like swapping food, right? Invite all your friends! The potluck and the swap can be mutually exclusive, i.e. you can come for the food and you don’t HAVE to make a craft. Some heads up on what kind of food you’re bringing (snack, entree, dessert) would be nice so I can compensate for stuff we might be missing, please label your food as to whether or not it’s vegan/veg friendly. Drinks are also welcome if you’re not really a cook but remember: NO ALCOHOL ON SUGAR CITY PREMISES.
WILDCRAFT: No theme craft! Make whatever you want! The supplies I have in stock are mostly for paper craft, so if you have something else in mind, bring the goods.
THE WAY SWAP CLUB WORKS:
-There’s a theme craft for each meeting. YOU will make this theme craft for another person at this meeting
-We draw names to see who gets who. It’s up to you if you want to keep it a secret (it’s funner if you do).
-Crafts are started one meeting, then you have the next three weeks to work on them on your own time. THEN they’re swapped at the beginning of the next meeting.
-I provide the supplies, the treats and the music.
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING:
1.) Ideas for future crafts
2.) Snacks to share
3.) Crafting supplies (if you’ve got them)
This event is totally free but donations are encouraged!
READ ABOUT SWAP CLUB ON BUFFALO RISING
APEX: Abstract paintings by A D Donovan and Felice Koenig
June 3 – June 14 2010
Opening Friday, June 4, 2010
A D Donovan and Felice Koenig are two very different abstract painters, but choose to show together in the belief that when their work is installed in the same space an enriched dialogue is created. This dialogue is imbued with subtlety and much like a dialogue between friends. There is a lyrical quality created in the space between the patient nature of Donovan’s work and the kinetic energy of Koenig’s work. This lyrical quality is like the cadence of a poem or the music created with two very different instruments — Donovan’s instrument being the bell and Koenig’s instrument being a xylophone.
As part of Allentown First Friday Gallery Walk
Sugar City presents a free screening of Dziga Vertov’s legendary 1929 Soviet film “Man With A Movie Camera”, widely regarded as one of the most revolutionary and inventive films ever made, in a rarely-screened version featuring an original soundtrack by electronica/jazz artists The Cinematic Orchestra.
Vertov’s film features some of the most inventive camera and editing work ever seen on a movie screen, taking viewers on a surreal odyssey through a day in the life of a modern Soviet city. Its technical and stylistic innovations were nothing short of revolutionary when it was released, and it still has a deep influence more than 80 years later, as fans of everything from the metafictional films of Charlie Kaufman to epic documentaries like “Koyaanisqatsi” will see.
For audiences weaned on long, plodding silent epics, “Man With A Movie Camera” was unlike anything ever seen before. “In 1929, the year it was released,” writes Roger Ebert, “films had an average shot length (ASL) of 11.2 seconds. Man With A Movie Camera had an ASL of 2.3 seconds. The ASL of Michael Bay’s Armageddon was 2.3 seconds.” Vertov famously attached his cameras to trains, streetcars, and motorcycles, swung on ropes over waterfalls and basically went anywhere and everywhere in a modern city where a motion picture camera could fit.
Combined with these visual innovations was Vertov’s pioneering use of postmodern montage techniques. At various points we see the titular cameraman filming the scenes that we’re watching, an editor splicing together the raw footage of the film, and an audience watching the movie itself. Raw footage comes to “life”, and vice versa. The boundaries between reality and cinema become fluid as the audience travels back and forth through the screen, experiencing every level of the filmmaking process at once. In many ways, “Man With A Movie” Camera is a film about a film about a film.
Even by today’s standards Vertov’s film holds up as a spectacular experiment in pushing cinema’s boundaries to their limits, inventing an entirely new style of modern cinema, one that still dominates our films and television today. In many ways, when it comes to film as we know it, “Man With A Movie Camera” film started it all.
As always, come early for free popcorn and refreshments!
FRIDAY, MAY 14th! LAST MINUTE ALL AGES SHOW!
WORMEATERS (Brutal New Jersey Hardcore on Sorry State)
CORPUS DEI (Mike Euscher’s Farewell Show)
INERDS (They’ll stir yerz.)
THA DA HYPE (New Post-Hardcore Misanthropy)
STARTS @ 6PM. $5 donation
Film 101 and Video 217 students from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo will be presenting a FREE exhibition and screening of film and video art Thursday, April 22nd @ Sugar City.
The VIDEO VS FILM extravaganza will feature video installations and a screening comprised of individual and collaborative works by students. This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Department of Media Study, UB and Sugar City.
Featuring work by:
Robert Van Valin
VIDEO VS FILM:
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Exhibition: 7 – 10:00PM
Screening: 8 PM
19 Wadsworth St
Buffalo, New York 14201