Sunday Soup
Sunday August 29 1-3PM
Email proposals to
Proposals are due Friday 8.27.
An event for everyone to get involved

This is our 6th edition of SUNDAY SOUP! Learn more about the soup movement:

Sunday Soup is sweeping the country. WE have sister soups in Brooklyn, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Portland, New Castle, Kiev and MORE! Buffalo’s Sunday Soup has raised over $1200 so far!

Sugar City will share delicious soup (vegan and vegetarian!) and other yummy accompaniments. You will generously donate $5 to the future winning artists. Then, while we eat and relax artists will present their projects. Sunday Soup goers will select one artist to receive the donations collected that night.

Soup grants provide funding for small projects and a free show/ing at Sugar City. Projects can be anything such as fine art, media art, cooking, sewing, producing an album, whatever you can imagine using your creativity and imagination and would not be funded by traditional sources. The grants are completely unrestricted and will be awarded at the discretion of the attendees at Sunday Soup.

Please send a short proposal and whatever other materials you deem appropriate to

To be eligible to win a grant you must be in attendance and donate at the soup event. This event is as much about community building as supporting art making.

***PS let us know if you’d like to help prepare food or bring some treats!***

Sunday August 29 1-3PM
SPECIAL: at Pat Cain’s garden!
10th ST btwn Virginia and Carolina St
Sugar City 19 Wadsworth St will be the rain location

This will also showcase the past-winners retrospective on view in the Sugar City gallery.

Past Winners
-Tom Van Deusen “Rearing Your Tween”
-Madeleine Cutrona “Urban Biospy”
-Sugar City (in conjunction with a CEPA/InCubate residency) “Sunday Soup”
-Dietrich-Olivier Schulze “1,000Tamborines” and Jordan Dalton “Ecological Disaster Tour”
-Damian Weber “Moomins Redux”

This project was inspired by Chicago’s Incubate ( and is dedicated to the memory of Ben Schaafsma.


Thursday August 26th. 7PM sharp.
Generifus (Spencer Sult from Olympia, Washington)
with local support from:
Gregorian Knights
Pamela Swarts
Mike “Yes-Yes” Ersing h
$5 donation

If you are familiar at all with the Northwest, or more specifically- music from the Northwest, then you’ve probably heard of a little record label in Olympia, WA called K-Records. K-Recs, as they prefer to be called, has established itself as the Northwest’s home for challenging and off kilter folk. Sorting through their impressive catalog of past releases, you will not find the name Generifus, but in a couple years you just may.

Generifus is the folk project of Olympia’s Spencer Sult. Contrary to the monster of a family fable from which it garners it’s name, Sult’s Generifus is soft and hesitant, at times difficult, but very engaging. Sult brings a certain coy awkwardness to his life which fleshes out nicely in the delicate folk songs he plays [hear it on Phoning it In]. Above all Sult’s music is genuinely endearing.

In 2008, Sult released a full length entitled Solstice Songs. With the help of K-Recs recording artist Karl Blau, Solstice Songs found Sult a smart, maturing songwriter. It cemented his arrival to the Northwest folk scene while hinting at a brilliance to come. In April, Sult will release an EP entitled The Water From the Well on Kazu Nomura’s Half Yogurt Label. Decidedly more minimalistic, The Water From the Well finds Sult abandoning the studio for his bedroom and guitar — stripping his songs to the roots and letting them hang quivering in the air. Though, Solstice Songs was great, Sult is at his best with this more intimate form.”


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Dina Maccabee (San Francisco) in collaboration with Toby Summerfield (Chicago) a set of sad songs that rock.

Dina has worked with with Vetiver, Wilco, Carla Bozulich, Sufjan Stevens, The Cuts, Mars Arizona, Admiral Ted Brinkley (semi-retired), John Schott, Tin Hat Trio, Two Foot Yard, The Aurora Septet, Michael Musika, Donovan, and others.

…with special guests:
I Was The Scarecrow, pretty songs with rough edges
& Red Tag Rummage Sale. love songs on cello and guitar for modern times.
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Sunday August 15
$5 donation starts at 6pm, ends promptly at 10pm.

First Fridays 8.6

community installation introduction by Katrina Boemig
19 Wadsworth ST, Buffalo, NY 14201
For this performative installation I have invited my community outside of Buffalo to create an installation with local Buffalo collaborators. Boxes of material and instructions, mailed to Buffalo, will be stacked in the middle of the floor. Visitors to the gallery will open the boxes and interpret the written directions, collaborating with the people around them to create one installation.

The instructions and material will be left in the space to be edited as the exhibition continues.

Come to Sugar City to be a part of the construction/creative team that puts the installation together.

Aaron Anderson, Armando Raphael, Bucky Cox, Michelle Mersy, Carolyn Christ, Lila Freeman Dane Wilson. Bonnie Paisley, Jill Hannon,
Lee Ives, Ruthie Stringer, Gretl Glick, Jasen Johns, Gaia Cornwall, Nathan Bowser, Christopher Nakayama, Juliet Deneau, Michele Carole Hannon,
Gary Wiseman

With additional help from the proud people of Buffalo:
Caitlin Cass, Cayden Mak,Emma Repp,Alicia Paolucci, Ellen Rogers, Kristin Seeley,Heather Brand, Hyeyoung Shin, and you….
From 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Proudly participating in First Friday Gallery Walk


Wednesday August 4th
Laura Steveson and the Cans
Laura from Bomb the Music Industry, playing non similar but awesome stuff

Ben Verbeck
Buffalo, NYs best comedy

Hunters and Anglers
Loud noodley rock from Southern Ontario

Real People
Joke telling folk punkers from Buffalo

Sugar City
19 Wadsworth
Buffalo, NY
6:00 pm


Monday, July 19, 2010 7:30PM
NOMEN NOVUM, THE BEBES KIDS REUNION AND LULLDOZER, the sweetest, weirdest most underground show of the year! You will NOT read about this in Artvoice (unless we get that), This will be the most intimate and interesting show you will goto all summer. Are you afraid of intimacy??

$3 Suggested Donation, Seriously, show up around 7:30,.

NOMEN NOVUM: Not Eclectic. Not Indie. Not American. But, All of the Above. Nomen Novum works harder than Joan Rivers and makes better shit than Van Dyke Parks. He advised Panda Bear and Warren Buffet both to not get jobs, and he was right because he will always be right and His Wits Will Make Your Temples Shiver! And His Chops Will Make Your Simples Quiver!
full album:

BEBES KIDS (REUNION): Hey, my name is Zach (ex-Gewgaws) and I live in Buffalo. I used to play in a band with David (Nomen Novum). It was called Bebes Kids. We played over a thousand shows in Atlanta, all improvised and all successful. We might, across the board, be the best improv band you have ever seen in your life. We are accessible to people that are not into jazz. David can play jazz. I can pretend. You will be won over. Lose yourself to our music.

LULLDOZER:Lulldozer is your capacity for jouissance. I mean, they will encapsulate your sensitivity to jouissance. I mean, it’s Buffalo, we want to talk like intellectuals but we just feel like dolphins on land. We feel like dolphins on lands. Every old blowhard should see some iteration of Lulldozer just once. Have you ever been in a moment? Yes, of course. But do it again.


Sunday, July 18, 2010
Summer Blondes (Oakland/San Fransisco)
All of Them Witches (Buffalo)
1 more TBA
7 pm, $5 donation