Genrebeast 1: Ghost Army (CD release), Mrs., Black Widows
Ghost Army (CD release) w/ Mrs. and Black Widows
GHOST ARMY: psychedelic math-punk trio
MRS.: weirdo post-punk jams
BLACK WIDOWS: surf rock
Genrebeast is a series of five album release parties from five wildly different bands by the same musician. Each night of the series will be held at Gamut Gallery, during the closing night of their next five exhibitions.
We believe music is about art movement, not genre; community, not scene; playing, not partying.
These are real live parties, and not stuffy soirees. Bring ear plugs.
A genre obliterating project from local musician, Gus Watkins, Genrebeast is a visceral art/sound experience that puts Gamut at the epicenter of a 6-month-long music residency. Genrebeast features five album releases from five contradistinctive bands - Ghost Army, DEATHDANCE, Patch, Qaanaaq, and ACTN - to coincide with five exhibition finales. Gamut is proud to host an exclusive event that merges an audience of art and music lovers alike for a sensory extravaganza.
Inciting people to approach the music from an experiential format, Watkins residency acts as a catalyst for shedding an antiquated idea of music consumption. By bringing the artistry to the forefront and moving the performance to a gallery atmosphere where absorbing art is already the construct, Genrebeast reclaims the emotive intent and organic element music has often lost by simply being background noise in a bar setting. Through this shift in focus, Genrebeast sets out to build a community, not just a scene, through collaborative performance.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gus Watkins is a creatively restless and ambitious multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist. Watkins has been recording and performing nationally for over a decade, and has been based in Minneapolis since 2007.
RUSS WHITE MACRO MACHINES EXHIBIT FINALE // April 23rd 2016, 7-10pm
Feat. Ghost Armys CD release, the first of five CD release parties by Gus Watkins of Genrebeast.
$10 entry, $15 w/ CD
For interview or preview inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gamut Gallery (View)
717 10th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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