Shout Out Louds
The Shout Out Louds are playing the 9:30 Club in Washington DC, this May 7th. Tickets are still available here at this website http://www.930.com/event/192971-shout-out-louds-washington. You should definitely check it out, and be sure to tweet at #SOL930 if you are going!
You know Eternal Summers, that great band from Roanoke who brought down the house at Clementine on Saturday. Well they need your help!! If you want to help one for your favorite bands (and one of our favorites) than head on over to http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/eternalsummers. You can pre-order the new album or pledge to help the band with their future endeavors. Anything can help, and thanks for coming to support MACROCK and Eternal Summers last weekend!
A POEM FOR MACROCK
So my brother wrote this poem when he was six years old or something. It’s very sad and I think it’s the best poem ever and I think it sums up the end of this year’s MACROCK. Obviously, it is not about MACROCK. It’s actually about Christmas but you’ll get the gist when you read it.
So, here’s the best poem in the entire world, which was written by my brother Jason some time between 1989 and 1992. (Hey, Jason, sorry if you get mad at me for doing this, but your art needs to be shared.) :
They’re taking down the Christmas tree.
They’re taking down the Christmas tree.
SEE YA NEXT YEAR, FREAKS!!! I’M GONNA GO HIBERNATE.
GET YOUR ART ON: LARKIN ARTS
It’s too early for me to think of a witty introduction, but, luckily, Larkin Arts’ excellence speaks for itself.
Located in the Denton building on Court Square, Larkin Arts houses a gallery, a school, studio spaces, and an art supply store. Yep. All four. In one space. Oh, and it’s beautiful. But that’s not really what this is about. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Unless it’s Larkin Arts because then you’d be judging it appropriately… I digress…
One thing I personally love about Larkin is their 6 x 6 juried shows that feature really awesome local artists. And guess what, Internet? There’s one happening TONIGHT from 5 to 8 p.m.! So take a tiny break from rockin’ out, come to the opening, and see John Hostetter perfrom from 6:30 to 7:30!
Also during this lovely MACROCK weekend (it starts today!!! AHHHH!!), Larkin will be hosting an ART MARKET! It’s gonna happen on Saturday between noon and 6 p.m.! The market will feature work from a dozen artists, ranging from paintings and prints to other arts and crafts. So swing by on your way either to or from the Label Expo and buy some cool stuff!
Seriously, though, the Valley is home to some incredibly talented artists, and the owners and operators of Larkin Arts are definitely among them. Their yearn to bring the artists of the Valley closer to the people has made for one incredible, inviting, and really emotionally affecting space. The owners are warm and friendly, the atmosphere is unpretentious, and everything in there really shines. So come check it out and see what art in Harrisonburg is all about!
MACROCK LABEL EXPO!!
Don’t forget about the MACROCK Label Expo. The MACROCK Label Expo is a flea market style event hosted in the Blue Nile Basement from 12-4 on Saturday! This year we are hosting some vendors like Waxahatchee’s label Don Giovanni and a local label Quiet Year Records, local artists, clothiers, and more!!!! This event is open to all MACROCK attendees so you can $hOP tiL u Dr0p!
This year is extra special, Funny/ Not Funny Records wil be throwing their third annual Acoustic Set with bands from all of the participating labels and the Blue Nile will be offering a $6.99 buffet all day in addition to their fully loaded bar and awesome regular menu.
Come out and enjoy these vendors!
Gwendolyn Garrett (YOUR MACROCK ARTIST <3)
Hold Fast – Vintage Books and Moore
Kappa Pi Honors Art Fraternity
Raechel Hurd (DA LABEL EXPO ARTIST <3)
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!
Have you ever been lost in a desert, parched by thirst? All you want is artisan beer and local wine, oh the misery! No need to fear. Harrisonburg isn’t a desert, but Midtowne Market is an oasis. Centrally located among all the venues, this little nugget has everything you could ever want: beer, wine, cigarettes, snacks and even some local products. The best part? They are open until 2 a.m. both nights of MACROCK. So if you forget your toothbrush or even your smokes you can get them here. Located at 20th West Water Street (on the corner of Water and Main) or call at (540) 383-7249.