• mutantfunnies:


    Art Law Happy Hour in Eightbar!

    MdVLA is a non-profit organization with offices here in the Hampden area, dedicated to protecting Maryland artists’ and arts organizations’ legal rights through pro bono legal services and education.

    Their staff and volunteer attorneys will be at Atomic Books, May 20th, from 6-8pm, to mingle with artists of all stripes (writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, puppeteers, etc., etc.) and will talk about how they generally help the creative community throughout Baltimore.

    Get to know them and chat about what services they may be able to provide you!

    All drinks are $1 off during the event!

    MdVLA provides pro bono legal referrals, Art Law Clinics, workshops/seminars/masterclasses on topics like copyright, contracts, and business entities, as well as a publication on current events in art law entitled Arts Brief. For more information on their services: www.mdvla.org.(info@mdvla.org), (410-752-1633).


  • heightwithfriends:

    Height Zone World 42. My guest this week is Jordan Weeks. Jordan is a member of the bands South Seas Sneak, Thin Sketch, OC Feef, AA Arm and Vox Robotica. He’s also been a touring drummer in Height With Friends, and he produced part of my Versus the Continental MC’s album. For years, he’s been a guiding force in my quest for music knowledge.

    He talks about discovering hip-hop through an episode of Sesame Street, and trying to cultivate a hip-hop scene as a fifth-grader in Bolton, MA. He breaks down the difficulty he faced in trying to connect to the Boston music scene, and the more supportive network he found upon moving to Pittsburgh. We discuss the confusion of making music in the internet age, and his uncertainty about how to grind in 2015.

    Mike Riley’s art this week is an homage to Das EFX’s Dead Serious. This episode is hosted by splicetoday.com.


    CORRECTION: The group we’re referring to at 1:10:25 is called Icona Pop, not Lacona Pop or Iona Pop.

    Diggy Das…

  • heightwithfriends:

    Height Zone World 41. My guest this week is Justin Barnes. Justin is the man behind the band Which Birds, and he’s also been a member of Nuclear Power Pants and (my band) Height With Friends. When I invited him to be a guest, he said he would rather interview me, so that’s what we did.

    This interview went down over three sessions. In part one, he asks about my early albums and my early influences. In part two, we talk about my albums Baltimore Highlands and Bed Of Seeds, and the collaborative approach I took to making those records. In part three, he asked about the sense of urgency he heard on my newest album, and I try to explain why it’s there.

    Mike Riley’s art this week is an homage to Critical Beatdown, by Ultramagnetic MC’s.