Wednesday, May 30, 2012
If you are in touch at all with the Boise music and art scene then you have probably seen the work of James Lloyd (doer of things). If you saw any of the artwork from Treefort Music Fest, then there you go. Lloyd's cool, fun illustrations seem effortless in the way that make us not-so-skilled artists jealous, because we can't just look at a random object and make a cool looking drawing of it. Below we have added some of our favorite images from his tumblr page (including some gifs).
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
After a pretty rough Memorial day weekend, I was very close to passing on the Girl Talk show last night, but after seeing mash-up master and party maestro Girl Talk a few years back at Sasquatch, I new I had to suck it up and go. Listening to Pittsburgh native, Gregg Gillis' music on iTunes is fun, but to truly appreciate it, one must attend the epic spectacle that is a Girl Talk show. During opener, Spaceman's set, the crowd seemed a bit haggard and unenthusiastic, likely caused by a Monday night show at the end of a three-day bende- I mean weekend. With work early the next day I chose to limit myself to one $5 Bud Light, which I was nervous would make it hard to truly enjoy a show like this.
One nice thing about Knitting Factory shows is that they get things going in timely fashion, so soon enough, the main event commenced with an onslaught of balloons, flying toilet paper, copious amounts of confetti and the juxtaposition of pop and hip-hop anthems. I could not stop myself from dancing (which was reassuring to know that I can still cut a rug without the assistance of booze).
The lighting and video setup was incredible and probably ridiculously expensive, but it is rad to see how much an artists like Gillis invests in the performance. While it probably was not the wildest show Girl Talk has ever put on, I would definitely say B-Town held its own, even with the odds stacked against us. If ever presented with the chance, do not miss seeing the magnificent event that is a Girl Talk show. We got some pretty sweet video, but not sure if it's cool to upload it to YouTube. If so we'll put it up soon. For now these pics will have to suffice.
|The Big Sleaze was all about the three in the middle. C'mon Knitting Factory!|
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
|Every Sunday of every week The C.O.T. will be posting a pair of local tracks that we think you need to hear. They may be new, they may be older, but either way they are going to be awesome! |
This week we have a track from The Electronic Anthology Project (Built To Spill), a 2010 EP of electronic versions of some classic BTS jams. The next track from Le Fleur, is the opener off of their 2009 album "Din Din."
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Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
So far The C.O.T. has been focused pretty heavily on music. Since we claim to promote "art, music, and culture in The City of Trees," we figured we should probably step up our game in the art department, hence the newest addition to our site..."Fresh Paint" briefly known as Artsy Fartsy Tuesdays! (Almost) Every week we will be sharing a new artist or something that has to do with art in our beloved city.
(if you are a artist in the Boise area and would like to share your art get at us at firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week we are excited to share the art of:
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
Happy Friday y'all! Here's a neat little "EP" from local jam-band Clusterfunk. After graduating from Boise High last year they laid these 5 tracks down before heading off to college. Some incredible musicianship to go along with some clever wordplay.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Got a wild hair and decided to make an alternative album cover for Paleanthology. Scroll down a bit to see the OG art and listen to the album. When you download it, feel free to throw this one on your iTunes to make the album twice as gangsta'.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Hello my name is Streeter and I run The C.O.T.. In addition, I make music. Paleanthology is a collection of 30 songs I have made over the last six years and have finally decided to compile into somewhat of an album. After a year of sharing the music of others, I thought I should finally share some of my own. The anthology is available for download at The C.O.T. Records Bandcamp page, where you may name your own price, or download for free. I hope you like it. Feel free to share. Thanks!