It happens only once a year so don’t miss it! The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present its much anticipated summer music event Steel Lounge Underground. Popular with a wide array of diverse audiences, it is CAMH’s not-to-be-missed event. Presented with Derek Jones and Josh Zulu, this music extravaganza showcases Houston’s diversity and talent by bringing together musical artists representing a variety of genres. During the event, the audience is invited to explore the stimulating exhibitions on view while enjoying the music. The talented lineup features Josh Dupont, Supa Neil, and Stewart Anderson from A Fistful of Soul. One-night-only video installation by NoiseFold. There is no charge for admission; cash bar featuring Deep Eddy Vodka and Karbach beer, and Flip n’ Patties and Snowdog food trucks will be on hand. Photobooth by Yelp and Memory Box.
This year's Steel Lounge Underground event features work by NoiseFold, an interactive media group founded by artists David Stout and Cory Metcalf. NoiseFold uses a variety of media to create live cinematic performances, video installations, animated films, and electro-acoustic music scores. The duo will present i I i (2008), a three-screen ultra-wide black-and-white panoramic projection that displays visual representations of digital data in a synchronized inter-play of shapes, patterns, and textures. Along with the duo’s work, artist David Stout will premiere a new interactive artwork in Houston created for the upcoming new media festival Currents 2013 in Santa Fe.
ABOUT THE MUSICAL ARTISTS
Josh Dupont has the cure for what ails you. Attentive and well versed in the ways of merry- and music-making, the veteran DJ/producer is a necessary staple to Houston’s nightlife. When he isn’t running the reins of label Nightshade Music, Dupont spends his time doctoring Houston’s insomniacs with generous doses of nu-disco every Sunday at Royal Oak, in the vibrant Montrose neighborhood. Unwavering in purpose, Dupont makes regular house calls in the wee hours of the morning at Austin’s famed afterhours club, Kingdom and at Lanai. He teams up with fellow DJ James Reed at Boondock’s for their new monthly Kinda Super Disco. And when partnered with producer-in-crime Spettro, the pair does for melodic Dub Techno what Tom Selleck did for the moustache—reintroducing timeless favorites with seductive, fresh flavor. They have releases slated on the labels Tenampa, Louder and Playperview. Armed with a goodie bag of elixirs, Josh Dupont is truly a favorite among favorites.
Celebrate the hotness that is Houston with Caribbean/reggae DJ Supa Neil. Originally from Trinidad, Supa Neil has been dee-jaying for over twenty years and has held down two radio shows in Houston for the past sixteen years: Pure Vybz 90.1 FM KPFT on Thursday mornings 2-5AM and Caribbean Vibes 90.9 FM KTSU on Thursdays 10PM-2AM. As host/MC of Houston’s Caribbean Festival for five years and Houston’s Reggae Festival for two years, Supa Neil has captured the love of audiences across the globe. Supa Neil is also an accomplished and talented singer/songwriter and has worked with a number of artists, including Bigga Boss, Terry Ganzie, Morlon Greenwood (former Linebacker for the Houston Texans), as well as a wide range of producers. Supa Neil is currently working on his solo album, soon to hit the airwaves.
Stewart Anderson is the founder and host of A Fistful of Soul, the largest monthly soul dance night in Texas and possibly the U.S.! He spends the majority of his time—and money—combing through boxes of old 45s in search of sixties soul and R&B obscurities to play on his dance floor-packing evening. He has shared the stage with legendary acts such as Archie Bell, Charles Bradley, Kashmere Stage Band, and Barbara Lynn.
ON VIEW IN THE ZILKHA GALLERY
LaToya Ruby Frazier’s work in photography, video, performance, and activism constitutes an extended form of documentary practice. Frazier shoots in Braddock, Pennsylvania, home to industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s first steel mill, established in 1872. Like many municipalities across the United States, Braddock has faced numerous challenges in recent decades as it struggles to weather the transformation from a center of manufacture to existence in a post-Fordist information economy. LaToya Ruby Frazier: WITNESS features photographs, videos, digital works, and a recent photolithograph series that speak to these conditions.
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