Thursday, February 06, 2014

Primitive Sound System at D.C's Tavern February 6, 2014 9PM to Closing featuring the Sub-Brow Art of Bryan Rackleff

Hello Y’all,
Beauty is in the eye-of-the-beholder.  That is as true a cliche as there is.  BUT, this is not true when being critical.  I find this especially true when discussing art and music.  There is no accounting for taste and sadly some people fall far short of knowing how to recognize what is and isn’t good.  It may come as a shock but there really only two kinds of art; good and bad.  To complicate this even further there is “bad” art that is truly amazing.  Bryan Rackleff says he makes scribbles when he gets home late at night.  It may be true that he has thrown a few back with the clock long past yesterday and just hours before sunrise but, these are anything but scribbles.  Believe me, I know scribbles.  I have a child and I have seen all the art parents are so proud of.  "It has a youthful innocence!”  Scribbles.  Bryan’s sub-brow art is a combination of found objects, classic low-brow iconography, flash art and a lot of skeletons and innards.  They are brightly colored and yet look like they may have been drawn sixty years ago.  Lucky for us, they reproduce really well and the dollar store has a shit-load of ready-made frames.  Please join us at the world renowned Gallerie de Classe, located inside high-brow watering hole D.C’s Tavern.  where you not only can study these magnificent blasts of creativity but buy a hand numbered and signed limited edition print… AND WAIT THERE IS MORE… each print comes encased in a shiny finished new frame.  There is no way the Louvre does that!

I will bringing boxes of Punk, Hardcore, 70’s Rock!, 60’s Garage, Surf & Drag, and some Soul and Funk for when people are staggering around drunk but  appear to be dancing.  Your ears will be treated to some of the records I have found during my, “Filling the Gaps,” project.  This includes original releases of The Undertones - “Teenage Kicks,” The Cramps, Buzzcocks “Oh Shit,” The Victims (Plan 9 7-inch re-issue), Skids - “Sweet Suburbia,” Ultravox - “Young Savages,” Urban Waste (7-inch re-issue), Jon & Lee and the Checkmates - “Batman Batusi,” and many more.  I am really excited to play this set of music.

This First Thursday not only features the amazing Cocktails of John Ernst and crew but also the late night scribbles of Bryan Rackleff. The hallowed walls of D.C.'s Tavern's - Gallerie de Classe will be covered in his brightly colored Sub-Brow stylings. Skulls, skeletons, weapons (both musical and deadly), iconography past and present and all things odd-ball and freakish get committed to paper without contemplation.  Bryan has also decided to adorn a limited number of Voodoo candles with his art and has asked Jess Marie a.k.a Zoey Ramone to do hand poked tattoos -

I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure D.C.’s is turning into a place I’d like to hang out.  

So, stuff your pockets with cash, buy some art, get a tattoo and drink until whatever you are saying makes sense. Tip the bartenders respect the art and definitely don't feed the DJ.


- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Thursday, February 6th - 9PM to Closing

D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey
PH: 201-792-5550 - Facebook Local Business Listing