17 March 2011

Peter Murphy (of British Goth outfit Bauhaus) is coming to the Republic

Take it from us, Goth Music is semi-officially IN

I think this is sexy, and I am not ashamed to admit it.

Our friends at the Republic (for our non-local readers who don’t know, they’re the people who brought the internet this), are bringing in an act they’re pretty excited about: Peter Murphy of Bauhaus fame. Often called the “Godfather of Goth” (according to Wikipedia at least), Murphy is sure to put on an interesting, if not good, performance.

Republic had this to say about the show:

This would be the perfect event for a seasoned crowd that enjoys Murphy’s older hits like “The Sweetest Drop” and “Cuts You Up,” as well as his newer albums, which are more varied in genre; from haunting ballads to pseudo-pop, and also the aggressive alt-rock sound that was a trademark of his work with Bauhaus. 

Still considered a cult mainstay with American fans, Murphy issued the live double-disc Alive Just for Love in Summer 2001. This delightful set was released by Metropolis and featured Bauhaus tracks and solo hits. A year later, he hooked up with renowned world artist Mercan Dade for this sixth studio album, Dust. Unshattered followed in 2004.

Tickets are 20$ in advance at http://www.petermurphy.info/ For more information on upcoming shows at Republic (there are lots of great ones) check out http://www.republicnola.com/


16 March 2011

art/official DJs @ TIPS!!!

St Patty's Day Flyer 2011 JPG

This Saint Patty's Day! THURSDAY MARCH 17th!!

Jean-Eric, Big History, The Super Nice Bros. and art/official DJS will throw an all night dance party at the legendary Tipitinas!

"Jean-Eric’s clothing optional live show is a must see (READ: infectious dancing, super-parties)." -Hype Machine
"With flamboyant flair, Jean-Eric's abrasive style and increasingly infamous particle colliding parties are putting the 'performance' back in performance art." -Gambit Weekly

"Jean-Eric is not just a NOLA band...its appeal is universal...bombastically fun...painfully catchy." -Popstache

"A runway on a yacht...or a runway show on a shooting star in a discotheque in France, that is in space." -Frank Jones

Jean-Eric is Frank Jones (vocals), Karen Wallace (vocals), Sheila Santamaria (performance) & Brad Davis (drums). Jean-Eric lives together in a house that looks like a castle in mid-city with their cat, Mr. Crab. Please visit Jean-Eric online at:


Big History is making big waves in the dream pop world. Lead vocalist Meg Roussel carries the band in what can be described as a maybe a dancey Beach House or XX?! They are an act not to be missed!


Finally The Super Nice Bros. I haven't seen them before, but I am sure they are bound to bring a wild rocking show.


ART/OFFICIAL DJS will play throughout the night the best of indie dance, throwbacks, hip hop, and much much more.



$5 on the door (wearing green)
$7 in a normal outfit

***If your interested in free tickets send us an email! artofcl@gmail.com

15 March 2011

[new] The National - "Think You Can Wait"

A new song from The National has surfaced. Just a week after the Brooklyn brood-rock kings released a new music video, fans now have the opportunity to hear a brand new song from the band. It was completed just about a month ago for the new Thomas McCarthy film Win Win. The track is a characteristic slow-churning, beautiful ballad, and features the supremely talented Sharon Van Etten on backing vocals. Listen to "Think You Can Wait" below, and read more about the song and its history here.

[new] G-Eazy- Dear Ms. Rose

We recently released a spotlight on up and coming New Orleans Loyola student/hip hop star G-Eazy. Since the spotlight, he really seems to be making a lot of noise in New Orleans lately. On March 22nd G will open for Snoop Dogg in McAlister Auditorium at Tulane. Just a week and a half later on April 1st, his newest mixtape entitled The Outsider will drop.

G's manager Matt just sent art/official a leak from the new mixtape. G features an amazing sample from the Phenomenal Handclap Band in the track that is truly very hypnotizing set against his lyrics. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. Feel free to download it by clicking the down arrow on the right hand side.

Dear Ms. Rose (ft. Phenomenal Handclap Band) by g-eazy

Lots of love,



14 March 2011

A Convenient Funeral

Imaginary Landscape
"Imaginary Landscape" by Emily Yonker
He'd been playing with her waistband for years now, this boy, only fifteen-- but today was different. Today was perfect. He'd hung out with the intelligentsia, so of course they'd all played with the idea. They'd talked about it in the modern day salons of unfinished basements, where ideas soar through smoke and sex. It was fun: Who could pull the trigger?

The mountains looked like a normal size as he turned the radio's knob to the left. Silent except the engine and soggy pavement, he thought of watching Jeopardy with his grandmother before she passed. Landscapes for $400. He was going to slide her right out of those panties like the casanova he was meant to be.

[new] The Generationals: Ten-Twenty-Ten


Wow did we have an unreal showcase last night! Unfortunately Toro Y Moi had to cancel last minute due to illness, but nonetheless the show was nuts! Sun Airway, Cloud Nothings, Cults, and Small Black each brought a very unique sound to truly impress all in attendance at the Saturn Bar. Das Racist even came to show their support and dance a bit! We will have much more coverage on this, and everything Foburg in the coming few days. So check back!

For now we have something special for your ears! New Orleans's very own, The Generationals, have released a new track while on their way to South by Southwest. The song is called "Ten-Twenty-Ten." Once again they deliver a solid summery, indie-pop dance tune. I'll be listening to this all day. The best part... it's a FREE DOWNLOAD! Enjoy.