Featured Show (9.9.11): “27” A Musical Art Show Feat. Some Of Asbury’s Best Artists

Photo by Chris Rotolo (The Obvious @ The Lanes)

Venue: Bands On A Budget (630 Mattison Ave.)

Doors: 8 p.m.

Cover: Unknown (possibly none)

The most recent addition to the tragic 27 Club (a group of musicians that has perished much during their 27th year of life), Amy Winehouse, has stimulated the Bands On A Budget presented “27” – A Musical Art Show.

The evening featuring paintings by Brittany James who will be showing a series of works inspired by the final songs performed live by such prominent musicians as Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, and Janis Joplin to name a select few.

But the night of alms paying will not cease at James’ brush strokes as several of The Boardwalk’s best will take to the 630 Mattison Ave. venue to cover those final tunes including performances by Jesse Lee, members of The Obvious and Lost In Society, Joe Harvard, Karmic Juggernaut, Deseree Spinks, Dub Proof, and more.

This event of multimedia artist expression will end at 11 p.m. but the party will continue up the street at Johnny Mac’s House Of Spirits where the Joe Harvard fronted Velveeta, the multi-instrumentalist’s tribute to The Velvet Underground, will keep the night going.

Don’t miss this.

Continue reading for the full list of performers…

Robert Johnson, Blues Musician 1911-1938
Cause of death: poisoned by strychnine in his whiskey
Last Song Recorded: “Milkcow’s Calf Blues”
To be performed by: Jesse Lee
*Painting also inspired by Kristen Driscoll Photography

Brian Jones- Rolling Stones- 1942-1969
Cause of Death: drown in swimming pool under influence of drugs and alcohol
Last Song Recorded: “Salt of the Earth”
To be performed by: Joe Harvard

Alan Wilson- Canned Heat- 1943-1970
Cause of Death: Barbiturate overdose
Last Song Recorded: “Human Condition”
To be performed by: Karmic Juggernaut

Jimi Hendrix- 1942-1970
Cause of Death: Asphyxiation from combination of sleeping pills and wine
Last Song Played Live: “Voodoo Child” Germany 1970
To be performed by: Deseree Spinks

Janis Joplin- 1943-1970
Cause of Death: Heroin
Last Song Recorded: “Mercedes Benz”
To be performed by: Deseree Spinks

Jim Morrison-The Doors- 1943-1971
Cause of Death: Heart failure, most likely due to heroin overdose
Last Song Recorded: “Riders on the Storm”
To be performed by: John Alfonso
*Painting also inspired by Kristen Driscoll Photography

Ron Mckernan- Grateful dead- 1945-1973
Cause of Death: Alcohol
Last Song Recorded: “Operator”
To be performed by: Joe Harvard

Dave Alexander- The Stooges, bass player 1947-1975
Cause of death: Pulmonary edema from drinking alcohol
Last Song Performed: 45 minute explicit version of “Louie, Louie” Detroit, 1974
To be performed by: Joe Harvard

Pete Ham-Badfinger- 1947-1975
Cause of death: Hanged himself (0.27% blood alc level)
Last Song Recorded: “Ringside”
To be performed by: Jesse Lee

Gary Thain- Uriah Heep, bass player 1948-1975
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Last Song Recorded: “Wonderworld”
To be performed by: Karmic Juggernaut

Jacob Miller-Jamaican reggae artist- Inner Circle- 1952-1980
Cause of Death: Car Accident
Last Album Recorded: “Mixed Up Moods”
To be performed by: Dub Proof

Jean-Michel Basquiat- Painter, Graffiti artist, and Musician: Gray 1960-1988
Cause of Death: Speedball
Last Song Recorded: “Drum Mode”
To be performed by: Mike Noordzy

Mia Zapata- The Gits- 1965-1993
Cause of death: Raped, beaten, and murdered (strangled)
Last Song Played Live: “Second Skin” Los Angeles, 1993
To be performed by: The Obvious

Kurt Cobain- Nirvana- 1967-1994
Cause of Death: Shot himself
Last song Played Live: “Heart Shaped Box” Germany 1994
To be performed by: Greg Wilkens

Kristen Pfaff- Hole, bass player-1967-1994
Cause of Death: Heroin overdose
Last Album Recorded: “Live Through This”
To be performed by: The Obvious

Richey James Edwards- Manic Street Preachers- 1967-1995 Last Song Played Live: “You Love Us” London Astoria Dec 21, 1994
To be performed by: Greg Wilkens

Amy Winehouse- 1983-2011
Cause of Death: Probable heroin overdose according to most sources, official cause not yet released
Last Song Played Live was a cover of “You’re Wondering Now” and the last song she recorded has not been released yet. The painting is based on the album “Back to Black”
Multiple Songs to be performed by: Amy Kinsella, Greg Wilkens, and others

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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2 Responses to Featured Show (9.9.11): “27” A Musical Art Show Feat. Some Of Asbury’s Best Artists

  1. Do you guys need/want some of the photos I took from Brittany’s 27 Series? I photographed the show for Britt. -Kristen Driscoll of Kristen Driscoll Photography LLC.

    • rote7123 says:

      Speak Into My Good Eye is but one man, Chris Rotolo, and I love your work. I’ve seen it all over the place and would love to use any photographs you’d be willing to submit from “27” or any future events you might be shooting. Thanks so much for reaching out.

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