OTHER: UNCONVENTIONAL SHOWS

1. General:

http://sweb.uky.edu/~tlwalk5/unconventional/index.html (page dedicated to “unconventional” shows)

1.2 Articles

5 unconventional music venues in Montreal” by Austin Milne, in Consumer Traveler) – http://www.consumertraveler.com/today/5-unconventional-music-venues-in-montreal/

Five Portland Venues: Five unconventional venues that host Portland’s massive music scene” by Adrienne So, in Cool Hunting – http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/five-portland-v.php

A Three-Ring Circus of Art, Music, and Everything Under The Sun” (“The Big Top” venue in New Orleans; by Taylor Gray for Groovescapes) – http://www.gonola.com/2010/10/20/a-three-ring-circus-of-art-music-and-everything-under-the-sun.html

Unconventional Venues, Emerging Artists — It’s BoCoCa Arts Time!” by Heather Mayer, in Caroll Gardens Patch) – http://carrollgardens.patch.com/articles/unconventional-venues-emerging-artists-its-bococa-arts-time

This month’s Live Wire: Unconventional Venues” in Live Wire (Ithaca, NY) – http://www.ithacatimesartsblog.com/2009/07/01/this-months-live-wire-unconventional-venues/

Arts group brings works to unconventional venues” by Mary Jessica Hammes; in Online Athens – http://onlineathens.com/stories/032808/living_2008032800108.shtml

Secret venues: home’s where the art is” by Sarah Barmak, for Toronto.com – http://www.toronto.com/article/682157–secret-venues-home-s-where-the-art-is

New director to give legs to unconventional venues” (theater group Legs On The Wall) – http://www.smh.com.au/news/entertainment/arts/new-director-to-give-legs-to-unconventional-venues/2009/03/26/1237657064556.html

2. Various places:

Concerts in a piano repair and tuning shop: Piano fort (Portland): http://www.neighborhoodnotes.com/directory/the_piano_fort/, http://oregonmusicnews.com/2012/01/20/sellwoods-newest-venue-the-piano-fort/#http://oregonmusicnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pianofort_001.jpg

Coffeehouses

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/03/26/nyregion/coffeehouses-are-making-a-comeback.html?src=pm (article from NY Times: “Coffeehouses Are Making a Comeback”)

Yoga studio concerts

http://www.majortriad.com/bviolin/zenhc/ (Zen house concerts, San Diego, CA; in Four Season Yoga studio)

Various basements:

basement of Thrillhouse Records, San Francisco, CA – http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/arts/012915.html

basement of a funeral home” (http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.php/basement-shows-17889.html?s=ee867db748b85ad67681307cd2a94cb1&p=331490)

basement in their parents’ house”:

http://www.collapseboard.com/tag/basement-shows/

http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/01/20/trustkill-basement-shows/

stand-up comedy in basement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2jtOAjpNmw&feature=youtu.be

Concert in the bathroom (at a house show): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMU_P4fPUfM&feature=related (Burglars @ Roystock 2011)

Live music in an elevator (LA county museum of art; report on Adventures in audio) – http://audiographer.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/elevator-music/

Concerts in photo studio – http://www.concertsinthestudio.com/

Concerts on the Bus (John Benson’s Bus, from Oakland): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SAU3TH2Vyk (documentary) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FWftvvaVok&feature=related (from a Cirlce concert), http://juiceboxxx.com/blog/2011/04/20/juiceboxxx-on-john-bensons-bus-in-oakland/ (Juiceboxxx concert on the Bus), and http://xpress.sfsu.edu/archives/magazine/014706.html (article)

Church house concerts :

http://www.churchhouseconcerts.org/

Club in a church (Paradiso, in Amsterdam) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradiso_%28Amsterdam%29

Punk performance in a regular church: “Pussy Riot, Russian All-Girl Punk Band, Surprises Moscow Cathedral With Performance”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/pussy-riot-russia-band-moscow-cathedral_n_1290990.html?ref=world

Block Parties

Wikipedia article on “Block parties” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_party

http://www.beerorkid.com/phpboard/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=26502

Big Black Cloud @ The Laughing Horse Block Party – http://pc-pdx.com/blog/190

Concert from a van:

Friends Forever (van as a venue)

Interview with Friends Forever (including photos of them playing from the van and in the Redwoods): http://blastitude.com/18/FRIENDSFOREVER.htm

Friends forever a documentary film clip (trailer): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDY1AypdgtA&feature=related

Friends Forever, playing from their van (San Francisco, 2003): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amqO01PrWmU&feature=related

Friends Forever, playing from their van (21 Grand Oakland; 2005-6?): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06SqLdcMoGE&feature=related

Another from a van:

Rob Walmart playing from the Cube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ_U-npXEKA, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx6M72EzQKc&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uFddbLP3Fw&feature=related,

Rats of Nimh – NY festival: started in a subway station, got on a train, ended at a venue; “Following SleepWhenDeadNYC’s Subway Show from Bowery JMZ to Goodbye Blue Monday” – http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/2008/06/following_sleep.php

The Ford Plant in Brandtford, Ontario, sponsored a show in a river for the Murdered City Music Festival. Photo by Aviva Cohen (photo from a book “In every town”, p. 124)

White house musical performances timeline: http://www.whha.org/whha_timelines/timelines_music-01.html

“Brother and Sister,” a band from Minnesota, performing at unconventional venues, as a part of their “scavenger hunt” events: http://www.brother-and-sister.com/scavengerhunts/scavengerhunts.html(official site), http://www.thecedar.org/events/2011/08/20/brother-and-sisters-capture-adventure-2011 (announcement), http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2006/01/16/wake-scavenger-hunt-and-prison-sending-brother-and-sister (article about the event), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ZMjO7d8Vw (jail),

A show at the Wells Fargo, as a protest (produced by Into the Woods): http://vimeo.com/40984707

Accomplice (part game, part theater, part tour): http://accomplicetheshow.com/index.php

Wagner’s Ring in Amazon Rain Forest: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/09/arts/music/09ring.html?pagewanted=all

Laundromat show (in Portland, with Taxpayers): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TOyc41kOwQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thXwLQKsxPU, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxLZmWYTQE

Laundromat show (Austin, Knife Party): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGf86CQyZ-E&feature=related

Concerts in Publication Studio, Portland – http://www.publicationstudio.biz/events/

Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture (“popular music performance spot in two historic 1920-era boxcars“)—http://www.bbcrc.org/;

Aquapy in Oakland (including music shows on boats)—http://hellaoccupyoakland.org/occupy-oakland-aquapy-hope-floats/

Pink Couch Sessions—http://www.ifyoumakeit.com/category/pink-couch-sessions

Show at the hotel (Virginia Hotel, part of the event Battle of Old Wyoming)–http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XaJi0cRe6o

Church of Divine Energy (Philadelphia): http://www.myspace.com/thedemonempire (myspace site), http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD00EFED23777EE6A, http://pwblogger.com/articles/15691/music–snapshot (article), http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/toynbee-tiles?before=1296428743 (article), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vje5IxyjesQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQu-v8YxsgM,

Punk boats in Winona, MN: http://junemadrona.com/2009/08/boat-punks-of-winona/

Vegas Punk House (Fat Mike’s house for rent): http://vegaspunkhouse.com/faq/

3. Guerilla gigs:

Guerilla gig article on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_gig

Jefferson Airplane – House at Pooneil Corners – Manhattan Rooftop Concert (1968)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLRX7bZH41g

Beatles Rooftop Concert; Thursday – 30 January 1969; Apple Corps (Roof), London – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT6325bmcsQ

Einstürzende Neubatuen, concert at the highway (1983) – http://www.jukebo.com/einsturzende-neubauten/music-clip,autobahn,l5lrq.html (from “Liebeslieder” video); see also http://www.fromthearchives.com/en/chronology1.html; see photo (http://www.fromthearchives.com/en/ENJan_83.jpg)

U2 Where the streets have no name – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzZWSrr5wFI&ob=av2n

“Guerilla gigging: How the Libertines (and other bands) did it in London in 2003-04-05” by Jay Babcock, in Arthur Magazine – http://www.arthurmag.com/2009/01/03/guerrilla-gigging-how-the-libertines-and-others-did-it-in-london-in-2003-04-05/

“Risky, thrilling and free” by Laura Barton, in The Guardian – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2004/jul/16/1

The Others, playing on the tube train – http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/the-others-the-kids-are-all-right-564922.html

“The Libertines play the Albion Rooms: March 2003: Number 46 in our series of the 50 key events in the history of indie music” (article by Betty Clarke, in Guardian, UK) – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/jun/14/libertines-albion-rooms; see also http://www.albionrooms.com/ + videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqwKESs-dIQ,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t3w1Hv1x_w&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXsT9N7S-E0&feature=related, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt3MGjdVEgs&feature=related (a hoax)

“Bristol bands, The Master Chaynjis and BOY, play kamikaze gigs around city centre until thrown out and barred.” (on the bus, in the store …) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXLiSxsML8

The Vines-Guerilla Gig in Sydney – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nia1HG1s8h0&feature=related

“On 2 October 2009, Powderfinger played 3 impromptu guerilla gigs in Brisbane, Sydney and ending up in Melbourne’s Federation Square!” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilaGbUjd8GI

“On March 10th 2005 Hexstatic performed 3 secret guerrilla gigs around London. This is what happened… “ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpeTvDHZ6as

Riddick Jones Guerilla Gigs, 13 volumes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Z6CcpBycw

Thunderheist guerilla gig – Cargo, London – December 2008 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnP1XTrAkrk

Imperial Leisure; Camden Town Guerilla Gig – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVT3PTDuIkw

Imperial Leisure; Beach Guerilla Gig -with tide.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yb3USaN818

Jack White (and Seasick Steve) Play(s) A Surprise Parking Lot Show At SXSW 2011- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx7yky2C9Gk,  http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/03/19/134597449/jack-whites-surprise-sxsw-parking-lot-performance, http://www.nme.com/news/the-white-stripes/55497

from White Stripes’ DVD: Under Great White Northern Lights:The duo pack the film with more charm, performing on a public transit a bus in Winnipeg, the Black Watch armoury in Montreal, a tugboat in Charlottetown, a pool hall in Halifax and a bowling alley in Saskatoon. We learn that no one does the guerilla gig quite like The White Stripes.”  http://blog.thenewmusic.net/under-review-the-white-stripes-under-great-white-northern-lights/

The White Stripes perform ‘Let’s build a Home’ at the Eastview Bowling Alley in Saskatoon, Sk on Sunday, July 1st, 2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF_c7Pi_TKc

White Stripes Free Concert in Halifax at Locas Pool Hall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC92VRdrW-8

White Stripes – Halifax Secret Show – CBC Canada News Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWMNT5fT4K8

White Stripes’ Secret Montreal show, Black Watch Armoury: http://missginger.blogdrive.com/archive/1049.html

The White Stripes Charlottetown secret show (on a boat): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7mDj8m3mw0

White Stripes, Secret Show in Transit Bus , Winnipeg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOl1e5FRAUc

Lightning Bolt, on August 31st, at the First Unitarian Church in Philladelphia.- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1OkjR6VVMs

10 ideas for gigs in unusual places” on Live Unsigned blog – http://www.liveunsigned.com/blog/2010/10/10-ideas-for-gigs-in-unusual-places/

Guerilla gigging Facebook page (Cambridge, UK) – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9715289060&v=info

“Flash mob” article on Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_mob

Amanda Palmer’s Portland Guerrilla Show – http://www.flickr.com/photos/dj10ninjas/sets/72157621245431062/detail/

“Newt Gingrich Rally In Las Vegas Interrupted By Local Grindcore Band” – http://universenumberfive.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/newt-gingrich-rally-in-las-vegas-interrupted-by-local-grindcore-band-2/

San Diego Sewer showshttps://www.google.com/search?q=san+diego+sewer+shows&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=lno&rls=org.mozilla:sl:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=VfLUT6WXCOWg2QW75ImkDw&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CHsQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=626

Ormolycka Cave shows in SFhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/ormolycka/page2/

Onion Flawored Rings (performing on the street) – http://onionflavoredrings.com/about/

Teague from Foot Ox @ The Skidmore Bluffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_QPLE4yvGc

Sexy Sax Man (playing in stores, laundromats, streets, malls, classrooms, sports stadiums …) –http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/b271a1cc71/sexy-sax-man-does-george-michael-s-careless-whisper

Show in a church, SantaRosa, CA + Show in the basement of a parking garage in LA (scroll down for both): http://dawnoftheuniverse.tumblr.com/

Squats

Wikipedia article about squatting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squatting

Ungdomshuset squat in Denmark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ungdomshuset

House shows in foreclosed houses: http://thetaxpayers.net/post/2111393189/califuckyeah,

4. Unconventional venues as artistic and commercial strategies

City soiree: concerts in unconventional and non-traditional venues” (in Billboard.com) – http://www.futurecapetown.com/post/7773727982/city-soiree-concerts-in-unconventional-and

New Show Captures Music In Unconventional Venues” (“19th-century synagogue, a 700-acre farm and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, … Crowded House at the Masonic Hall Grand Lodge in New York, Fountains Of Wayne on a 100-year-old ship at New York’s South Street Seaport, the Swell Season at the Good Shepherd Center Chapel in Seattle and Patty Griffin at the Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts on Manhattan’s Lower East Side”) – http://www.billboard.com/news/new-show-captures-music-in-unconventional-1003682705.story#/news/new-show-captures-music-in-unconventional-1003682705.story (see also “TV Show Captures Music in Unconventional Venues” at http://dalje.com/en-bestseller/tv-show-captures-music-in-unconventional-venues/105455)

Unconventional venues: Meet in these one-of-a-kind locales for a truly exceptional event” by Talia Salem, in Smart Meetings) – http://www.smartmeetings.com/event-planning-magazine/2010/02/unconventional-venues

5. Classical music at “unconventional” places (some artists, and projects)

http://sethboustead.com/perspectives/interviews/chicago-magazine/

http://kussquartet.com/ (Kuss Quartet)

http://www.hksl.org/eng/concerts_message_from_music_director.aspx (Hong Kong Sinfonietta)

http://www.sonicfestival.org/node/163 (Mariel Roberts, cello)

Classical music in unconventional venues; article “Classical Musicians Are Experimenting With New Venues and New Music”– http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/13/AR2009101303565.html

Website: Alt-Classical.com (independent-DIY-art music): http://www.alt-classical.com/about/

5.1 “Classical revolution”:

http://classicalrevolutiondc.org/about/

http://www.sffcm.org/affiliates/classical-revolution/

Classical Music Moves From Concert Halls to Cafes” (by Chloe Veltman, in New York Times) – http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/us/05bcculture.html

The Jukebox Is From Juilliard” by Bernice Yeung, in New York Times) – http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/fashion/14boite.html

Classical movement: Chamber music’s fan base growing” by Colin Eatock, SF Chronicle) – http://www.chron.com/life/article/Classical-movement-Chamber-music-s-fan-base-1399359.php

From Conservatory to Cafe: Classical music’s no-frills Mission digs.” by Khalid Halhoul, in SF Weekly. – http://www.sfweekly.com/events/classical-revolution-1188508/

Classical Revolution Knocks on the Art House Door” by Rebecca Liao; in San Francisco Classical Voice – http://www.sfcv.org/reviews/classical-revolution/classical-revolution-knocks-on-the-art-house-door

Real and Classical Revolution” by Michael Zwiebach; in San Francisco Classical Voice – http://www.sfcv.org/preview/classical-revolution/real-and-classical-revolution\

5.2. Other:

Temporary: site dedicated to alternative art exhibition and performance spaces: http://temporaryartreview.com/; including – Shrimp Boat Projects (http://temporaryartreview.com/shrimp-boat-projects/), Art in the Parking space (http://temporaryartreview.com/art-in-the-parking-space/), at-home galleries (The Suburban—http://temporaryartreview.com/the-suburban/, and Isolation Room/Gallery Kit—http://temporaryartreview.com/isolation-roomgallery-kit/), off-grid, hyper-isolated residencies (The LAND—http://temporaryartreview.com/the-landan-art-site/, Pland—http://temporaryartreview.com/pland/, Signal Fire—http://temporaryartreview.com/signal-fire/). Includes also essays: All over—http://temporaryartreview.com/pop-ups-all-over/, Into the field: Land Arts of the American West—http://temporaryartreview.com/into-the-field-land-arts-of-the-american-west/,

6. Media and Internet

Tiny Desk concerts” at NPR – http://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/ (also see Tom Tom Club at Tiny Desk concerts: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130323805)

The first phone-in concert: Rooster herald new era of technology by broadcasting gig live by mobile” (article by Laura Barton, in Guardian; UK) – http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2004/nov/03/netmusic.arts

Phoning it in! – http://phoningitin.net/

live radio (studio) concerts – http://www.radiostudent.si/categories.php?catid=169, http://www.kdvs.org/live-studio-information

First Live Streaming U.S. Internet Concert” – https://mail.google.com/mail/h/1oqqepscziulh/?&

Worlds First live Internet Concert Series on NetRadio – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetRadio#Worlds_First_live_Internet_Concert_Series

6.1 Telematic performance

article in Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telematic_performance

Mark Dresser: Telematics” – http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=30198&pg=2

Telematic Performance – Mark Dresser CRCA” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLJcDoJQ2ck

telematic performance check list” – http://telematicarts.blogspot.com/2009/01/telematic-performance-configurations.html

Telematic performance – blog/diary (“Digital Arts and Technology: The diary of my degree, with a few additives.”) – http://claudnoir.wordpress.com/category/telematic-performance/

6.2 Live Music in Second Life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arts_in_Second_Life#Live_music

http://secondlife.com/destinations/music

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Live_Performances

http://livemusicinsl.blogspot.com/

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-a-Live-Gig-in-Second-Life

7. Independent (non-profit and alternative) public venues

All-ages movement project – http://allagesmovementproject.org/home (with a list of all-ages venues in the US – http://allagesmovementproject.org/directory, and other related organizations http://wiki.allages.net/index.php?title=Organizations_in_Related_Fields)

The Dojo: An above-ground basement space – http://m.nuvo.net/indianapolis/the-dojo-an-above-ground-basement-space/Content?oid=2306442

Providence – Fort Thunder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Thunder, http://articles.boston.com/2006-10-11/news/29240282_1_outsider-art-posters-rock-show)

L.A. – The Smell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smell, http://www.thesmell.org/)

LA – Perhspace (http://www.pehrspace.org/location/index.html)

Baltimore – the Bank

Oakland – Gilman (http://www.924gilman.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/924_Gilman_Street)

The VERA project, Seattle – http://theveraproject.org/about/

1919 DIY All-Ages space at Fort Worth, TX – http://www.fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5079:evolving-at-1919&catid=30:cover-story&Itemid=375

7.1 Warehouses

 

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