"The 40 Watt Club was the primary performance space for numerous "Athens bands", including Pylon, R.E.M., Drivin N Cryin, Guadalcanal Diary, The Primates, Indigo Girls, Modern Skirts, Mastodonand others. Its DIY ethos and informality were instrumental in the fostering of punk rock and a "scene" in Athens, GA. In more recent years, the club has been the home-base for such nationally renowned local bands as of Montreal, Drive-By Truckers, and The Whigs." (Source : Wikipedia)
25th anniversary poster for the 40 Watt Club.
Original design is a 2D/3D technique currently in development.
More info here.
South By Southwest
Relix & Creative Allies Party poster
"Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. He's worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper's 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single "Life Is Better" which featured his label mate Norah Jones. Glasper also serves as the music director in yasiin bey's touring band, and has toured with the multi-platinum R&B singer Maxwell.
The Los Angeles Times once wrote that "it's a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover, but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper," adding that "he's equally comfortable in the worlds of hip-hop and jazz," and praising the organic way in which he "builds a bridge between his two musical touchstones."
With Black Radio, the Experiment band has fully arrived. Featuring Glasper on piano and Fender Rhodes, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone, Derrick Hodge on electric bass, and Chris Dave on drums, the band is plugged in and open source. Each of the band members is prodigiously talented and lives naturally in multiple musical worlds, distilling countless influences into a singular voice. "That's what makes this band unique," says Glasper. "We can go anywhere, literally anywhere, we want to go. We all have musical ADD and we love it."
"Variable" is the upcoming debut LP by The New Assembly to be released Feb 14, 2012