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New Addition To The Art Is Not Dead Records! [Low Energy]

The Art Is Not Dead Records is extremely happy to announce that we have added to our label’s ever-expanding family! We present to you: Low Energy! While a newer band, the members are tenured veterans to the PA/NJ/NY music scene: Joe Manzione and Sal Panza (ex-Ink & Lead) and Sean Fink (ex-Grey AM). With sensibilities ranging from LA to Philly/NJ punk, musical callbacks from Gainesville to Omaha, and influences all over the map, Low Energy’s forthcoming release is sure to not disappoint even the pickiest of listeners! Their debut ten-track album, Please Clap will be released within the first weeks…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 01.17

Here’s our January list of Philadelphia exhibitions to see, alongside what our city’s artists are up to elsewhere. Thanks to everyone who’s participated in helping us find these great shows! We look forward to learning more and more about what’s happening each month. Join us HERE to let us know what you’re up to! Viscera A solo exhibition by Alex Garant Opening date: January 6th January 6 – 28, 2017 Arch Enemy Arts Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/276630879400750/ Press: https://beautifulbizarre.net/2017/01/05/alex-garants-viscera-solo-show-swallowed-by-the-jungle-arch-enemy-arts/ Swallowed By The Jungle Group Exhibition Works by: Naoto Hattori, Craww, Alex Louisa, Ania Tomika, Chris Austin, David Seidman, Halsey Swain, Hannah Yata, Kristina Drake, Mary…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 10.16

Here’s our October list of Philadelphia exhibitions to see, alongside what our city’s artists are up to elsewhere. Thanks to everyone who’s participated in helping us find these great shows! We look forward to learning more and more about what’s happening each month. Join us HERE to let us know what you’re up to! A Curious Nature Works by: Linda Cordell, Tasha Lewis, Caitlin McCormack and Emily White Opening night: October 6th October 6th – December 4th Philadelphia Art Alliance Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/191491214593608/   …   2016 Autumn Invitational Works by: Natalie Hope McDonald, Jocelynn Tice, Tri Nguyen, Alyse C. Bernstein, Elizabeth Strickler, and…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 7.16

Here’s our July list of Philadelphia exhibitions to see, alongside what our city’s artists are up to elsewhere. Thanks to everyone who’s participated in helping us find these great shows! We look forward to learning more and more about what’s happening each month. Join us HERE to let us know what you’re up to! First Friday in Philly First Friday at Toile What you’ll see: +Designer Showcases from Sophi Reaptress and Cozen NYC +The Strange and Unusual Odities Parlour + Cloven Hoof Taxidermy +Deviant Philly Artists Joe Panzer // Steve Mont // Jeff Haggerty // Connor  McHugh Date: July 1st 2016 Toile Event…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 6.16

Here’s our June list of Philadelphia exhibitions to see, alongside what our city’s artists are up to elsewhere. Thanks to everyone who’s participated in helping us find these great shows! We look forward to learning more and more about what’s happening each month. Join us HERE to let us know what you’re up to! As Above, So Below Works by: Rachael Bridge, Audrey Pongracz, Dave Correia, Caitlin McCormack, Gretchen Lewis, Naoto Hattori, Peca, Tom Bagshaw, Heather McLean, Paul Romano, Nick Sheehy, Lioba Bruckner, Carly Janine Mazur, Bruce Parker, Buddy Nestor, Drew Leshko, Colin Frangicetto Opening night: June 3rd June 3rd  – July…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 5.16

Here’s our May list of Philadelphia exhibitions to see, alongside what our city’s artists are up to elsewhere. Thanks to everyone who’s participated in helping us find these great shows! We look forward to learning more and more about what’s happening each month. Portrait Works by: Lauren Rinaldi, Buddy Nestor, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Jason Andrew Turner, Jason Chen April 22nd – June 18th Paradigm Gallery + Studio Press: Hi-Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine   In The Cards Julianna Menna May 6th – May 28th Opening night: May 6th Arch Enemy Arts For The First Time Works by: Heather McLean, Maj Askew, Sheri DeBow,…

Openings and Exhibitions To See – 3.16

The last few months we’ve been focusing on everything “behind the scenes” here at The Art Is Not Dead. Philly arts and Philly artists, however, have been on fire. March seems to be the month that kicks off the 2016 creative year with a big bang. Below are the exhibitions that have found their way on our radar. Home Is Where You Park It Drew Leshko February 26th – April 16th Paradigm Gallery and Studio Press: Hi-Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine Waning Worlds Works by: Amze Emmons, Erin Murray, Gabe Angemi, Jessica Hess, John Slaby, Seth Clark, and Tim Portlock February 26th –…

Review – The Mad Splatter: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

I recently saw The Mad Splatter live in Atlantic City with The Queers, The Nobodys and Welter, and was amazed with their flawless and energetic performance. My only bone to pick with these guys is I can’t decide if I dig their live set more than their studio releases. The Mad Splatter’s most recent release, “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things” is a 4-song EP that, like their live set, is full of energetic and dark anthems. The band has developed an interesting theme and sound that is refreshingly original, but rooted in upbeat and familiar influences such as Screeching…

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Philadelphia Artists and Curators To See This Weekend

Philadelphia heads down to Miami for Art Basel 2015.

Welter: X-Mas Single

It’s the holiday season, and our friends in Welter has a gift that’s just perfect for you digital stocking! (…and no – it’s not just this wonderful image!) Welter recently released the digital single “Xmas …and Regifts!“. Included in the single are several previously unreleased songs as well as live material and remixes of the titular track. Recorded at multiple locations over the past year, the tracks were mixed and mastered by Brian Dougherty. The single’s artwork was designed by Colin Shawcross at Non Heinous. Check out the stream below, and be sure to download for those you love (if they’ve…