It’s shaping up to be a very loud, busy spring and summer here at EAM. As I hastily scrobble together this post Her Kind is fixing to play. Before the end of the night we’ll have heard Erik Phillips, Sorority Boy, and Roraima. It’s gonna be pretty sweet.
Next week we’ve got a big rap show, we’ve got metal in May, ambient noise and Canadian post hardcore coming in June, in August we’ve got an all day experimental music festival with Auditory Learning Experience.
Full schedule coming very soon.
We are asking the good people of the greater Fredericksburg area to participate in a show of solidarity for the thousands of refugees and other immigrants who have been unjustly targeted by the current administration.
We kindly request that you submit to us your supportive doodles or prose along with the words “My Family Immigrated” in any language (your family’s earliest known native tongue or English) along with their estimated date of immigration and as much of your family’s story as you are comfortable sharing. We will also be accepting audio or video in any format.
Please try to keep physical entries 8 inches or less. Deadline is February 24th.
Drop off in person or mail to:
Evolving Art Machine
502B Sophia St
Fredericksburg Va 22401
Email files or dropbox links etc to
Thank you for helping us show the citizens of Fredericksburg that we are immigrants, we are Americans, and we are your neighbors.
Once again a special thank you to all the bands and fans who came out on Sunday. Cape Farewell, Infant Island, Small Hands, & The Weak Days brought the pain, the funk, and several other highly effective music descriptors. The place was beyond packed, the vibe was amazing, everything was awesome & beautiful. Can’t wait to do it again.
Links to everyone’s respective bandcamps are forever on the Live Events page, short video clips are still arriving on Facebook, and the footage of everyone’s sets should be on our YouTube sometime this weekend.
Thanks to Tommy from The Weak Days for the photo.
Art is often seen as one of the more disposable elements of our society. Culture itself often cited as a tool of the bourgeoisie whose purpose is to label and control anything they don’t readily identify with. As such it is the artists who have the least to lose by challenging the status quo; if they are to come for us they will do so whether we oppose them or not. The act of declaring one’s innocence is often seen as defiance enough in the eyes of fascist powers. In support of this a fact which has been nearly lost to history; the House Unamerican Activities Committee, popularly remembered as the pulpit of McCarthyism, listed among its chief goals to root out the ‘prematurely anti-fascist’ along with communists. What this means is those who were on the right side too soon were cast into the same livelihood destroying vortex as our declared enemies. The lesson there is that not only can it happen here but it has before, and worse. But don’t take my word for it; ask a Native or Japanese American.
We are stocking now, while supplies last, pocket-sized copies of The Constitution of the United States. These are produced by the ACLU and include the Bill of Rights, the subsequent amendments and a ‘Know Your Rights’ section regarding police encounters. They are for sale at $3/ea to recoup the cost of purchase and shipping.
In these hostile times we suggest you all donate to or join the ACLU or buy something from their store. In the coming years we will likely need them more than ever. We also suggest you subscribe to a legitimate news outlet. We suggest The Washington Post or The Guardian US. As more news organizations hide behind access bias and normalize the indefensible it will be imperitive that those with the resolve to challenge it have our support. For the price of a trip to Benny’s or Starbuck’s you can do more good than a hashtag ever will.
This Thursday Oct 6th a flurry of fine folks are coming from all over to make aggressively chill electronic noises at you for your distinct pleasure. Ghastly, Timelapzzz, Jesse Etc, Jaguardini, and Ships in the Night will descend upon our wee studio with their bells, whistles, circuits, and wires to entertain well into the night. Perhaps most generously this cavalcade of consummate professionals is doing it all for mere donations. Donations I say!
We open our doors at the usual 5pm
Show starts at 8pm.
$5 donation suggested.
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