Sunday, March 30, 2008
FROM THE BRONX TO BMORE
In the 70's, art and music exclusive to the streets and YMCA's of the Bronx personified an inner city environment that begged for an escape from crime and poverty. While POSE 2 designed the fliers and Afrika Bambaataa controlled the crowd with the ones and two's, people from all over NYC for one night forgot about gangs, poverty and politics.
Should it be a surprise that with those same hip-hop founding conditions existing in Baltimore today, that it too is seeking an outlet? Steady Baltimore and DIG's "Nothing But the Breaks" has become that outlet for an emerging sub-culture of street and graffiti artists and lovers of funk and soul music.
Also known as "DIG" on Tuesday's, DJ duo Landis Expandis and Napspace keep the B-Boys and crowd moving spinning nothing but the funkiest breaks around. Emerging street and graffiti artists BillyMode, Jazirock, El Toro (PHILLY), Adam Neubauer (DC), Ners Boogie and Joe Ride display 70s themed works on canvas, 70s vinyl records and found material.
Politics, poverty and crime aside, Nothing But The Breaks is Baltimore's answer to its vices and ills.
We have joined forces with Vive La Decadence to include a live performance by sister cabaret VERMILLION LIES!! featuring Monsieur Paco along with world champion juggler JEN SLAW, real-life dance revolutionary STRANGE POWERS and Transmodern favorite, ELISA URTIAGA in a mind-blowing, soul-expanding night of drink, dance, and debauchery!