Every year we create a set of 10 posters for Free Week (a week of free shows that many Austin venues participate in during the first week of January) at Holy Mountain and these might be our favorites yet. Most of the credit goes to the vintage sci-fi pulp paintings, obviously. Trashy space novels forever! And if you live in the Austin area and are interested in checking out any of these great shows, click here for all the details and we’ll be seeing you (in space).
Merry Christmas from Recspec HQ! Today we’re going back two Christmases ago, to our very epic Very Twin Peaks Christmas. Check out more photos of the tree here and our very special 8tracks to go with it below. It’ll get you in the spirit. And we’ll see you, in the (Christmas) trees.
It’s been a while since we’ve been behind the turntables together, so we’re extra excited to play this coming Saturday (November 22nd) at the very cool (and new!) Indian Roller in Austin, Texas. We’ll be playing our classic Badlands set — a mix of dark funk, soul, psych and country with a bit of 50’s and 60’s pop thrown in for good measure. You can hear a sampling of what we’ll be playing below. We’ll be starting around 9pm and will be playing well into the night. You can get... Read The Rest →
Skateistan is an amazing organization that educates, inspires and empowers kids around the world – giving them real life skills and confidence while also teaching them how to skateboard! How cool is that? Our friend Peggy Ghorbani has organized a great benefit tomorrow, Sunday November 16th at Cheer Up Charlie’s, with all of the proceeds going to this great group. We’ll be there doing projections throughout the night, there’ll be a bunch of great bands, and an amazing silent art auction. Join us for a good cause! And if you can’t, she’s... Read The Rest →
It’s been far too long since we’ve done an Every Day Things post, so I thought I’d do a little round up of some of the design inspiration we’ve been capturing around Austin and via instagram lately. We love keeping an eye out for little bits of typography and flashes of design out in the world that inspire the projects that we’re working on or even just make us think about design and the way it’s used differently. Follow us on Instagram for more — we’ve been on a roll lately!... Read The Rest →
Laurel will be on the panel for the MASS Gallery + Girl’s Guild event: A Conversation With Creative Professionals this coming Tuesday, July 8th. Description and information are below and we hope to see you there! Are you considering choosing a creative area of study, but you’re not sure how it could evolve into a career? Do you think that meeting some local creative professionals would help you realize the range of possibilities within this field of work? If so, please join MASS Gallery and Girls Guild as we present a panel discussion... Read The Rest →
Sometimes it seems like we’re always posting about those of us who’ve left us, but it’s important to us to give them whatever little space we can here, because they make up so much of who we are and what influences us. With that said, last night we lost a true gem — Little Jimmy Scott. His story is a wonderful and interesting one: he was popular in the 40’s and 50’s, but faded almost completely in the 60’s. His renaissance occurred in the 90’s after Lou Reed saw him perform... Read The Rest →
As we mentioned last month — we love the Church of The Friendly Ghost. We’re lucky enough here in Austin, Texas to have a thriving music community (obviously), even for those of us whose music tastes veer a bit to the experimental and weird side of the spectrum. The Church of The Friendly Ghost is a safe haven for just that, encouraging and cultivating artists and musicians in the community that intentionally colour outside of the lines. That’s why, when they asked us to make their collectable silkscreen poster for this... Read The Rest →
I grew up looking at Giger’s work, from his album covers for Emerson Lake & Palmer and Debbie Harry to a giant, (somewhat pornographic) art book of his my father owned, that my too-young eyes probably never should have been allowed to see. Regardless, his work was an inspiration probably longer than any artist I can think of, and I do believe he was the first artist I ever truly loved. So goodbye, Giger. Thank you for all of your lovely nightmares and sharing with the world your mad mind. PS.... Read The Rest →
Recspec loves the Church of The Friendly Ghost — an Austin run organization that helps cultivate and encourage experimental music and experiential art through nearly weekly events, normally held at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. We’ve been involved in their organization basically since we’ve been in Austin, doing video projections for shows, volunteering at events, and we even had the pleasure of creating the branding for the 2012 incarnation of their yearly festival, NMASS (the New Media Art and Sound Summit). NMASS is the yearly culmination of their weekly events in one three day... Read The Rest →