Deeper Darker Weirder: An Evening With The Peculiar Pretzelmen
So the dust had even had a chance to settle when we received word of the Peculiar Pretzelmen coming to town. With about a week to plan things had to be done quickly and with extreme awesome. So booking was done and a venue chosen but it couldn’t be your average venue we had to do something special for our Pretzel brothers. The guild was chosen for this particular performance due to its perfect atmosphere and awesome staff. In the days before the show I grabbed my messenger bag and hit the pavement trying to get the message of the Pretzelmen heard. On March 10th they arrived and it was great. Kevin and Deacon are the coolest guys and just awesome to hang out and chat with. I learned about so much stuff like how to make goat cheese. Near midnight the Peculiar Pretzelmen took the stage playing there Dark Americana Revivalist rock in front of an array of old cartoons playing on the screen behind them. They crowd loved them and the show was incredible. Can’t wait til those vagabonds come rolling into town again.
So admittedly this one is a tad late. Following the show i had to fly knee deep into our next store project which will be recapping today as well, so at least its a two for one. So the show was a personal favorite! I have always been a fan of things like Heavy Metal, fantasy, monsters and pin up girls, plus the tattoo culture of Albuquerque runs so deep most of our citizens bleed ink. That said this exhibit was a match made in heaven. First we have Joe Capobianco pulling out all the stops and bringing his amazing blend of techniques and abilities to the Gallery showcasing his love of the female form. Joe and the Hope Gallery Crew were just super awesome to talk to and hang out with. They know and love the toy culture like no others and it was great to be able to toy geek out with them. Also much thanks to Joe for the airbrushing tips really helped me out. Not to be over shadowed our local girl Marie Sena totally killed it with her set up: Dark Ages. Marie’s watercolor work was amazing and her choice in framing added to the intensity of her pieces. Not to mention that girl loves her some metal, and good taste should always be commended. Thanks to both of you for such a great and positive show experience and to all the Stranger Factory loyal who showed up for a packed opening.