Exacto-shoegazing pilotiers Eighteen Individual Eyes play an early show at Barboza tomorrow, Friday, January 11th. We spoke about their upcoming Ke$ha collabo and about scalp tattoos of pastries. Fifty Shades of Grey and Anatomy for the Artist are read from aloud.
What are the set times for the show? What’s new?
Jamie Aaron: It's an early one. Doors are at 7 pm and I think the show will be over by 10 pm. It's a no nonsense two-band bill: Slow Bird and Eighteen Individual Eyes. As for other haps, we are continuing to put together new material. We're not really supposed to talk about it, but Ke$ha is ghost writing most of our new album. Turns out she has a huge place in her heart for psych rock. Also, Irene has been doing some guest singing spots with some folks around town. Keep an eye out for that, 2013.
Assorted anecdotes from my recent holiday season:
1) I'm flushing out plans to open a craft cocktail/lesbian bar called Reclaimed Wood. 2) While in NYC over the holidays, I dined at Guy's American Kitchen and Bar. To drink, I "enjoyed" Guy's Fieri's fucked up twist on a Manhattan. Manhattan ingredients in Flavortown? Goldschlager and Jack Daniels. 3) I touched a $5000 blazer at Alexander McQueen.
Please pick up whatever book you’re reading open to a random page and read a sentence from that page.
"You must eat, Anastasia." Taken from this turd of a book called Fifty Shades of Grey I recently dared myself to endure on a cross-country flight.
Andy, talk about the dragon tattoo that you're getting on your shaved head. Why the change?
Andy King: I think change is always good. My hair was getting a little out of control so I started with the shaved head then decided why not take another small step and get the dragon tattoo. It gives me strength.
Samantha Wood: Andy’s tattoo was originally going to be a bear claw - the pastry, not an actual bear's claw. Me? I just began massage school, and I'm designing a tarot deck. We used one of the cards for our new shirt design. In addition to my assigned massage texts, I'm reading Anatomy for the Artist by Jeno Barcsay, so I can activate my artistic mind in learning. Here's a random passage – “Flexion and extension are carried out round a transverse axis connecting the right and left femoral heads.”
Eighteen Individual Eyes and Slow Bird play tomorrow, Friday, 1/11 at Barboza. Early show.