The Concert/Gig poster scene is a thriving scene. It is a tradition that started in the 60′s and is still going strong. Posters are a sound investment, a nice memorabilia and often a true piece of art. I have collected posters for some years and look for original works, preferably numbered gig posters.
The majority of indie bands (and also a few on major labels) have a growing collection of poster art that is just too incredible to simply throw away once the show has ended.
Wilco has always had great posters, I have collected my 13 favorite (among hundreds I think….) Wilco posters. Enjoy.
Seek them out and put them up on your walls.
I do not know the artist on all these pieces, but this one is by Alec (also included in part 1). It can be found on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles.
Alec (from New York):
Growing up in NYC I was immensely influence by graffiti
in the streets. It wasn’t until later in grade school that I started writing my name in public places. Art for me is so much realer in the streets
There are lot of street art inspired by Dylan, mostly quotes from his songs, but there are also some very striking works depicting Bob Dylan.
BOB DYLAN STREET ART PART 1
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN STREET ART
Location-Based Music App Brings Bob Dylan’s New Album To Life In 100+ Locations Around The World
The Creators Project: Last we spoke, you were working with sound recordings of famous people’s lives, now your dabbling in album releases of the legends! Tell us about it.
DJ Manero: The new project is still audio, but now with the legend Bob Dylan. We teamed up with Bob to promote his album Tempest around the world, using our new app called Sound Graffiti.
How does the app work?
The app is location-based. People are able to go to iconic points around the world and unlock more and more content.
What was the significance of the locations?
A few are locations relevant to some of Bob’s album art. Like Jones Street in New York, from the Free Wheelin’ album cover, around the corner from his studio at 161 West 4th Street. Other locations were where he had performed and the rest are locations where music or art is an attraction. We wanted to tag local mom-and-pop and indie record stores to drive traffic to some original music retailers.
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New York City – Jan 2012
This is a glimpse into how I always plan & execute my visits to important cities/sites where great art resides.
Great art to me is many things.. but primarily music, paintings, sculpture & architecture.
My goal is always to maximize experience and having a great time. I do plan very rigidly.. and am truly convinced that spontaneity is ok… as long as it is well planned.
So.. on my planning lists are: Museums, Concerts, “Music related sites”, churches, buildings, … and secondary: hotels, restaurants, bars/pubs..
This article will hopefully contain some tips for travellers visiting NYC
- Destination: NYC
- Time: arrive late Thursday – 19 of January, leave Sunday from Hotel around 1530
- Hotel: = just had to be – Washington Square Hotel
- Main focus (decided early on): Bob Dylan’s Greenwich Village, The MET, MoMA, and as much live music as possible….
- Social circumstances: four pals as travelling companions, not interested in art.. but did at least (under some mild pressure) join me for the concerts 🙂
- Movie everbody has to see (again) before visiting NYC: Woody Allen’s – Manhattan
This is how it went..
(everything here was planned upon arrival, except the bonus of some “Sunday Jazz” at our Hotel)
~2300 – @Washington Square Hotel in Greenwich Village
~2400 – at Café Wha? for live music and drinks
House band was OK, played Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire, Stones – Miss You, some U2, A-Ha, Pearl Jam’s Better Man.. +
~0100 – @Bed
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