Mystie Chamberlin soundchecking at My Conjoined Twin #5 presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 07.14.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Avenue A, NYC). Photo by David Chin.
Poster/promo for “My Conjoined Twin 6,” one night art show/spoken word show presented by the Antagonist Art Movement featuring artists and writers. 09.29.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Ave. A, NYC).
Attached is the flier for the next show. This is the last installment of “My Conjoined Twin” at the Niagara location, however this will not be the last show! Set up is from 8-8:45PM, and the show will begin promptly at 9:30 PM.
Al Benkin’s design for “My Conjoined Twin #5″ presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 07.14.11 @ Niagara Bar and Lounge (112 Ave. A @ 7th St, NYC).
“Artists and writers conjoin talent”
This is an exciting amalgam of writers and visual artists collaborating, currated by Shannon aka Shann E. Gunns. Folks write about paintings, folks paint about poems etc etc. Stop by, say hi! Have a dink and enjoy the night. TBA when the writers will start reading their works.
Just Another Folk Singer (Mystie Chamberlin) performing a song in front of photographs by Marissa Bea. The Song, “Alistair,” was inspired by the photographs as well as a short story about foot fetishes by “Brother” Mike Cohen. Photograph taken at the “My Conjoined Twin x3″ art show on 03.24.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Ave. A @ 7th St., NYC). “My Conjoined Twin” and “Ignite” (one night art shows) are presented by the Antagonist Art Movement. Photo by Shannon Daugherty.
Just Another Folk Singer (Mystie Chamberlin) performing new song, “Alistair,” live at “My Conjoined Twin x3″ art show presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 03.24.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Avenue A @ 7th Street, NYC). Video by Eric Wallin. Performance # 169.
I can’t remember my actual introduction to West London musician, Adam Masterson. We met before I began playing music myself so it must have been sometime in 2007 when he was in New York. However, I cannot pinpoint the exact date in my head like I can for many things (it is indeed a creepy habit, but I cannot help it). I believe our acquaintanceship sprung forth out of recognition in the East Village nightlife scene, wherein we would notice one another in the company of mutual friends and welcome each other with a nod.
On May fifth of that year, I remember catching one of his performances downstairs in Niagara‘s Tiki Bar, which has since been renovated and is now a cocktail lounge bar called Lovers of Today. Prior to the renovation, musicians would play in this somewhat hush-hush lei lounge and the low-brow much-a-muck would congregate the dark, subterranean cubicle. The night I saw and heard Adam there, I was swept away and ultimately inspired by his poignant songs, which emanated from gruff voice and lone acoustic guitar. I instantly fell in love with the rustic lyrics, whimsical melodies, and expressive dynamics of his song Avenue Walk. Continue reading