nat in art land 1 – the red paintings

hey artlover and music freaks, i´ve been VERY busy, so i owe you some posts, but first things first:

do you know THE RED PAINTINGS ? i wrote about them in this blog earlyer.

i stumbled over this amazing band a few years ago, my friend devi, who also is a blogger ( go here:

https://kulturrausch.wordpress.com/) saw them at whitby goth weekend two years ago

and she was like: “natascha, we have to go to see this band, they have costumes and bodypainting on stage,and the music is brilliant!”,here is a bit more about that.

so on may 20 , the red paintings had an amazing show in hamburg at monkeys music club 

and my friend devi and i went there and i was happy to live paint with the band at the show.

i arrived around 8pm at the venue, got to the merch table to be brought to the backstage area. this really is not as exciting as it sounds, just a room with some mirrors and some old couches. the band was already getting dressed, alix was doing her make up, trash was getting his glow-eyes-skirt ready and i was handed a black morph suit and a mask. YAY COSTUMES! i brought some of my own paint, but they also had some (in the process of painting i mixed them later). they had no volunteer to be the human canvas this time,but i got a big canvas right next to the stage in front of the audience. the band started playing and my “job” during the first 4 songs was to walk through the people and creep them out a little bit. thanx to the mask i was wearing, that was a lot of fun. most people back off immediately when you come near them and look weird.

the music …oh the music, this band creates such beautiful music, it was really not hard to paint with this music. the music practically painted my painting…does that make sense?

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[i got these pictures later from TRP fans via facebook (THANK YOU, you know who you are)]

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i painted a treehugging girl on a bleeding tree, don´t know where she came from…well,yes i do…she came through the music!

THE RED PAINTINGS on bandcamp:

https://theredpaintings.bandcamp.com/album/the-revolution-is-never-coming 

when i began to paint the blood dripping from the ripped roots of the tree the band stopped playing for a minute or so (it felt like forever) and trash was like: “*sigh…beautiful…let´s just stand here and watch the painting…” it was absolutely silent…i was so grateful to wear a mask,because i was smiling all around my head… it did not feel uncomfortable, it felt weird and great and i loved it ;).

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trash also loved the painting and they took it with them. i could do that every day, it was so much fun. a guy asked ME for an autograph, how weird is this?

well…if you ever hear about THE RED PAINTINGS in your town: GO THERE! they are an unbelieveable amazing band and they are currently on tour in the UK

SAT JUNE 10 GRAVESEND LEO’S RED LION
SUN JUNE 11 SHEFFIELD MULBERRY TAVERN
MON JUNE 12 BIRMINGHAM SUBSIDE
WEDS JUNE 14 DUBLIN GYPSY ROSE, IRE
FRI JUNE 16 WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
SAT JUNE 17 WELLINGTON RAFFS BAR
SUN JUNE 18 THIRSK WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
MON JUNE 19 NOTTINGHAM BODEGA
TUE JUNE 20 EDINBURGH OPIUM
WED JUNE 21 GLASGOW BROADCAST
FRID JUNE 23 DUNDEE RED SUIT
SAT JUNE 24 BRIDGWATER COBBLESTONE

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*love

nat

 

 

The Red Paintings `Deleted Romantic Tour 2017´

The Red Paintings UK/EU Deleted Romantic Tour 2017 official tour video… For tickets and info please visit www.theredpaintings.com

THIS BAND IS AMAZING!

i saw them the first time two years ago opening for some other bands in hamburg at the KNUST and they blew my mind. not only the music is beautiful and powerful and intelligent, the stage concept is just brilliant. for every show they ask locals to be part of the stage programme as painter and human canvas to perform bodypainting during the show.

two years ago i was part of that show, beeing the painter. i got dressed up, got a mask and got to paint my friend devi right on stage. that was a great experience.

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backstage bathroom selfie

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my human canvas

this month the red paintings will return to hamburg and i will be painting with them again. i am so happy about that and pretty excited.

They are on the lookout for artists and human canvases! Submit 3 of your best artworks or full length body photos to Email: artsubmissions@theredpaintings.com)

GERMAN TOUR:
SAT MAY 06 BERLIN, NUKE CLUB
MON MAY 08 HANOVER, BEI CHEZ HEINZ
WED MAY 10 KREFELD, KULTURRAMPE
THUR MAY 11 BIELEFELD, FORUM
FRI MAY 12 HAGEN, KUZ PRLMKE
SAT MAY 13 LUBECK, TREIBSAND
SUN MAY 14 HORIZON FESTIVAL, CROSSCLUB, PRAGUE, CZECH
MON MAY 15 REUTLINGEN, FRANZ K
TUE MAY 16 WIESBADEN, SCHLACHTHOF
WED MAY 17 MUNSTER, GLEIS 22
THUR MAY 18 LEIPZIG, MORITZBASTEI
FRI MAY 19 OBERHAUSEN, DRUCKLUFT
SAT MAY 20 HAMBURG, MONKEYS CLUB

EU TOUR:
MON MAY 22 BUDAPEST, ROBOT – HUNGRY
TUE MAY 23 BUCHAREST, HYBRID – ROMANIA
WED MAY 24 CLU NAPOCA, SHELTER – ROMANIA
THUR MAY 25 TIMISOARA, MANUFACTURA – ROMANIA
FRI MAY 26 VELIKA PLANA, DRUM – SERBIA
TUE MAY 30 MILAN, CIRCOLO SVOLTA – ITALY
WED MAY 31 BASEL, SCUBAR – SWITZERLAND
THUR JUNE 01 BELLINZONA, PIT – SWITZERLAND
FRI JUNE 02 EICHSTATT FESTIVAL, GERMANY
SAT JUNE 03 LUXEMBOURG TBC

UK TOUR:
SUN JUNE 04 LONDON DINGWALLS
MON JUNE 05 BRISTOL LOUISIANA
WEDS JUNE 07 BASINGTOKE SANCTURY
THURS JUNE 08 PLYMOUTH THE UNDERGROUND
FRI JUNE 09 CHELTENHAM FROG & FIDDLE
SAT JUNE 10 GRAVESEND LEO’S RED LION
SUN JUNE 11 SHEFFIELD MULBERRY TAVERN
MON JUNE 12 BIRMINGHAM SUBSIDE
WEDS JUNE 14 DUBLIN GYPSY ROSE, IRE
FRI JUNE 16 WORKINGTON LOUNGE 41
SAT JUNE 17 WELLINGTON RAFFS BAR
SUN JUNE 18 THIRSK WILLOWMAN FESTIVAL
MON JUNE 19 NOTTINGHAM BODEGA
TUE JUNE 20 EDINBURGH OPIUM
WED JUNE 21 GLASGOW BROADCAST
FRID JUNE 23 DUNDEE RED SUIT
SAT JUNE 24 BRIDGWATER COBBLESTONE

RUSSIA, LATIVIA, ICELAND TOUR:
TUES JUNE 27 MOSCOW
WED JUNE 28 ST PETERSBURGH
THU JUNE 29 NABAKLAB, RIGA – LATVIA
FRI JUNE 30 LIEPAJA, FONTAINE PALACE – LATVIA
SAT JULY 01 VALMERIA – LATVIA
THURS JULY 06 – ICELAND
FRIDAY JULY 07 – ICELAND

so…i hope you will take my advice…see this band!

XXX

nat

 

Berlin: Donut Heart CD release Party

photo by Johannes Manuel Benjamin CC BY 2016

photo by Johannes Manuel Benjamin CC BY 2016

Donut Heart has been busy spreading their love on 7 awesome tracks! Come get a copy of the very first CD they created and celebrate the ukulele rock release with them…there will be glitter! and a DJ! and donuts!

from Donut Heart:

Recorded in April by Sandro Chiaravalle at T berlin, our album was mixed by said audio wiz and then sent to mujician Josh Gura in Sweden for some intensive mojo treatment. The packaging features Marion Barry’s awesome donut logo, another donut designed by Lesley (having no idea what she was doing), and a beautiful painting by Jack Bride, which depicts a scene dreamt by Dara of a stoned unicorn pony blistening to our music in the form of a donut on a Fisher Price record player in a majestic psychedelic wonderland. Rah found a place that makes CDs out of black plastic to look like little vinyl records, so yeah…wait till you see/hear/experience!!

This project has been entirely self-funded and DIY, so we’re charging a small entry price at the release to help cover costs. But if you really can’t afford it, you won’t be turned away.

peace out (far out),
Donut Heart!

and look, how beautiful the cds are

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and the best, you can also PRE ORDER them here :  https://donutheart.bandcamp.com/album/donut-heart

and you’ll instantly get two songs to listen to. and after that  you all come to the cd release party at posh teckel in berlin, see you there !

Donut Heart CD Release Party Concert
Saturday, October 8th 2016, doors at 7:30 / show at 8
Posh Teckel, Pfluegerstr 4, 12047 Berlin, Germany
Admission: 5 euros
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100140736736491/

*nat

 

summertime, streets are melting and the rails are sticky…

this train in essen/germany had to stop because the street under the rails melted. this could have two reasons: the street was shit or the sun is pretty aggressive (i assume both) .

people, don’t do sunbathes in this heat!!! it is melting streets! what will it do to your skin?

take care, stay cool

*nat