"Drawing Music", a unique art and music series that brings together a collection of visual artists and high spirited rock n roll musicians is set to begin releasing original art prints and the songs that inspired them. The series so far has brought together over a dozen different musicians hailing from various NYC bands and enlisted talented artists with wide ranging aesthetics to visually represent each song. The results are a fun listen and interesting look that combine to tell familiar stories to those who grew up pursuing rock n roll or art as their first passion in life. A new art print and the accompanying song will be available every few weeks.
The talented set of contributors got named Lovesick Bombs by Drawing Music's curator John Redmond. After years of being fully immersed in music and arts culture playing in punk rock bands since childhood including the the early 2000's Bay Area skate punk band Secondshot, Redmond found himself still a in love with the new art and music, but rarely being involved in creation of it, as fatherhood and adult life took the drivers seat. This theme of art vs adulthood runs through the project.
Creating the "Drawing Music" series proved not only an opportunity to produce new art & music, but do it with various people he already reveres from their own individual projects. After conceptualizing the idea Redmond commissioned visual artists such as John Decampo / Ghostbat (http://www.ghostbatart.com/),
Known in the music community for specializing in must have show posters, comics, t shirt design, album covers, and character design, as well as multiple pieces from Michelle Thibodeau / Planetskull (http://www.instragram.com/planetskull/), an amazing freehand artists and the driving force of the bizarre & intensely costumed up Detroit band, Krillin These artists and others were able to represent the songs in a visual manner that brings their stories to life.
The first art print available and accompanied by a song of the same name is aptly titled "Dad Rock", a testimonial to the split life that exists when you have a kid, but are still playing in the type of a high spirited rock n roll band that tends to have late nights, long drives, and booze soaked shows. The series can be followed at http://lovesickbombs.com/ & https://www.instagram.com/lovesick_bombs/
In the Works: Outside of more & music Redmond has art gallery performances coming together in NYC TBA pairing the contributing musicians with the art, a visit to Fest 18, & open contests for the next art pieces to be commissioned for upcoming songs. Drawing Music will be on on going series enlisting new artists and musicians for collaboration for the foreseeable future, hopefully finding the attention of other Rock Dads & Moms still interested finding new music & art from one of their own.