DREAM: SPUNK NO.10 LAUNCH

•April 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

DREAM: SPUNK NO.10 LAUNCH

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Eagle Bar NYC
554 West 28th Street
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)

7:00-10:00pm

Video screening 7:15 prompt:
LAST TIME WE MET by Jasmine Hirst (7 minutes)
starring Lydia Lunch and Dominic Cipolla
composition by David Lackner
lyrics written and performed by Lydia Lunch
musicians: Dominic Cipolla, Adrian Knight, David Lackner, Derek Vockins

Video projections 7:30-10:00:
MIKE NOLAN (Tecnoflesh)

Performances:
BLUE JAZZ TV’S SYNTHETIC LOVE DREAM ENSEMBLE
JOSEPH KECKLER
AB SOTO

DJs:
AARON COBBETT
LORANT (Royal Advisor Records)

Sound installation:
NOT LIKE THAT, LIKE THIS (DREAM NO.10)
by David Lackner and Aaron Tilford
writers: Kristian Hoffman, Regina Landi, Mark C. Lindsey, Aaron Tilford
voices: David Lackner, Regina Landi, Mark C. Lindsey, Eddie Lucas, Gabrielle Muller, Mike Nolan, Aaron Tilford

NO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTED

SPUNK NO.10 will sell for $9 and is a limited edition of 500.

Spunk 10 cover

cover image: Allyson Anne Lamb

Contributors: Mike Albo, Carlos Aponte, Elise Boularan, Paul Caranicas, Walt Cassidy, Fabrice Cazenave, Aaron Cobbett, Luca Jacob Cogas, Anthony DiCapua, Mac Folkes, Robert Fontanelli, Benjamin Fredrickson, Judit García-Talavera, Simen Johan, Eric Johnson, Julià Panadès Julià, Naruki Kukita, Allyson Anne Lamb, Eddie Lucas, Marsorama, Enrico Nagel, Mike Nolan, Mel Odom, Alexis Penney, Nicholas A. Prakas, Harvey Redding, Miguel Angel Reyes, Socatoba, Emma Tapley, Diego Terros, Debby Thijs, Aaron Tilford, Boris Torres, Christopher J. Williams, Kari Zinser

pin-up: AB Soto

Spunk [arts] Magazine features original artwork and memoir-style writings revolving around the arts. Spunk is edited, curated, and designed by Aaron Tilford. It was started in New York City in the fall of 2003.

AB SOTO “QUEEN DADDY”

•January 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Queen Daddy cover

In celebration of Spunk [arts] Magazine’s 10th issue, Royal Advisor Records has teamed up with LA rapper AB Soto to bring you “Queen Daddy” produced by DJ Lorant now available on iTunes. AB Soto was shot by photographer Aaron Cobbett for the issue’s centerfold.

LOST HORIZON @ RICHLANE

•December 28, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

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LOST HORIZON
4ad, Factory, indie & electro, old & new

@ richlane
595 Union Avenue (intersection of N 11th/Union Ave/Richardson Street)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

with host DJ Aaron Tilford

10 pm to 2 am, all dates below are 2015

Saturday, January 10th
Saturday, February 14th
Saturday, March 14th
Saturday, April 11th
Saturday, May 9th
Saturday, June 13th
Saturday, July 11th
Saturday, August 8th

LOST HORIZON SOUNDS LIKE THIS

“It came to me in a vision, long, long ago. I saw all the nations strengthening, not in wisdom, but in the vulgar passions and the will to destroy. I saw the machine power multiplying, until a single weaponed man might match a whole army. I foresaw a time when man, exalting in the technique of murder, would rage so hotly over the world that every book, every treasure, would be doomed to destruction. This vision was so vivid and so moving that I determined to gather together all things of beauty and of culture that I could and preserve them here against the doom toward which the world is rushing. Look at the world today—Is there anything more pitiful? What madness there is! What blindness! What unintelligent leadership! A scurrying mass of bewildered humanity crashing headlong against each other propelled by an orgy of greed and brutality. A time must come, my friend, when this orgy will spend itself. When brutality and the lust for power must perish by its own sword. Against that time is why I avoided death and am here. And why you were brought here. For when that day comes the world must begin to look for a new life. And it is our hope that they may find it here. For here we shall be with their books and their music, and a way of life based on one simple rule: be kind. When that day comes it is our hope that the brotherly love of Shangri-La will spread throughout the world.” (from the film Lost Horizon, 1937)

Lost Horizon is usually second Saturdays, additional dates TBA

collage by Eddie Lucas

SPUNK FOR VISUAL AIDS

•June 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Visual AIDS web gallery
Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction
curated by Aaron Tilford

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featuring the artwork of Stephen Andrews, Luis Carle, Ifrain Caraballoso,
Per Eidspjeld, Benjamin Fredrickson, Max Greenberg, John Hanning, Michael Harwood,
Peter Hujar, Scott Hunt, Darrell Jones, Kia Labeija, Luna Luis Ortiz, Carmine Santaniello,
George Towne, Jack Waddell, David Wojnarowicz, and Andrew Zealley.

VIEW THE GALLERY HERE

Aaron Tilford works as a graphic designer and art director in New York City. Since 2003 he’s been editing, designing, and producing Spunk [arts] Magazine. For Spunk he organizes events featuring artists, musicians, performers, and DJs; has directed and produced video shorts; and curated art shows at envoy enterprises, The Center, and the Leslie Lohman Basement Annex. In addition to Spunk, his art and writing have appeared in Exposed: The BPX Zine, the JOSH, Lambda Literary Review, and Mary Literary.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites a guest curator, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to curate an online web gallery. The web gallery increases exposure for artists living with HIV to an international audience, keeps alive the work of those we have lost to AIDS, and continues the tradition of innovative collaborative work.

above: Stephen Andrews, Snakepit, xerox on latex, 1993

Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL

•October 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford present

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Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL

A scorching ride through the underbelly of the 70s underground
sex scene, from Times Square to the West Side piers.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 10pm

@ Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)

$12 advance, $15 door, info 212-219-0736
order advance tickets here

Young, beautiful, and naive, ROY GARRETT arrived in New York City, specifically Times Square, hungry to explore the sex and porn scenes he’d seen advertised in The Village Voice’s classified section. One of his first stops was the Gaiety Theater where, to his amazement, men offered him money for sex. From there it as a quick descent into the hedonistic hustling and porn industries which ultimately destroyed him. Throughout this turbulent period he wrote the poems that became HOT ROD TO HELL—as visceral and personal a record as any that exist of that moment in Gay History just before AIDS changed everything.

INTRODUCTION > Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford

READERS > Mike Albo, Jonathan Daniel Federico, William Johnson,
Brian Kenny, Scooter LaForge, Casey Spooner, Max Steele, Joey Stocks

ORIGINAL MUSIC > Lorant Duzgun

an AFTER PARTY will follow in the bar > with DJ Aaron Cobbett

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC @ BGSQD

•September 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC

@ BGSQD: The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division
located at Cage, 83A Hester Street (between Allen and Orchard)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

7:00pm (performance begins at 7:30pm sharp)

featuring:

WILLIAM JOHNSON
— reading “Speaking Camp” from Spunk issue no.7
JOSEPH KECKLER
— reading “Andragon” from Spunk issue no.8
MAX STEELE
— reading “King” from Spunk issue no.9
AARON TILFORD
— reading “I’ve Chosen Disco” from Spunk issue no.9

and a solo musical performance by EVRIPIDIS AND HIS TRAGEDIES
— art contributor to Spunk issue no.8

copies of SPUNK 8 & 9 will be available for purchase ($9)

beverages (beer, wine, sparkling water) by donation

REVOLUTION: SPUNK NO.9 LAUNCH & EXHIBITION

•June 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

REVOLUTION: SPUNK NO.9 LAUNCH & EXHIBITION

August 9th – 11th, 2013

Leslie/Lohman Basement Annex
127-B Prince Street (at Wooster Street)
New York City

curated by Aaron Tilford

Issue Launch/Exhibition Opening: Friday, August 9th, 6 – 8 pm

Performance: AB Soto

Exhibiting Artists: Paul Caranicas, Ricky Day, Robert Fontanelli, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, Scooter LaForge, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Robert W. Richards, Dan Romer, Emma Tapley, George Towne, Petrito Zezus

Exhibition Hours: Saturday, August 10th & Sunday, August 11th, 12 noon – 6 pm

SPUNK NO.9 will sell for $9 and is a limited edition of 400.

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cover image: Enrico Nagel

SPUNK NO.9 Contributors: Elise Boularan, Paul Caranicas, Rick Castro, Fabrice Cazenave, Aaron Cobbett, Ricky Day, Delphine Delas, Robert Fontanelli, Colton Ford, Roy Garrett, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Cauro Hige, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, William Johnson, Scooter LaForge, Regina Landi, Colleen Longo, Marsorama, Sito Mújica, Enrico Nagel, Federico Nessi, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Paco y Manolo, Claudio Parentela, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, Mauricio A. Rodriguez, Dan Romer, Christopher Schulz, Socatoba, Max Steele, Emma Tapley, Aaron Tilford, Thierry Tillier, George Towne, Petrito Zezus

Spunk [arts] Magazine features original artwork and memoir-style writings revolving around the arts. Spunk is edited, curated, and designed by Aaron Tilford. It was started in New York City in the fall of 2003.

 
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