Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Calendar!

Hello friends.  The Winter Calendar is hot off the presses at FTS Gallery.

Our first event of the new year will be on Saturday January 21st.  FTS Gallery will be hosting the opening reception of Christopher and Lara Scalzi's & Distilled Minds art show entitled "Lucid Dream."  The show will feature photography by Scalzi and his collective demonstrating strong narrative concepts-- some majestic- others slightly horrifying.  As always refreshments and high fives will be served for no charge.

On Friday January 27th at 8pm when the New Haven band Ports of Spain will be gracing the stage @ FTS for a FREE SHOW with more bands on the bill to be named in the very near future.  The band is comprised of drummer/vocalist Sam Carlson and guitarist/vocalist Ilya Gitelman.  For lack of a better description the Ports of Spain sound is hard to define.  Upon first listen to their Winters Teeth EP  one finds them self intrigued by each song independently due to the varying diversity of each of the 3 tracks.  There is a cohesiveness of the songs without having them sound similar.  The music sounds like soaring through the sky on a misty cool spring morning after a wonderfully refreshing nights sleep (listen here).  Stay tuned to find out about the additional bands playing on the bill.
ports of spain facebook
ports of spain bandcamp.

On Friday February 3rd at 8pm John Torres will be back for another performance at FTS.  For those who did not make it to see his prior show at the gallery back in the summer you can redeem yourself for your sins!  Check the blog history to see pics of this killer show.  This next performance promises to be full of new tunes filled with sonic horny guaranteed to make you leave stains.  $6 bucks at the door gets you in the show and as always some tasty treats a la FTS.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Give the gift of FTS

Can't figure out what to get the kiddies this year?  Don't spoil them with another mind numbing video game. Give the gift they really want: an FTS GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!  Just think how super stoked the little cherubs will be as they tumble down the steps to find this gorgeous, many of a kind, one size fits all, no assembly required, Forest To Shore paper currency!  We assure you they will shit their pants.  

In order to obtain gift certificates please stop by the gallery during normal business hours which are noon-8pm Mon-Sat

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sentiments of an insane beggar on the loose in 2011

Sometimes I can say "fuck it all" (figuratively) fuck the monster of grand commerce, fuck the gravy boat caboose: all that's left of a casino train ride through this experiment in algorithms... Wasn't it supposed to be democracy? Or better yet liberty?
Other times I can wave my American flag which was made in china for an Indian's head buffalo nickel and say "Build up, build strong and delegate your "supplemental income" to malls and alcohol so that my grandmother may still keep her Medicare and social security checks coming. ------ I cannot tell you whether I care about what I understand or if I even understand what I should be caring about?
I do understand love- and for those cynics who say "well you know what love spells backwards..." NO- you are wrong sir- in my best Gene Wilder, l-o-v-e and e-v-i-l have no relation due to inverse spelling- you assholes just have it backwards. If anything love spelled backward (to cater still) is closer to evolve... Simply missing an additional "v-e". So to all who hate to see- hate to be- hate to love, I love-ve you so much. Wish to care bear stare you from your hating plane to my cloud I pulled down to earth cause it would do me no good up in heaven where I couldn't yet use it. Jesus had a ton of things right- it's dogma and Europeans who skewed his message. I see nothing wrong with loving unconditionally, traveling while spreading peace and washing feet.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kelly Doty and George Perham Collaboration

The duke was allowed the pleasure of being double teamed by superstar killer artist Kelly Doty and hunka hunka burnin' zapper George Perham this week.  The talented artists tattooed a pair of drooling eucalyptus feening koala bears on the inside of my knee/leg to add to the nocturnal party animal leg theme.  The procedure was grueling and heinous; the outcome, friggin' stellar!  Here are a few pics and videos of the slaughter-  enjoy.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2am makes a packed house breathe funny and smile

Special thanks to the two darlings in 2am, Mike and Anthony, for playing an epic set at the gallery last evening.  The boys were on fire and the buffalo chicken dip made everyone quiver- another wonderful performance at FTS.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Kelly Doty Guest Spot 12/2 - 12/6

Kelly Doty is coming!  Kelly Doty is coming!

Hello dearest friends!  We would just like to inform you that another very dearest friend, and killer tattoo artist, will be gracing us with her presence from Friday December 2nd-Tuesday December 6th.  Ms. Kelly Doty will be zapping some of you lucky folks if you are quick enough on the draw and book your appointments soon!  You may call the gallery at 203-908-3555 or stop on by in order to reserve your spot.  Check out some of her work below- it's the kitten's mittens for sure.