[playlist] The Fagettes, Fat Creeps, Coyote Kolb, and more soundtrack "The BIG BAD": new exhibit opening tomorrow @ the Nave Gallery

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When Nave Gallery curator Jenn Harrington put out a call for submissions to local artists and musicians for new exhibit "The BIG BAD," even she wasn't prepared for how powerful the results would be. "There was an overwhelming sense of loss, and often an air of whimsy, in the face of devastation," she says. The artists were asked to portray the adversaries that threaten all of our lives, from more abstract ideas, like sickness and jealousy, to the very concrete, like the repo man and Wall Street bigwigs. Harrington selected October because of Halloween, sure, but she says there's a deeper message here. "There's more anxiety and dread as a presidential election rounds the corner," she says. "It's a time for reaction, a time when our reserves are used up defending and arguing, pointing fingers; it is often a time when our ideals are violently astonished. And it is sadly a time when there's less time for reflection. My hope is that ‘The BIG BAD' can give us a moment to dwell on our misgivings." Musicians also submitted works with the theme in mind, forming a soundtrack that will be played on loop at the exhibit, which enjoys a reception on October 6 with live performances from Chadley Kolb (of Coyote Kolb) and Man Alive! Check out the soundtrack, pre-opening:


» Coyote Kolb, "Charlotte's Web" | listen
» The 'Mericans, "Yeah, No" | listen
» Caroline Hecht, "Night" | listen
» Milo Jones, "I Raise Hell" | listen
» Sodafrog, "Dirted" | listen
» Fat Creeps, "Horoscope" | listen
» The Fagettes, "If I See Him Again" | listen
» The Operators, "The Light" | listen
» Grade A Grade Days, "Break Up Break Down" | listen
» Man Alive!, "Cemetery" | listen
» Marc Pinansky, "Hold You" | listen

The BIG BAD is on display October 6-28 ::Nave Gallery, 155 Powderhouse Blvd, Somerville ::

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