Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tape Reels for Eyes Annual Company Picnic 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010:

Here's one from Tape Reels for Eyes:

Once again we tread lightly through the dog days of summer and settle into a permanent sweat and state of constant heat exhaustion to the point where life becomes a constant hallucination. However, Summer means being busy, active, wild, ad inf. and of course the Tape Reels for Eyes annual company picnic. This will be the third year that we are claiming Clatter Valley park to be our own for one day and packing it with bands, artists, freaks, and food.

A brief biography:
Tape Reels for Eyes began a few years ago in the recesses of New Milford with a few bands, a few ideas and an unlimited supply of motivation. Nearly four years later we find the original cohorts scattered in all areas of Connecticut and the eastern seaboard, but still connected and united via their voracious appetite for creation and willingness to share. The shows around New Milford may be less frequent, but the ideals of Tape Reels for Eyes was always to create a loose network of tight knit people sharing the same ideas and ethos. Over the past years we have released books, records, tapes, and zines. Organized shows, workshops, reading groups, discussions, potlucks, mass scale improvisation sessions and anything else the reaches of our minds can wrap their fingers around. It has been a very incredible, very special thing to be a part of.

Because Connecticut is so amazing in the Summer time and we all share such a particular affinity for the nostalgia and enjoyment of a New England summer we have always found the best way to cap it off at the end was with a giant "festival" at Clatter Valley park calling upon everyone involved with the collective over the past months. There we cook, enjoy company, catch up with friends, make new ones and see the music we have all been working on. We will also have some folks selling records and displaying zines, books and other handmade merchandise. This year will be the third year we are hosting this festival at Clatter Valley.

August 21st, 2010
Clatter Valley Park, New Milford CT 06776
Located on Clatter Valley Rd.

Prayer Buddies
Hermit Thrushes
Family Arrow
Muscle Belt
Two Ton Bug
Jack Callahan
Dan Witrock
Thunder Bums
K.C. Masta Peace
Devin Disanto

Readings by Wilde Uglies literary collective

Swimming in lakes after the show.

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