Thursday, March 7, 2013

35 Denton Presents... US!

SPIDERWEB SALON IS GOING TO BE AT 35 DENTON THIS WEEKEND! We'll see you at Dan's Silverleaf at 2 pm on Sunday. Featuring over 30 artists and performers, this will be our BIGGEST show yet. WE ARE SO EXCITED!! The event is free but we'll be selling our zines and taking donations, so please bring some cash to get some goodies and help us out. Thank you, Denton! We support you!! 

What else? A NEW BLOG/ WEBSITE. Coming in the next few days! Stay tuned, we'll announce it here soon.

Friday, January 11, 2013

this weekend is going to be crazy awesome!

We have a show tomorrow! And tonight we get to be a part of a super awesome event hosted by Austere Magazine in Dallas! We'll have a booth and stuff! The magazine interviewed us and had some sweet things to say in their newest issue. We are so excited! I have a lot to do, so this will be brief but I also wanted to share our newest video with you, from the Spiderweb Salon show last month! Enjoy, and hopefully we'll see some friends and make some new ones tonight and tomorrow!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

what {we, bees} have been up to

COUNTDOWN! Only one week until Spiderweb Salon's Winter Solstice Celebration and we are busily preparing! This show will be featuring another awesome lineup of musicians, writers, and performers, not to mention TWICE as many visual artists than we've had at any of our shows yet! Awesome! There will be so much to see and hear and watch. We're hoping for one magical evening.

Even though we've been battling weeks of BEAUTIFUL weather here in Denton, Texas, we are aware that it is, after all, December, and next week the forecast looks a little colder than we've been used to. So we're preparing accordingly: Bluebear set up our two brand-new GIANT outdoor heaters- one a proud investment, and the other a generous donation -this morning, and barbarian put in a big order for hot spiced apple cider that we'll share with everyone that night! We still need to excavate the piles and piles of leaves at the venue, so, uh, let us know if you're free and good with a rake.

Today we took a shopping trip, acquiring some chairs we can call our own (FOUR! FOUR CHAIRS ARE NOW ACTUALLY OURS!) and some treats for the good boys and girls. We also got our hands on a huge piece of [kind of gross] plywood, that, after cleaning it up a little, we're converting into a big Spiderweb Salon sign, which is kind of exciting. We've been wanting some kind of backdrop behind the stage during shows, and this might be just the thing!

ALSO, we're super excited to be releasing the newest issue of the Spiderweb Zine at the show. The theme this time was "Island of Misfit Toys" based on the old stop-motion rudolph film, and about fifteen writers are featured inside. A lot of the poets and story-writers who contributed will be reading their pieces at the show, which is pretty awesome! We'll also have the physical zine available to folks, as long as they have donate at least the suggested $5 to the Salon before or during the show. Note: we couldn't have done this zine without the help of two very dedicated, very talented friends of ours, Bess and Matt. We're lucky to have such badass friends and we're definitely keeping them around!

Do you want to make sure you get a copy of the zine?! Donate at least $5 to Spiderweb via our paypal (on the left hand side of this blog!) and we'll have your name and hold a copy for you, to pick up at the show or otherwise!

What else have we been up to? Oh, just some fancy meetings and interviews! Nothing we can announce for sure yet, but we are happy to be networking with some great folks who see the potential in the Salon and our genuine excitement for our community and the arts. We're glad to have the opportunity to reach more people around town and spark the imaginations of folks everywhere! More to come from us for sure. Hopefully we'll see you at the show!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

november madness

We apologize if we've been distant this month, after the show we made up our minds to really buckle down on the personal goals we made for ourselves this month: if you remember, bluebear is writing an album, and barbarian has taken on a novel project. We still love you, though!

The last show was fantastic, it went off without a hitch (except perhaps that we ran a little late, but who can be mad at some extra creativity?) and we ended up with a lot of awesome new friends. So many exciting ideas and plans are in the making! It's thrilling to see so much support and encouragement for local writers, artists, and musicians (I know I, for one, really need it sometimes!). I'm so proud of everyone who has participated in our shows so far, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

I haven't gotten to the footage from the last show yet (NOVEL!) but I will very soon! We'll make a little video of the entire night and maybe post some specific sets, if the performers grant us permission to do so. It'll be awesome so stay tuned!!

The next Spiderweb Salon is scheduled to be December 15. It'll feature new faces and some of the usual crew (bluebear and I plan on tackling a couple pieces from our recent projects, wish us luck!) not to mention the release of a new edition of our ZINE!! Winter-style! We'll have heaters and hot cider, it won't be a show to miss. Can't wait to see you there, Denton!

Friday, November 9, 2012

workshops! shows!

WE HAVE A SHOW TOMORROW! There's so much to do but we still can't wait. This is going to be the longest and most diverse Spiderweb yet! AHHH!

I can't believe it's only been a week since we had our second workshop, which was a success! Over the course of the afternoon and evening, we had a great crew of different artists and writers. Some of us got more work done than others, but the air was continuously full of inspiring and thought-provoking conversation. We had a little bit of reflective collaboration and someone even got help on a homework assignment for school. New friends were made. Walker rehearsed to the group a charming parable he wrote about DJ CouchParty, the DJ who would never get better because his friends wouldn't tell him what he could do differently that would make them get off the couch and dance. The weather was incredible and the night ended in a joyfully off-task sing-along session accompanied by guitars and banjo.

The only real bummer was that the zine had to be canceled this month since there just wasn't enough material to include or enough time to complete it. I think everyone is too busy playing catch-up and sharpening their skills for the show! Next time, we'll start much earlier to get the zine done by the show. We plan to continue to host the open Spiderweb Workshop + Arts & Crafts in the future, hopefully once a month. {We, bees} feel that it is necessary for artists to have the important resource of community and opportunity to collaborate or share projects with each other on a smaller scale, as well as a venue to share their more polished undertakings and ideas. We hope more people will continue to take advantage of the time, creative space, and warm atmosphere we're providing at our workshops!

Besides hosting a show, we've made this month is a wild one for creativity. {We, bees) have undertaken some strenuous personal projects for November: bluebear set out to compose an entire album and I am writing a novel. Both of us look forward to showcasing portions of our efforts at the show tomorrow night. It is nerve-racking but exciting. We appreciate all the support the Salon inspires and look forward to enjoying all the other fantastic performances in store as well!

Monday, October 22, 2012

video + new show announcement!

WE ARE EXCITED FOR THE NEXT SHOW! We have received so many requests from people who want to participate it has been difficult to keep track of it all, but somehow we're managing! There's going to be a lot of new faces this time around. I am personally excited for all of the writers that will be reading their work. Don't get me wrong, musical performances are always fun, and I respect musicians and their talent incredibly! However, dealing with writers is so rewarding because many of them (like myself) have a desire to create but very few outlets to express themselves and share their work, especially in an attentive showcase setting. But here we are! And everyone gets a chance to express themselves and make friends and get feedback and support. It makes me happy. Every event we host gets just a little bit better, and I'm sure November will be no exception. The week prior to the show we'll be hosting a workshop, hopefully that will bring out some creative minds and help boost some motivation and excitement for everyone's projects!

Also, we put together a video from the last Spiderweb show, check it out.

{we, bees} look forward to what is in store for us in the future.