The Seth Bogart Show
+ Miserable Lesbians
Monday, May 16th, 8pm
Is it getting hot in here or is that just me? It’s hot, right? Am I feeling the Bern or is this another Torstraßen Festival 2016 warm-up show? The later, the former, any, all. Point is, Torstraßen Festival, Powerline Agency and Shameless/Limitless are teaming up to proudly present weirdo ripper Seth Bogart (aka Hunx And His Punx) perform THE SETH BOGART SHOW.
Support comes in the form of Miserable Lesbians, a stoner garage project of 19 year California transplant Lafayette Vanderkin-Jus. Tickets on sale now.
BURGER RECORDS is excited to announce the official debut album from Seth Bogart, the former frontman for iconic DIY acts Hunx And His Punx and Gravy Train! The genre-twisting pop homage features guest appearances from Kathleen Hanna, Tavi Gevinson, Clementine Creevy (Cherry Glazerr), Chela and is co-written and produced by long-time friend Cole MGN (Julia Holter, Ariel Pink, DâM FunK etc).
Following years of creating and touring with his punk projects, Seth’s reinvention began when he moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and started to focus on his visual art. Amongst other things, he opened his Wacky Wacko store, based on his extremely popular clothing line, collaborated on a special limited edition collection with Saint Laurent and had installations at various galleries and museums, including 356 S. Mission Road and MoCA Geffen Contemporary, all the while still working on new music.
With new surroundings and inspiration, a laptop, guitar, microphone, a $50 keyboard and help from Cole MGN, Seth’s new sound was born. Inspired by music he grew up loving – Radio Disney, Broadcast, 80s French Pop like Lio and Plastic Bertrand, Le Tigre, Nina Hagen and Kraftwerk – the new sound is a welcomed adventurous step in a completely new direction. Previously, Seth shared the first single “Eating Makeup”, featuring a vocal assist from the legendary Kathleen Hanna. The song is based on an episode of “My Strange Addiction” in which the subject is literally addicted to eating makeup. The tongue-in-cheek video directed by JJ Stratford (Telefantasy Studios) shows off Seth’s friends eating makeup but also acts as a Pee Wee’s Playhouse-meets-Liquid Television-inspired social commentary on the effects of the beauty industry. Today, Seth shares new track “Forgotten Fantazy” that shows his more somber and contemplative side.