q and also a :: Idio Gallery

Montana of Idio Gallery sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of q and also a.
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q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

a: Talk Talk – THE RAINBOW – 1988 / Really heard its amazing sounds, patience, structure, and the wilderness of its guitars and the pocket of the percussion. Reminded me of first hearing Black Sabbath’s Planet Caravan. Quiet but punk as fuck. Also reminds me of the perfect backdrop to a minimal electro remix, like something Nico Jaar would do.

q: What is the first album you remember purchasing?

a: Ha. Stankonia by Outkast. Tower Records. San Francisco. On my tatted babysitter’s recommendation. Result, my first musician crush – Andre 3000. I was 12.

q: Is there an album you wished you knew about when you were younger?

a: I didn’t really listen to Dark Side of the Moon until I was in my early 20ies, which is crazy. And The 13th Floor Elevators didn’t hit me until 24.


q: What is the last album you purchased?

a: Six Organs of Admittance, The Sun Awakens, on vinyl… Been listening for years but finally got the whole thing.

q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

a: Right now, Bodega Bay. I also love to see Annie Girl and the Flight when I’m in San Francisco, especially because they’re all friends and always change, get better, more intense. But Patti Smith always elevates and Cat Power always makes my voice hurt.

q: How exactly did you name your venue?

a: Is was called Idiosyncrasy originally, so I kept part of that identity as an homage, and chopped it to be more contemporary, and more humble. And because who knew if it would fail? Might as well keep expectations low.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

DIY culture, women makers, minority writers, young artists, independent publishers, self-made refugee aid workers. Berners, not Burners.
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

I’m super excited to announce Royal Oakie Fest, a weekend festival of California and New York emerging bands happening at Idio May 6-7-8! And I’m working on my own art installation, Radical Hospitality, that involves film, sculpture, performance and interactive music, happening at Idio in September!
Buy tix for Royal Oakie Fest @ http://www.idiogallery.com/store
Preview some of the artists playing Royal Oakie Fest:

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