Longman & Eagle is hosting its fourth installment of ‘What’s Happening!!’, an outdoor block and dance party featuring the drinks, food and music this Sunday, August 31st, and the event runs from 1pm to 10pm.
For our first From Good Stock on August 3rd, Parson’s Chicken & Fish Chef Hunter Moore embraces and further extends his love of and relationship with family and local farms, creating a menu that “showcases their hard work during one of my favorite times of the year”, the mid to late summer growing season.
We are pleased to be presenting, alongside our friends at Dictator and Solemn Oath Brewery, a special live performance with Brooklyn-based ‘transcendental’ black metal band Liturgy, on Tuesday, September 30th.
We are pleased to announce and present a new supper club series, From Good Stock, an event series that launches this summer.
Conceived by LSD director of operations Elana Green, From Good Stock invites talented chefs to create unique menus based on personal passions and seasonal whims, coupled with our penchant for art, design and music.
Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to be partnering with Portland-based photozine Various Creative, in hosting their Chicago launch party. The event takes place at the Off Site Bar at Longman & Eagle on Friday, June 27th.
Various Creative is a print-based project, one that uses a single quote per issue as creative inspiration for their broadly assembled contributors. (In this case, for Various ‘Three’, the quote is from Shel Silverstein.)
We are pleased to announce and present a new event series Audial LSD, the first of which features regarded noise ensemble Wolf Eyes.
The series focuses on presenting challenging, creative and interesting live works, performances that are documented and recorded, from which the masters will be culled for a limited audio offering, delivered in a variety of ‘hard packaged’ format options.
Last week, we hosted a special event at the Land and Sea Dept. studios, one that featured a riveting live performance by Bare Mutants.
The event was hosted by Filter and Ploom, with support from Laugnitas, Letherbee and Parson’s Chicken & Fish, and included an acoustic, intimate live performance by the band, performing as a duo. The show was filmed and recorded, content that should be trickling out at some point soon.
A longer form project of ours, for Longman & Eagle, has finally been realized, an Artist Mixtape Series of cassette tapes for the rooms upstairs.
Over the last year, Land and Sea Dept. has asked artist friends of ours to compile mix tapes, which were then duplicated to cassette, now housed in gorgeous cases screen printed by frequent collaborators and friends Sonnenzimmer.
Our studio has also just completed work on another L&E project, packaging for a limited release of bottled twenty-one year old Willett bourbon.
The release is in an addition of thirty-five, which includes a bottle of Longman’s twenty-one year old Willett bourbon housed in a canvas bag affixed with a stitched ampersand patch, numbered en verso.
Land and Sea Dept. is pleased to offer up another film screening, in this case the Chicago debut of The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan, a documentary feature that tells the story of Washington D.C. in the 1980s, through the eyes of graffiti legend Cool “Disco Dan.
Many, many thanks to all of you that came out to the Museum of Contemporary Art last week, for our sold out Body/Head show. Openers GATE and Tom Carter improvised together as a collaborative duo for the first time, a captivating set that had listeners pinned to their seats. Body/Head came with an audio/visual performance that stunned, playing material from their new Matador double album Coming Apart. As promised, it was truly a great night for all.
We are pleased to again partner with our friends at Drag City to present a cultural event at Soccer Club Club, in this case working with harmoniumist and painter Lisa Alvarado in presenting The Traditional Object.
Alvarado recently participated in Doug Aitken’s Station To Station project, has collaborated frequently with artist Theaster Gates, and has shown at various galleries around the world. Here, she’ll be debuting new work particular to this exhibition.
Land and Sea Dept. studios played host to a unique collaborative tasting on Tuesday, July 16th, one organized by designer and photographer NATHAN MICHAEL. The event featured paired tastings of various beers and whiskeys, curated by photographer and writer MICHAEL KISER, of Good Beer Hunting, and GEORGIE BELL of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Land and Sea Dept., in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art, is pleased to be presenting the Chicago debut of New York-based improv group BODY / HEAD. The duo, featuring SONIC YOUTH founder KIM GORDON and improvising guitarist BILL NACE, will be performing material from a forthcoming double album of works, Coming Apart, being released by Matador Records later this year. This, no doubt, promises to be a good one, folks.
Land and Sea Dept. has partnered with The A.V Club and Sub Pop Records to present and produce an edition of the A.V. Undercover: Summer Break video series. This installment, taking place on Sunday, July 21st, will feature a flash outdoor live performance by the band METZ, which will be filmed by The A.V. Club for later broadcast as a part of the Undercover series. The location and time may or may not be announced ‘later’. If this interests you for any reason, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friends at Nothing Major recently put up a post documenting their experience at this year’s Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival (LSD0014), one that includes some great photo documentation, of their booth and beyond. Thanks guys!
The Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival is now just over a week away! We’ve participated in the selection of some of the artists, galleries, installations, musicians, restaurants and vendors. Participants include All Tiny Creatures, Bare Mutants, CAVE, DāM-FunK, Dio De Los Tamales, Document, Drug Factory Press, Football, Fourth Is King, Green Bean Day School & Nursery, Longman & Eagle, Lula Café, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Nothing Major, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Reno, Saki Records, Sonnenzimmer, threewalls, Waco Brothers, Working Bikes and many, many more!