over the past 6 months I have been trying to concentrate a lot more on art than I do music, and one of my biggest inspirations for that is squishysandwich, who has done a lot of documenting of the boston (and elsewhere) music scene by going to shows and sketchying out all the performers into beautiful masterpieces. Lately we are switching places (he is starting to play music, and I am trying to draw the music!) but this post isn’t about him so I will gush about him later.
Alyssa Kai ( lyskoi on tumblr) is one of my favorite people. She is an amazing drummer // pianist // guitarist // bassist // clarinet player and probably has played in two or more of your favorite bands at some point over the past 4 years. She has a new album coming out and graced us all with a live demo of it, and I am hopelessly addicted to her blog writings because she has a lot of great ideas,and a lot of great ways of implementing them through words onto paper in a way that is both academic and approachable. The entire thing is almost like a thesis on being a performer, and the spirit of it, and helps me a bunch to reflect on how I interact with myself and others through art and music.
This is a picture I drew of her playing in Turners Falls, which is on the northern border of Western Mass. I feel pretty strongly about the drawing, however I could not really get the coloring of the hair right. Please forgive me!
She is on tour right now, although I have no idea how to connect you with the dates, so just follow stuff she says and maybe you can figure out the mystery on your own.
more portraits to come of more swell people….. <3