And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About Nash The Slash!


   PHILADELPHIA  UNDERGROUND - Saves the Day and Converge at First Unitarian Church in 2001!

He had a cult-like following and a sound like none other. Now, legendary Canadian “anti-star” Nash The Slash also has a documentary about him. Toronto- and Ottawa-based filmmaking and production studio Side Three Media today launches a crowdfunding campaign in support of the 2019 release of And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About Nash The Slash. Through extensive interviews, archival footage and exclusive, rare imagery, audiences journey through Nash’s inimitable contribution to Canadian culture, including how and why this outsider artist commanded such strong international appeal, and why his work remains relevant to today’s new generation of music lovers. The feature-length documentary tells “the universal story of an artistic struggle,” says Side Three Media of the mysterious musician who shared the stage with the likes of Iggy Pop, The Tubes, and Gary Numan; the doc features interviews with Numan, as well as Cameron Hawkins, Toronto’s Mike’s Music store owner and musician Michael Waite, Martin “Youth” Glover from UK band Killing Joke, and performance artist Danielle Dax. It “illustrates an artist who pursued his vision without compromise through his unwavering dedication to his gothic obsessions, punk aesthetic, and musical eccentricities.” More:

Carpazine was in Philadelphia in 2001 to attend Saves the Day and Converge concerts at the First Unitarian Church. Organized by Equal Vision Records, the event  was  a great in every way: a huge number of people, the bands played with all their energy, and it was one of the most lively shows - both vibrant and violent. The audience was equally agitated and anesthetized with moshes and pounding on all sides. The bands were awesome and there was so much exciting wet fun. A lot of water. Because, Carpazine did not find any beer for sale inside the church.​ More:

Pop-Porn will debut at MF Gallery in Brooklyn on Jan. 12th 2019. Curated by Matt Myers, aka Eronin, Pop-Porn spotlights five artists working with modern concepts of eroticism and desire, and how it is essential to us right now. Just like Warhol, Wesselmann and Lichtenstein drew from everyday images from mass media and popular culture to create Pop-Art, Pop-Porn also draws from mass media, but from more provocative sources. There is a ever-growing trend in major venues and even auction houses to promote erotica as valid and essential. More:

Lena Klyukina sips a delicious hot chocolate at Ideas Block in Vilnius, Lithuana but she is not an artsy fartsy dork. Her art is not an easy to swallow combination of sugar and spice, it does not try to please the masses. Drawing from the weird lack of comfort in old horror movies or the work of Ian Bilbin the beautiful and bizarre, the morbid and absurd, evolve into a manifestation where her guilty pleasures fly free. Klyukina’s work breathes from the smallest details in isolation revealing the emotional dark and pure form of ourselves. More:

  Aaron Johnson 

To start 2019 with a blast, the new issue of Carpazine Art Magazine comes with two fantastic covers. One cover features musician and model Frank Inman! We bring to you an exclusive interview with Frank. He talks about his life, modeling career, musical work with celebrities such as: Boy George, Vanessa Williams, Debbie Gibson, Jody Watley, Chaka Khan. Frank tells about his relationship with powerful manager Bill Aucoin, touring with the rock band KISS in the 70’s, and much more! Nash the Slash! stares at you on the other cover. Read about the documentary film  And You Thought You Were  Normal! about Nash The Slash! Also in issue number 18: Visual Artists Lena Klyukina, Kate Viola, Tom Halamoutis, Corey Armpriester, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Aaron Johnson! Plus: Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses! We’re Loud: A fast, non-stop, loud, and at times very debauchourus festival, 2018 MF Toy Show and much more!!!

Aaron Johnson has spent much of his life working as a cook. It still allowed his to work visually, just in a different medium. Life is soup of the unknown and a cocktail of fear and excitement that comes with life’s journey. As one of those “cliche art school dropouts” his work manifests the digestion of his 25 years of life, making sense of emotion released. More:

'Pop-Porn' is Neo-Pop Erotica for the Masses!

Kate Viola is an award-winning, prolific artist, who specializes in acrylic and oil on wood and graphite on paper.  She has been proactively painting and drawing since she was a child. In 2002 she received the Art Portfolio Scholarship Award from Neshaminy High School in Pennsylvania and she studied painting during her time at Penn State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in Art History. More:

Özgür Erkök Moroder. Ripped costumes or failing sound system in the middle of the show, forgetting the text, missing the beat etc. When something goes unexpectedly, Moroder just tries to take it from there and go on in a different way. There is no such thing like "wrong", this was learned over years from improvising with Ha Za Vu Zu which formed in 2005. Today the focus is on ideas and not technical perfection. Striving to see dancing butts, tapping feet, a laughter, a sincere criticism while being alone on stage instrumentalizing his narcissism to forget about himself and doing the job. More:



    Lena Klyukina                                                                                                 Kate Viola   


We’re Loud: A fast, non-stop, loud, and at times very debauchourus festival! More:

   Tom Halamoutis 

Corey Armpriester  

Art is a natural impulse for Tom Halamoutis, growing up around graffiti writers, punks, and tattoo artists that provided inspiration to kept his artistic impulses alive and breathing. His work is rooted in graffiti and combines the New York School of Painting with a touch of Howard Buchwald, and certainly Looney Toons cartoons. Tom strives to achieve a level of virtuosity, but within his own language. A language similar to what spoke to him through the graffiti he saw passing through his town on freight trains, mainly from the Circle T and YME crews in New England. More: