Thursday, October 30, 2008

Parasol Records to host party in honor of Art Chantry

Breaking news! Geoff Merritt will be hosting a post-reception party at Parasol Records (303 W Griggs St, Urbana) in honor of Art Chantry. So far Angie Heaton, New Ruins and Beaujolais have agreed to perform. So come to meet Art Chantry at the opening reception at Parkland Art Gallery on Thursday, November 6 from 6 to 8pm. Then head over to Parasol right afterward for some good music and beer. The festivities start at 8:30pm and ends when it ends.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Michael Powers to perform at opening reception

Local drummer and percussion legend Michael Powers has just agreed to perform at Art Chantry's opening reception. A one-man wonder, Power's "Gig Man's Royal Blues Band" will make happy noises and merry rhythms all night long. Talk about a drummer who marches to his own beat, Power's high energy sounds will pump up this reception to another level. Don't miss the chance to meet Art Chantry in person at 7pm when he'll do his art gallery talk. Come early, stay late: the reception starts at 6pm and will go to 8pm. Food and beverages on us. For directions see

Thursday, October 16, 2008

what would you ask art chantry

hey gang! so yeah, art chantry is coming to c-u. and now you can despise me a little bit because i get to interview him. i'll pause for you to recollect your near hatred.... 

i have a slew of questions to ask from the typical "what inspires you?" to "what bands are you following now?" but i'm curious if there's anything you have in mind. what would you ask art chantry if you had the chance for a one on one? 

for the record... you do have a chance for a one on one. art chantry is super humble and kind, so if you stop by for his opening chat (which you should) i'm sure he'll be excited to get to know the fine folks of c-u. 

thanks y'all,