Thursday, March 24, The Madison Theater will be the place to be for music and art lovers alike.
Alabama-based duo BoomBox is making a stop in Covington, KY as part of their nationwide Bits & Pieces Tour, playing 2 full sets of their electronic blend of vintage rock and blues, incorporating their signature backbeat, psychedelia, funky house sound.
Consisting of producers, multi-instrumentalists and long-time friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux, BoomBox never creates traditional setlists in advance and instead chooses the music they play based on the atmosphere at each show, following the energy of the crowd.
But this event includes more than just the music.
For the past couple years, Essential Productions has been a pioneer in the local live art movement. If you’ve been to an EP show in the past, you’ve more than likely seen some of the area’s top artists painting live to the music, offering show-goers a complete package of musical and visual entertainment.
For this event, featured artists will include Vince Dibiaso, Logan Walden, John Ckirk, Isis Cuzzone, Natalie Brainerd and Emily Cooper.
Fort Thomas, KY artist Vince Dibiaso, Essential Productions’ Visual Arts Director, has been bringing his versatile painting style to EP shows for more than 2 years. From band-centered fan art and nostalgic cartoon mashups to photo-realistic animal pieces, fans can usually watch as he completes an entire piece or more at each show.
Cincinnati, OH artist Logan Walden, who also makes regular appearances at EP shows and festivals, creates beautiful works of art pulling from his digital art background and love of anime and EDM culture. His surreal landscapes and ultra-detailed characters stand out in the local art scene as a style all his own. His work is also often used in flyers for shows and other events.
Isis Cuzzone, an energetic young artist from Cincinnati, OH, brings her unique brand of Japanese style anime work and more to shows, with a personality just as bright and colorful as her paintings. When not busy working at her easel, Isis can often be found busting a move on the dance floor.
Cincinnati, OH artist John Ckirk may have taken up live painting later in his career, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a major fixture in the EP painting scene. Featuring incredibly detailed, high-color pieces, John’s work brings a unique kind of visual appeal to each show.
Natalie Brainerd, a Cincinnati, OH artist just recently started painting at EP shows. Natalie is an emerging artist that combines traditional Arcadian style with both realistic and surreal elements, while also incorporating contemporary theory, to create pieces that imaginative and thought-provoking.
Columbus, OH artist Emily Cooper will be making her first appearance as a live artist for EP. Emily is a mixed-media artist working with black light reflective paints and custom stenciling, using geometric patterns and spectrum lighting to create movement throughout her pieces.
So make your way to The Madison Theater on Thursday to check out some incredible art while you dance, drink and be merry – and see for yourself how much art rocks to BoomBox!
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