Things are getting exciting in Lexington as PRHBTN is preparing a week of celebration of art and music in the heart of the distillery district at Busters. And as our readers surely know, we at Backseat Sandbar love our street art so we love to see a project like this coming to Lexington. Busters is housed in an old warehouse once known as the Old Tarr Distillery, which obviously makes it the perfect site for a production named as a disemvowelled prohibition. The irony here though is that the prohibition is more directly related to art than alcohol…as PRHBTN is as they describe it, “a celebration of art forms that have been criminalized, marginalized, and underappreciated in the mainstream.”
For me personally, I see PRHBTN as an event very similar to the Creator’s Project, which is encouraging to see because, unfortunately, we continue to live in a day and age where too few people are willing or interested in exploring and opening up the subcultures that these organizations are.
The opening reception gets underway on 11.11.11 and the festival goes until 11.18.11 and will feature local, regional, and national artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. If there is one night to be there, it is certainly the opening reception as it is going to be a night of great music with Passion Pit (DJ Set), Brocktologist, DJ Warren Peace, and J. Struck and appearances from performance artists and spectacular light installations. Ayad and Jeff, aka the Wet Bandits, aka the Passion Pit DJs are great guys so I suggest talking to them…and as Angelakos has mentioned a new album is on the horizon…see what you can find out for us.
CONTEST: Tickets are $20.00, but you know we love you guys in that kid brother kind of way, so we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one of our readers. All you need to do is comment on our Facebook thread with your favorite artist (and preferably link an image), and we’ll select a winner at random and notify that winner on Friday morning! Must be 18 to win. Nontransferable.
If you aren’t able to make it on Friday, whether you’re too broke or just out celebrating 11/11/11, you should nevertheless be sure to catch PRHBTN, which is thereafter open daily 5-10pm. Thirty percent of the proceeds from the sale of each piece will be donated to the local charity of artist’s choice.
Passion Pit (DJ Set)
DJ Warren Peace