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The Sweet and Macabre Work of Eliza Jane Seastone

Eliza Jane Seastone’s work is odd and wonderful.  She works in wide and varied mediums, from standard acrylics to pillow cover design to fantastic cake decoration. What we love about her work is the common thread and theme that runs through much it, a subtle and tasteful touch of sweetness mixed with the macabre. While many of her animal paintings seem to fit comfortably in the cannon of children’s book art, closer examination revels a deeper narrative in each painting. Look again at the sad, defeated eyes of her elephant riding a ball or her bear on a bicycle, which seems to be not only dissatisfied with his position in life but also painfully aware of how it robs him of his dignity.

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Tom Bellotti: Photographer

Resident Midriff videographer Tom Bellotti takes pretty pictures.  When he’s not snapping candid shots of his local musician and artist buddies in his hometown of Cambridge, MA he’s popping off beautifully skewed still lifes of everyday objects. But what really wreck us are his stunning pictures of nature.  His pics of the West Virginia night sky instill a sense of wonder at the vastness of space while his bird portraits are so well composed that if we didn’t already know, we’d assume were staged.  All of it done with a sharpness and crispness that allow every detail of his subjects to pop with equal clarity.  We’ve picked some of our favorites.  For print pricing and/or to contact Tom, feel free to email him directly.

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Show Rundown: Italiano Tenth Anniversary Party 03.23.12

The Beatings: ItalianoOur big thanks to everyone who came out for the Italiano Tenth Anniversary show at Radio last Friday.

The Beatings released Italiano in February 2002, giving birth to Midriff Records and beginning our voyage in the world of independent music. Italiano was picked as the fifth best record of 2002 by the Washington Post, and was received incredibly well nationally as we crisscrossed the country touring in support. Ten years and one month later, we took the stage at Radio to perform the album in its entirety. To the best we can recollect, it was a first.

The night was kicked off with a tremendous set by Louder My Dear, with frontman Dave multi-tasking the night away with DJ sets under his Celebrity Handjob moniker. Following LMD was NYC’s Relations, whose post-punk set blew us away. Keep an eye on those kids, won’t you?

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Ian Adams: Illustrating Nightmare, Part One

Ian Adams: Illustrator (Video)

Ian Adams (or EEE as he often signs his work) has been a fixture on the Boston music and art scene for twenty years. He first gained recognition with his psycho-surf band 8-Ball Shifter, which he followed by fronting sleaze-rockers Rock City Crime Wave. A few years ago he released a solo effort on Midriff Records titled Stay Up Late  (produced by Eldridge Rodriguez) and today he’s got a new rock project called Zen Lung.

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