January 10, 9:30 PM
Ottobar, 2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane, made his name chasing unpopular realities and alternate truths across various media. His gallery works, shown on both sides of the pond, collide familiar with fringe. His Alien Body clothing line offers a stylized study of symbology, the occult, and societal decay. And his music – blissed yet shadowy, swirling up vintage strains of house, hip-hop, and noise – treats electronics not as uncannily artificial, but as extensions of our more magical selves. One could, if one was open to such things, visualize the Brooklyn-based artist’s albums and their wild live performances as pathways to a rarer form of realness.
“As an only child, for me, imagination was everything. Standing apart, just listening, taking everything in. Making my world.”
The voice comes from London’s Whitechapel, near the dusty edges of the city. It comes from a young woman with who has a quiet, noble presence, but an undeniable strength , a strength that pours out of her melancholic but optimistic songs.
It’s hard to open up to people in real life. I use music as an outlet to show who I truly am to the entire
Jasmine Gillison’s day job, as an event planner at George Washington University, has been rather quiet of late. This has afforded her more time to spend on her passion for writing music.