Thursday, November 02, 2006

Beck plays unannounced show at Black Market's Dia de los Muertos art show!




Here's one that will go down in El Paso lore. Beck played an unannounced, impromptu gig at El Paso's own Black Market. I was heading to the Black Market for the Dia de los Muertos art show anyway, and got a tip from my buddy Zach Passero that Beck was there and was going to play a short gig. I didn't have a camera with me; I was at a store getting a new battery for my car. I quickly snapped up a $5 idiot camera and squeezed into the show. Beck played a 45-minute set on borrowed instruments, kicking it off with "Black Tambourine." Other songs included "Where It's At," "Devil's Haircut, "Que Onda Guero?, "Nicotine and Gravy," "Hell Yes" and tracks from his new album, The Information. Sorry for the image quality, but luckily Zach had his digital SLR with his, and promised to get me some photos to post. Wow! What a great night!!!!

Dia de los Muertos links

Dia de los Muertos events in various cities

The City of El Paso's Dia de los Muertos 2006 events

The City of Los Angeles' Dia de los Muertos 2007 events
This is the largest Dia de los Muertos celebration in the United States. It's also known as teh "Hollywood Forever" Dia de los Muertos. Several great videos and photos here.

The City of Oakland's Dia de los Muertos 2007 events (Fruitvale Village)

The City of San Francisco's Dia de los Muertos 2007 events


Information, history, culture and photos

AZ Central's Dia de los Muertos site... tons of great links

Building an Altar for Dia de los Muertos from La Bloga

Casa de Calaveras

Children's books for Dia de los Muertos

Common misconceptions about Day of the Dead from insidemexico.com

Dayofthedead.com

Day of the Dead Folk Art

Day of the Dead from MexOnline


Dia de los Muertos art and images

Dia de los Muertos eCards

Dia de los Muertos at the Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts

Dia de los Muertos from InsideMexico

Dia de los Muertos from Mexico Coonnect

Dia de los Muertos from Northern Notes

Dia de los Muertos from OaxacaLive

Dia de los Muertos homecoming from Viva Oaxaca

Dia de los Muertos recipes

Dia de los Muertos Wikipedia entry

Diademuertos.com

Diadelosmuertos.us

Dias de los Muertos

Free Dia de los Muertos icons from IconFactory

GoMexico's Dia de los Muertos photo gallery

El Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead from Farstrider.com...lots of photos

El Dia de los Muertos from Halloween on the Web

El Dia de los Muertos from HoustonCulture.org

Los Dias de los Muertos

Sugar Skulls

The People's Guide to Mexico: Day of the Dead

Top Five Dia de los Muertos destinations

Why do Mexicans celebrate on Day of the Dead?


José Guadalupe Posada - the artist who created many images commonly associated with Dia de los Muertos

Calaveras

José Guadalupe Posada

José Guadalupe Posada's calavera prints

José Guadalupe Posada: His Art and Times

José Guadalupe Posada - His Calaveras

José Guadalupe Posaga - an excellent resource!

Los Calaveras de Posada


Dia de los Muertos items for sale:

Alamo Fiesta

Calacas-Culture/Clothing/Curios

Corazon de Pueblo

Latin Works Co.

Masks y Mas

MexicanSugarSkull.com

Tesoros Trading Company


Tu Pueblo Imports

Untitled work by Cesar Ivan


Here's a mixed-media work by El Paso artist Cesar Ivan. It's one of many featured featued at the El Paso Muesum of Art, now through December 10. I visited the show yesterday... definitely one to catch, and part of the Dia de los Muertos celebration here in El Paso. The SpAG (Space Available Art Gallery... located at 2419 North Stanton) is also featuring similar works by other El Paso artists through November 8. The Hal Marcus Gallery also has a Dia de los Muertos display. Photo courtesy of Cesar Ivan.