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^Last pic of 2018.
Well this is by far the longest period I’ve ever gone without updating this site, but it has been a busy year!
The main website to check out is SUPER DARK COLLECTIVE.com
for all things shows/ flyers/ live videos/ & more!
I recently released a new/old experimental, nostalgic, live King of Nothing Nowhere album – Live Offerings from the Church of Errors on my recent birthday (free download).
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And i’m psyched to say my collection of old, broken skateboards has finally found a home as a coffee table made by Delia, and a mural/ part of the wall at 51 3rd – a friend’s DIY space/ home that has been an important part of the culture in Troy, NY – previously (and now occasionally) hosting many awesome & experimental shows/ performances.

Currently getting ready to release a tape from the newly recorded Mr. Cancelled album ‘Every Town Has Its Dolls’ coming soon to the Super Dark Records bandcamp.
And other than that the Super Dark Live Video YouTube has hit well over 600 videos now!
There’s too much to keep track of… in the best way. Happy 2019!

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SUPER DARK Collective is now hosting shows every Thursday at River Street Pub in Troy, NY starting 12/14/17.
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With that there is a new youtube playlist for the Thursday series:

Videos shot by Christopher Brown. To see the latest flyers (made by Shane Sanchez), full event schedule, and other content visit the SUPER DARK Collective Tumblr Site.

SUPER DARK COLLECTIVE presents: SUPER DARK MONDAYS
Original, underground, live music (such as psych jazz, noise rock, post punk, synthpop, experimental folk, and much more) performed Monday nights at One Caroline Street Bistro in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Booked by Shane Sanchez and friends, Super Dark Mondays has some great local, regional, national, and even international!? artists coming through.
Check out the flyer for the March schedule below:
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Christopher Brown will also be filming some songs/ live clips every Monday for the Super Dark Live Music youtube. Check out the SUPER DARK MONDAYS video playlist below:

Follow the SUPER DARK COLLECTIVE Facebook page for more shows and the latest happenings

 

A new throwback: this is my rediscovered and finished 2009 skate part. Basically a continuation/ left over/ following year of “Dirty Maneuver” (2008).
The footage was mostly filmed by Ryan Cambage and Casey Schultz throughout 2009 in various Upstate, NY locations – Saratoga, Glens Falls, Lake George, Warrensburg, & Wilton.
It was  all shot on MiniDV tape via an SD Sony Handicam and fisheye lens attachment. The footage was captured and sorted over the years until this month when I finally reviewed, arranged, and edited it.

Music by Devon Williams
“Bells” from Carefree, 2008 Ba Da Bing! and “New Guidance” from Beyond the Beyond, 2015 self released.

Full credits and thank you’s at the end of the video.
Produced by Rated gnaR Films / Bad Culture Films ©2017.

Asa Morris and the Mess  “If I Say It Enough, I’ll Believe It”
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Album cover by Joel Barlow

The debut EP is out for stream, download, and physical CD’s
at http://www.AsaMorrisAndTheMess.bandcamp.com

Recorded in two small sessions at Nashphone Recording Studio with Jesse Bolduc (of Candy Ambulance), I play lead guitar and do backup vocals. We just finished a small Regional Tour (Albany, NY, Lowell, MA, North Hampton, MA, DuBois, PA, Burlington, VT, & Glens Falls, NY) promoting the EP.

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On September 29th,2016 I turned 30 and released my first collection of songs/ album under the name The King Of Nothing Nowhere. ‘Jewel-less Crown’ is a semi-nostalgic, lofi compilation of years of songs throughout my twenties that have come to exist either by experimenting in the moment or through moments, or laying down/ reworking some songs that had come to be instead of letting them be forgotten. Dabbling in acoustic, electronic loops, experimental folk punk, poetry, and written, half-written, and winged songs, I figured I would share this collection as something not to be forgotten, as making these songs as helped me over the years, and it’s important not to forget where you come from and the bad as well as good times for means of growth.

All original creations, either re-recorded or re-worked, or created anew in some way by Christopher Brown, ranging approximately from 2008 to 2016 while living in Wilton, South Glens Falls, & Saratoga NY, and Burlington, VT.

Download or stream for free via LOFI KABUKI RECORDS
or The King of Nothing Nowhere bandcamp

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Cover art by Paper Teeth (Jake and Dana Brady)

For the first time in some years now GHOUL POON Presents Do The Fright Thing Vol. 5. This double LP and all of the previous DTFT Halloween Compilations are available for FREE DOWNLOAD at http://DoTheFrightThing.bandcamp.com.

I’m psyched to be apart of it once again with my song “Death Sings,” and Vol. 5 features over 30 other local and regional musicians/ bands.

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(not sure who made this awesome flyer)

Here’s ASA MORRIS AND THE MESS, featuring Chris Bassett, as Tom Waits for Summer Undercover 2 at Pauly’s Hotel & The Low Beat in Albany, NY 7/26/16.
*A better quality audio is up fro FREE download/ stream at the AM&TM BANDCAMP
1. Big In Japan
2. Hang On St. Christopher
3. Chocolate Jesus
4. Bad As Me
5. What’s He Building?

This performance was:
Asa Morris: Guitar, Vox
Alicia Macier: Accordion
Gina Denardo: Drums
Christopher Brown: Bass, Backup Vox
Chris Bassett: Noise
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Other dates coming up for AM&TM:
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Triple Ollie Big 3 at the abandoned school (screenshot)

Back in late September 2014, the rated gnaR crew (Casey Schultz, Ryan Cambage, and myself) did some hanging out, skating, and filming in Philadelphia, PA. Casey was competing in the U.S. Freestyle Skateboarding Championship held at Paine’s Skatepark so we ventured down to meet Ryan and have a good time. Casey won 1st place in the amateur division back in 2011, and after a really solid first run, took the gold that year (2014) as well.

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Casey Ray Schultz taking 1st place in the Amateur division (photo by Chris Brown)

I finally got around to uploading a short recap of the competition featuring Casey’s runs as well as runs and clips from other amateurs and professionals. Some competitors even came from outside the U.S. like Canada, Sweden, and Germany. There were some insane lines and tricks thrown down, and the video doesn’t even cover half of it, but it’s a cool watch.

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Derek Elliot’s one-handed television stand attempt for best trick (screenshot)


After the comp we hit the streets of Philly and visited FDR park (which is so insanely gnarly you have to witness it in person to realize how hard it is to skate), a DIY skate spot under a bridge somewhere, and an abandoned school (now torn down I believe). With the help of Rebecca Getman (Casey’s girlfriend  who came along for the trip) we filmed some clips using our phones and I (finally) put together a video of that skate experience as well.

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Casey “threading the needle” with a broken basketball hoop on this long 2 set at the school (screenshot)

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Chris Ollie Big 3 at the school (Photo by Ryan Cambage)

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P3 2016 Award Winners. Photo by Cheri Bordelon/ Peoples Pixel Project

I’m slow at updating, but the 7th Annual Lake George ArtsPeoples Pixel Project was a success; featuring 3 videos from Super Dark Collective:

-Sun Burdens “Fools Song” by Christopher Brown

-“Super Dark Season 1 Trailer” by Super Dark Home Video (award accepted by Brown)

-The Black Ships “Dead Empires” by John Gill

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Christopher Brown receiving his awards. Photo by Cheri Bordelon/ Peoples Pixel Project

To see other videos and more info on Peoples Pixel Project and how to enter for next year visit the LGA P3 Page HERE

 

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