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18

Mar

http://citywideblackout.blogspot.com/2013/03/citywide-blackout-walter-sickert-and.html

https://soundcloud.com/bostonemissions/bostonemissionsmarch1713


Happy monday wireforest denizens,
did you miss us invading the radio waves this weekend? We played tracks from our brand new record ‘Soft Time Traveler’ acoustic and in studio both nights, and lucky you here are the archives, already (above)! Thanks for having us Unregular Radio & Boston Emissions w Anngelle. And we’ll see everybody Sat. at our cd release show, Brighton Music Hall!

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9:00pm
Soft Time Traveler: Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys with Ruby Rose Fox, The Field Effect, The Rationales
Saturday, March 23 
Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+ Show
Advance Box Office Price $14

Tickets: http://bit.ly/10bf8ws
http://www.facebook.com/events/323144954456550/

Photos by Maggie Maraschino, jojo, and more, thank you

15

Mar

http://www.facebook.com/events/317652318277243/

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The Eschaton of 2012 featuring:

9pm Black Thai 
http://www.blackthaiband.com/

10pm Sidewalk Driver 
http://sidewalkdriver.com/

11pm Planetoid 
http://www.planetoidmusic.com/

12am Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys 
http://www.armyoftoys.com/

HOSTED by Mary Widow

Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+

Advance Box Office Price $12 
Tickets: http://bit.ly/wcW03u

http://www.facebook.com/events/317652318277243/

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The Eschaton of 2012 featuring:

9pm Black Thai
http://www.blackthaiband.com/

10pm Sidewalk Driver
http://sidewalkdriver.com/

11pm Planetoid
http://www.planetoidmusic.com/

12am Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys
http://www.armyoftoys.com/

HOSTED by Mary Widow

Doors at 8 PM; Show at 9 PM; 18+

Advance Box Office Price $12 
Tickets: http://bit.ly/wcW03u

15

Feb

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/557544956/28-seeds

Please help us fund our collaboration b/w Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken TOys and Liars & Believers ~ we’re cooking up some po-mo apocalyptic steamcrunk operetta insanity, a theatrical endeavour premiering here in Boston this April. And you can be a huge part of making it happen.

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a note from Edrie Edrie:
We’re very excited and proud to be bringing 28 Seeds to life on the stage. Two years ago when Walter Sickert wrote the radio play for the RPM Challenge we never thought we’d do more than launch it into the ether as it was, but Liars & Believers approached us about making it REAL and Meff adapted Walter’s Mind grapes to the stage and HERE WE ARE!

The Staged Reading was incredible - it le…t us learn from YOU what you loved, what we could work on and most importantly COULD THIS THING ACTUALLY HAPPEN

Well YES - YES IT CAN - but only with your help!

Over 25 Boston artists and performers are sharing in this unique collaboration. We’re bringing together innovative theatre, with all its story-telling tools, and the wild music of a live steamCRUNK band. We have musicians, actors, dancers, video artists, sound artists, graphic artists and more. All are sharing in this wild collaborative work… and we invite you to join us!

The production is budgeted at a little over 60K. Modest in comparison to other productions of this scale. We’ve worked hard to save $ to be able to do this, but as you can read in detail at the link - we’re not quite there.

Please help us if you can - even a tiny amount would be most welcome. please share the experience of making ART with us!

http://28seeds.org
http://liarsandbelievers.com/Shows/28Seeds

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/557544956/28-seeds

Please help us fund our collaboration b/w Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken TOys and Liars & Believers ~ we’re cooking up some po-mo apocalyptic steamcrunk operetta insanity, a theatrical endeavour premiering here in Boston this April. And you can be a huge part of making it happen.

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a note from Edrie Edrie:
We’re very excited and proud to be bringing 28 Seeds to life on the stage. Two years ago when Walter Sickert wrote the radio play for the RPM Challenge we never thought we’d do more than launch it into the ether as it was, but Liars & Believers approached us about making it REAL and Meff adapted Walter’s Mind grapes to the stage and HERE WE ARE!

The Staged Reading was incredible - it le…t us learn from YOU what you loved, what we could work on and most importantly COULD THIS THING ACTUALLY HAPPEN

Well YES - YES IT CAN - but only with your help!

Over 25 Boston artists and performers are sharing in this unique collaboration. We’re bringing together innovative theatre, with all its story-telling tools, and the wild music of a live steamCRUNK band. We have musicians, actors, dancers, video artists, sound artists, graphic artists and more. All are sharing in this wild collaborative work… and we invite you to join us!

The production is budgeted at a little over 60K. Modest in comparison to other productions of this scale. We’ve worked hard to save $ to be able to do this, but as you can read in detail at the link - we’re not quite there.

Please help us if you can - even a tiny amount would be most welcome. please share the experience of making ART with us!

http://28seeds.org
http://liarsandbelievers.com/Shows/28Seeds

14

Dec

Merry Jewmas/Slutmikah from The WIREforest! Enjoy “Hole in the North Pole” and please check out our friends Michael J. Epstein & Sophia Cacciola's snappy holiday tune, posted just after ours, and all the rest of the delightful tunes Sleepover Shows is sharing each day. And get a load of Santy Sickert & Taxi(dermy) Claws!

Happy Holidays from Sleepover Shows! http://sleepovershows.com/holidays2011 :

All this week we will be bringing you some original holiday songs from some of our favorite Boston bands. We’ve also asked each band to name a charity for you to donate to this year. We’ve had a great year doing what we love–filming some of our favorite bands from right here in Boston as well as those coming through town. We thought it only right to help bring some joy to others as well.

First up, asking you to please take a look at Zumix, a non-profit whose mission is to help bring music and the arts to under-privileged kids in East-Boston, is Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys. You can find out more about Zumix at their website. Hole in the North Pole…

16

Nov

Army of TOys & THE HUMANS 9/25/11 @ Church of Boston

Photos by the kindly badass Lisa Schuchmann!

08

Nov

Black Ocean & Walter Sickert present
PANDORA’S BOX: Two Nights of Art & Mayhem

Chimpwork Orange -and- Batman and the Chocolate Factory!

November 18th & 19th @ Church venue, Fenway Boston ~ (Facebook event page)

04

Nov

Black Ocean & Walter Sickert presentPANDORA’S BOX: Two Nights of Art & Mayhem

Local award-winning publisher, Black Ocean, teams up with Boston’s musical king of weird, Walter Sickert, to bring you two nights of art and mayhem…

November 18 & 19, 2011. Church, Boston.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207712259298994

Black Ocean & Walter Sickert present
PANDORA’S BOX: Two Nights of Art & Mayhem

Local award-winning publisher, Black Ocean, teams up with Boston’s musical king of weird, Walter Sickert, to bring you two nights of art and mayhem…

November 18 & 19, 2011. Church, Boston.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207712259298994

10

Aug

Improper Bostonian | Acts to Follow: Our annual round-up of the city’s rising musical stars

AoBT Tea Party-7949

WALTER SICKERT & THE ARMY OF BROKEN TOYS
Infidelity has its bright side. When their spouses ran off with each other, Walter Sickert and art-scene associate Edrie Edrie found solace in steamcrunk music.

“It’s either become an artist or a serial killer, and I’ve always thought the artist is a better choice,” says singer/guitarist Sickert, who channeled his dark emotions into songs that he shared with Edrie, sowing seeds for the Army of Broken Toys.

“People that joined the band are sort of outsiders in their own field,” Edrie says of the vaudevillian octet, whose members play instruments that include viola, ukulele, clarinet and stand-up bass. For her part, Edrie plays the accordion as well as toys like a boxed glockenspiel and a cymbal-clapping monkey.

A performance troupe called the Bunny Collaborative packs the audience with fire-eaters, human marionettes and burlesque dancers. “I’m constantly onstage going ‘Whoa!’ myself,” Edrie says. “I never know what’s going to happen.”

Sickert, who evokes Dr. John the Night Tripper with his feathered top hat, views the music as a complement to his twisted work as a visual artist: “If you’re going to come out to a show, it should be an art exhibit/carnival rather than people standing around.”

Unsurprisingly, the band’s weekly rehearsals can get as crazy as their shows. “It’s constant chaos,” Edrie says. “Basically it’s like a big family dinner where we end up with music as the dessert.” (—article on Improper Bostonian)

armyoftoys.com / photo by Justin Moore

12

Jul

objectify the lovely Edrie in this glamourous screen-cap! ok, now read/watch on.
http://sleepovershows.com/waltersickert :

When we arrived to film Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys it was dark outside. We weren’t sure if we had the address right, so we parked outside a house we thought might be the one. So, there we were sitting in the car outside, creepily watching to see if anyone was home. We saw one person walk up, knock on the side door, and go inside. After a bit longer, another person arrived, knocked, and also went in. We started to think maybe we were onto something, this had to be the right house after all. When we knocked, the door opened almost immediately and we were greeted by a smiling Edrie. She led us into the kitchen and introduced us to Walter. We showed up just in time to have dinner with the band and the lasagna and garlic bread were delicious. We ate while intermittently chatting with the many band members and petting Walter’s giant cat who waltzed in and out of the living room as though checking on us.


Up to this point, we’re not going to lie, we thought that maybe there would be more bunny masks and corsets involved even though we were coming to film the band on their practice night. The band’s reputation had preceded itself and we had visions of Jack the Ripper, garter belts, and overcoats dancing in our heads. Instead, we filmed a more subtle performance by the band, though all the traditional trappings surrounded us. The practice room was filled with shelves of broken toys, an empty bunny mask, and twinkle lights. The wall was papered with pages from Alice in Wonderland, and Walter wore a flowing white skirt.


First up, Soldiers Came an unreleased song

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FYI all, the band-bassador is Taxidermy the cat. Taxi for short. He has a facebook page (or two) of course!

Two more on sleepovershows.com!

07

Jul

Walter Sickert’s ‘inkdrip afterlife’ sho’ is glorious, eh?

p.s. My dithering tumble aboot the show, too. xojojo

Walter Sickert’s ‘inkdrip afterlife’ sho’ is glorious, eh?

p.s. My dithering tumble aboot the show, too. xojojo