We’re thrilled to announce that James’ second novel, Bombshell, will arrive in stores and on line July 2013 (sooner at Amazon, knowing those fools…). Pics of the galleys coming soon! You can pre-order it already, here: http://www.amazon.com/Bombshell-A-Novel-James-Reich/dp/1593765134/
Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis held back-to-back sneak previews of their nearly-finished film, Pig Death Machine, in San Francisco this past September, followed by a cast-and-crew screening in late October in Santa Fe of the festivals-ready iteration. The movie stars Davis and Venus Bogardus’ Hannah Levbarg, and will see general release in independent cinemas and through national film festivals in 2013.
We’re pleased to let you know that the albums Spitting At The Glass, and Tourist are now available for digital download via Amazon.com
The latest film from Apathy Productions – Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis – is in post production and should debut later in 2011. Hannah Levbarg of VB plays “Lipton Sweet”, one of the two leads in the film. Follow Apathy Productions for updates and release information.
Title TK, but starring Hannah Levbarg, co-founder of artrock band Venus Bogardus. Please check out the Moritsugu/Davis Apathy productions website HERE!
Jon Robertson made these bootleg recordings at the Santa Fe Brewing Company on April 10th, 2010. He kindly shared them with the band. These are raw and unmixed recordings Jon made with a hand-held recorder, but convey some of the energy/rough edges of the show. Right click on the titles to download the mp3s, or just click to listen.
James Reich: guitar/vox; Hannah Levbarg: bass/vox; Luke Carr: drums.
Jazz drummer Dave Wayne has joined Venus Bogardus for their most recent shows, including a riotous night at The Underground, Santa Fe, where they were joined by the sensational Low on High. The show at The Underground saw the band delivering new material against a backdrop of original film projections by Ant.Cinema.
Low on High are the noise-rock band of Amy Davis and Jon Moritsugu, two of America’s most articulate independent filmmakers. Low on High and Venus Bogardus have played three shows together this year, since being introduced by alternative curator Red Cell.
Jon and Amy are about to start work on a new movie, with Venus Bogardus’ Hannah Levbarg in a leading role. This latest project follows the international cult success of Moritsugu/Davis productions Mod Fuck Explosion, Terminal USA, Scumrock, My Degeneration, and Fame Whore.
Photograph by Susan Young.
We’re planning a tiny tour around our Norman Music Festival appearance, which is at the Red Room at 3:00 on Sunday, April 25th. Please stay tuned for final dates/check our ‘schedule’ page for up-to-the-minute info.
The highlight of Venus Bogardus’ west coast tour this February was certainly getting to play the afterparty for the opening night of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles stage play, which made its west coast debut at Brava! for Women in the Arts, the fabulous theater in the Mission district in San Francisco. Topping it all was getting to meet Ann Bannon, author of the original classic works of mid-century fiction that would become legendary, and hearing her talk about the crucial place of her work in the culture of the times.
James and Hannah also suffered food poisoning that day, and Ann produced Tylenols at intermission which took away James’ fever. A magical night all around.
Venus Bogardus are confirmed to play the Norman Music Festival on April 25 at 3:00 pm at the Red Room venue, 114 Main Street – see www.normanmusicfestival.com for more details. The festival is FREE to the public, and features headliners The Dirty Projectors on the main stage (outside) this year. The band is very excited to be part of this excellent grass-roots music festival, held across the entire weekend.
Though Venus Bogardus is not an Oklahoma band, Hannah attended OU for undergraduate school and is excited to get to return to the town with the band for this occasion.