In AdHoc Issue 14, we talk about origins. What was the music you loved as a child? Who were the artists you first tried to emulate? How have your taste, your ideas, and your communities changed over time? We spoke to two acts, both of whom got early starts playing music, about their artistic influences and development: outré pop icon Gary Wilson and P.S. Eliot's Allison and Katie Crutchfield. Aesthetically, the two don't have too much in common; Gary Wilson mixes lounge music with avant-garde composition, and Allison and Katie—now known for their work with Swearin' and Waxahatcheem respectively—veer towards punk rock. Still, both exemplify the ideal of striving to make the best art you can while staying true to the music and communities that helped form who you are.
If you'd like to order a copy, though, you can do so here for a physical edition; you can download the PDF here. You can also find physical copies at the following locations in New York City:
Academy Records, Greenpoint
Artbook @ MoMA PS1, Long Island City
Cafe Grumpy, Greenpoint
Commend, Lower East Side
Coop 87, Greenpoint
LIC Corner Cafe, Long Island City
Little Skips, Bushwick
Printed Matter, Chelsea
Spoonbill & Sugartown, Williamsburg
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Leesh Adamerovich is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who enjoys collaborating with musicians. Her work is in uenced by ’70s music, animation, and quiet moments, and she drew the portraits in this issue.
Eric Copeland is an artist and musician who designed the color poster in this issue. His recent releases include the Black Bubblegum LP on DFA, the Brooklyn Banks LP on Palmetto, and a book, Pidgin Coup, published by Moon Hill Media.
Nick Corbo is an artist and member of the band LVL UP. He designed the front cover of the zine; that drawing—along with other drawings like it—is for sale at spiritwas.tumblr.com.
All designed by EyeBodega, this issue also features a full listing of upcoming AdHoc shows.