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Images from Dirty Gay Movie Night

13 Mar 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a night of dirty gay movies, yoga,and song.
Extra gratitude to Rae Anna Hample and Eileen Myles for helping us kick off Marfa Myths in such fine style. Read more about Dirty Gay Movie Night here. All photos by Alex Marks. Dirty Gay Movie Night.

Marfa Myths 2016 Wrap-Up

22 Mar 2016

Marfa Myths 2016: What an insanely beautiful weekend. Thank you to everyone for making Marfa Myths so epic! Big love to Mexican Summer, and all of our amazing partners and local heroes that worked so hard to create an amazing experience. Here are some snapshots from the weekend, courtesy of Alex Marks and Luis Nieto Dickens, and check out this year’s Polaroid series here. More photos and full shout-out after the jump. Until next year! William Basinski performing at the Arena at The Chinati Foundation, March 12, 2016.   Photo by Alex Marks.
William Basinski performing at the Arena at The Chinati Foundation, March 12, 2016. Photo by Alex Marks. Hailu Mergia performing at El Cosmico, March 11, 2016, Marfa Myths.   Photo by Alex Marks.
Hailu Mergia performing at El Cosmico, March 11, 2016, Marfa Myths. Photo by Alex Marks. Mary Lattimore performing at Wrong Marfa, March 11, 2016, Marfa Myths.  Photo by Alex Marks.
Mary Lattimore performing at Wrong Marfa, March 11, 2016, Marfa Myths. Photo by Alex Marks. Fred and Toody at Lost Horse, March 10, 2016, Marfa Myths. Photo by Alex Marks.
Fred and Toody at Lost Horse, March 10, 2016, Marfa Myths. Photo by Alex Marks. Dan Colen and Susan Sutton at the opening of After Effect, March 11, 2016.  Photo by Alex Marks.
Dan Colen and Susan Sutton at the opening of After Effect, March 11, 2016. Photo by Alex Marks. Heron Oblivion, performing at the opening of After Effect, March 11, 2016. Photo by Alex Marks.
Heron Oblivion, performing at the opening of After Effect, March 11, 2016. Photo by Alex Marks.

Marfa Myths 2016 Polaroids by Alex Marks

16 Mar 2016

As part of Ballroom Marfa’s music program, photographer Alex Marks takes Polaroids of all of our visiting musicians. The tradition is six years strong (you can see a spotty history here), and it continued beautifully with this year’s Marfa Myths. Many thanks to Alex Marks for his wonderful work (read more about him on his website), and see last year’s Marfa Myths Polaroids here. Hailu Mergia, Marfa Myths 2016. Photo by Alex Marks.
Hailu Mergia, Marfa Myths 2016. Photo by Alex Marks. William Basinski, Marfa Myths 2016. Polaroid by Alex Marks.
William Basinski, Marfa Myths 2016. Polaroid by Alex Marks. No Age, Marfa Myths 2016. Polaroid by Alex Marks.
No Age, Marfa Myths 2016. Polaroid by Alex Marks.

Seven Years in the Making: Steve Earle Wrap-up

17 Jun 2015

Steve Earle, June 14, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

Steve Earle, June 14, 2015. Photo by Alex Marks.

Rainbow outside Steve Earle and The Dukes, June 14, 2015. Photo by Lesley Brown.

After seven years of trying, we were finally lucky enough to host the legendary Steve Earle and the Dukes in Marfa last Sunday, June 14, 2015. It was worth the wait. He played for two hours; the house was packed; it thunderstormed; and the most epic double rainbow of all time formed outside the theater, right before Steve played. Couldn’t ask for a better sign.

A huge thank you to Steve, the Dukes, Eleanor and Chris Masterson, his crew, all the wonderful people from far and wide who came to the show (we even had some folks from Japan!), and all the folks who took a risk on standing room tickets to join us (we think it worked out?). We also want to thank Matt & Mikelle Kruger, Ballroom Marfa members, and our ever-wonderful, ever-supportive friends at Big Bend Brewing Company, SAVED Wines, and the Crowley Theater.

Particular shoutout to our sound and light team — Rob Crowley, Gory Smelley, and Chris Hillen — and all the others who made it happen: Lesley Brown, Tim Crowley, JD DiFabbio, Hilary duPont, Cuca Flores, Liz Janoff, Mallory Jones, Vance Knowles, Marfa Public Radio, Alex Marks, Jose Martinez, Jeff Matheis, Tom Michael, Suzy Simon, and Jonathan Wyckoff. It’s a pleasure and gift to work with all of you.

In case you missed the show, check out the photos below, listen to the interview with Steve Earle over at Marfa Public Radio, and purchase the poster, designed by Mishka Westell, here.

Thank You + Marfa Myths Polaroids by Alex Marks

20 Mar 2015

We just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out to Marfa Myths last weekend, and everyone who made it possible. The festival was beyond our wildest dreams, and we can’t believe it actually happened. We’ll be doing a proper wrap-up soon, and adding all the photos, from Alex Marks and Luis Nieto Dickens (our former intern [!] who traveled down to shoot for Oak NYC), but first we want to share these amazing Polaroids, taken by Alex Marks, part of our ongoing Polaroid portrait series. They kind of capture it all.

Dev Hynes and Connan Mockasin by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Grouper by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14,   2015.

Grouper by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas,   March 14, 2015.

Co La by Alex Marks, Marfa,  Texas, March 14, 2015.

GABI by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas,    March 14, 2015.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma by Alex Marks,  Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Weyes Blood by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14,  2015.

Weyes Blood by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Suicideyear by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas,   March 14, 2015.

Bitchin' Bajas by Alex Marks,   Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Steve Gunn by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14,   2015.

Steve Gunn by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas,   March 14, 2015.

Gregg Kowalsky by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14,  2015.

Thug Entrancer by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Tamaryn by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

Iceage by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas,  March 14, 2015.

Iceage by Alex Marks, Marfa, Texas, March 14, 2015.

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The Marfa Triptych Part One: Photo Evidence

19 Nov 2013

Graham Reynolds, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Images of the first installment of The Marfa Triptych at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, Texas from November 16. Such a pleasure to see all of these excellent musicians playing together — especially in such a small venue. All photos by Alex Marks. Video coming soon!

Musicians: Graham Reynolds (piano), Redd Volkaert (electric guitar), Ruby Jane (fiddle), Ricky Davis (pedal steel guitar), Adam Sultan (acoustic guitar), Alexis Buffum (violin), Elizabeth Warren (violin), Leah Nelson (viola), Hector Moreno (cello), John Mills (saxophone and clarinet), Shane Pitsch (trumpet), Wayne Myers (trombone), Utah Hamrick (bass) and Jeremy Bruch (drums).

The Marfa Triptch performance, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

The Marfa Triptch performance, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Bartenders at the Marfa Triptch performance, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

The Marfa Triptych performance, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Jeremy Bruch, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Ruby Jane, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Redd Volkaert, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

The horn section, November 15, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

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Däs Polaroids

24 Apr 2013

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Beach House, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

Holy Shit, April 21, 2013. Photo by Alex Marks.

The latest in our music-portrait-Polaroid series — this time featuring Beach House and Holy Shit. So good. Special thanks to the bands for being such sports, and as always, our hero, Alex Marks.