Nathan Hamill is coming to Chicago for ReedPop's C2E2 on April 1 & 2!
Pop-artist set to debut new toys and coffee at events with partners Threadless, Dark Matter Coffee, Fender Guitars, and pop gallery ROTOFUGI.
Nathan will be hosting a number of activities to connect with fans at the Threadless booth on Saturday April 1st. In addition to signing toys and comics, Hamill is celebrating the launch of his own signature Coffee Cold with Chicago based coffee roaster Dark Matter Coffee, based on his Vinyl toy LAVABEAR called 'LAVABEAN.'
Hamill is also partnering with Fender Guitars to give away an artist edition Malibu Player acoustic guitar. Nathan will customize the guitar with his signature art style and raffle it off for convention attendees at the Threadless booth. Threadless will fulfill the raffle by the end of the convention. The guitar is valued at $500.
Then on Sunday, April 2nd, Nathan will be debuting a new vinyl toy, Drorgs: Ooze Ed at Chicago pop culture gallery ROTOFUGI. Shirts, toys, and coffee based on Hamill’s work will be available for sale.
Nathan Hamill is an artist from Los Angeles with an affinity for large eyed creatures, ranging from cute to macabre, bashful to bellicose. He was raised on a healthy diet of cartoons, comics, movies, and toys, which informed his personality and artistic sensibilities. Nathan worked at Matt Groening's Bongo Entertainment as a colorist and writer from 2005 to 2014, working on titles like Bart Simpson, Futurama, and the Library of Wisdom series. Nathan designed and released his own line of vinyl toys with characters like LAVABEAR, Boris the Raccoon, and Bellicose Bunny, which have been distributed and sold internationally.
Visit http://nathanhamill.com/ for more on Nathan and his art.
The outer bag of the collector's edition of this acid-free Museum coffee is screen printed onto sandpaper. What an amazing – abrasive idea! Except it has already been done: The Durutti Column's 1980 release on Factory Records – had sandpaper glued onto the outer cover (it is said by members of Joy Division while Ian Curtis watched porn) The idea was that it would slowly destroy the release to the left and the release to the right. An AMAZING unbelievably original idea! Except that it was itself "inspired" by Situationist: Guy Debord whose book ‘Mémoires’ was released in 1959 – in a sandpaper cover.
TAKING BACK SUNDAY X DARK MATTER COFFEE
COFFEE WITHOUT THE 'E'
The blend contains two different Guatemalan beans from our friends at Finca San Jeronimo. A washed Sarchimor makes up the base of this blend with a honey processed Catuai being a bright accent coffee. Together they create a nutty, sweet coffee cold with notes of baking spice.
THE WONDER YEARS X DARK MATTER COFFEE
THE BUZZ GOES ON FOREVER
BLACK ANGELS X DARK MATTER COFFEE
Dark Matter Coffee is proud to announce our collaboration with The Black Angels, and our own limited vinyl variant of their new album, Wilderness of Mirrors.
THEIR SIXTH ALBUM AND FIRST IN FIVE YEARS,
Wilderness of Mirrors is The Black Angel's most adventurous and impressive album yet. While their signature fuzzed-out and delirium-inducing brand of psychedelic rock remains intact, Wilderness of Mirrors also sees the band expanding their sonic vision beyond the furthest horizons with the addition of acoustic guitar-driven dirges, string arrangements, keyboards, and PLENTY of Mellotron. Stuffed to the gills with rich texture and defiant, heavy riffs, Wilderness of Mirrors reflects the tumult, struggle, and chaos of the last five years and weaves them into 15 tracks that force the listener to recognize their place in the new age of wilderness, gnawing at the edges of society and begging a return to primordial instinct. This is a record you can't afford to miss.
FOR THE COFFEE,
We combined washed Bourbon and Pacas from El Salvador to lay down a sweet-chocolate and nutty foundation, with Yellow Icatu rounding out the mix and adding a playful, mysterious earthy quality reminiscent of freshly-steeped black tea. Much like the record it's paired with, this blend is built on elements familiar to the DMC oeuvre, but with plenty of depth to find delights not experienced before.
About Ty Segall
About the Blend
Forever it will eat you alive
You've never seen nothing like this
Forever from graves you will dive...
"Taste The Waste"
Sunday night: The fit. The make-up. You're looking fierce and those chicken cutlets in your dress are serving eye-popping décolletage. But girl you're all dressed up with nowhere to go! Where can someone see and be seen by the upper echelons of fabulosity like yourself? Baby, you need to sashay that ass to Smart Bar's weekly Sunday service drag party, Queen! Tonight DMC and the Queen! resident party people will save your life.
Smart Bar, for the uninitiated, is the nightclub located under Metro and one of the United States' most important nightclubs featuring cutting-edge DJs from around the world. For the last 10 years, Queen! has been hosted by legendary drag queens Lucy Stoole, Jojo Baby, and Nico serving the looks with music selections by resident DJs Derrick Carter, Michael Serafini, and Garrett David. Consider it your weekly gospel to underground House and Disco.
For the coffee, we wanted to create a juicy, rich coffee cold, strong enough to keep you moving through the 4am crowd. Using a natural processed Pacas from Las Marias as the base with its red fruit notes, we paired this with a honey processed Sarchimor from Finca San Jeronimo Miramar to bring in the sweetness of brown sugar.
Together these create a balanced, smooth coffee cold and phantom disco balls clouding your vision.
'At just fourteen, LEO NOCENTELLI was backing up Otis Redding. Soon after, he was playing on hits for Lee Dorsey, The Supremes, and The Temptations...
For the blend, we've decided to pair two sides of a washed Guatemalan coffee (get it?), roasting one side to our typical light roast parameters and for the other side a bit heavier, caramelizing more of the sugars present in the bean. This darker component also matches the roastiness of the chicory, to further enhance that profile when brewing the two together.
As an homage to his hometown of New Orleans and their coffee traditions, we have built this blend to pair well with roasted chicory root, a first for us. During times of economic crisis and coffee shortages, chicory root was roasted and blended with coffee to stretch the supply and has since become a staple in the coffee culture in Nola.
This blend is a combination of two roast profiles on the following coffee:
Farm: San Jeronimo Miramar
Notes: Cocoa, Toasted Almonds, Dried Fig
Initially put together to support venues during the height of the pandemic, the first Situation Chicago LP successfully raised 35k for more than 25 stages. We're back for round two, and this time around, proceeds from the follow-up record go to the CIVL SAVE Emergency Relief Fund, powered by The Giving Back Fund, giving need-based grants to furloughed staff, local artists, and venues via need-based grants in the Chicagoland area. Volume 2 features tracks from Jeff Parker, Umphrey's McGee, and Fess Grandiose.
For this coffee cold can, we chose to highlight a fun, fruity coffee from El Salvador that went through a unique fermentation process. The Pacamara cultivar is a cross between Pacas and Maragogype, a spontaneous mutation of Typica with especially large cherries. Immediately after the cherries were picked, they were collected in an enclosed vessel using carbon dioxide to purge out any oxygen remaining. The intact cherries were left to ferment in this closed system, allowing the natural microbes and yeasts present to ferment the mucilage on the bean without introducing any outside factors. After a few days, the cherries were removed and dried in their skins on raised beds, further developing the acidity and complexity of the coffee.
Country: El Salvador
Farm: Santa Petrona
Process: Carbonic Maceration
Notes: Mulled Wine, Tangerine, Dried Cranberries