Finding a likeness of the Virgin Mary on your grilled cheese is fine and all, but it's getting a little stale. Tibi Tibi Neuspiel is bringing something new to the table with his "Assassination Sandwiches," which are portraits of famous people on beeswax toast, archival in concept and form, and widely regarded as the greatest thing since sliced bread. All terrible puns aside, Tibi's artwork is genuinely funny, absurd, thought-provoking, and so masterfully crafted that it will cause you to second guess your sanity. View examples of his work on his website.
For their show at Whippersnapper on March 11, for which they cancelled their scheduled CMW gig, Ian Vanek and Matt Reilly played inside a cardboard fort, which lasted all of 45 seconds before it was crashed into and destroyed by the sweaty horde of thrashing fans. Their new album, Rock 'n' Roll Ice Cream, makes you want to spray paint "Don't Trust Anyone Over 30" in blood on the walls of your dad's office. Japanther play each show as if it's their last, with balls to the wall intensity, gritty vocals channeled through telephone microphones, and guaranteed killer bruises to show for it.