Tag Archives: Pretty Birds That Kill

Clucking Blossom 8

I worked for hours on this, thank you Claire and Emilia, who helped immensely.

Clucking Blossom 8 has come and gone and it was a wonderful day, with memorable performances and sunny weather.

Again I brought a kiddy pool and filled it with corn starch for toddler’s enjoyment. I played a set at 5:00 with Amelia and Luke from Eating For Two. I also gave a performance of “Punned down in Cold Blood” my silly collection of puns

Some of the highlights were a Reunion of sorts of the BaCuntry Bruthers, with Amanda Bent of Jazz Farm joining on bass. Bucktoof was absent, but Huck and emit took turns playing drums with their feet while playing banjo or guitar. Huck gave us a debut of her fiddling skills on a song she called “Dog found a rabbit, was gone a long time.”

“Annie where the Sun don’t shine” played their kooky version of blues. Eli and Megan have played for years as “Not Enough Flannel,” but as a back up band for Juneau’s Annie Bartholomew and her enchanting voice.

We were blessed with the presence of two Anchorage bands: PJ Franco and the Burnouts and Pretty Birds that Kill. Both put on exciting and noisy shows.

Here are most of the drawings I made. I should have acquired model release forms for everybody, I suppose. If you have a problem with your image being on my website, let me know. I am available to make drawings at your event.

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Summer 2011 drawings, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, The Wailers, Bill Anshell Trio, Brad Boal, Pretty Birds that Kill, Robin Dale Ford, Pat Fitzgerald, Paige Compton, Saucy Yoda, 907 Britt, New Cut Road, Avery Wolves, Ron Velez, Giacomo Gates, Mike Stevens, Raymond McClane

I found a pile of drawings from Last summer, Sorry it took me so long to post them. In here are drawings from Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Comedy of Errors, bands from the summer Fine  Arts Festival, including the Bill Anshell Trio and Barney McClure, also Pretty Birds that Kill, Avery Wolves, a circus, and the Wailers. Enjoy, all drawings copyright Isaac Paris 2011.

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Willis Fireball, Avery Wolves, Feeding Frenzy, Pretty Birds that Kill

Willis played with John Keech and Caressa at a house party in Fairbanks last week. It was a fantastic show, he played his originals, songs about traveling, Caressa songs, Mountain Goat songs and even a Muldoonies cover! He hasn’t played in Fairbanks for years and it was a real treat to see him live. He most recent album “Secret Grey City” is a real treat from start to finish. One to listen to as a whole album.

The Avery Wolves are a fantastic Rockabilly band. One thing I love about them is that their drummer plays standing up, and their bass player has made his own bass. They have fantastic fast energetic songs including “Psychobilly Jesus!” I have seen many incarnations of Nathan’s bands before, including “Black Noir,” and “Aces and Eights.” It has always been good but his current incarnation is fantastic and very tattooed.

Feeding Frenzy is Fairbanks’ current Best Band. I said it- they are much adored and rightly so. Acoustic, with hints of bluegrass and Appalachian folk. Its danceable, its sentimental, its very fun and sweet. Ephy plays cello and violin, Rebecca plays the melodica. Daniel Firmin could grab an audiences attention, make everyone shut up and give him their ears.

Pretty Birds that Kill play fun dancey electro party music. They spent a year in Chicago and toured the states and they are back in Alaska. They play at  Trapper Creek Music Fest on August 14.  They performed a live concert at KSUA, and it will be available on the web soon.

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Murder By Death, Pretty Birds That Kill, Barney McClure Trio, Young Fangs, Squirrel Nut Zippers

Wouldn’t that be a crazy festival?

I just got to see Murder by Death, they played the Pub here in Fairbanks and were amazing. Their bass player makes all kinds of crazy ambient sounds with pedals, their cellist provides amazing counter melodies  and accentuates with pizzicato, their keyboard player wails the organ like its a demonic choir, or picks up the accordion and pleasantly bobs along, and of course their singer can really really sing. Sometimes he seemed to affect an accent that was a little Pirate, a little Sean Connery, and his range and tone remind many listeners of Johnny Cash. Well they are a show not to be missed, here is Adam holding three of my drawings of them.


Here is some older drawings that I am now getting around to posting, many more coming soon. Pretty Birds that Kill are playing tonight at the Marlin with the Avery Wolves. its 5$ at the marlin in Fairbanks, for ages 21 and up.

Fairbanks' freshest young pretty boy Indie band, kinda like a death cab/jimmy eat world thing

Fairbanks’ freshest young pretty boy Indie band, kinda like a death cab/jimmy eat world thing

i saw them play in 2009 in San Fransisco, CA. Fantastic! but missing the violin 😦

i saw them play in 2009 in San Fransisco, CA. Fantastic! but missing the violin 😦

He's legendary, he's Barney McClure, with a sax player named Nef and a drummer named Diamond

He’s legendary, he’s Barney McClure, with a sax player named Nef and a drummer named Diamond

Caught this crazy grrl punk band in Brooklyn in 2007

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