Felix Obelix

the musical brainchild of Wendy Spitzer
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    February 27th, 2011adminUncategorized

    Upcoming gigs – hope to see you there!

    Friday, March 4 at 9:30pm at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill, NC, with The Lisps, The Forms and Towers.wendyinred

    Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm at Jessee’s in Carrboro, NC. 2nd Friday artwalk.

    Both of these shows are the Wendy solo version of Felix Obelix, which you will see much more of in 2011!

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    January 3rd, 2011adminUncategorized

    The Strange Beauty Film Festival (http://www.strangebeauty.org/) will be held Feb. 17-19 at Manbites Dog Theatre in Durham. After the last block of films on Saturday, Feb. 19 filmgoers andeveryone else are invited to partake of strange and beautiful music and art at Motorco Music Hall, just up the street. Justin Robinson (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) & the Mary Annettes will serenade you; Felix Obelix will bring its eccentric pop and Schooner will headline with its poppy tunes and unusual lyrics. In between the last two acts, Alexis Mastromichalis will perform a dance collaboration.  Tickets are $7 general admission, and $5 if you flash your Strange Beauty festival ticket.  If you want to see the films, buy a ticket now – last year the festival sold out!

    strange&beautifulAlso just added: solo Wendy + ipod show on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Pinhook in Durham, with Amor de Cosmos and Joy in Red.  This guy is coming and so should you.

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    November 4th, 2010adminUncategorized

    We’ve got a song featured in the interactive multimedia documentary “Out My Window: Interactive Views from the Global Highrise“!  You can watch it on the web – it’s 360 degree, entirely online, you move around the various apartments of people in cities around the world as they tell their stories.  It’s beautiful, and we’re so happy to have been a part of it!  It was also featured on BoingBoing.  ~Wendy

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    October 26th, 2010adminUncategorized

    You’ll remember that in February 2010, we released The Tick of the Clock, the Beat in the Chest, Felix Obelix’s first full-length.  In conjunction with the cd release show, people who attended that show wrote a letter to themselves, which I have dutifully hung onto for 8 months.  And now, they’re out!  They’re out in the mail and if you haven’t yet, you will soon be receiving yours via US Post.  It’s a letter from your past self! 

    I am very curious about the experience of receiving this letter from your past selves, and I encourage you to comment here on this blog post’s comments section about anything having to do with the project: what it was like to write it, did you remember anything you wrote, how had things changed for you, or any other feelings you had when you read your past self’s message to your current self.  Just think, when you wrote it in February, October 2010 was squarely in the Future, and now that future is your present.  Mind-boggling, no?

    Please leave a comment! thanks, Wendy

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    October 18th, 2010adminUncategorized

    The return of Felix Obelix in a full band situation happens Saturday, November 20 at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill.  In addition to Wendy (bass/vocals) and Billy (drums), joining the band will be Doug Vuncannon on Acetone Top-5 organ, David Eisenband on xylophone and glockenspiel and Anuraag Pendyall on keys.  Opening will be a preview of the amazing sci-fi pop opera by Seamus Kenney.  A night of sit-down/boogie-down music that does what I keep harping on as being the next wave of everything –genre-bending.  I hope to see you there!

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    October 18th, 2010adminUncategorized

    Wendy art (and also art by Billy Sugarfix, Felix Obelix’s drummer extraordinaire) up at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, part of Minus Sound Research’s fifth year anniversary.  We were also featured in the beautiful coffee table book which you can buy here.  Hurry, go see it before it comes down on Oct. 30!

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    September 14th, 2010adminUncategorized

    I did a first-ever Wendy + backing track solo show on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Pinhook in Durham, NC. This was part of the Pox World Empire showcase of all Pox bands, and I played bass and sang, and also the Acetone Top-5 organ.  I got a lot of positive feedback about this, and will continue to do this in the future.  Billy Sugarfix also helped me out by singing “See the Stain Come Out with Lye” which I don’t typically do live, and some other ‘deeper cuts’ off the album.  So if you need a 1-person opening band, I’m what you’re looking for!  I also got to make my shaker/singing debut with the Pox Family Singers, who were backing up a rare performance of the Flute Flies, comprised of members of Schooner and the Rosebuds!

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    April 8th, 2010adminUncategorized

    I (that is, Wendy Spitzer) am having a visual art show at ROOM 100 Gallery in Golden Belt, Durham, NC from April 16-May 16.  The opening was from 6-9pm on April 16, and featured a Felix Obelix listening party, and audience/patron participation.  Thanks to everyone who came out.  For more information on the show, which features a lot of the themes I explore lyrically in Felix Obelix, visit here: http://www.goldenbeltarts.com/newsEvents_Details.php?event_id=87

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    April 8th, 2010adminUncategorized

    Thanks for everyone who came to the CD release show!  It was said the Nightlight had never been so packed. Thank you thank you thank you.  Now here’s some press for the album:

    A really nice write-up in The Independent Weekly.

    Interview with the Daily Tar Heel.

    Blog writer that gets it! http://cholling.org/hplm/?p=55 “this album shows that actually knowing some music theory can do wonders for your songwriting abilities.”

    Americana UK – blog from across the pond that gets it!

    Shuffle Magazine –  “Twenty-Ten has just begun, but this is my favorite 35 minutes of the new decade thus far.” (!)

    Dusted Magazine – “interested in being confrontationally quirky, if that’s possible”

    Read the Beat Magazine – “ambitious…well-thought out and defies categorizing”

    Airplay on WXDU (Durham, NC), KSCL (Shreveport, LA), WUOG (Athens, GA), KXLU (Los Angeles, CA), WPRK (Winter Park, FL), CIUT (Toronto, Ontario), KDVS (Davis, CA), CFRU (Guelph, Ontario), CFBX (Kamloops, British Columbia), Sandboxradio.com

    Radio interview with Adam Kincaid on WKNC (Raleigh)

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    January 27th, 2010adminUncategorized

    Visit the Pox World Empire Store to get a copy of Felix Obelix’s full-length album, The Tick of the Clock, the Beat in the Chest.  Set to release in February 2010, you can get a copy early in the mail, along with a free ticket to the CD release show, February 27, 2010 at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill. It’s $10 including shipping!

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