“Heady Pieces” a Styles Bentley Instillation in Seattle’s Fremont Piece of Mind

Finished in Spring 2014, Styles Bentley set forth on his 2nd major instillation project! Commissioned by the Fremont Piece of Mind, Styles created an abstracted water pipe that tip toes on the boarder of 2D and 3D. The name of the instillation is “Heady Pieces” and is a permanent fixture at the shop in Fremont! Stop by 7 days a week to check out the piece, check out all the amazing local glass, and work by other great NW artists!

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South Park Arts 10th Annual Art Under $100

10th Annual Art Under $100
10th Annual Art Under $100

It is here, its time to play!! Its time to dance and sing and dance some more all daaay!!! Christmas time, holiday time, winter time… whatever time you decree, it is Art for Under $100 time!! Buy yourself and present, but someone else a present, support my Art and myself as an Artist, support the South Park Arts Community, Support the Seattle Art community. I will be sharing a booth with the infamous B.Lill along with 50 other artists. Jewlery, sculpture, print. paint and more from all of the above!!

Saturday December 6th, 2014 2pm-9pm Seattle Design Center

http://www.southparkarts.org/

Monchellos Best Friend!!!

és.bi by Styles Bentley, New Pieces to Show at Greenwood Art Walk

és.bi by Styles Bentley, New Pieces to Show at Greenwood Art Walk

Prolific artist/Dj b.lill and the modern renaissance man Styles Bentley will host a sneak peak of of their newest art at the Urban Light Studios during the Geenwood Art Walk this Friday the 14th! Bring a Valentine and enjoy the festivities, but please believe it, unless your game is tight and you trust her, don’t bring her round Styles B, cause he’s a flirt! 6pm-10pm 8537 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

-Art spans from organic mixed media, aluminum sculpture, resin/acrylic layering, and acrylic paint.

http://urbanlightstudios.com/

Allen Stone Stage Design

Allonius Funk asked me to come up with an idea to spruce up his stage at the past 2013 Bumbershoot Music Festival… so I did! After talking about the aesthetic of his music and what he visually wanted to represent the idea was instant! To combine a Pallet Garden and Vertical Garden into one; a Vertical Pallet Garden! I, with the help of fellow artist BLill created two large panels to be placed on stage, with the FiKusFunk Stand of course, and a lovely vintage lamp I keep in our living room. Needless to say, it was the perfect aesthetic to add to such an amazingly funky soul set!

Trevor Larkin shredding his guitar in front of one of the Vertical Pallet Gardens and the FiKusFunk Stand!
Trevor Larkin shredding his guitar in front of one of the Vertical Pallet Gardens and the FiKusFunk Stand!
Close up of Panel 2.
Close up of Panel 2.
FiKusFunk Stand Bumbershoot Tune In Stage
FiKusFunk Stand Bumbershoot Tune In Stage
Vertical Pallet Garden Panels
Vertical Pallet Garden Panels
Styles Bentley evaluating his work!
Styles Bentley evaluating his work!

Party Camp – World Record Water Balloon Fight!

Hello Party Camper, its Camp Counselor Styles Bentley here!! Make sure to join us for one of the most exciting events of the Summer 2013;

 http://seattlepartycamp.com/

 I will lead you through 7 days of camp in 7 hours, including camp activities, beer garden, musical entertainment by

BFA – http://tigloandcole.com/

Luc and the Lovingtons – http://lucandthelovingtons.com/

And of course the LARGEST WATER BALLOON FIGHT OF ALL TIME!!! YAHOO!!!

August  17th 2013, 12pm-7pm, Seattle Center, Party On!

SSG, I Want Battles Tickets!!!!

Damn the luck of a man with an empty wallet! Upon this glorious day here in the Emerald City, my pocket book became filled again with treats of collections! I enthusiastically awoke at 11:30 am after a brief nightmare and small sips of Cranberry Apple juice. After checking the email, the facebook, and all the b.s. I strolled over to the Crocodile’s website to buy tickets to a highly anticipated show (at least in my life) and came to the appropriate page. Two words, CAPS locked, Bold read; “SOLD OUT”!!! I felt similar to the kids in Detroit Rock City and this website totally jacked my KISS tickets. This is no kiss show tho my friends, this is Battles! A band that has taken experimentation of live and electronic instruments to a solid groove canyoning into my dancing shoes. Rustic and alternative, I must be there to observe! It is now up to the hands of few. The people at SSG (http://www.ssgmusic.com/), the people who have brought us the best and most current local, national, and international band reviews articles and opinions. Why, a chap like me might even beg them for a job eventually, but for now I just need the TICKETS!! My fingers are quivering and typing with agile speed to perhaps persuade the mind of control to choose my life and enlighten my soul before another being could be of higher persuasion! And now, only time shall tell….
Update: I WON THE MOTHA FUCKIN TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Smelly Calore" Debut EP from Styles Bentley

Cover of “Smelly Calore”
EXPERIMENTAL LOVE POP. Can you dig?! ‘Smelly Calore’, which is directly translated from the french language, means ‘Love Stinks’. These love songs are not molded to the good old grease lightning love lullaby’s of yesterday, but of more interesting situations like; that girl who is in all of your dreams, peepin fine hunny’s at the club, and even the love of a child and parent. The EP is compiled of old tracks, new lyrics, old lyrics and new tracks pieced together in simplicity for your enjoyment. Shows are soon to come, as well as a full length album summer 2011 Presented by Styles Bentley called “Charming Friends”!! But for now kiddos, enjoy the “Smelly Calore”!!

Free Download and Streaming at:www.reverbnation.com/stylesbentley

Who is the 2011 Coachella NOS MONSTER!?!?!

NOS energy drinks hold 357 MG of caffeine. When microwaved, the liquid solution actually melts and destroyed ceramic plates! When consumed by a human, even just one can, you are committed to having an ulcer at some point in your life! Fortunately, for the 27 people residing at the Coachella NOS Estate in Palm Desert, California this past weekend, we had an unlimited supply, unlimited energy, unlimited drugs, and liquor! The effect of Fear and Loathing during our pot smoking adolescence has led us to a house of ultimate physical destruction and ultimate mental enlightenment. A place where masters of the silliness like the NOS Father could finally thrive as crazed loonies jabbering gibberish at the Statue of David’s dirty condom hanging from a limp stone wang!! This is not our first adventure of such desires. It was our sophomore year in such situations for my heterosexual life partner Julian Gavilanes and I, last year taking the word ‘Party’ to a new height. Yet, as true renaissance men we had to progress. On a level of 1-10, our goal this year was to reach a 13th level of rambunctiousness! Meaning that between Julian, Father NOS, and myself we would reach, yes, a 39!! We had to go further, harder, and sillier than ever before!


In the past year of 2010, a similar territory was created as a home when away from the Coachella Music Festival. Here I learned from ‘Father NOS’ the true effects of such a concoction. This energy drink does something beyond waking you up after your lunch break to make it through the rest of the work day. After consuming so much it changes you, it melts you, and births a new life form, an outcast, an alien, it transforms you into a ‘NOS Monster’! ‘Father NOS’ legally know as Aaron Glatzer, told us tales of years past, the mayhem he spread, and the powers that NOS can give you. Father NOS was the original NOS Monster, he has been so enlighten by NOS he doesn’t even drink it anymore… he eats it!! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1593652139#!/video/video.php?v=10150552432230467) In the year of 2010, I, Styles Bentley became the NOS monster during the traditional episode of Cribs Coachella. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Da3uCR8Xg)  And now, 2011, a new NOS Monster must be crowned!! But who would reach the new heights of silliness, perhaps perform a 14 on the silliness scale? We could only wait and see who the NOS would choose to posses.




The NOS Father, Aaron Glatzer, at
our Coachella NOS Estate.

 Newly a single man, Julian Gavilanes (yes, he’s single ladies) had a raging boner from the time we took our first shot of Tequila in the Alaskan Lodge at the Sea-Tac Airport Thursday morning at 6am. New to sexuality in the 21 century, Julian forgot to bring any “protection”, and realized this at the first sight of a girl in a bikini at the pool. Luckily, a local Flamingo was in town and purchased him a variety pack of condoms from the convenience store. The first night was unsuccessfully sexy for him. After the high consumption of booze and NOS I’m positive his penis was inoperable and a quarter inch in length. Despite his kebbler elf sized wang, Julian finished the first night with an epic 720 gainer off the diving board completely naked! He was not in control. NOS was.


The weekend continued and Julian’s condoms had not even been opened!! The second day of the concert, while walking the half mile from the parking lot to the festival, Allen Stone, (yes, of ‘Allen Stone Makes Dreams Come True’) noticed Julian with his hands down his pants following the group in an awkward wiggle. He approached and inquired the situation;
“Julian! What the Fuck are you doing?!”
“I’m putting on a condom!!” He replied.
“What! A condom? It’s 97 degrees, you don’t have a bonesie, and are definitely not about to have sexual relations?!” Then repeats,
“What the Fuck are you doing?!”
In passionate defense Julian states,
“Look man, I got my pink fanny pack, I got my wrist band, I got my tequila water bottles, my Dr. Pepper lip smackers, and I got a fucking condom on my little wankis, I mean FUCK! You never know what’s going to happen at Coachella!!”



Julain after attaching his limped wang condom.



No Julian, you never do know what’s going to happen! Like you probably didn’t think you would have given out 738 hugs, primarily to other men, you probably didn’t think you were going to spill a bottle of Tequila on your bloody cut and cracked feet burning them to all extremes, and you probably after 2 hours of wearing your condom at Coachella didn’t think it would fall off in the middle of the dance party to Yelle at the Mohave tent. Once you realized that a condom slid off your dick and out the bottom of your board shorts you continued to pick it up in excitement thinking it was money. Suddenly turning disgusted realizing you were picking up a condom off the ground, yet instantly again realizing it was your condom that fell off your limp dick making you completely giddy with pride that it stayed on your wang the entire time!! Then you smelled it!? Needless to say the levels of silliness were definitely hitting a 13!!

The final evening was upon us! To ensure our silliness level had hit a 13, the NOS Father, Julain, and I did the only thing we knew could spill us over the top. We started a skinny dipping swim session in our NOS Coachella Estate pool, the largest residential pool in the Palm Springs area!! We all jumped in with nothing but birthday suits, NOS, and booze! Feeling the water flow over our bodies was such relief after a treacherous weekend of molly, sassafras, cs2g5 or some crazy shit like that, cocaine, NOS, Don Q, Bud Light, marijuana cigarettes, Tequila, Vodka, laced sweet tarts, and some acid. As we all surfaced from our inaugural skinny dip jump, we realized that no others had followed. We were 3 silly boys, naked, in the poosie. Yes, my friends we had all reached a 13!! The rest of the night went as most do, sleepless, naked dance parties, the filming of the traditional cribs episode, drugs, liquor, NOS, NOS, NOS!!! At the end of the evening it was 7:20 in the morning. The sun was fully up in the sky as NOS Father, Julian, myself, Blakely, Deltron 3000, and some crazy chick Pierce brought over caught the first rays. Julian looked as though he was relieved. I asked him;
“Julian! What the Fuck are you doing?!”
He says,
“I was wearing my condom, and I had to pee… so I started peeing… then it filled up the condom until it exploded on my tummy all warm.” He replied in delighted abandon.
At that point it was clear and evident, that the Coachella NOS Estate would crown this year’s NOS Monster as JULIAN GAVILANES!!!! Congrats my heterosexual life partner, I love you, welcome once again to insanity!!

Kanye West finished the festival weekend with one of the most amazing live performances of all time, just as Julian performed with his highest levels of silliness at a 13!! “Can we get much higher” Kanye asks?! Yes, Mr. West , we can with the power of NOS, friends, love, and music…. So high. I will leave you all with the inspiration behind Julian’s condom wearing. Gabriel and Julian’s father Diego Gavilanes always told them as children…
“Boys! Muchachos! Remember to always wear protection, I’m wearing one right now!”
So let us all strap condoms on our limp penises and rejoice in the glory that is the 2011 NOS MONSTER, Julian Paul Gavilanes!

Allen Stone Makes Dreams Come True

A furiously crowded Nuemos rambled with anticipation. Allen Stone, a singer song writer, from the oh so rural Chewelah, Wa is achieving the American dream. Not to be confused with the other American dream that was sought out by millions immigrating to the new western land, but the small droplet of hope and passion that some people actually still have! The people who are not subsiding to society, who are following a talent, a skill, a passion just as so many artists have before. But this ain’t no game like our daddies played, this shit here is new, it’s different, and Allonious Funk (as I like to call him) is playin, and damn boi, he’s good! Like so many country boys with a dream, Allen packed up his handkerchief and walking stick traveling outward to the biggest and closet city, Spokane. No, no no, only an idiot would do that, he moved to Seattle! From than he played cafes, house parties, and any gig a man could get. The struggle of every local musician, except Allen’s raw talent slowly started making a local impact. In the last 2 years he has progressed from playing the Q Café, to selling out the High Dive, than the Tractor, and to what belief, a boy may believe his dreams to come true when he sold out the historic Crocodile! But now, after continuously touring the states, hot off of playing multiple SXSW showcases, Allen Stone is on the headlining bill at Nuemos. Excitement is happening, hard work is paying off, I am getting completely drunk and having a great time! Then the house lights drop.

A sound begins to grow from the speakers, though through the darkness, there was light. A glowing halo of wavy blonde locks flows to center stage. The crowd chants in rhythm with the band, “Allen Stone, Allen Stone, Allen Stone”! He had the people, wild, at “hello”!  He began to sing, what I and most Seattleites are cursing about this time of the year, “I can’t stand the rain”. Smooth, sexual, fucking groovy baby. The band was in instant synchronicity, Allen’s voice, smooth and gritty, cheerful and soulful, warm, the party rages! Strung together by Allonious himself a band of local players was highlighted by Sharief Hobley on lead guitar, a musician from NYC who’s played with big soul sound hitters like John Legend. To Al’s left, BGP front man Brandon Ghorley kept the keys and harmonies kickin, along with Andrew Vait from Eternal Fair tootin on that saxophone, and superior booms and blaps thumped by Tyler Carrol, a UW student with fucking skills. On the sticks, Nick Molenda was steady, smooth, and striking side by side with Greg Ehrlich on the organ pushin in the funk with a goal to unload the soul. “3 TIMES”… BAM BAM BAM, Allen shouts and the band delivers. Right on righteous brother of bravery! All the while, mayhem is happening, an overjoyed lad in the crowd simultaneously was dancing vigorously with four ladies of lush and singing lyric for lyric every cut. Slowly he pushed the females off one by one, to put his full energy into the music, and perhaps save the ladies for later. Needless to say Allen Stone on stage is a tractor beam of attention! His flailing hands and grandpa thick spectacles leaves most newcomers in awkward belief that the voice they are hearing is… that guy?! Note by note, he guides you with a sound and tone of a soulful brotha with lyrical content that is deep, emotional, and even at times political. Somewhere in the middle of the set, it seemed that an elf princess hovered to center stage as Allonious Funk took a seat at the keys. This was no elf, but perhaps a princess as her voice was perfection for the song “Reality” arranged tonight as a duet. Her name is Alessandra Rose.  Her and Allen’s voices were a blessing to experience together and needs to be laid down on some wax stat. The moment of mellow was quickly changed up to a power house ending with cuts like “Vibe With You”, “Push, Pull, Tear”, and “Not Another Break Up Song”. We danced and drank, cheered with joys, and even sang Happy Birthday to one of Allen’s high school teachers who was in attendance! A thanks is given, but the crowd pounded for more, when moments later Allen returned to stage with his guitar. The crowded and inebriated Nuemos populous went silent as “Last to Speak” resonated the rafters with righteous glory. A dream that we all were watching unfold before our eyes was making the dreams that we have seem possible in an impossible world of hurdles and bounds. Allen Stone has landed on the other side and is lighting the way for all believers to follow in sound and soul. Go into the light, and find Allen Stone.

www.facebook.com/allenstone