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|Abstract||Ron Liberti (1967-) is a white musician and artist originally from Passaic, N.J., but a resident of Orange County, North Carolina since 1991. The collection contains posters and audio recordings that document Ron Liberti's involvement in the Chapel Hill, N.C., independent music scene. Poster art constitutes the bulk of the collection. The posters are primarily announcements of concerts in the Chapel Hill area, many of them commissioned by Cat's Cradle, a local music venue, but there are also posters relating to film festivals, art openings, album releases, and tours. Among the artists and events featured on the posters are the Buzzcocks, Evil Wiener with Billy Sugarfix, Half Japanese, the Hi Mom! Film Festival, Tift Merritt, Portastatic, Sebadoh, Sleazefest, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Zen Frisbee. Audio recordings include rock music recordings by bands in which Liberti played, among them Pipe and the Ghost of Rock. There are also recordings from Liberti and Groves Willer's local alternative music imprint, Hypno-Vista Records, founded in 2002. These include some by Cantwell Gomez & Jordan, Mind Sirens, and Work Clothes.|
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Ron Liberti was born in July 1967 in Passaic, N.J. Between 1985 and 1990, he studied fine arts and film at Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., and printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic in Brighton, U.K. Liberti moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1991, where he participated in the local music scene as a musician, the head of a record label, and poster artist.
Liberti has been making posters for local and touring bands and events since the early 1990s. His work has been commissioned regularly by Carrboro, N.C., venue Cat's Cradle. Beginning with posters for his own bands, Liberti has developed a following for his work, both in the music and the art communities; his posters have been viewed and sold worldwide on the web and in art galleries.
A singer and guitarist, Liberti has performed in several Chapel Hill bands, including Pipe, the Ghost of (the British Soldier Who Loved to) Rock, Clok Lok, the Tooth, Bringerer, Poncho Holly's Bullfight Party, American Balm, the Civil War, and Nice Joe Green. In addition, Liberti started local record label, Hypno-Vista Records, in 2002 with fellow Chapel Hill musician Groves Willer.Back to Top
The collection contains posters and audio recordings that document musician and poster artist Ron Liberti's involvement in the Chapel Hill, N.C., independent music scene. Poster art constitutes the bulk of the collection. The posters are primarily announcements of concerts in the Chapel Hill area, many of them commissioned by Cat's Cradle, a local music venue, but there are also posters relating to film festivals, art openings, album releases, and tours. Among the artists and events featured on the posters are the Buzzcocks, Evil Wiener with Billy Sugarfix, Half Japanese, the Hi Mom! Film Festival, Tift Merritt, Portastatic, Sebadoh, Sleazefest, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Zen Frisbee. Audio recordings include rock music recordings by bands in which Liberti played, among them Pipe and the Ghost of Rock. There are also recordings from Liberti and Groves Willer's local alternative music imprint, Hypno-Vista Records, founded in 2002. These include some by Cantwell Gomez & Jordan, Mind Sirens, and Work Clothes. A copy of a recording by Zen Frisbee is included because of its value as a seminal local release.Back to Top
"Transmissions": CuldeSac, Spaceheads, John Hudak, Pelt, Bernhard Guenter, Windy & Carl, Rafael Toral, Phil Kline, Fm:Xpanse, Tono-Bungay, Mikroknytes, TV Pow, John Randall Pelosi Quartet, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Kaffe Matthews, Chuck Johnson, Zuerichten, Micro-East Collective at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 14-15 May 1999. #20398, Series: "1. Posters, 1993-2006." OP-20398/5
The Ghost of Rock, Rob Munk's Vintage Crack Eyes, Code Name Matt Brown, Rural Swine, the Dents, Scuppernong, the Last Band, Lystra at Humble Pie, Raleigh, N.C., Firebelly Lounge, Wilmington, N.C., Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 26 May 2001, 1 June 2001, 7 June 2001, 23 June 2001. #20398, Series: "1. Posters, 1993-2006." OP-20398/19
I Can't Get That Evil Wiener Song Out of My Head album release party, Hypno-Vista Records: Dr. Brian Butler, Evil Wiener with members of Shallow Be Thy Name, Work Clothes, Mind Sirens, Cat Toy, the Ghost of Rock, Regina Hexaphone at Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 14 February 2004. #20398, Series: "1. Posters, 1993-2006." OP-20398/41
Acquisitions Information: Accession 101313
Arrangement: as received.
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20498/1-4
Acquisitions Information: Accession 101512
Arrangement: as received.
Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20498/5-7
Acquisitions Information: Accession 103745
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-20498/8|
Arrangement: by format, then alphabetical.
Professional website of artist and musician Ron Liberti. The site is chiefly an online store for products created by Liberti, including CDs, posters, apparel, records, home furnishings, paintings, mixed media, and art prints. There is also some biographical information.
|Digital Item DI-20398/1||
Harvested using Archive-It, beginning in October 2013.
Processed by: Library Staff, June 2005
Encoded by: Jason Casden, June 2005
Updated by: Robin Chen, July 2007; Amanda Loeb, May 2014; Nancy Kaiser, November 2019
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