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An Evening of Psychedelia

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Wrong Brain presents: a multi-sensory, psychedelic evening of the arts. Featuring live music & video art by: Buzzmutt (SF, CA) & Waco Sparkler(NH/ME) / live music by: Green Bastard (NH) & Teratoma (NH) / new art by Sam Paolini, Beth Wittenberg, Phoenix Mayet, & video projections by Sylvea Suydam / poetry & prose readings by Colton Huelle & Chris Lamere. Saturday, June 27, 9 pm, $5-10 donation. At STUDiO Collaborative Artspace, suite #470, Washington Street Mills, Dover, NH. FB Event XO .

Dover Skate Park Mural Attack!

Wrong Brain is taking over the Dover Skate Park! We have 12+ volunteer artists, each assigned to a different gross grey concrete ramp. Join us Saturday, May 23, 9 am – 3 pm, to watch the artists work, skate the new wooden mini-ramp (we’re not touching that beauty!), and bring ca$h to buy the artists’ prints, zines and other merch. Plus, BAKE SALE!

Want to donate? We need latex paint, spray paint, food, and Ca$h! Email Sam, , to contribute!

Here’s the event on Facebook!



Cody Laplante’s memorial service is Monday, April 13 at the Legion hall on Route 125 in Epping, NH from 4 pm – 7 pm. Please come join us in celebrating Cody’s life.

We are devastated to say that last night Cody John Laplante passed away. Cody was an amazing friend, a brilliant writer, and an invaluable asset to our creative community. His spirit was infectious. His ambition, dedication and talent drove Wrong Brain and we will miss him more than words can describe.

Cody first joined Wrong Brain in March 2010 as a poetry contributor to our first zine. He excitedly filled the position of Literary Editor for Zine #3, his tenacity fueling the existence of our published works. Although he would spend months at a time overseas teaching English, he would always stay connected and make plans with Wrong Brain for his returns home to New Hampshire. In the past year, Cody was the main reason we kept going; his ideas came pouring out at every meeting. We were lucky enough to publish our 7th zine with him, throwing a successful release party with the first ever Poetry Projection, which was intended to be the first in a series of live collaborative writing and music performances. His biggest plan for Wrong Brain was The Circus Project, which would include art installations, performances of music, drag, burlesque, and poetry, projections, light shows, and murals. Cody was passionate about the expansion of Wrong Brain, and we will continue to support the underground, underrepresented, emerging and alternative creatives in his honor.

We will organize an event to celebrate Cody’s life and influence within Wrong Brain. If you would like to perform, participate or help in any way, email Sam at samanthapaolini@gmail.comDSC_2033

Group Exhibition at Jonny Boston’s International

Jonny Boston’s International is a tiny restaurant in downtown Newmarket, NH. They have provided their wall as the permanent Wrong Brain Gallery! We will have different shows every 2 months. This exhibiton features work by Beth Wittenberg, Hannah Ellingwood, Kimberly Parsons, Andy Heck Boyd, Shelby Phoenix, Chris Liquori, Bob Farrell, Sam Paolini and Laura Tuininga and is up until June 7. If you’re interested in showing, please email Sam at

Zine #7 Release Party

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Please join us tomorrow, Friday, March 20, for the release party for our 7th ZINE!
Doors at 8 pm. $5 suggested donation. BYOB.
Located at the glorious BUOY Gallery, 2 Government Street, Kittery, Maine.
FREE zines. New tee shirts designed by Nathaniel Parker Raymond, $10. MORE awesome zines & comics for sale in our distro.
MUSIC performed by Rick Rude and Little My.
MUSIC / POETRY performance/projection by Cody John Laplante and Greg Baldi.
POETRY read by Tyler Shingleton, Derek Price, Chris Lamere, and Stephen Wicks.
This is going to be AWESOME.


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Wrong Brain BrrrFest! Saturday, January 31, noon-midnight at Sonny’s Tavern, Dover, NH

Noon- 6 pm: ART & RECORD FAIR, free to attend!
+ live painting by Beth Wittenberg, Cassie Brazeau, Andy Heck Boyd, Cara Cabrall, Sam Paolini
+ group art activities by Susan Schwake, Laurie Todd Paolini, Wrong Brain
+ tarot card readings by The Whisky Witch

8 pm- Midnight: Warm up with some hot performances by Rick Rude – & Lilith, $5

All day: Vote for your favorite Wrong Brain tee shirt design, submitted by local artists. Winning designer gets $50!
+ food and drink specials by the Sonnys Dover geniuses

Vendors & Artists:
Wrong Brain: zines & comics
Kimberly Parsons: drawings & prints
Cassie Brazeau: art & ceramics
Sam Paolini: upcycled clothes & art
Jesse Fisher: glass pendants & marbles
Chris Liquori: photo prints
Needful Things, LLC: vintage records & clothes
Tim Healy: vintage records & comics