Hella.  (at The Pickle Factory)

Hella. (at The Pickle Factory)

Roots. :-)

Roots. :-)

Shooting a video with Jim Kweskin today! :-)

Shooting a video with Jim Kweskin today! :-)

L.A. RECORD Art Show Closing Night (but not really) GALA!

You may or may not have come to the opening night of “Dancing About Architecture: L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural” and had an absolute blast! Well, this is the B-side of that event, the even cooler, even wilder, even LONGER B-side, with more bands, more movies, more readings, and even more ART to buy, both affordable small prints and expensive, one-of-a-kind canvases of your favorite bands, rappers, and guys/gals with guitars. This is the final night of the show: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/290640871117441/

Things REALLY start at 2 p.m. with the Pickle Factory’s CLOTHING SWAP! Bring some clothes, get some clothes (changing rooms available onsite).

https://www.facebook.com/events/822010251151842/

The musical entertainment kicks in soon enough and goes all day! 

Slammaster MCDC (Chillin’ and Guerrillin’) 3:45 p.m.

Giant Drag 4 p.m.

Michael Nhat 5 p.m.

Geoff Geis 6 p.m.

Pleiades (Gabe Gabe Fulvimar of Gap Dream) 7 p.m.

Open Mike Eagle 8 p.m.

SURPRISE MYSTERY BAND 9 p.m.

Cardoo FEATURING Stephen Kalinich (Beach Boys, A World of Peace Must Come) and DM Collins (L.A. RECORD) 10 p.m.

The Evangenitals 11 p.m.

DJ Zak Lee Aldridge
and many more!

And don’t forget the artists! Rarely have many of these artists exhibited together, and NEVER has L.A. RECORD flexed this much might at once. Come and see works by all the below geniuses:

David Van Patten
Champ Champ Champoy
Drew Denny
Luke McGarry
Leee Black Childers
Olivia Jaffe
Matt Adams
Ward Robinson
Daiana Feuer
Aaron Giesel
Walt Gorecki
Elsa Henderson
Zara Kand
Gloria Erika Plaza
Alex Brown
Colin Ambulance
Ammo
Dale Dreiling
Tom Child
Elana Pritchard … 
And this just added… Dalton Blanco! 

…and want to buy art that depicts your FAVORITE musicians? The below is just an ABBREVIATED list of all those represented: 

Ariel Pink
TÜLIPS
Steve Arrington
Arthur Lee of Love
The Entrance Band
The Shrine
Saint Vitus
The New York Dolls
Dead Meadow (Official)
Maya Angelou
Loopool
Dorian Wood
Ty Segall
Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
Tenacious D
John Lydon
Thee Oh Sees
The Gories
Thee Midnighters
The Ramones
Turbonegro
The Donnas 
The Icarus Line
Beach Party
Big Star
Rainman
DāM-FunK
Snoop Dogg
Froth
Indian Jewelry
Fancy Space People
Jimmy Cliff
Faust (Band)
KXLU
Part Time Punks
Nina Hagen 
Spokenest
Louis Armstrong
The Manson Family 
New Order
Jan & Dean 
Gene Vincent 
Regal Degal
Kim Fowley
Happy Mondays
Kera and The Lesbians
DJ Harvey 
Jeffertitti’s Nile
The Blank Tapes
Yoko Ono
Lauren Hill 
Zig Zags
Bobb Bruno
Summer Twins
Ralph Bakshi

…. and so many more! Aaaaah! You just GOTTA COME OUT! 

Oh, one more thing… pizza will be for sale from Purgatory Pizza all night! We legally cannot sell alcohol, but wine happy hour (read: FREE WINE) is from 5-7 p.m., and those who purchase art will definitely be compensated with the warm wet feeling of inebriation. 

See you all day, all night at The Pickle Factory on July 19th!

Dancing About Architecture: L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural 
@The Pickle Factory 
647 Lamar 
Los Angeles, CA 90031

2 p.m. - about midnight.

My new girlfriend. :-) #guitjo #banjitar #banjofordummies

My new girlfriend. :-) #guitjo #banjitar #banjofordummies

Summertime Rolls.

Summertime Rolls.

Sunday Assembly Los Angeles

The Evangenitals will be the house band for Sunday Assembly LA! Come join in some godless fun. :-P http://www.sundayassemblyla.org/july_13th_sunday_assembly

Happy 4th of July, America. :-)

Happy 4th of July, America. :-)

Japanese sweet potato, kale, and red lentil dal. #vegan

Japanese sweet potato, kale, and red lentil dal. #vegan

If anybody wants some fresh herbs… Come on over!

If anybody wants some fresh herbs… Come on over!

Coming soon: Strawberries! :-)

Coming soon: Strawberries! :-)

Our little slugger.

Our little slugger.

Hollywood Fringing. :-)

Hollywood Fringing. :-)

Sunday Matinee at Coffee Gallery Backstage

THE EVANGENITALS… A SOPHISTICATED MATINEE.

Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature.

The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen.

The group’s current lineup consists of principal writer/vocalist Juli Crockett, gospel/jazz singer Lisa Dee, keyboardist Michael Feldman, bassist Joey MarambaAndrea Baker on fiddle, Daniel Mark on mandolin, Danny Graziani on fiddle and harmonica, and an ensemble of rotating drummers.

Moby Dick: or, The Album, the band’s debut album with Fluff & Gravy Records (March 18. 2014), is a musical swirl of immaculately crafted songs, each interpreting an aspect of Melville’s masterpiece with an approach that tacks between intricate arrangement and the deceptively simple country-inflected tunes for which the band is best known. At times the songs are lushly poetic, at others, coarsely powerful. Joined by such notable guest artists as: folk legend Jim Kweskin (of Jug Band fame), acclaimed avant-garde performer Dorian Wood, and composer Jeremy Zuckerman (“Avatar: The Last Airbender” and recent #1 iTunes Soundtrack “Legend of Korra”), among others, the band has crafted a timeless record that will resonate equally with fans of the classic Melville novel, and those who have yet to discover it.

Press quotes:

“This is fun, freedom, and freak folk all delivered with a huge capital ‘F’”Jeff Perkins - Blogcritics Music

"If you get a chance to see these gals you’d be a fool not to. They put on one of the best parties you can go to. Great crowd, good music and a sure-fire fun time. I’m a believer…" Skeeter - Front Porch Musings

“What the hell kind of church service is this?” Steve Kotler - LA Weekly

$15 — Call for Reservations. 

http://coffeegallery.com/showsat.htm

Sunday Matinee at Coffee Gallery Backstage

THE EVANGENITALS… A SOPHISTICATED MATINEE.

Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature.

The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen.

The group’s current lineup consists of principal writer/vocalist Juli Crockett, gospel/jazz singer Lisa Dee, keyboardist Michael Feldman, bassist Joey MarambaAndrea Baker on fiddle, Daniel Mark on mandolin, Danny Graziani on fiddle and harmonica, and an ensemble of rotating drummers.

Moby Dick: or, The Album, the band’s debut album with Fluff & Gravy Records (March 18. 2014), is a musical swirl of immaculately crafted songs, each interpreting an aspect of Melville’s masterpiece with an approach that tacks between intricate arrangement and the deceptively simple country-inflected tunes for which the band is best known. At times the songs are lushly poetic, at others, coarsely powerful. Joined by such notable guest artists as: folk legend Jim Kweskin (of Jug Band fame), acclaimed avant-garde performer Dorian Wood, and composer Jeremy Zuckerman (“Avatar: The Last Airbender” and recent #1 iTunes Soundtrack “Legend of Korra”), among others, the band has crafted a timeless record that will resonate equally with fans of the classic Melville novel, and those who have yet to discover it.

Press quotes:

“This is fun, freedom, and freak folk all delivered with a huge capital ‘F’”Jeff Perkins - Blogcritics Music

"If you get a chance to see these gals you’d be a fool not to. They put on one of the best parties you can go to. Great crowd, good music and a sure-fire fun time. I’m a believer…" Skeeter - Front Porch Musings

“What the hell kind of church service is this?” Steve Kotler - LA Weekly

$15 — Call for Reservations. 

http://coffeegallery.com/showsat.htm