Another weekly edition of Ken’s Corner from 3L… this week a little hip hop history into the original hiphop beef… Queens vs. Brooklyn!
The Alan Evans Trio has finally landed… MERKABA! Their new album Merkaba indeed takes you on a journey through the future of funky soul jazz on an interdimensional chariot – Merkaba! Available on cd, online, and vinyl, their live performance will definitely fly you through the funky universe and back landing this weekend in SF TONIGHT and Santa Cruz tomorrow Easter Sunday!
For more tour dates check out http://alanevanstrio.com/
The hard workin homies putting together DIO FEST would like to encourage you to buy your ticket EARLY so they can buy much needed festival essentials without going into debt!! If you wont be able to attend, check out the contribute page to view all the awesome rewards that come with donations, especially the North Pacific Company’s Collections 2012 album with ZINE cocreated by Realize Culture (also featured below)!!
More Updates on the BLOG: Photos of the epic redwood forest campgrounds, Jesse Berger and Kyle Sanders LIVE painting, Dan P and The Bricks added as headliner, pools, waterfalls, hiking trails and more, all for only $30!!
and a final word from the captain himself… HAAACCCHHHAAAA!
Realize Culture Recordings (formerlly Realize Records… cease and desisted by the legal losers at Realize Records LLC!) presents something so diy, lofi, and homegrown that only Realize Culture could create again… Pocket Recordings Vol:2 Return Of The Tapers! You know the deal, recorded inside the pocket of RealEyes in the Santa Cruz winter of 2013, we most importantly invite YOU to share with us what the inside of your pocket sounds like… SOUNDS, doesnt even have to be music, share your pocket with the world!! email email@example.com
1. “Croakers” – The North Pacific String Band (Recorded at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA 2/7/13) First live performance of “Croakers”
2. “Dont Think Twice” – The Rainbow Girls (Recorded at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA 2/2/13)
3. “You and Eye” – The Maple Street Five (Recorded at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, Ca 2/2/13) LAST SHOW
4. “Critically Acclaimed Shit” – On The Spot Trio (Recorded at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, CA 1/17/13) Danny Mayer’s Last Show, epic JAM ending!
Our good friends at the North Pacific Company are turning far off dreams into reality and THROWING A FESTIVAL!! Do It Ourselves Fest true to its name features independent musicians, and artists of Santa Cruz, Bay Area, Central Coast California and beyond for some sweet spring tunes, camping, and festy vibes in the redwood mountains of Boulder Creek! Tickets for the whole weekend of music and camping start at $30 and comes with a free album and zine co-produced by Realize Culture! Check out the website and facebook for more information including music videos, photos of the campgrounds, and come kick it with Realize cuz you know we’re always Doin It Ourselves!!
Watch and listen to some Realize Culture and DIO Fest past collaborations and listen to ALL the artists on the DIO Lineup page!
On The Spot Trio featured on the Realize Culture Pocket Recordings Vol.2
North Pacific String Band
New song “Croaked” featured on the Realize Culture Pocket Recordings Vol.2
Contact DIO FEST if youd like to get involved! firstname.lastname@example.org
Big ups to STEVEE!!
Featured in this Issue…
Ras Terms Interview
Special Delivery by Endless Canvas
Infinite Mirrors – Poetry and Paintings by Jeff LaPrade and Jesse Berger
Seven Simple Ways to Practice Peace by Yumi Sakugawa
And New Artwork by Randal Roberts, Roman Villagrana, Sam Flores, Ashely Foreman, Martin Cash, Psybe, Yasamine June, Ken Zeltakalns, Ylsa Tellez, Sean Basalyga, and more!!
Click on the links in the zine for more art from our featured artists!
Now accepting Donations: $2 for Hi Quality PDF, $7 for paper copy, or $10+ for PDF, Paper Copy, Shirts, Stickers, and more cuz your hella awesome and love supporting independent, starving, organic, diy artists!! THANK YOU!!!
Realize Culture would like to welcome our newest Realized Being and blog contributor DJ Weber! DJ is the enlightened third ear behind Soham The Athenian, illuminating conscious hip hop and raising it to a new level. Soham has returned hip hop to its roots of rhymes with meaning and consciously evolves it beyond! Check out his newest single “13:20,” the epic full length album “Dream and Lead,” and more blog posts in the future here on Realize!!
Whatchu know bout SYNCRONICITY?!?! 12/12/12
Come listen to the beautiful Kendra McKinley release her debut album tonight at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz! With the help of her friends, The North Pacific Company has worked hard to raise funds through a Kickstarter project to produce this album and Emily Meehan painted the amazing album cover! Come let McKinley’s soothing songs warm your heart through the wet winter weather or click the link below to listen to the album!
A rad video produced by REALIZE CULTURE RECORDINGS!!
Sarah Bellum: the badass eco warrior godess presents her new Bag to Bikini line! She collects plastic bags and old sweaters that may otherwise end up in the ocean or landfill, turns them into “plarn” – plastic yarn, and crochets them into beautiful re-purposed, reusable plastic creations! Never too cold for a repurposed bikini, she is currently taking custom orders and has more awesome repurposed bags, jewelry, and crafts available on her website www.SarahBellums.com!
Props to Alexander Silva on the photography and the beautiful models!
You’re awesome Sarah, Realize loves you, THANKS!!
Big things are starting to manifest in the future for Realize! We are looking to expand our team, widen our scope, and consistently bring inspiring, artistic, quality information to our audience. Realize has already published 6 zines and has over 30,000 views on our website and zines and offers a great opportunity to help build a collaborative, do-it-yourself organization.
If you would like to help co-create a venue for independent artists to share their art with their local and international community and inspire a positive vision for the future send us a message sharing how you would like to help Realize and a portfolio of some of your work. If you don’t see anything that fits you, send us a message explaining what your dream job is, and we’ll try to work it out.
We need an artistic graphic designer to help with paper and digital design with an Adbustery, diy skate ziney, kinda vibe. Web design also a plus!
Looking for a web guy to help with web hosting, website building, crazy technological ideas, and social media outreach!
Advertising Coordinator/ Salesman
Coordinate advertising for magazine, website, or through other venues…
Develop partnerships with cool business to collaborate on projects with
Interest in selling merchandise at local businesses or events
Journalists (photojournalists, videos, writings, music…) to write, document, or travel on assignments! Regularly send us photos, videos, writings, to be featured online or in zine. Freelance contributors also greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in selling any of your art, crafts, music, baked goodies, or whatever through our online store let us know, we are expanding our store online and will be selling art at events!
To apply, ask for more information, or share ideas PLEASE email RealizeZine@gmail.com
also if you know someone who may be interested, please let them know
Jaime Evans Frontside Pacific Coast Ocean Air – Photo By Sean Basalyga
What can you Realize?!