One of my favorite painters, ‘DOES’ just put a couple quick videos on a series he’s doing combining walls and canvass. Check em out.
I adventured out late Easter evening to pray to the gods of creativity and catch some live music out in Fullerton ca. My guide for the night was the under ground guru of the Los Angeles music scene, Drew Yuen, of Lo-Pie.
We traversed the barren wasteland of urban distopia that is LA and arrived safely in the haven that was Continental Room in Fullerton CA, a dark velvety bar full of leather, brass studs, deep red lights and a perfect stage a classy plush curtain, stylish and seedy at the same time.
There were four bands playing to celebrate the resurrection of the most famous zombie of my time, Jesus Christ. Two bands captivated my attention.
The Shrills. This set was mind numbing, not like television mind numbing, but like staring into the depth of the Milky Way galaxy mind numbing, or zooming through a fractal at near light speed mind numbing. It is the only time I have ever had a wine glass shattered on my chest, and probably the most I will ever enjoy getting glass objects hurled at me. Good thing Dan grabbed me a beer before their set or I may have found it in my warm heart to be slightly offended, instead I felt like a jerk for not dancing more. Check them out here:
To finish the show Death Hymn Number 9 took to the phononic field and resonated that shit so hard someone punched the antique cigarette machine just to get some blood up in the mix. There is a vast fundamental difference between the shows where people dance, actually dance, compared to the room full of half there head bobbers.
This musical gathering had a thick atmosphere, humid with the of love for music. Thanks for keeping my mind blown!
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!
The guys at boardpusher.com contacted me about their new design contests they’re putting on: Every month will involve a new theme and each winner will receive a $100 cash prize as well as their design printed on a skateboard deck. Each winner will also receive a spot in the new limited edition Third Thursday shop creating a ongoing catalog of winners and representation for those artist. Details can be found boardpusher.com/contest
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! email@example.com
Big ups to STEVEE!!
The beloved Wheelie Boiz vids has another addition to its list. Again they come at us with raw and fun skateboarding, strategically shot and spliced by a wonderful friend of RealizeCulture, Brian Hanlon. And without further wait, here are T.W.B.
The WHEELIE BOIZ
“Your body is like a car, if you put shitty gas in it, it will run like shit!”. This timeless piece of knowledge came from a magical little place in East County San Diego where horses roam and one a bad year, intense fires blaze. Nestled in this very special part of the world is an amazing man, Darrel Crain. Darrel is a family chiropractor, health nut, and author who is trying to share his point of view how to treat your body. This family introduced me to the magic of juicing and the ancient Tibetan work out routine (the Five Tibetan Rights) that saved my knees and helped to get me on a skateboard again. What I am trying to say is this guy knows his stuff, so check out his new book that is sharing so many beautiful ideas about how to treat your body, your temple. Check his web page out here: Well Beyond Medicine where you can order his book! Enjoy, this info is priceless!