L.A. Got Aloha!

25 07 2011


Rising Sons Independent & Wreckon Clothing presents

L.A. GOT ALOHA (✿◠‿◠)
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th 2011

@ The Dragonfly
6510 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1408
Street parking

$5 COVER. Doors open 9PM
*FREE drink w/cover before 9:30PM
Performances start 9:30PM
This is a 21+ event

Hip-Hop Performances • DJs • Live painting • Body art • Visual art displays • Open Mic

2 Stages / 2 Rms • Patio • Food • Full bar

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+ DJ SETS BY
» Dj Packo (Hawaii)
http://soundcloud.com/djpa​cko/aquadust-ii-dubstep-vs​-turntablism-mix
http://soundcloud.com/djpa​cko
» Handroidz
» DJ Stereotype

+ FRONT STAGE
» Also Known As http://aka-alsoknownas.com​/
» Creed Chameleon (Hawaii) http://www.reverbnation.co​m/creedchameleon
» Analog Dive (Hawaii) http://analogdive.bandcamp​.com/
» Turtle (Learning Curve) http://vimeo.com/7682360
» Besatree & Kserious http://besatree.com/
» Handroidz

+ SECOND STAGE
» Anthm http://www.reverbnation.co​m/anthm
» Onslot (Ever Ready Records) http://onslot.bandcamp.com​/
» Gym Beam http://www.myspace.com/gym​beam1
» Handroidz
» Generik & Anek
» Jmelen http://soundcloud.com/jmel​encholy
» Will (Hawaii)
» Justin V http://justenvy.blogspot.c​om/

+ LIVE PAINTERS
PROTO • Booleep • ZNUPH • Mariposa Curiousa • Norah Martin-Hall

+ ALONG WITH ARTISTS
The Lovelin • Charlene Borja • Yvonne Claire • Dillion Martin • Martha Parra • Melenie Fajardo • Diane Abapo • Miguel Antonio (M.A.D) • Shaun Womack • Zina Pheonix • Sally Baxter • Casey Brodley • Christian Hansmann • Pete Ulatan • Eddie Saucedo • Adrien Ordorica • Sylvia Wan • Kristalyn Lipps (w/Tiana Spencer & Caitlin Pynes) • David Monaghan

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ART+SOUL

25 07 2011


Nu-Soul Magazine + The Mezz present
ART + SOUL
Saturday August 6, 2011

Nu-Soul continues to take part in the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance transforming a 100-year old speakeasy in the historic Alexandria Hotel into a unique experience in sight + sound.

Held every other 1st Saturday, ART + SOUL features live performances from cutting edge talent, art exhibitions from a diverse set of local artists, mood enhancing visual projections, and LIVE ART all within the one-of-a-kind setting of The Mezz.

Live Performances by:

BLU

With his cool-headed SoCal demeanor and everyman charisma, Blu was championed at the onset of his recording career when he collaborated with Emanon DJ/producer Exile for the highly acclaimed LP Below the Heavens (2007). When Below the Heavens first hit shelves in August 2007, Blu and Exile were virtual unknowns in underground hip-hop, but Blu’s deft songwriting and Exile’s soul-drenched, Jay Dee-influenced production quickly amassed them a national audience. Below the Heavens ended up on many critics’ year-end lists and, particularly, launched Blu into the public hip-hop eye. Remaining independent, Blu has since worked with the likes of such acclaimed and diverse artists as J-Period, Q-Tip, The Roots, Mark de Clive-Lowe, The Grouch & Eligh, and Tanya Morgan.
http://twitter.com/herfavc​olor


E REECE

The hard penetrating, self-reflective vocals of this MC poignantly illustrate that true school hip hop is alive and well. E Reece brings you “Organic Hip Hop” to feed your mind, body and soul with no additives or preservatives. He’s performed at numerous clubs, universities and festivals across the globe and the country, opening for and playing alongside such artists as Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Greyboy, Rich Medina, MED, Eternia and others. “Once they’ve heard my music or seen my live show, I want people to believe in the power of positive music and to know that real hip hop isn’t dead.” Look out for his new EP “The T.iM.E is Now” with Theimagination due out early fall ’11.
http://www.ereecelive.com/
http://twitter.com/ereece


IMAN OMARI
http://www.reverbnation.co​m/imanomari

**JUST ADDED D-FELIC (HOLLAND) Special guest DJ
http://www.dfelic.com

Sounds by DJ SEVEN57 + DJ MZA (Jazzercise)
http://djseven57.podomatic​.com/
http://djmza.blogspot.com/
http://soulcircleradio.com​/

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Art Gallery + Video Projections + Live Art

+ Visuals by Hearsee Av including the Infamous Digital Grafitti Wall http://hearseeav.com/

+ Nail Art by KLEUR http://www.kleur.me/

+ Makeup by Glo http://www.facebook.com/gl​oluvsmakeup

+ Live Art & Exhibit by:Germizm http://germizm.blogspot.co​m/

+ Artist:Katie Wohl http://katiewohl.com/

+ Photographer:Andres Quesada http://www.andrewquesada.c​om/

+ Live Artist: Agapito Doronio http://www.facebook.com/ag​apito.doronio

Additional Artists To Be Announced

Drink specials until 11:30pm

Hosted + Curated by
Nu-Soul Magazine + Michelle aka Cali + Christina Maxine

21+
9pm – 2am

FIRST 75 PEOPLE FREE w/ RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/artsoul​august2011 or events@nu-soulmag.com
$5 with RSVP : $7 without RSVP
EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
RSVPs must be received by 5pm on Saturday August 6

The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street – 2nd Floor (follow the signs)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

About The Mezz
The Mezz Bar at The Alexandria Hotel is Downtown L.A.’s newest bar in it’s oldest location. Located in the heart of the new downtown LA, the Mezz provides the feel of a speakeasy but with gorgeous detailed ceilings, a stage, and plenty of space to roam.





HOLLYWOOD ARTWALK 24: 2 YR ANNIVERSARY

21 07 2011

EVERYDAY INC X HEAR GALLERY X COLLECTIVE AESTHETICS presents
HOLLYWOOD ARTWALK 24: a grass roots art & music festival @ the Dragonfly Bar, Hollywood, CA



John Hicks

Rah

Jillian Frederick



Agapito Doronio : Proto




Bebe, Neva & Journey


Adrien Ordorica


Robert Yancy


Sasha





I’ve curated this event from day one & to watch this art movement evolve. It has been an honor & a privilege to grow alongside these talented individuals. So please continue to follow us & show support with love & respect. PEACE

proto!

photography by:
Joshua Loveslife





A Tribe Called Quest

18 07 2011

Paper Ships presents

Beats, Rhymes & Life: A documentary about the Travels of A Tribe Called Quest : Directed by Michael Rappaport

Musical Tribute by HipHop’s best. Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Prince Paul, Garth Trinidad, & Jazz Inc.

Live Art by Collective Aesthetics : Robert Yancy & Mariposa Curiosa body painting some beautiful volunteers.

Model: Neva

Model: Angel

Model: Gabi

Artist: Konfusion

Artist: Max Neutra

Producer extraordinaire: Prince Paul

Hip Hop Legend: Phife Dawg

A part of Hip Hop history.

for more photos go to:
Move Me Photography

Abran Rubiner Photography





PAPER SHIPS

30 06 2011


We are proud to announce the inaugural edition of Paper Ships. This first show is something that is really special for all of us. We decided that we could not pass up the opportunity to help celebrate one of the most influential groups of the 90′s, A Tribe Called Quest. Our show will be celebrating the release of their new documentary, Beats, Rhymes, and Life, which tells the amazing story of A Tribe Called Quest. Phife from Tribe will be there, along with the director of the film, Michael Rapaport, who will host the show. We also have quite the star studded cast of artists to really blow the top off of this one. The legendary Madlib will be making a very rare LA appearance. Peanut Butter Wolf will also be in the house along with Prince Paul from De La Soul, who will be performing VJ sets. Garth Trinidad from KCRW and Frosty from Dublab will help open the night. There will be many exciting things happening at this show, and it will no doubt be something special. Tickets are available now!

Check out the films website trailer and website below, which opens to the public on July 8th:

featuring VISUALS BY ALEX PELLY
& A LIVE ART EXHIBITION BY COLLECTIVE AESTHETICS
featured Artists : MAX NEUTRA X ROBERT YANCY X KONFUSION X AGAPITO DORONIO x EDOME

Tickets:
http://www.ticketfly.com/event/49859/

Date:
Thursday, July 7th 2011
Doors open at 9pm-2am

Address:
Exchange LA
618 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014





SETTING THE STANDARD

13 06 2011

VENUE: THE STANDARD DTLA
EVENT: DISCO DIVE










live artist: proto



live artist: david cedeno


featured artist: jake prendez


featured artist: jaime martinez


A slave to the Arts



live artist: max neutra


live artist: sparkle b



featured works by the Art Junkyz


stay posted for the next one.
madlove from COLLECTIVE AESTHETICS!

photos::
young&sleek
sketch





ART IS LIVE!

10 06 2011

Hello my name is Agapito Doronio aka PROTO of Collective Aesthetics & this is a small collection of paintings on paper that I have done here in LA. All live. All improvised with a freestyle approach. All significant in its own way. In front of murmuring crowds, criticizing stares, mesmerizing music & the occasional drunk banter. Thank you to everyone who have supported & shared their energy with me. Without you I could not produce the work that you see here. So please continue to follow me as I go on my journey of creating, sharing & understanding. onelove.




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