Recap: Dead Beat Club ~ Full Release

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This last friday night the Deadbeat Club held a one night only photography show in the city of Long Beach. Being that it was a rare and special event, the space was packed with art patrons of all ages and descriptions. The DJ was playing fresh vinyl with slick bass lines and beats to keep everyone grooving from one section to another. There were five artists on display which included Devin Briggs, Nolan Hall, Grant Hatfield, Dennis McGrath, Ed Templeton, and Tobin Yelland. L.A. Taco’s Desilu was there to catch some of the show before she had to jet on over to a different event. Click the link to see a quick recap. (Continued)

Alphabet City, an Ignorant Coloring Book by FUZI

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Artist FUZI has just released a new book, a limited-edition coloring book– but not one for the kids.

The book is 52 pages, and features handmade binding and a screen-printed cover. The interior is riso-printed, and each page features a different letter of the alphabet and a corresponding Ignorant Style design by FUZI UVTPK. The book was produced in a limited-edition of 250, and each is hand numbered and signed.

It is available here. Keep reading for a look inside the book…

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Change the Name Protest Against the Washington Redsk*ns ~ Photos by Douglas Miles

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Douglas Miles is an artist living and working on the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona. Here he recounts his experience at the recent “Change the Name” protest in Phoenix, and shares his photographs of the event.

On Sunday October 12th the Phoenix Cardinals were to play the Washington Redskins in Phoenix Arizona. My friend Monica and I were invited personally via facebook by Amanda Blackhorse to attend an anti-mascot protest rally. This meant I would not only be there but I would photograph this radical event. For those that don’t know, Amanda Blackhorse was the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc. which sought to revoke trademark protection of the term “Washington Redskins” because it is disparaging and racist to Native Americans. She won. The Redskins team is now suing her in a “payback” move. Amanda, a single mother from the Navajo tribe, currently works as a social worker on the Navajo Nation.

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Tune of the Day: “Cloud City” by Sweater Beats

One of the most original and forward-thinking record labels in the world is Huh What and Where which was founded out of a dorm room at UC Riverside and reps Los Angeles to the fullest.

Their latest upcoming release is Sweater Beats’ Cloud City EP, which is due 10/28. Check out the title track above, which is also a free download. Sweater Beats AKA Antonio Cuna is currently opening for Chance The Rapper on his North American Fall tour.
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[Preview] CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency ~ October 18th in Venice

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CURIO Studio & Collection Presents: Austin Irving – Artist In Residency
Opening Reception Saturday October 18th, 2014 7pm to 11pm
324 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Sponsored by Sapporo

Please keep reading for a selection of preview images from the show…
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LAteria: A Chicano Loteria Game Celebrating Los Angeles

Husband and Wife team Andrew and Izette Montejo have created LAteria, a chicano-themed mashup of Loteria cards with East L.A. xipster Icons like Morrissey, the Raiders, Fixies, and more. Take a look and if you like the art, consider supporting the Kickstarter campaign.

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Red Bull Latagráfica Closing Party & Frank Romero Mural Celebration ~ Friday, October 24th

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The epic closing party for Red Bull Latagráfica Edición II project is next Friday, October 24th!!!

The event and mural release will be happening at Plaza de La Raza, located at 3540 N. Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90031 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm. To get in you must be 18+ and RSVP. Please confirm your attendance by no later than Thursday 10/23. RSVP here (http://win.gs/lataparty)

The closing event will feature an art installation curated by the 10 Red Bull Latagráfica artists. Music and Live performances presented by the Subsuelo Crew. Local food by 2 of the top Taco Trucks in LA: Mariscos Jalisco and Guerrilla Tacos. There will also be sweets, crafts, complimentary face painting and refreshments provided by ILoveMicheladas (yes the Miche Mobil will be there) and El Jimador.

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Video Interview with RAKAA from DILATED PEOPLES

RYO1 (Ghetto Dojo Crew) sat down with the legendary RAKAA from Dilated Peoples for a discussion of his music, graffiti, jiu-jitsu, and what the future holds for him and his crew. Oh and yeah of course we asked him about his favorite taco spot…

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Explore Urban Trails With Experimental Mobile Site From Los Angeles State Historic Park

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On October 16, 2014, UCLA REMAP, California State Parks, the National Park Service, the California Endowment and the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the public release of LASHP Trails, an experimental mobile website featuring urban trails that explore the past, present, and future of the neighborhoods surrounding the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). At the same time, they will unveil Wellspring, a digitally interactive sculpture that serves as the mobile website’s trailhead.

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Bang for your Burger Buck: Dog Haus Biergarten ~ Pasadena, CA

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Hi, my name is Freiburger, I’m a triple topping monstrosity made by men who worship hot dogs and sausages as much as burgers. I live in a Dog Haus. You will like me.

A lot can be said of a restaurant when describing the ambiance. At Dog Haus, the extended drum solo of Rush’s Closer to the Heart, playing in the background, is all you need to know. Shiny, ultra skinny flat screens broadcasting all manner of sports? Check. Full Bar? Check. High Caloric Burger Concept menu that you will gladly hit the repeat button for, like your favorite Rush album loaded on your 10 disc trunk mounted cd magazine? Um, Check.

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[Preview] Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter ~ October 17th at Meltdown Comics

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Everyone likes hot group action, right? Hoping to make art shows more fun and maybe a little more like a party, former roller derby girls Jane Dope, Sleazy Bake Oven and Hussy Whipped are stepping out of their roller skates and getting into group art parties built around a central theme. The first in the series is “Come & Knock on Our Door: A Tribute to John Ritter” which opens this Friday at Meltdown Comics. More info: www.facebook.com/eatmoreartout or www.facebook.com/events/1455932761347195.

And now, preview some of the art…

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