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Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode present
MAY 8, 2013  9pm – midnight
BAD LUCK + VINNY GOLIA SEXTET
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

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1st set
BAD LUCK [9pm] -from Seattle-

NEIL WELCH saxophone
CHRIS ICASIANO drums

2nd set
VINNY GOLIA SEXTET  [10:30pm]

VINNY GOLIA woodwinds, compositions
GAVIN TEMPLETON alto saxophone
DANIEL ROSENBOOM trumpet
ALEX NOICE guitar
JON ARMSTRONG electric bass
ANDREW LESSMAN drums

curated by Kio Griffith

$10 cover  |  21+  |  first come first serve |  arrive early

GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown] Los Angeles, CA 90012

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BAD LUCK

Over half a decade after their first performance, drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch continue to develop a unique musical voice together. Bad Luck has become a sonic outlet to be reckoned with. In the highly trodden medium of drums and saxophone, Bad Luck proves that there is much left to be said.

Called “One of the best Seattle jazz recordings in years” (Earshot Jazz) Bad Luck was awarded the “Best Outside Jazz Group” of 2009 by Earshot Magazine, and a finalist for “Best Avant Group” in the 2009 Inside Out awards. Performing all original compositions, the pair use live loops and pedals to create an astounding range of sound. Icasiano and Welch can quickly shift into fierce improvisations, sound art and carefully constructed harmonic palettes. A duo with skin tight precision and melodic inventiveness, their music is set off by a commanding stage presence.

http://badluckband.net/

VINNY GOLIA SEXTET

“The Vinny Golia Sextet is a superb example of how intricate compositional ideas and tight ensemble playing combine with open-ended interpretation, loose and multi-directional improvisation, and displays of spontaneous and creative virtuosity to make a seamless and fully satisfying musical whole. “ – Alex Cline

“Reed player Vinny Golia has been around the L.A. scene long enough that he helped give young Nels and Alex Cline their start in the ’80s. Working in a sextet whose members appeared to be at least half his age, Golia kept a three-horn front line just ahead of a thundering rhythm section and the fuzzily metallic acrobatics of guitarist Alex Noice. The giddily unstable mix at times resembled something akin to Lounge Lizards jamming with one of the Smell’s heavy-footed rock headliners.” – Chris Barton – LA Times

“The Vinny Golia Sextet expostulated defiantly jumpy rhythms and tensile Schoenbergian harmonies while young guitarist Alex Noice ripped blazing fuzz guitar.” – Greg Burk – Metaljazz.com

“Vinny Golia and the Chosen Ones. These guys were so awesome…”– Jen Hung – Sleepr Wave/Halfmonk

www.ninewinds.com

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Grand Star Jazz Club website

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GIANT ROBOT + CAFEMODE present
SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013 6PM-10PM
ELEVATE : 10 SECOND MOBIMOVI
219 West 7th Street, Downtown Los Angles, CA 90014 

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curated by Eric Nakamura + Kio Griffith

“ELEVATED” OPEN CALL » 10 SECOND MOBIMOVI

Calling out to video artists for 10 second mobile movies
to be projected in the penthouse level of LoftSEVEN
in conjunction with the downtown rooftop performance of

“NELS CLINE + URBAN AIR : ELEVATED”
featuring Sarah Elgart Kevin Kerslake + special guests
[an intimate evening with the WILCO lead guitarist and friends]

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Media and video artists are invited to send videos for a one-night showing of video projections in conjunction with the special performance of Nels Cline + Urban Air “Elevated.”

Selected video footage will be projected onto the walls of LoftSEVEN’s penthouse. The aim is to create an interface connecting viewers and artists, integrating the visual arts and the cityscape. The theme should loosely relate to the “Elevated” performance which will commence on the rooftop during the highlight of the evening. In general, there are no restrictions concerning the theme.

ELIGIBILITY: Any author can participate with a maximum of 3 videos of 10 seconds each. Videos submitted must belong to the category of video art. Innovative and experimental work is encouraged. They should have been created in the last two years, come in as a single-channel version and be copyright controlled by the artist.

CURATED BY: Eric Nakamura + Kio Griffith

EVENT DATE. April 28, 2013 6pm-11pm.

REQUIREMENTS
All submissions should include:

• Artist name
• Title of video
• statement (optional)
• contact information

ARTWORK. Videos should be submitted by file transfer to 10secvid@gmail.com. The length of videos must be edited to 10 seconds. Resolution should be set to HD and at a minimum of 720px preferred. Works can be submitted as video only.

A short biography of the artist is welcomed as well as a brief description of the submitted video also to 10secvid@gmail.com. Please attach 3 still images of the work in jpg with a resolution of not less than 800x600px.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE. Entries must be received by April 25, 2013 . Submissions that arrive after the deadline will not be included. Please do not send files larger than 50MB.

The participant’s submission for entry automatically agrees with the terms of the present call. It also certifies that the entrant is the legal owner of the work.

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co-hosted by SHFT.COM + Urbanair.is

VIP artists’ reception 6-8

LoftSEVEN
219 West 7th Street, L.A. 90014

Host committee:
Adrian Grenier
Peter Glatzer
Eric Nakamura / Giant Robot
Kana Manglapus
Shiva Rose
Stephanie Kerley-Schwartz
Steve Reiss

a launch party and benefit for the
Urban Air Greenboards Project, and
the SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom

TICKET PURCHASE: www.urbanair.eventbrite.com

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LoftSEVEN website

SHFT website

UrbanAir.is website

Flower Pepper Gallery presents
OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 13, 2013 6:30-9:30PM

[APRIL 13, 2013 – MAY 10, 2013]

HOME SWEET HOME
121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

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Curated by Walt Hall

DOUGLAS ALVAREZ
KIO GRIFFITH
WALT HALL
PATRICK HAEMMERLEIN
CARL LOZADA
JON MEASURES

April 13 – May 10, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 13, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

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New paintings, mixed media and installation work by Walt Hall, Patrick Hammerlein, Douglas Alvarez, Jon Measures, Carl Lozada, and Kio Griffith.

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Flower Pepper Gallery
121 East Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

Flower Pepper Gallery website

Moon Gallery Hong Kong presents
OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 2, 2013 6:30-8PM

[APRIL 2, 2013 – APRIL 17, 2013]

Remember the Days of Being Wild 張國榮紀念藝術展
Shop No.1 Ground Floor, Hua Fu Commercial Building
111 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong

香港上環皇后大道西111號華富商業中心地面1號鋪  |  (852) 2858 1771

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AKIRA SHIKIYA
JONATHAN BAKER
KAI NG
KANG HONG-SEOK
KIM CHO-HYE
KIM JOON-SIK
KIM JI-YOUNG
KIO GRIFFITH
NAM HIJO
PAULINE LAM
SATOSHI SAEGUSA
SHISEI HASHIMURA
SON WON-YOUNG

gallery hours : Monday to Saturday (月〜土)
11:00〜18:00 or by appointment.
tel 852-2858-1771

張國榮紀念藝術展
多位來自香港、韓國、日本、英國的藝術家會以不同媒體創作,如油畫、雕塑、裝置、錄像等,以各種方式向張國榮致敬,而於香港展出後,張國榮紀念藝術展將會移師韓國的釜山電影中心繼續展出,作為與釜山國際電影節合辦的張國榮紀念節目一部分
日期:2013.4.2 – 2013.4.17
地點:上環皇后大道西111號
華富商業大廈地面1號鋪 Moon Gallery畫廊

http://www.moongallery.org