The fire last week in Oakland has been a huge shock to the artist community here in the Bay Area with ripples far beyond. Sadly, as is often the case, it took a tragedy of this magnitude to start a dialogue about the issues and conditions that precipitated it.
I first discovered electronic music in the ‘90s through the Bay Area warehouse party scene. Later I moved back to Sacramento where I started making music myself and playing my first shows at underground parties. I owe a lot to the community and history of this area and it’s disheartening to know that fewer and fewer artists have the opportunity to benefit from this richly diverse community.
This Wednesday I’ll be participating in the Oakland United event at the Fox Theater. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Gray Area Foundation For The Arts Oakland Fire Relief Fund. Christopher Willits, whose Overlap Studio is based in Oakland, and I will be collaborating on a short DJ set and a lot of other local artists will be playing as well.
I’ve created this poster to promote the event and as a tribute to the victims of the fire. We will be selling prints at the show and online afterwards, proceeds of which will go to the Fire Relief Fund.
I hope you can support in whatever way you are able; more information about the event and the relief fund can be found at Oakland United.
The Echo Society’s fifth event, V, will take place in the historic The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The show will feature new works by the The Echo Society collective alongside guest collaborators Clark, The Haxan Cloak, Ted Hearne, and Chelsea Wolfe.
V, or five, evokes freedom and symbolizes matter with the subtle addition of spirit. It moves beyond restrictions.
In addition, V will feature video projections by EFFIXX and lighting by visual designer Tobias Rylander of Seven Design, who has worked with such acts as Miike Snow, The XX, Phoenix, Explosions In The Sky, to name a few.
Following a three year hiatus after the release of his debut EP Mull, producer and musician Adam Finkel, who goes by pseudonym of ALEK FIN, returns with his latest effort Án Mynda; a five track EP of which he has shared an intimate live rendition of the title track, Án Mynda, exclusively with ISO50:
This video was filmed in my old studio space where Jeff, Mike and I built and crafted the live show behind closed doors for years. Grateful to have that space preserved on film and finally give everyone a look into what we’ve been working on.
Directed, filmed and edited by Travis & Taylor Keaster
Mixed by Jason Sharp
LA based collective The Echo Society has announced their fourth show, IV:Veils. The show and will be conducted by Joseph Trapanese, and will feature visual design by EFFIXX, and sound by Satoshi Noguchi. Special guests also include Mica Levi, Justin Boreta (The Glitch Mob), Matthew Davis & Daniel Wohl, and will take place at the MAMA Gallery in Downtown LA.
Just announced summer shows in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, United States and Canada! Yes, Mexico, I know its been a long time coming, finally our first headlining show in Mexico!
TYCHO SUMMER 2015 TOUR
MAY 21-25 | Bradley, CA | Lightning in a Bottle
MAY 27 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Niceto Club
MAY 28 | Sao Paulo, Brazil | Beco 203 – São Paulo
MAY 30 | Santiago, Chile | Red Bull Music Academy – Centro Del Cerro
JUN 03 | Mexico City, Mexico | SALA
JUN 06-07 | Houston, TX | Free Press Summer Festival, Houston, Texas
JUN 09 | Tampa, FL | The RITZ Ybor
JUN 10 | Miami, FL | Grand Central
JUN 11 | Jacksonville, FL | Freebird Live
JUN 13 | Manchester, TN | Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
JUN 15 | Wilmington, NC | Ziggy’s By The Sea
JUN 16 | Norfolk, VA | The NorVA
JUN 17 | Richmond, VA | The National
JUN 18-21 | Dover, DE | Firefly Music Festival
JUN 19 | Baltimore, MD | Rams Head Live
JUL 08 | Ottawa, Canada | RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
JUL 09 | Quebec City, Canada | Festival d’été de Québec
JUL 10 | Montreal, Canada | Parc Jean-Drapeau
JUL 11 | Toronto, Canada | Echo Beach
JUL 14 | Headingley, Canada | Adrenaline Adventures
JUL 15 | Saskatoon, Canada | Diefenbaker Park
JUL 17 | Calgary, Canada | Prairie Winds Park
JUL 19 | Pemberton, Canada | Pemberton Music Festival
JUL 24-25 | Tulsa, OK | Center of the Universe Festival
AUG 06-09 | Darrington, WA | Summer Meltdown Festival
AUG 14-16 | Somerset, WI | Summer Set Music & Camping Festival
JUN 29 | Rothbury, MI | Electric Forest
JUL 05 | Snowmass Village, CO | Wanderlust Festival
JUL 18 | Benicàssim, Spain | FIB
JUL 20 | Suffolk, United Kingdom | Latitude Festival
JUL 22 | Manchester, United Kingdom | Gorilla
JUL 23 | Dublin, Ireland | Button Factory
JUL 25 | Padua, Italy | Radar Festival
JUL 26 | Vasto, Italy | Vasto Siren Fest
JUL 31 | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom #
AUG 01 | Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre #
AUG 03 | Whistler, Canada | Wanderlust Festival
AUG 09 | San Francisco, CA | Outside Lands Music Festival
AUG 16 | Mexico City, Mexico | Ceremonia
AUG 23 | Los Angeles, CA | FYF Fest
SEP 16 | Reno, NV | Knitting Factory #
SEP 17 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Depot #
SEP 20 | Austin, TX | Emo’s #
SEP 22 | Dallas, TX | Granada Theater #
SEP 24 | Asheville, NC | The Orange Peel #
SEP 25 | Nashville, TN | Cannery Ballroom #
SEP 26 | Cincinnati, OH | MidPoint Music Festival
SEP 27 | Champaign-Urbana, IL | The Pygmalion Festival w/ CHVRCHES
SEP 29 | Boston, MA | Royale #
OCT 01 | New York, NY | Terminal 5 #
OCT 03 | London, United Kingdom | The Forum #
OCT 04 | Glasgow, United Kingdom | The Art School #
OCT 05 | Leeds, United Kingdom | Stylus #
OCT 06 | Bristol, United Kingdom | Trinity Centre #
OCT 08 | Paris, France | La Gaîté Lyrique #
OCT 09 | Brussels, Belgium | VK Club #
OCT 10 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Melkweg #
OCT 11 | Hamburg, Germany | Uebel und Gefährlich #
OCT 12 | Cologne, Germany | Gebäude 9 #
OCT 14 | Berlin, Germany | C-Club #
OCT 15 | Warsaw, Poland | BASEN #
OCT 16 | Prague, Czech Republic | Roxy #
OCT 17 | Vienna, Austria | WUK #
OCT 18 | Budapest, Hungary | A38 Hajó #
OCT 20 | Bologna, Italy | Estragon #
OCT 24-26 | Las Vegas, NV | Life is Beautiful Festival
If you are in the Chicago area, make sure to stop by the Schneider Gallery for blog favorite Reuben Wu’s latest exhibition titled Distant Suns. Opening reception night is this Friday, January 10th, and will run through March 1st 2014, alongside Lynn Saville.
Some words from the gallery on Reuben’s work:
Somewhere between 1970s concept album art, expeditionary imagery, and Surrealist painting is where Reuben Wu’s photographs steadfastly sit. His are pictures made in the real world, however, through collapsing time and merging processes, the real is transformed into the surreal, evoking a response simultaneously familiar and foreign. The photographs amplify the strangeness of place and speak to Wu’s individual experience within it.
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Chicago, IL 60654