Jul 212015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 2.43.17 PMStep and Repeat is MOCA’s annual celebration of live performance. Now in its second year, it returned to The Geffen for a three-day program of music, performance art, comedy, poetry and dance, along with sets from DJs, food trucks, and special installations in the MOCA Store. Step and Repeat presented work from some of today’s most genre-defying and exuberantly experimental artists, with a special focus on the burgeoning performance communities in Los Angeles.

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James Fauntleroy is a Grammy Award-winning musician based in Los Angeles. Originally from Inglewood, he has been a fixture of global pop and urban charts since the release of “No Air”—an R&B duet co-written by Fauntleroy and performed by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown—in 2007. For Step and Repeat James Fauntleroy will premiere a new, live musical score to the 1991 animated film Felix the Cat: The Movie, performed with an all-star backing band. Critically panned at the time of its release, the film signaled a huge departure from the original world of Felix, taking viewers to an alternate dimension as Felix relied on his iconic Magic Bag of Tricks to save a beautiful princess. Fauntleroy recently revisited the film and was inspired to reimagine and retell Felix the Cat’s story through a unique musical experience across multiple genres including R&B, hip hop, alt rock and adult contemporary.

via: http://infinite-lives.co

Jul 092015
 

MOAH - Art of Toys - infoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH) Presents:
A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS

THE ART OF TOYS:
July 18, 2015 – September 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11am – 6pm

Julie B. from Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx Artist Management & PR have been invited to guest curate an exhibition focusing on Art Toys. This exhibition will feature the top artists and brands who have come to define this art movement over the past twenty years.

This is the very first West Coast museum exhibition to address the history of the art toy. Concentrating on West Coast artists, stores, and manufacturers, it opens the weekend following Comic Con. Gathering participants who will be in town for Comic Con to spend Friday and Saturday (July 17 –18) at MOAH. An exclusive, ticketed opening reception, with entertainment, bar, and hors d’oeuvres for VIPs and guest artists will take place on Friday night from 7­10pm, followed by a limited signing with artists on Saturday.

THE ART OF TOYS: A LEFT COAST RETROSPECTIVE OF DESIGNER TOYS ​will open to the public on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California (MOAH). This exhibition will also feature murals by artists David P. Flores,​ Hueman (Allison Torneros), and Angry Woebots​(Aaron “Woes” Martin), with a special installation by Kozyndan, ​and more. Other events will include panel discussions, workshops, and a film screening. MOAH’s Vault store will feature selected art toys and more for sale, curated by the Coachella Boutique’s Jon Halperin. Artists include: Gary Baseman,​Luke Chueh, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Buff Monster, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, ​and more. Over 80 artists, stores, and manufacturers will be included in this exhibition. Stores/brands include: Toy Art Gallery, DKE Toys, Giant Robot, Meltdown, Munky King, Necessaries Toy Foundation, Pretty In Plastic, Silent Stage Gallery, Super 7, 3D Retro, Circus Posterus / Stranger Factory, ​and many more.

Social Media: ​#theartoftoys #leftcoasttoys #moahlancaster #lancasterplay

Media Contact:
Heidi Johnson | Hijinx Artist Management & PR | 323.204.7246 | heidi@thinkhijinx.com
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For more information, please visit lancastermoah.org or call 661.723.6250
Purchase tickets to VIP party on July 17 here: http://www.lmpaf.org/

Jul 072015
 


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Our guests today are Colette Murphy and Ry Schueller from Daybreak Game Company. Y’know, the company that makes Everquest, Everquest 2, H1Z1, Planetside 2, DC Universe Online, Landmark, and a zillion billion other games. We also break into some info about their latest and greatest project in the work- EVERQUEST NEXT. It’s pretty much gonna turn the MMO world on its head.

https://www.daybreakgames.com/

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:
http://www.facebook.com/battlecastshow
http://www.dlodband.com
http://www.meltcomics.com

Jun 282015
 

We open up the show today apologizing to our last guest for totally messing up his name. Whoospie! Then we get turned into cartoons by our guest Andrew Gray form Happee Unicorn! Woooah!

Today’s books picked by Josh Karp at Meltdown Comics are Pimpkillah: 10 Ways to Kill a Pimp and The Gulegodt. One’s a pretty twisted guidebook on how to kill pimps, and the other is a tale of monsters and legends in a 1600s village.

Find the books here:
Pimpkillah – http://www.pimpkillah.com/
The Gulegodt – http://bentonjewart.blogspot.com/

Our guest today is animator and creator of Happee Unicorn, Andrew Gray. HU is a brand spankin new site filled with off-the-wall comedy cartoons. Andrew is awesome, and he’s got a ton of wisdom for anyone wanting to turn their creative passion into their life’s work.

www.happeeunicorn.com

As always, thank you guys so much for checking out our little show!!

Find more about what the dudes are up to when they aren’t nerding themselves silly:
http://www.facebook.com/battlecastshow
http://www.dlodband.com
http://www.meltcomics.com