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Beyond the Streets L.A.

Beyond the Streets is Roger Gastman’s follow-up show to Art in the Streets, the graffiti and street art retrospective that broke MoCA Los Angeles’ attendance record with 220,000 visitors.

7 years since the MOCA’s groundbreaking exhibition, Roger Gastman invites 100+ artists to showcase their art and create immersive installations over 4000 sqm of industrial indoor and outdoor space in Los Angeles for what will surely become 2018’s most ambitious show: Beyond the Streets.

Beyond the Streets will be opening in Los Angeles on May 6, 2018. Gastman will not only be looking into the roots and historical figures of Graffiti and Street Art, but also take an in-depth look at just how expansive street culture has become in the worlds of contemporary art, photography and other mainstream pop and art movements.

Beyond the Streets will focus on artists with a documented history of mark making and rule breaking as well as a current, robust studio practice primarily derived from the graffiti and street art movements.

Beyond the Streets is not intended to be an historical retrospective but rather an examination of cultural outlaws who embody the spirit of the graffiti and street art culture. The exhibition includes well known artists whose work is influenced or inspired by these risk takers and whose efforts have elevated the movement to new heights.

Among the installations, we can mention a handball court complete with site-specific artwork by famed NYC artist Lee Quiñones drawing inspiration from his lion mural in 1982, FAILE’s Temple, is a highly interactive, life size construction of ceramic, steel, mosaics and prayer wheels that re-conceives historical references from sacred structures that invite play and contemplation from the audience, as well as a historical recreation of the Venice Pavilion, the legendary graffiti and skate destination in Venice Beach, in partnership with adidas Skateboarding.

Roger Gastman is a curator, graffiti historian, urban anthropologist and collector. Gastman founded and co-published Swindle magazine with Shepard Fairey, co-authored The History of American Graffiti and co-produced the Oscar-nominated Banksy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

 



Alex Cameron + Helen Fry

Shameless/Limitless, ByteFM and Powerline Agency feel something approaching proud, albeit a kind of proud that is tinged with generalized aches and pains and a dash of anxiety, at the reality of presenting Alex Cameron (w/ band!) + Helen Fry at Urban Spree on May 26th.

Tickets on sale now on TixforGigs and at KOKA36. Last I checked they’re going fast as Al n Roy fleeing an occurrence better left unexplained and unexplored. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Doors: 20:00
Helen Fry: 21:00
Alex Cameron: 22:00

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When you talk about Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy you’re talking about the online cowboys in the Wild West days of the World Wide Web. For those who haven’t logged on, Roy Molloy is my good friend and business partner, he plays saxophone with me and also owns 50% of our entertainment business The Crawfish. That’s one half of it, and if you want to know what we’re really about, what’s really at the elbow of the whole scenario, just look at all the things you wish you’d done differently. All the things you stopped yourself from doing on account of the fear of failure, or rejection. Weigh that up against your ambitions. Think about your work ethic. We’re reclaiming failure as an act of progress. An act of learning. Something to celebrate. People have short memories like that. Short enough to forget what happened even two generations ago. Scared to acknowledge that we’ve made some bad calls and we’re likely to again. Pushed the wrong buttons. Forgot to carry the one. Take a look around, I see class wars between educated critics and reality television life gurus. I see bronzed Californians preaching inaction through tightly edited frames. I see Americanized satire falling short from its killer blow. It’s not enough.

Me n Roy got into show business young. To be the best. To have the truest sounding words. The kind of words that confess and redeem in the same breath. True things of beauty; ugly and naked just lingering there to be heard. We play with words. Turn em inside out. That’s some good song writing. You wanna get online and check out the impact we’ve had in Australia that’s your call. We’ve played on the country’s biggest stages, hell, the first time I ever sang in public was to a sold out Sydney Opera House. That’s if you don’t count Karaoke, which I am also very good at. My song is Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding.’

I was trained by 85-year-old Jewish Entertainer Steve Ostrow. Look him up, Steve is a sexual revolutionist, he founded the Continental baths in Manhattan in 1968. A confident, bisexual and classically trained opera singer, Steve had me focused on vocal delivery, “let them hear the lyrics, that’s your only job.” Steve took me into another dimension. Here was a guy, operating at a time when bigotry was a matter of societal standard, and he had the vision to use words and entertainment to bolster the strength of his community.

You think about that kind of liberation, then you take our current situation. Think about modern times. I see HBO airing fantasy shows with dogs committing infanticide. Millions tune in. Nothing fantastic about it. Just the filthy Soap dreams of a should-be recluse. Torture porn from 8-9, satirical news from 10-11. Quick LOL and a wank then off to bed. And I’m not even a cynic. I’m on the grid. I’ve got a Google phone and an iPad. I was raised by the sea, white as a broken wave. But I know when enough’s enough. I know when a generation’s been subdued by apathetic music and the love song is more about the having than the being had.

I heard it’s a dangerous time to be online. You got the comments sections, and the thumbs down, but I ain’t afraid to commit to theme. That’s a risk I can afford. I ain’t scared of Internet scrutiny, or the foreverness of text. I refuse to destroy the emotion in my work. The only way forward is unedited, uncensored, and without inhibition. That’s how you get to the crux; you find what we all don’t want to admit. I’ve learned to reveal what I want to unlearn. I cast a light on the darkness and in doing so understand love and compassion. Fear is to be confronted, and to learn strictly requires failure – over and over. Celebrate failure with Jumping The Shark.

Some people say me and Roy use mongrel tongues created by the internet, American-Australian slang. Others say we breathe life into a contemporary greyscale. Providing culture to an otherwise empty and lonely place. All I know is a word’s meaning can change depending on who utters the thing; and so we present characters – shapes are morphed and stories are delivered.

And I’ll be frank — some of my stories got some low themes and some low tragic figures. Not tragic figures like Hamlet (I ain’t no Willy Shakespeare), but modern tragics. I got sex addicts, internet addicts, love tragics. I got villains, cheats, violent guys flooded with hormones and false bravado. They’re all in there. Good stories need em. Need villains. Some of these characters do and say things that I never would. Shameful things. But that’s what villains do.

And so we present to you tales of failure and self destruction. The ever-flowing undercurrent of sadness. The dismal slip beneath an entirely out of control mainstream. This is focused story telling. It’s Phone-Noire. It’s a collection of four-minute stories written to provide you with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions. Come see a show. Witness the elation in the crowd. The smiles. The weight lifted. Finally something is being said. Feel the sweet relief of confession. It is OK. We failed. Join the side of the enlightened. Jump The Shark.
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Exceptionally on point flyer by Natalia Portnoy
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Shameless/Limitless lives online at http://shamelesslimitless.tumblr.com/and https://www.instagram.com/shamelesslimitless/

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Laisse-Moi “Blue Spot” EP Release Party + Stephen Paul Taylor

amSTARt präsentiert Laisse-Moi “blue spot” – ep release party + SPT

Live:

Laisse-Moi has tales of Berliner nightlife, tragic glamorous heroines, women having sex with machines, and failed loves. Dancing to fight melancholy: that’s the motto of this three-women band inspired by German no wave and French 80’s pop music. The new EP; “Blue Spot” is being released by Solaris Empire (http://www.solaris-empire.de)

 

 

Stephen Paul Taylor

Armed with a keyboard, several costumes and glitter, SPT is a one-man music-machine. His shows are theatrical, fun and full of humour and energy. His phat beats make your toes tap and his melodies make your heart melt. Whether he is playing the keyboards with his feet, doing the robot dance or crooning about the “torture of love”, his shows make their way into your heart and soul. He was born to be onstage and his shows illustrate this fact beautifully.

SPT has played in numerous countries. He has been featured on Berlin Television (RBB, RTL2, Joiz.de, to name a few), and there have been a few documentaries made about him.

 

DJs:
André PahlOndula


Tall Juan + The No Fits + Beastie Vee

Die Letzte Metro is very proud to welcome Tall Juan @ Urban Spree the 19th of July!!!!

– Tall Juan
https://talljuan.bandcamp.com/album/tall-juan-taller-than-ever-tour-cassette

+ No Fits
https://thenofits.bandcamp.com/releases

+ Beastie Vee
http://www.misfitsmag.com/#!beastievee/u44ek

Poster => © Anne Sophie le Creurer

About Tall Juan: “After playing more than 80 shows in his hometown NYC and around the US during 2015, Argentine-born Tall Juan presents the “Why Not?” EP, his first EP before offering what will be his first full lenght.

https://talljuan.bandcamp.com/album/why-not

With a big Ramones influence he sings with passion and anger to a lost or never found love. “Why Not?” is a group of three original love songs plus a Dee Dee Ramone cover “Chinese Rock” performed by Tall Juan on guitar and vocals, his friends Juan Wauters on drums and Dee Dee´s wife Barbara Ramone Zampini on bass as special guests.
“Why Not?” was recorded by Mac DeMarco and Tall Juan at his home in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, with special guests Juan Wauters, Barbara Ramone, Bastien Vandevelde and Samuel Acevedo.

Juan Zaballa was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. You may know him from backing up and touring the world with uruguayan songwriter Juan Wauters, but this Ramones lover, now residing in Far Rockaway, Queens, NY, really comes into his own as Tall Juan. Accompanied by his nylon acoustic guitar and his band, Tall Juan plays fast–tempo rock and roll inspired by his failed relationships, love and friends.”

+ No Fits
https://thenofits.bandcamp.com/releases

A bass player asked another bass player to play guitar. The wannabe guitar player asked a guitar player to play drums. Then the two girls and one guy were a band. The idea was: who cares
whether you play your instrument well – for some primitive garage punk it doesnt really matter.
First rehearsal: everybody was sick. So they had a name: Sickass. When they realized they were also not fit on their instruments another name suited even better: The No Fits. A few rehearsals were enough to play a gig and do some first recordings. Now they are eager to
play live and record again because they know how to write songs. They
just dont know how to play em. Or do they?

+ Beastie Vee

One man band: http://www.misfitsmag.com/#!beastievee/u44ek



Druck Berlin Festival 2015

From 14.08 to 16/08, Urban Spree hosts the Druck Berlin Festival 2105.

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Created and run by Dolly Demoratti from her Urban Spree-based Mother Drucker‘s screen print studio, the festival is hosted for the first time in the compound of Urban Spree.

Druck Berlin Festival brings you the best in printmaking techniques such as Linocut, Etching, Riso, Litho, Letter Press and of course Silk Screen Screen Printing.

After the vernissage on Friday 14.08, the Festival runs full speed on the weekend around a print exhibition, several workshops, numerous print demos, and an outdoor market with more than 20 stands.

While the Festival ends on Sunday evening, the exhibition will however run until the end of the month in the Urban Spree Galerie (14.08/29.08). The exhibition shows print works by Banksy, Eine, Shepard Fairey, Oskar Rink, Faile, Above, Dolly Demoratti, Zevs, Blu, Bäst…, as well as the late Modern Multiples’ LA founder and master print maker Richard Duardo.

Live music  is provided by the Urban Spree Summer Sessions on Saturday and Sunday starting at 19:00 with Echo & Tito

On the vernissage night, the Urban Spree Shop will stay exceptionally open until 01:00 for late night book & print shopping with some rarities.

Check the full program here: http://www.druckberlin.com/whats-on.html

Opening Hours
12.00 – 20.00 

Entrance
1 Day – 3€ 
2 Days – 5€

Vernissage 14.08
19.00 – late (free)



Druck Berlin Festival 2015: The Print Exhibition

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Druck Berlin Festival 2015 will be held at Urban Spree from 14.08 to 16.08.

After the Festival, the galerie will continue to display all the prints until the end of of August.

The exhibition shows print works by Banksy, Eine, Shepard Fairey, Oskar Rink, Faile, Above, Dolly Demoratti, Zevs, Blu, Bäst…, as well as the late Modern Multiples’ LA founder and master print maker Richard Duardo.

Tu-Su 12:00/19:00

Free Entry