|6/22: Crash Slash & Burn 6/28: Billy's Thurs Night Fish Fry|
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90027
June 22 - July 1, 2012
Cramp, Slash & Burn
Opening Reception and Book Signing:
Friday, June 22nd; 8-11 PM
Cramp Slash and Burn Updates
John Scarpati's "Fishbone the First Session" 1984 contacts have officially been accepted in The Smithsonian's permanent collection. This image currently exists as two forms - one on Optica fine art paper the other a Chromata canvas. The canvas will be featured in The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015. The other print will be shown at La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
There will be live reunion / jam taking place at the gallery, at 8:45 PM the night of the opening. We will unleash specifics about participating musicians soon so stay tuned!
Preview the book here
John Scarpati was the housephotographer for the Sunset Strip of the 1980s, when Punk & Glam were twins.
He wanted to be a painter. He wanted to be a rock star. He ended up being neither - and both. Scarpati, whose images span four waves of modern music and have become some of the most enduring iconics of metal, rock and punk, was raised in New Jersey, came of age in San Diego, gained notoriety in Los Angeles, now calls the world his home and Nashville his return address. His work has been cited by The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and PDN.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012 8pm - 11 pm
Billy's Thursday Night Fish Fry and Community Social
Event host and M/C: comedian Blaine Capatch (Comedy Central, Los Angeles Derby Dolls)
Atmospheric Pedal Steel by Michael Rozon
And more TBA
And as always- the heart & soul of the Fish Fry - Francois & John (Motorcycle Boy) will be at the door to greet you with a song & steal your heart away.
"Billy's Thursday Night Fish Fry & Community Social" is a monthly event that presents a diverse multi-media mixed-bag variety show of music, spoken word, unusual performance and more, putting a spotlight on several generations of Los Angeles' performers. Billy Shire calls the night a "21st century salon" and aims to re-connect the local creative community with a free, two plus hour "in the round" show, with the performers in the center of the gallery. The Fish Fry promises short revolving acoustic based musical sets, poetry, odd pairings of performers and much more. The show is open to all ages and there is NO cover charge!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
4pm - 7pm
Martini Kings "Palm Springs Serenade" Record Release Party
and closing for Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker and
Miles Thompson's July show
Note - on busy nights, there is limited parking around the area - It is always wise to come early, carpool or even hop on the Metro which stops right near the shop.