Warehouse find! 27 Devils Joking LP with R.K. Sloan cover art.

While poking around a closet at the Dionysus office, I came across two sealed boxes of an 1989 Dionysus Records LP release, “Smells Like Fun” by 27 Devils Joking, a guitar dominated psychedelic band from New Mexico. This is a timely find as the cover art is by the late R.K. Sloan whose art is in the current La Luz de Jesus 25th anniversary show. I’ve just put the stock in the Dionysus cart which you can find here. There are also a few copies for sale at Soap Plant / La Luz de Jesus.

Video from Alice Bag’s “Violence Girl’ event at La Luz de Jesus 10/11

When I found out that Los Angeles punk rock legend, and personal friend, Alice Bag was about to have her first book titled “Violence Girl” published (by the always amazing Feral House) I asked her along with photographer and friend Dawn Wirth who had just released a book of Bags photos taken at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in 1978 to do a double book signing event at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. I also suggested that Alice play some songs on acoustic guitar and that I’d love to play bass with her. Alice made it out to Los Angeles from her home in Phoenix AZ and the night before the event we rehearsed three songs along with Lysa Flores to be included in Alice’s reading. The event surpassed my expectations by double with a full gallery and store. After the reading and performance a huge line formed which wrapped around the gallery and into the back room of the store with people who bought Alice and Dawns books wanting to get them signed and say “hello.”

Beyond Eden ’11 Art Event draws 5000 – Slide Show and Recap

Last Weekend’s third annual “Beyond Eden Multi-Gallery Art Event” held at the historic Barnsdall Art Park / Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in East Hollywood was vibrant and well-attended with an estimated 5000 people passing through the gallery between Saturday night and Sunday day – a fantastic turnout especially in the face of numerous competing art events and fairs during “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980,”a multi-institutional initiative conceived by the Getty Foundation and Getty Research Institute

October 7 and 8, La Luz de Jesus Gallery Turns 25 – Part One!

In just two more weeks La Luz de Jesus Gallery opens the biggest exhibition in their history. In fact it’s so big that it’s going to take them two months to showcase it all. This is LA LUZ DE JESUS 25.

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