July 4: Tiki Shark, Damian Fulton w/ Insect Surfers

Our pals The Insect Surfers who we released a 10″ vinyl record with years back will be playing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery as part of an art opening featuring Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker and Damian Fulton (who illustrated our Redondo Beat LP), with free rum courtesy of Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum  Here’s the details: Brad Parker “Red … Read more

William Stout: Legends of the Blues – LuxuriaMusic, La Luz de Jesus

Legendary visual artist William Stout guests on Over Under Sideways Down – LuxuriaMusic.com, Wednesday May 1 3-5 PM Pacific. He will be signing his new book, Legends of the Blues at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on Saturday, May 4 from 6 – 9 PM.   William Stout has a long and varied resume including … Read more

4/24: Artist Vicki Berndt on LuxuriaMusic.com

This week’s Over Under Sideways Down features special guest, artist Vicki Berndt along with your show host Lee Joseph. We’ll be talking music and art and playing some of Vicki’s favorite records! Vicki’s obsession with art, photography, and rock ‘n’ roll began early in life and continues to this day. As a child, she painted and … Read more

Artist Mitch O’Connell’s book screams TOUCH ME! Signing at La Luz 2/24

Pipe Smoking Goblet Drinking Retro Painter Magazine Album Poster Pin-Up Kitsch Shoe Illustrator Retro Fun Loving “Prince of Pop Art” Guy, artist Mitch O’Connell has a new career spanning book out via Last Gasp called Mitch O’Connell: The World’s Best Artist.  This marvelously massive (and heavy) book, wrapped in a thick embossed glittery squishy cover that’s … Read more

La Luz de Jesus Gallery Juried Group Show Artist List and Preview

La Luz de Jesus’ 2013 Laluzapalooza / Kitschen Sync Juried Group Show Includes Art by The Creepy Creeps / Creepxotica’s Dave Warshaw!   After publicly extending their annual Laluzapalooza juried group show submission deadline an extra month, La Luz de Jesus Gallery‘s Billy Shire and Matt Kennedy sorted through over 15,000 images to select over … Read more

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker and Miles Thompson art shows open 7/6

Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker Tales From the Tiki Lounge Miles Thompson Warm Fuzzies, Cold Pricklies July 6 – 29, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, July 6th; 8-11 PM Closing Party: Sunday, July 29, 4 pm – 7 pm La Luz de Jesus Gallery 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027 323-666-7667 Tales from the Tiki Lounge … Read more

Martini Kings to release vinyl LP with SHAG cover on Dionysus!

The Martini Kings first vinyl LP, Palm Springs Serenade will be released on Dionysus Records on July 10. The LP features cover art by SHAG. The band will play a record release party (and closing for Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker’s art show) at La Luz de Jesus Gallery on July 29, details forthcoming.

Urban Taxidermy – The Art of Dave Warshaw Video Documentary

Based out of Avalon Tattoo 2 in San Diego Dave Warshaw is quickly making a name for himself. Here’s an insider’s look at Dave outside of his daytime world of tattooing. Several friends and collegues express their insight about Dave as an artist. But it doesn’t stop there, he’s a member of The Creepy Creeps and quite the collector of sorts…take a look!

Creepy Creeps’ Dave Warshaw’s tattoo art and ballpoint works

Recently, one Dave’s appointments canceled at the last minute. Dave’s pal, Ryan Sinn, formerly of The Distillers and Angels and Airwaves was at the parlor and decided to take the time slot. Dave tattooed his “Four Eyes” creation (currently on display at La Luz de Jesus Gallery) on Ryan – in one shot – a total of four hours! Tattoo art genius!

Slideshow – Laluzapalooza installation at La Luz de Jesus Gallery

This slideshow, shot over a four-day period captures La Luz de Jesus Gallery owner/curator Billy Shire, gallery manager Matt Kennedy and company transforming the empty walls into the “Greatest Group Show on Earth!”

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