On Thursday, September 29th, THIS Los Angeles hosted the opening reception for the traveling exhibition of Stockholm artist Jonas Torvestig, (featuring artwork for the new album GIMME SOME by friends and fellow Swedes Peter Bjorn & John). For the event Incase collaborated with THIS and Torvestig to create 100 limited-edition cotton canvas totes.
Thanks to the large word-of-mouth crowd gathered for PB&J’s unannounced live set, all were gone within just a few seconds. Mayhem. Enjoy the photos. Thanks again to Jonas Torvestig, THIS los angeles, Matt Goldman (aka MFG Prod), and Peter Bjorn and John. Most of all, thanks to everyone who came out. It was a lovely night of art/rocking. We hope to see you at the Tim Biskup opening on Friday, October 14th. Guaranteed to be a brain blower. Yes, there will be totes!
On Thursday, September 29th, we’re excited to present the opening night reception for the PB&J-approved GIMME SOME traveling exhibition featuring the work of Swedish artist Jonas Torvestig.
For this very special occasion we’ve gone into cahoots with THIS and Torvestig to create 100 limited edition hand-printed all cotton totes.
Come early to snag a bag, stay late to view the work and enjoy DJ sets by Victoria Bergsman and Peter, Bjorn and John, (and just maybe get your bell rung through a combination of tiny amps). Bring earplugs and RSVP.
Portland’s MusicFest Northwest has now come and gone. We are tired. Yes, so very, very tired. Five days of non-stop shows has taken its toll. To get us through we guzzled loads of Stumptown and Extracto coffee. We ripped around visiting friends and searching for battered Japanese guitars. We played with obscure analog synths and weird tube-driven audio equipment. We lurked with the legendary Aaron Draplin and stocked up on Field Notes. And we saw a lot of great shows. So…many…great shows.
Including sets by YACHT, Crypts, Dangerous Boys Club, The Soft Moon, Explosions In The Sky, Ted Leo, Rebecca Gates, Archers of Loaf, Sebadoh, Viva Voce, Ume, Grails, Thrones, You Am I, Kylesa, Neurosis, Phantogram, Iron & Wine, Sharon Van Etten, The Oh Sees, Glass Candy, The Horrors, Eluvium, Avi Buffalo, Poison Idea, Cass McCombs, OFF!, and Band of Horses…. And that’s just the short list.
Thanks again to Trevor Solomon, Dan Winters and Fasil Debeb at MFNW. Your friendship and goodwill truly makes this festival one of our favorite events of the year. Thanks again to Deane Sienega and the entire KEXP family. Thanks to all of the performing artists and the extended Portland music community. We love participating in this festival and sincerely look forward to returning next year.
This past Saturday, September 3rd, roughly 21,000 independent music fans made their way to the eighth annual FYF Fest. Featuring more than 40 performing artists and an avalanche of other wacky entertainments (i.e., 4 live music stages, one enormous stand-up comedy tent, multiple beer gardens, a plethora of tasty food trucks, two gigantic shade tents, free bottles of water, grassy knolls, leafy trees, comfy VIP lounges, and lots of weird flashing projections courtesy of videographer Michael Reich).
It was BY FAR the best organized and most fun FYF Fest in the event’s nearly decade-long history. Huge thanks to Sean Carlson, Phil Hoelting, Michael Gutierrez, Mariko Jones, GBV, Dan Deacon and The Descendents, Goldenvoice, The City of Los Angeles and the entire California State Parks Department. We’ll see you again next year.
Today we’re excited to announce our sponsorship of FYF Fest for the fifth year in a row. This Saturday, September 3rd, the festival will again take place at the LA State Historic Park. Nestled between Chinatown and Downtown Los Angeles, this all-day concert will feature more than 40 independent artists on three stages, 20 stand-up comedians, a heap of local food trucks, and an expected 30K music lovers all coming out to laze the day away and celebrate the arts.
Performances not to miss: Guided By Voices, Explosions In The Sky, Broken Social Scene, Ty Segall, Descendents, Girls, Dan Deacon, Four Tet, OFF!, Avi Buffalo, No Age, and Pink Mountaintops. Bring sunscreen and a hat! Drink water! Guaranteed to be an epic experience. We look forward to having you with us.
On Thursday, September 1st, we’re excited to present the opening night reception for the THIS Los Angeles group multimedia show Borders. For this very special occasion we’ve worked with THIS and artist Noah Kalina to create 100 limited edition hand-printed all cotton totes. Come early to snag a bag, stay late to view the audio + visual works of artists Noah Kalina, Emily Shur, and Noe Montes.
This Friday night, August 12th, our friends at THIS los angeles will curate their first remote event at the new ACE Hotel gallery space in New York City. To commemorate this auspicious occasion we’ve created 100 limited-edition cotton canvas totes. First come, first served. Arrive early to grab a snazzy bag, stay late and maybe bag a fancy babe. Whooooaaaa! Here’s THIS los angeles co-curator Justin Van Hoy with a few choice words about the event:
“THIS los angeles presents it’s first out-of-Los Angeles gallery experience at The ACE New York. We normally don’t like to leave our little neck of the woods in LA, but The ACE is worthy of the trip. 25 of our favorite creative friends will be exhibited until the end of the month at the hotel”.
“How is that?”
We hope to see you there.
Chicago, oh how we love you. Excellent neighborhood restaurants, (Lula Cafe & Nightwood). Beautiful music theaters and cozy local clubs, (The Hideout). Dreamy outdoor spaces, (Union Park). Fantastic architecture, (too many spots to mention). And last but not least, a history of great bands, (Big Black, Califone, Naked Raygun, etc…). All of which makes it the ideal setting for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival.
So what did this year’s festival look like? 98-degree heat, dozens of food vendors, thousands of bicycles, heaps of indie labels, and roughly 50,000 sweaty music lovers spazzing out, singing along and taking naps. Thanks again Chicago, we’ll see you next year. We took a lot of photos.
On Tuesday, July 19th, the globally revered, non-profit Internet-radio station dublab will celebrate its second annual “Creative Cultivation fundraiser dinner” at JF Chen’s antique showroom in Los Angeles. This very special evening of music, food, film and philanthropy will include 200 seated guests and a vast variety of performers, visual artists and volunteer staff.
This is a fantastic opportunity to support our extended music & arts community not just in Los Angeles or on the West Coast, but around the world. We’re proud to support dublab and sincerely hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be one of the most interesting, entertaining and delicious experiences you’ll have all year.
In just a little over two days the Pitchfork Music Festival’s horde of disheveled, breezily attired patrons will again descend on Chicago’s Union Park. Held over the course of three delightful (albeit extremely hot+loud) days and nights, Pitchfork is hands-down the most anticipated independent outdoor music event of the summer. As a returning sponsor of the festival Incase will again be on hand gifting performing artists and festival attendees with a barrage of helpful goodies.
As always, please remember to bring a hat, ear plugs and comfy shoes. Eat something. Drink water. Perhaps even have a nap. Maybe bring a sheet or small blanket for lurking with pals on the lawn. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago soon!