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His Apologies & Green Destiny w/ Craftlab "Sound & Vision" Collaboration
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

His Apologies & Green Destiny w/ Craftlab "Sound & Vision" Collaboration

Closing out our special events this month “His Apologies” @hisapologies a veteran singer/songwriter has volunteered to pen with his heartfelt, aching at time, yet ultimately life affirming, beautiful solo performance. Closing the night is an experimental collaborative project of sound & vision with Green Destiny & Craftlab. (@Craftlabtomato) Explore the often loud, crunch, dripping with melodic tones, get lost in space while crashing to earth and follow the layered projections of new visions Enoesque digital art projections by Craftlab

Buy your tickets here on our site. Simply click the ticket option in the top options bar. If on a mobile device click the3 lines in the top right to pull down the option menu. Print or save your emailed ticket receipt/invoice/confirmation. Or take your chances at the door. Donation based drinks available inside.

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Matt Hensley & Brittany McGregor w/ Special guests
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Hensley & Brittany McGregor w/ Special guests

Special show. Matt Hensley (of Floggying Molly) co headlines & Collaborates with Brittany McGregor, Singer of “The Sparrow”.
Matt will start off the show with a set of raw traditional Irish folk. Then he will transition over and Sit in with Brittany McGregor to play some Mid Century French Street music! Brit @wretchedmathilde @lasparrowsings is a talented LA based singer doing the set in a raunchy fluent French voice. The traditional Irish Folk music pouring from Matt’s accordion and the Tradition French Street music share a quality of finding a way to take our pain and lift our spirits in a uniquely meloncoly let out in joy. Both styles are romantic, sad drinking songs. Perfect for Valentines eve. Authentic, raw, genuinely beautiful renditions of the greatest Mid Century French singers....such as Edith Piaf, Jacques Brél, Charles Aznavour and more. Our show will be a combination of talent, rough street style, freedom of expression and creativity. Sung by Brittny Mcgragor, an extraordinarily gifted singer and Francophile, backed up by the likes of Matt Hensley on accordion, and more surprise guest musicians from LA.
Tickets are $8+ and drinks are available on a donation bases. Remember all net profits go to the artists and benefit our nonprofit. 

$8+ tickets/donations at on our website, print receipt for priority/VIP access. Or try your chances at the door?!?

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CHINA / THE GIFT MACHINE / MODERN BUMMER
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

CHINA / THE GIFT MACHINE / MODERN BUMMER

Kicking off our event packed February . On the Second Saturday of Feb. 02/09/19 starting at approx. 7 pm ($5 at the door donation based drinks)We have China (Touring from SF),The Gift Machine ,  & Modern Bummer  So far 🤞🏼 we have never had a bad show, but as is everything something are better than others. This show is set to be one of the best yet! And it’s just the beginning for what’s to come!

$5 at the door or donate $5 or more and print copy as ticket from our website (we may have specific ticket options by the time you go to the site. Online purchases are priority / VIP. access

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LOW HUMS / RED RIBBON / THE OXEN (special set)
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

LOW HUMS / RED RIBBON / THE OXEN (special set)

TUESDAY EVENING 10/09/18 7pm-ish to whenever?!?!. We are so very proud to present three of our of our mostest-est favorite frickin bands who have ever played at LHOOQ/EXREALISM before! The Low Hums, Red Ribbon and The Oxen, who are allplaying here together on October 9th, But let’s me explain. The Low Hums played the first show we ever had, in fact, we booked the show and had it in the parking lot before our Lhooq Books was even open! We filled the parking lot with rock and free love 😉 and they helped set the tone for all shows to follow. What’s the tone? The tone is having serious underground musicians play their hearts out to an open and welcoming crowd where everyone leaves the standard pretentious, scenester style attitude at the door and entering into a new way of listening to the real thing by fucking enjoying themselves?!?! The Low Hums have played here two times sense then and Red Ribbon blew us away while on their first I tour as Red Ribbon, all the members are experienced pros, but together they have found something extraordinarily special and they are currently blowing up. Welcome to stardom with a strong emerging cult following!!!! We honestly would be happy to have just one of these bands play, but both...on the same night!?! This is something no one should miss.This is the one you’ll be saying for the rest of your life with love, “I was there?!?!” This is the one. @lowhums @eedanner #lowhums#redribbion from @union.zero records coming to us all the way from #Seattle you can kick my ass for saying this, but these guys are Seattle’s #musicscene#secondcoming. And finally, but definitely not least the equally as talented, charged band and arguably the best band based in the Greater San Diego / North County are today, “The Oxen” to help us make it through a Tuesday night while limiting the odds against any noise complaints and thus a premature shut down they will be playing a very special stripped down set! And dare I say more often than not these are the kinds of sets that also become the unforgettable. (side note: and don’t miss them for our second annual Halloween Party/show at the end of the month.)  #lhooqxrealism #artists#activists #undergroundvenue and #bookstore you got a problem with that? 😉✌🏼 it’s all #love but truly these bands are the best you’re gonna see #truerock#undergroundmusic #wherelifehappens#creativefreedom #createyourcommunity#friendsforlife #pureartists #therealthing#lifetimeofmemories #thankyou

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Obscured Modernism - Presented in film photography
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Obscured Modernism - Presented in film photography

Lhooq/Exrealism Presents a New art, photography, mixed media event and just to be clear we have lots of Alcohol!

As usual we here at Lhooq/Exrealism are always looking for new insights and explorations of different mediums. This time we found it with the collective behind Obscure Modernism. Everything we do here is a collaborative effort, but the creative vision of this show comes from these guys (And I don't want to add this part, but guys and GALS?!?! Sorry, when I say guys as a group I have no gender attachment to it, but just to be straight and solid ✌🏽)

Greg Z. - From the wild mind of Greg Zamarripa, presented photographs depict another world only seen before by the artist himself.

Alanna D. - “Le film Violet” taken on Lomochrome Purple.

Steven L. - “Life Goes On" - Enticing Color and Black and white photography from the bustling streets of New York

We had the opportunity to see Steven in action while doing a professional photo shoot at Lhooq/Exrealism and it was well beyond on point. He had me sold.

But then a few weeks later we all met up and it was a kind of love and kinship at first sight. They got used and we got them and within minutes we could finish each others sentences and visions. 

Simply put it is going to be a beautiful show and an amazing time. This is not a thing to do to get your monthly quota of culture in.This is a true experience full of "Lifers" people who truly came to art by a calling. Having their work all up in it's full glory, plus all their amazing friends from all over the West Coast, primarily SD and LA along with the experience many of you have come to know and love from Lhooq/Exrealism will be just an amazing Art Rock Kick ass way to start off the summer?!?!?! We couldn't be happier to have them as our guests.

....and did I mention we have copious amounts of high end local brew! And the hard stuff if you know the secret password(s)

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Happy Easter April Fools' Birthday Party Fundraiser Show
Apr
1
to Apr 2

Happy Easter April Fools' Birthday Party Fundraiser Show

HAPPY EASTER FOOL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY FUNDRAISER SHOW

Pre-Launch of our upcoming Formal Fundraiser! Please  donate now here on our Website (We are working on a formal fundraiser with a financial cap and time limit specifically to help remodel the community library and launch our international arts nonprofit.. there will be membership incentives with shirts, gift bags, discounts, recognition, etc ASAP.) But if you donate now you will receive all the above mentioned  retroactively. The Exrealism Project international nonprofit is designed to provide grants/funding ti artist & activists who are politically aware & socially conscious actively involved in helping the agenda of equal human rights for all! Working locally & around the world. Collaborating with many artists and organizations who  truly make and inspire change Thank you!!!

For the first time in my entire life, Easter Jas dropped the Golden Egg  on my zbirthday (April Fool's Day)?!?! Yup, I’m an April Fool’s Kid. In all my years this has never happened before, and I haven't celebrated my birthday since my Grandfather passed who I shared my birthday with my entire life. But my son loves easter and helloes me, and wanted me to have a "Birthday Party"  So I thought, heck, and Easter egg hunt, a cake...and then I pulled all the stops for and holy Sh#%t!!! Blowout Seriously crazyBirthday Party, Easter Fool's Fundraiser Party show line up.:

  • Material Boys                                            Interpol                                         Deathgrips                                                     Necessities                                             Iron & Wine                                       Girl Pool                                                     The Shed                                                  The Shed                                         Earthless                                                    
  • Side Yard                                         Blackheart Procession                         (Secret Band)

Happy Easter Fool’s Birthday Fundraiser Party. On April fools. There will be some pranks, but this ain’t no joke?!?! Yes!! This is a real show!       

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