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The Oxen Record Release Party
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

The Oxen Record Release Party

The Oxen have chosen to hold an afternoon/evening release party in the relaxed atmosphere of a local independent book store’s backyard instead of a bar or club. Carlsbad’s Lhooq/exrealism describes itself as “part museum, part archival, and designed to be an underground venue for nearly all art mediums.” Celebrate the release with live music from The Oxen, The Gift Machine, and Modern Bummer Band, and enjoy an adult beverage at this free all-ages show on September 14, 2019 from 5-9pm. EVERYONE WELCOME.

Live performances:
7pm - The Oxen
6pm - The Gift Machine
5pm - Modern Bummer

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"Big Fish", by Tim Burton (Lhooq's Thursday Night Movie)
Sep
12
7:45 PM19:45

"Big Fish", by Tim Burton (Lhooq's Thursday Night Movie)

THIS THURSDAY (Thursday 09/12/19) just after sunset 🌅 Join us as we screen the Tim Burton Classic, Big Fish. The 2003 Adventure Fantasy film written, directed and produced by Tim Burton based on the Daniel Wallace novel "Big Fish: A Novel Of Mythic Proportions". Big Fish begins as United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future.
The film stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Billy Crudup and Helena Bonham Carter.
. JOIN US as we embark on the continuing Journey of . #joinus at #lhooq books in #Carlsbad’s #eastvillage #creativefreedom #createyourcommunity #wearethecommunity #lhooqbooks sharing #culture #art #freeexpression #art #activism #change and #books books #book lovers #authors #movies #stories

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Strawberry Army / Sands / Chalk Talk "Live"
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Strawberry Army / Sands / Chalk Talk "Live"

Check & Reset your Calendars!!! We had to make an adjustment for the performers and move up the show from Saturday Sept. 7th to Friday Sept. 6th?!?! Everything else is the same so make it, and make it great!


We are very proud to present these three bands: September “6th Friday” Evening! Doors open at 7pm!


Strawberry Army, Sands, and Chalk Talk. Power to the Women!! All 3 bands are Women-centered rock/indie groups. 

But don’t worry everyone is welcome. Trust us, you won’t get beat up here…we’re pretty sure we can talk anyone down, unless you are a total douche bag. 

Forget about summer, “Fall” is when it all goes down!


Strawberry Army:


https://open.spotify.com/artist/0FqISXc7NpEfWkkWGWpODv?si=Tvz2FZXPQlaZ0SV6KzeHjQ@strawberry.army


Sands:

@thatsandsband can send demos upon request)


Chalk Talk:

@chalktalk.band


https://open.spotify.com/artist/0or3RZRgmh4vmUHLxZj7B4?si=zMsfoj8pRti_aVWZN_K_JA $5 suggested donation at the door for our Nonprofit Project and the performers! Lhooq Books will remain open with #books #coffee #espresso #tea and there will be beer, etc available with additional #donations. All #foragoodcause #livemusic #performance #girlpower #havefun #summersend #fallbegins #getsweaty or #staycool . More info. At lhooqxrealism.com

#lhooqbooks & #theexrealismproject. #createyourcommunity #arts & #culture #underground & #abovethewasteland  #schedulechange #Friday #september6th #noteit #changeit #worthit (Special Note & #thankyou #shortclip courtesy of @eedanner #red_ribbon)

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Paris, Texas
Aug
1
8:20 PM20:20

Paris, Texas

Paris, Texasis a 1984 road moviedirected by Wim Wendersand starring Harry Dean StantonDean StockwellNastassja Kinski, and Hunter Carson. The screenplay was written by L. M. Kit Carsonand playwright Sam Shepard, while the distinctive musical score was composed by Ry Cooder. The film was a co-productionbetween companies in France and West Germany, and was shot in the United States by Robby Müller.

#cultclassic . #joinus at #lhooq books in #Carlsbad’s #eastvillage #creativefreedom #createyourcommunity #wearethecommunity #lhooqbooks sharing #culture #art #freeexpression #art #activism #change and #books books #book lovers #authors #movies #stories #literature #lhooqbooks = #everything that challenges us and them to help us find our taste for true and #freedomforall #thursdaynightmovies on the regular  that masterfully gives an authentic quality you will not want to miss! 

Playing outdoors although the bookstore will remain open and fresh #coffee, #tea, #espresso will be available.

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"Beautiful Losers" the Documentary
Jul
18
8:20 PM20:20

"Beautiful Losers" the Documentary

TONIGHT! “BEAUTIFUL LOSERS” Lhooq Books Thursday Night Movie 07/18/19 just after sundown 8:15-ish?!?

Beautiful Losers is a 2008 documentary filmed by director Aaron Rose and co-directed by Joshua Leonard. It was produced by Sidetrack Films in association with BlackLake Productions, and stars several artists including Harmony Korine, writer of independent cult films Kids and Gummo[1] and former graffiti artist Stephen Powers . @beautifullosersofficial @aaronroseofficial

Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard document the lives and careers of young artists and designers who -- though unfamiliar with the workings of the traditional art world -- have had an impact on it.


Thomas Campbell @thomascampbellart

Cheryl Dunn

@cheryldunn

Shepard Fairey

@obeygiant

Jo Jackson

@fashionjackson_

Chris Johanson @chrisjohansonart

Margaret Kilgallen

@margaretkilgallen

Harmony Korine

#harmonykorine

Geoff McFetridge

@mcfetridge

Barry McGee

@b_mcgeezer

Mike Mills

#mikemills

Stephen Powers II

#stevenpowersII

Claire E. Rojas

#Claireerojas

Aaron Rose

#aaronrose

Deanna Templeton

@deannatempleton

Ed Templeton

@ed.templeton

Mark Gonzales

#thegonz @ Lhooq/exrealism

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

THIS THURSDAY (Thursday 07/11/19) just after sunset 🌅Join us as we screen Sorry to Bother You written and directed by debut feature filmmaker Boots Riley. The film stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Danny Glover and the voices of David Cross, Patton Oswalt and Lily James. A strange, surreal & hilarious satire guided by the intentionally unsteady hand of activist-rapper turned debut director, Boots Riley. Its commentary on media, society, race and working-class issues are poignant, brutally honest and consistently hilarious. The story follows Cassius, an African-American telemarketer in Oakland. When told to use his "white voice" on the job while making calls, he quickly rises through the ranks of his profession--and ends up getting a hefty promotion. All of a sudden, things start to spiral out of control. The film's social consciousness and commentary intersect in ways that are thoughtful, snappy, and deeply rooted in (often unfortunately) a sense of genuine realism. Yet the film's image of the world is not equal to our society with microscopic precision, as its humor often tends to look at current societal issues with the mirror of a macabre fun-house.


Join Us at #lhooqbooks in #Carlsbad’s #eastvillage #creativefreedom #createyourcommunity #wearethecommunity #lhooqbooks sharing #culture #art #freeexpression #art #activism #change and #books books #book lovers #authors #movies #stories #literature #lhooqbooks = #everything that challenges us and them to help us find our taste for true and #freedomforall #thursdaynightmovies on the regular  that masterfully gives an authentic quality you will not want to miss! 

Playing outdoors although the bookstore will remain open and fresh #coffee, #tea, #espresso will be available.

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Dead Man (Lhooq Books Thursday Night Movie)
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Dead Man (Lhooq Books Thursday Night Movie)

eak and roam around without missing a thing. a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance Henriksen, Gabriel Byrne, Mili Avital and Robert Mitchum (in his final film role). The film, dubbed a "Psychedelic Western" by its director, includes twisted and surreal elements of the Western genre. The film is shot entirely in monochrome.[3] Neil Young composed the guitar-dominated soundtrack with portions he improvised while watching the movie footage. It has been considered by many to be a premier postmodern Western. It has been compared to Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian.[4]
#cultclassic . #joinus at #lhooq books in #Carlsbad’s #eastvillage#creativefreedom#createyourcommunity#wearethecommunity #lhooqbookssharing #culture #art #freeexpression#art #activism #change and #booksbooks #book lovers #authors #movies#stories #literature #lhooqbooks = #everything that challenges us and them to help us find our taste for true and #freedomforall#thursdaynightmovies

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Paddle Out Fest
Apr
13
5:00 PM17:00

Paddle Out Fest

ina Fake/Southern Beacons/Rain on Fridays/Burnout Reef/Sean Jones/Serendipity/Katie M.

That’s a lot of music and I guess that’s why they are calling it a “fest”?!?! A festival of Punk Rock Spring/Summer good times!!!

Tina Fake played their very first live show ever here at Lhooq Books and they killed it. the band was passionate, driven, Loud, smart, a little crazy and tight as fuck! You really can’t ask for and get any more from a bands first time on stage. Plus, they packed the house! And it was all them! their friends & family came out in droves to support them and they did not disappoint! THESE GUYS ARE PRETTY YOUNG, BUT THEY PLAY WITH THE HEARTS AND ETHOS OF TRUE PUNK. Now they are coming back with a massive line up of friends and other bands they have met, connected with and collaborated with on the road and round town.

We are proud to present the rising stars of a scene that supposedly doesn’t exist. But try telling that to the hundreds that will be at Lhooq this coming Saturday 04/13/19!! We are starting early, 5pm to get everyone on the bill a full set! This also means we are going to do our best to present this like a local backyard/beach party with NO BBQ, but plenty of Beer, etc (please do not bring your own because whatever we provide you can get cheap and it will help serve the greater good…more funding for the nonprofit and the artists/performers.) Ultimately, all we ask is a minimum donation of $5, but we do think you can (and should) do more!?!?! Just check out this list of acts and they are all amazing!

You can donate/buy a $5 ticket here on our website http://www.;hooqxrealism.com/tickets in our shop prior to or day of, if not sold out by then, And if you really want to help support the bands and even our nonprofit you can donate more by clicking the donate block on the home page. All net profits go to the bands, and with this many bands we need a lot of donations to spread it around. Support the Cause and the Cause will support you!

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Sound & Vision Revisited Green Destiny & Hip Priest
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Sound & Vision Revisited Green Destiny & Hip Priest

Sound & Vision Revisited Green Destiny & Hip Priest

We present our Sound & Vision Experiment with Green Destiny(audio) & Craftlabtomato(visual) at 8:30pm. Hip Priest, the only Fall cover band that matters will open the show at 7pm. RIP MES.

Green Destiny of Carlsbad will be performing an atmospheric instrumental set incorporating guitar and electronics to live scrubbing / manipulating video art by Craftlabtomato.

We are happy that San Diego's own Fall tribute band Hip Priest led by Will A Lerner of Strawberry Moons and Shakes Before Us will open the event at 7PM. MES was a huge inspiration in artistic expression in unconventional ways. Don't miss these guys!

#greendestiny #experimental #instrumental #ambient #sonic #noise #floatinginspace @grumpyantired collaborations w/ #craftlab @craftlabtomato #digitalartist #artcollaboration #modernart #multimediaart #videoart #abstractart #contemporaryart #experimentalfilm #subconscious & #thefall

$5 donation/ticket buy through ticket link for priority / VIP access. Or at the door if not sold out. Drinks available with suggested donation

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Blind Mountain Holler & Duane Mark -Are Rolling Deep "Live"
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Blind Mountain Holler & Duane Mark -Are Rolling Deep "Live"

Promise we’ll start close to on time and play as long as possible. No show is the same as the other. And this show is definitely no exception. $5 donation/ticket online for priority/VIP access, or at the door. Drinks available via suggested donation. All Net Profits go to the artists and specific donations to help our Nonprofit The Exrealism Project.

We are honored to present @blindmountainholler San Diego’s 2019 Music Award winners! And coming in hard from Texas @ihateduanemark #duanemark. This is a rare show for us and is destined to go down in the history books of one of the all time, good times here!!! Just check out some of this:

Here are links to our bandcamp where we have merch and music available to view, listen and purchase.

https://blindmountainholler.bandcamp.com/

Links to our music on multiple platforms... https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zjSw7ODxETEBiLBDwz5uf

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/blind-mountain-holler/1435745904

Link to our youtube channel with a couple of live videos from past shows.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCajQfEtwEoNPseWrDo9F61A

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The Gems / This Uni / Bort Nebulon / Preloaded Spoon
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Gems / This Uni / Bort Nebulon / Preloaded Spoon

Some new & returning performers ready to kick off the unofficial new Spring season. This is only the beginning. Check our website and all social media outlets for a ton of diverse events through spring/Summer and on 2019.

This night we have @thegems.lb from Long Beach, @this.uni @bortnebulon & @preloadedspoon Touring & local bands psyched to make you feel it. Every show is special. You don’t want to miss this! Just $5 donation/ticket to get in and drinks available with suggested donation

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His Apologies & Green Destiny "Sound & Vision" /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With Craftlab
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

His Apologies & Green Destiny "Sound & Vision" /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With Craftlab

The Exrealism Project Presents: His Apologies & Green Destiny “Sound & Vision” /kəˌlabəˈrāSH(ə)n/ With CraftLab

Wrapping up our special events for February. We have “Sound & Vision”.

The Sound: Co-headlining we have a beautiful solo performance,  “His Apologies” @hisapologies a veteran singer/songwriter who has volunteered to open with his heartfelt, often heartbreaking lyrics, mixed with a an almost necessary sardonic world view. yet all combined, we find his music to be painfully honest and ultimately life affirming.  beautiful solo performance. 

Closing the night is an experimental instrumental, “Green Destiny” lead by Forrest, a young protégé of many genres. In this current project his band is experimenting with sound and exploring a hybrid of the often loud, crunch of sonic noise mixed with ambient drone, dripping with melodic tones, taking you on a journey, getting lost in space, then crashing & floating back to earth.

The Vision: Both performances will be layered with interactive Neo Wave multi-layered projection art. The audience can stand back and watch it all as a whole or come inside the light and interact with the art, light, sound & Vision. digital art projections by CraftLab.(@craftlabtomato)

This is a nonprofit fundraiser show: 100% of the profits are dispersed to the artists/performers and nonprofit fundraiser. If you want donate more simply click the black “DONATE” on the home page. There you can enter any amount you wish. The donations are specifically for the formal launch of the local & international artist/activist nonprofit. Thank you for help the lives of thousands, and we hope millions (that is until we no longer have so much suffering in the world.) Our artists, activists, employees & volunteers, etc work together to expose the injustices and take direct action through collaboration and coordination via our nonprofit i”The Exrealism Project” working locally & globally. Thank you! lhooq/Exrealism 

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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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