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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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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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