Get ready for a really special evening with the talented poet and troubadours of Blind Owl, This a very talented collective of musicians performing live, acoustic sets with some genuine poetry readings. This is living art. Of course it is all meant to entertain you, but it’s done so with heart, soul and passion. We have so few true & real artist & cultural experiences to explore in North County. We are happy to provide something new, something different, something real, and something true for you ,
Live inspired and wild fun to start the summer off right! $5 donations at the door, drinks available, No BYOB, Bands only have family plus 1 guests, every one else please help support the cause. And let’s celebrate!!!!!!!
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!
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
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?!?
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
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
Local and touring bands play live and loud on a hot summer night at Lhooq/Exrealism check all the bands out online for more info.
There's a super cool write up about warm drag here: http://www.panacherock.com/artists/warm-drag
review of Wax Chattels: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/wax-chattels-wax-chattels/
Great write-up on duuns: http://listensd.com/2018/04/08/duuns-u-s-s-death-express/
There's also plenty of other content online for all the bands if you just google them. let me know if you need more info, links,
Each year there is so much music put out into the world, it's rare to hear something or someone stand out. Red Ribbon's unique yet understated blend of early New Wave, punk and the unclassifiabe post truth sound Stands Out!?!?! And we are proud one of the venues for Seattle based Red Ribbon • Freaks Only - West Coast Tour! here at Lhooq/exrealism May 1st, for a special Tuesday night 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!