Mtume Salaam 8:43 a.m., May 24
Make Good on 11/11/11
I’ve heard a lot of murmurs about 11/11/11 over the past few weeks, everything from foreboding rumors of apocalypse to the dawning of a new age to the official day of celebration for Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel.
In an internet poll of 24,205 people, 46% believe something good will happen on a global scale, 45% believe nothing significant will happen on a global scale, and 9% believe something bad will happen on a global scale.
While I’m hard up to decipher which of these has come to fruition, at least on the international level, tonight’s local music line-up lends heavy credence to the “something good” suspicion.
The Crystal Castles show in Tijuana is sold out, but the hop across the border is well worth it for Club Purple’s afterparty at Black Box in the hep nexus of Revolución and Sexta.
On the decks will be Club Purple soundstress Miss Lady D, Jazz 88.3 DJ and also my badass roommate Mawkus (Sweet Cheeks), Moonshake dance floor killer Lee Reynolds, and Bajaton resident Colour Vision.
5 bones for all night awesome.
Stateside, Kill Quanti and Critical Beatdown present Brainfeeder experimental instrumental beathead Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program at the Kava Lounge.
If you’ve been wondering what all the hubbub is about surrounding San Diego’s beat scene, poke into Kava tonight for an organic Acai wheatberry beer and a stern schooling in Beats 101.
Up at Queen Bee’s in North Park, catch an 11$ homage to the enigmatic 11/11/11 with 11 artists, 11 performers, and 11 vendors starting at 7 p.m. as follows:
Jon Nissen, Kassandra Lynne, Michael Mahaffey, Carrie Anne Hudson, Jason Acton, Sean Diaz, Memo Hoffman, Jonathan, Konstant, Jen Fong, and Ariel Noguera.
Alec Brooks (Singer& Songwriter), Jerrica Escoto (Spoken Word Poet), Eliza Cole (Pole Performer), Brian Simpson (Comedian), CCep J Dew (Spoken Word Poet), Aaron Evans (Hip-Hop Artist), Summer Mencher (Singer & Songwriter), Rudy Francisco (Spoken Word Poet), Dave Booda (Singer & Songwriter), Konstant (Spoken Word Poet & Host), Sufficient Sounds, and DJ Redlite
Heather Lynn Creations, The Funky Suitcase by Brenda LeFebres, STREETHEART by Pamela Sanchez, Eric Schumacher & his Día de los Muertos dolls, Brown Sugar Creations by Camen Lomeli, Brooke Christy, XAVMASCARAS, La Chica Boutique by, Joni Nunez, Freestyle Wraps by Kimba, and Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Consultant Lamiesha Spruill.
“The magic of the 11:11 wish has been captivating people for centuries. Even today, people can be found making personal wishes every time they see 11:11 appear on a clock,” the event invite reads.
“This mingling of artistry on this magical night will prove to be one of the greatest art, music, and cultural events this year.”
Down the street at the Sunset Temple next to Claire de Lune, local art nonprofit Sezio will be hosting Rafter, Oregon Bike Trails, and Dirty Gold as part of their weekend occupation of the venue.
"Sezio plans on taking over North Park for the majority of this week, getting a bunch of our favorite people and places involved," reads the announcement posted on Sezio's website.
10$ at the door. All ages.
Meanwhile, in East Village at the mxd830 building outdoor courtyard (830 25th Street), multimedia art group Cathedral X (featuring sound artist and designer Amanda Schoepflin, visual performance artist Jessica Jeffery, and sound artist Paul Remund of Chairs Missing and Tape Deck Mountain) will be throwing “A Happening,” a fundraiser for their debut full-length DVD, Spaces in Solitude.
“The campaign is sought to help Cathedral X push its context from a live performance on stage at a venue to a moment in pure intimate geographic solitude,” writes Schoepflin via email.
“The group will be rewarding donators with several different tokens of appreciation, for each level there are multiple rewards of personalized and original pieces designed and created by the artists in house.”
Now get out there and make some good.