Lhooq/Exrealism (Permanently Closed)
755 1/2 Carlsbad Village Dr., San Diego, CA 92008
Lhooq/Exrealism is a bookstore serving art/artists/activists/revolutionaries with a physical and online storefront for books, art gallery items, and merchandise which supports the Exrealism Project. Sean Christopher, Lhooq’s founder and creative spirit. The physical space is a vintage bookstore, espresso bar, and underground venue, as well as Exrealism headquarters and compound for the Exrealism Project.
The business was forced to close in 2020 and relocated 1,000 miles away to Astoria, a small town in northwest Oregon.
If there was ever a band that deserves your support by both sound and beautiful guts it's Red Ribbon!
In the short time we have gotten to know this band we have fallen in love with their sound and their tenacity. They are on a three week tour from Seattle to as far south as Tijuana, as far east as Joshua Tree, unexplainable turning back northward for shows in SF & Oakland then back down for shows in LA and here in north county at Lhooq/Exrealism (Lhooq Books & The Exrealism Project) an off beat dream all with a show scheduled for every single night!!
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 unclassifiable 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!
Support the arts, Support Musicians, D.I.Y. tours, Support Freedom. Free show, but please donate at the door, buy merchandise and support our brothers & sisters making happen in any & every way you can!!!