June Art Walk ’15 – GCS BLOCK PARTY 6/6/15

GCSblockpartyGCS is happy to announce our event for JUNE ART WALK. We’re calling it GCS BLOCK PARTY in keeping with the theme of the EAST END BLOCK PARTY. What is that you ask? Well, its like the art walk amplified 10 fold. 4th street will be blocked off to allow for a few music stages. The Beatswapmeet will also be the neighborhood so saying that the day (and night) is going to get busy down here is an understatement. unnamed-5

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GCS welcomes Black Book Sessions #20

Blackbooksessions_oc_gcsGCS clothing store and art gallery is proud to host our friends from Black Book Sessions for their 20th event. The organizers are happy that they have made it to the big 2-0. If you do not know about the event, it is billed as a “free community event” that combines a youth art contest with guest artists painting live along with Dj’s and music. We had the pleasure of hosting them in ’09 at our Broadway location. This event is scheduled for MAY 30th, from 1pm to 6pm. Of course its free and all ages, but if you know some artists that would like to participate, contact www.blackbooksessions.orgBlackbooksessions_oc_gcs_1

Delinquent Habits at Psycho De Mayo ’15

Ives_trie_delinquent_habits_santaana__5May 5th, 2015. It’s that time of year again, time for The Psycho Realm’s premier event of the year entitled Psycho De Mayo. This year, they brought it to The Observatory in Santa Ana. Although there was a strong line up of up and coming, young artists on the bill, by the time GCS got to the venue we were only able to catch Delinquent Habits, Evidence and of course Psycho Realm. Here are some pictures we grabbed of Kemo The Blaxican and Ives Irie while they rocked their set. Kemo_the_blacxican_santaana

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performing “E. 1999 Eternal”

Bonethugs_santaana_24May 3rd, 2015. This event was definitely one for the history books. Layzie, Bizzy, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Krayzie Bone otherwise known as Bone Thugs-N-Harmony performed their album “E. 1999 Eternal” in its entirety. The Observatory has done a great job not only booking high quality music acts, but they have been successful in getting these acts to perform some of their more classic albums for these special shows. Nothing against new material but it never hurts to take it back to those albums that made people die hard fans to begin with. The main room at The Observatory was treated to a piece of hip hop history that they will soon not forget. Bonethugs_santaana_20


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