Sept 1, 2017- Stay Illuminated came through and brought us a great in store performance. Hosted by Gadzooks, performers included Tha Ynoe, EXSR, Besatree, Kid Presentable!!!, Tha Locust, Linoskiii and the DJ for the night was ROKA. Great music, great people, we look forward to the next time we can host these guys.
April 29th, 2017 – GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery celebrated it’s 8th year in the beautiful city of Santa Ana. It’s been a long and winding road, but we’ve made it. We count everyday open as a blessing, every patron as a priority and every event as an opportunity. We’ve been lucky to be part of this underground art and music culture. As long a there are people to support us, we’ll have the will to keep bringing you the best. Tip your glass, here’s to another 8 years in DTSA… and hopefully many, many more.
April 1st, 2017- 8 years ago to the day, GCS opened it’s doors to the Santa Ana community. It has been a long and winding road full of perils and pleasures, but we have survived. This art walk was a celebration of sorts as we marked this anniversary. New art pieces on the wall and some quality music practitioners helped us mark the date. Here are some of the images from that night, enjoy!
March 4th, 2017- GCS was fortunate to host the touring Sapient, Jon Sleeves and The Halve Two for a meet and greet and in store performance during the March art walk. While on a mini west coast tour, these mc’s were generous enough to make a stop here in DTSA before their show in Pomona. They had merch for sale and blessed us with a few tunes.
Sunday, March 12th 2017- The neighborhood was jumping an dthe weather was great when Beat Swapmeet came through Eastend Downtown Santa Ana. Taking up residence in the plaza and lot in front of the Yost Theatre, the BSM brought out great vendors, great buyers and friends, new and old. Our friends at Blackbooks and Rhymebooks came through for the day and came through with a line up of great artists and dj’s. Shout out to beirdoh, OG Husky Radio, DJ REAL and all those that came to the shop.
March 11, 2017- The Dojo returned to GCS for another great night of music. Shout out to the master of the dojo Mark “Funky” Garcia. Stay tuned for more episodes of The Dojo.
Saturday, Feb 25th, 2017 – ULEE made a stop in Santa Ana to hold a meet and greet event for some of her biggest fans. This event was brought to you by the No Label Festival. It’s always enjoyable to host these rising stars. It looks like ULEE has a great future in music.
Make sure to check out the music of Gilead7. One of the freshest mc’s out there.
Sometimes going through old files, you come across some things that you previously overlooked but now take on a different meaning. We present to you an in store by Tree Haus Club that took place within the first year in Santa Ana. The information escapes me, so you will have to help me on that but we do see some very familiar faces. Photographer is unknown as well. Sorry for the cloudy recollection, this is a work in progress of sorts. Enjoy.
March 26th, 2016- GCS is happy to host Cozy Boyz and Bricktoyaface for Saturdayz School. This is an in store performance featuring Sahtrye, Trizz, Noa James and Faimkills, AA Rashid w/ Sinidian, Flako Siete, and Zombie Music. Show runs from 6 to 10pm, and as always it’s free and all ages are welcomed. Bring yo cash, merch will be available for sale. See you here.
Late Showcase returns to GCS Santa Ana on saturday, Feb 20th, 2016. Featuring performances by Acain, Jmeeks, JAy Smith, Salvajes, THEEARTHLINGS, Jayellz, Goons, OBS Movement. Beat Set by Geronimo X. On the decks DJ REAL, DJ DFNT DOPE and DJ CORNBREEZE. AS always, free and all ages. Come and enjoy a night of beats and rhymes. 6pm – 10pm.
DEC 26th, 2015- It was the day after Christmas and all through the hood… not a creature or crackhead was stirring… well, it was something like the well known poem about Christmas and enjoying the night. GCS was happy to host an in store performance curated by our good friend Mark ‘Funky’ Garcia. “The Late X-MAs Show” brought out the likes of Theearthlings, Hannah, Can Gnarly, Jayellz, KIT, Konami Homi, M16 and Jmeeks. DJ’s for the night were Corn Breeze, DJ SOULONE and DJ DFNT DOPE. Here’s a little photo re-cap of the night, enjoy!