Oct 4th, 2019- Big ups to Carnage The Executioner for having time on his tour to stop by GCS and rock a free show for us. We’re lucky to have some great MCs come through to support him that night. One of the best in store performances we’ve had the honor of hosting ever at GCS Santa Ana. What a great performer and humble guy. We can’t wait to see him out here again.
May 26th, 2018- quick strike in store at GCS featuring Thekidyouallhate, Kid Vista, ACAP, Raw One, The Bermuda and TIZ. Sound by DJ Real. An open date, eager mc’s and bam, IN STORE SET. Here are some photos from the night.
Every first saturday of the month is art walk out here in downtown Santa Ana. This month, however, we didn’t host a new show since the Cinco de Mayo carnival blocks us out. Customers still find their way in here but the casual art walker was replaced by families out for a good night. We’ll be back at it in June for art walk.
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.
Here are some images from the December 3rd , 2016 art walk here at GCS Santa Ana. Jouvon Michael Kingsby painted live, Madestff came through with art and his booth of merch. KRAY, Nerd Bird and Ana Jimenez were also featured artists for the night. And the most sincere thank you to JROZ for coming through and blessing the gallery with a lively performance.
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.
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.
Aug 1st, 2015- No frills, no gimmicks. Just a good ol’ art show for the first of the month. We would like to thank RASK, XPLODE, Ed Gutter, DARCS, GERMIZM, Susie Cue, Tyoni Aragon, Tanya Rose, VGML, Pablo Damas, Jonathan Martinez, Mary Rose and Brittney Camille Gonzalez for bringing in art and participating in this month’s art walk.
A huge shout out to AWOL ONE and XPLODE for painting live during the event. Thank you to Shadow, DJ Real and a very heart felt thank you from all of us at GCS to DJ AB, for this was his last art walk with us before his move to the state of Washington. God speed, sir.
JULY 3rd, 2015- To commemorate the Independence holiday, we decided to throw an art show and in store to start the weekend off right. The 4th is the kind of holiday that no one wants to work and neither did we. We were very fortunate to get a great line up going for the night which featured the art work of Susie Cue and Tanya Rose. Music for the evening was provided by Os One, Vision and Mando the Dj a.k.a. G.I.A.N.T.S. Music, Okira Myth and Dulok Shaman of GRIZZLY STATE. Also, NAMEK and Josiah Deadflowers of Chamber Records. Backing up the whole night was DJ AB, Real and Deejay Great Daine. Live painting for the night done by Nick Macaulay a.k.a. NMAC and KENOS ONE. Enjoy some pictures from the night…. and as always, more to come.
JUNE 6th, 2015- This month’s art walk had a lot in store for everyone. Not only was it the monthly first saturday of the month art walk, but East End Santa Ana held their second annual EAST END BLOCK PARTY, as well as the traveling beatswapmeet. This post is an attempt to capture all the happenings at GCS on this day. I’m sure this will take more than one post, so here we go.
THEYDRIFT a.k.a. Carlos Aguilar and KSRA were our featured artists of the month in our gallery. In addition to the great pieces that they brought with them, they painted live through out the day for the art walk crowd.
JROZ, MC Prototype and Jook blessed the mics this evening.
DJ’s Daine, Real, AB and Neuropunk gave the gallery a great vibe through sound vibrations.
3rdi, Hippieone and Q-Vo also had a chance to share their art with the public.
And to top off the evening, Burst Rock and Tic Tac hosted our first breaking and popping battle held in our new location. B-Boy Tekken and Popper Chris won the night.
GCS 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.
April 4th, 2015. There it goes again. That time of the month that we look forward to and build up to. The first saturday art walk. The goal of this month’s show was to fill the gallery space to the brim with friends, recently made as well as the tried and tested. And it went off without a hitch. We had 3 music performances spaced out throughout the night, we had two artist painting live outside our doors and most of all, we had a great crowd of eager patrons and art fans come out and enjoy some of their night with us. Here is a photo re-cap of the show that will be in our gallery for the rest of the month, enjoy!
March 7th, 2015. GCS has always strived to bring out the best artists and the best art to Santa Ana. This month, we were proud to host CODAK for a solo art exhibit that included a tee shirt release and mural installation. The dtsa was jumping with the beat swapmeet going on a few steps away from our shop and other various art show and music events scattered throughout the area. If you didn’t know, now you know…. CODAK don’t play. Look out for a lot more from this artist.
FEB 7th, 2015… GCS was happy to host the second edition of the “All Our Love” art show that takes place during february’s art walk. This specially selected group of artists represented some of what GCS loves and holds most dear. We thank all the artists that were involved in the show as well as the crowds that came in though out the night. Big thanks to Scarub from Living Legends for his in store performance, which we covered in a previous post. DJ’s Real and AB were on the decks all night long. DJ AB had a HUG STATION out in front of the shop for the night promoting peace in the hood. And DEITY and Kimberly Duran finished up their latest pieces steps away from our front door.
December’s art show brought us Aspeh’s “Within the Core”. This is the third or fourth time that we have had the pleasure of hosting Aseph in our gallery. The crowds were great as usual despite the cold weather. 3rdI, APE, Hurl, and Irene Garcia also displayed newly created pieces in support of the show. The show was predominated by original acrylic paintings, punctuated by Aspeh’s huge centerpiece created on digital media. For more info on Aseph, check out his site www.aspehone.com. Special thanks to Elvis Williams a.k.a. DJ REAL for the great tunes all night long.