And the beat goes on…
Well, it’s been way too long but we’re finally posting the photo recap if the last Back To Basics Hip Hop Show at The Observatory Oct. 10th, 2015. With the amount of talent that festival pulls, its one of the best shows of the year. It’s too many photos for one post so we’re going to break it up a bit. Enjoy!
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.
Here’s another flashback for all you art fans. Today we look at the 3rd annual “Steel Giants” Group Freight Train Art Exhibit held at the GCS clothing store in Pomona March 8th, 2014. This is arguably GCS’s Pomona most popular art show. Tons of great art and art fans flood the Con Safos gallery for this show every time they host it. This year’s photographic participants include Eric BMW, True2Death, Bob Ross, REVISE_D, Railside Rebellon, Bob the Bencher, Reefer Sutherland and DCAN. Canvas art by The Savageland, Freight Bandit and Deuce Seven 27.
“Big Rob” the Champ has been one of the most active promoters in the underground hip hop scene in the last couple of years. Talk about always hustling, this guy is mad active. Putting together music and art events at various bars, concert halls and shops, his #showcase626 events have definitely brought quality acts to audiences that are hungry for that underground so cal hip hop culture. Here is a look back at an event he put together at the GCS clothing store in Pomona. Music by Destruct, Delta 9 MC’s, Quaesar, Aliano, Name Science, Jouney into Zion, Fewrocks, Nariz and DJ Splice. Live Beats by Spok and Rokem. Live art by Meezy, Duer, Darcs, Rambo, and MC Mega. Look out for much more from #showcase626.
July 26th, 2014. Due to the GCS Clothing store Santa Ana moving, this art show was moved to the GCS in Pomona. Mark Funk curated his first art show which included visual artists as well as MC’s and DJ’s. GCS got to know Mark throughout the years as a good customer, he would always go out of his way to attend our various art shows and in store performances and eventually he became a great friend to the shop. We’ll be on the look out for more events planned by this Mark and his company BFLY. Art work by Mark Funk, JROZ, Jamie Johnson, Jonathan Martinez, Kenos One, 3rdi, Eddie Fowler, Jo A., Joseph Gutierrez a.k.a Sefjo, and Danny Boi. Music performances by Nikko LA, Konami Homi, Hanna, Enimal and DJ Soulone on the cuts.
August 2nd, 2014. Taking place at our original GCS clothing store in Pomona, PAWZ ONE brought an in store event entitled “The Top to Bottom Tour”. Going down right before the 3rd annual “Mind Clouders fest” at The Fox theatre in downtown Pomona, the in store included performances by Mal Practice, Swift Dixshun and Mando the DJ and of course PAWZ ONE.
NOV 9th, 2013 – Pomona, CA
The legendary visual artist Justin Bua, a.k.a. BUA paid the GCS Clothing Store a visit for a signing to coincide with the release of his new painting “The Boom Box”. A true amercian artist, Justin Bua has become one of the most recognizable artist in the world. He has been a part of countless artistic, academic and commercial endevours touching nearly every facet of the hip hop, music and art world. As described on his wiki page:
his work “is also heavily influenced by Ernie Barnes, the… creator of the “Sugar Shack” painting featured in the opening credits of the television sitcom Good Times (1974–1979) and Marvin Gaye’s album I Want You (1976). The style is recognized for elongated limbs that represent rhythmic movement.” It continues to describe BUA as “Currently, he teaches figure drawing at the University of Southern California, while continuing to be a leading innovator in both the fine and commercial art worlds. Bua’s energetic and vocal worldwide fan base ranges from former presidents, actors, musicians, professional athletes, and dancers, to street kids and art connoisseurs”.
Coming fully loaded with Prints, Reproductions and Posters of his work, this event was a great chance for some of his most hard core fans to purchase directly from the artist these charished items. Fans, art lovers, musicians, fellow artists and performers alike were on hand for the special appreance. They came in snatching up BUA pieces and snapping pictures as momentos of the night and in appreciation to what Bua’s art means to them.
We look forward to working again with BUA on future events and projects… look out for BUA to come to a GCS near you.
Street Life and GCS present the second night of “The Tools of the Trade”. An art show dedicated to the exhibition of spray cans.
Saturday Feb. 18, 2012 @ 6pm!
This show will feature the works of:
Astro, BOM, Brisk, Chale, Chor Boogie, Dan Doubleyou, DYSE ONE, DUCO, DAME, Derma, Evolve, Ekue, Fade Hurricane, GLORY, Mario Garcia, HASLER, Hundo, Jes42, Jesse Day, Kyle Ibanez, Mugs, The Milt, MENSO, Nate Banuelos, Nyser, Obie Mejia, PYRO One, PUBES, Pyke, PACER, RISKY, Roman Harvey, Severe, Slob, SUNE, SURE, Seis, SLAY One, Style, Ruben Saenz, ST. Kreations, SOBER, Tango, TAWL, Threaski, Victor Flores, Mr Wells, ZANE Money, and more artist’s to be announced.
There will be a VERY special Paint Raffle held during the show. Stay posted for Rules and details for the raffle.
All going down at the GCS in Pomona on Saturday Feb. 18, 2012 @ 6pm!
168 w 3rd st pomona ca 909 620 2772
This will be the second leg of the “Tools of the Trade” art show. The first show was held at Zane’ Streetlife Clothing Store in Econdido. Here’s a video…
A huge thank you to Persue for giving his time and energy for the event. And to everyone who came out to the signing and release of Persue’s MTN artist series can. You got a great collectible there.