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We are thrilled to announce that Blast! [13], our annual garden party and fundraiser, returns to the beautiful home of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Blast! [13] features a glam musical tribute to David Bowie and Prince with Mannequins with Kill Appeal, plus Bowie/Prince Karaoke with special guests, along with great food and drink, a reprise of our popular Bootleg LP Art Auction and the return of MC Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). Dublab impresario Ale Cohen spins tunes throughout the afternoon.


More than 80 artists are contributing to a reprise of our Bootleg LP Auction including
Aaron Curry, Katie GrinninAlice Könitz, Friedrich Kunath and Chris Martin. 1301PE is hosting a pop up preview May 19-21, with an artist reception Thursday, May 19 from 6-9pm.

All proceeds from Blast! [13] support SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.

Featured image from our 2015 Bootleg LP Auction:
Joel Otterson
A Lad Insane, 2015
bead embroidered fabric, wood, upholstry tacks
12.25″ x 12.25″ x 1.75″

Details

We are thrilled to announce Blast! [13], our annual garden party and fundraiser, returns to the beautiful home of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Blast! [13] features a glam musical tribute to David Bowie and Prince with Mannequins with Kill Appeal, plus Bowie/Prince Karaoke with special guests, along with great food and drink, a reprise of our popular Bootleg LP Art Auction and the return of MC Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). Dublab impresario Ale Cohen spins tunes throughout the afternoon.

All proceeds from Blast! [13] support SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.

Bootleg LP covers created by more than 80 artists will be on display May 19-21 at 1301PE, located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Join SASSAS and 1301PE in thanking the artists for their support of SASSAS programming at an artist’s reception on Thursday May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pre-bidding via the SASSAS website has started and the auction culminates at Blast! on Sunday May 22. Bidders will be able to access the auction online starting May 10 and continue bidding until the final gavel at 7pm on May 22.


Bootleg LP Art Auction Redux
Pop-Up Preview May 19 – 21
Artist Reception May 19 from 6 pm – 9 pm
1301PE

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Joel Otterson, A Lad Insane, 2015, bead embroidered fabric, wood, upholstery tacks, 12.25″ x 12.25″ x 1.75″ (from LP Bootleg Auction, 2015, sold)

Bootleg LP covers created by more than 80 artists will be on display May 19-21 at 1301PE, located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Join SASSAS and 1301PE in thanking the artists for their support of SASSAS programming at an artist’s reception on Thursday May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pre-bidding has started and the auction culminates at Blast! on Sunday May 22. Bidders will be able to access the auction online starting May 10 and continue bidding until the final gavel at 7pm on May 22.

BOOTLEG LP ART AUCTION REDUX participating artists:

Basma Alsharif, Dave Bailey Miyoshi Barosh, Cindy Bernard, Michael Bevilacqua, Josh Blackwell, Brian Bress, Joshua Callaghan, Enrique Castrejon, Jane Chafin, York Chang, Greg Colson, Jeff Colson, Matt Connolly, Meg Cranston, Aaron Curry, Dave Deany, Steve DeGroodt, Tomory Dodge, Sid M. Dueñas, David P. Earle, Nancy Evans, Paul W. Evans, Founding Fathers: Alexander Collins & Kelly Wall, Janice Gomez, Dan Goodsell, Alexandra Grant, Todd Gray, Phyllis Green, Kio Griffith, Katie Grinnan, Doug Harvey, Drew Heitzler, Andrea Hidalgo, Patrick Hill, Stephen Hillenburg, Fatima Hoang, Dave Hughes, Marianne Hurum, Charles Irvin, Pam Jorden, John Knuth, Alice Könitz, David Korty, Maxwell Krivitzky, Friedrich Kunath, Tom Lawson, Won Ju Lim, Karen Lofgren, Charles Long, Chris Martin, Heather Gwen Martin, Daniel Mendel-Black, Adam Miller, Denis Morella, Brian Moss, Davida Nemeroff, Alison O’Daniel, Stanislav Orlovski, Juliana Paciulli, John Pearson, M.A. Peers, Ave Pildas, Joe Potts, Jon Pylypchuk, Brian Randolph, Heather Rasmussen, Jessica Rath, David Schafer, Jim Shaw, Francesco X Siqueiros, Susan Sironi, Barbara T. Smith, Juliana Snapper with Paula Cronan, LeRoy Stevens, Dani Tull, Frohawk Two Feathers, Tyler Vlahovich, Benjamin Weissman, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Chris Wilder, B. Wurtz, Eric Yanker, HK Zamani, Jody Zellen


ABOUT THE MUSIC

Mannequins with Kill Appeal

Mannequins with Kill Appeal cover the spectrum of Bowie obscura. A project of former Hollywood Rose member Steve Darrow, Mannequins’s rotating roster of Hollywood rock royalty have played with: The Decadents, Divine Horsemen, Super Heroines, Kim Fowley, Ann Magnusson, The Witches, The Vampowers, Crowbar Salvation, Sonic Medusa, Simon Bonny, Band Who Fell to Earth.

Bowie/Prince Karaoke

A surprise cast of world-class artists and perfomers will rock karaoke versions of their favorite Prince and David Bowie hits, joined by audience members.


ABOUT THE MC

Tom Stern

Tom Stern is an American actor, director, writer, and producer living in Los Angeles, California. Along with collaborator Alex Winter he has worked on a number of short films and music videos for bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube, and Butthole Surfers. They also directed Impact Video Magazine that featured short films, performances, and interviews with the likes of Butthole Surfers, painter Robert Williams, hip hop pioneers Public Enemy, robotic art collective Survival Research Labs, and comedian Bill Hicks. He has worked on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show, Crank Yankers, among many others. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stern_%28director%29


ABOUT THE DJ

Alejandro Cohen

Alejandro Cohen is a musician and composer from Los Angeles, California. He has written and performed music as part of numerous projects and groups, including Languis, Pharaohs and Psychic Powers. He is also a composer of music for TV shows, documentaries and educational materials. Ale works at dublab as part of the full time office team along with frosty and Lavenders.


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T. Kelly Mason, Parade Bootleg Proposal, 2015, Mylar and vinyl Paint on mat board, 12.25″ x 12.25″ (from LP Bootleg Auction, 2015, sold)

R.I.P. Prince