Friday June 24th, 2011 8p – Midnight

Ongoing from the 27th – July 8th

What? You didn’t know they were best friends?
Honestly, neither did we at first. We recently stumbled across this golden fact, and thought it was so wonderful, we had to pay tribute. Simply put, we are fans.
Come out and see what we’ve baked up this time. We’re pretty high about it. And don’t hate…. In the immortal words of Snoop, “If you got a problem with Willie Nelson, you got a problem with me.”

Group show featuring art by
Austen Stanton • Carly Ealey • Carrie Cottini • Chico Munson • Chris Pastras • cw • Dan Christofferson • Dan Park • Dominic DiSaia • Emily Hart Wood • Erin Wong • Evanimal • Stink • Famous When Dead • Mr Frivolous • Greg Shirilla • HABBENINK • Heather MicMillen • Ian Bragg • Jeben Berg • Jess Sluder • Jesse Williams • Justin Fry • Kat Popovic • Kevin Lewis • Kevin Sukho Lee • Kube • Madsteez • Natsuki Otani • Robert Bowen • Robyn Shinn • Scarecrowoven • Sean Fahlen • Steven Van • Toki • Travis Shinn • Trent Call & wotto

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Toy Art Gallery is excited to announce the opening of our first Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show! The Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show was created to showcase new and established toy artists who use the versatile medium of resin to create their work. Some are known, some are not, but all bring something new and unique to the toy art world and we’re happy and excited to present their work for the world to see!

Participating artists (with more to come):
Abell | Americo Das Neves | Andrew Stewart | Bob Conge | Butch Adams | Defiance Speed Shop | EBIII | Erik Jacobus | Giant Japanese Monster, Bad! | Gumliens | Imagination Asylum | Isaac Hall | JAY222 | JEM TOY | Keenan Cassidy | KNGL | Makalibuland | Mondocoyote | oOMoSOo | Paul Kaiju | Planet Domu | Prometheum5 | Rampage Toys | Scott Jereme | Splurrt | Suckadelic | Tattoo Royale | Toy Architects | Trenton M. | Velocitron | We Kill You

We’ve selected some fantastic toy art bloggers, experts, and aficionados to be our jurors, including John Stokes ( Jeremy Brautman ( Ayleen Gaspar ( George Gaspar ( and Julie B ( They’ll be awarding some fantastic prizes, so be sure to attend the opening to see the action and meet the artists and judges.

The Toy Art Gallery Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show opens June 10th, 2011 from 7 PM – 11 PM and runs until July 1st.


Wandering Worx Entertainment proudly presents Each Step Becomes Elevated, the new album from General Monks a.k.a. Planet Asia and TriState. Sponsored by Esbe Clothing, the album features Ras Kass, Montage One, Phil Da Agony, Krondon, Killer Ben, Killa Kali, Styliztik Jones and Rogue Venom as well as production from Evidence, Rel!g!on, Josh The Goon, Jansport J, Twizthebeatpro, Lee Bannon, DJ Woool and Asterix. Since starting out as a fledgling MC in LA in the early ’90s, TriState has laid his signature vibrato over beats by DJ Khalil, Thayod Azur and Soul Nana. Asia has been nominated for a Grammy and won several awards since he started rapping in Fresno, CA in 1992. Based out of L.A., he has won The Source Magazine’s Independent Album of the Year twice. Elevated is the newest release from Wandering Worx, the Canadian label responsible for recent releases from Moka Only and DaiN.


Thu Jun-2 Travel to Los Angeles, CA (Press)

Fri Jun-3 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia

Sat Jun-4 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Mon Jun-6 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater

Thu Jun-9 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

Fri Jun-10 Chicago, IL The Congress Theater

Sat Jun-11 Manchester, TN Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival

Sun Jun-12 Covington, KY (Cincinnati) Benefit – Madison Theater

Wed Jun-15 New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s

Thu Jun-16 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

Fri Jun-17 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom

Sun Jun-19 Austin, TX Austin City Limits Live

Wed Jun-22 Ashville, NC The Orange Peel

Thu Jun-23 Annapolis, MD (Baltimore) Ramshead Tavern

Fri Jun-24 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Indoor stage

Sat Jun-25 Glenside, PA (Philadelphia) Keswick Theatre

Sun Jun-26 New York, NY B.B. Kings

Tue Jun-28 Montreal, QC Montreal Jazz Festival

Wed Jun-29 Worcester, MA (Boston) Palladium

Thu Jun-30 Rochester/Buffalo, NY Party in the Park

Sat Jul-2 Toronto, ON Toronto Festival

Tue Jul-5 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Bluesfest 2011

Fri Jul-8 Paris, France La Plage- Open Air Roofed

Sat Jul-9 Vienne, France Jazz A Vienne

Sun Jul-10 Rotterdam NL North Sea Jazz

Mon Jul-11 London, UK Indigo2

Fri Jul-15 Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival

Sat Jul-16 Montreux, Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival
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The Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show is open to any and all artists and toymakers with an original resin toy. All entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of toy art connoisseurs and winners will be awarded fantastic prizes in a variety of categories! No entry fee required, but there are a few caveats to participation.

Requirements for entry:

– Must have examples of previous work (preferably resin)
– Must be original sculptor/creator of entry piece (no platforms/painting existing work)
– Up to three entries/pieces per artist

Final submission deadline is June 3rd, 2011. Please submit all inquiries to, subject “Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show Submission”.

Panel of Judges include:
John Stokes (
Jeremy Brautman (
Ayleen Gaspar (
George Gaspar (
Julie B (

The Open Call Resin Toy Juried Show opens June 10, 2011 and runs until July 1st.

directed by Chris Le | produced by Waes One | single on iTunes | | on Facebook | on Twitter

Eso Tre and Subz are L.A. duo Substance Abuse. The former URB Next 100 picks dropped their debut Brand New Crime in 1998, following up with 2006’s Overproof which featured Motion Man, Saafir and Rasco and received four-star marks from URB and Scratch. “We”re big fans of Tha Alkaholiks and have fond memories of going to the Coast II Coast release party back in the day, so working with Tash was a pretty surreal experience,” says Eso. “We tried to capture a little bit of the vibe from the 21 & Over and Coast II Coast albums with this track but with a more updated feel. We wanted to have a party jam but still keep the lyrical content, and Tash definitely came through in that respect. Tash also was really proactive in coming with ideas for how to flip the video and we appreciate how involved he was in that. We also got to perform with him the night we filmed the final sequence of the vid which was a lot of fun.”

video: Substance Abuse f. Kool Keith, “Night On The Town” (2006)

Substance Abuse ft. MF DOOM, “Profitless Thoughts” (2004)


directed by Thaione Davis
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See-Me-On and Race are veteran Chicago duo The Primeridian, presenting their Tye Hill-produced single from Da Crack-A-Dawn mixtape in conjunction with All Natural,, Ruby Hornet, and Jugrnaut. Da Crack-A-Dawn features Buff1, Adad, Black Spade, Pugz Atomz, Rashid Hadee and more. Of “Dro p The Needle”, See-Me-On says “The foundation was the drums: pulsating and hard-hitting.”


Mok Vurban, “Just Smoke & Watch”
Roc Marciano, “MVG”
Beats & Bullets on iTunes
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Beats & Bullets : Soundtrack To A Shootout is a project designed as an instrumental sound score to a shootout cinema/street scene. Features all-star Digi Crates Records producers Kyo Itachi (France), King AL (Sweden), Miedlev (Sweden), Tape Roc (Sweden) and DJ Kryptonite (UK), as well as Roc Marciano of Fat Beats/Decon contributing his production to the project.


The first single from CRY AMERICA, the new album from the West Coast’s best kept secret IamOmni, produced fully by UK trip-hop pioneer TRICKY. Directed by Mark Yamamoto. Omni’s previous albums include collaborations with Fatlip of Tha Pharcyde, Aceyalone and Mikah Nine of Freestyle Fellowship, WildChild of the Lootpack. Their collaboration album is available May 3rd, exclusively at

Says Omni of working with Tricky:


“Working with Tricky has been nothing short of an amazing experience, I worked with him in the past on material and for lightening to strike twice and me being able to do a complete project with him is mindblowing. I am forever in his debt.”


The second video from Murs and Terrace Martin’s collaboration album MELROSE, out today exclusively on iTunes and at


Peep the whole story online here. Thanks to Gustavo Turner and Liz Ohanesian at LA Weekly.


Dedicated to Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The first video from Murs and Terrace’s forthcoming collaboration album Melrose, dropping February 8. Murs and Terrace first worked together on Murs’ 2008 Warner Bros debut Murs For President. “That album was so serious and such an intense process for the both of us, and we just wanted to do something fun and different,” he says. “And as different as we are from one another, we found a common ground in music and women. Add that to the fact we had both just broke up with our longtime girlfriends and were wilding out. So we definitely had a lot material and real life experience to draw from.”