Destroy Boys Embark on Sad Summer Festival Tour

Off the heels of the band’s latest single “Drink” in June, Sacramento-native punk band Destroy Boys are setting of the Sad Summer Festival tour Aug. 6 beginning in their hometown. Check out the single “Drink” below, considered to be an exploration of addiction and comfort.

Destroy Boys are a three-piece band founded by Violet Mayugba (guitar/vocals) and Alexia Roditis (vocals/guitar). Rounded out by drummer Narsai Malik they have been redefining West Coast punk, making waves from the California shoreline to the UK. In addition to having racked up over 60 million streams, their music can be heard in “Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” game, and Tik Tok has embraced them to the tune of 20 thousand user-made videos and over 3.5 million views. 

Destroy Boys will be heading down to Anaheim on Aug. 7 at City National Grove Tour. Violet spoke to Enter the Venture about the upcoming show:

ETV: What did you miss most from not being able to perform or watch live shows for more than a year?

Violet: I definitely miss the energy from the crowd the most. Being able to look out and see the crowd’s faces with everyone dancing is so special.

ETV: What do you look forward to most about the Sad Summer Festival?

Violet: Meeting new people and playing with bands we’ve never played with before!

ETV: What do you enjoy most about performing Southern California shows?

Violet: SoCal has a special energy since there are so many different areas. No matter where you’re playing, you always get a great crowd!

The band have been outspoken advocates for a myriad of social justice issues, especially when it comes to racial equality, LGBTQA+ rights and inclusion for all, which is prevalent in their music, their actions, and how they use their platform.  Simply being two-thirds female and fronted by a queer woman is uncommon in a scene traditionally dominated by straight men.

Stay connected to Destroy Boys on their website, Instagram, and Facebook.

Gestures & Sounds – Album Release Show @ Hotel Cafe 9/15

Gestures & Sounds will be performing at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood this Friday, September 15 for their eight-track “Bill Nye Thinks We’re a Band” album release show. Tickets are available here.

Check out the song below to get acquainted with the new record sound:

https://soundcloud.com/gestures-sounds/01-ass-over-tea-kettle

Enter the Venture covered the LA-based folk-pop foursome’s performance at The Mint in June and it was a memorable show. There’s no doubt they’ll bring the same energy to the Hotel Cafe.

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Images via Gestures & Sounds

The band is known for incorporating visuals into their music with original videos. Talented filmmakers as well as musicians, G&S create all of their own music videos from start to finish. They’re in a venture all their own and offering an experience to anyone who appreciates a cut to the beat. Here’s the fully animated “To: Rivers, From: Chomp” below:

To get tickets to their album release show, click here.

Enoc Perez – Local Event

The UTA Artist Space will be featuring a politically-based solo exhibition by New York-based artist Enoc Perez opening on May 13 until June 17.

Perez’s exhibition focuses on architectural paintings of United States Embassy buildings throughout the world based on his frustrations of the country’s recent presidential election. His intention was to question how the political landscape has narrowed our relationships with these buildings and how they have gone from hopeful sanctuaries into security bunkers. The art portrays compounds in London, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Saigon and more, all with a sense of anxiety looming from the increased political conflict the nation faces.

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US Embassy Saigon, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 Inches

Perez was born in San Juan in 1967 and spent his family vacations as a child traveling to museums in different countries learning about the history of art. After getting his master’s degree at Hunter College, he has had his work displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum in London and many, many more galleries, universities and art centers around the world.

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US Embassy Tel Aviv, 2017
Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 Inches

The exhibition will be held at the UTA Artist Space, which is known for showcasing art talent from around the world and helping artists gain access new opportunities. Be sure to check out Enoc Perez from May 13 to June 17 at the UTA Artist Space, located on 670 S. Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Heatwave – Local Event

Joshua Roth, UTA Artist Space, and Cultural Counsel will be presenting “Heatwave” curated by Dylan Brant. The event’s opening reception takes place March 18 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The group exhibition will be on display from March 18 to April 22.

“Heatwave” will feature the work of Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, George Condo, Jonathan Horowitz,Rashid Johnson, Mike Kelley, Elad Lassry, Nate Lowman, Karen Kilimnik, Adam McEwen, Cady Noland, Rob Pruitt, Julian Schnabel, Jim Shaw, Steven Shearer, Dash Snow, Josh Smith, and Michael Williams. The artwork features collaged newsprint, silkscreen, and pen and ink to bring out the excitement and anxieties of their generation.

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Curator Dylan Brant is a New York based curator and a co-founder of Y&S, an organization dedicated to emerging contemporary artists and the co- founder of the artist run project space Entrance. He has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Examiner, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, Out of Order, Paper Mag, Twelv Magazine, W Magazine, Wild Magazine and Vulture.

If you happen to be in L.A. this week, be sure to catch groundbreaking new art at UTA Artist Space, located on 670 S. Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA.

Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion – Local Event

Multimedia artist and guitarist Billy Morrison and urban street artist Plastic Jesus are joining forces to present a one week only art exhibit titled “Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion,” which will feature 36 pieces of modern fine art. Taking place at the former Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard, it will run for one weekend only, opening Friday, Feb. 24 with a VIP reception from 7 to 11 p.m., and open to the public Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 9 p.m.

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Image provided by Hijinx PR

Sponsored by Gibson Brands, Inc. and Aston Martin, the event will kick things off with a VIP with a clientele that is set to include Miley Cyrus, Shepard Fairey, Billy Idol, Courtney Love, Ozzy Osbourne, David Arquette, Charlize Theron, and many more. The art is intended to show how people consume popular culture to distract themselves from the madness of the world, from social media to retail therapy to gossip magazines.

The 36 works include 12 new works by Morrison, 12 by Plastic Jesus, and an additional 12 pieces created between the pair, ranging from paintings to large-scale installation pieces. Meanwhile, co-sponsor Aston Martin will be showing off their coolest cars.

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Image provided by Hijinx PR

Billy Morrison is best known for playing guitar for Billy Idol ans is a long time collecto og contemporary art. He started to make his own pieces of art during the past several years and has had three successful art shows in Los Angeles. Plastic Jesus is inspired by world events, society, politics and the urban environment to question the compliance of culture with his own combined humor, irony and criticism. He has been featured on The Huffington Post, BBC, Time Magazine, The LA Times, the LA Weekly, MSNBC, The Daily Telegraph and more.

Be sure to catch these two artists at Tower Records on Feb. 24 and 25 for a night of deep introspection and a lot of fun!