San Jose – June 5, 2009 – Best Freakin’ First Friday Ever!

The place to be on the planet this Friday is San Jose California. The most insane First Friday event ever. I am totally serious. Here’s just some of the lineup that jumps out at me:

SubZero Installation 5 Flying Lotus

The Sub Zero Festival
With Free the Robots, Goldenchylde, DJ Cutso, (Former Brown Cuts Neighbors labelmates on Eerie Materials!) Evolution Control Committee and the noise machines of Tristan Shone aka Author and Punisher.

A diy, artistically bent, hi/lo-techno-mashup where street meets geek presented by ZER01 and South First Fridays. From dusk ‘til midnight between San Carlos and Reed Street, you’ll find two stages of entertainment plus 100 artists, performers, and musicians celebrating the indie creative spirit. Test-drive a custom low-rider bike, try your hands at stop motion, bear witness to urban yarn-bombing, travel back to the future for a nineties-look at cyber fashion, watch a little subversive TV and listen up for spontaneous acts of percussion. Follow SubZero Tweets

Installation Five at Anno Domini
For this year’s tour SCION asked each artist to create his or her literal, or non-literal interpretation of the theme ‘Self-Portraits’. Video art will be included for the first time in the tour’s five-year history, alongside painting and photography. Artists on the tour will include: AJ Fosik (3-D painting), Alex Hornest (painting), Andrew Schoultz (painting), Andy Howell (painting), Angela Boatwright (photography), Asylm (painting), Blek le Rat (painting), Christina M. Felice (photography), Codak (painting), David Choe (video art), Edwin Ushiro (painting), El Yem (video art), Eriberto Oriol (photography), Eye One (photography), Francesco LoCastro (painting), French (painting), Geoff Oki (video art), Ian Lynam (video art), J. Shea (painting), Jamel Shabazz (photography), Jeff Soto (painting), Kelsey Brookes (painting), Kofie (painting), Lisa Alisa (painting), Logan Hicks (photography), Mark Mothersbaugh (rug), Nicholas Harper (painting), Patrick Martinez (painting), Peter Beste (photography), RETNA (painting), Rick Rodney (photography), Rob Abeyta Jr. (painting), Ron English (painting), Saber (photography), Sage Vaughn (painting), Skypage (painting), Stormie Mills (painting), Tessar Lo (painting), Too Tall Jahmal (photography), Usugrow (painting), Will Barras (painting), Yoskay Yamamoto (painting) and more. + DJ Basura Ian Lynam, good friend of the Wow Cool got flown in special from Japan to attend the opening.

And the big event… at The Blank Club it’s…
Flying Lotus with Free the Robots (again!), DJ Basura (Again Again!) + Goldenchyld (also again!)

Goldenchyld did an insane dubstep heavy mix at the monthly Machine Gun Funk night in SJ (see above), and I’m hoping for more like that. Have managed to miss FlyLo too many times (like the show w/ Kode 9 at NYC’s Museum of Natural History!) There are tons of other great artists and musicians involved in this collection of events, sorry I only got to the ones I know, but that’s how these things work I guess.