Saturday, October 3, 2015

L. Cooper at Illegal Oct. 17th

Durham resident L. Cooper can be found with her hands in just about every facet of the artistic scene in this town. A talented vocalist, producer, and dj, she can be found leading Deep Listening workshops, organizing film festivals, hyping open mic night, and holding it down for Freestyle Palace at burning man every year. She has her fingers on the pulse of the underground, so expect the unexpected.

Party Illegal is excited to finally welcome Raleigh house music legend Marshall Jones to our fine city. With over 15 years experience, Marshall Jones is a wellspring of knowledge about the history and the culture of the house music scene. Repping Sound Cartel and DanceGruv radio, his set is sure to be a cohesive sound journey.

DJ Shahzad is a long time pillar of the Durham music scene. He is the resident dj for Toon and the Real Laww, can be found at numerous Runaway Clothing events, and has the music selection and scratching abilities to hang with the best. He sets the tone for the area, and we can't wait to see what fresh cuts he has in store for us.

Party Illegal and Durty Durham organizer Treee City's original productions have just been getting better and better. He is the master of the beat cypher, with lead roles in both Foundry in Durham and the more international Top Cats. Last time he played Illegal he dropped a set of entirely North Carolina tracks on us. Durham would truely not be the same without his tireless enthusiasm and organizational prowess.

As always, bass by Illegal's own subwoofers (built by Badman Sound)

$5 before 11pm, $8 after

Saturday, September 19, 2015

MANHATTAN SHORT film festival at Motorco ~ Tues. Sept. 29th 7pm

The MANHATTAN SHORT film festival is screening on Tuesday, September 29th at 7pm at MOTORCO in Durham. Filmgoers in North Carolina will unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during the week of Sept 25-Oct 4. Get your tickets now.

This year MANHATTAN SHORT received a record breaking 678 short film entries from 52 countries. The 10 Finalists hail from eight countries, with short films from Turkey and Kosovo representing their respective countries for the first time.

Cinemagoers will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor.

MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at on Monday, October 5, at 10:00 AM (EST).

This year's MANHATTAN SHORT highlights the continued importance of woman in film. Half of this year's selections feature actresses ranging in age from children to senior citizens. Audiences from last year's MANHATTAN SHORT also will be pleased to see rising star Marleen Lohse once again in Forever Over making her the first actor, male or female to appear in consecutive years in MANHATTAN SHORT. Two other short films (Bear Story and Patch) are sophisticated animations, as MANHATTAN SHORT continues to support this important art form. And, as always, MANHATTAN SHORT offers short films set in a wide range of locales, from the beaches in Turkey to the mountains of the Balkans to the streets of Berlin and the backroads of America's West Coast.

One World - One Week - One Festival

Monday, September 14, 2015

Epic Year at Freestyle Palace

We had an epic year building our 9th version of the Freestyle Palace theme camp in Black Rock City.  Thanks to everyone for the incredible energy and hard work that went into rocking 8:30 and Esplanade.  Shout out to the Freestyle family!!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mr. Gnome and (POSI) FAC + TION at the Pinhook - May 27th

Come out for an incredible night of music on May 27th at the Pinhook.  Inspired by a taste for the surreal, Cleveland's Mr. Gnome has been creating a singular amalgam of gritty, space-psychedelia since 2005, gaining them an ever-growing cult following across North America and Europe, as well as praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, Bust, and more.

(POSI)* FAC + TION is a live quintet with ‘ambitious, danceable rock, which keys on loose hip­hop vocals and quirky keytar embellishments’ ~(Spencer Griffith, INDY WEEK), featuring Adisa McKenzie of TripKnight.  Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm.  Get Tickets.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Burlington Mini Maker Faire & After Party - 4/25

April 25th is a big day for the Maker Community in North Carolina. Come out and support The Alamance Makers Guild and the Burlington Mini Maker Faire doing big things for our region! The Faire is from 10am - 5pm at Holly Hill Mall. The after party is at 54 West Live Music, a gorgeous venue in Graham with a beautiful outdoor area, fire pits, hammocks and two stages. Show starts at 8pm. $10. All ages. The after party line up of love soldiers includes Posifaction TripKnight Juztkp VIP, Stephen Munoz and DJ Dusty Tech.  The night will feature a fire performance by Memory Robbins, also known as Flow Foxx.  Come through for magic.

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