Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

Beck to play China? Maybe not anytime soon

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

According to Pitchfork, China will be clamping down on artists/musicians who perform there.  After an “outburst” in which Björk shouted “Tibet!” while performing in Shanghai, China says, “Any artistic group or individual who [has] ever engaged in activities that threaten national sovereignty will not be allowed in.”

I’m guessing they would include performing at a Tibeten Freedom Concert in that statement?  Who knows.  Anyways, Chinese Beck fans hang in there and feel the Beck love.

Beck to play Bumbershoot!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Hey all you west coast frx and other universal travelers. Another Beck performance for the people this summer in Seattle at the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival in Seattle from Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at the Seattle City Center.

Here’s a link to the site for more info.

Beck show tomorrow in LA

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Here are the official details:

Beck Announces a Special Los Angeles Club Performance:

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, November 25th

Location: Echoplex. Enter at 1154 Glendale Blvd. between Park & Scott Avenues in Echo Park.

Tickets: On Sale Friday, November 23rd at 5pm PST. Get them HERE

2 ticket limit. The only way to retrieve your tickets is at will call the night of the show. You MUST bring the credit card you used to purchase tickets and a matching, government-issued photo ID to the box office the night of the show. These tickets are non-transferable.

General Information: Ages 18+. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Tickets might be sold out, but if you’re really interested in going you might be able to find something on craigslist.

Our own almostaghost will be there reprazntn, so make sure to say hi if you see him.

Japan Roundup

Friday, April 20th, 2007

So the Japan tour is over now. WuCu plays tonight (at the Echo, I believe). All is good.

We posted some setlists from the Japan tour earlier and they looked mighty fine. I was going to post some more, but to be honest they were all fairly similar. If you want to check them out, they will eventually make their way onto Hijacked Flavors, so keep checking back there.

After all our whining and hoping, we were lucky enough to get a recording of one show so far, 2007-04-16! The extra awesome news is that Beck played Time Bomb at that show and, in this blogger’s opinion, it’s awesome. The show actually seemed like a lot of fun. To me it seemed like Beck was more into it than he has been more recently in North America, but that might just be me projecting my own excitement onto the recording.

There was also that big art show we mentioned, which seems to have gone down pretty well. I understand that a whole buttload of people showed up, Beck signed autographs (check out Hambeck’s sweet autographs), and good fun was had by all. Plus, you can’t really go wrong with large framed pictures of horses humping, can you? I noticed in some pictures from the art show that there seemed to be an accompanying book that maybe was sold or given out there. (I can’t find the pictures now, but if I find them I’ll update this post with the links.) I haven’t really heard anything about this, but I’m definitely interested in it. If anybody has more info about this book, please share it in the comments.

Let’s see, what else…Beck seemed to have a really good time tooling around Japan, and he took a lot of mighty nice photos for his photo diary. I again recommend you check those out. That’s about it I guess. Sorry this post is kinda half-assed.

UPDATE: Thanks to Kristen for posting the link to azukibean’s Flickr stream, where I had originally seen the photos of the book described above (1, 2, 3, 4).

‘The Information’ Art Show

Sunday, April 8th, 2007


Izumikuma’s hyper swift photo report of Beck (6th Apr. @ Liquidroom Ebisu) is posted. There will be an exhibition of “Beack Art Show”, featuring the works of the latest album, “The Information”, from the 15th to 19th of this month @ La Foret Museum Harajuku. On the 15th, Beck himself will be there, we hear. Be there or square?

UPDATE: It’s also on now, which as the flyer.

Ryan McGinness Show

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Artist/graphic designer Ryan McGinness has a show coming up that all you SoCal people should go to. You may not know Ryan’s name, but you probably would recognize his work: he has a very distinctive style and he designed a number of Beck t-shirts ~2002/2003. There are a couple here and here, but he did others as well, including the stormtrooper shirt.

Anyway, Ryan is an awesome artist, so if you can, definitely go check out his show.

From Boing Boing:

Graphic designer/fine artist Ryan McGinness has a new solo show of paintings opening this Saturday at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA. The exhibition, titled “A Rich Fantasy Life,” runs through May 19. Seen here is “The True Knowledge of Things” (acrylic on canvas, 96″ x 96″, 2007). The rest of the collection also is viewable at the gallery’s Web site.