Public Works is proud to announce that ‘Art on BART’ would be stoping at Roll Up Gallery.

WanderArt is building a mobile app for public art that’ll let users share the street art they find, and they’re hoping to get the word out by bringing works by local Bay Area artists to BART cars. By filling all six of the ad spaces in the cars with six different artworks, they’re aiming to create mini moving galleries on the rails.

The six works were chosen around the word “escape,” each offering its own visual vacation for commuters. The selected artists include the Daly City collective Radio Free Clear Light, tattoo artist Sean Wirth, Berkeley painter Brendan Getz, art entrepreneur Arash Shirinbab, the SFMOMA Artist Gallery’s Jeffrey Thompson and Berkeley artist Gabrielle Wilson Sealy.

The selected works will be at Roll Up gallery on on Friday March 28th  2014

Art by:

Radio Free Clear Light
Gabrielle Wilson Sealy
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RED BULL BASS CAMP SAN FRANCISCO

The application phase for the 2014 edition of the Red Bull Music Academy has started! To pave the way for Tokyo, we’re setting out for a three day musical takeover of the City by the Bay. From February 21th to 23th, the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp San Francisco will establish a creative environment at Hotel Zetta, featuring some of the most buzzed about creative names in music. Thirty selected music makers from across the West will be put through their paces by local and international creative pioneers, collaborate in custom pop-up studios, and perform at public events in the city’s venues.

Saturday, 22nd February, 19.30:

Screening of What Difference Does It Make?, RBMA Session w/ François K, hosted by Shawn Reynaldo
Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St, RSVP required

Saturday, 22nd February, 21.30 – 3.30:

Carl Craig, François K, Ghosts on Tape, Suzanne Kraft, Austin Caesar (live), Avalon … Read more ›
Since 2011, Daniel Bortz has evolved from being just the name on that mind-blowing James Blake remix to a globally recognized artist. The Berlin-based producer spent 2013 on relentless tours, finally bringing his talents to the U.S. 2013 also saw the release of a full-length artist album Patchwork Memories on the German imprint Suol — a label that has taken Bortz on as their own. We’re happy to invite him to the loft tomorrow night (2/21) for a ride on the Suol train.

Our friends at mybeatFix compiled a list of ten things you may not know about D. Bortz — from his first time on an airplane to the city that has most influenced him. Check it out HERE!

Sometimes, we just feel overwhelmed. By life, by work, by 3,000 lasers emanating from the dj booth, from the annoyingly ubiquitous cell phone paparazzi, the hippies and their flow toys, dealing with guest lists, uninspired dancefloors. What are we to do?

Thank GOD for ICEE HOT

ICEE HOT IS A “SAN FRANCISCO BASED RECORD LABEL/MONTHLY CLUB NIGHT. IT IS A FEELING. **NO SET TIMES**NO PARTY PHOTOGRAPHERS NO GUESTLIST NO REQUESTS NO CRYING NO HULA HOOPS YES VIBES YES JAMZ YES RAVE RAIN YES PIZZA. IF IT’S CUTE, LET IT HAPPEN”

 

ICEE HOT WELCOMES JOHN TALABOT & GALCHER LUSTWERK TO THE MAIN ROOM AT PUBLIC WORKS THIS SATURDAY

In the meantime, peep this mix by Icee Hot resident Ghosts on Tape

This Sunday, Jerk Church presents a benefit for the victims of the Doughouse fire. Faulty wiring caused the midnight blaze, which left John and Angela Muse Williams with a lack of belongings and a slew of bills after John’s three-month stay in the burn unit.

In celebration of this new chapter, Jerk Church invites you for an afternoon-to-evening affair with music by The Jerk Church Tabernacle Choir (a big ‘singalong’ show featuring songbooks, dancing girls and more!), The Basements, The Wyatt Act, Brass Liberation Orchestra, Burlesque by Laika Fox and The Field Marshal Von No O’s Daredevilcircusfreakshow. Plus for the late-night cats, DJ Darkat will grace the decks.

Aside from the music, local artists, artisans and vendors will be around selling their crafts.

A $15 donation for entry is suggested – the cause is worth it.

Featured photo is of The Wyatt Act who put together a little one-minute promo for the … Read more ›
Afrolicious has long since established itself as one of The Bay Area’s top local live electronic-infused funk bands. Made of up anywhere from an eight to 12 piece ensemble that centers on organic instrumentations and proper beats, Afrolicious is known for its infectious rhythms and grooves.

Warming you up for the band’s performance this Friday right here at Public Works, we’ve compiled a list of three awesome videos of Afrolicious live.

1. Afrolicious live at the Greek Theatre


2. Afrolicious live at Red Rocks 2012


3.Afrolicious live at The State Room in Salt Lake City 2013
With a recently released mix for K7!, a release on Crosstown Rebels, and a string of DJ tour dates around the corner, Kele Okereke (of Bloc Party fame) is embracing his foray into the DJ universe with aplomb. Insisting that his dive into electronic music is no fluke, he’s passionate and vocal about how dance music has influenced his life, “I think it’s an art form,” he says. “It’s been quite eye-opening, seeing how you can manipulate a crowd by tweaking a mixer. It’s exciting seeing how the similarities in seemingly disparate worlds come together.” – RA

As Kele moves across the world, drifting ever closer to his set in the Public Works Loft for the Isis party, we urge you to get Bloc Party out your mind and get ready for pure, unadulterated Kele.

Peep this mix he did a couple months back and get some pre-party stretching in…


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