'I'm Dropping Out Of Life' Will Arrive On Atlanta's CGI Records At The End Of The Month.
Sam Maxwell suffered complications from severe smoke inhalation, and was in a medically induced coma until recently. [ more › ]
The fallout, both legal and logistical, from the Ghost Ship fire continues. [ more › ]
Following the Ghost Ship fire, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf has put forward a new plan to bring DIY spaces up to fire code
To neighbors, the informal artist colony and underground venue known as Ghost Ship was a blemish or a curiosity — a source of late-night noise and decorative clutter on the periphery of East Oakland’s predominantly Latino Fruitvale district. A mural on the car-stereo shop next door depicts a street sign for adjacent East 14th, the... More
All proceeds from the release will go to Oakland artists effected by the Ghost Ship fire.
Funds raised by Lives Through Magic will go to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts and the Trans Assistance Project.
Ghost Ship Benefit Shows, The Music of David Bowie, Gazebos, And More Picks For Jan 10-15 by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our music critics have picked the very best shows happening this week, and we've compiled them below, ranging from...Show More Summary
Former DFA Records label manager Kris Peterson has announced a new compilation that will benefit victims of the tragic Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Lives Through Magic is out January 30, and features performers who “have performed in, lived in, and truly loved DIY spaces.” Among the artists across the 42 tracks are Róisín Murphy, Helado Negro, and YACHT. Show More Summary
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A thread on 4chan's trollish /pol/ board has organized trumpist white-supremacist/alt-right types to find unlicensed venues and spaces and narc them out to city authorities in a bid to shut them down, because they serve as "open hotbeds of liberal radicalism and degeneracy...These places hold Black Lives Matter meetings. Show More Summary
Chor Ng became the owner of a run-down warehouse 20 years ago, part of a larger divorce settlement with her husband. For much of those two decades, she leased the building out to various renters, sometimes struggling to find tenants who would pay their rent in what was then a tough neighborhood....
Los Angeles has shut down underground venues after the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland The fallout from the deadly Ghost Ship fire in Oakland isn’t just hitting Los Angeles DIY performance venues—the Derby Dolls roller derby league has cancelled...Show More Summary
To the editor: Cities are responsible for the safety of their residents. Enforcing rules on smoke detectors, sprinklers and enclosed stairwells are examples of that. Allowing people to live in unsafe conditions, ignoring the dangers of illegal conversions and neglecting to do inspections are unconscionable...
For three years, the artists worked and lived inside a pair of weather-beaten warehouses at the edge of Chinatown. The rhythm of life and labor went mostly undisturbed, even after the faded one-story building — plain except for a splash of colorful graffiti — was cited by the Los Angeles Department...
An abandoned ghost ship that left a lot of questions about what happened to the crew tops the list of unexplained Kolchak-esque scenarios. Let's have a look at this particular case - (Intro to "Kolchak: The Night Stalker") The sea is a cruel mistress. Show More Summary
We appear to be confronted with two very different sets of criteria regarding what can be considered a “safe space.” One is rooted in alternative populations seeking respite from the omnipresent social factory and its all-pervasive marketplace; the other is based on municipal fire-code regulations intended to prevent the type of tragedies that the Ghost […]
"We can read into this tragedy the disastrous head-on collision of two conflicting obligations that the 'creative city' imposes on itself and its residents."
Multimedia artist Julia Sinelnikova speaks out on the importance of protecting alternative art spaces.