Come join us, on December 29 from 7 pm to 10 pm, to see this rock and roll art and photography show out with a bang. Live music from 16 Again will put this party into high gear. Be sure to bring those gift cards and Christmas cash Grandma sent you because we’ll still have gig posters, merch, photo prints and paintings for sale. Not to mention, the artists will be hanging out and if you want to book a photo shoot, or commission a painting now’s the time to hit them up in person!
Free admission and all ages and all are welcome. Plenty of parking and places to eat and grab a drink before or after the party so make it your Friday night plans….or you can sit on the 405 on a Friday night, totally up to you. 😉
L.A.’s legendary DJ Richard Blade celebrates the release of his new autobiography, World In My Eyes, with a book signing at MADE, on Thursday, December 21st at 6pm!
Everyone is welcome, we will have his book for sale and pre-sale at the store and on our website.
Richard will be signing books, taking photos and sharing some stories with attendees.
Richard Blade’s autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade. Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider’s look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the sixties and continuing through to the new century.
Richard takes you on a journey that few have experienced: from his early days as a student at Oxford to the wild, lascivious nights of being a disco DJ touring the clubs of Europe, to coming to America and working with Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Sarah Jessica Parker and finally breaking through into the L.A. radio scene and becoming the number one morning drive personality in California.
From his TV and radio shows to his feature films and live gigs, Richard shares stories that have until now remained secret. His unique perspective will take you on the road with Depeche Mode, to Australia with Spandau Ballet, into the recording studio with Morrissey, and onto the main stage at Live Aid with Duran Duran. He opens up about his friendships with Michael Hutchence and George Michael, as well as his passionate love affair with Terri Nunn of Berlin.
This is a no-holds-barred look at life, sex, and death, set to a pulsing backbeat of music. For the first time, Richard Blade shares his extraordinary story, allowing us to see the world through his eyes.
“He is as important to New Wave music as Benjamin Franklin was to kites.” – Jimmy Kimmel
Richard Blade is one of the most popular DJs and entertainers in America. He was born in England and educated at Oxford, and came to the United States in 1976. In the 1980s he was the top-rated morning drive DJ on KROQ, Los Angeles, and the host and director of multiple TV shows including Video One, MV3, and VideoBeat.
He has won many awards, including The Golden Microphone, California’s Best DJ and the ADJA Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in numerous feature films and network series. He has also written and produced shows and films for Paramount, Lifetime, and VH1. Richard, who lives in L.A. with his wife, Krista, and their two dogs and a cat, travels extensively as he continues to DJ live around the world and hosts his daily radio shows on SiriusXM and KCBS.
How Punk Rock Made Us: Story Telling and Book Signing Event
Curated by – Stacy Russo
Join us for our monthly story telling event on Friday, December 8! This month we celebrate the publication of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene with the author Stacy Russo and several women featured in the book. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Stacy Russo, professor and librarian at Santa Ana College, is a writer, artist, poet, and love activist. She grew up in the Southern California punk rock scene of the 1980s, which has been a big influence on her life. Stacy takes her coffee black and likes to nap at the ocean.
Cate Garcia was born in Torrance, California. She was blown away when she saw the Go-Go’s perform at the Whisky at age sixteen. She didn't fit in, but knew she wanted to. She currently
owns a pet grooming salon in San Pedro.
D.D. Wood is a writer and teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District. Formerly a solo recording artist with Hollywood Records, she is currently the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for
Laura Beth Bachman lives in Downtown Long Beach with her partner, Matt Irwin. She is the drummer for the all girl surf/punk band The Neptunas. Laura is a truth seeker and beat keeper
who believes it takes grit to be a woman in this world.
Melanie B was born in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. She was raised in Huntington Beach and grew up going to shows at Fender’s in Long Beach. Melanie is currently a hairstylist, a vegan athlete, and
a devoted wife and mom.
If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.
Free 2 hour parking is located in the public parking lot on 3rd just before Pine Ave.