"Nightlife on Other Planets", a one-night happening on Friday, June 3, will bring conceptual fashion performance, live sonic exploration, and psychedelic dance rock into the surreal modernist interior of the SF Unitarian church. The fun starts at 7:30 and runs till 10, and includes new work by San Francisco designer Ilanio (of the former IlanioWear brand) with music by Jai Young Kim (Secret Chiefs 3, Tone Volt), and SpacEKrafT. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the bottom of this page.
Jettisoning all considerations of wearability and sale-ability, San Francisco fashion designer Ilanio has created a space in which unfettered playfulness reigns supreme: synthetic materials in Day-Glo colors romp happily with organic, exobiological forms; fetish staples like latex and PVC burst out of their dark, menacing dungeons to populate a naïve new world of oranges and bubblegum pinks; and despite this work's adult themes of polyamory and gender confusion, we find ourselves simply marveling at the delicious and ubiquitous eye-candy.
SpacEKraft is an uncategorizable electronic duo treading the stylistic waters between Kraftwerk and corporate event booths. In more technical terms and according to their earthly presence in cyberspace on FaceBook, "an audio-visual experience designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth's atmosphere or in orbit around the earth."
Jai Young Kim is a San Francisco musician / engineer / DJ who performs and tours as a "one-man psychedelic dance-rock band," using live instruments (guitar, keyboard, voice) layered with loops of heavy rock and electronic dance music beats. Jai Young has toured the world as a keyboardist for American cult rock band Secret Chiefs 3, who've played 26 countries in five continents. His current projects include San Francisco noise-rock quartet Tone Volt; ongoing DJ sets at the Burning Man festival; and Feast or Famine, a small recording studio and boutique indie label.
EventBrite event page: http://nightlifeonotherplanets.eventbrite.com/
Jai Young Kim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yec-KEv8AKw
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco: 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Thanks and hope to see you all there! :)
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