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Ryan McGinness : Artist Lecture + Q&A

Quint Contemporary Art, MCASD, and Sezio are teaming up to present an artist lecture and Q&A with New York-based pop artist Ryan McGinness this Thursday night at Luce Loft.  MCASD Director, Hugh Davies will moderate the evening's discussion and Q&A session.  The night will kick off at 730pm and will be $5 bucks at the door (Free for Sezio & MCASD members).

Check out Ryan's new work on Quint's website and make sure you also make it to his opening reception Saturday night in La Jolla!

Posted By zack | 9/10/2012 | 8:32 AM | Add a Comment

The Tree Ring : New Video & Record

Back in June, The Tree Ring previewed a beautiful batch of new songs downtown at Luce Loft.  Featuring some talented stand-ins from the classical group Camarada, the new tracks will make up The Tree Ring's sophomore album, which is being funded in part by The San Diego Foundation.  Film maker Destin Cretton was on hand to capture the moment, adding to his amazing collection.

Check out a dual-perspective video of "Shoulder Seasons" below, and be sure to save the date Saturday, October 27th on your calendar.  The Tree Ring will be headlining the Birch North Park Theater celebrating their record release and supported by The Shivers!  Tickets are on sale now, so grab yours today!

Top photo by Wes Bruce.  View more here.

Posted By zack | 8/28/2012 | 10:16 AM | Add a Comment

Friday Night @ Soda Bar

This Friday night we have a trio of California bands playing at Soda Bar.  San Francisco's Birds & Batteries and LA's So Many Wizards will co-headline the night, which will also feature bay area groovers Dogcatcher.  Have a listen below, and cruise out Friday for an eclectic mix of upbeat jams.  Tickets are $8 bucks at the door, and music will start just after 9pm (21+).

Poster designed by Michael Delaney.

Posted By zack | 8/15/2012 | 11:29 AM | Add a Comment

Woods : Thursday Night @ Soda Bar

Woods, the flagship band of Brooklyn's Woodsist Label, makes an annual pilgrimage to the West Coast, joining fellow label mates for a two day festival in Big Sur.  Most years, they'll make a trip down the coast to Los Angeles, but they haven't played San Diego since 2008 with Wavves at the Che Cafe'.

We fell in love with Woods the following year, largely due to the release of Songs of Shame, the below video, and one of the best Daytrotter Sessions ever.  Needless to say, we are thrilled to bring one of our favorite bands back to San Diego!

Woods plays Soda Bar this Thursday night with Wet Illustrated and Little Deadman. Doors at 8pm, Music at 9pm.  21+, $10.

Posted By zack | 8/7/2012 | 11:32 AM | Add a Comment

Real Estate : Photo Scavenger Hunt

One of our goals at Sezio is to make sure touring bands don't skip over San Diego.  Sometimes we'll email a band and their agent every couple months for a year or two, until we get a date booked with them in our fair corner of the country.  Such was the case with Real Estate, our persistency finally paying off when they headlined our Four Day Weekend festival last November.

Well, we're happy to announce that the New Jersey trio has already scheduled a return trip to SD, playing the Belly Up Tavern this Thursday with Sun Araw and Jeans Wilder (presented by Casbah).  We have a pair of tickets to give away for the show, and here's how you can win them!  We're sending you on a photo scavenger hunt around San Diego, and you need to capture five images, each one a direct reference to these song titles from Real Estate's debut record:

"Beach Comber"

"Pool Swimmers"

"Suburban Dogs"

"Green River"

"Suburban Beverage"

Entries will be judged on overall style of photos, cleverness of subject matter, and timely submission.  Please upload your five original images (no Google Image search!) to an album on Facebook or Flickr and email the link to  Submissions must be emailed by midnight on Wednesday, the winning entry will be announced at 10am on Thursday morning.  Happy hunting...

Posted By zack | 7/31/2012 | 2:27 PM | Add a Comment