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Posted in events, interviews, oc weekly with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2008 by chrisziegler

Short blog item for O.C. WEEKLY‘s blog on Koo’s founder Dennis Lluy moving his all-ages venue out of Long Beach and back to Santa Ana, which sort of chased him out six years ago but which has apparently learned from past actions.

After five years in downtown Long Beach, storied all-ages venue Koo’s is officially returning to Santa Ana and a new home at the historic Yost Theater, where a no-longer non-profit Koo’s, Inc., will begin programming in January.

“We’re done in Long Beach,” says Koo’s founder Dennis Lluy today, shortly before he’ll begin hauling equipment and furniture out of the 530 E. Broadway space he’s due to vacate this weekend. “We had a five-year run and we took it as far as we felt we could take it. I feel we were unsuccessful seeking partners. But I don’t blame anyone but me—so we’re moving on.”

More at the Heard Mentality post. I’ve written about Koo’s a lot and you can follow their OC timeline in stories below.

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Posted in events, mp3 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2008 by chrisziegler

Download: Author and Punisher ’40 To 1′

Actually right now, if everything is on schedule. During the last five years, experimental media collective FLOOD has grown Long Beach’s SoundWalk from a promising curiosity to an internationally reputable sound-art event—as far as I know, there is nothing else in the world that allows sound artists to commandeer an entire living urban neighborhood and pack it out with surprise installations—and in another five years I wouldn’t be surprised to run into Brian Eno outside the Americana. (Or Laurie Anderson, who I believe was on the FLOOD wishlist.) The East Village is about bristling with smacked-together speaker/bleeper units and nervous contraptionaries were just now still stringing fresh cable over the sidewalks. And every so often I hear a tuba blat out in the street. SoundWalk then-and-now plus MP3 links below.

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