A few weeks ago, our extended Fullerton family of friends took a road trip to the shores of Long Beach to see Fullerton expats perform at Speakeasy Art Gallery run by another Fullerton expat. With artist John Hagan having curated the exhibit, and with his own “Occupy New York” installation present, it really felt more like a Table Ten reunion of sorts. Geographically, we were 25 miles southwest of town, but based on the very familiar crowd, we might as well have been home.
Folk singer Bekah McLean first took the stage with Ben Priddy on acoustic guitar, warming up the audience with her lush and sultry vocals. Next up was Dazy-lite, a dream pop outfit that were thoroughly enjoyable with their dynamic musical stylings. The headliner of evening, NO played such a tight and rocking set that many patrons were overheard saying that it was all worth leaving our little, safe bubble of a town for.
To complement the featured art and musical performances, Charlie Visnic was on hand with a Spiraling Harmonograph table, an interactive visual presentation that one can manipulate with the use of a video triggering app.
Speakeasy Art Gallery is an eclectic art gallery/concert venue/night club that is managed by former Fullertonian Brian Coil. The Speakeasy Art Gallery was created to celebrate the Long Beach art and music communities. The gallery has hosted artists of all ages and backgrounds; from college students to veteran professionals.
Photos courtesy of: Michi Tsunoda with additional photos by Corky Nepomuceno
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