The vibes continued through our second installment of Extra Shake. With an emphasis on 4/20 and what it means to our culture, the function was held at a location where we all feel at home- Toast.
And we were accommodated well. The annex served as the perfect “living space” for us to post up and celebrate in. Some chose to kick back and tune into the flat screen TV’s showing holiday classics such as "How High" and the well-known "Friday", while others tapped into the sounds being blended by our good folks over at BTYM, The Extra Company, and our brother from another, Vega.
And for those who came with an appetite, a short walk to the main building earned you a discounted home fry dish with a Shake spin on it. “Samson Simpson, I stick to my story”!
And of course, the night wouldn’t have been complete if our talented Extra Company brethren didn’t pull up with the threads. A one-off, “Extras” tee was made available for purchase exclusively at this Extra Shake.
Extra Shake is a series of Shake events that puts extra emphasis on the sounds that you hear and the atmosphere that's tailored around them. No artist performances, no intricate art installations, just dope tunes and good times.
And on 3/17, that's exactly what went down. Our first installment of Extra Shake kicked off on St. Patrick's Day at Charlie's American Cafe. With a wide array of sounds provided by DJ MyaMay and WIVVE of The Extra Company, and Madrich, Jon Phenomenon and 1-Hunnered of BTYM; the crowd was taken on a sonic journey that landed them smack in the middle of BlocBoy JB's new single, "Look Alive".
To compliment the high energy that flowed through the space, The Extra Company crew blessed us all with a gold coin lined pop-up featuring the "Extra Clover Tee", a one of a kind St. Patrick inspired t-shirt sold exclusively at the event.
But we couldn't just let it end there. To make things extra extra special, hundreds of "Shake Dollars" were handed out to folks throughout the night to be spent on any food or drink item shown on the "Shake Dollar Menu". A little token of our appreciation (pun intended fam).
Who says you can’t put a skate park inside a brewery? Aimed at bringing together the urban street culture and complimenting skate culture on Halloween weekend, Tales from the Grip did just that, and a lot more. With a pop-up skate park constructed by Trey Hill, Korey Jackson and the rest of the Skate Supply crew, hundreds of skaters arrived promptly to be the first ones to take on the ramps and rails located inside and outside of the venue. And they didn’t come alone. The local urban crowd pulled up in equally large numbers to experience the concoction cooking up inside. Jon Phenomenon, 1-Hunnered, and Vega supplied the sound; Alex Belardi, Korey Jackson and Trey Hill provided the visuals; Sky Welkin, Kapitol Art, Extra Company and Skate Supply brought the merch; and ConFromThe703 delivered the performance. Combine all this into one night, add in 12 ounces of O’Connor’s #1 selling IPA (El Guapo) and wala- you have DOPE.
Get a taste of the visual exhibits from Tales From The Grip below.
Various urban environments and the beings that occupy them. Click link above for more of Belardi's work.
Multiple looks at different moments in time, skate time. Click link above for more of Korey's work.
Trey Hill and the Skate Supply crew present "HIGH DEAF" featuring some of the area's hardest working skaters:
Korey Jackson, Tyler Jackson, Aaron Grisham, Mitchell Bonadies, Trey Hill, Londen Lassiter, Nick Johnson, Dylan Roberts, Jacob Chapo, Herman Sileu, Nick Sileu, Colby Call, & Tyler Call.
Anything can happen at The Night Show. At least that’s what Travis Scott tells us. If that’s the case, it should’ve been no surprise to see a 10-foot tall by 40-foot wide projector screen on the night of, hosting the works of four very skilled videographers. Each with their own unique style, Deddy Mo’ Bucks, Vontae Knight, Mike Washington, and YGA supplied the crowd with four very different, yet equally dope visuals. With noise cancelling headphones and a projector for each of the four exhibits, attendees were able to see and hear the exclusive motion pictures developed by each artist. And it didn’t stop there. Zoom out and you’ll see Era Hardaway, No1DraftPickReem, DJ Vega and Tokyo Trendz cooking up sets that were guaranteed to get your head rocking and feet moving before or after peeping the exhibits. And what’s a show without a live performance? Nobody knows thanks to IPM’s own Al Dom$, Webb Swayze, and Jae R solidifying the scene by hopping on stage and performing a handful of songs at the peak of the night. So yeah, it appears Mr. Scott is correct, ANYTHING can happen at The Night Show (STRAIGHT UP!).
Check out all the exclusive pieces from The Night Show down below.
From the Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Album "Where Are My Panties" Skit, Deddy chose to bring this narrative to life while adding his personal touch with an extended ending. The visual accurately dipicts each line from the skit, making you feel as if you're really inside the minds and thoughts of each person speaking.
Vontae Knight compiled a film reel highlighting some of his best work from the past year. As you can see, he has developed his own distinct style of shooting but defintely doesn't limit himself to what he'll shoot. Whether it's music videos, recaps, or live performances, he can do it all and do it very well.
Mike Washington and Travis Bebee of Rosewood put together a touching tribute piece starring Eleazar Sunglao reminding all of us: "No matter how much life throws at you, remember that it's important to take time for yourself and just appreciate what you have."
We saved YGA for last because actually, we don't have a copy of the piece he did for the exhibition. In fact, no one does but him. His visual was created solely for this event and will not be displayed anywhere else (not even on social media). A true SHAKE exclusive.
A darkroom is a workshop used by photographers working with photographic film to make prints and carry out other associated tasks, says Wikipedia. We say it's a place where we paint the room red and hang up dope a** photos taken by some of the area's best talent. A place where the combination of a 12" Bose subwoofer and a soulful, yet eerie beat set create the perfect ambiance; complimenting the works of Quentin Felder, Alex Belardi, Lydia Mitchell, and Kyler Davis. Where not only do you get to hear exclusive sets by CRNZA, Marq Beezy and Fake Uzumi, you get triple-blessed by Opal, Sunny, and Al-Dom$ when they hop on the mic to perform a few collab tracks. Yea.. that's a dark room. Guess that's what Wikipedia means by "other associated tasks".