Help 924 Gilman

December 8, 2015
by Jesse
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Tickets for the UC Theater “Dookie” benefit available VERY soon!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the excellent Listening Party @ the legendary Fantasy Studios- it was a night chock full of tunes, musicians, food, drinks, and great people!

One huge highlight was the entire crowd recording ONE of the tracks that will be on the final CD live at the end of the night- stay tuned for more details!

We are about to offer exclusive tickets and thank you gifts for the February UC Theater shows, so stay tuned to this and to our e-mail list

(sign up right over there —->)

for how to get the best seats in the house!

from a Yelp review by Kim L.

from a Yelp review by Kim L.

October 28, 2015
by Jesse
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Exclusive Green Day listening party tickets!

We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with the non-profit UnderCover Presents for a tribute to Green Day’s “Dookie” in order to raise money for the continued operations of our beloved 924 Gilman Street. Given Green Day’s history with and continued support of 924 Gilman, it was a natural choice to work on this production together.

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The record will be performed live, in order, by more than a dozen local bands from punk to twang to indie to classical to EDM. (full list below!)

A full-length CD of the covers has been recorded at Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios! You can donate $35 (or more) for a free ticket to the listening party with all of the musicians, food, and refreshments!

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This is a super-cool way to hear a very diverse group of bands interpret Green Day while checking out the legendary Fantasy Studios & helping 924 Gilman raise some much needed funds. Tickets are VERY limited so please donate today!

  1. Please donate at least $35 via the donate button to the right—>
  2. Email Kamala at kamalaparks at gmail.com  and tell her that your donation is for a ticket
  3. She’ll arrange the details with you
  4. Show up at Fantasy Studios, 2600 10th Street in West Berkeley on Tuesday, November 17th, 7pm-10pm, and party!

Attendance (including bandmembers) is capped at 100. This is not a public event, so if you don’t have a ticket, you will not be admitted!

Here are the participating musicians who will be at the listening party!

OONA (Pop)

La Plebe (Latin punk)

Sal’s Greenhouse (Funk/soul)

Jazz Mafia (Choral)

MoeTar (Art rock, symphonic rock)

Love Songs (Rock, metal, punk mashup)

The Fuxedos (Punky art rock)

Goodnight, TX (Appalachian folk, garage)

MC Rai (Arabic Rai urban fusion)

NVO (Electronic)

Skank Bank (Ska)

Awesome Orchestra (Orchestral)

Martin Luther (Gospel rock/ R&B)

Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter

Tilt (Pop punk with country undertones)

September 14, 2015
by Jesse
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1st Annual Gilman Reunion & Block Party!

It was a great afternoon- thank you to everyone who came out!

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Sunday October 11, Noon-4pm, Free, All Ages

This event will feature martial arts demonstrations, a free PHOTO BOOTH, record labels, book publishers, and other local businesses. We’ll offer tours of the 924 Gilman sound system with the Head of Sound (Q&A afterwards) at 1:45 & 3:15! Join DJs Tony-Two Tone, Jesse Luscious, and DJ Jeff Armstrong as they DJ your favorite tunes throughout the day!

Tag us at #gilmanblockparty

**** JUST CONFIRMED! Broken Guitars will be holding a silent auction at their booth during the street fair to benefit 924 Gilman! ****

Sunday October 11, 2015

Sunday October 11, 2015

Here’s the always-being-updated list of vendors!

Whether you’re a long-time Gilman patron or you’ve never set foot inside, now’s a great time to explore 924 Gilman and the surrounding community of small businesses, cool people, and fascinating weirdos!

Food! Fun! Art! Music! All for free!

 

 

If you’re interested in a booth for crafts, record labels, book publishers, zines, or other things, e-mail Jesse at jt02 at mindspring.com for more information. Tables are $25.

 

 

August 20, 2015
by Jesse
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Some of the excellent folks who’ll be at the Block Party!

Not only have the following people confirmed their booths & demonstrations, but there will also be 3 DJs spinning tunes and a PHOTO BOOTH!

And don’t forget free tours/Q&A of the Gilman sound system at 1:45 PM & 3:15 PM!

Broken Guitars  – SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT GILMAN AT THEIR BOOTH DURING THE STREET FAIR!brokenguitars

Berkeley Rent Board will answer tenant/landlord questions! rentboard_001

BAKED IN BLOOD black metal cookies

Picante picantes

SBGI/ModCom will give martial arts demonstrations!  sbgi

Pirates Press piratespress

Maximumrocknroll Maximum Rocknroll

Silver Sprocket

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AK Press

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Re/Search

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PM Press

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Alternative Tentacles Records

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Legion Of Steel

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YOLY Jewelry

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Cinder Block original art and more!

Crusty Couture original clothing and crafts!

July 12, 2015
by Jesse
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We’ve fleshed out our fundraising goals!

We’ve made our fundraising goals a lot clearer and specific in coordination with the Membership Meeting (that’s where the major decisions for the collective are made)!

Goals of our fundraising drive:

  1. Possibly buy our building or a building at some point in the future. (We’re not currently in the process of purchasing a building)
  2. Lower our door prices to expand economic access to our programming.
  3. Expand our programming to encourage greater diversity in booking and greater outreach to currently under-served cultural populations & art genres.
  4. Perform building repairs & capital improvements (like installing a new emergency exit double door)

 

Check it out on our Donation Page!