EVENT RECAP @ The Market 3/6/16: Why Backyard Shows Still Rule

words, photos and video by Shab Ferdowsi

This past Sunday Beating Lights produced another sweet event at my favorite spot in Highland Park, The Market. The Market is basically the home of Jenny Loi. She opens up her living room and backyard to the public during the NortEast LA Artwalk that happens every second saturday of every month and turns her home into a pop up art gallery/music venue. She doesn't charge anyone to use her space, and does this for the simple sake of gathering the arts in her home, and creating a space for community. Jenny is awesome, in simple terms.

I have curated a few events here in the past 6 months, and the vibes are always so good. With the relaunch of Beating Lights and as I've started producing and promoting shows in venues and in larger spaces, going back to my roots and putting on a show in a backyard felt so good. It felt so good to create a friendly space, watch conversations unfold and new  connections ignite. This is the kind of space where community is created, where anyone can feel welcome enough to feel a part of the Beating Lights family, even if they showed up alone. As Beating Lights grows, I want to keep these DIY events alive, keep the roots intact and remember why I've become so passionate about this project.

Anyway, last Sunday was magical. Seablood, Tigers in the Sky and Bird & Thorn all serenaded us beautifully, the donuts by Donut Friend were scrumptious, the fire pit was perfectly timed with nightfall, and as usual, the vibes were only good.

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