November 2011

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INTERVIEW : ANA EGGE

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Ana Egge handcrafted her own guitar at the age of 17 and tours with it today, strewing her well-crafted, pine-scented syllables and staccato notes around the continent. She plays tomorrow night, December 1, at one of our favorite places on earth — Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, CA just down the road from Ace Hotel & Swim Club. We asked Ana some questions about her constant companion — go see her for yourself at 8pm. The show is free and all ages, and you can down a couple shots of no frills moonshine and a rack of heaven-sent ribs while you’re there.

Tell me about your hand-built guitar…

I apprenticed with a luthier in Southwest New Mexico named Don Musser during my senior year of high school. He was also taught astrology at my parents’ school, Down To Earth School. It took me seven months to built and it is still my primary instrument after all these years.

Where’d you learn to play guitar?

We had a guitar class at Down To Earth that quickly turned into a sort of hippy bluegrass band. I was 13. We did acoustic versions of songs by the Dead and Bob Marley as well as traditional bluegrass songs. After three months of playing the guitar in class I also took up the mandolin…

What’s the force behind your work, your songs?

I’m caught somewhere between pursuing and being pursued by melody. I’m chasing after something in my dreams and during the day I’m being hounded by songs in my head. Writing lyrics is a fascinating process that I cant imagine living without. And when they fall together it’s a blissful moment.



Photo by Patrick Fraser

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DJ Prestige's custom Ace mix No. 7. This gentleman spins in our lobby every Friday night in November.

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INTERVIEW : BEYONDADOUBT

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Beyondadoubt, pictured here at The George & Dragon in Shoreditch, London, has an encyclopedic knowledge of genres of music most barely know how to recognize. She’s been creating hybrid tracks of bounce, house, soul and punk for over a decade, playing soul 45s all over the country and her own dance music all over the world. Recently back in the US from a European tour with Beth Ditto, she’s playing tonight at HANDS ON with Light Asylum and DJs from CockFight.

We asked her for a plalist of some of her favorite tracks, below. Come get thanked by your own ass tonight on the dance floor, 10pm til 2am, free to all.

1. Tears Baby by Johnny West - 1962 RnB

I’m really a sucker for any song that mentions the word tears. 

2. No G.D.M. by Gina X - 1979 New Wave

This is always a stand out track. For me it’s at a perfect tempo. I love the lyrics, “you are perfect you are shear if you are a redhead queer.”

3. Poloroid by Ruth  - 1985 New Wave

Cold wave, Dark wave, Synth wave? Not sure which is the correct term, but this song is pretty near perfect with the deadpan vocals, synth lines and horn line. My girlfriend hates the female vocals on this one, but I don’t mind and actually really like the contrast. 

4. Homework by Otis Rush - 1962 RnB

Horns Horns Horns Horns. Ugh so good.

5. Make dat Ass Go by SBP Gunna - 2010 Bounce

An amazing video of New Orleans shakers. Absolutely LOVE that they are all over the construction equipment.

6. Home Depot (Hammertime) by Blaq n Mild - 2009 Bounce

A bounce classic by legends Blaq n Mild. Bounce shakers descend on Home Depot and reek amazing havoc. So fun.



Photo by Christa Holka

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October 2011

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