Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The one and only SATURATION FEST 2014

That's right babes, Saturation Fest is back at it again.


Saturation Fest organizers are now excepting submissions for our 2014 line up.  We are in search of local artists, musicians, performers, event curators, and handcrafted/DIY vendors.

Saturation is a DIY (do it yourself) art and music festival that occurs annually in Riverside, CA. Events are held at venues around downtown Riverside, with a majority of the participants based in the Inland Empire. This year Saturation Fest will be held May 23 - 25, 2014. Saturation includes concerts, films, workshops, exhibitions, guerilla shows, organized bike rides, and handcrafted art.

 As a mostly all-ages and largely cost-free festival, Saturation pushes for the de-commodification of culture, concentrating instead on the value of the experience. Saturation is a Do-It-Yourself festival, meaning that it is participant-created. Organizers work behind the scenes to connect venues, performers, artists, art vendors, event curators and volunteers.

Interested participants are asked to register their interests in the "Sign Up" section in the menu above. Festival organizers will meet late April to review applicants.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Saturation Fest 2013 Photos

Michael Rey & The Woebegone's @ Back to the Grind, Photo by MareoSpeedWagon

You've all waited patiently long enough. Enjoy these photos from Saturation Fest 2013.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

A big thanks to our awesome team of photographers:

- Nikon Bob of Jameson Ortiz Photography
- maReoSpeedwagon
- Dan Wade
- Daniel Teeter of Teeter Photography Co.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong Semi-Final SNEAK PEAK!

What's up poetry lovers?!

Sierra here with another sneak preview of Saturday's SLAM-A-LAMA-DING-DONG Semi-Final Round of Competition.

Remember, THIS SATURDAY in the basement of Back to the Grind, starting at 2pm, and TOTALLY FREE to the public, 10 awesome poets will be performing their completely original and completely memorized work for a chance to be crowned The Grand Slammer.  These poets come from a wide range of styles and backgrounds, and have been selected especially for this free show.  DON'T MISS IT!!!

Karla 'Pretty Blaq' Kimble - "Where I'm From"

Thanks again to everyone who entered Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong! This weekend is going to be awesome.

Check out the Semi-Finals and the AwkWords: Unabashed and Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong Finals Facebook event pages for more details about the show; and don't forget the Saturation Fest page for information about all the other events as well.

See you all soon!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong! UPDATE

Hello Whammers, Bammers, and Thank You Slammers!

As the festival approaches, Uncle Slam and the Baby Heads are getting very excited about the upcoming Semi-Final round of Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong!

In case you don't know, Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong is a fully-memorized, theatrically performed poetry slam, featuring poets representing a wide variety of styles.  The poets will be performing for the each other, for the judges, and especially for YOU, the public.  It's totally free, and is gonna be awesome. Save the date.

Now, we realize that we Heads have an unfair advantage, being on the planning committee and all.  So, to allow you all to get as excited as we are, we will be sharing some of the awesome entry videos we've received.  All the poets featured here will be advancing to the Semi-Final Round.
Congratulations, everyone!

Alex Gomez - 'Dictator'

Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did.  Check out Alex and the rest of the Semi-Finalists in the basement of Back to the Grind at 2 pm on Saturday, May 25, 2013.  It's FREE!

Ps. Check back for more details about the competition, including more Semi-Finalist sneak peeks, the announcement of the 3rd place, 2nd place, and Grand Slammer prizes, and the revealing of the identities of our illustrious judging panel!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Riverside Prom: Scary vs. Fairy Tales

ON SATURDAY MAY 11TH, 2013 @ 8:30PM

In the land of Make Believe, Bedtime Stories and Urban Legends , Something Wicked This Way Comes...

YOU AND A GUEST (and cute single friends) are invited to attend

The Riverside Prom
Once Upon A Prom
Scary vs. Fairy Tales

@ Back to the Grind in Riverside, CA

Whether you’re an evil queen or slumbering princess, Not all Stories End Happily ever After.

Once Upon a Prom is a COSTUME party,
so come in costume to break the spell!
All trolls, princes, princess brides, blue, red, and yellow fairies, witches, warlocks, riding hoods, dragons, dwarves, porridge thieves, rock biters, evil step mothers, hatters, charmings, mermaids, chupacabras, one-handed camp counselor/murderers, monsters from under the bed, tornado riders, tuffet sitters, tin men, las lloronas, arrow-flinging elves, giant killers, big bad wolves, bloody Marys, bogeymen, los cucuys, emperors in new clothes, gingerbread men, monsters, sleeping beauties, humpties and dumpties, crickets, lost boys, rabbit chasers and dread pirates in search of true love are invited to the ball.

Follow the Bread Crumbs and join us at Back to the Grind on May 11th for Downtown Riverside’s BEST All-Night Annual Theme Party!

Digitalism | NEUNEU | 2013

Flier Art By Colson Knight

A Collection of Works Celebrating the Creative Process Through a Neo-Contemporary Prism.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11th, 6p-9p.
Hosted by the SCA Project Gallery in Pomona Ca.
281 S. Thomas St. 3104
Featured Artists:
Art By Dan Nguyen

Digitalism is a part of everyday experience. We are now wired together to a degree never imagined possible. The increasing speed of technological sophistication has made powerful devices available to even the most common person. Today, due simply to the availability and affordability of the necessary tools, more people are making music and art than ever before. In fact, the average consumer can easily download MIDI software to replicate high-end analog instruments for a tiny fraction of the costs, financial and otherwise.