Euphonic Conceptions, Mr. Bugsly, New Earth Muziq, and Challenger present RECREATION. This one-of-a-kind performance event will feature psychedelic visual artist Alex Grey collaborating live with Mars-1 (featuring Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule), along with a special first-time performance by Up Until Now and appearances by special guests David Murphy of STS9 and Jon the Barber of The Disco Biscuits.
Alex Grey (born November 29, 1953) is an American artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art (or visionary art) that is sometimes associated with the New Age movement. Grey is a Vajrayana practitioner. His oeuvre spans a variety of forms including performance art, process art, installation art, sculpture, visionary art, and painting. Grey is a member of the Integral Institute. He is also on the board of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics and is the Chair of Wisdom University's Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are the co-founders of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, a non-profit institution supporting visionary culture in New York City.
Up Until Now
Jay Murphy of Up Until Now has so far lived his life completely centered and orbiting around music. He comes from a collective past involved in bands with genres of reggae, world beat, rock, hip-hop, funk, electro-pop, and even heavy metal. With this new project, he distills the pure essence in music that has always driven him, and channels it into electronic dance music with the sole purpose of making bodies move. When you get talent of this type with huge broad experience, and focus it into one vision, you best believe that it burns like a laser. Now, add human drumming machine Kyle Holly from jamtronica band Noise[Org], and you have a serious live electronic force to be reckoned with.
Since playing his first show in early 2010, Murphy as Up Until Now has performed across the country from Portland to Jacksonville, and from New York City to Austin. He has been blessed to share the stage with such acts as Snoop Dogg, STS9, Big Gigantic, The New Deal, Bonobo, Two Fresh, and Emancipator, just to name a few. In the summer of 2011 he was featured at some of the top music festivals in the country such as Camp Bisco X, the Regeneration Music and Arts Festival, and the Blackwater Music Festival. After building up considerable momentum in 2011, Up Until Now is in the midst of a huge year in 2012. Don't miss his climactic show tonight at Highline Ballroom.