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LAFMS presented by The Box at the Paramount Ranch Art Fair, January 31 - February 1, 2015

on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:32

This coming weekend, Saturday January 31 and Sunday February 1, the LAFMS will be presented both visually and sonically by groundbreaking downtown Los Angeles art gallery The Box. The Box mounted the critically acclaimed 40 year LAFMS retrospective in 2012.

Various artworks by LAFMS members will be presented at The Box’s booth and pieces will be available for sale.

The LAFMS “Shoe”, a rotating cast of LAFMS musicians and friends, will perform 20 minute sets on the hour each day beginning at 11 AM, with the last set starting at 4 PM. The art fair is open 11am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. The performances will take place at the train depot.

Paramount Ranch

2903 Cornell Road

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

For more information, please visit:

Rick Potts solo tonight Dec 13, 2104 - 8 PM Space Gallery Pomona

on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 15:08


Contemporary collage at SPACE POMONA

"A Contagion of Difference"
Featuring the work of Jay Riggio, Ace Farren Ford and Lance Glover

Saturday December 13 2014
Artists' reception from 6-9PM

Musical performance at 8PM by Rick Potts of "Dinosaurs With Horns" / L.A.F.M.S.

The Contagion of Difference

Lance Glover, Jay Riggio, and Ace Farren Ford work in the medium of collage aux cultural contagion. Their reordering of images and text merge high and low culture, the random and contrived, the personal and Universal. Since the early 20th Century, collage has rebelled against the art establishment and the discontinuity of culture brought on by new technologies. After a century, this artistic contagion continues to spread, virally and vitally.

"The practice of fine art collage can be traced to 1912, when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque began affixing cut paper to their paintings, though its roots date back many hundreds of years. A century later, what does collage say to us? It seems that the shocking collision of images explored by the Cubists, Dadaists and Surrealists in response to technology and the pace of life in the 20th century is yet relevant. There is an unavoidable nostalgia in much of this work, as by its nature it culls images from the past, and yet the search for wholeness through the merging of fragments is all the more apropos in our increasingly fragmented world. These constructs may be seen as the recombinant DNA of the collective imagination."

Come view this compelling work at SPACE Pomona

Show runs until January 3rd 2015

LAFMS store reopens; adds new Joseph Hammer cassette and Steve Thomsen chapbooks

on Fri, 12/12/2014 - 15:52

Head over to the LAFMS store to check out a couple of new items:

Joseph Hammer - tiny edition cassette recorded live in 2013

Steve Thomsen - the mysterious genius behind Monitor, Solid Eye and many solo releases publishes three new handmade chapbooks, also in a tiny edition.

LAFMS Store closed through Dec. 1

on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:55

Due to the LAFMS trip to Berlin followed closely by the postal-service destroying holiday Thanksgiving, the LAFMS store will be closed through Dec. 1.  Orders placed will not be shipped until that week and if you have any questions or queries about inventory we may not be able to answer until we return. Thanks for your understanding. If you are near Berlin, check the news item for the performance as part of Faithful! Festival and have a great Thanksgiving if you are in the US.

LAFMS in Berlin November 13, 2014

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 13:23

The LAFMS opens Faithful Festival II in Berlin on November 13, 2014 at the famous Berghain Club. The LAFMS will perform with local musicians to reinterpret selected pieces from the 10 CD "The Lowest Form Of Music" box set released in 1996.

LAFMS members performing:

John Duncan
Ace Farren Ford
Joe Potts
Rick Potts
Jackie Stewart aka Oblivia
Ju Suk Reet Meate

German-based musicians performing:

Liz Allbee
Burkhard Beins
Steve Heather
Andrea Neuman
Marta Zapparoli
Zeena Parkins

More details on the program as the evening shapes up.

Facebook event page:
Faithful Festival page:

LAFMS store closed until August 4

on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 21:16

The LAFMS store is taking a holiday. If you have questions or inquiries or even want to order or reserve items, please feel free to email "".  Just know nothing can be shipped until the store is back in action the week of August 4.  Thank you and happy summer!

Extended Organ FREE live event at MOCA in LA, Saturday July 19

on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 18:53

Extended Organ will perform live for free at MOCA Geffen Contemporary to celebrate Mike Kelley on Saturday, July 19 at 7PM.  Details here.

Photo: Danny Gromfin


LAFMS Summer Solstice Show: AIRWAY (15 piece) + HANGAR QUARTET - Saturday June 21, 2104

on Fri, 06/06/2014 - 22:12
Enjoy AIRWAY and the HANGAR QUARTET at Mark Moore Gallery on Saturday, June 21 as part of the Culver City Arts District Summer Solstice Art Walk.
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

"Doors" at 3pm
Performance from 4pm
Suggested Donation: $5.00
Ted Byrnes
Dennis Duck
Ace Farren Ford
Michael Foster
Juan Gomez
Fredrik Nilsen
Joseph Hammer
Kevin Laffey
Jorge Martin
Joe Potts
Rick Potts
Tom Recchion
Dani Tull
John Wiese
The Hangar Quartet:
Dennis Duck
Ace Farren Ford
Rick Potts

LAFMS exhibit coming to Tokyo August 2014

on Mon, 05/19/2014 - 14:39

Longtime LAFMS supporter Takuya Sakaguchi is organizing an exhibition entitled "LAFMS (Los Angeles Free Music Society) and Their Friends in Slow Life Avant-garde" at TOKI ART SPACE (Tokyo) on August 21-24, 2014.

TOKI ART SPACE is managed by Noriko Toki. Noriko organized the first Joe Potts exhibition at Lunami Gallery in 1977 which marked the beginning of the long standing LAFMS-Japan connection.

Takuya has organized series of LAFMS exhibitions at FUKUGAN GALLERY (Osaka) in the past seven years. This is the first exhibit in Tokyo.


3 hour LAFMS show now archived on WFMU

on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:26
3 hour LAFMS show now archived on WFMU; tunes + history by Fredrik Nilsen. Thanks to Fabio for a great show - visit his shop in Brooklyn - Earwax Records.
Artist                        Track                                          Album 
Rick Potts                 Art Forms In Nature                   Labyrinthitis CD*
Doo-Dooettes           Dr. Phibes Visits Chicago          Look To This LP
Tom Recchion          Dennis Hopper                           unreleased 
Tom Recchion          Kronos                                        unreleased  
Swan Trove               Luminous                                   Swan Trove cassette
Le Forte Four            Microzone                                  Spin 'N Grin LP
Le Forte Four            Amazing Three                          commissioned music for
                                                                                       WMFU fundraiser
Friendship Pagoda    Handicapped Samba                 unreleased 
Ju Suk Reet Meate    1979 (excerpt)                           Solo 78/79 LP/CD
Bpeople                     MPCD                                        Petrified Conditions
                                                                                        1979-1981 LP*
Vox Pop                    Cab Driver                                 s/t 1980 7"
The Hubcap Project   Name Of The Game                  The Blorp Esette Gazette
                                                                                       Volume One CD*
Mike Kelly                   The Moaning Dead                   Day is Done OST CD*
Harold Schroeder       Silent Rituals                             I.D. Art #2 CD*
Jad Fair                       XXOO                                       Darker Scratcher LP*
Vetza                          Stale Puppy-dog Tails                Darker Scratcher LP*
Michael Intriere &
 Anna Homler             Voyage                                      The Blorp Esette Gazette
                                                                                       Volume One CD* 
Ace Farren Ford         Radio 1                                     The Blorp Esette Gazette
                                                                                       Volume One CD*
Smegma                     Happy Holidays                        The Blorp Esette Gazette
                                                                                       Volume Two CD*
John Duncan              Workjob                                     Creed 7"
Airway                         Perpendicular Thrust                Darker Scratcher LP*
C.V. Massage              Naked                                       Lowest Form of Music box*
Extended Organ          Frankenstein                             XOXO CD*
Gerald Bole                 Hawaii                                       Lowest Form of Music box*
Tom Recchion             Stodgy Old Sayings                  Lowest Form of Music box*
Doo-Dooettes             Zombie                                       Look To This LP
Doo-Dooettes             I Gotta Right To Sing The Blu    Look To This LP
Alterations                  untitled                                        Alterations LP