On April 31st, 2019, Secret Project Robot will be saying good by to our Broadway space and once again moving on to other art experiments and new awesome schemes and adventures, this will be just another leg of our 15 year journey, and we are, as always elated for the next phase of our comical missions into the absurd…
The decision comes after much deliberation on the nature of an artist run space and how it can proceed, both transactionally as a business, and act as an alternative to the business world… In the end we found that having to focus on managing and bureaucracy and all that entails isn’t really what we want for Secret Project Robot. Truly, we think we’d do more good expending our energy on: making our own art, culture, community, exploring the world, a new space, art experiments, illegal activities, publishing, political actions, and probably cats, as well as other things, and in other words, pursuing something other than money…
Secret Project Robot is an artist run art space - but really it is an on running art experiment constantly studying the roles of art and the artist and how they relate to community, society, the art world, each other, etc.., so in that respect, this phase and space of Secret Project Robot, was and is a success in so many ways. Mainly, we were able to transition from the underground to a fully legal bar, we learned so many things in the process; however from all we gained, we feel we also lost things along the way that were particularly important to the way we have always philosophically run Secret Project Robot… We found ourselves treating the space like a job rather than a clubhouse… and to a certain extent, for us, it was impossible to recreate the authenticity of our ethos as artists.
We have had a great run on Broadway and had a lot of awesome: events, performances, art instillations and raging excessive crazy parties. With the help of, and love of so many new and old friends it has been a great learning experience and a wonderful experiment and has really expanded our world and understanding in ways we never thought of, so thanks to everyone who has helped to make our experience on broadway!
We are very excited to say that we handing over the space to our really old friends from Death By Audio Arcade, Mark and Stephanie, who will start a new adventure called Wonderville. They will be filling it with DIY/independent video games. To help them achieve their super dreams we are giving them a ton of support, advice and even a lot of the staff will stay on, so there will be love and continuity in all directions… Also, they have started a kickstarter to raise money for the transition, so please help them with that!
We have the most amazing April shows coming up to celebrate Secret Project Robot on Broadway, we hope to see you at these events and also at all our future secret projects.
Secret Project Robot is 21+ Except for art openings or when listed…
There is almost always an art installation up in the performance gallery space...
All shows are run by fellow artists, we do not indulge VIP attitudes, please submit all proposals with love and show up ready to hang out as friends.
SET TIMES DOORS AND COVER
WEEKNIGHTS DOORS 8PM sets start at 9pm
WEEKENDS doors 9pm sets start at 10pm, sometimes there will be a midnight show and doors start at 8pm, this will be discussed
It’s 2019 door cover should be between $8-12
Bands & performer are expected to help promote as well, we see this as a team effort, we are not promoters we are fellow artists hosting shows...
Load in is 2 hours before doors
Sound person will be there 1 hour before doors for line check (please request if you need more time).
Performers must make FB & INSTAGRAM events for their performance at least 3 weeks in advance, please forward to curator so we can promote please include all the bands handles
Please make a poster, we print them and put them up
Each performer will receive 2 drink tickets good for Presidente draft, Miller Lite, box red wine, A well drink that uses the soda gun, i.e. a whiskey coke or vodka soda, or a shot of well liquor
Each performer will get 2 guest list spots, requests for more guest list spots will be meant with lower percentage of payouts to be fair to other performers.
House Costs go to pay for our Sound Engineer and Door Manager
If the door Grosses $60-$200 the house cost is $60,
If The door Grosses $201-400 the house cost $100
If the door Grosses $400 to $800 the house cost is $150,
If the door Grosses $800 to $1200 house costs are $200,
Shows over $1200 will take a flat $275
Unfortunately we can not accommodate FREE shows or DONATION only shows, if you want to do this, we will negotiate a room fee
Quadraphonic sound system with QSC kw-series subs, 2 QSC Kw-series 3 way loud speaker with 15" sub, 2 QSC KW-series 2 way loud speaker,
2 QSC KW-series 2 way wedge monitors
Allen and Heath Qu-24
Stage plot is rectangular, 12 feet wide by 11 feet deep 18" tall (see diagram)
BACKLINE FOR BANDS AND DJ's (in general all of this stuff is available, we try to keep it in good repair)
Many many microphones, nothing fancy.
Many RCA, 1/4 inch, XLR, 1/8 inch, and adapter cables
6 channel DI box
Mics for drum kit
6 boom mic stands
guitar amp Black Star Combo 2x60 watt 2x12"
Very Basic house Drum kit, bring your own symbols & snare & kick pedal
bass amp Ampeg combo 2x10 450 watt
Our DJ set up is mobile and we can accommodate different set ups in different areas in the room
Pioneer XDJ USB CDJ
2 Pioneer Nexus 2000 cdj
1 Pioneer DJM 900 NXS2
Technics turntables (bring your own needles)
Basic pioneer DJ mixer for turntables in the bar
Lighting, basic stage lighting
House light show and visuals by Secret Project Robot A/V team
1 Video Projector with HDMI cable, must bring your own media player
(3) 4' foot folding tables
A keyboard stand
we do not have a fog machine, if you want one bring your own..