.launchleft is an Alliance of Artists Helping Artists.
a place for left-of-center artists, iconic rebels and the next wave of game-changers in music.
LaunchLeft’s platform enlists renowned creatives to use their fame, connections and voice to spotlight emerging talent.
Curators and their Launched Artists
LaunchLeft took the concept of artists helping artists to podcast format from 2017-2018. The 12 episode season hosted by Rain Phoenix and Moon Zappa, featured in depth interviews with well known curators tipping their hats to emerging bands. The ladies brought the podcast to live audiences at Largo for a short while with shows that included famous comedians and live musical performances by rock star curators and launched artists.
Founded in 2010, LaunchLeft evolved out of Gift Horse Project which brought together well-known and emerging artists in the service of charity. LaunchLeft takes this mission and ethos of social responsibility to the for-profit sector furthering our commitment to artists helping artists.
2010 Gift Horse Project is born
2010 Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser
2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Paris Show
2010 Elysium Sessions, TAOE Benefit
2010 BRANDAID Haiti Relief Concert
2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Marfa TX TAOE Benefit
2010 LAND, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Fundraiser/Gala
2011 Gift Horse Project and Manimal Records collaborate to benefit the Lunchbox Fund
2012 Multi-Platform artist residency, I.You.We.THREE
2014 LaunchLeft produced The Art of Elysium’s GENESIS
2016 LaunchLeft produced Red Hot Chili Peppers FEEL THE BERN for the Bernie Sanders Campaign
2016 LaunchLeft produced #Berniechella Block Party in Coachella for the Bernie Sanders Campaign
2017 LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix & Moon Zappa
2018 LaunchLeft Live at Largo hosted by Rain Phoenix & Moon Zappa
2019 LaunchLeft label collaboration with Kro Records
LaunchLeft Gallery of Past Projects and Events
In the corner Dunce
Official video for ''In The Corner Dunce" written and recorded by River Phoenix when he was 18 years old. The footage is from the 1991 Aleka’s Attic tour, of which half the gigs were benefit concerts for causes he supported. LaunchLeft is inspired and informed by River’s left-of-center approach to music, art and activism.
“ I think that it’s very important to establish a space for those who are not accounted for... I’m speaking of people that don’t fit into a stereotype...it leaves out a lot of people in this world that aren’t the model, you know, in a fashion sense, citizen. I just, I protest that, and think it’s important to [make art] that stirs up that idea… that starts some sort of controversy. “ - River Phoenix
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