“I didn’t know sh*t like this happened in the Valley” – Common comment from audience members.
Upon entering Bonnerhaus through a gated door, I was greeted by a Ben Franklin electro generator that seemed to symbolize a motioning foward with creativity pushing through challenges.
This engine fits Ryan Minic. Standing graciously with the use of a walker, he has not allowed his disability to handicap his artistic endeavors. Ryan was born in Ohio, and resides here in NoHo at the Bonnerhaus, where eclectic music and visual artists gather, perform and create.
Ryan’s Rock Show showcases emerging trending bands at this secret location, Bonnerhaus. Music is what keeps Ryan Minic moving in life. He found music after an accident when he was a child. He started a career in music in 2007 with just an audio recorder on loan from the universe which he intends on paying back. ( 🙂 ) His focus on music made the days of homelessness seem numb compared to feeling his dream come true. He created a website, interviewing bands and profiling them on his website Ryan’s Rock Show. He has interviewed Sonny Moore (know as Skrillex) , Glassjaw, Animals as Leaders, Between the Buried and Me, and more. Ryan created Bonnerhaus, a DIY music venue with his two house mates, Dorothy Gilbert and Asa Fox. Their motto is “encouraging each other’s individuality and wild imaginations.” The visual art and collectibles displayed reflected this elementally.
How does one get to perform or come to Bonnerhaus?
Ryan: “It’s invite only ” for a band to play but anyone can attend a show. The address is made available to those who RSVP on Facebook, and those who purchase tickets. You can find show detail on facebook.com/bonnerhaus.
What special artistic qualities must one possess?
Ryan: You must be a genuine person who appreciates creativity. We have a no douchebags policy.
Ryan, five years from now?
Ryan: “I don’t know, I just stay in the flow, I like where I am now in my life. I hope to expand, to share more of this creative experience.” I’m grateful.
What’s next for Ryan’s Rock Show and Bonnerhaus?
Ryan: The next show will be on 9/24 with Hypno5e and Badass Magic. Hypno5e is a metal band from France who has toured with Gojira. Badass Magic is a band from here in LA.
Carole: *A great discovery in NoHo, I was inspired on this balmy late summer eve as I entered the world of Bonnerhaus and chatted with these artists gleaming with beautiful energy.