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Music Review >> Ryan’s Rock Show at “BONNERHAUS!”

“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.

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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.

Caroline McElroy

Author: Caroline McElroy

The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie’s Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and a record by Major Lance titled “Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um”. From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked…on Rock N’ Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N’ Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I’ve written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers. For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. Sometimes you’ve gotta wear the hat to remind people who they are dealing with. LOL

Caroline McElroyhttps://carolinemcelroy.wordpress.com/
The muse struck at a young age and began with Ernie’s Record Shop on Lankershim Blvd. In North Hollywood where I purchased my first Beatle record “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and a record by Major Lance titled “Um,Um,Um,Um,Um,Um”. From there I saw the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl and I was hooked…on Rock N’ Roll. At the age of 13 it seems as if the magical world of Rock N’ Roll opened up and welcomed me. A trip to Indio with Frank Zappa and possee, and subsequent gigs as a dancer at The Teen Fairs at the Hollywood Palladium sealed the deal. As a trained journalist, I’ve written for magazines, newsletters,newspapers and blogs. In addition, I have run a nightclub by the name of The Cave. Music is the thread that weaves a patchwork quilt of genres, venues and experience out of my life and in the process have introduced many fine acts to my followers. For the rest of my story dear readers, read my articles and it will unfold like the petals of a lotus flower. Sometimes you’ve gotta wear the hat to remind people who they are dealing with. LOL