May 292014

Luscious Jackson- Naked Eye

Luscious Jackson formed in 1991 and were the first band on the Beastie Boys label Grand Royal. Kate Schellenbach, their drummer, had played with the Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984. The song Naked Eye, off their 1996 album Fever In Fever Out, was the band’s biggest hit. They have recently reunited after breaking up in 2000, and are playing at the El Rey on Friday, May 30th.

May 292014

Le1f- BOOM

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/29-6/1)-


Thee Oh Sees at the Echo (moved from Church on York)-

MOCAtv presents a Jogging screening of four films made by the collective just for MOCA (free)-

Die Antwoord at the Fonda-


Friday Flights at the Getty hosted by Liars-

Takashi Murakami’s film Jellyfish Eyes at the Ace Hotel’s historic theater-

Pink Mountaintops at the Echo-

Eagulls at the Satellite-


Le1f at the Echo-

Sunset Boulevard at the Million Dollar Theatre-

Saturday and Sunday

The Big Parade LA is two days of organized walking around Los Angeles including about 80 public stairways (free)-


Dance, art, music, and poetry combine with the backdrop of Northeast LA’s historic buildings for  Lummis Day at Lummis Home and Heritage Square (free)-

Doug Aitken and Philippe Vergne speak at LACMA-

May 242014




Maren Hassinger’s current show Almost Weightless at Reginald Ingraham Gallery uses everyday materials like newspapers and plastic bags to create larger sculptures which are concerned with the human condition.

The pink bags of Love (seen above) were inflated with “human breath” and contain “love notes”, tiny papers printed with the word love, within. In Wrenching News, (also pictured above), the harsh stories from newspapers are twisted into a knotted sculpture. Hassinger’s use of these materials with their alternating heaviness and light, grayness and color, enable the viewer to feel the weight of the emotions the sculptures are conveying.

May 222014

Holy Fuck- Red Lights

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/22-5/26)-


Creativity: The Perfect Crime– Philippe Petit (who walked a tightrope between the towers of the World Trade Center) speaks about creativity at the Central Library Downtown (free/ standby tix only)-

Holy Fuck at the Roxy-

Ericka Beckman presents three of her films at MOCA-

Yamashiro Farmer’s Market is back!-

And so is the one on the Sunset Strip-


designLAB event at the Pacific Design Center- 14 galleries having receptions for shows-

Superhumanoids at the Echo (free)-


Los Angeles Poverty Department is having a parade/performance/brass band- Walk the Talk-and Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead will be a part of it- a PDF with a full description of the event is here-

The Big Lebowski on the lawn at the Autry-

Protomartyr at Permanent Records (free)-


Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon at the Egyptian theatre-

Tony Molina, Big Eyes at the Roxy-

Monday (Memorial Day)

Target Free Mondays at LACMA

Also this weekend- Lightning in A Bottle Festival-