Aug 282014

Cypress Hill- How I Could Just Kill A Man

This was Cypress Hill’s debut single off their self titled 1991 album. The song also contains a sample at the very end, “All I wanted was a Pepsi”  from the Suicidal Tendencies song Institutionalized. The video has cameos from Ice Cube and Q-Tip and was filmed in NYC despite the band being from Los Angeles (specifically South Gate).

Cypress Hill are playing the Made in America Festival on Sunday in Grand Park.

Aug 282014

Ty Segall- “Manipulator” Album Teaser

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/28-9/1)-


Ty Segall is playing four sold out shows at the Echo (but there may be tickets at the door) to promote his just released album, Manipulator

It’s the last weekend of the Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival. Thursday and Friday, it’s Taming of the Shrew. Saturday and Sunday, it’s Twelfth Night


Lee “Scratch” Perry is playing the Santa Monica Pier (free)-

Mission of Burma is playing with GRMLN at the Roxy-

Friday through Monday

Los Angeles County Fair begins (running until 9/28)-


Skate and Create opens at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Over forty well known street artists created skateboards for the show-

Saturday and Sunday

Made in America Festival in Grand Park- tons of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Weezer, Cypress Hill, Chance the Rapper and more-


Los Angeles Plays Itself, a 3 hour film compilation of clips of movies filmed in LA, is playing at the Aero. The director, Thom Andersen, will discuss it afterwards and present an additional film-

The Big Picture: Hitchcock at the Hollywood Bowl– scores from Hitchcock’s famous films are played live while scenes play on a screen in the background-

Burger presents: OFF!, along with a bunch of other bands including Cherry Glazerr and Lovely Bad Things at Los Globos-

All weekend (including Labor Day)

Cinefamily and Everything is Terrible present a weekend’s worth  of programming for Everything Is Festival: Fifth Dimension– including an art opening, movie premieres (one with live score performed by YACHT), found footage compilations and more-

Aug 212014

The Zombies- Time of the Season

Used in several movies, tv shows and commercials, Time of the Season, was released in 1968, although it didn’t become a hit until 1969 after the band had already broken up. It is one of The Zombies most famous songs along with Tell Her No and She’s Not There.

Tonight they will be performing for free at the Santa Monica Pier.

Aug 212014

Tijuana Panthers- Nobo

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/21-8/24)-


Fucked Up, Tijuana Panthers and Rat Fist are playing at the El Rey Theatre-

The Zombies are at Santa Monica Pier (free)-

White Lung are playing a free show at Space 15Twenty (behind Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga) –

Thursday- Sunday

The Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is here along with the ships will be the world’s largest rubber duck making its west coast debut-

Friday- Sunday (and Wednesday)

Cinefamily presents Los Angeles Plays Itself– a three hour supercut of famous and non famous films that all take place in Los Angeles-


Downtown Dark Nights at LA Live includes $5 food and drink menus all night long (and $5 parking), DJs, live music, performances and several street artists will be live painting as well-

Author Vanessa Veselka will be speaking about women’s travel in cinema and literature as well as her own traveling experiences before a screening of Agnés Varda’s film Vagabond– the last of Clockshop’s My Atlas series-

Joanna Gruesome and Dunes are playing at The Smell-

The Belle Brigade is playing Figat7th’s Downtown Festival (free)-


John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky– a Los Angeles earthquake romance opera-musical produced by Long Beach Opera at the Ford Theatre-

Saturday and Sunday

FYF Fest has a huge lineup including Future Islands, Interpol, Slowdive, Ty Segall, The Strokes, Real Estate, and more. It’s sold out but it may be worth hunting down tickets-


Like scavenger hunts? And street art? Well, Streetsmarts L.A. has put together a huge hunt with some great prizes donated by local artists- more details here-

California assemblage artist George Herms will be signing his new book and presenting a work in progress at LACMA –

Aug 142014

Holy Ghost!- Dumb Disco Ideas

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (8/14-8/17)-


Downtown LA Artwalk-

Foxygen at the Fonda-

La Santa Cecilia plays the Santa Monica Pier (free)-

Friday through Sunday

Echo Park Rising- free music festival throughout the different venues of Echo Park- bands include- Allah-Las, Cherry Glazerr, Myron & E, yOya, The Fresh and Onlys and more-

Nick Duran: every time you are near dance performance at the Hammer (each day from 2-3pm)-


The Antlers are playing a free show (plus open bar and event poster) at Mack Sennett Studios- RSVP here-

Superchunk is playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock-


Pacific Festival: The Dunes music festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort benefiting the Surfrider Foundation- bands include: Holy Ghost!, Cherry Glazerr, De Lux, Miami Horror; afterwards you could also attend A Club Called Rhonda featuring the music of Giorgio Moroder-

Los Angeles photographer Gary Leonard is speaking at the Central Library-

Midnight showing of Legend followed by Labyrinth at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Neverending Story @9 is sold out)-

Purple Rain is playing at the Autry-


Angel City Brewery host Avocado Fest- bands, food, mural tour, avocado ale-

It’s the last day of Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Sunday is the closing ceremony-

Aug 072014

Arctic Monkeys- The View From The Afternoon

This song is from Arctic Monkeys debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, from 2006, which remains the fastest selling debut album for a British band. Their sound has changed dramatically over the years, especially with their new album AM, for which they are currently on tour.

Arctic Monkeys are playing the Staples Center in Los Angeles, August 7th with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.