Sep 252014
 

Temples- Shelter Song

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/25-9/28)-

Thursday

Temples, Wampire and Fever the Ghost play are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/251381

We Open Art Houses (WOAH) presents Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB): the work of experimental animators, video artists, and musical performers at downtown art space Werkartz- you must RSVP and there is a  $5 suggested donation (and free beer)- https://www.facebook.com/events/977441112272915/

The Kooks are at the Wiltern- http://www.thewiltern.net/events/the-kooks/

Simian Mobile Disco (performing Whorl) at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/252148

Friday

Wu-Tang Clan are playing The Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/wutangclan.html

Saturday

As part of the AxS Festival, Machine Project has organized various programs at the famous Gamble House (of Procter & Gamble) in Pasadena until 10/5. This Saturday they are all free, including dance performances, a secret restaurant conveyor belt, poetry and video installations; or just go to see the contemporary art in various places around the house- http://machineproject.com/gamblehouse/

Art, music, and performance art come together for the third Step and Repeat at MOCA. This event includes Le1f, Yung Jake and Barbara T. Smith among the artists performing- http://mocastepandrepeat.tumblr.com/

Panel Discussion: Women in Graffiti and Street Art at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena. Artists attending- Sand One, ShadowMonsterBear, Jennifer Korsen, and Cindy Love- http://www.flower-pepper.com/portfolios/exhibits-events/?cpt_item=women-in-graffiti-and-street-art

Die Antwoord are at the Hollywood Palladium- http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/events/die-antwoord/#.VCPV_OdfnU4

Sunday

Don Bachardy is speaking at LACMA and signing his book Hollywoodhttp://www.lacma.org/event/don-bachardy

The Pixies are playing the Hollywood Bowl along with Gogol Bordello and Cat Power- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/2014-09-28

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the Abbot Kinney Festival- http://www.abbotkinney.org/

Sep 182014
 

The Breeders- Cannonball

“Cannonball” was The Breeders’ biggest hit off their 1993 album Last Splash. Lead singer Kim Deal started the band (while still with The Pixies) with Tanya Donelly, then with the Throwing Muses. Kim’s sister Kelley, seen in the video, joined later. The lineup for their current tour is Kim and Kelley Deal, Jim Macpherson, and Josephine Wiggs.

This video was directed by Spike Jonze and Kim Gordon.

They are playing with Neutral Milk Hotel and Daniel Johnston at the Hollywood Bowl, tonight, 9/18.

Sep 182014
 

Beck- Heart is a Drum

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/18-9/21)-

Thursday

Neutral Milk Hotel, The Breeders, Daniel Johnston play the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/neutral-milk-hotel/2014-09-18

DesignLAb at the Pacific Design Center is having an opening reception for 10 new exhibits featuring artists and designers- http://www.pacificdesigncenter.com/event/designlab-public-reception-3/

Cloud Cult are playing two sets at the Troubadour (one acoustic, one electric)- http://www.troubadour.com/event/606371-cloud-cult-los-angeles/

Friday

Author Junot Diaz will be reading from This is How You Lose Her at Skylight books- http://www.skylightbooks.com/event/junot-diaz-reads-how-you-lose-her

The 2nd Annual Afterglow Summer Video Series ends tonight at Pieter Performance Space with work from four LA-based video artists including
Harry Dodge and Aimee Goguen- http://www.pieterpasd.com/events/afterglow-summer-video-series/

Jungle with Beaty Heart at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/252153

Saturday

It’s Tarfest at the LaBrea Tar Pits Park- live bands include Hunter Hunted and The Moth & the Flame; there will be live painting by Craig ‘Craola’ Simkins, Nicola Verlato, and devNgosha; as well as food, drink and activities (FREE)- http://www.tarfest.com/

Artist Oliver Payne’s CHILL OUT performance at 356 Mission begins at 7pm; make sure you can follow the rules- http://356mission.tumblr.com/post/96731098470/oliver-paynes-chill-out-performance-saturday

Total Slacker are playing with Paws at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/630923-total-slacker-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Beck is at the Orpheum- http://www.goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=252997

Parachute Market biannual design fair is at JF Chen showroom- http://www.parachutemarket.com/pages/events-and-tickets-ii

Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Cold War Kids, Big Freedia, Killer Mike and tons more play the two day festival- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kroq-presents-the-2014-sunset-strip-music-festival-sat-920-sun-921-tickets-11780841815

Sunday

Daniel Joseph Martinez is speaking at LACMA and signing his book- http://www.lacma.org/event/daniel-joseph-martinez

It’s the last day to see the video installation, Drumroll, that won Steve McQueen (director of 12 Years a Slave) the Turner Prize, at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/06/04/9148/

LA Feline Film Festival featuring the Internet Cat Video festival is in Exposition Park- http://lafelinefilmfestival.com/

Zammuto are playing at the Satellite- http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/611425-zammuto-luke-wyland-vinyl-los-angeles/

Sep 142014
 
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Kees van Dongen- Modjesko, Soprano Singer (Modjesko, chanteur soprano) 1908

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Franz Marc-Sketch- Nudes on Vermilion (akte auf Zinnober, Skizze) 1909-10

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Cuno Amiet- Mother and Child in the Garden (Mutter und Kind im Garten), c.1903

 

Today is the last day to see Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky at LACMA. Make sure to download their app and use their free wifi to get some additional information about several of the paintings in the exhibition.

Sep 112014
 

Nicky da B- Hot Potato Style

While looking up information for the Mad Decent Block Party, I was saddened to discover that Nicky da B had recently died on September 2, at only 24 years old. The up and coming New Orleans bounce artist had his biggest hit with Diplo, in 2012, Express Yourself, and at the time of his death was working on a full length album with him. This video, also from 2012, was created by Bob Wiesz and Casey Coleman, who also worked on Beasts of the Southern Wild.