Nov 282014

Ariel Pink- Picture Me Gone

Things to do this weekend (11/28-11/30)-


Ariel Pink is at the Regent Theater playing songs from his new album pom pom-

Alvvays is playing at the Echo-

2001: A Space Odyssey is at the Egyptian Theater-


The Fourth Annual Eagle Rock Block Party is all about Small Business Saturday and getting people to shop locally-there will also be a wine tasting at MilkfarmLA (free) –

The Craft & Folk Art Museum is having their Holiday Marketplace-


The Hollywood Christmas Parade is taking over the streets from Hollywood and Highland to Vine and back on Sunset- Stevie Wonder is the Grand Marshall-

Connected Festival Black Sunday Holiday Market/Sample Sale is downtown and free with canned food donation-

All Weekend

SoCal Etsy is having an event for Small Business Weekend at the Arts District Flea Market- music, food, drinks, and workshops on business and making crafts, and more- free with RSVP- if you have original work to sell you could even get a booth

Nov 202014

Biz Markie- Vapors

This song is off Biz Markie’s 1988 album Goin’ Off, but he did not gain real commercial success until his 1989 single, “Just A Friend”.

Currently he has a recurring segment on the kids TV show Yo Gabba Gabba called “Biz’s Beat of the Day” and is appearing in their live show this weekend at the Shrine Auditorium.  He also guest starred on Spongebob Squarepants as Kenny the Cat and on Adventure Time as Snorlock the Beatboxing Slug.

This Sunday (11/23), he will be one of the DJs at the Echoplex along with Peanut Butter Wolf and J.Rocc.

Nov 202014

Nosaj Thing- Eclipse/Blue

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/20-11/23)-


Authors Geoff Dyer and Ricky Jay are speaking at the Hammer-

Capital Cities are at the Fonda Theatre with Night Terrors of 1927 (also Friday)-


It’s opening night of the No Budget Film Festival and the feature film is The Past is a Grotesque Animal, a portrait Kevin Barnes of of Montreal, after which there will be a talk with the director and editor and later a cocktail reception with DJs and visual projections at the Vortex Immersion Dome. Events run all weekend-


The annual Great LA Walk will take on the Valley walking 17 miles along Ventura Blvd from Woodland Hills to North Hollywood (free)-

LACMA has a Woody Allen double feature for $5- Hannah and Her Sisters and Bullets Over Broadway-

Peter Hook & The Light are at the Fonda performing New Order’s Low Life & Brotherhood in their entirety and an opening set of Joy Division material-

The Bots are playing at the Bootleg-

Found Magazine’s Re-Ignition Tour and Book Release Party with editor Davy Rothbart and friends at the Bootleg ($10 includes the book)


Nosaj Thing is playing with Mangchi, Upsilon Acrux at the Smell-

Artist Pierre Huyghe and Emma Lavigne, curator of contemporary art at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, housed in the Centre Pompidou will be in conversation at LACMA-

Biz Markie, Peanut Butter Wolf, J.Rocc, and Break Beat Lou are djing at the Echoplex-

Nov 132014

The Psychedelic Furs- Pretty In Pink

This song was originally recorded in 1981 for the band’s album Talk Talk Talk. It was re-recorded in 1986 for use on the soundtrack of John Hughes’ film Pretty in Pink, clips of which play in the video. The film’s cast includes Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer (also known more recently as one of the men on Two and a Half Men), James Spader and Harry Dean Stanton.

The Psychedelic Furs are playing with 90s era band The Lemonheads at the Fonda theater on Saturday, 11/15.

Nov 132014

The Presets- No Fun

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/13-11/16)-


Downtown LA Artwalk- this month features street artists John Carr and Bumblebee

If you go downtown for the Art Walk and want to get some early Xmas shopping in check out Jingle and Mingle where all the products are made by members of the Downtown Women’s Center which helps fight unemployment and homelessness- plus hot chocolate and cider!-

Photographer Geoffrey Hiller, who’s latest book is on Myanmar, is speaking at the Annenberg Center for Photography –

Sea Lions are playing at Ham and Eggs Tavern with Shivery Shakes and Shark Toys-


Party for Various art zine at The Paper Agency downtown-

SFV Acid is playing at Origami Vinyl and check out his interactive art as well which is there to bring help fund and support the Young Producers Group

Market Space is having an opening party at Space15Twenty in Hollywood (free)-

Pacific Design Center is having it’s final reception of the year with several new contemporary art exhibitions-

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is playing at LACMA-

Ex Cops are at the Bootleg-


The Presets are part of The Check Yo Ponytail Tour with LE1F at the Regent-

Opening at The Gabba Gallery is Wish List with over 65 artists selling work under $1000-

For the upcoming 50th anniversary of Gemini G.E.L. (Graphic Editions Limited), co-founder Sidney Felson will be speaking with Ruth Fine at LACMA- tickets are free but required-

The Psychedelic Furs and The Lemonheads are playing at the Fonda-

Want to make sure Macaulay Culkin is really alive? Check out his band The Pizza Underground at The El Rey and watch him transform Velvet Underground songs into songs about pizza-


Opening and discussion with François Ceysson, Amanda Ross-Ho, Raphael Rubinstein, and Wallace Whitney for Supports/Surfaces at 356 Mission-

It’s the last ShopWalk DTLA of the year and many downtown stores and restaurants have discounts –

Artists & Fleas market in the Arts District is open every 3rd weekend (Saturday also)-