This song is from All Souled Out, Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s 1991 EP, and is the only Pete Rock solo track on any of their albums. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) is the song they are most famous for but they were also on Run DMC’s 1993 hit Down With the King, which Rock also produced. He went on to produce and sing the chorus on Nas’ song The World is Yours, from Illmatic, and later worked on several projects with members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
If you haven’t heard this song before but it sounds familiar it may be because it was just used in Android’s handshake commercial.
Pete Rock is performing at the Echo tonight (3/26) with Slum Village.
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/26-3/29)-
Substrate Gallery presents Factory of Light– a screening for House of Light’s new music video with performances by the band and other musical guests. $10 entrance gets you a pop art print and complimentary beer and wine- https://www.facebook.com/events/363190723873716/
Burgerama is Burger Records’ two day festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana and the lineup is incredible- Ty Segall, Fidlar, Thee Oh Sees, Weezer, Ariel Pink, Cherry Glazerr, Black Lips, Roky Erickson, Tobacco, Bone Thugs and Harmony, White Fence and many, many, many more- $47.50 for one day or $90 for two- it’s well worth it to see all these great bands- http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/Burgerama-4-Day-One
Tonight (3/24) Mini Mansions are signing their new album The Great Pretenders and performing a live set at Amoeba Records Hollywood (and Amoeba San Francisco on 3/27). They also just released a video for their song Vertigo which features Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys.
Today (3/23) is the last day to see Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting at LACMA.
From the press release:
In an attention-compromised age when images are instant and prevalent, abstract painting serves as a contradiction, acting as a conduit for the mark of the original, individual artist. While most of the work in the exhibition has been recently created and acquired, additional paintings culled from LACMA’s collection illustrate how artists have reanimated techniques and forms using other sources that are appropriated from popular culture, photography, and collage, essentially creating a new variation of abstract painting.
It’s also a good day to visit LACMA because they are having a full day of activities and performances to celebrate Nowruz, the Iranian New Year and the first day of spring.
This was the first single off Of Montreal’s album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer, released in 2007. The video was directed by The Brothers Chaps who are most famous for creating Homestar Runner, a Flash animated series that started in 2000 back in the days before YouTube and Facebook.
of Montreal are playing on Sunday (3/22) at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles.
Jason Reitman’s live read at LACMA for tonight is Dazed and Confused. Advanced tickets are sold out but there will be some available at the door two hours before showtime- http://www.lacma.org/event/live-read-14
Repo Man (1984), Alex Cox’s film about aliens, car repossession, and punk rock takes place in Los Angeles in the 1980′s and stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. It received good reviews at the time of its release and has since become a cult classic. The punk rock soundtrack is great too and includes tracks like the one below- Black Flag’s TV Party, as well as songs from Fear, Iggy Pop and Circle Jerks, who make an appearance in the film.
Alex Cox went on to make Sid and Nancy and Straight to Hell (which features Joe Strummer and Courtney Love) .
Repo Man is playing at the Regent Theater on Sunday (3/15) with a performance afterwards by Harry Dean Stanton and a band that includes Harper Simon.