Nov 282015

Melinda Gibson


Grete Stern


Carolle Benitah

Her First Meteorite, at ROSEGALLERY, is a wonderful selection of photographic collages by Carolle Benitah, James Gallagher, Melinda Gibson, Ken Graves, Stéphanie Solinas, Annegret Soltau, and Grete Stern. The work included in the exhibition ranges in time period from the late 1940′s to present day. Each of the photographers included brings a unique perspective to the different ways a photograph can be altered to create an effective image.

This exhibition closes 11/28/15.

Nov 272015




The New New, at Diane Rosenstein Gallery in Hollywood, is an exhibition of painting, drawing, mixed-media, and collage by six emerging artists from New York and Los Angeles- Ray Anthony Barrett, Aaron Fowler (pictured above), Genevieve Gaignard (pictured above), Tschabalala Self, Michael Shultis, and Jason Stopa.

From the press release

The works in this show are multi-dimensional, with some artists using heavy impasto, collage, or flirting with the intersection of painting and sculpture. Connecting the varied practices in The New New is an explicit use of text – song lyrics, art theory, slogans, and commercial branding – in a formally exciting interplay between word, image and painting.

The New New brings together emerging artists with distinct approaches – but all with a shared engagement with the aggregate of received imagery and personal narrative.

This exhibition closes tomorrow, 11/28/15.

Nov 262015

Public Image Ltd- (This is not a) Love Song

This 1983 single, from Public Image Ltd, reached  number 5 on the UK Singles Chart. The band was started in 1978 by singer John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of The Sex Pistols, guitarist Keith Levene (a former member of The Clash), bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker.

Those who know Los Angeles will recognize the Century City location and the Century Plaza Towers in the video.

Public Image Ltd are playing at the Fonda Theatre on Sunday (11/29/15).

Nov 262015

Papa- Young Rut

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/26-11/29/15)-


Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day in some relaxing way!

You can also volunteer for Gobble Gobble Give at The Echo, Echoplex and the Regent Theater. They are taking food and clothing donations and also need help serving and delivering food. It starts at 10am. More info here

If you are looking for bars that are open LA Weekly put together a list 

The New Beverly  has a double feature for the holiday- March of the Wooden Soldiers and Singin’ In the Rain


Papa is playing at the Echoplex with Astronauts, etc., Maxim Ludwig, and Grouplove (DJ)

The Egyptian Theatre is showing Rear Window

Family of the Year are playing at the Troubadour


It’s Small Business Saturday and We Heart Eagle Rock is having a block party with several businesses having festivities/promotions.  There are also events and discounts at the shops and restaurants in Pasadena’s Playhouse District.

Robert DeLong is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Coleman Hell & xylo

Lil B is performing at the El Rey Theatre


The Hollywood Christmas Parade is a collection of randomness that should be seen at least once while visiting or living in Los Angeles. This year it’s co-hosted by Erik Estrada and Laura Mckenzie with Penn & Teller as the Grand Marshals. There are marching bands, giant balloons, cars with the casts of current TV shows and other celebrities and of course, Santa. Tickets are sold out but you can get a spot along the parade route for free. Keep in mind a lot of streets will be closed for this event so take the Metro if you can.

Public Image Ltd (PiL) are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Nov 192015

Primal Scream- Loaded

This song, the first single released from Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica, was actually released in February of 1990, months before that album was released. It was the band’s first top UK top 40 hit. Loaded contains a sample of Peter Fonda’s speech from the 1966 film The Wild Angels seen below.

Primal Scream are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with The Cult on Friday 11/20/15.

Nov 192015

Broncho- Class Historian

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/19-11/22/15)-


Broncho are playing at the Teregram Ballroom with The Shelters and Pearl Charles

Author Rick Moody will be reading from and discussing his new book Hotels of America at Skirball Cultural Center (free and free to see the new exhibit)

As part of the Hammer Museum’s film series I Am Armenian, they are showing Vodka Lemon.  A Q&A with Dr. Carla Garapedian and linguistics scholar Amir Sharifi follows the screening and complimentary coffee, tea, and Armenian pastries will be served after the program (free)

Artist Pae White will speak about artist Manny Farber at MOCA where the latter’s work is currently being shown (free and free museum admission)

Alvvays are at the Echo with Los Angeles Police Department

Hunter Hunted are playing at Club Bahia with Steady Holiday

Dragonette are at the Roxy


Joey Arias: Billy Holiday Centennial has the downtown New York cabaret singer, performance and drag artist performing Holiday’s songs in this cabaret production at REDCAT ($25)


Katherine Brinson, curator of contemporary art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will provide an overview of Los Angeles-based artist Alex Hubbard’s practice and talk with him about his work as part of Artadia’s Art & Dialogue Program at LACMA (free)

The Cult are playing with Primal Scream at the Hollywood Palladium

Fever the Ghost are playing at the Echo with Fartbarf, HOTT MT, and Charlie Bird

The Polyphonic Spree are at the El Rey Theatre

We Were Promised Jetpacks are at the Teregram Ballroom with Seoul


It’s time for the annual Great Los Angeles Walk. This year it starts at the renovated Cliftons and then proceeds to take Olympic all the way to Santa Monica. A good way to get some exercise and get a new perspective on Los Angeles

Pancakes & Booze Art Show is back (also on Friday) downtown with artists, live music, body painting and of course booze and free pancakes  ($5)

La Luz de Jesus Gallery is hosting a book signing, performance and screening to celebrate the release of the book People Like Us – The Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Lauren Everett. Songs from the musical will be performed by Claire McKeown (Honey Child), and there will be a screening of Frank-N-Furter’s Shadow and other short films. (free)


Designer Con, the annual art and design convention that combines “collectible toys and designer goods with urban, underground and pop art” has its second day at the Pasadena Convention Center

Mr Little Jeans is playing at the El Rey Theatre

Nov 132015

Andra Day- Forever Mine

Today (11/13/15) at Amoeba Records, Andra Day will be performing from her album Cheers to the Fall for Club Vinyl. There will be live vinyl pressings and Amoeba will be offering 50% off vinyl from artists performing at 30 Days in LA as part of the event as well.