Aug 252016

DIIV- Doused

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/25-8/28/16)-


DIIV are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Wild Nothing

Metro Art is having an Artist Conversation with Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh in the Union Station Ticketing Hall in conjunction with the exhibition, The Makers: Portraits of Metro artists whose work enriches the rider’s journey, featuring portraits by Todd Gray

The Album Leaf are playing a free show at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new album Between Waves, which they will also be signing

At the Hammer Museum’s panel discussion The Streisand EffectMade in L.A. 2016 artist Dena Yago, her frequent collaborator Sean Monahan, and Rachel Berks of Otherwild Goods and Services will discuss the “ever-expanding role and function of today’s creative industries and the blurring of lines between art and commerce”

Singer Julien Baker is performing at the El Rey with Phoebe Bridgers and Julia Jacklin

Artist Thomas Kuntz is giving a tour of the LACMA exhibition Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters, and will speak about his experiences working with Guillermo del Toro on the film Crimson Peak (standby only)

Fascinator is playing with TeamMate and Middle Kids at The Echo


For the Getty’s Friday Flights, its free music and art series, the program includes a project by artist David Horvitz and musician Xiu Xiu; a performative lecture by Martine Syms; a bassoon and vocal collaboration between Archie Carey and Odeya Nini presented by wild Up; and B A S E (a durational rule game) by choreographer Laurel Jenkins.

Cut Chemist is the DJ for this installment of the free event DJ Nights at The Music Center Plaza

Punk icon Keith Morris will be signing his book My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor and speaking with Jim Ruland at Skylight Books

If you like your drinks and bands combined with wild animals check out the LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights- this month it’s Indie Night. Or for an under the sea vibe you can check out The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Deep Dive event which in addition to the bands has DJs and a film about surfers

Culture Club are playing at the Hollywood Bowl (also Saturday)


Diane Coffee (Shaun Fleming of Foxygen) is the performer this time for the Getty’s Saturdays off the 405 Music Series

Corey Helford Gallery is having a huge party for the opening of their 10 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition

Artist Jackie Winsor is giving a talk at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel (free but RSVP required)

Meatwave are opening for Violent Soho at The Echo


FYF Fest is sold out for the weekend and Saturday but there are still tickets available for Sunday’s show- highlights of which include LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Young Thug, Wild Nothing, Father John Misty, Beach House and more

The Arclight in Hollywood is showing the epic film Lawrence of Arabia

Only two more weeks left to see Shakespeare’s The Tempest free in Griffith Park



Aug 182016

L.A. Drones! ” The Rachel’s Hyperbolic Decay” “Official Video” /// A band from “Subterranean Film”

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/18-8/21/16)-


Multimedia artist Niko Solorio is performing at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel as part of their After 5 event (free with reservation)

Mavis Staples is playing a free concert at the Santa Monica Pier with The Suffers

For The Broad’s Doll Parts film series this week they are showing Luther Price’s Clown and Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)

Today is the first day of Echo Park Rising- a free all ages music and local business event taking place at different venues throughout the weekend. Tonight’s highlights include The Frights, The Regrettes, and Pale Blue at the Echoplex. Consider getting the VIP tix to skip the lines, have easy bar access and get a goodie grab bag-$30 for the whole festival, $11.50 per day

Guns N’ Roses are playing at Dodger Stadium (also Friday)


PJ Harvey is playing at The Fonda Theatre

Guided by Voices are playing at the Teragram Ballroom (also Saturday) with Broncho

Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include Chastity Belt and Ducktails at The Echo and Roses and Colleen Green at Taix. Full schedule here


Highlights for Echo Park Rising today include L.A. Drones at the Echoplex; Feels, Froth, La Luz, and Bleached on the Liberty Stage; So Many Wizards at Stories Books & Cafe; and Kolars at Taix. Full schedule here

Muse til Midnight, LACMA’s late night event, is teaming up with Rhonda Int’l for this installment

Parquet Courts are playing the Regent Theater

The movie at Hollywood Forever Cemetery is 2001: A Space Odyssey

Chinatown Summer Nights is back with bands, DJs, a beer garden, a magician, cooking demonstrations, a market and more, all free


LA writer Marisela Norte will be in conversation with artist and friend Gronk at the Craft and Folk Art Museum

Peach Kelli Pop are opening for Audacity at The Smell

It’s the last day of Echo Park Rising and highlights include The Lovely Bad Things and Meatbodies at The Echoplex and Billy Changer and So Many Wizards at Spacedust. Full schedule here

Aug 112016

Lucy Dacus- I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/11-8/14/16)-


Lucy Dacus is playing at The Echo

This month’s Downtown LA Artwalk is transportation themed

If you are downtown you can also check out gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel’s After 5 event which has Robert Crouch and Gregg Kowalsky performing and DJ sets by Pinkcourtesyphone (free but RSVP)

Young The Giant are playing a free acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood

Chrome Canyon are playing at the Bootleg Theater

The free show this week at the Santa Monica Pier is Rüfüs Du Sol


As part of the three day music festival Berserktown 3 at the Teragram Ballroom, Psychic TV will be performing Force the Hand of Chance, their first album

Wayside gallery is hosting an opening for their new exhibit Girls Who Dance In Dissonance which focuses on artwork made by female artists of color. The opening will have free food and drink as well as live DJ sets from Honey Power Collective

Bands DIIV and Nothing are playing Shugazi– a show on top of the Long Beach Marriott parking lot

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre are performing Fisheyes– a dance performance that incorporates a giant stainless steel fish sculpture- free as part of Grand Performances at California Plaza

Hockey Dad are playing at The Echo along with Muuy Biien and The Gloomies


From 6am until 8pm artist Rafa Esparza will be performing RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i don’t miss your heat. but here we are again., a piece that is “a meditation on the year 2015—the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in the United States” in Elysian Park as part of a Hammer Museum offsite program

Junior High gallery/venue is hosting Lucky Day Fest with a “tiki themed magic show”, karaoke, a dance party, a documentary screening and performances by the bands Summer Twins, Winter and more

Weaves are playing with Tennis System and French Vanilla at The Echo

Cinespia is having their annual all night movie Slumber Party at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets for the earlier entrance and Heathers showing are sold out but there are some available for the midnight showing of Edward Scissorhands, followed by Crybaby

As part of Sundance NEXT Fest 16, a music and cinematic pairing at the Ace Hotel Theatre, Goat is the film and Sunflower Bean are the band

Ra Ra Riot are playing a free show at Burton Chase Park in Marina Del Rey

Silversun Pickups are playing with A Silent Film at the Hollywood Palladium


Another good selection from the many offerings of the Sundance NEXT Fest 16, at the Ace Hotel Theatre, is the film The Greasy Strangler and a live performance by New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia. There will also be a short by Flying Lotus before the show.

Artist Geneva Jacuzzi is performing at the Echoplex with Rolodex, Skeleton Hands and Ari Mason

CicLAvia is taking over Wilshire Blvd this time

Aug 042016

Radiohead- No Surprises

This song is from Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer, which was released in 1997. The video was directed by Grant Gee, who also followed the band on tour after the release of the album. The result was Meeting People is Easy, a combination music video/documentary from which the clip below is from. Thom Yorke’s struggles to hold his breath through numerous frustrating takes gives a new appreciation for the video’s visual success.

Radiohead are playing two shows in Los Angeles on 8/4 and 8/8 at The Shrine Auditorium.

Aug 042016

Dilated Peoples- Show Me The Way ft. Aloe Blacc

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/4-8/7/16)-


Dilated Peoples and The Visionaries are playing The Official 2Mex Benefit Show at The Regent Theater

Tickets are still available for the Iris Nights Lecture Series at the Annenberg Space for Photography with Heather McClintock and Colin Finlay (free)

Artist Wu Tsang will be discussing filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl for MOCA’s Artists on Artists series (free)

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is screening Toro y Moi: Live From Trona with a Q &A afterwards and an after party with a Toro y Moi DJ set

Natalia Lafourcade is playing a free show at the Santa Monica Pier with Monsieur Periné

For The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, there will be a screening of Paul McCarthy’s Cultural Soup and David Schmoeller’s Tourist Trap ($12 ticket also includes entrance to the Cindy Sherman exhibition)

Mother Feather are playing a free show at the Bootleg Theater

Thursday- Saturday

It’s the final weekend of the New Original Works Festival 2016 at REDCAT


For its 50th anniversary, Ford Theatres will be screening Tiempo de Morir, based on Gabriel García Márquez’s short story, which was adapted by Carlos Fuentes and Márquez for film.  Film director Rodrigo García, Márquez’s son, will be discussing it with the co-founder of Libros Schmibros, David Kipen. before the screening. ($18)

Brew at the L.A. Zoo combines live music, DJ’s, and craft beer with pop up keeper talks and “close up animal encounters” ($65 includes beer samples)

HAELOS are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Golden Daze


Blitzen Trapper are playing opening for Kansas as part of Pershing Square’s free concert series

Theater director Peter Sellars will be in conversation with Gronk at CAFAM

Proud + Outfest Movie Night in Grand Park is a free outdoor movie (Moulin Rouge!) and live music event

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with The Buttertones

Details are still limited but so far Audacity and No Age will be among the bands playing Save The Smell Fest, an event to raise money for the venue. Tickets are $25 but the location is still unknown (although it will probably be downtown)


Sufjan Stevens is playing along with Kurt Vile and the Violators and Ibeyi at the Hollywood Bowl

DTLA Proud Festival has performances, parties, a pop-up water park and more to celebrate the revitalization of DTLA and the growing LGBT community ($10)

The Rock ‘N ‘Roll Flea Market returns to the Regent Theater (free)