Sep 292016
 

DJ Shadow feat. Run The Jewels- Nobody Speak

DJ Shadow is playing a sold out show tonight, 9/29/16, at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles with Noer the Boy. His new album, The Mountain Will Fall, featuring the track above, was released in June of this year. Watch for cameos in the video of DJ Shadow (in a wig) and the members of Run The Jewels.

Sep 292016
 

Gringo Star- Rotten

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9-29-10/2/16)-

Thursday

Gringo Star are playing at The Satellite with The Relationship (Weezer guitarist Brian Bell’s band) and Night Talks

Hammer Museum is showing Eva Hesse, a documentary about the artist with a Q & A with the director Marcie Begleiter and producer Karen Shapiro afterwards

Trentemøller is performing and signing copies of his new album Fixion at Amoeba Hollywood before his sold out show at Hollywood Forever’s Mason Lodge  (free but get there early)

It’s the first of two nights of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th (presented by Arts Brookfield) where musicians provide a contemporary score for classic silent films. Tonight Marc Ribot will score Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and Alvin Youngblood Hart will score Fatty Arbuckle’s Out West. There will also be a Chaplin Speakeasy Happy Hour and DJs before the program begins. (free)

As part of  The Broad’s film series Doll Parts, tonight they will be screening Ming Wong’s Life of Imitation followed by Douglas Sirk’s Imitation of Life ($12 includes same-night access to the museum

The Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli are playing at the Fonda Theatre

Friday

For the second night of UnSilent Cinema at FIGat7th, electronic musicians will be the focus for the program- Daedelus will be scoring Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be scoring Harry Smith’s Early Abstractions, Jimmy Tamborello will be scoring Buster Keaton’s Cops, and Callie will be scoring Chaplin’s One A.M.

Thievery Corporation are playing the Greek Theatre with Chronixx

Front Porch Cinema is hosting a free movie night at the Santa Monica Pier with a screening of Zootopia

The Regrettes are playing at Non Plus Ultra with Casinos and Liily

TV Girl, Avid Dancer, and Bad Wave are playing at The Hi Hat

Saturday

Jimmy Kimmel Live is having a yard sale in the studio’s back parking lot in Hollywood to benefit My Friend’s Place, an organization that helps homeless youth

For the performance- At the Edge of Space and Time: Expanding beyond Our 4% Universe, at the Hammer Museum, collaborators Jennifer Moon and laub will “bring viewers on an adventure through the cosmos, the multiverse, and beyond, presenting ideas about love, faith, and revolution by queering various scientific disciplines”. (free, also on Sunday)

It’s Dublab’s 17th Anniversary and they are having a party at Union Nightclub (formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One) with performances by Peanut Butter Wolf, Egyptian Lover and many more

Edward Scissorhands is the movie this week for the Electric Dusk Drive-In

Sunday

For Cinefamily’s wine tasting/film screening in Barnsdall Park they are showing Fellini’s Satyricon

Dynasty Handbag is performing at the Hammer Museum (free)

Jah Wobble And The Invaders of The Heart are playing with LA Drones at the Echoplex

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

Sep 222016
 

Sylvan Esso- Radio

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/22-9/25/16)-

Thursday

For The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s lecture series this week, Los Angeles-based artists Liz Glynn and Aaron Koblin, along with Doug Aitken, will discuss the various intersections created by the idea of time in his, Glynn’s, and Koblin’s work. Koblin created Light Echoes for Doug Aitken’s 2013 project Station to Station and Glynn works in sculpture and performance with a focus on time. The exhibition Doug Aitken:Electric Earth is currently at the museum. (free and free entrance to the exhibition)

Still Corners are playing with Foxes in Fiction and Kid Bloom at The Roxy

LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg is presenting recent and in-progress work and soliciting feedback on his forthcoming project for the Lab- Mechanical Tramp. The program will be part artist talk/ part studio visit (free with RSVP)

Catfish and The Bottlemen are playing at The Wiltern

If you watched the second series of True Detective you may recognize singer Lera Lynn as the barroom singer (her music was also used for the trailer).  She’s playing tonight at the Bootleg Theater

Mrs. Magician are playing at Resident with The Sloths and Susan

Friday

As part of the Getty’s film series to accompany their London Calling exhibition, Charles Atlas will introduce the screening of his film The Legend of Leigh Bowery (free with RSVP)

For Resident’s music night Feminist Friday, Memphis band NOTS is headlining a lineup that includes Batwings Catwings and French Vanilla (free with RSVP)

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns with kaleidoscopic telescopes, DJ sets, a classic video arcade, video art installations, cocktails, dancing and more, beginning at 11:30 pm ($20/$30 at the door)

Royal Canoe are playing at the Hi Hat

Band of Skulls are playing with Moving Units at The Wiltern

Saturday

Part of Live Arts Exchance/LAX’s two week performance and art festival is Among Us– “an immersive sound experience about the human instinct to belong, about the tension between the individual and the community, and about what you are willing to give up to not be alone”. It takes place in two parts of the day- the morning portion will be at Union Station and the second at sunset in a secluded park in DTLA. It will be performed multiple times throughout the two weeks beginning on 9/22 ($25)

It’s day two of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival– a music and food block party. Three day tickets are $120 or you can get an individual one per day at different costs. Tonight has the largest lineup of bands including The Specials, Warpaint, Squeeze, Dr. Dog, Deltron 3030 w/the 3030 Orchestra, MELVINS, Twin Peaks, LE1F and many more for $75.

BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) is the 18th Street Arts Center’s benefit event- $45-$50 gets you unlimited beer samples from over 40 breweries, 3 live music acts (including Alice Bag), art installations, art-making workshops and more from 1-5pm

homeLA returns with its site specific dance performance- this time the home will be in Rose Hill

Aesop Rock and Dilated Peoples are opening for Atmosphere at The Shrine LA Outdoors

Tarfest, the free music and arts festival, returns to the La Brea Tarpits Park

Lush are playing with Tamaryn at The Fonda Theatre (also on Sunday)

Mike Judge, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard are uniting for the 10th Anniversary of their film Idiocracy. The outdoor screening is at Echo Park Tennis Center as part of Eat See Hear’s series and Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s #MakeAmericaSmartAgain movement

Sunday

Sylvan Esso are playing the last day of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival with De La Soul, Gallant and more for $35.

Downtown LA’s Long Beach Ave. Lofts is having its third annual artist’s open studios

White Reaper are playing at Chain Reaction with Pity Party and Melted

UCLA’s Fowler Museum is having a special event celebrating Indonesia with specialty coffee tasting, Javanese dance performances, demonstrations of batik technique and interactive seminars and talks (free)

Cinefamily’s wine, music and outdoor film series in Barnsdall Park continues with Black Orpheus

Mac Miller, Pusha T, A-Trak and more are playing the Shrine LA Outdoors for Fools Gold’s Day Off

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead are performing Source Tags & Codes at The Echo

Sep 152016
 

ENTRANCE- Promises

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/15-9/18/16)-

Thursday

ENTRANCE is playing at Resident with Weyes Blood and Lael Neale

John Doe & Exene Cervenka are playing at the Regent Theater with special guest Howe Gelb

Eli Detweiler, Jr., a livestock and auto auctioneer, will perform a high-speed auctioneer chant and lead an informal workshop in auctioneer number-calling at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA . Detweiler is featured in Doug Aitken’s 1998 installation these restless minds which is part of the MOCA exhibition Doug Aitken: Electric Earth. (MOCA entrance and this program are free)

Cosmonauts are having an album release party at the Echoplex with Cellars and Tomorrows Tulips also playing

As part of Doll Parts, the continuing film series at The Broad that complements the Cindy Sherman exhibit, artist Lynn Hershman Leeson’s electronic video diary Binge will be shown along with the work of performance artist Narcissister, who will also perform live ($12 includes night access to the museum)

Friday

Clockshop is hosting Readings by Moonrise at the Bowtie Project in Frogtown with authors A-lan Holt and Dana Johnson and a performance by Nevenka, an Eastern European folk ensemble ($5 suggested donation- s’mores will be provided but you can bring your own picnic items)

Local Natives are playing the Greek Theatre with special guest Charlotte Day Wilson

For the last of LA Zoo’s Roaring Nights the theme is the ’80s with tributes to David Bowie and Prince, as well as food, drinks, vintage video games, and “special animal encounters”

Porches are playing with Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer at the Echoplex

Saturday

Brainfeeder at the Hollywood Bowl has Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, and The Gaslamp Killer performing

Electric Dusk Drive-In’s  film this week is Pulp Fiction

Chinatown is having its 78th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with bands and DJs, cooking demonstrations, a market and more

Glendale is having its first Open Arts & Music Fest with bands, an arts market and kids arts and crafts workshops

The Squids are having a record release party at The Hi Hat

Sunday

Kraftwerk’s 3-D concert series is at the Hollywood Bowl

The Regent Theater is celebrating the work of Kenneth Anger with a screening of The Invocation of My Demon Brother, Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, and Lucifer Rising. Following the screening, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler will perform as the Technicolor Skull. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

Long Beach’s Comic Con is back for its second and final day

Manfredi Gioacchini has a new book of informal portraits of LA artists and will be discussing it with Jonas Wood at LACMA

Weirdo Night! is back at El Cid with “an evening of experimental comedic performance and video” hosted by Dynasty Handbag

 

Sep 082016
 

clipping.- Inside Out

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/8-9/11/16)-

Thursday

clipping. is having an album release party/concert at Highways Performance Space with additional performances by Busdriver and Pedestrian Deposit ($10) or you can catch them earlier at Amoeba Records where they will be performing a free mini-set at 6pm

Downtown LA Artwalk is celebrating its 12-year anniversary with a retrospective show in their lounge in addition to the numerous exhibitions at other participating downtown galleries

Holy Ghost! are opening for the Ohio Players for the last of the free summer concerts at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s also the last night to check out the art installation Light Wave, also at the pier

Friday

The pool at Annenberg Beach House is having its last Sunset Swim, an adults only swim night from 7-10pm with free s’mores and fruit bars ($10)

The LA County Fair continues this weekend and the concert tonight is Blondie along with special guest The Smithereens

P.S. Eliot are playing with Upset at The Echo

French Vanilla, Roses, Moaning, and Lithics are playing at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

Saturday

Artist Dan Winter is giving a lecture with a Q&A session and an exhibition walk through at Fahey/Klein Gallery

The Los Angeles International Neon Jubilee is having a free all day event at The Velaslavasay Panorama to celebrate the re-lighting of their 1939 neon marquee. There will be live music, animation activities and workshops with the Echo Park Film Center, puppet shows by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and more. (RSVP strongly recommended)

NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night is a great chance to check out the Northeast Los Angeles art scene

British electronic music duo Demdike Stare will perform an original live set created in response to atmosphere of the Getty and to complement the exhibition London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj as part of the Saturdays off the 405 series

Sunday

Artist Doug Aitken will be discussing his work and his current exhibition with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne at The Geffen Contemporary at  MOCA (free with museum admission)

Cinefamily continues its outdoor movie series at Barnsdall Art Park with the Truffaut film Jules et Jim and pre-show music by Tortoise ($25 includes a wine tasting)

Joshua Payne Orchestra are performing on the LA River in Frogtown with live projection artwork by Ryan Patrick Griffin as part of his Projected Visions series. Donate any amount to find out the exact location.

Human Resources gallery is having a one night exhibition on the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11