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Nov 022017
 

Daniel Johnston- Some Things Last A Long Time

There’s a sweet sadness to the music of Daniel Johnston. He has been around for a while and there is an excellent documentary about him, The Devil and Daniel Johnston, from 2005, that chronicles his life and career, as well as his struggles with manic depression and schizophrenia. His songs have been covered often by artists including Beck (covering the song below for an album of Johnston covers by various artists) Beach House, Yo La Tengo and many more. Johnston also has two songs included on the soundtrack for the movie Kids.

Daniel Johnston is playing tonight (11/02/17) at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

Nov 022017
 

Hott MT- Tranceforming

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/2-11/5/17)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Avenue is having a free (but RSVP) music night with DJDS, DJ Frosty, Wyldeflower and Deejay.fm

At The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, architect Liam Young will be discussing artist Adrián Villar Rojas and his current MOCA exhibition (free)

Daniel Johnston is playing at the Orpheum Theatre

Artist Nao Bustamante will be discussing certain works on a walk-through Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibit. There will also be music for Latinas Out Loud:Ayer Es Hoy with Sotomayor, Sin Color and Chulita Vinyl Club performing (free)

Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha are playing at The Echo with JJUUJJUU

Friday

Metro Art is screening Agnés Varda’s film Mur Murs at Union Station as part of its series of documentaries about Los Angeles (free)

A Giant Dog are playing with Wild Wing and Chief White Lightning at the Bootleg Theater

The Drums are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Methyl Ethel (also Thursday, and Saturday with Slow Hollows)

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Ian Sweet opening

Yaeji is having an EP release party at El Cid

Saturday

Grand Ave Arts All Access has free admission and events planned all day at many of the cultural institutions located on Grand Ave including MOCA and the LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Grand Park still has its altars for Día de los Muertos up until Sunday

Wand are playing at the Hi Hat with Lars Finberg and Olga opening

Self Help Graphics are having a Día De Los Muertos Celebration

“Weird Al “Yankovic, John Stamos, Elle King and more will be singing iconic songs from the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film as it plays on the Hollywood Bowl movie screen

Dopium.LA is a one night event in Chinatown where artists will create “original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the “Canvas”) to life through mixed media, from sculptures, paintings and photographs to video and light projections” plus music, food and drink (free but register)

Ministry are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Death Grips opening

Saturday and Sunday

ComplexCon’s two day event has performers that include N.E.R.D., A-Trak, A$AP Ferg, M.I.A., Young Thug, Gucci Mane, D.J.Khaled; as well as panels, an art exhibition, shopping and more

Sunday

Hott MT are opening for Reptaliens and Fawns of Love at the Echoplex

Artist Ellen Gallagher will be in conversation with LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim at Hauser & Wirth, where Gallagher’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is currently on view (free but register)

Yelle is playing at Resident with Lewis OfMan opening

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

 

Oct 282017
 

Today in Los Angeles celebrate Día de Los Muertos at the huge Hollywood Forever celebration which will have ceremonial altars, theatrical performances, Aztec Ritual Dancers, face painting, food trucks, a marketplace,  music that includes Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful, La Chamba, and more.  Get there early, it gets very crowded.

You can also celebrate the holiday in Grand Park- the altars will remain set up until 11/5, but tonight is Noche de Ofrenda, which will feature traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians.

 

Oct 262017
 

Beach Fossils- Down the Line

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/29/17)-

Thursday

Coaxials Arts and Cathode Cinema are hosting the Super Spooktacular Halloween Show– with “spooky and weird” films, live performances and more

The Greek Theatre is showing Shaun of the Dead, with all attendees getting a free t-shirt (while they last)

The Blank Tapes are opening for Delicate Steve at the Moroccan Lounge plus King Tuff are playing a DJ set

Busdriver is playing with jazz ensemble The Underground Railroad at Zebulon

Friday

FIGat7th is having an all day (til 8pm) Day of the Dead Celebration, with sugar skull face painting, tequila tasting, and live DJs

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Peaches and Black Cracker

Rozwell Kid and Mylets are opening for The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die at The Echo

Miss Kittin, Keoki and more are playing Sex Cells’ night at Resident

Thievery Corporation are playing at the Hollywood Palladium

Saturday

For the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, there will be face painting, altars, a market, food, and performances by musicians Aterciopelados, Cuco, Ximena Sariñana, Very Be Careful and La Chamba

Grand Park begins it’s Día de los Muertos celebrations this evening with Noche de Ofrenda, a celebration that includes traditional dance and prayer led by the local indigenous community, as well as Los Angeles-based poets and musicians (altars are up through Nov 5)

Roky Erickson is playing at The Roxy with Death Valley Girls opening

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Kembra Pfahler from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Broken Social Scene are playing at The Wiltern with The Belle Game opening

Saturday and Sunday

The Growlers are hosting a music festival at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro with a huge list of great performers including-Beach Fossils, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Danny Brown, Dan Auerbach, La Luz, Rostam, Frankie Cosmos, Beth Ditto, Butthole Surfers, and many more

Heritage Square Museum is hosting Halloween & Mourning Tours where you can learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era

Sunday

LACMA is hosting Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening– with short films, a Q & A with veteran filmmakers, and a reception to follow (free)

It’s the last day of Stan Lee’s Comic Con at the LA Convention Center (runs from Friday)

Slowdive are playing at The Wiltern with Cherry Glazerr opening

Livingmore are playing with Nightgown, Rival Cavves, and Ever So Android at The Echo

For The Charlie Factory at The Standard Downtown LA, artist Charlie le Mindu is hosting a series of nights with different performers- tonight it is Ssion and Princess Vitarah