Aug 172017
 

Veronica Bianqui- If Love’s A Gun, I’m Better Off Dead

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/17-8/8/20/17)-

Thursday

For the last of the free Twilight Concerts at Santa Monica Pier, Warpaint is playing with Wild Belle opening

NAVEL.LA (co-organized with Ghosting TV and WOAH) is hosting the premiere screening of ECLIPSECORE, 27 artists respond to the 2017 North American Eclipse, which will also include live music and a DJ set, and a discussion with researchers from NASA JPL (free but RSVP) and donate

It’s the first night of Echo Park Rising, a free multi-venue, all ages music festival. Too many bands to list them all but for each night I’ll put a few band listings- tonight’s highlights include- The Blank Tapes and Sextile at Taix; Creation Factory and Dungen at The Echo; and The Red Pears and Goon at The Echo Patio (schedule here)

Gordi is playing at Resident

Mt. Joy are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Avid Dancer and Dr. Doctor opening

Friday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui, Fartbarf, and Hundred Waters are on the Liberty Stage; Cones, NVDES, and Meatbodies are playing at the Echoplex; Sugar Candy Mountain, BOYO, and Billy Changer are among the performers at Spacedust; Levitation Room and Creation Factory are playing late shows at Stories Books & Cafe; and Freedom Fry and HOLYCHILD are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

Terry Malts is playing with Business of Dreams, Real Numbers, and Wellness at The Hi Hat

FIGat7th Downtown Festival returns for another week with a free performance by Sinkane

The Music Center’s Dance DTLA programming has a different theme each week- this time it’s Argentine Tango

Saturday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Jurassic Shark, Henry Clay People, Laetitia Sadier, and Surf Curse are playing at the Echoplex; The Paranoyds, Alice Bag, and The Buttertones are playing the Liberty Stage; The Los Angeles Police Department are playing at Taix; and Tennis System are playing at The Lost Lot Venue (schedule here)

LACMA’s Muse til Midnight party returns with DJ’s and late night access to the galleries ($25 members / $35 non)

X will be playing a free show with Meat Puppets at Pershing Square

Some Like It Hot is the outdoor movie at Hollywood Forever this week

Cinefamily is showing Liquid Sky (off site at the Vista) at midnight with cinematographer Yuri Neyman, and production/costume designer Marina Levikova in person

For Grand Performances this week, Daedelus will recreate EDM/IDM songs with an accompanying band and vocalists (free)

Prism Tats are opening for Pickwick at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

Echo Park Rising suggestions for tonight- Veronica Bianqui and Summer Twins are playing at Spacedust; Moaning are playing at the Echoplex; Dante Elephante and The Tissues are playing at Lot 1 Cafe; and Avi Buffalo and Brightener are playing at Taix; (schedule here)

Independent Shakespeare Co. is performing The Two Gentlemen of Verona free in Griffith Park (also Wed-Saturday)

The Rock N Roll Flea Market returns to The Regent Theater

 

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)-

Thursday

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)

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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 132015
 

Hibou- Glow

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (8/13-8/16/15)-

Thursday

Dancehall DJ and singer Sister Nancy of Bam Bam fame, is performing at the Santa Monica Pier with Jesse Royal- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/8/13/sister-nancy-with-jesse-royal

Downtown ArtWalk is back for its once a month event- http://downtownartwalk.org/

The New Original Works Festival continues at REDCAT theater (ends Saturday)- http://www.redcat.org/festival/new-original-works-festival-2015

Friday

Hibou is opening for Cayucas at The El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/278447

Buzzfeed’s Hollywood Campus is having an outdoor screening of Empire Records with several of the actors from the film present for a Q&A (free with RSVP)- https://throwbacktheaterempirerecords.eventfarm.com/tokens/sessionAllocate?tr=GG46B6s7nDd3ov5hso8QSqMWPEDzmvcsCGZDdRb1VOvJJ0qCPZT7P5

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are playing the Club Nokia- http://www.clubnokia.com/events/detail/277961

Friday and Saturday

Classical Remix Weekend is happening at California Plaza as part of the Grand Performances programs. Friday features Mark De Clive Lowe and Saturday features Daedelus- http://www.grandperformances.org/season

Saturday

Jibade-Khalil Huffman’s live presentation of his new work “MANTRA” is happening at Blum & Poe gallery in Culver City- https://www.facebook.com/events/496715510495043/

Cold War Kids are playing the last of KCRW’s free outdoor concerts at Annenberg Space for Photography- RSVP for entrance- http://soundinfocus.kcrw.com/

The English Beat are playing at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/806653-english-beat-west-hollywood/

Perform Chinatown: Rush Hour is a free all day performance art festival- https://www.facebook.com/events/751108738334867/

Saturday and Sunday

Celebrate Japanese American culture in Little Tokyo as part of Nisei Week with exhibits, dance and musical performances and more. There is also a parade Sunday evening- http://www.jaccc.org/nisei-week

Sunday

homeLA’s dance performance will take place in an apartment in Highland Park this time. There is a limit of 8 people inside per performance which will take place on the hour from noon-8pm- http://www.homela.org/

All Weekend (Friday through Sunday)-

Echo Park Rising is a music event featuring multiple stages and venues with a HUGE lineup- highlights include Dengue Fever, Man or Astroman?,Fever the Ghost, Hanni El Khatib, Hannibal Buress, Tennis System, Happyness, and Tropical Popsicle. Free with a $25 VIP (for all three days) if you are feeling fancy- http://epr.la/

Berserktown II music festival is taking place at The Observatory in Santa Ana with a big lineup that includes Thee Oh Sees and a reunited Royal Trux- http://berserktown.com/#news

Aug 142014
 

Holy Ghost!- Dumb Disco Ideas

Things to do in (and around) Los Angeles this weekend (8/14-8/17)-

Thursday

Downtown LA Artwalk- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Foxygen at the Fonda- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/250350

La Santa Cecilia plays the Santa Monica Pier (free)- http://smpier.dola.com/event/2014/08/14/la-santa-cecilia

Friday through Sunday

Echo Park Rising- free music festival throughout the different venues of Echo Park- bands include- Allah-Las, Cherry Glazerr, Myron & E, yOya, The Fresh and Onlys and more- http://epr.la/

Nick Duran: every time you are near dance performance at the Hammer (each day from 2-3pm)- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/08/nick-duran-every-time-you-are-near/

Friday

The Antlers are playing a free show (plus open bar and event poster) at Mack Sennett Studios- RSVP here- https://boxoffice-embed.stubhub.com/event/3862795

Superchunk is playing at the Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- http://cfaer.org/ai1ec_event/superchunk/?instance_id=15631

Saturday

Pacific Festival: The Dunes music festival at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort benefiting the Surfrider Foundation- bands include: Holy Ghost!, Cherry Glazerr, De Lux, Miami Horror; afterwards you could also attend A Club Called Rhonda featuring the music of Giorgio Moroder- http://pacificfestival.electrostub.com/event.cfm?id=120850

Los Angeles photographer Gary Leonard is speaking at the Central Library- http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/la-focus-gary-leonard-conversation-la-observeds-kevin-roderick

Midnight showing of Legend followed by Labyrinth at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Neverending Story @9 is sold out)- http://cinespia.org/event/fantasy-night-neverending-story/

Purple Rain is playing at the Autry- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/purple-rain/#.U-x0vEhfnU5

Sunday

Angel City Brewery host Avocado Fest- bands, food, mural tour, avocado ale- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/avocado-fest/

It’s the last day of Nisei Week Japanese Festival and Sunday is the closing ceremony- http://www.niseiweek.org/