Apr 152018
 

Jidenna- Long Live the Chief

Here are some suggestions for how to spend your last day at Coachella

1:00-1:40pm The Delirians on the Sonora Stage

2:00-2:40pm B Boys on the Sonora Stage

3:25-4:10pm Japanese Breakfast on the Gobi Stage

4:55-5:40pm FIDLAR on the Mojave Stage (and if you get there early enough you can catch some of Aminé’s 3:45-4:40pm set)

6:00-6:35pm Cardi B on the Coachella Stage

6:55-7:40pm Jidenna on the Gobi Stage

7:50-8:40pm Princess Nokia on the Sonora Stage

8:30-9:20pm- King Krule on the Mojave Stage

9:30pm Migos on the Sahara Stage

10:20pm Eminem on the Coachella Stage

For a preview of these artists plus a few other options for today-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 062017
 

Steady Holiday- Terror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/6-4/9/17)-

Thursday

CAFAM is hosting a zine making workshop with L.A. Zinefest followed by a special film screening of Flight in Heels and a reading with the “Afrofuturistic women’s liberation artist collective”, #SNATCHPOWER. ($7 includes on drink, access to the gallery shows and materials for the workshop- RSVP requested)

The Damned are playing with Alice Bag and the Sissy Bears at the Belasco theater

Bleached, The Regrettes, Upset and The Side Eyes are playing at the Echoplex

Terry George who directed Hotel Rwanda and more recently The Promise, about the Armenian genocide, will be in conversation with producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, at the Hammer museum, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian. They will be discussing the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. (free)

David Bazan is playing at the Bootleg Theater with The Mynabirds opening

Friday

Steady Holiday is playing at Resident with Saígo and Haathi

The Natural History Museum is having its First Friday event, this time with lectures on the future of food, DJs, and performances by the bands Sunflower Bean and Tonstartssbandht

The Aero Theatre is showing a double feature of Walter Hill’s films The Warriors and Streets of Fire with Hill discussing them in between screenings

It might be worth taking a road trip to see Sigur Rós play at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Great Horror Movie Night is showing a double feature of Fright Night and Ghostbusters at the Griffith Park Old Zoo

Saturday

The 6th Annual Kite Festival is taking place adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier from 11am-4pm and will be honoring Disney artist Tyrus Wong

Broke LA (formerly BROKECHELLA) is back with bands that include James Supercave, Bloodboy, and BOYO, art installations, comedians and more for $25.

Or you could head to The Observatory in Santa Ana for the two day festival- When We Were Young. Saturday’s lineup includes Morrissey, AFI, Cage The Elephant, Joyce Manor, Beach Fossils, and more.. ($100 for Saturday only)

Jason Reitman brings his Live Read series back-this time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel- for a reading of Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner reprising their roles from the film and Tracee Ellis Ross, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Kristin Wiig and more providing additional voices (all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)

Artists Justin Cole and York Chang will be giving a talk about their exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery in Culver City

Sunday

At The Observatory in Santa Ana it’s day two of the festival- When We Were Young. Band today include Descendents, FIDLAR, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Tijuana Panthers, Sunflower Bean and more ($60 Sunday only)

Chairlift and Kristin Kontrol have added an early show (2pm) at the Echoplex after the Saturday night show sold out

Hammer Museum is hosting Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism at The Wiltern with Reverend James Lawson and Nadine Bloch (free but RSVP)

British band Sleaford Mods are playing their first ever U.S. show  at the Echoplex– it’s sold out but it might be worth hunting down some tickets

 

 

Oct 272016
 

Generacion Suicida- Criminal

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/26-10/30/16)-

*These listings do not include Halloween events which will be in a separate post.*

Thursday

Jacuzzi Boys are playing with Feels and D.A. Stern at The Satellite

LACMA is having a free screening of The Art of More starring Dennis Quaid, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke who will also be present for a discussion following the film

UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture is having a free party to celebrate the release of Boom: A Journal of California, which “features student and faculty essays and projects from UCLA and Berkeley about Pacific Rim collaborations between architecture, urban studies, and the humanities”. There will be music, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres as well as complimentary copies of the journal.

Run River North are opening for Finish Ticket at the El Rey Theatre

Artists Daniel Kelm and Timothy Ely will be discussing the relevance of alchemy for contemporary artistic practice for The Getty’s lecture The Alchemy of the Handmade Book, which complements the exhibition The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts. (free but advanced ticket required)

Friday

Amoeba Hollywood is having a Stranger Things Vinyl Release Party with a trivia contest and free candy (free)

Preoccupations (formerly known as Viet Cong) are playing at The Roxy

Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con begins (running through Sunday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center

As of this writing there are still some tickets left to see M83, Yeasayer, and Tennyson at The Greek Theatre

Roses are playing at The Hi Hat with Post Life and Crystals to celebrate their record release

Blind Pilot are playing an early and a late show at the Teragram Ballroom

Moving Units, L.A. Drones, and Second Still are playing at Complex in Glendale

Saturday

Generacion Suicida are opening for British punk band The Adicts at the El Rey Theatre

FIDLAR are playing with SWMRS and The Frights at the Hollywood Palladium

Highlights of the annual Grand Ave Arts: All Access event include- MOCA Grand Ave providing free admission, as well as a digital installation by Curate LA; Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Mark Taper Forum giving free tours; REDCAT having free film screenings; and pop up talks at The Broad (check the site for the full listing of participating venues and programming)

Skylight Books is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a cocktail party

The Magician is playing at Exchange LA with Slaptop, Le Youth and The Aston Shuffle

Cinefamily is hosting Super Tight, a music/comedy/magic/movie party with films by David O’Reilly and Galen Pehrson, a DJ set by YACHT, live music by Ducktails, comedy by Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, magic by The Magic Castle and more

Sunday

Thee Oh Sees are playing with Useless Eaters at the El Rey Theatre

In observance of Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day in Los Angeles County, LACMA will be showing short films created in their Veterans Make Movies program and after the screening, writer, director and veteran Norman Lear will discuss his latest projects (including how he involved veterans in a re-imagining of the sitcom One Day at a Time for Netflix). There will be additional guest speakers and a complimentary wine reception for attendees. (free)

Harmony Holiday is reading her poetry at MOCA Grand Ave (free with museum admission)

Apr 072016
 

Froth- Nothing Baby

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/7-4/10/16)-

Thursday

Froth is playing a live set as part of the free (with RSVP) event, Drinking the Sunlight on Thursday, at Resident with DJ sets by Kevin Morby and two of the members of FIDLAR

The second of the Monument performances at MOCA Grand Ave pairs musicians Metal Rouge and Palmbomen II with specific works in the gallery (free)

For Craft Night at CAFAM this week, guests will create black light paintings ($8 includes materials, food and drink)

Pop Up Magazine returns with its “live magazine” to the Theatre at the Ace Hotel with Daniel Alarcón, Ava DuVernay, Doreen St. Félix, Lindy West as part of the line up

Friday

Gothic Tropic are headlining a night of bands at The Hi Hat in Highland Park

The Aero Theatre is showing all three of Richard Linklater’s films Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight in one triple bill

For Covering Fashion: The Changing Runway Story, “fashion journalists Tim Blanks, editor-at-large of The Business of Fashion, and Booth Moore, fashion journalist and former fashion critic of the Los Angeles Times, discuss fashion journalism and the history and culture of runway shows with Sharon S. Takeda, LACMA’s senior curator and department head of costume and textiles” at LACMA (free)

Acid Dad are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Melted and Plum opening

Saturday

NELA Art Gallery Night is Northeast LA’s monthly art event and a great way to check out the area’s art scene and you can stop by Eastside Handmade market beforehand

Meth Dad and Terror Pigeon are both playing at Los Globos

Saturday and Sunday

The Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books is at the USC Campus and there are numerous free and ticketed author talks throughout both days as well as performances, cooking demonstrations, a travel section, children’s activities and so much more.

Sunday

It’s the second Sunday of the month so Rose Bowl Flea Market is open for treasure hunting

Missing Persons are at the Echo with Panthar and Fatal Jamz opening

DMX is playing at The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) for $15

 

Sep 032015
 

FIDLAR- West Coast

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/3-9/6)-

Thursday

FIDLAR is playing a set at Amoeba Records to celebrate their new record Too and signing copies afterwards- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3453/

HEALTH are playing a free show at Los Globos sponsored by Fader and Coors Light-RSVP here- http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/rsvp-coors-light-the-fader-refreshla-w-health-this-thursday-september-3-2015

It’s Craft Night at CAFAM-this time it’s Felt Objects inspired by the L.A. River with Billy Kheel ($8)http://www.eventbrite.com/e/craft-night-at-cafam-felt-objects-inspired-by-the-la-river-with-billy-kheel-tickets-17325692613

Think Tank Gallery is having Summer Send Off and BBQ and Brew with live music, food and art, as well as a panel discussion on throwing events in Los Angeles (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/1464309240538839/

Cinefamily is showing the work of the Quay Brothers (curated by Christopher Nolan) all weekend but tonight is the only night Nolan will be in attendance- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-quay-brothers-in-35mm/#the-quays-in-35mm-w-christopher-nolan-in-person-2

Friday

There are still tickets left to the Barnsdall Park Wine Tasting- four selections for $30- http://www.barnsdall.org/events/friday-night-wine-tastings/

The LA County Fair opens today in Pomona with Patti Labelle and Chaka Khan performing- http://www.lacountyfair.com/

Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile’s solo project Ducktails is playing at The Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/862339-ducktails-los-angeles/

Tijuana Panthers are playing at the Regent- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/905755-tijuana-panthers-los-angeles/

Mystic Braves are playing at the Teregram Ballroom- http://www.teragramballroom.com/event/917181-mystic-braves-los-angeles/

Saturday

The Observatory in Santa Ana is hosting Burger Records Burger-a-go-g-2- with a big list of bands including Cults, Bleached, Cherry Glazerr- http://www.observatoryoc.com/events/burger-a-go-go-2

The outdoor movie at the Autry this week is Fight Club with live music beforehand- http://eatseehear.com/schedule/fight-club/#.VSwk6pTF-UA

The Damned are at the Fonda Theatre- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/278592

Saturday-Monday

Fiesta Hermosa, calls itself the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” and is going on all weekend in downtown Hermosa Beach- http://fiestahermosa.net/

Sunday

The Hollywood Bowl is showing E.T. while the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs John Williams’ score (also on Friday and Saturday)- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/et-extra-terrestrial/2015-09-06

Diet Cig are playing at the Bootleg with Kera and the Lesbians- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/902821-diet-cig-los-angeles/

All weekend (Friday through Labor Day)- Chungking Road in Chinatown is having a weekend of events including art openings, BBQ, live music, art talks, and more (free)- https://www.facebook.com/events/917714784968895/

Jun 052015
 

FIDLAR- 40oz. On Repeat

For this video FIDLAR have recreated scenes from famous videos made by artists including Jamiroquai, Britney Spears, Beastie Boys, Devo, Missy Elliot and more (full list is on the jukebox in the beginning). This is the first single off their upcoming second album, Too, which will be released this September.

Tickets for their upcoming tour go on sale today (6/5). In Los Angeles they will be playing the Regent Theater on 10/30 and 10/31. You can buy tickets for that show here.

Mar 262015
 

Slutever- White Flag

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/26-3/29)-

Thursday

Substrate Gallery presents Factory of Light– a screening for House of Light’s new music video with performances by the band and other musical guests. $10 entrance gets you a pop art print and complimentary beer and wine- https://www.facebook.com/events/363190723873716/

Pete Rock and Slum Village are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/765543-pete-rock-slum-village-los-angeles/

Grand Central Market is having Game Night until 9pm with classic and new games- http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/events/317/game-night-at-grand-central-market

Thursday- Sunday

Zoe Scofield’s dance collaboration with visual artist Juniper Shuey, BeginAgain is at REDCAT. Scofield is also having a dance workshop on Saturday- http://www.redcat.org/event/zoe-juniper-beginagain

Friday

Roky Erickson (of 60′s band The Thirteenth Floor Elevators) & The Hounds of Baskerville are at the Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/741269-roky-erickson-hounds-west-hollywood/

Terry Malts is playing at The Smell with Wild Moth- http://www.thesmell.org/

Saturday

Robert Williams will be signing his book at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park- http://www.lamag.org/

Bernhard Willhelm will be guiding tours and discussing his exhibit at MOCA Pacific Design Center- RSVP here (free)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/art-talk-bernhard-willhelm/

For Panache Spring Fling there are several bands playing at the Echo including Jacco Gardner, Dream Boys, Happyness, and a “secret guest”- http://www.theecho.com/event/778403-panache-spring-fling-secret-los-angeles/

Electric Dusk Drive-In downtown is showing Mean Girls- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/715377

Saturday and Sunday

Burgerama is Burger Records’ two day festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana and the lineup is incredible- Ty Segall, Fidlar, Thee Oh Sees, Weezer, Ariel Pink, Cherry Glazerr, Black Lips, Roky Erickson, Tobacco, Bone Thugs and Harmony, White Fence and many, many, many more- $47.50 for one day or $90 for two- it’s well worth it to see all these great bands- http://www.observatoryoc.com/event/Burgerama-4-Day-One

Sunday

Slutever are one of four bands opening for Pile at Los Globos ($8) – http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/804359-pile-los-angeles/

Connected Fashion Festival Pop Up is at Hotel Figueroa’s pool downtown and is a combination shopping event and boozy brunch ($30 brunch +bottomless mimosas)- http://www.connectedfest.com/

Jan 222015
 

Night Terrors of 1927- When You Were Mine (featuring Tegan and Sara)

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/22-1/25)-

Thursday

Tickets are still available to see Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Eugene Mirman talk about science and space for StarTalk LIVE! at the Palace Theatre with special guest Tig Notaro- http://www.theecho.com/event/738139-startalk-live-bill-nye-los-angeles/

Or for a smaller space-related event -check out The Last Bookstore’s talk with George D. Morgan who wrote a book about Mary Sherman Morgan- America’s first female rocket scientist- http://lastbookstorela.com/events/reading-george-d-morgan-conversation-ashley-stroupe/

Heidi Duckler Dance Theater is re-imagining Parts and Labor, 23 years later in the parking lot behind Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Also happening on Friday (1/23)- https://heididuckler.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000006TMOzEAO

SoCal band The Donkeys are playing at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/754623-donkeys-los-angeles/

Friday

Night Terrors of 1927 are having a record release show for their debut album at The Roxy- http://www.theroxy.com/event/736573-night-terrors-1927-west-hollywood/

designLAb at the Pacific Design Theater is having its first opening reception of the year with over 10 new contemporary art exhibitions- https://www.facebook.com/events/1526507720931852/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Arts District Alliance is hosting two shows at two different galleries downtown- one with artists from China, the other, artists from the Arts District- RSVP for the party at the Container Yard and a chance to meet the artists- http://www.artsdistrictalliance.org/#speakers

Artist Alice Wang and curator Michael Ned Holte will be in conversation at the 18th Street Arts Center- http://18thstreet.org/events/23jan2015

Missing snow? Angel City Brewery is having a “snow day” complete with hot toddies in a real snow outside garden and a showing of The Goonies by a simulated fireplace before live music in the evening- http://angelcitybrewery.com/events/snow-day/

FIDLAR are playing a sold out show at the Regent Theater- it might be worth hunting down tickets- http://www.theecho.com/event/738167-fidlar-los-angeles/

Saturday

Subliminal Projects is having an opening for Agents Provacateurs, a group show of “ subversive skateboard graphics and artworks”- http://subliminalprojects.com/exhibition/agents-provocateurs/

GRMLN are playing a free show at Origami Records- http://www.origamimusic.blogspot.com/

Sunday

Artist Kaz Oshiro will talk/play music at his book signing with artist and musician John Wiese at LACMA- http://www.lacma.org/event/oshiro-and-wiese

West of Rome Public Art is debuting CANDIDATE: Execution in Progress- a performance that will include music, political theater and movement at Church of the Epiphany- https://www.facebook.com/events/585483571582780/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Feb 272014
 

FIDLAR- No Waves

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/27-3/2)-

Thursday-

FIDLAR at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/497375-fidlar-los-angeles/

LA Artist Betye Saar is speaking at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/calendar/detail/type/program/id/2098

Artist Ron Athey is speaking at MOCA Grand Ave- http://sites.moca.org/thecurve/5795-2/

Friday-

Lord Huron with Superhumanoids at The Fonda (also Saturday)- http://www.fondatheatre.com/events/detail/245801

Scotch tasting and reception with Manfred Müller ($40 through Eventbrite) or just attend his public conversation (free) afterwards, discussing his current show at LAMAGhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/private-reception-with-artist-manfred-muller-tickets-9173228373

Je T’Aime,Je T’Aime at Cinefamily (running until 3/6)- http://www.cinefamily.org/films/je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print/#je-taime-je-taime-brand-new-35mm-print-228-730

Saturday-

The Egyptian Theatre is hosting a free seminar- The Art of Production Design- with this year’s Oscar nominated art directors and set directors- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/oscar-nominated-art-directors-seminar-1

Capital Cities at the Roxy (also Friday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/489337-capital-cities-west-hollywod/

Sunday-

Watch the Oscars live on the big screen at Grauman’s Million Dollar Theater downtown- http://www.lahtf.org/

How the Brain Sees Light- A talk to complement- See the Light- Photography, Perception, Cognition exhibition at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/how-brain-sees-light