Jan 182018

Joyce Manor- Last You Heard Of Me

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (1/18-1/21/18)-


Tennis System and Souvenirs are opening for Teenage Wrist at The Hi Hat

Artist Gala Porras-Kim will be discussing her work from A Universal History of Infamy with curator Megan O’Neil, at LACMA (free but ticket required)

Also at LACMA is a screening of John Carpenter’s classic They Live

Guards and Veronica Bianqui are opening for The Soft White Sixties at The Echo

At REDCAT, LA-based performers Rubén Martínez and Raquel Gutiérrez will be performing VARIEDADES, “an interdisciplinary performance that brings together music, spoken word, theater, comedy and the visual arts, loosely based on the Mexican vaudeville shows of early 20th century”


Surfer Blood are playing at The Hi Hat with Terry Malts opening

Sociologist and writer Greg Snyder will be discussing his book SKATEBOARDING LA at The Last Bookstore with some of the professional skateboarders profiled in the book joining him (free)

De Lux are playing with The Juan Maclean at The Regent Theater

Suno Deko is performing at the Bootleg Theater with special sets/collaborations with Zach Tetreault, Cyrus Gengras, Alex Somers, and Julianna Barwick

iHeartRadio ALTer Ego 2018 is happening at The Forum with Beck, The National, Spoon, and more


The Women’s March is taking place in downtown LA- moving from Pershing Square to City Hall

Joyce Manor are playing two shows at Union Station– tickets are still available for the earlier one (3pm) with Surf Curse and Peach Kelli Pop

For the final weekend of Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser & Wirth, Extended Organ, Lonely Street and Telecaves will be performing (free)

There are still tickets available for the later show at The Broad of En Cuatro Patas: The Formaldehyde Trip, a work by Mexico City artist Naomi Rincón Gallardo, that includes songs and videos dedicated to murdered Mixtec activist Alberta “Bety” Cariño, performed live with props (part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA)

Wolf Parade are playing at The Fonda Theatre with Charly Bliss opening (also Friday)

Sondre Lerche is performing at Largo


Worn-Tin is playing at the Moroccan Lounge with Small Forward and runnner opening

Hammer Museum is showing the experimental short films of Narcisa Hirsch as part of Los Angeles Filmforum’s Ism Ism Ism: Experimental Cinema in Latin America, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (free)

Death of Lovers (members of Nothing) are playing at the Echoplex with Choir Boy opening


Nov 162017

Nilüfer Yanya- Baby Luv

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/16-11/19/17)-


British singer Nilüfer Yanya is playing The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever with Monogem opening

Array @The Broad is screening the film Daughters of The Dust at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel with a conversation to follow with directors Julie Dash and Ava DuVernay

Writer and artist Marisela Norte will be giving a walk-through of Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Tennis are playing at the Fonda Theatre with Wild Ones

Hauser & Wirth are screening German artist Andy Hope 1930’s Vertical Horizon (free but register)

There are still tickets available for Metronomy’s early (6pm) show at The Regent Theater

Beach Slang are playing at the Echoplex with Dave Hause and The Mermaid and See Through Dresses opening


The Underachievers are playing a $10 show with Warm Brew and Injury Reserve at The Novo

Surf Rock Is Dead and Sarah Chernoff are opening for Shout Out Louds at the El Rey Theatre

LA Zoo Lights, the annual holiday celebration at the zoo in Griffith Park, begins tonight and runs through 1/7

Curls are playing with Hibou and Suncruiser at the Moroccan Lounge

There are still a few tickets left for a midnight screening of Pulp Fiction at Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema

Egrets on Ergot, Bastidas!, and Sister Mantos are playing a Solidarity with Mariachis’ Rent Strike Benefit Show at The Smell


REDCAT is hosting an all day Symposium on Mike Kelley’s Kandors, currently on view at Hauser & Wirth (free but ticketed)

The Great Los Angeles Walk returns for its annual cross city trek, this time taking Beverly Boulevard (free)

Jackalope Art and Craft Fair returns to its outdoor Pasadena location (also Sunday)

Vulture Festival LA is bringing numerous celebrities to the Hollywood Roosevelt for ticketed events including Issa Rae, Jill Soloway in conversation with Lena Waithe and more

Gary Numan is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Me Not You opening

Daedelus, Mono/Poly and Free The Robots are playing a show at Union Nightclub


Pasadena’s wacky annual Doo Dah Parade returns with after parties to follow (free)

Window dresser, cultural critic, author, and creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, Simon Doonan, will be discussing Mundo Meza in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., at the West Hollywood Council Chambers

Baio and Teen Daze are playing an early show at Zebulon

Ibeyi are performing with TheMind at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Tony Molina, Faith Healer, Toner, and Cecil Frena are playing at The Smell

Nov 092017

De Lux- Oh Man The Future

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/9-11/12/17)-


Artist Artemisa Clark will be giving a walk-through and discussing artworks from Hammer Museum’s Radical Women exhibition (free)

Blanck Mass are playing at Resident with Egyptrixx opening

Red Nation Film Festival continues with independent films showcasing the Native American and Indigenous perspective (running until 11/19)

Pete Tong is at the Hollywood Bowl presenting Ibiza Classics with the Heritage Orchestra with a special appearance by Moby

Hovvdy are playing with Jurassic Shark and Young Jesus at the Bootleg Theater


LA based artists Candice Lin and Miljohn Ruperto will be discussing Lin’s article and Ruperto’s work in the new issue of X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, at Ghebaly Gallery

De Lux are opening for Cut Copy at The Shrine Auditorium

Hamilton Leithauser is playing at the Fonda Theatre with Courtney Marie Andrews opening


Artist Zoe Leonard will be discussing her work with curator Hamza Walker at Hauser & Wirth (free but register)

DUBLAB is hosting a free record fair at Zebulon

Shigeto is playing at the Echoplex with Ela Minus opening

Tropicalia Fest is happening at Queen Mary Park with a TON of bands playing including- Los Tigres del Norte, Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, King Krule, Jhené Aiko, Surf Curse, Thee Commons, Slow Hollows, Red Pears and more

The Dead Ships are playing at The Moroccan Lounge with SPELLES and Velvet opening

Hennessey + Ingalls are having their annual art book sale- a good chance to start getting some holiday gifts (running till 11/12)


Artist Sterling Ruby is doing a walk through of the exhibition Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 at Hauser & Wirth

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is celebrating recently opened site-specific exhibition, Adrián Villar Rojas: The Theater of Disappearance, with free admission all day, DJs and more

It’s the second and last day of DesignerCon at the Pasadena Convention Center

Artist Alex Israel will be in conversation with critic and curator Jack Bankowsky at LACMA Art Catalogues with a book signing and reception to follow (free)

Fazerdaze is playing at The Echo with Common Holly opening

The Grove’s Annual Tree Lighting celebration returns with performances and fireworks

Rebirth Brass Band are playing at the Teragram Ballroom


Oct 192017

Mitski- Townie

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (10/19-10/22/17)-


Art historian Elena Shtromberg will be discussing the work of artist Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA Grand Avenue (free)

Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Street Eaters and Hit Bargain

LACMA is hosting a free screening of 11/8/16, a documentary made up of 16 stories from 16 different filmmakers all taking place in America

Warbly Jets are having an album release party at Moroccan Lounge with The Entire Universe opening

Nick Hakim is playing at the Echoplex with Sam Evian and Jimmy Whispers opening

Sego are at The Echo with Goldensuns and Oddnesse opening


The Lemon Twigs are playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Cut Worms and Fatal Jamz (also Saturday)

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show returns to Los Angeles with art from over 100 artists, performances, and of course pancakes and booze (also Saturday)

Front Porch Cinema’s free movie at Santa Monica Pier this week is the live action Beauty and the Beast

Angel Olsen is opening for Arcade Fire at The Forum

Cloak & Dagger Festival runs tonight and tomorrow til 2am at the Globe Theatre and The Palace Theatre. Tonight the lineup includes The Jesus and Mary Chain, TR/ST, Mykki Blanco, HEALTH and more


The Brewery Artwalk is back for its Autumn edition- a great chance to check out the artists in the large complex and get some food and drink while there (also running on Sunday)

Hauser and Wirth is having a public opening for Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011, with food, drink and music by Moon Uterus

Curls (with Christopher Owens of Girls) are playing with Sure Sure at Moroccan Lounge

Allah-Las are playing at The Regent Theatre with Entrance and Mapache opening

Pop-Up Magazine at The Theatre at Ace Hotel brings a magazine to life with “film, photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage”- for this iteration presenters include LeVar Burton and TV writer Cord Jefferson

Moses Sumney is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Sudan Archives

Crystal Castles are playing at The Wiltern


Mitski is playing with Palehound opening at the Fonda Theatre

The Beverly Hills Art Show is back for its two day outdoor show with over 245 artists (also Saturday)

The A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair is taking place in Chinatown and is focused on art books, zines and music created by people on the West Coast (free)

Santa Monica Art Studios is having its annual open studios event (opening night is Saturday 6-9pm)

Eyelids are playing with Two Sheds and The Broken Hearts at The Echo


May 252017

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/25-5/28/17)-


Band of Horses are playing at the Greek Theatre with Frightened Rabbit

At LACMA artist Michael Mandiberg and artist/researcher Lior Zalmanson will discuss “the connection between digital arts and online labor including its recent manifestations: crowdsourcing and the gig economy” (free)

The New Division are playing at Union Nightclub with FYOHNA opening

The Oracle Film Series continues at The Broad with Bruce and Norman Yonemoto’s film Kappa, a collaboration with artist Mike Kelley, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s  Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady)

Pantha du Prince is playing at The Echo with Telefon Tel Aviv and Newman Wolf

No Parents are playing a show at The Hi Hat with C ROY, Dumb Fucks, Enemy and Musty Boyz


Constitutional Happy Hour returns to the Hammer Museum– the topic this week is immigrant rights

Ab-Soul is playing at the El Rey Theatre

It’s the last of the four part series Subject: Los Angeles at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. The theme this week is Los Angeles on Shifting Ground and “will examine the city’s habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for “historic downtown,” and a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen’s GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom.”

Moaning are playing with Prettiest Eyes and more at The Smell

Wafia is playing at The Echo with Demo Taped opening


Sleepy Sun are playing at The Hi Hat to celebrate their new record Private Tales, with Big Search opening

Artists Pippa Garner and Zackary Drucker will be in conversation at Redling Fine Art

The Bowtie Project is hosting Beginnings Marathon,” a performative collage of beginnings and unfinished narratives” with artist Vlatka Horvat.  Bring your favorite book and read aloud from the first page ( it can be from any genre, and in any language) or you can just listen to the performance and enjoy s’mores around the fire pit.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is the film this week at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Or you could see Pulp Fiction outside of The Autry

Feminist collective PLAG (Play Like A Girl) is having an all ages, all day, all female and non-binary fronted music event at the Echoplex with Kitten headlining


L.A. Zine Fest is at the California Market Center (free)

You can get your Memorial Day beach trip in and enjoy a festival at Fiesta Hermosa, the annual Hermosa Beach event (also Saturday and Monday)

French Vanilla are playing with Peach Kelli Pop, Mommy Long Legs and Rotten Blossom at The Smell

The Lovely Bad Things are playing at The Hi Hat with Wild Wing, The Red Pear, and Joos


Jul 242014

White Fence- Like That

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/24-7/27)-


White Fence are playing the Echo with Dream Boys and The Abigails- http://www.theecho.com/event/593685-white-fence-los-angeles/

REDCAT’s New Original Works Festival begins (through 8/9)- http://www.redcat.org/event/new-original-works-festival-2014

Cayucas are playing Santa Monica Pier with Papa (FREE)- http://tcs.dola.com/event/2014/07/24/cayucas-papa

Wolfmother at the House of Blues Los Angeles- http://www.houseofblues.com/losangeles/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=09004CCBE8A8BF04&oid=0


REDCAT presents the video work Apotome, by artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. For the opening on Friday there will be an artist talk as well as a performance that goes along with the video- http://www.redcat.org/exhibition/allora-calzadilla

The Internet (soul band on Odd Future Records) is playing Figat7th Downtown Festival (free)- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U9DXL6hfnU4

Second chance to catch White Fence at the Echo, this time with Tomorrow’s Tulips- http://www.theecho.com/event/593687-white-fence-los-angeles/


Mike Kelley’s show at MOCA is closing this weekend- check it out free from 6-10pm and there is a closing party from 7-10- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/07/21/closing-party/

ForYourArt event- Instagram Mini Marathon with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Million Dollar Theatre (use FYAFRIEND for free tickets)- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/instagram-mini-marathon-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-tickets-12200380667?aff=eorg

Installations and performances by Machine Project artists at the Central Library- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1020/Machinations-in-the-Library-

GRMLN at Los Globos- http://www.clublosglobos.com/event/598043-ihc-los-angeles/

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair is at Grand Park (free)- http://www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-july-market-details


Super Duper Yard Sale at HM157(Historical Monument 157), food, drinks, haircuts and super cheap finds in Lincoln Heights- http://www.hm157.com/calendar

Jul 172014

Melpo Mene- I Adore You

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/17-20)-


Melpo Mene is opening for Figs Vision at the Bootleg- http://foldsilverlake.com/event.cfm?id=157706&cart

An evening with Genesis Breyer P- Orridge at the MOCA book store- a book signing, screening, talk, and performance by DJMREX- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-17

Francisco Goldman discusses his latest book The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle at the Central Library downtown- http://www.lfla.org/event-detail/1018/The-Interior-Circuit-A-Mexico-City-Chronicle-

Made in L.A. Music: An Evening of Community Music hosted by Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) at the Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/07/made-in-la-music-an-evening-of-community-music-hosted-by-alex-ebert/


No Age is hosting Friday Night Flights at the Getty- They are presenting assorted installations, three experimental performances that will culminate with “an altered concert experience” of their latest album An Object, and a curated program of videos by filmmakers and artists- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Masters of Ceremony Hip Hop Reunion at the Nokia Theater with DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Naughty by Nature, Slick Rick, Special Ed and more- http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/events/detail/masters-of-ceremony-hip-hop-reunion

Jonathan Wilson and Mystic Braves are playing as part of the free weekly FIGat7th Downtown Festival- http://artsbrookfield.com/event/figfest/#.U8eGMKhfnU4


MOCA curator Bennett Simpson discusses the Mike Kelley exhibit and afterwords there is an Extended Organ Music Event (an experimental band Mike Kelley was once a part of) -both free- http://edu.moca.org/calendar/2014-07-19#mevent-8062

The Autry’s outdoor movie this weekend is American Psycho and yOya are playing- http://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-see-hear-american-psycho-outdoor-movie-tickets-11145395177?aff=eorg

Blue Velvet is playing at Hollywood Forever cemetery- http://cinespia.org/event/blue-velvet/

Saturday and Sunday

Viva Pomona is two days of great music at The Glass House in Pomona- some of the bands include- !!!, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, Crystal Antlers, Porter, So Many Wizards, and more- 20$ each day- http://www.theglasshouse.us/event/532173-viva-pomona-pomona/


Closing reception for the exhibition “Phantom Color” at CB1 Gallery downtown features a talk with the artists (Eric Beltz, Brian Scott Campbell and Nathan Hayden), wine, DJs from the band Gardens and Villa and a dance performance- https://www.facebook.com/events/627280457379939/

Jimmy Cliff is at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com//tickets/reggae-night-xiii-jimmy-cliff/2014-07-20

Jul 102014

Cults- Go Outside

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/10-7/13)-


Cults at Santa Monica Pier (FREE)- http://www.ticketfly.com/event/529375-twilight-concert-series-cults-santa-monica/

Downtown ArtWalk with a digital art theme- http://www.downtownartwalk.org/

Made in LA Music: The Do-Over at the Hammer with De Lux and KCRW DJs (FREE)- http://events.kcrw.com/events/2014/07/10/the-do-over-featuring-de-lux-kcrw-dj-mathieu-schreyer-2-special-guest-djs-tba

Helen Pashigan: Transcending the Material documentary followed by a conversation with the artist at the Getty (FREE)- http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_resources/public_programs/transcending_material.html

Outfest LGBT Film Festival begins (running through 7/20)- http://www.outfest.org/

Wye Oak at El Rey Theatre- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250353


Cinema at the Edge Indie Film Festival begins (through Sunday)- http://cinemaattheedge.com/

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Warpaint at The Shrine- http://goldenvoice.com/shows/details/?id=246352

X at the Roxy-all original members performing a different album each night- (also Saturday and Sunday)- http://www.theroxy.com/event/590885-x-west-hollywood/

Summer Nights in the Garden at the Natural History Museum-music, garden tours, food and drink, activities (FREE)- http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/summer-nights-in-the-garden


Art Center College of Design in Pasadena is showing two of Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead videos and the curator of MOCA’s exhibition will be part of a panel discussion (FREE)- https://www.facebook.com/events/322928164536639/?ref=22

Jurassic 5 at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2801

Chinatown Summer Nights- live music (headliner is Eastern Conference Champions), DJs, food, vendors- http://chinatownsummernights.com/schedule/


New Order with La Roux at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2789

World Cup Germany v Argentina- Hammer Museum is showing the game (as well as on Saturday- Netherlands v Brazil )- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/fifa-2014-world-cup-live-broadcasts/

Jun 262014

Shannon and the Clams- Rip Van Winkle

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (6/26-6/29)-


A.L. Steiner speaks with Tyler Green for a live podcast recording at The Hammer- http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs-events/2014/06/modern-art-notes-podcast-live-tyler-green-al-steiner/

World premiere of Petra Cortright’s commission for MOCAtv “Tags for Likes” at MOCA Grand Avenue- Free with RSVP- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/mocatv-presents-petra-cortrights-tags-for-lines/

Fuck Buttons at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/250303


Friday Night Flights at the Getty- hosted/curated by Ooga Booga (who run interesting art centered shops in Chinatown and at 356 Mission), they are bringing in artists and musicians for installations and performances around the museum- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

LACMA is presenting Do the Right Thing (25th Anniversary Screening and Conversation) moderated by John Singleton with director Spike Lee, actor Roger Guenveur Smith, musician Chuck D, and others- http://www.lacma.org/event/do-right-thing

Bleached with the Zig Zags at the Echo- http://www.theecho.com/event/568087-bleached-los-angeles/


Lolipalooza at the Echo with Missing Persons, Shannon and the Clams, The Lovely Bad Things and many more-full list here- http://www.theecho.com/event/499757-lolipalooza-los-angeles/

Artist’s Tag Sale at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock- everything is 50$ or less and there are some great artists on the list- http://x-traonline.org/events/artists-tag-sale/

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Show Host– One night only at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Ira Glass of This American Life will tell stories while the dancers from Monica Bill Barnes & Company perform. The link has a video that gives you anidea of what looks like a pretty interesting show- http://www.kcrw.com/events/three-acts-two-dancers-one-radio-host

Citizen Kane at the Orpheum Theatre through Last Remaining Seats- https://www.laconservancy.org/node/1496

Sharon Van Etten at El Rey- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/247380


Symposium: The Improper- Mike Kelley’s Dissent– art historians Thomas Crow, Amelia Jones and John C. Welchman discuss Kelley’s work at MOCA Grand Avenue- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/the-improper-mike-kelleys-dissent/

King Khan and The Shrines- http://www.troubadour.com/event/510609-king-khan-shrines-los-angeles/