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

 

Jul 202017
 

Lo Moon- Loveless

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/20-7/24/17)-

Thursday

Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner & James McAlister are performing their album PLANETARIUM at Hollywood Forever

The band Kinky is playing a soundtrack they created for Weird Science at this installment of Bring the Noise, LACMA’s music and film program

Pasadena Museum of California Art is free, open late tonight, and includes a conversation between curator John David O’Brien and artist Rebecca Ripple about the current group exhibition Interstitial

Hammer Museum’s music program RebelRebel continues this week with Elohim and Suzi Analogue (free)

Mr. Elevator are opening for classic rock band Eric Burdon and The Animals at the Santa Monica Pier (free)

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting a free music night tonight with Zola Jesus, Lawrence Rothman, Smerz and DJ Michael Stock (make sure to RSVP)

Vundabar are opening for Rozwell Kid at The Hi Hat

Friday

MNDSGN is playing a free show at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park

L.A. Live’s Dark Nights returns with live music and entertainment, live painting, a market, $5 drink and food specials, and more (free)

The theme for this week’s Dance Downtown in Grand Park is Bollywood (free)

Santoros are having a Vinyl Release Party at The Echo with So Many Wizards and Wyatt Blair opening

It’s FYF Fest time and tickets are available at this writing for the Friday and Sunday shows- tonight’s lineup includes Missy Elliot, Bjork, Thee Oh Sees, Slowdive, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Flying Lotus, Beach Fossils, Angel Olsen and more

Odd Nights returns to the Autry Museum with live music, a market and  late hours for select galleries ($5)

Saturday

Lo Moon is opening for Mondo Cozmo and Paul Oakenfold at KCRW’s Sound in Focus event in the park outside Annenberg Space for Photography (free but you must RSVP)

Bergamot Station is hosting Summer Celebration, an all day event that includes performances, artist talks, workshops, live music and more (free)

Beta Main is hosting a panel discussion with photographers Valerie J. Bower, Arlene Mejorado, and Desilu Muñoz moderated by Star Montana

The Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills is having a free Night Sky Festival with kids activities, Native American night sky stories, a science presentation and telescope viewings

Moaning, Soccer Mommy and Shannon Lay are opening for Stef Chura at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

If you loved Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is offering two chances to see creator Joel Hodgson and host Jonah Heston, along with Crow, Tom Servo, Gypsy and more, as they offer their running commentary on fan fave Eegah for the first show and a yet to be announced film for the second show

Check out the last day of FYF Fest with a lineup that includes Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, Temples, Solange, Blonde Redhead, Moses Sumney, and more

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will be performing a tribute to the musical work of Stephen Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl for Sondheim on Sondheim, with special guests that include Vanessa Williams and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

May 252017
 

Sleepy Sun- Seaquest

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

Thursday

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

Sunday

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

 

Apr 272017
 

FYOHNA- Ghost Heart

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/27-4/30/17)-

Thursday

NE-HI are playing with Moaning and Weird Love at the Bootleg Theater

Hammer Museum is having an Open Projector Night- anyone is welcome to submit a film under 10 minutes, with comedian emcees the Sklar Brothers (free)

Gaz Coombes from Supergrass is playing a solo show at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Jeff Mcllwain is performing his ambient electronic music as Lusine with Geotic opening at The Echo

Friday

At Bob Baker Marionette Theater this week is Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets, the second of 4 events with archival films, guest presenters, music and puppets- this iteration examines forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in the city

Tonight is the second night of the Magnetic Fields two night concert for their new album 50 Song Memoir (yesterday was 1-25, tonight it is songs 26-50) at UCLA’s Royce Hall

Miracle Legion, formed in 1983, are performing their first show in 20 years at the Echoplex with Noveller opening

The Buttertones are headlining a night of bands at the Hi Hat

Saturday

Brewery Artwalk returns to the complex with artist residents opening their doors to visitors (also Sunday)

Lia Halloran will be discussing her work with writer Jennifer Ouellette, as well as giving a walk through of her exhibition at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (free)

The Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, is performing at the Regent Theater

Santa Monica Art Studios is hosting Off the Clock 2017, a one night only reception and exhibition of photography (free)

The Godfather Part II is being shown at the historic Los Angeles Theater with DJs, live music, bars on all five floors, and a photo studio to go with the 1950s theme ($25)

The Shivas are playing with Candace at Resident

The Wedding Present are playing at The Echo with Colleen Green Band opening

Sunday

CAFAM is having their biannual shopping event and you can also check out their current exhibitions for free as well

It’s the second day of the Jackalope Spring Fair in Pasadena with over 150 local artisans (free)

It’s also the second day of Ru Paul’s Drag Con at the Los Angeles Convention Center

FYOHNA is opening for Allie X at the Echoplex

Feb 232017
 

Moaning- The Same

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/23-2/26/17)-

Thursday

Former US poet laureate and author Robert Pinsky will be reading at the Hammer Museum with a book signing to follow (free)

Artist, architect, and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar, winner of the MacArthur and Guggenheim awards, discusses his recent work and reflects on “The Rwanda Project” at The Getty (free with RSVP)

Hippie Sabotage are playing with Branchez at The Novo

SCREEN: Hannah Black at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA presents recent video works from the artist/writer with a post screening conversation. While there you can check out the opening night preview of the LA Art Book Fair with special musical performances by Seth Bogart and Kembra Pfahler & Christian Music from The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black ($10 and includes a special edition by Mike Mills)

Karriem Riggins is playing at The Hi Hat with Peanut Butter Wolf and J Rocc opening

Split Single are playing at Resident with Imaad Wasif

Friday

Moaning, Jurassic Shark, Janelane, and Melted are playing at The Hi Hat for Oh My Rockness’s Hardest Working Bands 2016

Skirball museum is hosting Late Night Lichtenstein, a chance to see Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A. for free and get free exhibition swag

The LA Art Book Fair returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA  with lots of free programs and a chance to get some great artwork (also Saturday and Sunday)

Moon Duo are playing with Umberto at The Echo

The Octopus Project are playing with Sound of Ceres and Hidden Speaker at the Bootleg Theater

Saturday

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is hosting readings and performances from 1-5pm to accompany the current exhibition Ours is a City of Writers

Artist/musician Billy Morrison and installation artist Plastic Jesus are showing 36 pieces of artwork for a free show titled Anesthesia: The Art of Oblivion at Gibson Brands Sunset (the former Tower Records)

Gibbz is playing at the Bootleg Theater

Sunday

It’s Oscar Sunday and the Ace Hotel is hosting a free (with RSVP) Award Show Watch Party with the Oscar’s streaming on the theater’s big screen

Teen Daze are opening for Mozart’s Sister at the Bootleg Theater

The Tracks are opening for Starcrawler at The Echo

 

 

 

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