Jun 162022
 

The Gaslamp Killer- In The Dark

Tonight (6/16/22) at Clifton’s Republic in Los Angeles is Airplane Mode, a worldwide series established by Gaslamp Killer. Joining him will be Dan the Automator and Jeremy Sole with visuals by Stranger Liquids.

May 272022
 

Yung Lean ft. FKA twigs- Bliss

Every month I listen to the majority of bands/singers/musicians/artists who are playing in Los Angeles and select some for the playlist. It includes a variety of genres and mostly the most current work by the artist.

This month’s playlist includes the song above by Swedish rapper Yung Lean and FKA twigs. The song samples the 1987 song by Russian band Alyans (Альянс), На заре.

 

 

May 122022
 

Marcos Ramirez ERRE’s  Is All That it Proves, 2015, was created for Murals of La Jolla, in San Diego. Murals of La Jolla is a project started in 2010 by The Athenaeum and the La Jolla Community Foundation. It commissions artists to create work to be displayed on buildings around La Jolla. Information on his current mural for the project can be found here and a map of all the murals can be found here.

From the Murals of La Jolla website about the work-

Marcos Ramirez ERRE’s mural, All That it Proves, is a strongly stated, critical stance on what we perceive as the truth. He employs Thomas Paine’s famous quote as both a linguistic and visual exploration of the human condition and a challenge against long standing rhetoric. Paine’s quote is about understanding that our opinion is only that, our opinion. And our opinion is not necessarily the “truth”, while at the same time it may be. The piece deviates from its most obvious reference towards eyesight and becomes about another kind of vision, the kind of vision you perceive through common sense. True to his form as humanitarian artist, Is All That It Proves, exemplifies the notion that now, more than ever, we need to embrace tolerance and learn to respect individuals who chose to think in a way different than we do.

Marcos Ramirez ERRE has come to be defined by his clever visual arguments and masterfully crafted work that maintains a poetic sensibility, even when leveling biting political commentary. He was born in 1961 in Tijuana, Mexico. ERRE received his Law Degree from La Universidad Autónoma de Baja California. In 1983, he immigrated to the United States where he worked for seventeen years in the construction industry. His multi-disciplinary background has shaped his practice. He came to prominence in the 1990s with large public installations that dealt with migrants, immigration, and border control, specifically focusing on the Mexican-American border crossing. Much of ERRE’s work grapples with these issues.

Apr 302022
 

Lady Wray- Under the Sun

Every month I listen to the majority of bands/singers/musicians/artists who are playing in Los Angeles. This month’s playlist is long, but believe it or not it, this is the narrowed down version. There are many different genres included and most of the selections are recent works.

This month I’ve also included a song from one of the original post punk bands, Gang of Four (founded in 1976), who are currently on tour.