Jan 232021
 

2020 was a crazy year, to say the least, and this playlist reflects that. Many songs that made it to this year’s list seem tailor made for the frustrations, anger, and loneliness of 2020; while others are just joyous and fun. A few artists from last year’s “best of” playlist also make a repeat appearance this year.

We lost several excellent artists this year. The last recorded song by John Prine (who passed away due to complications from COVID last April) was released in 2020 and is included in this playlist.

Here’s hoping for a return to live music in 2021 and a better year for us all.

 

Jan 152021
 

Lido Pimienta- Eso Que Tu Haces

The playlists below are made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in December of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

 

Jan 102021
 

Two of the seven iterations of “The Picture of Donald J. Trump”, the 2019 evolving mural collaboration between INDECLINE and Eric Skotnes.

The video below shows the process from start until finish.

For more of art collective INDECLINE’s work check out their website and Instagram.

Check out more of Eric Skotnes work here and here

 

Dec 152020
 

Hachiku- I’ll Probably Be Asleep

The playlist below is made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in November of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online.

Dec 012020
 

Today, December 1st, is Day With(out) Art, a national day of action and mourning organized by Visual AIDS with arts organizations and institutions in response to the AIDS pandemic. It is also World AIDS Day, an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the disease.

Every year since 2010, Visual AIDS has commissioned a video program that is then shown at various venues around the world. The short films presented this year consider the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States.

The program this year, Transmissions, consists of six new videos, and can be seen online as a whole or individually on the website (which also provides more information on each work).  The artists included this year are Las Indetectables, Lucia Egaña Rojas, Charan Singh, George Stanley Nsamba, Jorge Bordello and Gevi Dimitrakopoulou.

 

 

Nov 262020
 

This year because of the pandemic, Photoville’s 2020 version is entirely outside. It is in all five boroughs of New York City, but the majority of the exhibits are located in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

It closes this weekend (9/29/20) and is a wonderful way to get some fresh air and see some excellent work.

Pictured above is work by anonymous art collective Mz. Icar featuring Erin Patrice O’Brien (VALUE: In terms of Iconography), George Nobechi (Here. Still.), and Francesca Magnani (People of the Ferry 2020. Connection at a Time of Social Distancing). 

For more information on these works and to check out samples from the other installations check out Photoville’s website.

Nov 172020
 

Rich Brian- BALI feat. Guapdad 4000

The playlists below are made up of musical selections from bands and musicians who would have played in Los Angeles in October of 2020 if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, and others who had or were part of concerts online. This month the selections include bands that would have played Coachella as well.

And part 2-

The High Curbs- Deseo