Oct 172020
 

Sylvan Esso- Rooftop Dancing

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

The song above is by Sylvan Esso and is from their 2020 album Free Love.

 

Sep 152020
 

EMEL- Everywhere We Looked Was Burning

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

The song above is from Tunisian artist Emel Mathlouthi’s 2019 album Everywhere We Looked Was Burning.

 

Aug 152020
 

Dominic Fike- Cancel Me

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

The Dominic Fike song above is included in the playlist and is from his 2020 album What Could Possibly Go Wrong.

 

Jul 152020
 

One of the songs from the June 2020 playlists is Sleaford Mods’ Second, recorded in 2017 and recently released on the 2020 compilation album All That Glue which includes various B-sides, previously unheard tracks, and more.

The video stars actresses Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones) and Emma Stansfield (The Tudors) performing as singer Jason Williamson and producer Andrew Fearn at an open mic at the local pub.

To learn more about the Sleaford Mods, there was also a documentary about them released in 2017, Bunch of Kunst.

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


Jun 022020
 

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

One song that is included is DJ Shadow’s Rocket Fuel featuring De La Soul which is from his 2019 album Our Pathetic Age.

 

Mar 312020
 

Every week I listen to the majority of bands and artists playing in Los Angeles to decide which shows to recommend for the Los Angeles Weekend Planner. I then create a playlist (or playlists) for that month of the music I liked.

The above are February’s selections.

 

Feb 272020
 

Every week I listen to the majority of bands and artists playing in Los Angeles to decide which shows to recommend for the Los Angeles Weekend Planner. I then create a playlist for that month of the music I liked.

The above are January’s selections.

Feb 132020
 

Winter- Bonsai

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (2/13-2/16/20)-

Thursday

As The World Berns, a fundraiser for candidate Bernie Sanders, is taking place at the Bootleg Theater with musical performances by Gold Star, Olivia Kaplan, Alex Lilly, Austin McCutchen & The Western Stars, Cornelia Murr, Clinton Patterson, Gus Seyffert and more

Moaning are playing a free (with RSVP) show at Moon Room

Hammer Museum is hosting The How and Why of Political Advertising, with LMU professor Fernando Guerra and campaign strategist John Thomas joining moderator and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson to break down the politics and law behind campaign spending and advertising.

Poet and educator Shonda Buchanan is speaking at The Broad as part of its lecture series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams

Brazilian artist Sessa is playing at Zebulon with SK Kakraba

Pink Mountaintops, Corridor, KEEN, and Clear are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

 

Friday

Spend Valentine’s Day in Grand Park with a celebration of Lovers Rock with DJ Linafornia (free)

Hammer Museum is having a free screening of the film Moonlight

Bat for Lashes is performing at The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Massage, Starry Eyed Cadet, and Dummy are playing a free show at Highland Park Bowl

Saintseneca are opening for Murder by Death at the Regent Theater

The Aero Theatre is showing Casablanca for Valentine’s Day

Tan Cologne are playing at The Hi Hat with Grant Earl Lavalley and Glances opening

 

Saturday

Winter are opening for Part Time and Garry Wilson at the Regent Theater with Bryson Cone

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA is hosting Brutally Early (it starts at 7:30am)- a free morning of conversations with artists including- Simone Forti, Kandis Williams, Shirin Neshat, Miles Brenninkmeijer, Patrick Staff, Rodney McMillian, and choreographers Gerard & Kelly- hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach (in addition, it begins with coffee and donuts and ends with champagne and ice cream)

As part of  The Broad’s Un-Private Collection conversation series, artists Christopher Wool and Kim Gordon will be speaking with critic and curator John Corbett

Artist Joe Sola will be in conversation with author Jarett Kobek (I hate the internet) at Honor Fraser at noon

17 DJs (including Grimes) are performing in 5 rooms for Rhondavous A Lovers Ball at Catch One

If you are a fan of ambient music, Malcolm Cecil will be performing at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church with Cool Maritime and Yialmelic Frequencies opening

 

Sunday

For the last day of Phillip K. Smith III’s exhibition at Bridge Projects there will be a day of activities including a soundscape by William Basinski, a relaxation workshop, and a tea tasting as part of their Oasis programming (also on Saturday)

Artist Dominique Moody will be in conversation with journalist Lynell George at the California African American Museum

Hammer Museum is hosting the climate justice themed Panic Party, with DJs, cocktails, after hours gallery access, short films, artist activations, voter registration, vegan food and more

Lucy Arnell, Nico Yaryan and more are performing as part of a Benefit for Australia at Permanent Records Roadhouse

 

All Weekend

StARTup LA Art Fair returns to The Kinney Venice Beach on Friday evening. It is one of the better art fairs as it offers a chance to meet the artists (who take over rooms in the hotel) and buy from them directly

Art Los Angeles Contemporary opens Thursday running until Sunday and has moved to The Hollywood Athletic Club from the Barker Hangar

Spring/Break Art Show is taking place all weekend starting Friday at Skylight ROW DTLA

Felix Art Fair returns to the Roosevelt Hotel (opening night Thursday). Although last year it was free, this year tickets are $25

Frieze Art Fair runs all weekend but only has program tickets (no gallery tent) available for Saturday and Sunday