Broncho- Keep It In Line
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (5/2- 5/5/19)-
Big Thief are performing at The Fonda Theatre with Victoria Williams
Photographers Lynsey Addario and John Moore will be discussing their work as part of the programming for Photoville (see below)
Ruby Haunt are playing at El Cid with Storefront Church and Sports Coach
Yamashiro’s Night Market returns to the hills above Hollywood tonight from 5-10pm- catch a free shuttle from Mosaic Church to get there
Draemings are playing a free show at Zebulon with Crook and Ever So Android
Bikini Kill are playing at the Hollywood Palladium with Le Butcherettes
Thursday through Sunday
Photoville, the free annual photo festival with galleries built from repurposed shipping containers, returns for its second week in Century Park with programming that includes nighttime projections, talks, workshops, family activities, and a beer garden. While there check out the exhibition CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, which showcases the work of hip hop photographers, at Annenberg Space for Photography.
Broncho will be performing at the Natural History Museum with Lauren Ruth Ward for the museum’s monthly First Friday event. This year’s programming explores Forces of Nature and for this evening they will have speakers discussing California’s floods. There will also be DJs and food trucks.
L.A. Live is having a block party with $5 food and drink items at many of the restaurants, pop up shops, street performers, live painting by several artists, and more (free)
Beach Goons and No Parents are opening for SWMRS at The Belasco Theater
The Church will be at The Regent Theater performing their album Starfish
Friday and Saturday
Union Station is celebrating its 80th Anniversary for two days with live entertainment, an electronic photo exhibition of the station’s history, special menu items at the station’s restaurants, tours, a marketplace and more
Hammer Museum is hosting Omniaudience, a program comprised of listening sessions, conversations, and performances from 1:30-5pm. For this iteration- Nikita Gale will have a listening session devoted to the creation, distribution, and reception of River Deep, Mountain High, which was produced by Phil Spector and performed by Tina Turner; Alexander Provan will deliver a lecture, illustrated with chart-toppers, on the use of consumer-behavior data and neurobiology research in the production of pop songs; C. Spencer Yeh will present a live quadraphonic performance of material from The RCA Mark II (Primary Information, 2017), which is composed of recordings of non-musical sounds created with the eponymous, 60-year-old synthesizer; and Nour Mobarak will speak about the vocalization of sound and phonetics in relation to her recent work. She will then be joined in conversation by Gale, Provan, and Yeh to discuss “how recordings of human voices quantify and categorize speakers—and how the components of language might, alternatively, be experienced as indeterminate sonic materials”.
Otomo Yoshihide and David Novak will be at Blum & Poe to discuss “noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, which first emerged as a genre in the 1980s, circulating on cassette tapes traded between fans in Japan, Europe, and North America”. (free)
Melodie McDaniel will be signing her book Riding Through Compton about the participants of a youth riding and equestrian program in the neighborhood at Arcana Books. A conversation will follow with book contributors Amelia Fleetwood and Mayisha Akbar (who leads the program).
Ezra Furman is playing at the Teragram Ballroom with Pancho Morris
Snowball II are playing an early show at Resident
Tomo Nakayama is opening for Jeremy Enigk (formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate) at The Roxy Theatre
Field Trip and Small Forward are opening for Foliage at The Echo
This week’s free screening at Zebulon is Luis Buñuel’s Los Olivados
Later that evening Weirdo Night returns to Zebulon with performances by Dynasty Handbag, Drum Run, and Smiling Beth and more
Artist Gary Lang will be in conversation with artist Sarah Jones at Wilding Cran Gallery where Lang currently has an exhibition
Amnesia Scanner are playing at 1720
Anthony da Costa is playing at the Bootleg Theater with Mason Stoops