Nov 212019
 

Julia Jacklin- Pressure to Party

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/21-11/24/19)-

Thursday

Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz has a new solo project and is performing at Bootleg Theater with Sorry Girls.  Get there early for a screening of Moses Sumney’s new music video Virile with a behind the scenes Q & A at 6:30pm (free with RSVP).

There are still free tickets available to see LA based educator, writer, theater actor, and documentarian Carolina Rivera Escamilla read her work in conjunction with Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again, for The Broad’s series The Logic of Poetry and Dreams

Union Station is having it’s annual holiday tree lighting (with snow) and the first of this year’s cocoa concert series, starting at 6:30pm

Bloc Party are performing their 2005 album Silent Alarm at the Hollywood Palladium

Music producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Young will be performing together at The Midnight Hour at Lodge Room

The Get Up Kids are playing at the Echoplex with Kevin Devine and The Whiffs opening

 

Friday

Curator Jamillah James will be leading a tour of No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake followed by a happy hour with light refreshments at ICA LA for their monthly Art Buzz event  (free but register)

Our Girl are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Particle Kid and a DJ set by SadGirl

Moon Duo are playing at Lodge Room with Umberto opening

 

Saturday

Artist Thomas Joshua Cooper, who has exhibitions currently on view at Hauser & Wirth and LACMA, will be in conversation with Michael Govan at Hauser & Wirth at 11:30am (free but register)

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is having a cyanotype workshop with educator Marissa Gonzalez Kucheck at 12pm.

The Great LA Walk is your annual chance to walk across Los Angeles county with a group of other energetic walkers. This year’s route runs from Arcadia, through Pasadena and onward to City Hall.

Cultural Traffic Arts Fair is happening at Delicious Pizza, free from 12-8pm

Death Valley Girls and Crocodiles are playing at Lodge Room

Creature Feature Festival II is happening at the Bootleg Theater with performers that include The Blank Tapes, Early Evil, Young Creatures and more

L.A. Drones, Death Hags, and Big Fun are performing at El Cid

 

Saturday and Sunday

Renegade Craft Fair returns to Los Angeles State Historic Park with its free holiday market

 

Sunday

Julia Jacklin is playing at the El Rey Theatre with Christian Lee Hutson

Bootleg Theater is screening a double feature of Louis Malle’s God’s Country, about the farming community in Glencoe, Minnesota in 1979, which was thriving at the time. Forced to abandon the project early, Malle returns in 1985 to follow up, and finds that things have taken a dark turn during the Reagan era. The second film is Lee Grant’s The Willmar 8 a film about “a group of eight women who, in 1981, carried out the longest bank strike in American history to protest gender discrimination at great cost to their reputations, marriages and livelihoods in the 14,000-person town of Willmar, Minnesota- 60 miles north of Glencoe”.

Kanye West is premiering his new opera Nebuchadnezzar at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by performance artist Vanessa Beecroft and feature music from West’s Sunday Service choir.

Nov 072019
 

IDK- Digital

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/7-11/10/19)-

Thursday

Photographer, artist, and director Frank Ockenfels 3 will be giving a talk at ArtCenter’s Hillside Campus in Pasadena

REDCAT is screening a program of the works of artist Nao Bustamante- Nao Bustamante is DELUSIONAL

Skegss are playing at the El Rey Theatre with Le Shiv

Matt Lipps and Catherine Opie will be in conversation at Euclid at HGA in Santa Monica

Justus Proffit is playing at The Satellite with Behavior and Lovesick

The Echoplex is hosting An Evening With Robert Forster (of The Go-Betweens)

Beach Goons are opening for Matt and Kim at The Novo

 

Friday

Hayden Thorpe (formerly of Wild Beasts) is performing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

It’s the last weekend (closing 11/11) to see Christian Marclay’s fun interactive exhibition Sound Stories and Mary Corse’s A Survey in Light and tonight there is also free jazz with a performance by Al Williams Jazz Society (LACMA is free for residents with ID starting at 3pm weekdays and is open Fridays until 8pm)

The Hollywood Bowl is hosting a screening of Disney’s Coco with a live orchestra accompanying the film (also on Saturday)

San Fermin are playing at Lodge Room with Joyero

YACHT are playing their new album Chain Tripping in its entirety, followed by other favorites at Zebulon

Worn-Tin is performing at the Echoplex with Yung Heazy

 

Saturday

Keystone Art Space is having an open studios event from 6-9pm

Girl Gang Craft is having a holiday market at Grand Central Market (free and also on Sunday)

Arroyo Arts Collective and Avenue 50 Studio are hosting a holiday art market in conjunction with NELA’s Second Saturday Art Walk

DROELOE are performing at The Novo with MEMBA and Eastghost

Instrumental rock groups MONO and The Album Leaf will be performing at the Regent Theater

L.A. Drones! and CHUD are playing a free show at Gold Diggers

 

Saturday and Sunday

Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw is taking place at Dodger Stadium with a great lineup that includes- IDK, FKA twigs, YG, BROCKHAMPTON, Thundercat, 21 Savage, DaBaby, Yuna, yasiin bey and more, plus carnival games

Tropicalia Fest is happening a bit further afield in Pomona with two days of music- performers include Natalia Lafourcade, Zoé, La Santa Cecilia, Quitapenas, and more on Saturday and on Sunday bands include Oh Sees, Wallows, The Drums, Surf Curse, FIDLAR, Skegss, Beach Fossils, Hockey Dad, The Red Pears, The High Curbs and many, many, more

 

Sunday

The Wende Museum is having an all day opening celebration for their exhibition The Medea Insurrection: Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain with a tour, reception and panel discussion with artists from the show

Hunter Shaw Fine Art is hosting a party for the release of Carla Issue 18- which includes music, drinks, and free copies of the magazine

Art critic and painter Peter Plagens will be discussing the work of Mary Corse with a special after hours viewing of her exhibition at LACMA which closes on 11/11 (free but ticket required)

Kanye West’s Jesus is King Sunday Service Experience is happening at The Forum

Teebs is performing at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Sloan are playing at The Echo

Jul 232015
 

Ducktails- Headbanging In The Mirror

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (7/23-7/26/15)-

Thursday

Chicano Batman are opening for Cubanismo for Santa Monica Pier’s free Twilight Concert this week- http://tcs.santamonicapier.org/events/2015/7/23/cubanismo-chicano-batman

OOFJ are performing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3406/index.html

Artist Frances Stark will be discussing the work of Sturtevant, whose exhibition at MOCA closes this weekend- free and free entrance to the museum from 5-8 pm- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/artists-on-artists-frances-stark/

Freedom Fry are one of the four bands playing for free at Mrs. Fish downtown- http://mrsfish.com/calendar/freedom-fry-072315/

Culture Club are at the Greek Theatre (also Friday)- https://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3162

Friday

Ducktails, Matt Mondanile’s (the guitarist from Real Estate) solo music project, is hosting the Getty Center’s Friday Night Flights (free but parking is $15/$10 after 5)- http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/friday_flights.html

Penelope Spheeris will be discussing her punk rock films Suburbia and Decline of Western Civilization Part III between their screenings at the Egyptian Theatre- http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/suburbia-the-decline-of-western-civilization-part-iii

Roaring Nights continues at the LA Zoo with musical performances, DJs, pop-up zookeeper talks, food trucks and full bars ($20)- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roaring-nights-at-the-la-zoo-july-24-tickets-17192211367

Imagine Dragons are playing at the Forum with Metric- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/imagine-dragons-2015.html

Friday and Saturday

Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks is at the Hollywood Bowl- http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/tchaikovsky-spectacular-fireworks/2015-07-24

Saturday

LACMA is showing Christian Marclay: The Clock for 24 hours starting at 10am. This is a great chance to see what is included in the film during the hours the museum is not open (free during non museum hours)- http://www.lacma.org/event/clock-1

Jazz musician Kamasi Washington is performing at California Plaza as part of Grand Performances- http://grandperformances.org/rhythm-changes

Saturdays off the 405 at the Getty this week is Tropicalifornia featuring the Do-Over All Stars-”the ultimate live-band tropical dance party”- free with the exception of the parking- http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/events/ev_531.html

Sunday

Exhibition organizer Rebecca Matalon conducts a walk through of Tongues Untied the current show at MOCA Pacific Design Center- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/12479-2/

Blondie is co-headlining with Melissa Ethridge at the Greek Theatre- http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.php?id=3124

 

*Special Note: Saturday through Tuesday LACMA is having a pop-up installation of the US premiere of Steve McQueen and Kanye West’s short film collaboration (9min) “All Day/I Feel Like That”  (not up on their website yet)*

Feb 262015
 

Jon Brion- You Can Still Ruin My Day

Even if you have not heard of composer, musician and producer Jon Brion, chances are you probably have heard something he created or participated in creating. He has produced albums for a huge list of artists including Best Coast, Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Spoon, and of Montreal.  He also co-produced Kanye West’s Late Registration.

Brion also composed the scores and created original music for a number of films including Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, ParaNorman, and Synecdoche.

This Friday (2/27) he is playing original music and covers at Largo- http://www.largo-la.com/event/758633-jon-brion-los-angeles/

Dec 122013
 

Kanye West- Through The Wire

This song was released in 2003 and was on his debut album- The College Dropout. The song is about his near fatal car accident in 2002.  At this time he was known mainly as a producer and was trying to prove he could be a rapper.

Fame and personal tragedy have certainly had their effect on Kanye over the past 10 years, but it’s still interesting to look back and see where it all began.