Jun 172016
 

Mavis Staples + Jeff Tweedy- You Are Not Alone (Acoustic)

This song is an acoustic version of the title track from Mavis Staples’ 2010 album, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. The song was also written by Tweedy.

Mavis Staples has had a long career. She started off singing with her father and two sisters in The Staple Singers. They were active in the civil rights movement (her father was friends with Martin Luther King Jr.)  and had multiple hits in the 1970′s including the songs Respect Yourself and I’ll Take You There. Her solo career includes recording two albums produced by Prince (in 1989 and 1993), a concept album produced by Ry Cooder, We’ll Never Turn Back (2007), and most recently releasing, Livin on a High Note (2016), which features production by M. Ward and songs written by Nick Cave, Neko Case, and Justin Vernon.

For more information on her life, as well as some wonderful quotes and anecdotes from Mavis Staples herself, check out this Guardian article from this year-  https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/12/mavis-staples-i-often-think-what-would-have-happened-if-id-married-bob-dylan

Mavis Staples is opening for Bob Dylan at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles tonight 6/16/16.

Mar 032016
 

M. Ward- The First Time I Ran Away

This song is from M. Ward’s 2012 album A Wasteland Companion. The video was directed by Joel Trussell who also directed Electric City, an animated project created by and starring Tom Hanks.

At 3pm on Friday 3/5/16 M. Ward is playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood and signing his new album, Transistor Radio.

Mar 032016
 

Lower Dens- To Die In L.A.

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/3-3/6/16)-

Thursday

​Los Angeles–based artist Laura Owens and art critic and historian Suzanne Hudson discuss the landscape of painting in our city at MOCA Grand Ave (free)

Mar Vista Art Walk is back on Venice Boulevard from Inglewood Boulevard to Beethoven Street

Upset is headlining a free show at Harvard & Stone (free)

La Santa Cecilia is performing live at Amoeba Records and signing their new album

Friday

Lower Dens are playing First Fridays at the Natural History Museum with Gardens & Villa

Every Friday in March in Union Station, dublab and Metro Art are having Music for Train Stations. Inspired by Brian Eno’s 1978 ambient masterpiece, “Music for Airports“ every week there will be a DJ set and live performance- this week it is a DJ set by Ale and a live performance by The Tenses.

At 3pm M. Ward is playing a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood and signing his new album

Candis Cayne is hosting Le Bal, a night of drag performances at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Friday-Sunday

Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival is screening films all weekend at the Egyptian Theatre

Saturday

The Chinese American Museum is hosting the Los Angeles Lantern Festival with performances, arts and crafts and more (free)

Artists & Fleas is opening its second location (the other is in the Arts District) in Venice

The Theatre at the Ace Hotel is having a special screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love with 50 members of Wordless Music Orchestra and wild Up ensemble performing a live orchestral accompaniment

Sunday

Machine Project’s UFO and alien abduction theme continues this Sunday night with a Double Feature with Winona Bechtle and Joe Merrell giving lectures on famous abduction cases and a screening of The UFO Incident starrring James Earl Jones and Estelle Parsons ($10)

L.A. Zine Fest is at The Majestic Downtown (free)

Le1f is performing at The Echo with Junglepussy

Ciclavia returns and this time is in The San Fernando Valley

Dec 042014
 

J. Cole- She Knows ft. Amber Coffman, Cults

Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (12/4-12/12/7)-

Thursday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Alternate Endings, new short videos by Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino, commissioned by Visual AIDS to honor the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art (free with RSVP)- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-discussion-alternate-endings/

M.Ward ( the him of She & Him) is playing at Amoeba Records (free)- http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/upcoming/detail-3170/

Angel Olsen is at the El Rey with Kevin Morby- http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/254266

Thursday- Sunday

Dance, visual art and the music of Stephin Merritt combine for Performance at the Redcat theater – http://www.redcat.org/event/rashaun-mitchell-stephin-merritt-ali-naschke-messing-performance

Friday

J.Cole and T.I. headline Power 106’s Cali Christmas along with several other performers at the Forum- http://www.fabulousforum.com/event/cali-christmas.html

Celebrate Repeal Day (the end of Prohibition) by getting sauced on cheap booze! Los Angeles Magazine put together a great list of bars with drink specials and parties- http://www.lamag.com/liquidlablog/repeal-day/

John Waters gets into the holiday spirit and performing his one man show- A John Waters Christmas for one night at the Comedy Store- http://hollywood.thecomedystore.com/event.cfm?id=310227&cart

Saturday

Photo critic Philip Gefter will discuss the work of Larry Sultan at LACMA (free)- http://www.lacma.org/event/philip-gefter-sultan

Chrissie Hynde is at the Pantages singing songs from her new album Stockholm as well as songs from the Pretenders era- http://hollywoodpantages.com/showinfo.php?id=43

Venice Christmas Boat Parade could get you in a festive mood- http://www.venicechristmasboatparade.com/

Silverlake Flea Market is in the Micheltorena school playground free and free parking- https://www.facebook.com/events/772139309514695/

Artisanal LA is having a holiday market in Old Pasadena – http://artisanalla.com/events/

Saturday and Sunday

Unique LA is having their holiday market at the California Market center- $10 (for entrance on both days) includes snacks, drinks and “DIY craft projects”- http://www.uniqueusa.com/markets-la

Sunday

MOCA Grand Ave is screening Andy Warhol’s 8 hour film Empire which is footage of the Empire State Building. RSVP for the reception to follow at 7:30. Mention Empire at the box office to receive complimentary admission- http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/screening-andy-warhols-empire/

The Ace Hotel Theatre is hosting one of Cinefamily’s fundraising events Truth & Soul, Inc: Day Three Downey: Clown Prince of the Underground (hosted by Louis CK, feat. Robert Downey Sr.’s Putney Swope)- http://www.acehotel.com/calendar/losangeles/putney-swope

LA Conservancy is showing Home Alone in the afternoon at the Orpheum Theatre with holiday music beforehand- https://www.laconservancy.org/holiday

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Flea Market has vintage clothing as well as music related items- http://www.theregenttheater.com/event/689041-rock-n-roll-flea-market-los-angeles/

Love it or hate it CicLAvia is back- this time through South LA- http://www.ciclavia.org/events/873/south-la/985/about