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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So…a lot of events have been canceled already for this weekend due to coronavirus, including Pasadena’s ArtNight. I am listing events currently (as of this writing) still happening but please follow the links below to the event (and Twitter page if available) to confirm that it is taking place.
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/12-3/15/20)-
Zebulon is showing Silver Jew Documentary, a film by Michael Tully documenting two shows by the Silver Jews in Tel Aviv and an afternoon in Jerusalem during their first-ever tour in 2006, 15 years after its founder David Berman began recording under that name. Berman passed away in August of 2019. The film is short but there will also be a selection of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains (his later band) videos. It’s a free event but donations and proceeds from this screening will benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit that has provided more than $60 million in health, financial, and rehabilitation resources to musicians in times of need.
USA Fellow and five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will be at California African American Museum (CAAM) to discuss his legendary career and his nearly three-decades-long collaboration with director Spike Lee, with Hamza Walker, executive director of the Los Angeles nonprofit art space LAXART, moderating the conversation. (free but register)
Heart Attack Man and Better Love are opening for Knuckle Puck at The Echo
The Strokes are playing at The Forum with King Princess and Alvvays
Burgerama 2020 is taking place at The Echo/Echoplex with a huge lineup of Burger Records bands including The Mummies, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Cosmonauts, Healing Gems, Reckling, Psychic Bloom, The Premonitions, and many more
A bit further afield at Fox Theater Pomona is Minor League Music Spring Fest with a ton of Southern California bands including Sad Park, The High Curbs, Kicked Off The Streets, Makeout Reef, Ignant Benches and more
Love is Gay Fest 2020 is taking place at the Bootleg Theater featuring Polartropica, Lucy & La Mer, WASI, Guppy and Rat Fancy
Double features continue at the Aero Theatre with Out of Sight and Jackie Brown
HTRK are playing at the Echoplex with Dry Cleaning and OTZI opening
The Egyptian Theatre has Disarm the Right to Violence!: Recent Mexican Experimental Short Films, a selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX. There will be a conversation to follow with filmmaker Andrea Rodea.
Jazz artist Cécile McLorin Salvant is performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with “her most ambitious project yet, combining jazz and bluegrass in the poignant fairytale Ogresse, a wickedly delicious work about a human-eating monster who lives in the woods”.
Screaming Females are playing at the Bootleg Theater with Alice Bag and Generación Suicida
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (3/5-3/8/20)-
The Paranoyds are playing at the free premiere of the skateboarding/surfing/roadtrip film This Way- A Western Film at 2027 E. 7th Street
Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago, and Weston Game Lab director Ashlyn Sparrow will discuss a series of the lab’s innovative digital and analog game projects- including games with implications for learning and social justice at Hammer Museum
Black Violin, led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), blend classical music with hip hop and will be performing at the Theatre at Ace Hotel
MOCA Senior Curator Bennett Simpson is leading a walkthrough of Seven Stations: Selections from MOCA’s Collection at the Grand Avenue location
The Sea and Cake are playing at Zebulon with L.A. Takedown
First Fridays is back at the Natural History Museum with performances by Wajatta (featuring Reggie Watts and John Tejada), French Vanilla, and Café Molly; DJ Novena Carmel is joined by Guest DJ Josh Peace in the DJ Lounge; as well as a discussion on the Future of Medicine, and more.
Residency in Inglewood is having an Open House Party with a project by Devon Tsuno in the main gallery and work from Texas Isaiah, Devin Reynolds, Bradley Ward and Yasmine Diaz in the annex, as well as a burger pop up, a DJ, and more
Healing Gems are playing a free rush hour concert (4-6pm) at Union Station
As part of the Egyptian Theatre’s programming for Noir City: Hollywood – The 22nd Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir, they are showing a triple feature tonight of M (1931), M (1951), and El Vampiro Negro
The Aero Theatre is having a free screening of Yung Chang’s documentary This Is Not A Movie about British journalist Robert Fisk’s dangerous career covering conflicts around the world over several decades. A discussion with the director will follow.
Young Guv is playing at Zebulon with Spiritual Cramp