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.
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (4/6-4/9/17)-
CAFAM is hosting a zine making workshop with L.A. Zinefest followed by a special film screening of Flight in Heels and a reading with the “Afrofuturistic women’s liberation artist collective”, #SNATCHPOWER. ($7 includes on drink, access to the gallery shows and materials for the workshop- RSVP requested)
The Damned are playing with Alice Bag and the Sissy Bears at the Belasco theater
Bleached, The Regrettes, Upset and The Side Eyes are playing at the Echoplex
Terry George who directed Hotel Rwanda and more recently The Promise, about the Armenian genocide, will be in conversation with producer and physician Eric Esrailian and Dr. Stephen D. Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, at the Hammer museum, moderated by journalist and filmmaker Carla Garapedian. They will be discussing the challenges and politics of representing real-world atrocities within the constraints of the film medium. (free)
Broke LA (formerly BROKECHELLA) is back with bands that include James Supercave, Bloodboy, and BOYO, art installations, comedians and more for $25.
Or you could head to The Observatory in Santa Ana for the two day festival- When We Were Young. Saturday’s lineup includes Morrissey, AFI, Cage The Elephant, Joyce Manor, Beach Fossils, and more.. ($100 for Saturday only)
Jason Reitman brings his Live Read series back-this time at The Theatre at Ace Hotel- for a reading of Juno with Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner reprising their roles from the film and Tracee Ellis Ross, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Kristin Wiig and more providing additional voices (all proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)
Artists Justin Cole and York Chang will be giving a talk about their exhibition at Samuel Freeman gallery in Culver City
At The Observatory in Santa Ana it’s day two of the festival- When We Were Young. Band today include Descendents, FIDLAR, Silversun Pickups, Dr. Dog, Tijuana Panthers, Sunflower Bean and more ($60 Sunday only)
Chairlift and Kristin Kontrol have added an early show (2pm) at the Echoplex after the Saturday night show sold out
Hammer Museum is hosting Stand Up and Fight Back: Tactics and Strategies for Effective Creative Activism at The Wiltern with Reverend James Lawson and Nadine Bloch (free but RSVP)
British band Sleaford Mods are playing their first ever U.S. show at the Echoplex– it’s sold out but it might be worth hunting down some tickets