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.
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (11/14-11/17-19)-
Ronald Rael, the Chair of the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, will engage in a presentation and discussion about art making at the US_Mexico border with W|ALLS featured photographer, designer, craftsperson, and founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides (AMBOS) Tanya Aguiñiga at Annenberg Space for Photography. (free but register)
Artist Vishal Jugdeo will be discussing his work at The Hammer
Maxo Kream is performing at the Echoplex with Q Da Fool and Slayter
The KVB, Numb.er, and Houses of Heaven are playing at The Echo
Filmforum at MOCA (Grand Avenue location) is showing All That You Can’t Leave Behind, a program of films both personal and political featuring new works by Essi, Ja’Tovia Gary, Darol Olu Kae, Rhea Storr, Sara Suarez, and ariella tai. Filmmakers Suarez and Kae will be in-person to discuss their work.
Adult Swim Festival 2019 is taking place at Banc of America Stadium in DTLA. On Friday performers include Dethklok, Captain Murphy, Leikeli47, Health, and more. On Saturday Vince Staples, Jamie XX, 2 Chainz, Tierra Whack, clipping., Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, and more will perform, along with a live version of The Eric Andre Show. There will also be screenings, games and attractions, and more.
Spaceland and Other Music are hosting The Get Together 2019 Label Fair and Music Festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. On Friday Joe Kay, Marco McKennis, and Full Crate are performing. On Saturday is the Record Label Fair and performances by Anna Wise, William Basinski, and more. In the evening, Lee Fields will be perform backed by El Michels Affair, as well as Bobby Oroza, Brainstory and Holy Hive.
Artists Gilbert & George will be in conversation with critic Jonathan Griffin at Sprüth Magers (free but RSVP)
Bridge-s, is a performance series at The Getty curated by Solange Knowles and features a new performance by Gerard & Kelly, with a special musical score by Solange featuring Cooper-Moore, brought to life by a group of dancers and musicians across Getty’s iconic architecture. The performance piece takes place all day around the center and also includes film screenings and an artist talk with British-Ghanaian philosopher Kodwo Eshun.(free)
From 12:30- 2:20pm LACMA is offering a free taste of the Japanese Nebuta Festival with a large paper lantern float depicting Japanese folk hero Kintoki by Nebuta Master Hiroo Takenami on display and a series of short performances by taiko drummers, flute and hand cymbal players, and dancers taking place in front of the float.
LAXART is hosting a performance of the in progress, debut play Lives of the Performers, by critic and writer Hilton Als. Free, first come first served. (also on Monday)
The Annual Tree Lighting celebration with performances and fireworks is happening at The Grove
Things to do in Los Angeles this weekend (9/22-9/25/16)-
For The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA’s lecture series this week, Los Angeles-based artists Liz Glynn and Aaron Koblin, along with Doug Aitken, will discuss the various intersections created by the idea of time in his, Glynn’s, and Koblin’s work. Koblin created Light Echoes for Doug Aitken’s 2013 project Station to Station and Glynn works in sculpture and performance with a focus on time. The exhibition Doug Aitken:Electric Earth is currently at the museum. (free and free entrance to the exhibition)
Still Corners are playing with Foxes in Fiction and Kid Bloom at The Roxy
LACMA’s Art + Technology Lab grant recipient Michael Mandiberg is presenting recent and in-progress work and soliciting feedback on his forthcoming project for the Lab- Mechanical Tramp. The program will be part artist talk/ part studio visit (free with RSVP)
If you watched the second series of True Detective you may recognize singer Lera Lynn as the barroom singer (her music was also used for the trailer). She’s playing tonight at the Bootleg Theater
Mrs. Magician are playing at Resident with The Sloths and Susan
As part of the Getty’s film series to accompany their London Calling exhibition, Charles Atlas will introduce the screening of his film The Legend of Leigh Bowery (free with RSVP)
For Resident’s music night Feminist Friday, Memphis band NOTS is headlining a lineup that includes Batwings Catwings and French Vanilla (free with RSVP)
Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours returns with kaleidoscopic telescopes, DJ sets, a classic video arcade, video art installations, cocktails, dancing and more, beginning at 11:30 pm ($20/$30 at the door)
Part of Live Arts Exchance/LAX’s two week performance and art festival is Among Us– “an immersive sound experience about the human instinct to belong, about the tension between the individual and the community, and about what you are willing to give up to not be alone”. It takes place in two parts of the day- the morning portion will be at Union Station and the second at sunset in a secluded park in DTLA. It will be performed multiple times throughout the two weeks beginning on 9/22 ($25)
It’s day two of Long Beach’s Music Tastes Good Festival– a music and food block party. Three day tickets are $120 or you can get an individual one per day at different costs. Tonight has the largest lineup of bands including The Specials, Warpaint, Squeeze, Dr. Dog, Deltron 3030 w/the 3030 Orchestra, MELVINS, Twin Peaks, LE1F and many more for $75.
BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) is the 18th Street Arts Center’s benefit event- $45-$50 gets you unlimited beer samples from over 40 breweries, 3 live music acts (including Alice Bag), art installations, art-making workshops and more from 1-5pm
homeLA returns with its site specific dance performance- this time the home will be in Rose Hill
Mike Judge, Terry Crews and Dax Shepard are uniting for the 10th Anniversary of their film Idiocracy. The outdoor screening is at Echo Park Tennis Center as part of Eat See Hear’s series and Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s #MakeAmericaSmartAgain movement
UCLA’s Fowler Museum is having a special event celebrating Indonesia with specialty coffee tasting, Javanese dance performances, demonstrations of batik technique and interactive seminars and talks (free)
Cinefamily’s wine, music and outdoor film series in Barnsdall Park continues with Black Orpheus