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Event Pick: Festival for All Skid Row Artists - LA Weekly

Now in its 10th year, the Festival for All Skid Row Artists places this creativity in the spotlight with a two-day festival of music and visual art in Gladys Park. The Los Angeles Poverty Department (aka “the other LAPD”) anchors the weekend. Read full article: Event Pick: Festival for All Skid Row Ar...→

Event Pick: Festival for All Skid Row Artists - LA Weekly

Now in its 10th year, the Festival for All Skid Row Artists places this creativity in the spotlight with a two-day festival of music and visual art in Gladys Park. The Los Angeles Poverty Department (aka “the other LAPD”) anchors the weekend. Read full article: Event Pick: Festival for All Skid Row Ar...→

Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly

CAAM’s unparalleled commitment to the community also manifests in a full MLK Day slate of activities, performances, presentations, family time, food, music, political engagement, education on voting rights, and advocacy for peace. Read full article: Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Dance Bash Celebrates 20 Years (Party Pick & Photos) - LA Weekly

Y2K may have brought tech-steria to pop culture but it also ushered in an exciting wave of indie rock sounds and stylish nightlife to go with it. Forecasting the era to come, revered club promoters Joseph Brooks, Shalyce Benfell, Jason Lavitt and Piper Ferguson kicked off the millennium with a bang… Club Bang! The 18 … Read full article: Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Da...→

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

The event allows anyone with a traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant to get a citation with a new court date, instead of being arrested. Read full article: LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant ...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - LA Weekly

With Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival and Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Festival Supreme absent the last few years, the first Southland Comedy Festival might one day fill the big comedy-festival void in L.A. Twenty stand-up comedians will be spread out over five days at both traditional and indie comedy … Read full article: Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - ...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA Weekly

Toolbox is a healing meld of dance and movement performance with film, sound and environmental installation. Read full article: Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA...→

Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA Weekly

Tony Conrad: Writings from editor Andrew Lampert collects nearly 60 pieces of Conrad’s rare and unpublished texts from 1961-2002. At today’s L.A. book launch, Lampert reads from the book and converses with writer Tosh Berman and filmmaker Tyler Hubby. Read full article: Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA W...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

"I'm really sorry that in 2020, after YEARS of conversation of equal play, there are still some companies that make their stations play by these rules. It's unfair and it's incredibly disappointing," Ballerini wrote in part in her reply to the Michigan radio station. Read full article: Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast ...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Celebrates The Body Female - LA Weekly

As part of L.A. Opera’s Eurydice Found Festival, scholar Nadia Islam and writer Velina Hasu Houston present “The Body Female,” with four interdisciplinary performances that examine “how women navigate societal impediments from body image to domestic violence that challenge the female condition in its endeavor to create a viable space in which women can thrive.” … Read full article: Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Cele...→

Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Night - LA Weekly

The Laugh Factory always boasts the biggest names in comedy but sometimes it’s fun to check out its smaller marquee nights for diamonds in the rough, and up and comers. Brown-ish, L.F.’s Latino night is virtually guaranteed to be a caliente comedy experience featuring funny names on the rise. The night has been a showcase … Read full article: Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Nigh...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly

In the world premiere of Long Beach Opera’s new adaptation of composer Henry Purcell and librettist John Dryden’s ancient 1691 opera, King Arthur, Chicano comedy collective Culture Clash and LBO’s outgoing artistic director Andreas Mitisek have taken extensive liberties with Dryden’s story. Read full article: Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthday at Eternally Elvis Exhibit - LA Weekly

The King of Rock & Roll’s birthday is always a cause for celebration, and there’s no better way than an evening of imagery and music of and from the man himself. Eternally Elvis will feature the world premiere exhibit of rare Elvis Presley photos from 1955-1957, honoring the icon’s 85th birthday. This Mr Musichead Gallery … Read full article: Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthda...→

Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA Weekly

Dance at the Odyssey presents five weeks of L.A.-based, mostly contemporary dance companies. The 2020 fest opens with the stunning String Theory. Read full article: Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA We...→

Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA Weekly

Opening night alone of this year’s three-day festival boasts 17 short dance films plus two internationally acclaimed guests in a Q&A. Read full article: Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA We...→

Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-Unseen - LA Weekly

Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko has shot everyone from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Kanye West, but his work with David Bowie just might be his most significant. Bowie: Unseen offers a unique perspective on the rock icon, highlighting his personality and style. The photo series — which Klinko shot during sessions for Bowie’s Heathen album … Read full article: Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→

Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA Weekly

Throughout human history, the best way to get the attention of the authorities in charge has always been when people take their own power and get out in the streets. It is incredible that, in this modern democratic country, women still don’t have an amendment for equal rights, for instance, and the disparities in pay, … Read full article: Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly

Known for combining salsa, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban dance with urban and contemporary dance theater, Contra-Tiempo Urban Dance Theater gets a mainstage showcase. Read full article: Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly...→

Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly

The French director’s adaptation of the Greek myth about musician Orpheus’ descent into the underworld to rescue Eurydice relocates the romantic tragedy to a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Read full article: Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - LA Weekly

The Wende's In Search of Our Times Lecture Series' next installment is called The History of Forgetting, and takes a look at the structures by which history is preserved, or lost. Read full article: Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - ...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Cosplay Con - LA Weekly

Sexy Cosplay Con is not for the kiddies, so leave them at home! This “18+ after-hours annex,” as they are calling it, aims to hone in on the hornier aspects of costume-wearing in popular culture. Adult-oriented art, risque fan art, provocative panel discussions, and of course a parade of skimpy, sultry, slutty super-heroes, Disney characters … Read full article: Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Co...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly

CAAM’s unparalleled commitment to the community also manifests in a full MLK Day slate of activities, performances, presentations, family time, food, music, political engagement, education on voting rights, and advocacy for peace. Read full article: Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA Weekly

Throughout human history, the best way to get the attention of the authorities in charge has always been when people take their own power and get out in the streets. It is incredible that, in this modern democratic country, women still don’t have an amendment for equal rights, for instance, and the disparities in pay, … Read full article: Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

"I'm really sorry that in 2020, after YEARS of conversation of equal play, there are still some companies that make their stations play by these rules. It's unfair and it's incredibly disappointing," Ballerini wrote in part in her reply to the Michigan radio station. Read full article: Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast ...→

Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Dance Bash Celebrates 20 Years (Party Pick & Photos) - LA Weekly

Y2K may have brought tech-steria to pop culture but it also ushered in an exciting wave of indie rock sounds and stylish nightlife to go with it. Forecasting the era to come, revered club promoters Joseph Brooks, Shalyce Benfell, Jason Lavitt and Piper Ferguson kicked off the millennium with a bang… Club Bang! The 18 … Read full article: Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Da...→

Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly

Known for combining salsa, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban dance with urban and contemporary dance theater, Contra-Tiempo Urban Dance Theater gets a mainstage showcase. Read full article: Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Celebrates The Body Female - LA Weekly

As part of L.A. Opera’s Eurydice Found Festival, scholar Nadia Islam and writer Velina Hasu Houston present “The Body Female,” with four interdisciplinary performances that examine “how women navigate societal impediments from body image to domestic violence that challenge the female condition in its endeavor to create a viable space in which women can thrive.” … Read full article: Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Cele...→

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

The event allows anyone with a traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant to get a citation with a new court date, instead of being arrested. Read full article: LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant ...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - LA Weekly

The Wende's In Search of Our Times Lecture Series' next installment is called The History of Forgetting, and takes a look at the structures by which history is preserved, or lost. Read full article: Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - ...→

Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly

In the world premiere of Long Beach Opera’s new adaptation of composer Henry Purcell and librettist John Dryden’s ancient 1691 opera, King Arthur, Chicano comedy collective Culture Clash and LBO’s outgoing artistic director Andreas Mitisek have taken extensive liberties with Dryden’s story. Read full article: Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Cosplay Con - LA Weekly

Sexy Cosplay Con is not for the kiddies, so leave them at home! This “18+ after-hours annex,” as they are calling it, aims to hone in on the hornier aspects of costume-wearing in popular culture. Adult-oriented art, risque fan art, provocative panel discussions, and of course a parade of skimpy, sultry, slutty super-heroes, Disney characters … Read full article: Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Co...→

Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA Weekly

Dance at the Odyssey presents five weeks of L.A.-based, mostly contemporary dance companies. The 2020 fest opens with the stunning String Theory. Read full article: Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA We...→

Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - LA Weekly

With Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival and Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Festival Supreme absent the last few years, the first Southland Comedy Festival might one day fill the big comedy-festival void in L.A. Twenty stand-up comedians will be spread out over five days at both traditional and indie comedy … Read full article: Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - ...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-Unseen - LA Weekly

Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko has shot everyone from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Kanye West, but his work with David Bowie just might be his most significant. Bowie: Unseen offers a unique perspective on the rock icon, highlighting his personality and style. The photo series — which Klinko shot during sessions for Bowie’s Heathen album … Read full article: Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA Weekly

Tony Conrad: Writings from editor Andrew Lampert collects nearly 60 pieces of Conrad’s rare and unpublished texts from 1961-2002. At today’s L.A. book launch, Lampert reads from the book and converses with writer Tosh Berman and filmmaker Tyler Hubby. Read full article: Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA W...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly

The French director’s adaptation of the Greek myth about musician Orpheus’ descent into the underworld to rescue Eurydice relocates the romantic tragedy to a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Read full article: Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly...→

Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Night - LA Weekly

The Laugh Factory always boasts the biggest names in comedy but sometimes it’s fun to check out its smaller marquee nights for diamonds in the rough, and up and comers. Brown-ish, L.F.’s Latino night is virtually guaranteed to be a caliente comedy experience featuring funny names on the rise. The night has been a showcase … Read full article: Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Nigh...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthday at Eternally Elvis Exhibit - LA Weekly

The King of Rock & Roll’s birthday is always a cause for celebration, and there’s no better way than an evening of imagery and music of and from the man himself. Eternally Elvis will feature the world premiere exhibit of rare Elvis Presley photos from 1955-1957, honoring the icon’s 85th birthday. This Mr Musichead Gallery … Read full article: Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthda...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA Weekly

Opening night alone of this year’s three-day festival boasts 17 short dance films plus two internationally acclaimed guests in a Q&A. Read full article: Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA We...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA Weekly

Toolbox is a healing meld of dance and movement performance with film, sound and environmental installation. Read full article: Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→

Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly

CAAM’s unparalleled commitment to the community also manifests in a full MLK Day slate of activities, performances, presentations, family time, food, music, political engagement, education on voting rights, and advocacy for peace. Read full article: Event Pick: MLK Day at CAAM - LA Weekly...→

Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power - LA Weekly

“In the strange moment we are in now, ‘when all the world is a hopeless jumble,’ I think about that remarkable turning point in American history, and in American music — a time of new ideas, and hope,” Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Julia Wolfe says about her new work inspired by the 1960s. “Flower Power draws … Read full article: Culture Pick: Julia Wolfe's Flower Power...→

Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA Weekly

Throughout human history, the best way to get the attention of the authorities in charge has always been when people take their own power and get out in the streets. It is incredible that, in this modern democratic country, women still don’t have an amendment for equal rights, for instance, and the disparities in pay, … Read full article: Event Pick: Women's March L.A. 2020 - LA...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly

Miami metalcore outfit Poison the Well has been around for about 23 years. Their commercial peak, if such a band achieves such a thing, was reached in 2003. Read full article: Music Pick: Poison the Well - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimeters - LA Weekly

L.A.Drones are experimental dance-music insurrectionists composed of Mr. Pablo (vocals, saxophone, programming) and Darlingtonia Brackets (vocals, synthesizers). The duo manufacture arty electronic passages that they say are influenced by everything from Terry Riley–style minimalism, The Velvet Underground’s fuzzy subversion and Krautrock explorations to techno, acid house and dub reggae. On their 2019 full-length album, I Can’t … Read full article: Music Pick: L.A.Drones and The Centimete...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly

Creating a “soundtrack to those SoCal nights of skinny dipping and angsty garage-punk shows,” WASI are fronted by Buena Park’s Merilou Salazar and Jessie Meehan. The music on their 2019 album, Riot Pop, lives up to its title by combining effusive, sugary pop melodies and a garage-rock mindset with provocative, rebellious lyrics and hip-hop production. “So … Read full article: Music Pick: WASI - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly

For all its musical expansiveness, jazz is, paradoxically, one of the most conservative of music genres. Women, gays and trans people still struggle to find acceptance in the male-dominated jazz scene (there is at least one longstanding jazz club in L.A. where months go by before a female musician or singer is allowed to appear … Read full article: Music Pick: Samantha Sidley - LA Weekly...→

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast country radio station for saying it can't play two female artists in a row

"I'm really sorry that in 2020, after YEARS of conversation of equal play, there are still some companies that make their stations play by these rules. It's unfair and it's incredibly disappointing," Ballerini wrote in part in her reply to the Michigan radio station. Read full article: Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini blast ...→

Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly

Itzy are the latest pop confection served by JYP Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment company that has discovered and molded such pop acts as Stray Kids, 2PM, Rain and JJ Project. Several of Itzy’s singers have appeared in JYP Entertainment’s various television series, and all the band members — Yeji, Lia, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna … Read full article: Music Pick: Itzy - LA Weekly...→

Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Dance Bash Celebrates 20 Years (Party Pick & Photos) - LA Weekly

Y2K may have brought tech-steria to pop culture but it also ushered in an exciting wave of indie rock sounds and stylish nightlife to go with it. Forecasting the era to come, revered club promoters Joseph Brooks, Shalyce Benfell, Jason Lavitt and Piper Ferguson kicked off the millennium with a bang… Club Bang! The 18 … Read full article: Back With a Bang! A Hollywood Hip Kid Da...→

Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian McBride & Rubin Kodheli - LA Weekly

Any appearance by either violinist Laurie Anderson or bassist Christian McBride should be cherished, but to hear them together — accompanied by cellist Rubin Kodheli — is potentially an even more special event. Anderson is the avant-garde musician-artist who — beyond “O Superman,” the 1981 breakthrough song that startlingly merged the worlds of technology, art … Read full article: Music Pick: Laurie Anderson, Christian M...→

Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly

Known for combining salsa, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban dance with urban and contemporary dance theater, Contra-Tiempo Urban Dance Theater gets a mainstage showcase. Read full article: Dance Pick: Contra-Tiempo - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Celebrates The Body Female - LA Weekly

As part of L.A. Opera’s Eurydice Found Festival, scholar Nadia Islam and writer Velina Hasu Houston present “The Body Female,” with four interdisciplinary performances that examine “how women navigate societal impediments from body image to domestic violence that challenge the female condition in its endeavor to create a viable space in which women can thrive.” … Read full article: Event Pick: Eurydice Found Festival Cele...→

Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly

The French director’s adaptation of the Greek myth about musician Orpheus’ descent into the underworld to rescue Eurydice relocates the romantic tragedy to a favela in Rio de Janeiro. Read full article: Film Pick: Black Orpheus - LA Weekly...→

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant Clearing Event At Norwalk Station

The event allows anyone with a traffic or non-violent misdemeanor warrant to get a citation with a new court date, instead of being arrested. Read full article: LA Sheriff's Department Hosting Warrant ...→

Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Night - LA Weekly

The Laugh Factory always boasts the biggest names in comedy but sometimes it’s fun to check out its smaller marquee nights for diamonds in the rough, and up and comers. Brown-ish, L.F.’s Latino night is virtually guaranteed to be a caliente comedy experience featuring funny names on the rise. The night has been a showcase … Read full article: Comedy Pick: Brown-ish Latin Comedy Nigh...→

Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly

Maryland band The Obsessed, led by the inimitable Wino, were playing stoner/doom metal before the genre had a name. Read full article: Music Pick: The Obsessed - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly

The local “dream-town mountain siren” Maesa Pullman continues her free Monday-night residency in January at DTLA’s intimate Love Song bar. “I don’t need new eyes to see,” she intones solemnly and slowly on her new single, “Death of the Machine.” Her big voice fills the enigmatic song’s empty spaces with a warmth and charisma that chases away … Read full article: Music Pick: Maesa Pullman - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Weekly

Headlining night one of the Femme-Fronted Fest at Highland Park’s ever-awesome Hi-Hat is Jessica Gerhardt, in her words a ukulele–playing Catholic feminist. Read full article: Music Pick: Femme-Fronted Fest - LA Week...→

Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - LA Weekly

For nearly 30 years, every Monday night from September to May, the Blank’s 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood has hosted freshly developing work by a consciously inclusive roster of emerging playwrights. Read full article: Theater Pick: The Living Room Series - L...→

Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly

As part of the 20th-anniversary shows at Alex’s Bar this weekend, the LBC club hosts Fishbone in a Sunday-afternoon set. The funk-punk-ska-soul insurrectionists have always been a dazzling, energetic force of nature, and leaders Angelo Moore and John Norwood Fisher have kept the L.A. band thriving through numerous lineup and style changes. In their early … Read full article: Music Pick: Fishbone - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly

Long Beach power rockers Bella Novela have been active since 2007, blending the big tunes of ABBA with the pomp of Queen and the epic metal of Iron Maiden. Read full article: Music Pick: Bella Novela - LA Weekly...→

Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - LA Weekly

The Wende's In Search of Our Times Lecture Series' next installment is called The History of Forgetting, and takes a look at the structures by which history is preserved, or lost. Read full article: Event Pick: The History of Forgetting - ...→

Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly

Following a successful performance a couple of months ago at the SoCal Hoedown, Woodland Hills mob Three Bad Jacks will be strutting their stuff. Read full article: Music Pick: Three Bad Jacks - LA Weekly...→

Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly

In the world premiere of Long Beach Opera’s new adaptation of composer Henry Purcell and librettist John Dryden’s ancient 1691 opera, King Arthur, Chicano comedy collective Culture Clash and LBO’s outgoing artistic director Andreas Mitisek have taken extensive liberties with Dryden’s story. Read full article: Opera Pick: King Arthur - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekly

The Gates of the West tribute show at the Roxy brings together a motley assortment of musicians celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Clash’s London Calling album. The romantic 1979 tune “Gates of the West,” sung by guitarist Mick Jones about the band’s excitement about arriving in New York City, wasn’t on London Calling, but … Read full article: Music Pick: Gates of the West - LA Weekl...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthday at Eternally Elvis Exhibit - LA Weekly

The King of Rock & Roll’s birthday is always a cause for celebration, and there’s no better way than an evening of imagery and music of and from the man himself. Eternally Elvis will feature the world premiere exhibit of rare Elvis Presley photos from 1955-1957, honoring the icon’s 85th birthday. This Mr Musichead Gallery … Read full article: Event Pick: Celebrate The King's Birthda...→

Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Cosplay Con - LA Weekly

Sexy Cosplay Con is not for the kiddies, so leave them at home! This “18+ after-hours annex,” as they are calling it, aims to hone in on the hornier aspects of costume-wearing in popular culture. Adult-oriented art, risque fan art, provocative panel discussions, and of course a parade of skimpy, sultry, slutty super-heroes, Disney characters … Read full article: Event Pick: Role-Play Romping at Sexy Co...→

Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth - LA Weekly

“I only need a little room to fight,” Amber Bollinger declares proudly over a rumble of hard-rock guitars on Broken Baby’s recent single “My Head’s a Television.” Bollinger and co-songwriter Alex Dezen previously revealed promising hints of strangeness on their 2018 self-titled debut album, which ranges from the funky post-punk collisions of “Year of the … Read full article: Music Pick: Broken Baby and Potty Mouth ...→

Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA Weekly

Dance at the Odyssey presents five weeks of L.A.-based, mostly contemporary dance companies. The 2020 fest opens with the stunning String Theory. Read full article: Dance Pick: Dance at the Odyssey - LA We...→

Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland - LA Weekly

With three percussionists and one guitarist, Kidi Band are an unusual local group. All four musicians also sing, giving the songs on their 2016 album, Gimme Gimme, a mesmerizing variety of sonic textures that are woven together cleverly. Tracks range from the disarming folk-pop intimacy of “Babies” to the percussively arty and bluesy vocal collage “Extra … Read full article: Music Pick: Kidi Band and Jolie Holland ...→

Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - LA Weekly

With Riot L.A. Comedy Festival, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival and Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ Festival Supreme absent the last few years, the first Southland Comedy Festival might one day fill the big comedy-festival void in L.A. Twenty stand-up comedians will be spread out over five days at both traditional and indie comedy … Read full article: Event Pick: Southland Comedy Festival - ...→

Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA Weekly

Opening night alone of this year’s three-day festival boasts 17 short dance films plus two internationally acclaimed guests in a Q&A. Read full article: Film Festival: Dance Camera West - LA We...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly

Such is the popularity of L.A. band Wand that they’re playing two consecutive nights at The Echo, on Thursday and also Friday. Read full article: Music Pick: Wand - LA Weekly...→

Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-Unseen - LA Weekly

Celebrity photographer Markus Klinko has shot everyone from Beyoncé to Lady Gaga to Kanye West, but his work with David Bowie just might be his most significant. Bowie: Unseen offers a unique perspective on the rock icon, highlighting his personality and style. The photo series — which Klinko shot during sessions for Bowie’s Heathen album … Read full article: Photography Pick: Markus Klinko's Bowie-...→

Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly

The world certainly needs bands like Good Riddance, the politically outspoken punks from Santa Cruz who have made a career out of spreading decency. Read full article: Music Pick: Good Riddance - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly

Mayo Thompson has drifted in and out of a variety of scenes and identities over the course of his life. He got his start in the ’60s as singer-guitarist with The Red Krayola, a Houston group that made other psychedelic bands of the era sound safe as milk in comparison. In the 1970s, he was … Read full article: Music Pick: Mayo Thompson - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly

As the son of drummer Calvin Jackson and the grandson of the iconic bluesman R.L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside knows a thing or two about the blues. And unlike so many revivalists who water down the blues with slick arrangements and flashy solos, Burnside draws from the rawer and rhythmically driving style of Hill country blues. … Read full article: Music Pick: Cedric Burnside - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly

When Tina Schlieske isn’t putting her personal spin on jazz standards on her recent release Sinatra to Simone, she switches gears completely by using the energy of punk rock to make Pussygrabber, a boldly confrontational, politically charged, anti-Trump collaboration with Genital Panic. The Minneapolis native first came to attention with the more conventionally bluesy 2005 … Read full article: Music Pick: Tina Schlieske - LA Weekly...→

Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA Weekly

Toolbox is a healing meld of dance and movement performance with film, sound and environmental installation. Read full article: Performance Pick: Olivia Mia Orozco - LA...→

Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly

Decked out in matching black suits and ties, Kate Clover and her band look like a late-1970s power-pop group or perhaps members of Blondie circa Parallel Lines. And while the L.A. singer’s original songs are loaded with catchy pop hooks, she plays with a hard-driving punk power that’s closer to the Ramones than The Knack. … Read full article: Music Pick: Kate Clover - LA Weekly...→

Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that a band called Epica plays symphonic, anthemic, fucking epic metal. Read full article: Music Pick: Epica - LA Weekly...→

Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA Weekly

Tony Conrad: Writings from editor Andrew Lampert collects nearly 60 pieces of Conrad’s rare and unpublished texts from 1961-2002. At today’s L.A. book launch, Lampert reads from the book and converses with writer Tosh Berman and filmmaker Tyler Hubby. Read full article: Book Event: Tony Conrad: Writings - LA W...→

Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. Odeya Nini - LA Weekly

Vocalist-composer Odeya Nini alternately guides, soothes and challenges listeners in a kind of unpredictable music ritual involving a variety of chants, rounds and harmonies. Read full article: Experimental Music Pick: Wild Up feat. O...→